|TEXAS ( LEWIS )|
OAKLAND ( POMERANZ )
|969||TEXAS||+145||Ov 7.5,-110||+155||Ov 7.5,-115|
|970||OAKLAND||-155||Un 7.5,-110||-165||Un 7.5,-105|
|vs Left-handed Starters||10-10||+0.3||12-6||5.2||0.281||0.346||5.8||0.298||0.362|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||2-5||3.7||0.234||0.283||5.1||0.300||0.352|
|vs Right-handed Starters||25-20||-0.4||21-21||4.9||0.246||0.328||3.3||0.226||0.290|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.2||2-4||5.0||0.220||0.298||3.0||0.245||0.317|
|6/13/2014||TEPESCH(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||1-0||W||175||6.5 un||U||4||4||0||2||3||1|
|6/14/2014||SAUNDERS(L)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)||4-3||W||-110||7.5 un||U||9||7||2||11||8||0|
|6/15/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)||1-5||L||160||7.5 un||U||6||4||0||13||8||0|
|6/16/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ OAKLAND||POMERANZ(L)|| |
|6/17/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)|| |
|6/18/2014||TEPESCH(R)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)|| |
|6/20/2014||SAUNDERS(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)|| |
|6/21/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)|| |
|6/3/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||5-2||W||-120||8.5 un||U||7||4||0||7||8||1|
|6/4/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)||7-4||W||-135||9 un||O||12||10||2||9||8||1|
|6/5/2014||POMERANZ(L)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||1-2||L||140||7.5 ov||U||8||8||1||7||5||0|
|6/6/2014||MILONE(L)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)||4-3||W||-110||9 un||U||10||8||0||13||7||1|
|6/7/2014||GRAY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||3-6||L||-125||8.5 un||O||7||5||0||7||6||1|
|6/8/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||11-1||W||-130||8.5 ov||O||10||8||0||6||8||1|
|6/9/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||1-4||L||115||8.5 un||U||4||4||3||11||10||0|
|6/10/2014||POMERANZ(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||1-2||L||-120||8.5 ov||U||8||9||2||9||10||0|
|6/11/2014||MILONE(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||7-1||W||125||8 un||P||10||6||0||10||9||1|
|6/13/2014||GRAY(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||0-7||L||-185||7.5 un||U||2||4||1||12||8||0|
|6/14/2014||KAZMIR(L)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||5-1||W||-155||7 ov||U||8||7||1||3||5||0|
|6/15/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)||10-5||W||-155||8 un||O||12||6||1||9||8||1|
|6/20/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||BOSTON|| || |
|6/21/2014||POMERANZ(L)||BOSTON|| || |
|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.''
|OAKLAND: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Before the season has even begun, the Oakland Athletics are dealing with a devastating injury that could affect their chances of chasing a third straight AL West title.|
Right-hander Jarrod Parker, who had been the projected opening day starter, was lost to a season-ending elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery - his second such procedure.
Like every year with this low-budget club, somebody always seems to step in and fill the void. Whether that will be enough for Bob Melvin's bunch in a much-improved division is to be determined.
Even before Parker went down, Oakland considered its club an underdog despite winning the last two AL West crowns.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (TEXAS-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Athletics Preview* ===========================
Texas (34-34) at Oakland (41-27), 10:05 p.m. EDT
Home-field advantage hasn't meant a thing when the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers have met this season.
The visiting team has won all six meetings heading into the opener of this three-game set Monday night in Oakland.
Texas (34-35) swept a three-game set in Oakland between April 21-23, and the Athletics returned the favor in Arlington from April 28-30. The Rangers trail the AL's best team by eight games in the West.
"We've got to go up there and play well or we're going to get buried," manager Ron Washington told the Rangers' official website. "We want to play well because they're leading the division. But I'm not going to call a meeting. We're just going to go into Oakland and play."
Oakland (42-27) has won 13 of its last 17 at home after Sunday's 10-5 victory over the New York Yankees. It got all the offense it needed on three-run homers by Derek Norris and Coco Crisp in the first two innings and led by 10 runs after four.
The Athletics are second in the AL with 79 homers, continuing their 2013 success when they finished third with 186.
"We obviously made ourselves a little more well-rounded over the last couple years, but whenever we're hitting homers we're winning," Norris said. "That's just the bottom line. That's what we did today."
Oakland, which is 35-14 when it goes deep at least once, had only one home run in its previous five games.
"It's good to see," manager Bob Melvin said. "We haven't been swinging the bat as well as we were earlier, certainly on the power portion of it."
Going deep Monday could be a challenge since Texas starter Colby Lewis (4-4, 5.74 ERA) has surrendered six homers in 58 innings. That doesn't mean Lewis will be tough to hit since he is allowing opponents to bat .336, which would be the majors' worst mark if he pitched enough innings to qualify.
Length has also been a problem with the right-hander lasting at least six innings just once in 11 outings. Lewis, however, is 5-1 with a 2.69 ERA in his last nine starts against the A's.
Crisp has faced Lewis more than any Oakland hitter, going 4 for 22.
The A's will counter with Drew Pomeranz (5-3, 1.90), who is 3-0 with a 2.93 ERA in three home starts. He has never started against Texas.
The left-hander gave up an unearned run over seven innings Tuesday in a 2-1, 14-inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Pomeranz should be challenged by Alex Rios, who is among baseball's leaders with a .417 average against left-handers.
The Rangers' three-game win streak ended Sunday with a 5-1 loss at Seattle. Brad Snyder's solo homer was all they mustered.
Right-handed hitter Donnie Murphy is expected to be in the lineup the next two games against southpaws Pomeranz and Tommy Milone.
Washington has been doing his best to try to jump-start an offense averaging 3.8 runs over its last 15 games. The manager gave rookie infielder Luis Sardinas - 8 for 19 during a six-game hitting streak - a second straight start, this time at second base after Sardinas played shortstop Saturday when Elvis Andrus had the night off.
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 6:34:25 AM EST|