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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Matchup: D. Holland vs. Tyler Chatwood

By Richard Durrett

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The second game of this four-game series at Angels Stadium features LHP Derek Holland and RHP Tyler Chatwood. The game starts at 9:05 p.m. on FSSW and ESPN 103.3 FM. Here's a quick look at the matchup:

Holland (10-4, 4.30 ERA): The 24-year-old left-hander comes into tonight's outing wiht a 4-0 record and a 2.54 ERA in his last seven starts with 13 walks and 36 strikeouts, dropping his ERA from 5.10 to 4.30. ...He has three shutouts in those seven starts and four on the season, tied with James Shields for the AL lead (one behind Cliff Lee in the majors). ...Holland is getting the highest run support in the majors at 7.12 runs of support per 9 innings. ...Had five walks in his last outing, but still managed to go 6 innings and keep his team in the game against Seattle. ...He his 3-3 with a 5.81 ERA in 10 games (seven starts) against the Angels in his career.

Chatwood (6-8, 4.07 ERA): The 21-year-old deserved better than a no-decision against the Yankees in his last start on Aug. 11 at Yankee Stadium. He allowed two runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, but the Angels lost, 6-5. ...Chatwood has just one win in his last seven starts since the beginning of July. ...In that span is a loss to the Rangers in which the rookie gave up three runs on seven hits in five innings with four walks and one strikeout in a 7-0 defeat. ...Left-handed batters are hitting .322, while righties are batting .237 off him.

Hitters: The Rangers are 7-for-20 as a team off Chatwood. ...Josh Hamilton is 2-for-3 with a double and is the only hitter with at least two hits. ...Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland are a combined 0-for-5 with one strikeout. ...Erick Aybar has the most career at-bats off Holland and he's hitting .318 (7-for-22) with a homer and two RBIs against him. ...Torii Hunter is 3-for-14, but two of those hits are homers and he has five walks.

Upcoming matchups:

Wed. at LAA: LHP C.J. Wilson (11-5, 3.28) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (9-8, 3.10), 9:05 p.m., 103.3/1540/FSSW
Thur. at LAA: RHP Colby Lewis (11-8, 4.01) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (14-6, 2.13), 9:05 p.m., 103.3/1540/FSSW