Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Baseball in the Daytime: One Lone Ranger and an Indian

After absolute day-baseball mayhem yesterday, the sunshiney schedule has gone the opposite direction and there's only one game on tap for this eighth day of September. Today's contest certainly looks interesting from a mascot standpoint when you consider that the Rangers need to beat the Indians. It's also interesting from the perspective of athletes who cash a paycheck from a team in a state full of assholes travel to play a team in a city that the son of God hates.

Past the jump, check out of few less-subjective details, and figure out what the game means to the post-season, and where you can find it on the satellites.

Texas @ Cleveland, 4:05 Central: Tommy Hunter and Carlos Carrasco are your starters in today's lone day match. Hunter, Texas' righty in the affair, is 7-3 with a 3.14 E.R.A., and should not be confused with Canada's Country Gentleman, or the Dallas country singer. The Tribe's righty looks for his first win after getting shellacked in his debut last week, a three-inning outing that left his earned-run average at an even 18. The note of importance for this contest is in the Wildcard race. As it stands today, Boston's in the lead for the spot, but that lead is only two and-a-half games over these Rangers. They should take every advantage of playing this inferior Indians team and root for the Orioles to handle business at Fenway. This Progressive Field tilt can be heard on XM 177.

Note that it's part one of a double-header, so rally 'round, Ranger fans. Get behind your club and make it interesting out there.