|SEATTLE ( RAMIREZ )|
TEXAS ( SCHEPPERS )
|965||SEATTLE||+115||Ov 9,-110||+105||Ov 9,-105|
|966||TEXAS||-125||Un 9,-110||-115||Un 9,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||3-5||-2||2-6||3.5||0.209||0.271||2.7||0.207||0.284|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3||1-6||2.3||0.206||0.235||3.0||0.225||0.290|
|vs Left-handed Starters||2-3||-1||3-2||5.2||0.286||0.333||6.6||0.318||0.385|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.3||1-6||2.6||0.225||0.304||2.7||0.191||0.253|
|4/3/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ OAKLAND||CHAVEZ(R)||2-3||L||125||8 un||U||6||7||0||6||10||2|
|4/5/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)||3-1||W||-120||7 un||U||7||5||0||6||6||0|
|4/6/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)||3-6||L||130||7.5 un||O||8||7||0||9||5||1|
|4/8/2014||PAXTON(L)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||5-3||W||-125||7.5 un||O||8||9||0||4||4||1|
|4/9/2014||ELIAS(L)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||0-2||L||-105||8 ov||U||1||6||0||7||7||2|
|4/14/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)||7-1||W||-105||9 un||U||12||8||0||7||6||3|
|4/15/2014||BEAVAN(R)||@ TEXAS||ROSS(L)||0-5||L||150||8.5 ov||U||7||9||0||11||5||0|
|4/16/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||2-3||L||110||6.5 ev||U||7||7||1||6||6||1|
|4/17/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||@ TEXAS||SCHEPPERS(R)|| |
|4/18/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|4/19/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)|| |
|4/20/2014||BEAVAN(R)||@ MIAMI||SLOWEY(R)|| |
|4/4/2014||SAUNDERS(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||1-8||L||140||8.5 un||O||6||7||4||11||12||0|
|4/5/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||4-5||L||165||7.5 un||O||9||6||0||7||5||0|
|4/6/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||3-0||W||-110||7 un||U||7||5||0||8||10||1|
|4/7/2014||SCHEPPERS(R)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)||1-5||L||140||9 ov||U||8||7||2||14||11||1|
|4/8/2014||PEREZ(L)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)||10-7||W||110||9.5 un||O||13||7||0||14||6||0|
|4/9/2014||ROSS(L)||@ BOSTON||PEAVY(R)||2-4||L||130||8.5 ov||U||5||6||1||4||4||0|
|4/18/2014||PEREZ(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||PAULINO(R)|| |
|4/19/2014||LEWIS(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|4/20/2014||ROSS(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||JOHNSON(R)|| |
|4/21/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)|| |
|4/22/2014||SCHEPPERS(R)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)|| |
|4/23/2014||PEREZ(L)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)|| |
|SEATTLE: SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano was just the start. The Seattle Mariners didn't stop with one major splash in trying to catch up with the best in the AL West.|
Even so, there remain many questions about whether Seattle's additions as a whole can improve a team coming off a 71-win season.
The moves made by Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik were in hopes of improving the Mariners and solidifying his own future after a shaky offseason that started with Eric Wedge's decision not to return as manager.
Lloyd McClendon is getting his second shot as a major league manager nine years after he was last leading a club in Pittsburgh. Along with Cano, Seattle signed outfielder Corey Hart, closer Fernando Rodney and traded for designated hitter Logan Morrison.
Despite those moves, there remain concerns about the depth of Seattle's rotation beyond ace Felix Hernandez and whether players the Mariners have been waiting for to finally pop can establish themselves as reliable, everyday starters.
Yet the Mariners believe they will be competitive in one of baseball's toughest divisions.
''We're ready to win. That's what it's all about,'' Hernandez said. ''We're ready to win ballgames in Seattle. We're ready to be in the playoffs, we're ready to do that.''
|TEXAS: ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers are already hurting significantly even before the start of a new season.|
In a span of three days the week before opening day, the Rangers scratched ace Yu Darvish from that scheduled start because of neck stiffness, and found out they would be without second baseman Jurickson Profar and catcher Geovany Soto for 10 to 12 weeks each because of injuries.
Sure, the Rangers know there are going to be injuries during the season.
''We just didn't expect it to be all at this point,'' general manager Jon Daniels said.
