Phil Nevin took a Huston Street into orbit over the centerfield wall for a Texas walkoff homer. Rookie Ranger secondbaseman Ian Kinsler blasted two out helping to erase a 7-0 Oakland lead, Kinsler just came off the DL and is batting .520 on the year. The A’s closer out of the University of Texas has had his troubles thus far this season, his ERA stands at 5.28. But the real story is about Texas DH Phil Nevin, who broke an 0-17 slump, and a homerless streak that extended back to a month ago Thursday. Nevin had seven homers in April, his most ever to start a season.

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3 Responses to “HUSTON WE HAVE A HOMER”

  1. no, the real story is my apba team thought they picked their reliever of the future this year in the rookie draft and so far he’s been a bust.

  2. Huston Street is about what one would expect when he drafts a relief pitcher. The young guys usually struggle in their second year.

    One of my Rules is: Don’t draft relief pitchers in the first round. I violated that rule with much trepidation a year ago when I took Chad Cordero. I got lucky. But it’s not something a guy really wants to do, and I don’t recommend it.


  3. DonS,
    I too, have the “no relievers in the first round” policy.

    But I thought I had found the exception in Street.

    They say in Roto you should never spend money to pick up saves. i guess the same could be said (figuratively speaking) for APBA.

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