He came out to the mound in the top of the ninth inning. He donned his extra baggy jersey and Kareem Abdul Jabar goggles. He put away Jason Kendall and drew a full count on Mark Ellis, and….landed wrong.
This after I assured a friend of mine that the Rangers got a good deal signing Eric Gagne, and he retorted by warning me of his injuries. "Nonsense!" I yelled, throwing in a self-righteous snort.
Gagne hobbled off the field like Brenden Morrow hobbling off the ice on Saturday night. But unlike the Star’s captain, the Ranger’s closer did not limp to the A’s dugout to waffle Mark Ellis, exacting revenge.
Apparently, he strained his….posterior. I didn’t even know that was possible. Fortunately, A.O from Tokyo ran from the bullpen to finish off the unAthletics, by causing Eric Chavez to foul out.
Michael Young went 0 for 4, striking out twice. He is now at .162.
Hammerin’ Hank however, drove in both tying and go-ahead runs with the single he hit in the eighth inning down two strikes.
That’s all for tonight. Now I’m off to gear up for tomorrow’s new episode of 24.
PS: MISSING- Dallas Mavericks. What happened to them tonight? I’m most disappointed. 😦