Sunday, April 29, 2012
Matchup: Derek Holland vs. David Price
By David Stein
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland looks to recover from his worst outing of the season against Tampa Bay's David Price, who is coming off his best performance. Here's the matchup:
Holland (2-1, 4.78 ERA): After starting the season with three quality starts, Holland was shelled by the Yankees his last time on the mound. Holland gave up seven runs off nine hits in a 7-4 loss.
Price (3-1, 2.63 ERA): Price struggled a bit early in the season, but the lefty was dominant in a complete-game shutout of the Angels his last time out. He gave up five hits, all singles, in a 5-0 win.
Batters: The Rangers are hitting .241 against Price in his career. ... Mike Napoli is 2-for-11 with eight strikeouts. ... Michael Young is 2-for-12 with six strikeouts. ... Nelson Cruz is 4-for-7 with a home run. ... Evan Longoria is 6-for-14 with two doubles and a home run against Holland in his career. ... The Rays are hitting .301 against Holland.
Monday vs. Toronto: RHP Yu Darvish (3-0, 2.42 ERA) vs. RHP Kyle Drabek (2-1, 2.25 ERA), 6:00 p.m., KSKY 660 AM/ESPN.
Tuesday vs. Toronto: RHP Neftali Feliz (1-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Drew Hutchison (1-0, 6.10 ERA), 6:00 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/FSSW.
Wednesday vs. Toronto: LHP Matt Harrison (3-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. LHP Ricky Romero (3-0, 3.18 ERA), 11:37 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/FSSW.