OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Rangers have set their rotation for the next seven games to be sure they can get the proper rest for Cliff Lee, Colby Lewis and C.J. Wilson. Here's the tenative plan for this week:
Monday: C.J. Wilson
Tuesday: Scott Feldman
Wednesday: Rich Harden
Thursday: Cliff Lee
Friday: Derek Holland
Saturday: C.J. Wilson
Sunday: Colby Lewis
I'm sure Tommy Hunter will work the back end of one or two of those games as well to keep him sharp should he be needed in a possible Game 4, though the club could go with Lee on short rest.
Manager Ron Washington said he will give his regulars some time off, but could also play them for parts of some games and then replace them late like spring training games.
"You want to keep sharp and make sure you're ready," second baseman Ian Kinsler said. "We have to do whatever we need to be prepared for the playoffs and that's what we'll do."