Tampa Bay Rays (74-47) vs. Texas Rangers (61-62)
Edwin Jackson (9-7, 4.07 ERA) vs. Matt Harrison (4-2, 7.07 ERA)
7:05 PM CST in Arlington, Texas (Rangers Ballpark in Arlington)
TV: KDFI-HD | Radio: KRLD 1080 AM, XM 180
|2B||Akinori Iwamura||2B||Ian Kinsler|
|CF||Ben Zobrist||DH||Frank Catalanotto|
|1B||Carlos Pena||SS||Michael Young|
|DH||Rocco Baldelli||CF||Josh Hamilton|
|3B||Willy Aybar||RF||Marlon Byrd|
|LF||Justin Ruggiano||LF||Brandon Boggs|
|C||Shawn Riggans||C||Gerald Laird|
|RF||Gabe Gross||1B||Chris Davis|
|SS||Jason Bartlett||3B||Ramon Vazquez|
Notes: Per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News:
The Rangers have swapped out Tommy Hunter for Kameron Loe because they need a long reliever in the even that a starter fails to get through five innings for the fifth consecutive game and the sixth time in the last seven games.
Also Vicente Padilla has been pushed back again. He's now scheduled to pitch Tuesday - if he can make it through a bullpen session tomorrow. If not, then I suspect he'll be DL bound. Meanwhile Dustin Nippert tomorrow will become the 14th different starter for the Rangers this season. No. 15 is apparently around the corner.
Brandon McCarthy could be a "consideration" for the rotation if his outing goes well tomorrow. When the Rangers use the word "consideration," that's usually code that something is about to happen.