T-Minus 3, 2 (Mojo Edition): Rangers 10, A’s 3
I need to go to concerts more often. Except for the Sheryl Crow show last month, which I think the Rangers lost just because they were upset I was in town and not at the Ballpark, concert/date night has worked magic on my team.
Last night’s venue was The Woodlands (near Houston) with a twin bill of ZZ Top and Tom Petty. Meanwhile, the Rangers were shaving two off the magic number with a 10-3 pasting of the Oakland A’s.
Texas continues “Running Down A Dream.” They made up for the woeful offense this road trip with plenty of offensive fireworks. Vlad Guerrero said “I Won’t Back Down” with a homer and 4 RBI, Tommy Hunter said to himself, no more “Free Falling.” Time to take this pennant home and pitched six strong, giving up only one run. More games like this and the A’s would say “Don’t Come Around Here No More!“
So we’re down to this. One win in the next two days and it’s officially over in the West. Derek Holland gets the first shot Saturday, Colby Lewis the second shot on Sunday. Holland hasn’t pitched well his last two outings, so the odds are better for it to happen with Lewis on the mound Sunday.
I’m trying to find a concert I can go to today…