Alexi Ogando still can't find his rythm, losing his 3rd straight start. The New York Mets scored 8 runs in the 6th inning to dismantle the Texas Rangers, 14-5.

The game started out bad for Ogando, who at one point in the season looked like an all-star. Ogando went 3 innings for the Rangers before being taken out. He gave up 6 runs on 8 hits and now drops his record on the season to 7-3 and jumps his ERA up to 2.87.

Ogando had this to say about his bad start and last 3 starts through an interpreter:

"I was falling behind in the count, so I had to come over the plate. I'm not doing my job these last three outings, I have to keep working."

This is a season high run total for the Mets and their 17 hits are also a season high. This is the first time the Mets have scored more than 9 runs in over 100 games. Their last +9 came September 9th in a 18-5 win against the Chicago Cubs.

Reigning American League MVP Josh Hamilton continues to struggle during home games. Hamilton went 0-4 at the plate yesterday, with all his at bats ending in strike outs. Hamilton is hitting .113 (6-for-53) with 21 strikeouts in 15 day games this season. The normally blue-eyed Hamilton was the Designated Hitter during the game and tried some red-tinted contact lenses (seen right) to help him see better in the day but it clearly didn't help.

While it was a bad loss for the Rangers, Nelson Cruz and Michael Young continue to excel in interleague play. Young went 3-4 on the day, including a solo home run immediately following Adrain Beltre's solo shot that put the Rangers on the board in the 4th. Nelson Cruz also had a home run in the game to bring his season total up to 18. Cruz's homerun came in the 8th to score Young and give us the games final of 14-5.

The rubber match will be today at 2 o'clock. Derek Holland (6-2 and 4.69 ERA) will be going to the mound for the Rangers while Dillon Gee (7-1 and 3.21 ERA) will be pitching for the Mets.