Tuesday night's game between the Texas Rangers and rival Los Angeles Angels featured just about everything you could possibly think of for a baseball game.
C.J. Wilson made his 2013 debut in Rangers Ballpark and got shelled. Derek Holland labored through six innings. The Rangers offense came to life in a monster way. The Angels' bullpen was expectedly terrible. The Rangers' bullpen was unexpectedly terrible. Oh, and Geovany Soto hit another monstrous home run — his second in as many nights. Oh, and Leonys Martin hit a walk-off in the 10th inning.
To be honest, each team had this game won and lost about two or three times each.
In the end, the Rangers were left standing, despite falling behind 11-7 in the eighth inning only to rally back in their final six outs to force extras where they quickly won the game in the 10th.
The game was a thing of beauty, and yet, it was one of the ugliest (and longest) games you'll ever see.
But when you're the Rangers and you're scuffling, you'll take a game like that where you team bangs out 19 hits and scores 14 runs, albeit against an awful bullpen, but a pretty darn good starter in Wilson, who lasted just four innings.
If the Rangers can close out a three-game sweep on Wednesday, these last two nights could be remembered down the road as the turning point in the Rangers' season full of ups and downs.