Matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Anthony Bass
SAN DIEGO -- The Texas Rangers close out their interleague series against the Padres on Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park. Yu Darvish will make his 14th start of the season for the Rangers while Anthony Bass starts for the Padres. Here’s the matchup:
Darvish (8-4, 3.57): Darvish pitched the second-longest outing of his season in his last start, tying a career high for strikeouts with 11 and allowing two runs in eight innings against the Houston Astros. …He issued two walks, which tied a career low and was his lowest total in five starts. …He is 2-4 with a 3.98 ERA on the road. …In four day games, he’s 1-2 with a 5.32 ERA. …Darvish’s eight victories are tied for most among major league rookies with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Wade Miley.
Bass (2-7, 4.88): Bass' last win came May 15 against the Washington Nationals. He has three losses and three no-decisions since then. …He has allowed 26 earned runs in his last 26 1/3 innings after giving up 16 earned runs in his first 49 innings. …In his last start, he allowed a season-high nine runs (seven earned) in 5
1/3 innings against the Oakland A's. …He is 1-2 with a 3.62 ERA at Petco Park this season, compared to 1-5 with a 6.00 ERA on the road. …In two interleague games this season, he’s 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA.
Hitters: Darvish will be making his first appearance against the Padres' hitters. …Bass has never faced any of the Rangers.
Thu.: Off day
Fri. at Rockies: RHP Roy Oswalt (first start) vs. LHP Christian Friedrich (4-3, 5.60 ERA), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/TXA 21
Sat. at Rockies: RHP Colby Lewis (6-5, 3.00) vs. LHP Josh Outman (0-3, 8.41 ERA), 2:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1270 AM/FSSW
Sun. at Rockies: LHP Matt Harrison (9-3, 3.41) vs. RHP Alex White (2-5, 6.06), 6:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
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- There are no games scheduled for today.