|TEXAS ( FOLTYNEWICZ )|
DETROIT ( ALEXANDER )
|vs Left-handed Starters||17-17||+7.2||18-16||4.0||0.237||0.294||0.388||0.682||4.8||0.258||0.314||0.440||0.754|
|Past 7 Games||0-7||-7.1||3-4||0.9||0.148||0.192||0.222||0.413||7.3||0.306||0.353||0.621||0.974|
|vs Right-handed Starters||30-38||+5.6||33-32||4.2||0.237||0.305||0.388||0.693||5.1||0.256||0.324||0.426||0.750|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.8||3-4||6.3||0.291||0.342||0.489||0.830||2.7||0.192||0.264||0.290||0.554|
|7/16/2021||LYLES(R)||@ TORONTO||RAY(L)||2-10||L||225||9.5 un||O||6||8||0||10||4||0|
|7/18/2021||ALLARD(L)||@ TORONTO||RYU(L)||0-5||L||185||8 un||U||3||4||0||8||4||0|
|7/18/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||@ TORONTO||MATZ(L)||0-10||L||185||8 ev||O||3||3||0||8||1||0|
|7/19/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ DETROIT||MIZE(R)||0-14||L||-110||9 ev||O||4||5||2||19||9||0|
|7/20/2021||DUNNING(R)||@ DETROIT||SKUBAL(L)||1-4||L||105||8.5 ov||U||4||2||0||9||5||0|
|7/21/2021||LYLES(R)||@ DETROIT||MANNING(R)||2-4||L||105||9.5 un||U||5||6||0||7||3||0|
|7/22/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||@ DETROIT||ALEXANDER(L)|| |
|7/23/2021||ALLARD(L)||@ HOUSTON||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|7/24/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ HOUSTON||VALDEZ(L)|| |
|7/25/2021||DUNNING(R)||@ HOUSTON||GREINKE(R)|| |
|7/8/2021||SKUBAL(L)||@ MINNESOTA||HAPP(L)||3-5||L||125||9.5 un||U||8||4||1||6||4||0|
|7/9/2021||MANNING(R)||@ MINNESOTA||MAEDA(R)||2-4||L||220||9.5 ev||U||8||6||0||4||4||1|
|7/10/2021||FUNKHOUSER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||OBER(R)||4-9||L||175||9.5 un||O||7||4||2||10||6||0|
|7/11/2021||PERALTA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||BERRIOS(R)||9-12||L||205||8.5 ov||O||8||5||0||12||12||0|
|7/23/2021||PERALTA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||BUBIC(L)|| |
|7/24/2021||MIZE(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||HERNANDEZ(L)|| |
|7/25/2021||SKUBAL(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||MINOR(L)|| |
|7/26/2021||MANNING(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINEDA(R)|| |
|7/27/2021||ALEXANDER(L)||@ MINNESOTA||MAEDA(R)|| |
|7/28/2021||PERALTA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HAPP(L)|| |
|TEXAS: He's Here: RHP Kohei Arihara, LF David Dahl, DH/OF Khris Davis, RHP Dane Dunning, INF Brock Holt, 1B Nate Lowe, RHP Mike Foltynewicz, GM Chris Young.
He's Outta Here: SS Elvis Andrus, RHP Jesse Chavez, LF Shin-Soo Choo, INF Derek Dietrich, RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Lance Lynn, C Jeff Mathis, RHP Rafael Montero, INF/OF Danny Santana.
Projected Lineup: CF Leody Taveras (.227, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 SBs), SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (.280, 3, 10, 8 SBs), RF Joey Gallo (.181, 10, 26), LF David Dahl (.183, 0, 9 in 24 games for Rockies), 3B Rougned Odor (.167. 10, 30), DH Khris Davis (.200, 2, 10 in 30 games for Athletics), 2B Nick Solak (.268, 2, 23), 1B Ronald Guzman (.244, 4, 9), C Jose Trevino (.250, 2, 9).
Rotation (including two likely tandem-starter spots): RH Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.35 ERA), RH Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 16.20 in 1 start for Braves), RH Kohei Arihara (8-9, 3.80 in 132 2/3 IP for Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan Pacific League), RH Dane Dunning (2-0, 3.97 in 7 starts for White Sox), LH Wes Benjamin (2-1, 2.48), RH Jordan Lyles (1-6, 7.02), LH Kolby Allard (0-6, 7.75).
