Clinton third baseman Johnny Whittleman (.373/.462/.678) homered again tonight.  It was his seventh.

Frisco righthander Doug Mathis (3-2, 1.14) took a loss but was outstanding once again, allowing only an unearned run over six innings.

Bakersfield catcher Taylor Teagarden (.391/.576/.761) hasn’t homered yet tonight, and hasn’t walked.

But it’s still just the second inning.

Mark Teixeira is hitting .417 and slugging .792 over the 12-game hit streak he’s in the midst of.

Robinson Tejeda has a sore forearm and will pitch Friday in Houston rather than make tomorrow’s Disney start.

First two innings this season: Opponents 70, Rangers 20.

I’m in the mood for Brandon McCarthy and the Rangers lineup to buck that trend tomorrow against Tampa Bay.

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