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Posted on: October 12, 2010 4:38 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Rangers-Rays Game 5 breakdown

The statistical breakdown of Game 5 of the ALDS, with the Yankees ready to take on the winner. (All stats from the regular season.)

Texas Rangers


Postseason stats: Hitting /Pitching

1. Elvis Andrus, SS
overall: .265/.342/.301 in 588 AB, 32 SB
vs. TB: /350/.435/.500 in 20 AB
on road: .268/.354/.292 in 284 AB,
against LHP: .268/.341/.301 in 153 AB

2. Michael Young, 3B
overall: .284/.330/.444 in 656 AB, 21 HR
vs. TB: .118/.118/.118 in 17 AB
on road: .260/.299/.380 in 334 AB
against LHP: .322/.374/.497 in 171 AB, 6 HR

Cliff Lee 3. Josh Hamilton, CF
overall: .359/.411/.633 in 518 AB, 32 HR
vs. TB: .300/.364/.700 in 20 AB, 2 HR
on road: .327/.382/.512 in 254 AB, 10 HR
against LHP: .271/.331/.458 in 166 AB

4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
overall: .300/.345/.496 in 593 AB, 29 HR
vs. TB: .304/.333/.478 in 23 AB
on road: .284/.336/.461 in 282 AB, 13 HR
against LHP: .338/.395/.536 in 151 AB, 7 HR

5. Nelson Cruz, LF
overall: .318/.374/.576 in 399 AB, 22 HR
vs. TB: N/A
on road: .267/.324/.480 in 202 AB, 9 HR
against LHP: .330/.388/.587 in 109 AB, 21 RBI

6. Ian Kinsler, 2B
overall: .286/.382/.412 in 391 AB
vs. TB: .222/.417/.222 in 9 AB
on road: .257/.322/.388 in 206 AB
against LHP: .376/.473/.484 in 93 AB

7. Jeff Francoeur, RF
overall: .249/.300/.383 in 454 AB
vs. TB: N/A
on road: .270/.328/.405 in 237 AB
against LHP: .300/.363/.442 in 120 AB, 4 HR

9. Bengie Molina
overall: .240/.279/.320 in 175 AB
vs. TB: .333/.500/.500 in 6 AB
on road: .241/.292/.316 in 176 AB
against LHP: .350/.412/.420 in 100 AB

9. Mitch Moreland, 1B
overall: .255/.364/.469 in 145 AB
vs. TB: .111/.200/.444 in 9 AB
on road: .244/.330/.500 in 86 AB
against LHP: .200/.304/.300 in 20 AB

LHP Cliff Lee
overall: 12-9, 3.18 ERA, 3.23 xFIP, 212 1/3 IP
since joining TEX: 4-6, 3.98 ERA, 3.27 xFIP, 108 2/3 IP
vs. TB: 3 GS, 23 2/3 IP, 4.56 ERA, 2 BB, 25 K, 12 ER, 0 HR
on road: 7-6, 3.53 ERA, 3.49 xFIP, 112 1/3 IP

X-factor to win: This game comes down to the starting pitching. Lee won the first matchup, it's down to him and David Price.

Keep an eye on: Besides Lee? How about Josh Hamilton? He's 2 for 14 this series with two singles. He led the majors with a 1.044 OPS during the regular season, but has an OPS of .393 in the first four games.

Tampa Bay Rays

Postseason stats: Hitting /Pitching

1. Jason Bartlett, SS
overall: .254/.324/.350 in 532 AB
vs. TEX: .385/.429/.385 in 13 AB
at home: .272/.335/.346 in 217 AB
against LHP: .273/.355/.375 in 165 AB

2. Ben Zobrist. RF
overall: .238/.346/.353 in 541 AB
vs. TEX: .444/.615./500 in 18 AB
at home: .215/.345/.302 in 242 AB
against LHP: .247/.345/.349 in 166 AB

David Price 3. Carl Crawford, LF
overall: .307/.356/.495 in 600 AB, 110 R
vs. TEX: .222/.241/.407 in 27 AB
at home: .300/.352/.505 in 277 AB with 11 HR
against LHP: .256/.312/.384 in 203 AB

4. Evan Longoria, 3B
overall: .294/.372/.507 in 574 AB, 104 RBI
vs. TEX: .417/.464/.917 in 24 AB with 2 HR, 10 RBI
at home: .324/.403/.527 in 275 AB, 10 HR
against LHP: .324/.411/.545 in 176 AB with 5 HR

