Matchup: Derek Holland vs. Tommy Hunter
August, 22, 2012
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final game of this series between the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles features left-hander Derek Holland against righty Tommy Hunter. The game is at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSWW. A look at the matchup:
|Rangers lefty Derek Holland looks ahead to his start against the Orioles, the team getting their mojo back and more.
Hunter (4-7, 5.49 ERA): The former Ranger is making his 20th start of the season and his 11th on the road. ... Hunter is 1-5 with a 5.86 ERA and four quality starts in those 10 road starts. ... Hunter has made just one start against the Rangers, allowing four runs on five hits and a walk in six innings in a loss on May 10. ... Hunter struck out seven in that game and allowed a two-run home run to Josh Hamilton. ... Hunter leads the AL in home runs allowed with 29. ... In his last start, Hunter gave up three runs on four hits, two of them homers, in six innings in a no-decision to the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles lost the game.
Hitters: Current Rangers are batting .297 against Hunter. ... Adrian Beltre is 5-for-11 with a homer and two RBIs off Hunter and Elvis Andrus is 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk. ... Josh Hamilton's only hit in three at-bats is a homer. ... Hunter has held Ian Kinsler, Michael Young, David Murphy and Mitch Moreland to a combined 0-for-11. ... The Orioles are hitting just .156 as a team off Holland. ... Wilson Betemit and Nick Markakis are each 1-for-8 against Holland. ... Brian Roberts is 2-for-7 with two RBIs.
Thur vs. Minn: RHP Yu Darvish (12-9, 4.51) vs. LHP Scott Diamond (10-5, 2.95), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW
Fri vs. Minn: LHP Matt Harrison (14-7, 3.19) vs. RHP Samuel Deduno (4-1, 3.33), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/TXA21
Sat vs. Minn: RHP Ryan Dempster (7-6, 2.99 NL&AL) vs. LHP Brian Duensing (3-8, 4.46), 3:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FOX
Sun vs. Minn: RHP Scott Feldman vs. RHP Cole De Vries, 2:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540 AM/FSSW