|TEXAS ( MARTINEZ )|
NY YANKEES ( WHITLEY )
|963||TEXAS||+155||Ov 9,-105||+165||Ov 9,+105|
|964||NY YANKEES||-165||Un 9,-115||-175||Un 9,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-40||-12||29-36||3.6||0.250||0.303||4.5||0.271||0.332|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.6||2-5||3.6||0.232||0.277||4.9||0.303||0.356|
|vs Right-handed Starters||36-33||-1.7||30-38||3.9||0.252||0.311||4.2||0.248||0.299|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||1-6||3.1||0.242||0.294||2.3||0.204||0.238|
|7/10/2014||LEWIS(R)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||6-15||L||+120||9.5 un||O||9||5||2||17||3||1|
|7/11/2014||TEPESCH(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||0-3||L||+160||9.5 un||U||6||8||1||8||2||2|
|7/12/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||2-5||L||+145||9.5 ov||U||4||7||1||11||9||1|
|7/13/2014||BAKER(R)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||7-10||L||+140||10 un||O||10||2||1||15||9||0|
|7/18/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)||5-1||W||-110||7.5 un||U||8||4||0||7||9||0|
|7/19/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)||1-4||L||155||9 un||U||6||7||1||12||10||0|
|7/20/2014||TEPESCH(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||6-9||L||160||8 ov||O||12||9||0||15||8||1|
|7/21/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||@ NY YANKEES||GREENE(R)||4-2||W||145||8.5 un||U||10||12||0||5||6||5|
|7/22/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ NY YANKEES||WHITLEY(R)|| |
|7/23/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|7/24/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|7/28/2014||DARVISH(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||NY YANKEES|| || |
|7/8/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||3-5||L||-155||7.5 ov||O||4||4||0||10||6||3|
|7/9/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)||5-4||W||115||8 un||O||12||9||1||12||11||0|
|7/10/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||HOUSE(L)||3-9||L||135||8 un||O||11||11||0||15||9||1|
|7/11/2014||KURODA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||2-3||L||-105||8.5 un||U||7||7||0||5||5||0|
|7/12/2014||GREENE(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||3-0||W||140||9 ev||U||9||8||0||5||6||0|
|7/13/2014||WHITLEY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||1-3||L||130||8.5 un||U||4||2||0||5||5||0|
|7/28/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||@ TEXAS|| || |
|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.''
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (TEXAS-NY YANKEES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Yankees Preview* =========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Texas (39-59) at New York (50-47), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Even though they're facing the AL's worst rotation, the New York Yankees could be in trouble without their top run producer following an overall poor showing at home.
As first baseman Mark Teixeira remains out due to injury, the Yankees look to bounce back with their fourth win in five games Tuesday night against the lowly Texas Rangers.
New York (50-48) learned before Monday's opener that Teixeira will be out for at least the entire series against the Rangers (40-59) because of a strained muscle in his back.
The former Texas slugger has been slowed by a left lower lat injury that was causing spasms in his back for about a month. He's hitless in his last 13 at-bats and just 2 for 20 with one extra-base hit and one RBI over his last six contests.
"Throwing, hitting - anything with any type of rotation, it's been pretty painful," said Teixeira, who has team highs of 17 home runs and 48 RBIs. "The spasms, unfortunately, have gone from my neck to my lower back, up and down the whole time."
After playing only 15 games last season because of a wrist injury that required surgery, Teixeira was looking forward to playing a full season in 2014, but he's already missed 21 games because of hamstring, back, knee and wrist problems.
The Yankees could have used Teixeira in the opener versus the Rangers, whose starters own an AL-high 5.15 ERA. New York finished with just five hits against Miles Mikolas and two relievers in a 4-2 loss that snapped a three-game win streak.
"I don't think anyone is going to dwell on this one," second baseman Brian Roberts said after the Yankees committed five errors in a nine-inning contest for the first time since August 1998.
Jacoby Ellsbury tried to pick up the offense, going 2 for 4 with a home run. He's batting .395 over his last nine games and is 10 for 23 in his last five versus Texas.
The short-handed Yankees look to regroup in what appears to be a favorable matchup against Nick Martinez (1-6, 5.10 ERA), who is coming off the disabled list following a left side injury.
The right-hander is 0-5 with an 8.10 ERA since his only career victory May 24 at Detroit. He gave up eight runs and three homers over five innings in an 8-3 loss at Baltimore on July 1.
The AL-worst Rangers, winners in only five of their last 29, will try to provide some run support for Martinez as they seek back-to-back victories for only the second time since a three-game run June 11-14.
Shin-Soo Choo ended an 0-for-22 slide Monday, going 2 for 5 with a double while playing in the outfield for the first time since July 9 because of a sprained left ankle.
Texas is hoping to get right fielder Alex Rios back after he missed two games with a sprained right ankle. Rios, batting .302, is on an 11-game hit streak against the Yankees.
Chase Whitley (4-3, 5.10) could be pitching for his spot in New York's thin rotation after allowing three runs over 3 2-3 innings while starting in place of Masahiro Tanaka in a 3-1 loss at Baltimore on July 13.
The right-hander has gone 0-3 with a 12.86 ERA while failing to make it out of the fifth inning in each of his last four starts.
|Last Updated: 10/2/2014 11:31:57 AM EST|