Friday, August 6, 2010

Murph's the man.

So the Rangers took the rubber game of a three game series last night in Seattle. Final score: Texas 6, Seattle 0. The game really wasn't that lopsided early on though.

Starting pitcher Tommy Hunter held the Mariners scoreless through 6.1 innings before being pulled after getting into a spot of trouble. He stayed around long enough for the win though to run his record to 9-1 on the season with a 3.01 ERA. Not too bad for a back of the rotation guy.

The Mariners' Felix Hernandez kept the Texas bats pretty much quite until David Murphy came up with a runner on in the seventh. Murph, shown here on card number 84 of the 2007 Topps '52 set, set a pitch from Hernandez skittering over the left-field wall for a two run home run. Initially it appeared as if Seattle left-fielder Michael Saunders had caught the ball but that wasn't the case.

This win puts Texas 8.5 games ahead of Oakland and 10 games ahead of Anaheim. Seattle is at 23.5 out. Nice the see the guys with a lead this big at this point in the season. The A's could still make a charge but they are going to have to start making a move soon if they are. Be nice to see the Rangers win the three game series in Oakland that they start off tonight.

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