Indians 12, Rangers 2
- Jerome Williams' last start, a solid outing against
the YankeesOakland, earned him a second start. His second start did not earn him a third start.
- If you are the type of masochist who wants to know about Jerome Williams' final line, it was 4 IP, 13 hits, 10 runs, 3 walks, and 2 Ks. Twitter says this is the first time two Rangers pitchers have each allowed at least 10 earned runs in a game in a single season. Good job, Jerome Williams and Colby Lewis.
- Colby Lewis went #38 overall in the 1999 draft. Jerome Williams went #39 overall (to the Giants) in the 1999 draft. That's some crazy Illuminati stuff, there.
- Nate Adcock also got into the game and allowed a run. Raise your hand if you could pick Nate Adcock out of a crowd.
- Phil Klein also made his major league debut. He gave up a homer to the first batter he faced, Lonnie Chisenhall, and also hit a batter, gave up a single, and had a balk. There have been smoother debuts, but Klein escaped his inning of work with just one run allowed, and he'll get the ball again soon enough.
- Scott Baker pitched the final two innings, because the Rangers want Baker to set the record for the most appearances in one season by a pitcher without ever appearing in a win. I'm not sure who has that record, though. If someone can figure it out, let me know.
- Once again, the Rangers had baserunners -- they had 9 hits, 3 walks, an HBP and a Cleveland error -- but once again, they didn't do much with the baserunners. Of the 9 hits, 8 were singles, with the one XBH being a Robinson Chirinos double. Chirinos, Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus all hit 2 hits. I can't really think of anything noteworthy to mention about the position players, but then, I wasn't paying real close attention, and flipped over to Aliens in the middle of the game.
- Aliens is a pretty awesome movie. I remember, while watching it for the first time, thinking it was the scariest movie I had ever seen. Alien is a great movie, as well, and they provide a great contrast in styles...Alien being the lonely civilians, isolated in space, being picked off one by one by a strange creature, while Aliens is the space marines coming in to do battle with an alien species they underestimated. It might be the best one-two combo in sci-fi movie history...either that, or Terminator and Terminator 2.
- In fact, let's just do a poll...which two movies, taken together, were better: Alien and Aliens, or Terminator and T2? That's a more interesting discussion point than the game, after all.