Coming into Game 3 with a couple of humiliating defeats on their shoulders, one would have expected the Rangers to crumble against the might of the San Francisco Giants. However, it looks like home soil works wonders for the Texans. They managed to steal some pride back with a fighting performance at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. This is Game 3 of the World Series currently going on between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants.
The hitting-friendly Rangers Ballpark witnessed 52000 supporters clad in red, cheering the homecoming of the Texas Rangers. It was crucial game for the Rangers and Mitch Moreland along with Colby Lewis and Josh Hamilton rose up to the occasion. In the 2nd inning, Moreland cracked a 3-run homer and Hamilton hit a long solo shot in the 5th inning. Backed by some excellent pitching Colby Lewis, the Rangers were on top of the Giants, thanks to some inspirational individual performances.
Commenting on the Hamilton home run, manager Ron Washington said that it was extremely influential in rendering some breathing space for the Rangers. This is certainly better than the way the Rangers have performed throughout the World Series, striking at just .227. Giants’ starter Jonathan Sanchez had bogged down Moreland for four balls before Moreland decided to cut loose with a clean hit in right field which cleared the fence. The Giants also tried to keep Hamilton in check before he sent the ball flying out of the park in right-center. The hit measured a staggering 426 feet.
Lewis did an excellent job of pitching at 7 2/3 innings and giving only 5 hits. Giants’ manager, Bruce Bochy appreciated his effort and said that he was highly influential in winning the game for the Rangers. Washington also praised him saying that he stuck to his basics and was extremely focused throughout the game. The final score line for Game 3 was 4-2 in favor of the Rangers.
With the series poised at 2-1, it is up to the Rangers to repeat their performance at the Rangers Ballpark in Game 4 if they wish to give a fair shot at winning the World Series. The Giants would have certainly preferred a win here but a loss won’t bother them much. They will back themselves to win Game 4 with the form they are currently in.