Texas Rangers Lose Game Full of Errors and Controversial Calls to New York Mets
The Texas Rangers lost the rubber match to the New York Mets last night, 8-5
In an ugly game full of errors by the Rangers and many controversial calls that all went in favor of the Mets, Michael Young was the only bright point in the Rangers line-up. Young homered in his 3rd consecutive game, also his 4th homer in 5 games. This matches his career high for consecutive games. Young was also responsible for 3 of the Ranger 5 runs.
Young was part of he controversy when he was called out at 3rd on a Nelson Cruz single. However, upon further review it was clear 3rd baseman Justin Turner's foot was off the bag.
Young had this to say about the umpiring:
"It's our job to find a way to win ballgames no matter what. Our job is to get past that. I'm one of the guys that's totally opposed to replay in the game because I believe the umpires do a really good job. You have to find a way to get through that and still do our jobs."
Derek Holland was on the mound for the Rangers and pitched into the 6th inning. In his 6 innings of work Holland gave up 7 runs, 3 earned, on 15 hits. Holland’s record now drops to 6-3 with a 4.68 ERA.
Holland was quiet on his opinion of the umpires saying this:
"The umpires, I'm not going to make any comments about it. Things happen." -AP
During the game Ranger Manager Ron Washington was ejected in the 6th inning after
arguing a call. Washington had previously argued 2 controversial calls and was ejected as soon as he left the dug-out.
Mets Manager Terry Collins was also given the option on who he wanted ejected from the game and, in an act of sportsmanship, chose Elvis Andrus who was not playing as he currently has a sprained wrist. However, Collins made it very clear Young was responsible for much of the complaining coming from the Ranger dugout.
"I wanted (Young) out," Collins said. "I was tired of watching Young hit the ball out of the ballpark. And that's who it was, too." -AP
Josh Hamilton was given the day off after going 0-4 during yesterday's day game.