|TEXAS ( MARTINEZ )|
CHI WHITE SOX ( NOESI )
|905||TEXAS||+135||Ov 9,-120||+135||Ov 9,-120|
|906||CHI WHITE SOX||-145||Un 9,+100||-145||Un 9,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||32-47||-15.6||31-43||3.5||0.250||0.304||4.5||0.269||0.330|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.9||3-3||3.7||0.246||0.312||6.1||0.269||0.339|
|vs Right-handed Starters||38-44||+1.4||44-35||4.3||0.253||0.313||4.8||0.266||0.338|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.4||6-1||6.0||0.325||0.368||7.3||0.345||0.403|
|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)||1-2||L||165||9 un||U||11||8||0||12||12||1|
|7/23/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||1-2||L||-120||7.5 un||U||5||2||1||4||3||0|
|7/24/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)||2-4||L||170||8.5 un||U||5||5||0||6||6||0|
|7/28/2014||DARVISH(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||4-2||W||-150||7.5 un||U||8||8||0||11||9||1|
|7/29/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)||11-12||L||+155||9 un||O||15||11||1||12||6||1|
|7/30/2014||LEWIS(R)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||3-2||W||+125||9 un||U||9||9||0||4||4||0|
|8/1/2014||WILLIAMS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)||2-12||L||165||8.5 un||O||9||10||0||16||7||1|
|8/2/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||HOUSE(L)||0-2||L||155||8.5 un||U||5||9||0||5||6||2|
|8/3/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)||3-4||L||-115||7 un||P||7||8||1||9||11||0|
|8/4/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)|| |
|8/5/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|8/6/2014||TEPESCH(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|8/8/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||@ HOUSTON||OBERHOLTZER(L)|| |
|8/9/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ HOUSTON||FELDMAN(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)|| |
|8/11/2014|| ||TAMPA BAY|| || |
|7/21/2014||SALE(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||3-1||W||-170||7 ov||U||6||8||0||8||6||1|
|7/22/2014||CARROLL(R)||KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)||1-7||L||+135||9 un||U||8||10||2||14||14||0|
|7/23/2014||QUINTANA(L)||KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||1-2||L||-110||7.5 un||U||6||5||1||10||10||1|
|7/24/2014||NOESI(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)||5-2||W||150||8.5 ov||U||11||9||0||3||2||1|
|7/25/2014||DANKS(L)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||9-5||W||110||9 ev||O||17||12||0||9||4||2|
|7/26/2014||SALE(L)||@ MINNESOTA||DARNELL(L)||7-0||W||-170||7.5 un||U||14||6||0||6||8||1|
|7/27/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINO(R)||3-4||L||115||9 un||U||8||5||0||6||4||0|
|7/29/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ DETROIT||SANCHEZ(R)||11-4||W||155||8 un||O||15||7||0||12||8||3|
|7/30/2014||NOESI(R)||@ DETROIT||SCHERZER(R)||2-7||L||225||8.5 un||O||7||4||0||13||8||0|
|7/31/2014||DANKS(L)||@ DETROIT||SMYLY(L)||7-4||W||170||9 un||O||16||11||1||9||10||1|
|8/7/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)|| |
|8/8/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)|| |
|8/9/2014||NOESI(R)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||DANKS(L)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(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.''
|CHI WHITE SOX: CHICAGO (AP) - From rock bottom last season to contention this year? The Chicago White Sox see no reason why it can't happen.|
They're ready to put last season's 99-loss wreck behind them and make a jump at least back to respectability, if not a run at the AL Central title.
They see a team with solid pitching, a new slugger in Jose Abreu and renewed vigor. Now, all they have to do is back it up.
''You have to pitch, you have to hit, you have to score,'' said manager Robin Ventura, entering his third season. ''You have to play defense. You have to do all of them in our division. Detroit has won it the last few years. They have a combination of everything. Unless you do that, you're not going to be close. We proved that last year.''
They had the pitching part down last season. The rest? Well, that's where things got dicey.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (TEXAS-CHI WHITE SOX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-White Sox Preview* ===========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Texas (43-67) at Chicago (54-57), 8:10 p.m. EDT
There doesn't appear to be any end in sight for the woeful Texas Rangers, who let one slip away last time out.
The Chicago White Sox are coming off a forgettable result of their own.
Again trying to regroup, Texas tries to avoid a seventh consecutive road loss in Monday night's series opener against the White Sox.
The Rangers (43-68) own the worst record in baseball and have dropped 33 of 41. They have hit .214 with runners in scoring position over that stretch and went 3 for 21 while being swept at Cleveland over the weekend.
After being outscored 14-2 in the first two defeats, Texas lost 4-3 in 12 innings in Sunday's finale. Yu Darvish staked the Rangers to a lead with seven strong innings, but Neftali Feliz served up a tying two-run homer in the ninth as they lost for the 19th time in 22 road games.
"We put ourselves in position to win, but we just didn't close the game off," manager Ron Washington said. "We got the ball to the ninth inning and didn't get it done. I'm giving guys opportunities because I feel at some point, they're going to take advantage, but you have to execute pitches."
Leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo has scored twice over his last 22 games while hitting .179, and rookie second baseman Rougned Odor is 3 for his last 28.
The White Sox (54-58) are looking to avoid their third consecutive defeat following Sunday's 16-3 loss to Minnesota, their highest run total surrendered this year. Chicago's 23 hits allowed were its most since 2011.
"First of all, it's never fun to lose, and it's definitely never fun to get your butt kicked," catcher Tyler Flowers told MLB's official website. "But baseball's a nice game, tomorrow it's a fresh start. I'm not going to think about it after I get done talking to you guys. It's over."
The White Sox will try to bounce back behind Hector Noesi (5-8, 5.21 ERA), who surrendered six runs and a career-worst 10 hits over six innings in Wednesday's 7-2 loss at Detroit. The right-hander retired just one of the first nine batters he faced, dropping to 3-2 over his last five starts.
Noesi, who was designated for assignment following a brief stint with Texas earlier this year before joining Chicago, posted an 8.18 ERA in losing each of his two starts against the Rangers in 2012 with Seattle.
He will be opposed by rookie Nick Martinez (1-7, 5.08), who is 0-6 with a 7.45 ERA over his last eight outings. The right-hander was tagged for six runs over 5 2-3 innings in Tuesday's 12-11 defeat to the New York Yankees.
"He's got stuff, he just has to figure out how to use it and figure out how to get out of tough situations by making pitches," Washington said. "It's all about consistency. Being able to go out and consistently do it. That's when you've arrived."
Rookie Jose Abreu, who hit safely in 21 straight before going 0 for 7 over the last two games, has not gone hitless in three straight games since going 0 for 14 over four contests from April 15-18. He went 5 for 13 with a homer, two doubles and three RBIs as Chicago dropped two of three at Texas from April 18-20.
Chicago is 7-1 in its last eight against the Rangers at home.
White Sox leadoff hitter Adam Eaton is batting .455 with 13 runs scored over an 18-game stretch, hitting safely in the last 10.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 5:05:35 PM EST|