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Last night, Yu Darvish took the mound against the Red Sox, and not surprisingly, he racked up a lot of walks and strikeouts. This is a common trend for Darvish, who has ended 39.6% of opposing plate appearances with a walk, hit batter, or a strikeout. Darvish is the kind of pitcher who succeeds...
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One way to look at how a pitcher attacks hitters is to look at what the pitcher throws in two-strike counts. In two-strike counts, pitchers often try to put hitters away with a breaking ball, induce weak contact with a sinker, overpower hitters with an extra-hard fastball, or throw a changeup with a bit of extra screw action.
I hadn’t seen Yu Darvish pitch in quite some time,...
Ryan Dempster has had an interesting two weeks. But when it comes to the Texas Rangers, it's been moe like two decades. It was the final week of July -- prime time for MLB teams on the trade market -- and Dempster was a hot commodity. First, he was reportedly traded to the Braves, only to supposedly enact his 10-5 rights and veto the deal. Then it was swirling rumors of an imminent...
No longer will the Texas Rangers turn to Joe Nathan to protect four- or five-run ninth-inning leads, even if manager Ron Washington considers them the equivalent of save situations. The Rangers think Nathan's arm is too precious to potentially foul up with extra use. The decision came in light of Nathan's recent minor health scare in which he had a bit of shoulder inflammation...
First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 1:35
Arms: Monday: Yu Darvish, RHP (11-7, 4.38 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook, RHP (2-5, 5.24 ERA)
Tuesday: Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-0, 15.43 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (5-9, 5.36 ERA)
Wednesday: Matt Harrison, LHP (13-6, 3.17 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett , RHP (5-9, 4.54 ERA)
Tonight (Monday at 9PM ET, 8PM CT) Tony, Adam and Scott take a look at the past week of MLB action. Here is what’s on tap for tonight!
“Untweetworthy!”-Tigers sweep the Tribe, ending the series with a 5-run, 10th inning off of Cleveland closer Chris Perez.
“Strange Games, Indeed”-Angels-Rangers (Wednesday night finish) and Indians-Tigers (Sunday finish).
On paper, the series-opening game between the Red Sox and Rangers is looking to be anything but a pitchers' duel. Starters Yu Darvish and Aaron Cook both enter Monday night's tilt in a bit of a funk. Darvish is just 1-3 with a 6.82 ERA and 20 walks in 31 2/3 innings over his last five starts. Cook, meanwhile, is 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA in his last five starts. The Sox have penciled...
The Red Sox are finishing up a disappointing post trade deadline homestand against the Texas Rangers, and as of now they are almost out of time to make a last minute push for a playoff spot. The Fact that they have the 1st place Rangers for the next three games makes the task all that [...]
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Well, we knew the Sox were not going to sweep the Rangers as their 2-game winning streak came to an end with a 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
The game remained score-less until the 6th inning when Ian Kinsler singled in David Murphy, followed by a single from Hamilton that drove in Kinsler to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. The Rangers scored 2 again in...
BOSTON (AP) -- Dustin Pedroia had three of Boston's eight doubles, Aaron Cook pitched seven solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford each doubled twice and Adrian Gonzalez once as the Red Sox increased their major league high to 248 doubles, 35 more than the second-place New York Mets. And Crawford and Gonzalez...
Texas Rangers Television Analyst Mark McLemore joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss the latest with the Rangers and the recent aquisition of Ryan Dempster to their pitching rotation.
Time: 1:35 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
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Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.54)
After losing three-of-four to the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox will close out their 10-game homestand starting tonight in the first game of a three-game with the Texas Rangers at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Rangers television market, you can catch the game...