The last two games against San Diego haven't been pretty. Kevin Correia and Chad Gaudin teamed up to knock the Rangers out of first place for the first time in nearly two months. Gaudin allowed one hit in eight innings Sunday. That's the same Gaudin who had allowed 13 earned runs in his last 16 innings pitched coming into the game. The Rangers sent just 31 batters to the plate Sunday, and got one hit. Gaudin is the third pitcher to go at least eight innings and allowed one or fewer hits in the history of the Ballpark. The last to do it was Rick Helling in 1997. Kenny Rogers had the other in his perfect game. Give the credit to the Rangers for losing quickly. Neither of the last two games have lasted more than 2:30.
But with Los Angeles coming into town hot and the Rangers in an offensive funk, the season could be getting away quickly for Texas. And who would have ever guessed the reason would be the offense?
- Anthony Andro