As I said I would, I went to the Rangers game last night. And we won, 8-5! YAY! It was the first time the Rangers had scored 8 runs in a game withiout a home run since June of 2006. Joe Mauer did some great things for the Twins, getting a solo home run of his own, along with a single, a double, and a stolen base. Plus, he’s pretty easy on the eyes. 🙂 But their one good player couldn’t compete with our team full of good players.
This last game was a nail-biter, but we pulled it off. The final score was 4-3, and especially after the game on Friday (when the Sox overtook us when we were leading by 4-2 and Frank Francisco blew the save), I was super nervous. But the Rangers eeked out a win, and they took the series!! This was a huge thing, to win the series against Boston, because they’re such a formidable team. AND… we’ve now leapfrogged Boston and we’re leading by 1/2 a game in the AL Wild Card race. Which really doesn’t mean much at this point, considering that there are still 7 weeks left of regular season play, but now maybe people will start taking us seriously. We’d still like to win the AL West, and it’s very possible, but all our boys can do is play their best and see what shakes out. The Rangers are now 16 games over .500, and that’s the first time we’ve been that far ahead all season.
Sunday afternoon’s game was the 1st day game in Arlington in months, and all of us Texans know that August in Texas is miserable. The heat had to be a factor, but it didn’t seem to bother the Rangers. Dustin Nippert pitched 6 innings, and when Nippert left the mound after pitching the top of the 6th inning, the Rangers were leading 3-2. Then the Rangers scored another run in the bottom of the 6th, bringing the score to 4-2. Look familiar at all?
I got a really cool Rangers ticket coupon deal for $40, and it came with 6 free tickets, 8 buy one get one free tickets, 3 50% off tickets, and some other cool stuff. There’s no way I’ll be able to use all the coupons, but I can try! 🙂 And the seats are in the Corner Box section, which is my favorite! The only problem is that I can only redeem the coupons in person or through the mail. So Daddy and I are going to go to the game tonight, and we’re just gonna show up at the Box Office and hope they have some good seats left. But they probably will, because it’s a Monday night, and we’re playing the Minnesots Twins, who aren’t really a team you’d expect a lot of fans to want to go to. I mean, if we were playing a team in our division, or the Red Sox or the Yankees, I’d be worried about getting seats. I’m excited to see Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer though! I’m going to redeem all of my coupons tonight, because I’ve already mapped out which games I want to go to and how many tickets I’ll need. And then I’ll have the tickets ahead of time, and I won’t have to keep going back to the Box Office.