I am generally a fan of roller coasters. Except when they happen in the form of a Rangers game.
Scott Feldman continued his streak of terrible starts, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in just 2.2 innings. And he threw 71 pitches in that time. Horrendous. I’m not about to boo Feldman (like many in RBIA did), but it’s getting REALLY hard to root for him. He’s just not giving us much to root for.
Martin Perez, on the other hand, was outstanding tonight. He pitched 4.1 innings of relief, allowing just one base runner on a walk while striking out five. I really wanted the Rangers’ offense to come back while he was on the mound and get him the win.
They did come back to tie it with Perez as the pitcher of record, but couldn’t do more than that. Nelson Cruz scored Ian Kinsler on a sacrifice fly in the 3rd, Mike Napoli hit a three-run home run in the 6th, Cruz singled to score Josh Hamilton in the 7th and David Murphy followed up with a fielder’s choice to bring Adrian ...