Opposing Pitcher: Derek Holland
Hamilton's Stats: 0-for-4
Analysis: As expected, Hamilton was greeted with a crescendo of boos upon returning to Texas for the first time since leaving the Rangers in the offseason.
In his first at-bat, Hamilton struck out on four pitches to the crowd's delight. He struck out on three pitches in his next at-bat, which again drew a roar of approval from the crowd.
In the sixth inning, Hamilton lined out to right fielder Nelson Cruz on an 82 mph slider from Derek Holland.
Hamilton's final at-bat of the game came with his team down by one in the ninth inning. He faced Texas closer Joe Nathan and swung at the first pitch, hitting a 79 mph curveball to center fielder Craig Gentry.
With Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols struggling at the plate in the first week of the season, the Angels lost their third straight game and fell to 1-3 on the season.
After the first four games, Hamilton was batting a miserable .062 and averaging two strikeouts per game.
On the defensive side of the ball, Hamilton tried to throw out Gentry at home to preserve a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. The throw from right field beat Gentry to the plate, but the ball short-hopped catcher Chris Iannetta and bounced away, allowing the Rangers to take a 3-2 lead.