Series By The Numbers: Royals @ Rangers

Boy, was that not pretty. Some ugly baseball (and some unlucky baseball, at least compared to what we’ve been seeing) for the Rangers led to them being swept for the first time this season (albeit in a two-game series.)

May 11, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry (23) watches a fan catch a home run ball hit by Los Angeles Angels right fielder Torii Hunter (not pictured) in the sixth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

They need to keep going, however. Next is Oakland and if they should be swept again, their lead in the division will drop to just two games. Hard to believe that Oakland is the team currently on the Rangers’ tails.

Quick Game Results
05/14 L 3-1
W- Bruce Chen (2-4) L- Scott Feldman (0-1) S- Jonathan Broxton (8)

05/15 L 7-4
W- Vin Mazzaro (1-0) L- Colby Lewis (3-3)

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

Player 1 2 TOTAL
Adams 0.041 0.041
Ogando 0.034 0.034
Kinsler 0.028 0.028
Feldman 0.027 0.027
Holland 0.027 0.027
Ross 0.022 0.022
Cruz 0.014 0.014
Uehara 0.013 0.013
Nathan 0.006 0.006
Murphy 0.036 -0.033 0.003
Gonzalez -0.032 0.002 -0.030
Andrus -0.031 -0.007 -0.038
Hamilton -0.063 0.015 -0.048
Moreland -0.040 -0.022 -0.062
Snyder -0.081 0.005 -0.076
Napoli -0.057 -0.023 -0.080
Beltre -0.088 -0.018 -0.106
Gentry -0.037 -0.085 -0.122
Torrealba -0.130 -0.130
Young -0.109 -0.083 -0.192
Lewis -0.333 -0.333

When the team leader in WPA for a series is a reliever who pitches one inning, you had a pretty rough series.

Tale of the Tape

TEXAS STATISTIC KANSAS CITY
0-2 Record 2-0
5 Runs Scored 10
.224 (15/67) Average .235 (16/68)
0.283 BABIP 0.254
0.260 wOBA 0.305
2 HR 1
20 K (Hitters) 13
0 GDP 2
2-0 SB-CS 2-1

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