Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lucky thirteen(th).

Marathon win last night against the Yankees in Arlington. I had said in yesterday's post that I thought the Rangers had a shot at winning based on the starting pitching match-up. They did win but not because of the starters.

Wilson lasted just three innings and gave up four runs in a very untypical C.J. Wilson start. When Wilson left the Yankees were on top 4-1. A parade of ten relievers followed and only allowed one more run. They did set an American League record for the number of pitchers used in a single game.

By the eighth inning Texas had clawed back to within one run. With the score 5-4 in the Yankees' favor Nelson Cruz, seen here on card number 909 of the 2009 Upper Deck set, came up to bat. He sent the first pitch he saw into the seats to tie it up at 5 all.

Both teams bore down. Into the 13th. Still a 5-5 tie. Nellie leads off. First pitch launched. Walk-off homer. 6-5 Rangers. One win down, one more to win the series. Two more to sweep.

Tommy Hunter goes here in a few minutes against A.J. Burnett. Depending on which Hunter and which Burnett show the Rangers might be able to push the win streak to five. Come on guys!

***Sorry to skip the Senators Saturday. It will be back as soon as possible but could be spotty with the season winding down.***

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