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Matchup: Derek Holland-Jo-Jo Reyes

4/27/2011

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The third game of this four-game series features a pair of left-handed pitchers in Derek Holland and Jo-Jo Reyes. A look at the matchup:

Holland (3-1, 4.39 ERA): The 24-year-old beat the Royals in his last start despite allowing five runs on seven hits in seven innings. He had nine strikeouts, one shy of his career high, and did a nice job of grinding through some rough patches to get the club through seven innings. ...Holland has pitched at least six innings in all four of his starts in 2011. ...Holland is 1-1 with an 8.71 ERA in 10 1/3 innings (three games, two starts) in his career against Toronto. The Blue Jays have hit .295 against him.

Reyes (0-2, 6.20 ERA): It's been all or nothing for Reyes so far this year, with two starts of at least seven innings and two where he hasn't pitched longer than 3 1/3 innings. ...His last start was a no-decision in a Toronto win over Tampa Bay. He gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and one walk. ...Opponents are hitting .329 off Reyes this season. ...He's made one appearance against Texas in his career -- June 18, 2008 as a member of the Braves -- and went seven innings and gave up two runs (one earned) with four walks and three strikeouts.

Hitters: Only three Rangers not on the disabled list have ever faced Reyes, and none has a hit: Michael Young (0-for-3), Ian Kinsler (0-for-2) and Yorvit Torrealba (0-for-1). ...Juan Rivera is 3-for-15 with a homer and two RBIs off Holland. ...Adam Lind is 3-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs versus Holland. ...Jose Bautista doesn't have a hit against Holland in five at-bats.

Upcoming matchups:

Thursday vs. Toronto: RHP Alexi Ogando (3-0, 2.13) vs. RHP Brandon Morrow (0-1, 5.06), 1:05 p.m. on ESPN 103.3 FM/FSSW

Friday at Oakland: LHP C.J. Wilson (3-0, 3.51) vs. RHP Trevor Cahill (3-0, 2.30), 9:07 p.m. on ESPN 103.3 FM/TXA 21

Saturday at Oakland: RHP Colby Lewis (1-3, 6.95) vs. LHP Brett Anderson (2-1, 1.56), 3:07 p.m. ESPN 103.3FM/FSSW

Sunday at Oakland: LHP Matt Harrison vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 2.70), 3:07 p.m. ESPN 103.3 FM/FSSW

Monday at Oakland: LHP Derek Holland vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy (1-2, 3.57), 2:37 p.m. ESPN 103.3 FM/FSSW

NOTE: All of the Oakland games will also include live in-game chats here on the Rangers blog.