Mound matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Kyle Drabek
April, 30, 2012
By David Stein | ESPNDallas.com
Yu Darvish returns to the mound for the first time since dominating the Yankees to the tune of 10 strikeouts in 8 1/3 scoreless innings in the series opener in Toronto. Here's the matchup:
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Kyle Drabek (2-1, 2.25): The youngster has pitched well so far this season, but command issues have forced a few early exits due to walks and high pitch counts. Drabek has been much worse at home than on the road. He has just one win in nine starts in Rogers Centre.
Hitters: In Drabek's only start against the Rangers, he gave up three runs off five hits over six innings of work in a 6-4 win. ...Michael Young went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. ...Yorvit Torrealba went 2-for-4 with a home run. ...Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a home run.
Tuesday vs. Toronto: RHP Neftali Feliz (1-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Drew Hutchison (1-0, 6.10 ERA), 6:00 p.m., KSKY 660 AM/FSSW.
Wednesday vs. Toronto: LHP Matt Harrison (3-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. LHP Ricky Romero (3-0, 3.18 ERA), 11:37 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/FSSW.