April 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (5) slides safely into home plate for a run, beating a throw to New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin (55) in the sixth inning at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers won 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

Series By The Numbers: Yankees @ Rangers


To quote the great* band Limp Bizkit, the Texas Rangers are “rollin’.” After dropping the first game of the home stand against the New York Yankees, they rebounded with two great games with timely hitting and good-to-great pitching and a whole bunch of Yuuuuuuuuuu-ing. They now continue their attack on the American League East with a series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Also, how great is it that Robbie Ross leads Major League Baseball in wins. That’s some timely relief pitching right there.

*Not really a great band.

Quick Game Results

04/23 L 7-4

W- CC Sabathia (2-0) L- Derek Holland (2-1) S- Mariano Rivera (4)

04/24 W 2-0

W- Yu Darvish (3-0) L- Hiroki Kuroda (1-3) S- Joe Nathan (5)

04/25 W 7-3

W- Robbie Ross (4-0) L- Phil Hughes (1-3)

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

Player 1 2 3 TOTAL
Darvish 0.541 0.541
Ross 0.176 0.176
Nathan 0.101 0.020 0.121
Kinsler -0.040 0.078 0.082 0.120
Beltre -0.051 0.147 0.096
Lowe 0.034 0.034
Adams 0.032 0.032
Gentry 0.032 0.032
Feldman 0.026 0.026
Moreland -0.007 -0.056 0.080 0.017
Uehara 0.013 0.013
Cruz 0.048 -0.012 -0.029 0.007
Feliz 0.006 0.006
Snyder 0.002 0.002
Andrus 0.046 -0.048 -0.017 -0.019
Hamilton -0.111 0.054 0.001 -0.056
Napoli -0.068 -0.035 0.045 -0.058
Murphy -0.022 -0.054 -0.076
Torrealba -0.119 -0.119
Young -0.077 -0.050 -0.015 -0.142
Holland -0.253 -0.253

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC YANKEES
2-1 Record 1-2
13 Runs Scored 10
.245 (23/94) Average .242 (24/99)
0.354 BABIP 0.293
0.354 wOBA 0.285
5 HR 2
17 K (Hitters) 24
3 GDP 3
2-0 SB-CS 1-0

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