The Rangers Are 26-20

The Big Chill doesn't fear the Angels.

  • Martin Perez started tonight's game, and it was a very solid outing for the lefty. He went 6 innings on 89 pitches (61 for strikes) with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks. The biggest of those innings was his final one, when he ended up with the bases loaded and 2 outs and the Rangers clinging to a 1-0 lead. He ended up striking out Johnny Giavotella to end the inning and turn the game over to the bullpen.
  • The offense was driven tonight by Ian Desmond and Nomar Mazara. At this point, that shouldn't really be surprising. Desmond was 3-for-4 with a run scored. Mazara was 3-for-3 with a walk, and had the biggest hit of the game, a 2-run home run to put Texas up 3-0 in the bottom of the 6th inning.
  • The only other hit came on an Elvis Andrus double that scored Adrian Beltre.
  • Another rough one for Prince Fielder. In his first plate appearance of the game, Prince worked a 3-2 count, only to have home plate umpire Ted Barrett call ball four as strike three. So, that was frustrating. Other than that, he was never really a threat.
  • Jake Diekman, Matt Bush, and Sam Dyson combined to work the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. Nothing to see here, move along.
  • The Rangers find themselves in position to win yet another series with a day game tomorrow. Colby Lewis -- aka the non-human -- takes the mound at 1:05 PM against Hector Santiago and the Angels.