A series win against the Yankees. We'll all take that, yes?
- Martin Perez started today's game, and in the first inning, showed flashes of the pitcher we've all been hoping to see. He attacked the zone, throwing 12 of 15 pitches for strikes. He struck out all three hitters he faced, and it looked like we might see a different Perez tonight.
- Perez then came out for the top of the 2nd and promptly walked two hitters and giving up a run on a Starlin Castro single. He ended up going 6 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 86 pitches, so it was overall a good effort. And yet, those first two innings were a microcosm of what Perez often does. He'll seem dominant one moment, then very on-edge the next.
- There weren't many hits to be had today, but the big one came from the bat of Elvis Andrus. An RBI triple in the bottom of the 6th inning gave the Rangers the lead for good.
- The bullpen did a solid job in its three innings of work. Jake Diekman work both the 7th and 8th innings, doing so without allowing a base runner, and Shawn Tolleson worked the 9th inning, managing to work around a hit to close out the 3-2 Texas victory.
- Off day tomorrow before the Rangers welcome the Angels to Arlington.