In the fourth inning of the Strat-O-Matic game this week Taylor Teagarden hit a groundball to the Astros' shortstop. As he tried to beat the throw to first he tweaked his ankle. He was replaced in the bottom of the inning by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Taylor will be out for two games. The injury proved fortunate for Texas though as Salty hammered a walk-off homer in the ninth inning to give the Rangers a 3-2 win. One point if you predicted the Strat Rangers to win.
The Showdown game started well for Texas as they touched Houston started Nolan Ryan for four runs in the first four innings. An explosive Astros' sixth though would doom the Rangers to an 8-6 loss. One point of you predicted the MLB Showdown Rangers to lose.
The MLB Showdown Rangers team may have lost their game but they won the scoring contest 6-3. One point if you predicted the Showdown team to score the most runs.
Got the Strat-O-Matic storage problem solved. Mrs. Spiff thoughtfully gave me a couple of 3x5 picture storage boxes for Father's Day. They work like a charm. The Strat cards lay neatly on their sides and 3x5's can be used as dividers. Much better than being stacked up or rubber-banded.
This week will see the Rangers travel to San Diego to take on the Padres. Be sure to get your predictions in early. How will each Rangers team do? Which will score the most runs? Getting down to crunch time in the points race so be sure to enter.
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