|TEXAS ( PEREZ )|
COLORADO ( LYLES )
|973||TEXAS||+120||Ov 10.5,-110||+105||Ov 10.5,-115|
|974||COLORADO||-130||Un 10.5,-110||-115||Un 10.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-9||+0.4||8-10||3.4||0.243||0.313||4.2||0.247||0.310|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.2||4-2||4.4||0.234||0.296||5.9||0.294||0.361|
|vs Left-handed Starters||4-5||-1||5-3||4.1||0.283||0.343||5.1||0.301||0.368|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3||6-1||6.6||0.313||0.350||5.1||0.283||0.348|
|4/21/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ OAKLAND||STRAILY(R)||4-3||W||-105||6.5 ov||O||11||10||1||9||11||0|
|4/22/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)||5-4||W||155||7.5 un||O||9||6||1||9||8||0|
|4/23/2014||PEREZ(L)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)||3-0||W||155||7 un||U||7||8||0||3||3||1|
|4/25/2014||ROSS(L)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)||5-6||L||-110||7 ev||O||8||7||1||10||7||0|
|4/26/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||6-3||W||160||7 un||O||11||8||1||6||8||0|
|4/27/2014||HARRISON(L)||@ SEATTLE||MAURER(R)||5-6||L||-110||7.5 un||O||8||6||0||7||6||1|
|5/2/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||5-2||W||120||9 un||U||9||6||0||8||9||0|
|5/3/2014||HARRISON(L)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||3-5||L||125||8 ov||P||10||8||1||14||13||1|
|5/4/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||14-3||W||-110||7.5 un||O||14||11||0||9||7||1|
|5/5/2014||PEREZ(L)||@ COLORADO||LYLES(R)|| |
|5/6/2014||ROSS(L)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||LEWIS(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|5/12/2014|| ||@ HOUSTON|| || |
|4/21/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||8-2||W||-140||10.5 un||U||11||6||2||6||8||0|
|4/22/2014||MORALES(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-1||W||+105||10.5 un||U||9||7||0||8||9||1|
|4/23/2014||CHATWOOD(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||10-12||L||-105||9.5 un||O||16||9||0||14||8||1|
|4/25/2014||LYLES(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||5-4||W||130||7 un||O||8||4||0||8||6||0|
|4/26/2014||NICASIO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||3-6||L||100||7 ev||O||7||7||0||12||9||0|
|4/27/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||6-1||W||140||7 un||P||11||6||0||8||10||3|
|4/28/2014||MORALES(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||8-5||W||120||8.5 un||O||12||5||0||10||6||2|
|4/29/2014||CHATWOOD(R)||@ ARIZONA||BOLSINGER(R)||5-4||W||-105||8.5 ov||O||11||7||1||10||11||0|
|4/30/2014||LYLES(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||4-5||L||105||8.5 ov||O||8||5||0||8||8||0|
|5/1/2014||NICASIO(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||7-4||W||-135||9.5 un||O||11||5||0||7||4||1|
|5/2/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||10-3||W||-130||9.5 ev||O||13||4||0||9||8||1|
|5/3/2014||MORALES(L)||NY METS||MEJIA(R)||11-10||W||-130||10.5 un||O||13||6||2||17||12||1|
|5/4/2014||CHACIN(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)||1-5||L||-120||11 un||U||8||7||0||10||9||0|
|5/7/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)|| |
|5/8/2014||MORALES(L)||@ TEXAS||HARRISON(L)|| |
|5/9/2014||CHACIN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||LYLES(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||NICASIO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|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.''
|COLORADO: DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau wears Larry Walker's old number and is stepping in for Todd Helton.|
Just so it's clear, though: He doesn't expect to be the next Walker and certainly isn't trying to make Colorado Rockies fans forget all about Helton, the everyday first baseman in the Mile High City since 1997.
Morneau can only be himself, a slick fielder who's a four-time All-Star and former AL MVP.
That's not too bad, either.
Still, the Rockies wouldn't mind if Morneau channeled a little bit of those two Colorado icons to help them get back to the postseason. But that's a lot of cleats to fill, especially when it comes to Helton, the franchise's leader in virtually every offensive category.
