Tonight’s game felt a little like a late season game. Even though it’s only May, I was hanging on every pitch at the very end. And my heart was pounding. Man, baseball can be such a rush. And such a downer at times too.
Mitch Moreland can’t be feeling too down lately. He’s been on fire this month. Tonight, he hit two home runs, and the second one — a solo shot in the 10th — proved to be very valuable as it gave the Rangers what we believed to be an insurance run at the time. It ended up being the winning run.
Mitch wasn’t the only offense though. Adrian Beltre also hit a home run in the 10th and finished the night with three hits. Elvis Andrus had two hits. The boys didn’t hit into any double plays tonight, but there were a few times they wasted runners in scoring position. So irritating.
For the record, Derek Holland did not pitch poorly tonight. True, he only made it 5.2 innings and gave up four runs on eight hits. But a lot of those hits were on good pitches that j