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On Deck: Rangers go for 12; Jimenez on hill

Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:59 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2011 5:35 pm
 
On Deck

By Evan Brunell


TEXAngelsGONE STREAKING: The Rangers have won 11 in the row while the Angels are scrambling to stay in the hunt. Four games back, Los Angeles needs to cool Texas off or risk falling out of contention by the time the trading deadline hits. The Angels will offer up rookie Tyler Chatwood who has walked as many as he's struck out. Somehow, he's got a 3.52 ERA, but there you go. He's opposing sensation Alexi Ogando, who has shown no sign slowing down with a 2.92 ERA, but how long can Ogando go before running out of gas? Rangers vs. Angels, 10:05 p.m. ET (Watch live)

GarzaLeeDUELING ACES: The best pitching matchup on Tuesday night involves a pair of aces. Cliff Lee of Philadelphia goes up against Matt Garza of the Cubs. While Garza is technically an ace, it's not to the level of Lee, who also has Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and (when healthy) Roy Halladay alongside him. Garza has been an ace despite a 3.97 ERA suggesting the contrary. His 2.96 xFIP on the strength of his ability to strike out batters and limit baserunners. Lee's still better than that, though, pairing a 2.76 xFIP with a 2.82 ERA and striking out a career-high 25.1 percent of batters. Philles vs. Cubs, 8:05 p.m. ET (Watch live)

JimenezWATCH THE RADAR GUNS: Ubaldo Jimenez is easily the biggest name on the trade market, but it's still unclear if there's any feasible chance of prying Jimenez away from Colorado, at least this season. Jimenez will be on the mound Tuesday night as teams try to determine just how much they'd give up for the right-hander if a deal could come together. He's opposing the Braves, so it's a stiff matchup and will be opposed by Brandon Beachy, who was not selected in the amateur draft back in 2008, and has a 3.21 ERA in 12 starts as a 24-year-old. Braves vs. Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET (Watch live)

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:40 am
 

On Deck: Rangers go for 12; Jimenez on hill

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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: July 19, 2011 8:17 pm
 

On Deck: Rangers go for 12; Jimenez on hill

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Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 6:28 pm
 

On Deck: Rangers go for 12; Jimenez on hill

While Garza is technically an ace, it's not to the level of Lee, who also has , and (when healthy) Roy Halladay alongside him.

another example of cbssports.com's stellar proofreading abilities.  how can halladay be an ace AND an oft-injured ace, as this sentence would indicate?


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