Cliff Lee Bullied In Season Opener, Rangers Defeat Indians 9-1

Hank Blalock Picture

Cliff Lee got pounded in Texas on opening day.  We can still root for 161-1, can’t we?  Hank Blalock had a big day at the plate for the host Texas Rangers.  Blalock and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both homered for the victorius Rangers.  Lee lasted only 5 innings scattering 10 hits and yielding 7 earned runs in his start.  Blalock knocked in 3 runs to lead a well-balanced Ranger offense.

Kevin Millwood had a strong start for Texas.  Millwood gave up one , with travis Hafner scoring on a wild pitch.  Texas had a pair of relievers pitch a perfect inning each with a strikeout apiece.

The Tribe will go back to the drawing board as they send out Fausto Carmona to face Vicente Padilla.  First pitch is scheduled for 8:05.

Topics: Cliff Lee, George W. Bush, Hank Blalock, Jerrod Saltalamacchia, Kevin Millwood, Texas Rangers

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  • chipoltecowboy

    You won’t see Millwood pitch that good again all year. The game was just a Twilight Zoneish game. Millwood throwing breaking balls that really did break, Travis Hafner getting a basehit, and Cliff Lee returning to his true for pre-2008. All we needed was a Felix Fermin sac bunt and a Joe Carter dropping a pop fly.