Today’s game is the strangest I’ve watched in awhile. The Rangers teed off for five home runs, including one from Michael Young. Yu Darvish was perfect through 5.2 innings until a questionable call turned into a walk. Which unraveled into three runs for Kansas City.
But the strangest part of all was the benches clearing no-brawl in the 8th. Nelson Cruz stepped in and took a pitch to his back. He turned and started toward the mound. I have never ever seen Cruz lose his temper (except on his bat the other night). So if he’s mad, I’m inclined to believe it’s justified. Or maybe I’m just a Rangers apologist. Maybe. Either way, benches cleared, bullpens emptied, but the situation deescalated in a hurry. And then Young hit a two-run home run. Yep, really.
Young’s home run was the final in a home run party today. Geovany Soto, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Cruz enjoyed it as well. I was glad to see that offense carried over from Sunday in Cleveland. Maybe young Jurickson Prof