Pick your poison. Pitch to Vlad, who will most certainly drive in at least one run, or pitch to GA, who is gonna rip a grand slam.
Quite honestly, this one wasn't on extra innings tonight, and I was following it on MLBTV while also watching two Illini go in the first round (congrats to Deron and Luther). Since nothing really happened after the first inning, aside from some nice defensive plays by Kennedy and Figgins, I really don't have much to say about the middle innings. But after a huge double by Erstad, the Rangers didn't have much of a choice other than to pitch around Vlad. You had to assume Anderson would drive in a run somehow, but the grand slam was a little unexpected.
Scioscia tempted fate in the bottom of the 11th by bringing Frankie in with a 4 run lead in the bottom of the 11th. I still think that more often than not closers struggle in that situation, but after giving up a hit to Blalock, Frankie settled down and retired the side.
8.5 games up. Guarunteed a split in the series with Big Tex on the mound tomorrow night. Oakland is leading again tonight, so it's nice to see the Angels playing well while Oakland is hot. At least Seattle is getting buried over this stretch.