Texas Rangers: Can Andrew Cashner Win Tonight?

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Andrew Cashner (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 05: Andrew Cashner (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Tonight, the Texas Rangers play their second game of their final series against Seattle. A win tonight can possibly put the Rangers closer to earning a spot in the playoffs. It can also give the Rangers their first series win since early this month.

Andrew Cashner steps on the field. He’s hoping to lead the Texas Rangers to a much-needed victory. He’s squaring off against Mariners pitching ace Felix Hernandez.

Cashner is 9-10. He’s 5-2 in his last ten starts, with three no-decisions. Having nine wins this season is only the second time in his career. His career record is ten wins, which he set in 2013. He’s scheduled to start a few more games after tonight. So he’s got a chance to set a career-high record for wins in a season.

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Cashner is 1-2 in four starts against Seattle this season. When Seattle was in Arlington last week, he pitched game four of that series, lasting 4.1 innings, allowing six hits and four runs, which ended a two-game winning streak, as he was handed the loss for that game.

Tonight, he’s got his chance to rectify his bad performance. If he can pitch well and continue to do so, he’ll be all right. However, he’ll need some support from the bats. So if everybody stays focused and does their job, Texas can come out victorious.

Cashner has been really good as of late. At the end of June, he was 3-7. Since then, he’s gone 6-3. He’s 40-63 in his career. His career’s been rough, but this season’s been very good to him. Tonight, he’s in for a challenge, but he’s faced many challenges this season and he’s beaten many of them. Tonight won’t be something he’s never seen before.