|TEXAS ( MARTINEZ )|
MIAMI ( EOVALDI )
|921||TEXAS||+150||Ov 8,+100||+140||Ov 7.5,-105|
|922||MIAMI||-160||Un 8,-120||-150||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-54||-22.2||33-48||3.5||0.248||0.301||4.6||0.269||0.330|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.8||1-5||3.0||0.232||0.281||4.9||0.249||0.302|
|vs Right-handed Starters||46-52||-2.9||51-42||3.8||0.245||0.312||4.3||0.261||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.8||2-5||4.0||0.263||0.336||2.7||0.215||0.279|
|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)||3-4||L||130||8 un||U||10||12||3||11||15||3|
|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||MARTINEZ(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)|| |
|8/27/2014|| ||@ SEATTLE|| || |
|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||BERGMAN(R)|| |
|8/25/2014||COSART(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)|| |
|8/26/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)|| |
|8/27/2014|| ||@ 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 JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Texas (48-76) at Miami (62-62), 12:40 p.m. EDT
The Miami Marlins have enjoyed strong pitching at home lately, but Marlins Park hasn't been too friendly for Nathan Eovaldi for most of the season.
They'll look for Eovaldi to put an end to his home struggles and help them to a fourth straight victory Wednesday when they host the Texas Rangers.
Miami (63-62) pitchers have posted a 2.68 ERA during a 6-2 home stretch, with starters recording quality starts in six of the last seven.
However, Eovaldi (6-7, 3.96 ERA) hasn't won at Marlins Park since May 21, going 0-3 with a 6.38 ERA in eight outings since while giving up eight-plus hits five times. He allowed four runs - two earned - and eight hits in six innings of a 5-2 loss to St. Louis last Wednesday. Second baseman Jordany Valdespin committed two errors.
"I felt like I didn't pick up the team," Eovaldi, who threw 107 pitches, told MLB's official website. "We had a few errors. But I felt like I just didn't pick them up after that."
Miami's offense has also left Eovaldi out to dry. He received no runs of support against the Cardinals, marking the seventh time he's received two runs of support or fewer in his eight-start home winless stretch.
The Marlins found some timely - albeit late - hitting in a 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Rangers on Tuesday. Giancarlo Stanton drove in the winning run with a two-out single. He misplayed Rougned Odor's double off the wall in the seventh, letting Odor score on the error.
"I was just like, 'You put us in this situation, just make sure you're calm and collected and get us out,'" said Stanton, who is 9 for 18 with seven RBIs over his last five games with six walks for a .625 on-base percentage.
Christian Yelich was 3 for 5, improving to 16 for 33 during an eight-game hitting streak while helping the Marlins surpass last year's win total. Marcell Ozuna hit his 17th home run and his third in his last five interleague games. He has 15 RBIs over his last 18 matchups with AL clubs.
Miami is 12-4 in interleague play.
The Rangers (48-77) have scored four runs or fewer in 16 of 18 and were 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position on Tuesday.
"That's what we definitely have to get better on, driving in runs when they're out there," manager Ron Washington said.
Alex Rios, whose .284 average and 49 RBIs both rank second for Texas behind Adrian Beltre, was scratched from the lineup due to a bruised right thumb. He entered in the ninth as a defensive replacement but struck out in his lone at-bat.
The Rangers will give the ball to Nick Martinez (2-9, 5.27), who is 1-8 with a 7.01 ERA over his last 12 outings. Prior to that, he had posted a 2.28 ERA in his first nine appearances, though just four of those came as a starter.
He surrendered four runs in six innings of a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. A fifth-inning homer by Kole Calhoun accounted for three of those runs.
"I thought he threw well," Washington said. "Just one unexecuted pitch, the one to Calhoun."
The Marlins have won four of the last five meetings after dropping nine of the first 13.
|Last Updated: 9/30/2014 9:22:44 PM EST|