Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Hey Rangers... Nice Killer Instinct
Seriously Rangers... I was all ready for a kick ass post about you guys. You had a 6-1 lead, Javy Vazquez knocked out of the game, Cliff Lee on the mound and notice was being served that there was a new sheriff in the American League.
Then when Jeter tripled, I thought to myself "Uh oh... I've seen this before."
And when the score got to be a 1 run game in the 9th I thought "Oh boy... they are going to take the lead."
But with the lead taken, the Rangers had the tying run on third with nobody out and Young, Hamilton and Guerrero coming up.
And they couldn't tie the game.
This was a monumentally stupid loss for the Rangers. The good will of the rally against Rivera last night was flushed down the toilet and they choked this one away.
Now this can be a learning experience or this can be confirmation that they aren't in the Yankees class just yet.
But teams with titles on their mind find a way to win this... and if need be find a way to tie the score in the 9th.
You know, like the way the Yankees won it in the 9th.