5. Carlos Pena, 1B
overall: .196/.325/.407 in 484 AB, 28 HR
vs. TEX: .174/.321/.348 in 23 AB
at home: .207/.335/.464 in 237 AB, 18 HR
against LHP: .179/.316/.359 in 156 AB

6. B.J. Upton, CF
overall: .237/.322/.424 in 536 AB, 42 SB
vs. TEX: .348/.444/.652 in 23 AB with 4 doubles
at home: .250/.339/.420 in 264 AB
against LHP: .278/.381/.538 in 169 AB

7. Dan Johnson, DH
overall: .198/.343/.414 in 111 AB
vs. TEX: .250/.400/.250 in 4 AB
at home: .190/.284/.431 in 58 AB
against LHP: .235/.391/.471 in 17 AB with 1 home run

8. Kelly Shoppach, C
overall: .196/.308/.342 in 159 AB
vs. TEX: .154/.313/.321 in 13 AB
at home: .218/.296/.414 in 87 AB
against LHP: .261/.375/.455 in 88 AB, 4 HR

9. Sean Rodriguez, 2B
overall: .251/.308/.397 in 343 AB
vs. TEX: .278/.278/.444 in 18 AB
at home: .244/.318/.398 in 176 AB
against LHP: .292/.375/.442 in 120 AB

LHP David Price
overall: 19-6, 2.72 ERA, 3.99 xFIP, 208 2/3 IP
vs. TEX: 1 GS, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER (3.00 ERA), 5 BB, 8 K
at home: 9-2, 1.96 ERA, 3.64 xFIP, 114 2/3 IP

X-factor to win: I'll repeat what was said for the Rangers: "This game comes down to the starting pitching. Lee won the first matchup, it's down to him and David Price."

Keep an eye on: Besides Price? Let's stick with the mirror images -- Evan Longoria. Like Hamilton, he's coming off an injury and hasn't played up to his capabilities. He's 4 for 16 in the first four games, but does have a homer and two doubles.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 12, 2010 3:23 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2010 3:43 pm
 

Rangers-Rays Game 5 lineups

And we're counting down to Game 5.

Rangers
Elvis Andrus SS
Michael Young 3B
Josh Hamilton CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Nelson Cruz LF
Ian Kinsler 2B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Bengie Molina C
Mitch Moreland 1B
Cliff Lee P

Rays
Jason Bartlett SS
Ben Zobrist RF
Carl Crawford LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
B.J. Upton CF
Dan Johnson DH
Kelly Shoppach C
Sean Rodriguez 2B
David Price P

Rays lineup when we get it, and megabreakdown coming up soon.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: August 31, 2010 7:38 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2010 7:38 pm
 

Hamilton's knee looms as problem

Josh Hamilton
This doesn't sound like something you'd like to hear your team's MVP candidate say with regards to making it through the season: "I'll be praying I do and I hope you'll be praying for me too."

Yikes. Those words from Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton, the front-runner for American League MVP. Hamilton's right knee continues to worsen, and a month after his second cortisone injection of the season, he'll have an injection of a lubricant called Synvisc after Tuesday night's game. He was at designated hitter, unable to play in the field.

"There is more pain than there normally has been," he said.

It's difficult to overstate what Hamilton means to the Rangers. He leads the majors in hitting at .359, with 95 RBI and 31 homers. Given their relatively comfortable 8 1/2-game lead in the AL West, the Rangers are best off babying him as much as possible prior to the playoffs, because having him break down when they need him most would be devastating to their chances.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 7, 2010 11:42 am
 

Hamilton taps out


Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is expected to be back in the lineup tonight against Seattle after sitting out Sunday following a cortisone injection to reduce pain in his sore left knee.

That's good news for Rangers fans and Hamilton fantasy owners, considering the way Hamilton has been swinging the bat lately. He went 10-for-22 with two homers in five games last week and had an OPS of 1.319.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News says Hamilton has eliminated the "toe tap" from his swing, which could be a key to his turnaround from a rough start (Hamilton was batting .205 after the first 13 games of the season, and now is at .301).

The toe tap is that little step backward some players use to start their swing, used as a timing mechanism and as part of the weight shift. Some players find it helpful, but it lengthens the process of swinging and thus shortens a hitter's reaction window. Hamilton has gone back and forth on the toe tap several times in his career.

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