May 18, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux (far right) speaks with starting pitcher Nick Martinez (22) during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers Roundup - May 24, 2014

DETROIT, Mich. — The Texas Rangers fell to the Detroit Tigers in Friday’s game 7-2. The Texas Rangers and Tigers are even entering today’s game in this 4-game series. The Rangers are currently on an 11-game, 11-day roadtrip, playing 8 straight games versus American League Central clubs. This weekend marks the 20th Annual Negro Leagues Tribute and the Texas Rangers will wear the uniforms of the Fort Worth Black Panthers in Saturday’s game. Here is what you need to know for today’s game in Rangers Roundup.

TEXAS RANGERS: (23-25, .479)

PAYING TRIBUTE:

  • The Rangers will wear the Fort Worth Black Panthers uniform in Saturday’s Negro Leagues Tribute Game today
  • The Fort Worth Black Panthers were founded in 1905 and played as a travel team until the 1930’s
  • The Panthers were a member of several Negro Leagues during that time as well

TERRIBLE TWO’S:

  • Losing 7-2 last night, Texas Rangers are now 0-8 this season when scoring exactly 2 runs
  • Texas has now dropped 12 consecutive games when scoring exactly 2 runs, last win being a 2-1 victory versus Minnesota Twins on 8/31/13
  • The club’s 8 losses when scoring exactly 2 runs are tied for most in MLB with 3 National League teams: Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals

YO ADRIAN:

  • Adrian Beltre has a .391 (43-110) average against the Detroit Tigers since the start of 2010, his highest against ANY opponent in that span
  • Beltre’s average is MLB-best against the Tigers in that span

NOT A GOOD LEAD:

  • Texas Rangers enter today with 39 players used this season, tied most in ML with Toronto Blue Jays
  • Rangers’ 22 pitchers used (yes including Moreland’s May 6 relief) leads the majors, club has also used 9 rookies
  • Texas Rangers lead MLB with 13 players currently on the disabled list and 17 DL uses overall this season
  • Longest stretch this season WITHOUT a DL replacement is 12 days
  • Last night marked the 18th time this season for Texas to score 2-runs-or-less (18 of 48 games, 37.5%) and is 3rd-most instances in the A.L. (Tampa Bay Rays-21, Astros-19)
  • Texas’ current 192 runs rank 11th in the A.L. and are the club’s fewest through 48 games since 1990 (183)

TODAY’S LINEUP:

TEXAS RANGERS: RHP Nick Martinez (0-1, 2.28)

  1. Shin-Soo Choo LF
  2. Elvis Andrus SS
  3. Mitch Moreland 1B
  4. Adrian Beltre 3B
  5. Alex Rios RF
  6. Chris Gimenez C
  7. Leonys Martin CF
  8. Donnie Murphy DH
  9. Rougned Odor 2B

DETROIT TIGERS: RHP Rick Porcello (7-1, 2.91)

  1. Ian Kinsler 2B
  2. Torii Hunter RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  4. Victor Martinez DH
  5. Austin Jackson CF
  6. Alex Avila C
  7. Nick Castellanos 3B
  8. Andrew Romine SS
  9. Rajai Davis LF

ON DECK FOR TOMORROW:

  • RHP Colby Lewis (3-3, 5.40) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (5-3, 3.55)
  • You can tune in to FSSW/ 103.3 FM/ 1540 AM for first pitch at 12:08 p.m. (CDT)

 

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