Thank you Kevin Millar for rescuing us from what could have been another brutal loss in extra innings. Unfortunately, B.J. Ryan’s collapse in the 9th will overshadow David Purcey’s fairly decent start. Leading up to tonight’s game I was fully prepared to start calling Purcey by his new nickname; “David Purcey: Walker of Texas Rangers”. But Purcey went 5 and 1/3, and was in line for the win before it all came apart in the bottom of the 9th.
Yes, Aaron Hill misplayed that double play ball which lead to 2 of the 3 runs being scored. But Ryan should know better than to leave a meatball out in the middle of the strike zone for Michael Young to tie the game. It sounds like B.J.Ryan’s job might be in question (again) as Jordan Bastian tweets that Cito will likely have a chit-chat to decide the fate of our struggling closer.
But in the meantime, we have our grizzled veteran Kevin Millar to thank for another win. Cowboy up, indeed.