July 6, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers rookie pitcher Robbie Ross (left) dressed in his rookie hazing outfit prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers Roundup - April 25, 2014


SEATTLE –The Texas Rangers start a 3-game series tonight with the Seattle Mariners. Starting with this game, I will be bringing you a new daily post that I like to call Rangers Roundup. When the Texas Rangers have a game I will have a new Rangers Roundup post. Each post will be different based on what is happening but overall it should get you up-to-speed on the Texas Rangers.

TEXAS RANGERS:

  • The Texas Rangers are on a 3-game winning streak (14-8)
  • After sweeping the Oakland Athletics (YES!) on Wednesday the Texas Rangers held the American League’s best record and were the FIRST in the league to get 14 wins
  • The club has a .636 winning percentage that is now tied with Oakland Athletics for best in American League and third-best in MLB, behind the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves
  • The Texas Rangers 10-3 record over the last 13 games (since 4/11) is the best in the majors
  • The Rangers are 8-2 against A.L. West clubs this season which is the best intradivision record by any MLB club in 2014
  • Texas Rangers are ranked 2nd among A.L. leaders in OBP at .345 (Thanks Choo!)
  • The Rangers hold FIRST place in the A.L. for stolen bases (21) thanks to: Elvis Andrus (9), Leonys Martin (5), Alex Rios (4), Shin-Soo Choo (1), Josh Wilson (1) and Michael Choice (1)

ALL ABOUT MARTIN PEREZ:

  • Oops! Martin Perez did it again! He pitched a 2nd consecutive 3-hit shutout on Wednesday in Oakland
  • Perez is now tied for FIRST in A.L leaders for wins (4) with Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle
  • Ranked 3rd for lowest ERA at 1.42
  • Martin Perez is responsible for both shutouts in the American League along with 2 of the 4 complete games this season
  • Perez is the FIRST pitcher in Washington Senators/Texas Rangers franchise history with back-to-back shutouts with 3 hits or better

LUCKY CHARM:

  • Catcher Robinson Chirinos has started 3 straight (remember that SWEEP of the A’s?) and 5 of last 6 six games
  • Texas Rangers won each of Chirinos’ last 8 starts
  • According to STATS Inc, Chirinos has the highest winning percentage (10-2, .833) of ANY MLB position player this season with a minimum of 10 starts

LAST, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST:

  • Over the last 7 games the 9th batting slot has generated 7 RBI
  • Josh Wilson has gone 4-for-7 the past 2 games batting 9th
  • Wilson had the game-tying RBI double in Tuesday night’s game against the Oakland A’s
  • Texas Rangers have 13 RBI from the 9th slot this season and are tied with San Francisco Giants for most in MLB

INJURY REPORT:

  • Adrian Beltre was activated from the DL today and will start in tonight’s game
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff was placed on the DL today with a herniated disc in his lower back after seeing Dr. Dossett in Dallas, the need for surgery is yet to be determined (We wish KOUUZ a speedy recovery!)
  • LHP Pedro Figueroa was placed on the DL Wednesday and is expected to undergo Tommy John Surgery early next month (Well wishes for a safe surgery and speedy recovery!)

 

AT SAFECO PARK:

  • The Texas Rangers are 24-14 (.632) since the start of 2010, highest winning percentage of ANY A.L. West team
  • LHP Robbie Ross Jr. gets the start tonight, he has faced 58 consecutive batters without issuing a walk (KEEP IT GOING)

ON DECK FOR TOMORROW:

RHP Colby Lewis (1-1, 4.22) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (3-1, 2.04) in tomorrow’s game at Seattle Mariners. First Pitch slated for 8:10 p.m. (CDT)

I hope y’all have enjoyed the first edition of Rangers Roundup. I would LOVE to know what y’all think so, please feel free to leave any suggestions or criticisms you may have in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter.

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