PREGAME: The Rangers have really been struggling and have won only 2 of their last 11 games for an awful 7-13 record. Err, umm, that’s the same record as the Tigers by the way.
Vicente Padilla takes the mound for Texas. He’s allowed 40 base runners in 26 innings, but still has a 3.12 ERA. He allowed 2 homers in his first outing, but none in the last two. Padilla will look to give his team a chance to snap a 4 game losing streak.
The Tigers will send out Justin Verlander who is searching for his first win, his first quality start, his fastball velocity, and his command. He allowed 5 runs in 5 innings against the Indians but it felt like so much more due in large part to 4 walks. In two starts against the Rangers last year he limited them to 1 run over 14 innings with 13 K’s.
Game Time 7:05
POSTGAME: I actually had a lot of things I wanted to hit on from tonight’s game, but some late game control problems from the Rangers, excessive pitching changes from the Tigers, a slow ride home, and some kind of announcement about a switch conspired against me.