With so much last night that will drive a baseball fan crazy – runners in scoring position left on base, bad outfield instincts, double play groundouts, a low outfield fence, a Little League seventh, Mike Trout, the Frieri phenomenon, an abstruse batting order issue, the Vernon Wells injury, the West Coast clock – I find myself strangely content this morning.
There’s an underlying hint of ugly going on here that I can’t quite put my finger on yet, but Los Angeles 4, Texas 2 isn’t staying with me like I thought it might.
Still . . . .
On a day when C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt each gets set to face a former team of his, my thoughts are somewhere else.
From the May 17 report:
[Yu] Darvish has pitched three times after a Rangers loss. His record in those three starts: 3-0 with an ERA of 0.78. In 23 innings over those three starts, once in white and once in gray and once in red, he’s scattered 15 hits and six walks while punching out 26 Yankees, Blue Jays, and A’s.
That’s what the very good ones do. They shoulder the load and kill losing streaks.
The record stands, unaltered.
Need ya, Big Man.