Key Relievers: RH Jose Leclerc (0-0, 4.50 in 2 games), LH Brett Martin (0-0, 3.63), LH Joely Rodriguez (0-0, 2.13), RH Ian Kennedy (0-2, 9.00 with Royals), RH Matt Bush (no MLB appearances since 2018 after Tommy John surgery), LH Taylor Hearn (0-0, 3.63).
Outlook: The Rangers are in a rebuilding mode that began last season when they finished an AL-worst 22-38 and traded away workhorse starters Lynn and Mike Minor. There is uncertainty in a rotation that might utilize seven pitchers for five starting spots, two filled by two-pitcher tandems. Leclerc, still unestablished as a closer, is coming back from a shoulder injury and Jonathan Hernandez, maybe the team's best reliever, is shut down from throwing until at least early April because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow. Several veterans in the lineup are coming off horrendous offensive seasons, including OFs Gallo (who did win a Gold Glove in right field) and Dahl, who wasn't even offered a new contract by Colorado over the winter after being an NL All-Star in 2019. There has been an infield shuffle, with Kiner-Falefa set to be the first opening day shortstop in 13 seasons other than Andrus. The young Hawaiian shifted over after winning a Gold Glove at third base last season. Long-struggling Odor is still in the lineup, at third base instead of second, where Solak is getting his shot to be an everyday player. With Texas now allowing businesses in the state to operate at 100% capacity, the Rangers are preparing for a potential full house of 40,518 fans for their home opener at Globe Life Field on April 5 against Toronto. They could be the first team in any major U.S.-based sports league with a full-capacity crowd since the coronavirus pandemic started altering the sports landscape more than a year ago.
|DETROIT: He's Here: Manager AJ Hinch, C Wilson Ramos, OF Nomar Mazara, OF Robbie Grossman, INF Renato Nunez, RHP Jose Urena, RHP Julio Teheran, LHP Derek Holland, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Drew Hutchison, LHP Robbie Ross Jr., LHP Miguel Del Pozo, C Dustin Garneau, RHP Erasmo Ramirez, INF Greg Garcia.
He's Outta Here: Manager Ron Gardenhire, C Austin Romine, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Jordan Zimmermann, 1B C.J. Cron, 1B Brandon Dixon, RHP Anthony Castro.
Projected Lineup: LF Robbie Grossman (.241, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs with Athletics), 3B Jeimer Candelario (.297, 7, 29), 2B Jonathan Schoop (.278, 8, 23), DH Miguel Cabrera (.250, 10, 35), SS Willi Castro (.349, 6, 24), 1B Renato Nunez (.256, 12, 31 with Orioles), RF Nomar Mazara (.228, 1, 15 with White Sox) or Victor Reyes (.277, 4, 14), C Wilson Ramos (.239, 5, 15 with Mets), CF JaCoby Jones (.268, 5, 14).
Rotation; LH Matthew Boyd (3-7, 6.71 ERA), RH Spencer Turnbull (4-4, 3.97), RH Casey Mize (0-3, 6.99), LH Tarik Skubal (1-4, 5.63), RH Jose Urena (0-3, 5.40 with Marlins) or RH Michael Fulmer (0-2, 8.78).
Key Relievers: RH Bryan Garcia (2-1, 1.66, 4/6 saves), LH Gregory Soto (0-1, 4.30, 2 saves), RH Joe Jimenez (1-3, 7.15, 5/6 saves), RH Jose Cisnero (3-3, 3.03), RH Buck Farmer (1-0, 3.80).
Outlook: After missing last season while suspended in the aftermath of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, Hinch gets his opportunity to manage again with the rebuilding Tigers. He takes over a team that averaged 103 losses from 2017-19 and then finished last in the shortened 2020 season. Detroit does have a handful of highly touted prospects, including Mize and Skubal, who both pitched a bit at the big league level last year. Outfielder Riley Greene, infielder Spencer Torkelson and right-hander Matt Manning are also prospects to watch, although none of them have reached the majors yet. Cabrera is on the downside of his career, but he has a chance to reach 3,000 hits and 500 home runs this season. The Tigers have said they'll consider a six-man rotation, and the lineup could change quite a bit over the course of the season. Isaac Paredes is a candidate to play third base, for example, after making his big league debut last year. A state pandemic order amended in early February said outdoor entertainment and recreational facilities could have no more than 1,000 customers gathered, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said the state health department has had talks with the Tigers about expanding capacity limits at the ballpark.
|Last Updated: 9/26/2021 3:27:53 PM EST|