May 10, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton (32) hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

Series By The Numbers: Rangers @ Orioles


Well, nothing like winning a four-game series against another division leader. That’s exactly what the Rangers did helped by Josh Hamilton and a solid bullpen. It could have been a sweep if only some of Colby Lewis’s pitches stayed in the ballpark. He allowed five hits – all homeruns – three of which to the first three batters of the game. The first time either of those happened in an American League game.

 

But, after winning three of four and the second game of the double header the Rangers have a bit of momentum coming home against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in what was supposed to be a battle of first and second, but is instead a battle of first and last.

Quick Game Results
05/07 W 14-3
W- Matt Harrison (4-2) L- Brian Matusz (1-4)

05/08 W 10-3
W- Neftali Feliz (2-1) L- Jake Arrieta (2-3)

05/10 (Game One) L 6-5
W- Wei-Yin Chen (3-0) L- Colby Lewis (3-2) S- Jim Johnson (9)

05/10 (Game Two) W 7-3
W- Derek Holland (3-2) L- Tommy Hunter (2-2)

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

Player 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Hamilton -0.006 0.369 -0.109 0.125 0.379
Harrison 0.248 0.248
Feliz 0.194 0.194
Andrus -0.010 0.034 -0.138 0.275 0.161
Torrealba 0.156 0.156
Snyder 0.195 -0.081 0.114
Napoli -0.049 -0.053 0.196 0.094
Cruz 0.082 0.019 -0.060 0.035 0.076
Ogando 0.031 0.037 0.068
Holland 0.047 0.047
Adams 0.031 0.031
Nathan 0.020 0.020
Uehara 0.007 0.007
Lowe 0.000 0.003 0.003
Feldman 0.001 0.001
Ross 0.000 0.000
Murphy 0.000 -0.015 0.043 -0.032 -0.004
Beltre -0.015 0.034 -0.048 0.017 -0.012
Gentry -0.016 -0.013 -0.029
Young -0.003 -0.016 -0.011 -0.052 -0.082
Kinsler 0.043 -0.044 -0.040 -0.095 -0.136
Lewis -0.166 -0.166
Moreland -0.031 -0.038 -0.103 -0.172

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC BALTIMORE
3-1 Record 1-3
36 Runs Scored 15
.329 (53/161) Average .211 (27/128)
0.329 BABIP 0.214
0.416 wOBA 0.267
10 HR 9
28 K (Hitters) 36
3 GDP 5
0-0 SB-CS 1-0

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