May 6, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis (left) slides home safely past Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba (right) during the game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

Series By The Numbers: Rangers @ Indians


Make it three series losses in a row, and after facing surprising Toronto and surprising Cleveland, it is now surprising Baltimore, with the Majors best record, who await the Rangers.

It just goes to show how perfect everything had been going for the Rangers when it stops. They are making mistakes that are costing them, and they are not getting the big hit or pitch when they need it. They have had to deal with their best two hitters having a nagging injury. They have still been in almost every game, but the Rangers luck has been trending down from where it was at the beginning of the season.

Quick Game Results
05/04 L 6-3
W- Jeanmar Gomez (2-1) L- Colby Lewis (3-1) S- Chris Perez (10)

05/05 W 5-2 (11)
W- Alexi Ogando (1-0) L- Joe Smith (1-1) S- Joe Nathan (7)

05/06 L 4-2
W- Ubaldo Jimenez (3-2) L- Yu Darvish (4-1) S- Chris Perez (11)

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

Player 1 2 3 TOTAL
Beltre -0.012 0.484 -0.049 0.423
Holland 0.320 0.320
Moreland 0.049 0.185 0.050 0.284
Ogando 0.271 0.271
Murphy 0.093 -0.019 0.074
Gentry 0.073 0.073
Andrus -0.074 0.090 0.056 0.072
Nathan 0.040 0.040
Ross 0.016 0.016
Uehara 0.014 0.014
Lowe 0.006 0.006
Torrealba -0.074 -0.074
Hamilton -0.088 -0.035 0.017 -0.106
Napoli -0.064 -0.013 -0.063 -0.140
Darvish -0.169 -0.169
Cruz 0.065 -0.140 -0.107 -0.182
Adams -0.220 -0.220
Gonzalez 0.053 -0.235 -0.052 -0.234
Kinsler -0.230 -0.028 -0.035 -0.293
Young 0.054 -0.275 -0.075 -0.296
Lewis -0.362 -0.362

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC CLEVELAND
1-2 Record 2-1
10 Runs Scored 12
.281 (27/96) Average .242 (24/99)
0.321 BABIP 0.304
0.307 wOBA 0.309
1 HR 3
15 K (Hitters) 28
3 GDP 3
0-2 SB-CS 3-2

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