Stock Report: Yu Darvish up; Matt Harrison down
Yu Darvish: After impressing everyone with his start at home against the New York Yankees, Rangers starter Yu Darvish took his act to Canada and baffled the Blue Jays. Darvish has 19 strikeouts and four walks and has allowed one run in his last two starts (15 1/3 innings). He's 4-0 so far and pitches again Sunday in Cleveland (and then Friday vs. C.J. Wilson in Arlington, if the rotations stay the same).
Elvis Andrus: The shortstop is 7-for-14 in his last three games with four RBIs. His errorless streak did end, but he's playing well in the field and feels comfortable at the plate. He's showing more gap power and an ability to battle at the plate when he gets behind in the count.
Matt Harrison: In his last two starts, Harrison has allowed 14 earned runs on 22 hits in 8 1/3 innings in losses to Tampa Bay and Toronto.
Derek Holland: The lefty has given up 12 earned runs on 18 hits with six walks and nine strikeouts in his last two starts (13 innings). He'll look to rebound this weekend in Cleveland.
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Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss Ron Washington's decision to send Yu Darvish to the mound for the eighth inning Thursday night and how he would handle a situation like that if he were still a GM.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley and Glenn "Stretch" Smith discuss the latest Rangers news, including the Yu Darvish-Justin Verlander matchup.
Play Podcast Nelson Cruz joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers' series in Oakland, his ups and downs at the plate and if the PED talks before the season were a distraction.
Play Podcast Rangers manager Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Oakland for his weekly visit.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss his role with the Rangers. Ryan says that he has not been in contact with the Astros about a possible opening and he doesn't think that he would be interested anyway.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit and wastes no time sounding off on MLB umpire Angel Hernandez.
Play Podcast Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland joins GAC from Milwaukee to discuss what it was like facing former teammate Scott Feldman, Texas' upcoming series and more.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett live from Milwaukee for his weekly visit and discusses Nick Tepesch, the Rangers' rotation, interleague play and more.