Tune in at 10:05 PM ET as the Rangers take on the Angels. Maxwell Hubert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello everybody and welcome to the liveblog of the Rangers V Angels. My name is Maxwell Hubert(@teedotyankee) and I will be following tonight's matchup with all of you out there. Please feel free to imput your comments and observations and take part in the action! It's going to be a great one, let's do this!
The Rangers will give the ball to starter Derek Holland in this one. Lefthander Holland is 10-6 this season with a 4.53 ERA.
Starting this game for the Angels will be C.J. Wilson. The lefthander has a 3.73 ERA to go along with a 12-9 record this season.
The Rangers were a 11-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels last night in LA
I. Kinsler 2b .263
E. Andrus ss .292
M. Young 3b .274
N. Cruz rf .255
D. Murphy lf .311
M. Napoli dh .229
G. Soto c .207
C. Gentry cf .309
M. Moreland 1b .283
M. Trout cf .327
E. Aybar ss .295
A. Pujols 1b .282
T. Hunter rf .308
H. Kendrick 2b .280
V. Wells lf .235
A. Callaspo 3b .251
M. Trumbo dh .265
C. Iannetta c .246
Who do you like to win tonight? Who do you like to win the division?
Pujols is back into the lineup for the Angels. Hamilton out of the lineup for the Rangers tonight.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Angels are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home
Holland is scheduled to make his 25th start and 26th appearance of the season tonight
Wilson Has won three straight since compiling an 11-game winless streak. Wilson Did not factor in the decision in last start, Sept. 14th at Kansas City, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits in five innings…Angels are 5-0 in his last five starts.
Wilson Is 5-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 13 starts at the Big A this season compared to a 7-4 mark with a 3.93 ERA on the road.
If these two teams end up playing each other in the postseason, who takes it and why?
We are about to get things underway.
Kinsler, Andrus and Young to lead things off for the Rangers
Kinsler is batting .263 with 18 HR on the year
3-2 fastball from Wilson misses low and Kinsler takes the leadoff WALK
Next up will be Elvis Andrus
Andrus is batting .292 on the year with just 3 HR
Why do you think Andrus' power numbers are so terrible this year?
Wilson falls behind Elvis 2-0 early in the count. Visit to the mound.
Wilson checks Kinsler over at first base
Wilson takes a little off the pitch and spills in a strike, count 2-1
@MIKE He is finally looking like the OLD Ichiro! :)
3-2 count to Andrus. Wilson tosses over to first again to check Kinsler
Kinsler takes off as Andrus rolls a pitch over to the left side of the infield. Toss over to first base and he is easily out. Kinsler moves over to second base.
That will bring up Young with one out and a runner on second base.
Young is batting .274 with 7 HR on the year
Wilson quickly gets ahead of Young 0-2
@cor.o I always thought he would develop some more power in his game.
Wilson tries to pick off Kinsler at second base this time. No dice
Young swings over the slider that falls down and in for the STRIKEOUT. 2 OUT