Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Baseball Pounding Like None Other. . .

Though not the worst team in the American League (we can thank Tampa Bay for holding that spot of honor!), the Texas Rangers have been stinking it up pretty bad this year. Only 18 games back on division-leading LA, and 7 games behind third-place Oakland, Ranger fans were tossed a little crumb Wednesday night when the team set an American league record for most runs scored in a double-header (39) and most runs scored in a single game in 110 year in destroying the equally-hapless Baltimore Orioles 30-3 and 9-7. The 30 RBI's produced also set a record. Some of the numbers put up by Ranger batters bordered on the ridiculous.

We listened to the ten-run eighth inning on the way to a Fort Worth Cats game, and it was pretty amazing. The hits never stopped. . .

“This is something freaky. You won’t see anything like this again for a long, long time. I am glad I was on this end of it,” said Marlon Byrd, who hit one of two Texas grand slams. Congrats to Travis Metcalf, who hit the other Salami on the day he was called up from AAA Oklahoma.

Well, better late than never, I guess. Too bad the team couldn't have spread out those 39 runs to the many games where the bats were silent.
Go here for box score from game one. . . here for game two.

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