The only thing scary about Friday the 13th for the Rangers tonight was the offense. Well, and also the bullpen. The defense was shaky, too. Okay, the Rangers were terrifying for anyone hoping to see a good game from the home team.
I suppose if you're dying to read something positive, this game was relatively close until the 8th inning when the Blue Jays scored three of their five runs. It never really seemed all that close, though, since R.A. Dickey was busy shoving Rangers under ladders in front of black cats into shattering mirrors all night.
Player of the Game: Former No. 1 overall pick, and current recovering alcoholic, Matt Bush made his major league debut. That sentence must have been pretty high on the list of unlikely things. It happened anyway.
So, Bush went ahead and struck out Josh Donaldson, and got Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion on infield popups in his first inning as a big league baseball player. It's a fairly remarkable moment for a person who was in prison just months ago.
Up Next: The Rangers and Blue Jays reconvene for the second game of this series tomorrow night with Colby Lewis making the start against RHP Marco Estrada of Toronto. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.