You were not dreaming.
The Rangers put a runner on first in the top of the ninth.
Then the tarp came out.
Three and a half hours later, they moved him to second.
You could have read War And Peace, painted your house, rebuilt your transmission, watched Prince Fielder run from first to third, or played an entirely different game in the time it took to resume play.
When the tarp came off, one of the most satisfying half innings of Rangers baseball ensued.
Ian Desmond got hit by a pitch.
Nomar Mazara got hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Beltre singled in the tying and go-ahead runs.
Prince got hit by a pitch, which is understandable because, frankly, he is large. It’s hard not to hit him with a pitch.
Then, with bases loaded again, Elvis drove in the two nail-in-the-coffin runs.
And finally, at 2:46 am local time, the Rangers won 9-6 for their fiftieth win of the season
The Yankees announcers called it a crushing defeat.
I backed up the feed and listened to them say that thirty-seven times in a row. It never stopped being satisfying. I’m going to sell all my Yankees memorabilia and hang my head in shame for ever cheering for them, what an embarrassment.
Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.79) vs. C. C. Sabathia (5-4 , 2.71)
Game time: 6:05 pm