|TEXAS ( MIKOLAS )|
MIAMI ( COSART )
|973||TEXAS||+150||Ov 7.5,-120||+145||Ov 8,-110|
|974||MIAMI||-160||Un 7.5,+100||-155||Un 8,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-53||-21.2||33-47||3.5||0.247||0.300||4.6||0.269||0.329|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.8||1-5||2.6||0.211||0.263||5.3||0.249||0.300|
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-52||-3.9||51-41||3.8||0.245||0.311||4.3||0.261||0.319|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.8||3-4||4.3||0.271||0.335||3.0||0.224||0.278|
|8/5/2014||LEWIS(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||16-0||W||100||9 un||O||18||9||0||6||6||0|
|8/6/2014||TEPESCH(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||3-1||W||205||7.5 un||U||5||3||0||8||5||1|
|8/8/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||@ HOUSTON||OBERHOLTZER(L)||3-4||L||105||8.5 un||U||9||6||0||10||10||1|
|8/9/2014||DARVISH(R)||@ HOUSTON||FELDMAN(R)||3-8||L||-175||7.5 un||O||10||8||1||12||9||0|
|8/10/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)||6-2||W||135||8.5 un||U||8||5||0||6||7||1|
|8/11/2014||LEWIS(R)||TAMPA BAY||SMYLY(L)||0-7||L||+115||9 un||U||3||8||1||10||9||1|
|8/12/2014||TEPESCH(R)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||3-2||W||+105||9 un||U||14||13||3||7||7||3|
|8/13/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||1-10||L||+125||9 un||O||4||4||1||12||5||0|
|8/14/2014||ROSS(L)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||3-6||L||+120||9 un||P||5||3||0||10||6||0|
|8/15/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||4-5||L||+180||9.5 ev||U||10||6||0||9||8||1|
|8/16/2014||LEWIS(R)||LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)||4-5||L||+140||9.5 ov||U||7||6||1||10||6||0|
|8/17/2014||TEPESCH(R)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||3-2||W||+120||9.5 un||U||8||6||0||7||8||1|
|8/19/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||@ MIAMI||COSART(R)|| |
|8/20/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|8/22/2014||LEWIS(R)||KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||TEPESCH(R)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||MIKOLAS(R)||KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)|| |
|8/25/2014||MARTINEZ(R)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||@ SEATTLE|| || |
|8/5/2014||HAND(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||6-3||W||120||7.5 un||O||9||9||0||7||6||1|
|8/6/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)||3-7||L||120||7.5 un||O||7||4||1||9||5||0|
|8/7/2014||FLYNN(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||VOLQUEZ(R)||2-7||L||125||8 un||O||3||2||0||13||6||0|
|8/8/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||2-1||W||120||7 ev||U||7||10||0||7||7||0|
|8/9/2014||PENNY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||4-3||W||125||8 un||U||8||12||1||7||8||0|
|8/10/2014||HAND(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||2-7||L||170||7 un||O||5||7||1||7||4||1|
|8/11/2014||KOEHLER(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||6-5||W||-105||7.5 un||O||11||6||0||12||8||1|
|8/12/2014||COSART(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||3-0||W||+125||7.5 un||U||7||3||1||4||6||0|
|8/13/2014||EOVALDI(R)||ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)||2-5||L||-110||7.5 ov||U||5||2||2||10||8||0|
|8/22/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)|| |
|8/23/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ COLORADO||LYLES(R)|| |
|8/24/2014|| ||@ COLORADO||FLANDE(L)|| |
|8/25/2014||COSART(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||@ LA ANGELS|| || |
|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.''
|MIAMI: MIAMI (AP) - The owner of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox is apparently unimpressed by the Miami Marlins' attempts to improve their feeble offense.|
''They should apologize for their regular season lineup,'' John Henry tweeted during spring training.
In 2013 the Marlins were truly sorry. They finished last in the majors in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs and home runs, and scored even less than their woeful 1993 expansion team. They also lost 100 games, two more than in their first season.
Henry was being catty after the Red Sox drew criticism for the minor league lineup they fielded for a spring game against Miami. But he might be right - it's unclear whether an offseason shakeup of the lineup will mean more runs for the Marlins than last year.
''We were anemic offensively,'' new general manager Dan Jennings said. ''Just bad. It's unacceptable.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (TEXAS-MIAMI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Marlins Preview* =========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Texas (48-76) at Miami (62-62), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Giancarlo Stanton remembers simply going through the motions as he'd head to the ballpark during the Miami Marlins' 100-loss campaign last year.
Now in the midst of possibly the best season of his career and with the Marlins thinking playoffs, his attitude - and that of his teammates - has changed drastically.
Miami looks to stay hot as it hosts the opener of a two-game set with the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
The Marlins (62-62) just took three of four against Arizona with Stanton going 7 for 14 in the series to raise his average to .295. He hit his major league-leading 32nd homer in Sunday's 10-3 victory, and his four RBIs gave him a career- and NL-best 88.
"I think ultimately his numbers are going to speak for him when you talk about what he means to our ballclub and the intimidation factor that he brings to other ballclubs," manager Mike Redmond said. "This guy just continues to get big hits."
Stanton's stellar season has helped Miami match its win total from 2013, and it is just 3 1/2 games back of San Francisco for the NL's second wild-card spot.
"It's different to come to the field. It's not a morgue in here every time you walk in. I'm telling you, that's the way it feels when you're (losing)," Stanton said. "We're loose, we understand what's ahead."
Redmond has seen a major difference from last year's club, too.
"We appreciate where we are, and where we're trying to go," he said. "We've got to go out there and keep playing. This is a special group of guys who fight and battle. They pick each other up, and do all the things championship teams do."
After having Monday off, the Marlins send Jarred Cosart to the mound for his third start since being acquired from Houston at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Cosart (1-1, 2.92 ERA) allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings of a 5-2 loss to Cincinnati on Aug. 1 before bouncing back to give up three hits over seven innings in a 3-0 win over St. Louis last Tuesday.
"I feel like I needed that (win against the Cardinals)," Cosart said. "Now that the nerves have subsided a little bit, I feel like I'm part of the team (and I'm) ready to keep building on that."
The right-hander, who is 10-8 with a 4.27 ERA in 22 starts in 2014, went 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA in two outings against the Rangers this season while with the Astros.
Texas will counter with Florida native Mike Mikolas, who will have plenty of support in the stands for this start. However, he hasn't been very impressive in his previous eight since being called up July 1.
Mikolas (1-5, 7.71) has given up at least five runs in half of those outings, including 10 and three homers over six innings of Wednesday's 10-1 loss to Tampa Bay.
The right-hander, who turns 27 on Saturday, knows he has to be better if he wants to be considered for a spot in the Rangers' 2015 rotation.
"I know I'm up here kind of on an audition basis for next year," Mikolas said. "I want to make as good an impression as I can. ... I've had my ups and downs."
So have the Rangers (48-76), who got a walkoff RBI single from Adam Rosales in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels to finish just 2-5 on their homestand.
"You think eventually we're going to pull one of these out," Rosales said. "(Sunday) was that day and it was fun. It was much-needed."
|Last Updated: 9/22/2014 5:16:01 AM EST|