Thursday, August 25, 2011
Matchup: Alexi Ogando vs. Andrew Miller
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final game of this four-game series with the Red Sox matches RHP Alexi Ogando against LHP Andrew Miller. The game is at 7:05 p.m. on FSSW and ESPN 103.3 FM. A quick look:
Ogando (12-5, 3.30 ERA): He's trying to become just the ninth Rangers right-hander to win 13 games over the last 10 seasons. ...He took a no-decision Saturday in Chicago, allowing two runs on six hits in seven innings to the White Sox. The Rangers lost, 3-2. ...He has pitched into the seventh inning in three of his last four outings. ...Ogando has never started against Boston, but gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings in four relief appearances in 2010. ...He is 7-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 12 home starts.
Miller (5-1, 4.99 ERA): He allowed one run on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Royals on Friday. ...It was his first start in August, though he's made two relief appearances during the month. ...He made six starts in July, going 3-1 with a 6.28 ERA. ...This is Miller's first career start against the Rangers. ...He pitched one inning of relief against Texas on Sept. 13, 2006, while he was with the Tigers. ...Miller is 9-17 with a 6.06 ERA in his career on the road.
Hitters: The current Rangers hitters are a combined 1-for-10 off Miller, with the injured Adrian Beltre having the only hit in six at-bats. ...Ian Kinsler is 0-for-1 and Yorvit Torrealba is 0-for-4. ...The Red Sox are 1-for-6 off Ogando. ...Marco Scutaro is 1-for-2 with a walk.
Fri. vs. LAA: LHP Derek Holland (11-5, 4.42) vs. RHP Dan Haren (13-6, 2.98), 7:05 p.m., 103.3/1540/TXA21/MLBN
Sat. vs LAA: LHP C.J. Wilson (13-5, 3.08) vs. TBD
Sun. vs. LAA: RHP Colby Lewis (11-9, 4.07) vs. TBD