April 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder David Murphy (7) gets caught steeling second base as Detroit Tigers second baseman Ramon Santiago (39) applies the tag in the seventh inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Series By The Numbers: Rangers @ Tigers


Another series, another series win and the Texas Rangers are quickly becoming every baseball expert’s dream. They are, quite simply, a team that is hard to beat. They don’t only score, they have starters that don’t let you score, and if you get into a battle late in a game, good luck. Their bullpen is probably better than yours is, too.

It is a recipe that got them to two World Series, and this year they might be better than ever. They got a scare with Adrian Beltre going down to injury and news that he may require an MRI is not comforting. But they won tonight without him, and we’ll see what the gravity of the injury is.

Up next, the New York Yankees.

Quick Game Results

04/19 W 10-3

W- Yu Darvish (2-0) L- Adam Wilk (0-2)

04/21 Game One W 10-4

W- Matt Harrison (3-0) L- Rick Porcello (1-1)

04/21 Game Two L 3-2

W- Justin Verlander (2-1) L- Neftali Feliz (1-1) S- Jose Valverde (4)

04/22 W 3-2 (11 innings)

W- Robbie Ross (3-0) L- Thad Weber (0-1) S- Joe Nathan (4)

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

Player 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Hamilton 0.102 0.161 -0.237 0.344 0.370
Nathan 0.215 0.215
Ogando 0.076 0.112 0.188
Darvish 0.180 0.180
Adams 0.146 0.146
Murphy 0.028 0.138 -0.022 0.144
Ross -0.003 0.146 0.143
Lewis 0.121 0.121
Young 0.116 0.035 0.098 -0.143 0.106
Harrison 0.055 0.055
Cruz 0.025 0.052 -0.024 0.000 0.053
Beltre -0.003 0.028 0.025
Feldman 0.005 0.005
Uehara -0.001 -0.001
Gonzalez 0.001 -0.019 -0.018
Moreland 0.061 0.021 -0.101 -0.019
Feliz -0.021 -0.021
Snyder -0.068 -0.068
Kinsler 0.022 0.088 0.003 -0.194 -0.081
Napoli 0.068 -0.028 -0.108 -0.014 -0.082
Gentry -0.031 -0.026 -0.054 -0.111
Andrus -0.036 0.019 -0.168 0.053 -0.132
Torrealba -0.021 -0.176 -0.022 -0.219

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC DETROIT
3-1 Record 1-3
25 Runs Scored 12
.333 (52/156) Average .178 (24/135)
0.381 BABIP 0.198
0.389 wOBA 0.242
4 HR 3
29 K (Hitters) 26
3 GDP 0
7-3 SB-CS 0-0

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