Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/24/12
So Josh Hamilton’s vision problems were the product of too much caffeine. And Adrian Beltre has stomach pain caused by lingering scar tissue from a botched appendectomy. But both of these players showed tonight why we need them in the lineup. They provide most of the Rangers’ offense in a game when the team could not string hits together. It was seriously a deflating game to watch.  And a really long one.  At 8:40 p.m., I looked up, and it was only the 4th inning. And the A’s were up 3-1. Derek Holland.  I just.  I don’t even know what to say about him tonight.  He needed 77 pitches to get through three innings in which he allowed three runs on four hits, including two home runs. Sigh. At least Roy Oswalt was good.  Wait.  What was that?  Yeah, he pitched two scoreless innings of relief.  I’m still not his biggest fan, but I’ll give credit when it’s due, and after watching Holland struggle, Oswalt made the game a little better.  Or at least stopped the bleeding. Meanwhile, the Rangers
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