Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SERIES 24 - Rangers

Texas Rangers

Tuesday, June 22, 8:05 PM (FSN)
 Wednesday, June 23, 8:05 PM (FSN)
 Thursday, June 24, 8:05 PM (FSN)


Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, TX

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This will be a very tough road trip for the young Bucs, although the hardest match-up is the first one against the Rangers.  On paper, the Bucs' lineup for this trip is one of the strongest they've had in years.  If all goes well and the pitching is good, we should have strong hitters the whole way through the lineup.  Of course, it almost never works out that way.  Ryan Church is the DH, and he will probably be switched out for Delwyn Young if he does poorly.

The Rangers are coming off an 8-game winning streak and have won 11 of their last 12.  Obviously, they are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now, but all good things must come to an end eventually.  The Pirates bring a much more modest 2-game streak and hope they can add to that.  The attitude in the clubhouse is much improved from last week, so hopefully that works in their favor as well.

Expected Pitching Matchups

June 22: Ross Ohlendorf (0-5-4, 5.22 ERA) vs. Tommy Hunter (2-0-1, 2.08 ERA)
June 23: Paul Maholm (4-5-5, 3.77 ERA) vs. Dustin Nippert (2-3-18, 5.01 ERA)
June 24: Jeff Karstens (2-2-9, 4.72 ERA) vs. Scott Feldman (5-6-3, 5.16 ERA)

Proposed Lineups


  1. J. Tabata, LF
  2. N. Walker, 2B
  3. A. McCutchen, CF
  4. G. Jones, 1B
  5. R. Church, DH
  6. P. Alvarez, 3B
  7. R. Doumit, C
  8. L. Milledge, RF
  9. B. Crosby, SS


  1. E. Andrus, SS
  2. M. Young, 3B
  3. I. Kinsler, 2B
  4. V. Guerrero, DH
  5. J. Hamilton, LF
  6. N. Cruz, RF 
  7. J. Smoak, 1B
  8. M. Treanor, C
  9. J. Borbon, CF

Let's Go Bucs. (100th post!)

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