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Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals - Preview - Live Game Thread


SURPRISE, Ariz. – Texas Rangers take on the Kansas City Royals tonight at Surprise Stadium. Matt Harrison is slated to get the start for the Texas Rangers. This will be Matt Harrison’s first ‘A’ game start since receiving a nerve-block injection on the right side of his neck on February 24.  Also returning to action tonight is Jurickson Profar at second base.  Kevin Kouzmanoff will be covering third for Adrian Beltre, who is expected to return in Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Starting Pitchers:
LHP Matt Harrison vs. RHP Yordano Ventura

Scheduled to follow Harrison will be:
Joe Saunders LHP
Pedro Figueroa LHP
Rafael Perez LHP
Shawn Tolleson RHP

Scheduled to follow Yordano Ventura:
Greg Holland RHP
Tim Collins LHP
Kelvin Herrera RHP
Louis Coleman RHP

TEXAS RANGERS LINEUP:

KANSAS CITY ROYALS LINEUP:

Noteworthy News:
T.R.Sullivan’s blog sent news that Nick Tepesch was optioned to Triple A Round Rock today. Jose Contreras was told he would not make the team. Several others were sent to the minors today, pitchers Cory Burns, Miles Mikolas and Daniel Bard, catchers Patrick Cantwell and Brett Nicholas, infielders Kensuke Tanaka and Andy Parrino and outfielders Brad Snyder and Bryan Peterson.

With the 11 cuts the Texas Rangers made today that can only mean one thing: TEXAS RANGERS BASEBALL IS CLOSE!

Tonight’s game starts at 6:05 p.m. (CST) and will be broadcast on TXA21 as well as MLB.tv

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  • David W. Cash

    It’s Baseball time in…Surprise, Arizona

    • lmhw24

      Broadcast sounds strange w/Grieve and a Royals broadcaster!

  • lmhw24

    Choo strikes out on a breaking ball….wow

  • lmhw24

    Who’s this kid Ventura? Struck out Choo & Andrus!

  • lmhw24

    Harrison looks good! 3 out!

  • David W. Cash

    Too bad we won’t see much from Harrison.

    • lmhw24

      Yeah, but he is looking good. I’m getting more hopeful!

  • lmhw24

    Tom Grieve just said that he doesn’t see how Michael Choice DOESN’T make the team.

  • lmhw24

    Harrison comes out in the 2nd w/35 pitches giving up 3 runs

    • David W. Cash

      at least only 2 were earned. I’m exited to see him pitch in the minors and get in 80-100 pitches

  • Ben Dieter

    Edwards looking sharp in relief so far!

    • lmhw24

      Keller Texas!

  • lmhw24

    Harrison says he feels good and back held up. Trying to get some rust off…

  • lmhw24

    Choo strike out again!

  • Ben Dieter

    TAG dominates that interview.

  • Ben Dieter

    Quick inning for Ventura!

    • lmhw24

      TOO quick! This kid is good.

      • Ben Dieter

        Yes he is! Some nasty stuff.

        • lmhw24

          I know. That breaking ball on Choo’s first at bat was impressive

  • Ben Dieter

    Great inning for Joe Saunders!

  • lmhw24

    Adduci in for Moreland

    • Ben Dieter

      Oblique muscle. Nothing serious according to the broadcast.

      • lmhw24

        Thanks Ben I missed that part….

  • lmhw24

    Royals’ pitcher Ventura has 5 K’s in 3 innings….wow

  • lmhw24

    To Balk or not to Balk…

  • lmhw24

    Jon Daniels likes what he saw from Harrison. Likes Choice, too. Not just because of his bats but the way he carries himself, too.

  • lmhw24

    Come on Saunders!

  • lmhw24

    MID 5 Rangers trail Royals 0-5

  • lmhw24

    Nice play by Andrus

  • lmhw24

    Andrus looks back at Pitcher Ventura after the 99mph pitch

  • lmhw24

    Saunders back on the mound in the 6th

  • David W. Cash

    Saunders looks like he’ll make the 25 man roster. Good to see Profar at second

    • lmhw24

      Yeah, I think Saunders will make it. Profar looks good.

  • lmhw24

    I think TEX is the only team NOT wearing green today!

  • David W. Cash

    Rosales not looking so hot

    • lmhw24

      No sir. Not today.

  • lmhw24

    Pedro Figueroa comes to mound BOT 7 with Rangers trailing 0-5

  • lmhw24

    Dang it. These Royals have good breaking balls

  • lmhw24

    Shawn Tolleson comes to mound in the 8th

  • lmhw24

    Rangers lose to the Royals 0-6