I’ll paste it because the Rangers just played and lost the exact same game. Why waste precious brainpower to write it again?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pitcher give up
ninesix hits and walk three and pitch better than Kendall Graveman pitched tonight.
“Digger” Graveman — who has become something of thorn in the Rangers’ side — was painting the lower part of the zone and getting the calls on the corners.
Even though the Rangers had runners on base, Graveman ever really seemed like he was in danger partly because he induced
threeone double play s.
This must be what it’s like for other teams when they face Martin Perez and he’s throwing well.
Player of the Game: It’s hard to fault Nick Martinez as “Tricky” Nick tossed
sevensix innings of fourfive-hit ball with two of the hits coming off the bat of Khris “Khrush” (nickname should really be “Rangers Killer”) Davis for two solo home runs to account forMatt Olson connecting for two of the A’s three earned runs.
Martinez struck out
sevensix A’s hitters in his return to the rotation and deserved a better fate than a loss.
Up Next: The Rangers and A’s play again tomorrow with
Cole “Hollywood” HamelsMiguel Gonzalez trying to right the ship once again against LHP Sean “Da Kid” Manaea. First pitch from Oakland is scheduled for 3:05 pm CT8:05 pm CT.