The Rangers first road trip after the All-Star Break resulted in a 4-4 split that ended with a series loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. And yet somehow Texas is still five games up in the division. I’m not thrilled, but I’ll take it.
Tonight’s game just wasn’t pretty at all.
Matt Harrison abused my expressions of love from last week (I might need to pull them back). He gave up four runs on eight hits in just six innings. It started with a 1st inning triple to the much-celebrated Mike Trout, and the parade of Angels runs just continued from there.
Bad Alexi Ogando made another appearance too. He gave up two runs while recording just one out. He has not been the same since coming of the disabled list. It makes me wonder if he’s not fully healed.
Neither of them was as bad as Josh Hamilton though. After his hot May, Hamilton looks completely lost at the plate. He’s struck out in about a third of his ABs since then. Tonight, he was 0 for 5 with three strikeouts and fo...