Morneau's goals are more modest: Slide seamlessly into to this potent lineup, one that includes good friend and reigning NL batting champion Michael Cuddyer, along with Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.
The 32-year-old Morneau knows the comparisons to Helton are inevitable. No. 17 spent 17 seasons in purple pinstripes, endearing himself to the community. The team will honor Helton on Aug. 17 when they retire his number (although Helton's first send-off will be hard to top, when the club gave him a horse in his last home game).
''From the outside looking in, it looks like I'm coming in to replace him,'' said Morneau, who wears No. 33 because of Walker, his boyhood idol. ''But that's not my thought process. My thought process is to just come in and be me and do what I can do.''
Cuddyer thinks Morneau will fit in just fine.
''If you think about the guy you're replacing, you're already not doing yourself a good service,'' said Cuddyer, who was teammates with Morneau in Minnesota. ''He respects (Helton), but he also understands he has to go out there and be himself.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (TEXAS-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Rockies Preview* =========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Texas (16-14) at Colorado (19-13), 8:40 p.m. EDT
After their lowest-scoring effort at home in almost 10 months, the Colorado Rockies look to bounce back with their usual lofty run support for early-season ace Jordan Lyles.
Lyles might need that kind of production as he attempts to snap a six-start losing streak against the Texas Rangers.
The surprising right-hander will try to extend his unbeaten start to the season Monday night in the first of four straight meetings.
While the Rockies (19-14) lead the majors with 5.6 runs per game, 44 home runs and a .298 average, they've been especially prolific with 7.4 runs, 28 homers and a .343 average at Coors Field.
Colorado, however, failed to put up at least two runs Sunday for the first time in 46 home games dating to last season in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets that snapped a three-game winning streak.
The Rockies had eight hits off Dillon Gee and three relievers, scoring their only run on Justin Morneau's ninth-inning homer. Charlie Blackmon is batting .422 at Coors after going hitless in four at-bats, while Troy Tulowitzki, batting a major league-best .591 at home, was given the day off.
"Anytime you can hold that lineup, in this ballpark, to no runs over six, you're doing something right," New York's David Wright said of Gee's performance.
With Tulowitzki expected to be in the lineup, the Rockies will try to get back on track in the first of two at home against the Rangers (17-14) before the teams play two more in Arlington on Wednesday and Thursday.
Lyles (3-0, 2.70 ERA), one of four Colorado hurlers ranking in the majors' top 15 in run-support average at 6.38, has allowed three earned runs in his last three starts overall and one earned run over 13 2-3 innings in two outings at hitter-friendly Coors.
Lyles will try to win a career-best fourth straight decision after limiting Arizona to one run and three hits over six innings in Wednesday's 5-4, 10-inning road loss. But he's posted an 11.69 ERA while allowing 45 hits and 13 walks during a five-start losing streak against the Rangers.
Texas will try to continue that trend after scoring its season high on 14 hits Sunday in a 14-3 victory that gave the team a road series win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Prince Fielder, who came in batting .209, had his first three-hit game with the Rangers, while Adrian Beltre snapped out of a 1-for-17 slump with three hits. Beltre owns a .399 average with 16 home runs in 58 career games at Coors.
Shin-Soo Choo, who is 7 for 13 in the first three games of the trip, went 6 for 9 with a homer and three RBIs in his last two in Colorado while with Cincinnati in 2013.
"We may not put up that many runs every day, but we certainly be more consistent," manager Ron Washington said. "It was throughout the lineup, which is what we need."
After throwing 26 scoreless innings to win three straight starts, Martin Perez (4-1, 2.95) looks to regroup after surrendering a season-high eight runs over 4 2-3 innings in Tuesday's 9-3 home loss to Oakland.
The left-hander will try to cool off Nolan Arenado as he faces Colorado for the first time. Arenado extended his hit streak to 24 games with a fourth-inning double Sunday, leaving him three shy of Michael Cuddyer's team record set last season.
Colorado has won six of the last seven home meetings with the Rangers.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 1:26:24 AM EST|