The Rangers, after missing the playoffs last year for the first time in four seasons, already knew they would be missing lefty starters Matt Harrison and Derek Holland to start the season.
At least Harrison, who had a mild setback early in camp after his back issues last season, should return within the first month. Holland could miss at least half the season because of left knee surgery after being tripped by his dog on stairs in his home in January.
The only three position players remaining from the Rangers' last World Series in 2011 also missed games this spring with lesser nagging issues. But shortstop Elvis Andrus, third baseman Adrian Beltre and designated hitter Mitch Moreland should all be in the lineup Monday against Philadelphia.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in four years and scoring their fewest runs (730) in a full season since 1992, the Rangers' two most significant offseason moves were to improve their offense.
They got durable slugger Prince Fielder from Detroit by trading Ian Kinsler, a move that cleared the way Profar to be an everyday player. Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was signed to a seven-year deal - the same time left on Fielder's contract - to take over the leadoff spot.
Only Mike Trout (564) and two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera (562) reached base more the past two season than Choo (556) and Fielder (542), who has the longest active streak in the majors playing in 505 consecutive regular-season games - and 809 of 810 the past five years.
''I just want Prince to be Prince,'' said manager Ron Washington, starting his eighth season in Texas. ''I just want him to do what he does, and let everyone else does what they do, and everything will work out.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (SEATTLE-TEXAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Mariners-Rangers Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Seattle (7-6) at Texas (7-7), 2:05 p.m. EDT
Despite getting another outstanding performance on the mound, the Seattle Mariners are on the verge of another series loss thanks to a light-hitting lineup and a defensive miscue on the potential final out.
Now the Mariners will try to awaken their slumbering bats Thursday and earn a split of a four-game set with the Texas Rangers when two struggling hurlers meet in Arlington.
After rookie Roenis Elias allowed one run over 6 2-3 innings in a 7-1 win in Monday's opener, Seattle ace Felix Hernandez outpitched Yu Darvish while limiting Texas (8-7) to one run over seven-plus frames Wednesday.
The Mariners (7-7), however, lost for the fourth time in five games when Brad Miller's two-out error opened the door for two unearned runs off closer Fernando Rodney. The tying run came home on a wild pitch before Leonys Martin delivered a single that gave the Rangers a 3-2 victory - their fourth win in the final at-bat at home this season.
"He comes up in that situation against one of the best closers in the game," manager Ron Washington said. "He just tried to put the ball in play, and it worked. It's good for him, it's good for the team, and we can build on it."
With one more defeat, Seattle would fall to 0-3-1 in four series since a season-opening road sweep of the Los Angeles Angels.
Mike Zunino and Abraham Almonte each went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Mariners, who have totaled 10 runs while hitting .209 in their last five games. Their .227 average overall ranks among the lowest in the majors.
Seattle will try to provide some run support for Erasmo Ramirez (1-2, 5.63 ERA), who has given up eight runs and walked six over nine-plus innings while losing his last two outings.
Manager Lloyd McClendon was unhappy after the right-hander surrendered three runs and issued three walks over just five innings in a 3-1 home loss to the Athletics on Saturday.
"I didn't see command of the fastball," McClendon said. "I didn't see command of the secondary pitches. I'm very disappointed."
Ramirez, though, stymied the Rangers in his only career start against them last August. He allowed two runs - one earned - and four hits over seven innings before the Mariners pushed across a run in the ninth for a 4-3 victory in Arlington.
He'll try to give Seattle a similar effort against a Texas team that has totaled just 18 runs while going 7 for 57 (.123) with runners in scoring position in its last seven games. Slugger Prince Fielder went 0 for 4 Wednesday to drop his average to .172.
Texas right-hander Tanner Scheppers (0-1, 7.88) has gotten off to a rough start in his first season as a starter, allowing five or more runs in two of his three outings. On Saturday, he surrendered five runs - all in the fourth inning - over seven frames in a 6-5, 10-inning home loss to Houston.
Scheppers was a reliever in his first two seasons with the Rangers, going 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA over 10 2-3 innings in 11 appearances against the Mariners.
Former Texas slugger Justin Smoak is 3 for 3 with two homers against Scheppers over the past two seasons. Smoak has hit safely in each of the first three games of the series.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 1:05:02 PM EST|