Right this moment in Texas Rangers historical past: a brand new period on the helm begins
On this date in Texas Rangers historical past, the Ron Washington period started with a 4-1 street loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The sport was held on April 2, 2007, and Washington was not solely making his Rangers debut, but additionally his managerial debut in Main League Baseball. The journeyman participant had a 12-year enjoying profession, which included a non-roster invitation to the Rangers camp in 1990.
After his enjoying profession ended, Washington launched into a protracted teaching profession, which included a ten-year stint as a coach for the Oakland Athletics, the place he coached infielders and served as a 3rd base coach. He even slipped into the e book “Moneyball” and the film that adopted.
However the Rangers have given Washington the chance to steer a workforce.
The Rangers struggled of their first sport underneath Washington as they solely managed 5 hits and scored a begin from the John Lackey begin, which truly solely lasted 5 innings. From there, 4 relievers took the win at dwelling, together with former Ranger Darren Oliver.
Kevin Millwood took the loss for the Rangers, giving up three runs on 5 hits in 5 innings. Ron Mahay and Mike Wooden completed the sport for the Rangers.
The one Rangers participant with two hits was infielder Hank Blalock. Outfielder Kenny Lofton, infielder Mark Teixeira and infielder Ian Kinsler every had a success.
The Rangers began this season dropping all three on the street to the Angels and putting 75-87 for the season, ending 19 first-place video games within the American Western League.
Nevertheless, we now know that the Ron Washington period was essentially the most profitable interval in Ranger historical past. Washington scored 664 victories as a Texas skipper, in addition to two American League pennants in 2010 and 2011.
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