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Alexi Ogando Loses 2nd Straight – Texas Rangers Lose to the Atlanta Braves

The Texas Rangers were unable to complete the sweep of the Atlanta Braves and lost yesterday, 4-2.

Alexi Ogando, who was 7-0, has now lost his last 2 starts on the mound for the Rangers. However, Ogando didn’t get much help from his catcher Yorvit Torrealba who was charged with 2 errors during the 3rd inning.

One was a catcher’s interference call that allowed Jordan Schafer to get on base and the other was a fielder’s interference when he collided with 1st baseman Michael Young on a fly ball that scored Jason Heyward and gave the Braves a 3-0 lead.

Torrealba’s errors bring the Ranger’s total up to 57 which ties the Rangers with division rival Oakland for the most in the majors.

Scott Cunningham, Getty Images
Scott Cunningham, Getty Images

After being down 0-3 heading into the 4th, Torrealba redeemed himself a bit by scoring the Ranger’s first run of the game by hitting a deep single to score Nelson Cruz. Josh Hamilton would make it a 1 run game in the 7th on a RBI ground out that scored Ian Kinsler and made it 3-2.

The Braves responded in the bottom half of the 7th with a courtesy run by Freddie Freeman who hit a ground-rule double and give the Dodgers a 2 run cushion.

The Rangers will now head back to Arlington to start the battle of the Silver Boot against the Astros. The Rangers & Astros will hit the diamond tonight @ 7 o’clock.

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