Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Matchup: Scott Feldman vs. Kevin Millwood
By Master Tesfatsion
SEATTLE -- The Rangers and Mariners will wrap up their three-game set with RHP Scott Feldman taking on RHP Kevin Millwood. The day game will start at 2:40 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW.
Feldman (0-1, 3.00 ERA): Feldman will pitch on eight days rest as he fills in for Neftali Feliz in the rotation. … He’s 3-3 with a 3.54 ERA in nine career starts against the Mariners. …In two previous starts this season, he’s 0-1 with a 2.00 ERA. ...Feldman became the first Rangers pitcher to get a losing decision without allowing an earned run since C.J. Wilson on July 21, 2011 in his last start. He allowed two unearned runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals on May 14. … Feldman is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in two starts at Safeco Field.
Millwood (2-4, 4.17 ERA): The former Rangers pitcher will make his ninth start with the Mariners. …He pitched a two-hit complete-game shutout in his last start against the Colorado Rockies on Friday. It was his 22nd career complete game and sixth career shutout. …He’s 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA in four career starts against the Rangers. …Millwood allowed a run on four hits in six innings in his first start against the Rangers this season on April 11. …Millwood is fourth in innings pitched (2,609.0), strikeouts (2,011) and games started (423) among active pitchers.
Hitters: Mike Napoli (6-for-16), Michael Young (2-for-4) and Josh Hamilton (3-for-7) have hit well against Millwood. …David Murphy (0-for-6), Mitch Moreland (0-for-5) and Nelson Cruz (0-for-2) are hitless against Millwood. …Ichiro Suzuki has the most hits among Mariners against Feldman (9-for-29). …Michael Saunders (1-for-7) and Justin Smoak (2-for-4) each have hit a home run off Feldman. …Miguel Olivio (0-for-6) and Chone Figgins (8-for-35) have struggled against Feldman.
Thu.: OFF DAY
Fri. vs. Tor.: LHP Derek Holland (3-3, 4.27) vs. Brandon Morrow (5-2, 2.63), 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540/TXA-21
Sat. vs. Tor.: RHP Colby Lewis (4-3, 3.30) vs. RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-4, 3.30), 2:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/1540/FSSW
Sun. vs. Tor.: RHP Yu Darvish (6-2, 3.05) vs. RHP Kyle Drabek (4-4, 3.27), 2:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/1540/FSSW