Sorry about the lack of a post yesterday. Got called back into work and then had company so the time just evaporated. Between yesterday's and today's games the Rangers kept the back and forth going. Would be real nice to see a solid win streak about now.
Yesterday Colby Lewis faced off with former Ranger Brandon McCarthy, shown here on card number 212 of the 2008 Upper Deck set. Lewis went 7.1 innings while giving up three earned runs. McCarthy went six while giving up two earned and two unearned runs. Texas added nine more after the game went to the bullpens while Oakland was only able to muster a single run against Texas relievers. Final: Rangers - 13, A's - 4.
I must admit that I had misgivings about today's game, what with Alexi Ogando starting. Alexi had a great first half but seems to have hit a wall as of late. Today was no different. The A's scored five runs in five innings off Ogando in route to a 8-7 win. About the only positive was that Texas never led and was actually down 8-3 before fighting back to within a run. They're going to need that never say die attitude to stay ahead of the Angels on the last sprint to the finish line. Could be a dangerously close sprint.