Texas scored a big 10-3 win over the A's last night in Oakland. There were a lot of high points for the Rangers in the win as their offense put on a much delayed appearance.
First, Kevin Millwood went seven innings and only gave up one run to pick up the win. That gives him an 11-10 record on the season. To be fair, he suffered from a serious lack of run support on a couple of those loses that should have been wins. As he walked off the mound Millwood had reached 182.2 innings pitched. That is enough to lock him into a contract next year. Unfortunately I have posted all of the Topps cards of Kevin Millwood I have.
The second big night belonged to David Murphy. Murph went 3-for-4 at the plate with two walks. His hits included his 21st double and he had two RBI while scoring twice himself. A strong showing by David as the end of the season looms. Sadly, I have no more Topps cards of David Murphy either.
Julio Borbon also had a big night as he went 3-for-5 at the plate with a walk. Julio stole his 16th base of the season, scored two runs, and had a pair of RBI. As may be foreseen, I have no Topps cards of Julio Borbon either.
I do have a Topps card of Hank Blalock, number 85 in the 2006 set. The Hammer had a pretty good night at the plate as well as he went 3-for-5 with his 19th double of the year. Hank also scored a run and picked up his allotted two RBI as well.
All in all it is good to see the bats back. Even if the post-season is all but out of the picture it would be good to see the team finish strong.