World Series Game 2 saw the Texas Rangers bullpen implode again, similar to their dismal performance in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees. A 9-0 win Wednesday night in World Series Game 2 gives the San Francisco Giants a 2-0 lead in the series.
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What's up with the Texas Rangers bullpen? For the second time in the postseason, the Texas relievers threw more gas on the fire, instead of putting it out.
Thursday night in Game 2 of the World Series, Texas starting pitcher C.J. Wilson had done an admirable job of keeping his team in the game through 6 1/3 innings before leaving the game due to a blister on his pitching hand.
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But the Texas bullpen was toothless.
A total of five Ranger pitchers combined to give up 7 earned runs in the seventh and eighth innings, helping the Giants stretch a two-run lead into a 9-0 victory. San Francisco now leads the best-of-seven series, 2 games to none. Game 3 will be Saturday night in Texas.