April 17, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus (back left) and second baseman Ian Kinsler (back right) congratulate center fielder Josh Hamilton (32) on his home run against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Series By The Numbers: Rangers @ Red Sox


Well was that fun, or what? The Rangers went into Fenway Park and swept the Red Sox in two games in which the offense (finally) showed signs of life. Even better news is that the starting pitching was great and the bullpen did what it needed to do (despite a little scare in yesterday’s game). The Rangers are now riding a six game winning streak entering a four game series with another AL favourite in Detroit who have a pretty solid offense as well. Oh, and the reigning MVP and Cy Young Winner.

Quick Game Results

04/17 W 18-3

W- Colby Lewis (2-0) L- Jon Lester (0-2)

04/18 W 6-3

W- Derek Holland (2-0) L- Josh Beckett (1-2)

Win Probability Added (WPA) (Starting Pitchers in bold)

Player 1 2 TOTAL
Napoli 0.177 0.249 0.426
Holland 0.323 0.323
Hamiton 0.106 0.120 0.226
Gentry 0.023 0.081 0.104
Kinsler 0.121 -0.027 0.094
Lewis 0.073 0.073
Torrealba 0.067 0.067
Ogando 0.038 0.038
Nathan 0.024 0.024
Cruz 0.059 -0.045 0.014
Murphy 0.000 0.005 0.005
Uehara 0.001 0.001
Lowe 0.000 0.000
Gonzalez 0.000 0.000
Andrus 0.046 -0.093 -0.047
Young -0.063 -0.063
Moreland -0.079 -0.079
Snyder 0.000 -0.095 -0.095
Beltre -0.110 -0.002 -0.112

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC BOSTON
2-0 Record 0-2
24 Runs Scored 6
.388 (31/80) Average .224 (15/67)
0.414 BABIP 0.267
0.492 (!!) wOBA 0.307
7 HR 3
16 K (Hitters) 19
2 GDP 0
0-0 SB-CS 1-1

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