ARLINGTON, Texas — When they were in Texas in April, the Milwaukee Brewers were the hottest team on the planet and closer Dan Plesac could do no wrong.
Now, the Crew’s lone All-Star looks as if he can’t get anything right. Plesac gave up two runs in the ninth as the Rangers rallied for a 5-4 win.
“I was all over the place,” Plesac told the Milwaukee Sentinel. “It was just a bad outing.”
‘Twas. Plesac was fine in the eighth, getting out of Bill Wegman‘s one-out, runner-on-second jam.
The ninth, however, was a different story as Plesac walked Pete Incaviglia, who was then thrown out at third after Larry Parish hit a double. Curtis Wilkerson, who was running for Parish, stole third. Plesac walked Bobby Bower and then Mike Stanley hit the game-winning double.
“I was terrible,” Plesac said. “I had a hard time getting the ball where I wanted it.”
Plesac’s collapse ruined Wegman’s nice day. Wegman can’t seem to catch a break. It also overshadowed B.J. Surhoff‘s big night. The rookie catcher went 4-for-4.
“I’d take an 0 for 4 to get the win,” Surhoff told the Sentinel. “You want to contribute to the win.”
It was the first time the Rangers beat the Crew all year. And although his team lost, Crew skipper Tom Trebelhorn thought his team gave all.
“I won’t lose any sleep over this one,” Treb told the Sentinel. “I thought we played hard.”