Hey guys! It’s a quick preview today because our family is having our Easter today. I’ve got the pitching matchups and pitchers vs. hitters for you for game 2 of Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers.
The Rangers have been able to pull off wins against Kansas City at home for six conseutive games and have always defeated the Royals when Kyle Davies was on the mound. Texas will look to continue their past success tonight despite the fact that the Royals are the sole team in the Major Leagues that have yet to give up a series this season. The Rangers will look to change that by winning tonight and if history repeats itself and a look back at the hitting performance that the guys put on last night then Texas shouldn’t have a problem tonight.
The Rangers place Alexi Ogando on the mound tonight. This will be Ogando’s fourth start for the season. He is 2-0 after not getting a decision last time out against the Yankees and he holds a 2.33 ERA with nine strikeouts. His first two games were excellent allowing no runs on just two hits for 6-7 innings. However, he struggled against the Yankees where he allowed five runs, all earned, on six hits in 6.1 innings. He allowed three homers in New York as well.
The Royals will counter will Kyle Davies. Davies is 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA. His last time out was his best yet only allowing two runs, both earned, on seven hits over 6 innings while striking out seven batters. He has started seven games against Texas and the Royals have lost all of them. He is 0-4 against the Rangers with an earned run average of 6.38 and is 0-3 in Arlington with a 9.27 ERA.
Pitchers vs. Hitters
Alexi Ogando: None of the batters have been up against Ogando.
Kyle Davies: Ian Kinsler is 6-for-14 with one homer and two RBIs, Michael Young is 5-for-16 with one home run and wo RBIs and Nelson Cruz is 3-for-8 with one RBI. The rest of the guys, apart from Andres Blanco who is 3-for-4, are all under .300 batting averages.