Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Matchup: Derek Holland vs. Blake Beavan
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final game of this three-game series features left-handed pitcher Derek Holland and right-hander Blake Beavan at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. A quick look at the matchup:
Holland (4-3, 4.05 ERA): He has quality starts in three of his last four outings, going 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA in those four starts. ... He gave up two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings pitched with nine strikeouts and one walk in a win over Toronto last week. ... Holland had six runs of support in the first inning and made it hold up. ... He is 6-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 11 games (seven starts) against Seattle in his career, including 5-1 with a 3.00 ERA in those seven starts. ... Since the start of 2011, Holland is 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA in five games (all starts) vs. Seattle, including a five-hit, complete-game shutout on July 14, 2011 in Seattle.
Beavan (2-4, 4.38 ERA): The 23-year-old former Ranger first-round draft choice (2007) will make his 10th start of the season after getting a no-decision May 25 agianst the Angels. ... Beavan allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings as the team lost, 3-0. ... He's 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA in his last five starts. ... Beavan is 1-2 with a 1.71 ERA with nine strikeouts in three starts against the Rangers. That includes a 5-3 loss in Seattle to the Rangers in April in which he allowed four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk in 6 2/3 innings.
Hitters: Current Rangers are hitting just .200 against Beavan. ... Elvis Andrus (2-for-9), Adrian Beltre (3-for-8, two doubles), and David Murphy (4-for-9, two doubles) are the only three with multiple hits. ... Ian Kinsler, Josh Hamilton and Michael Young are a combined 2-for-26. ... Chone Figgins is 6-for-20 off Holland, the best average of anyone on the Mariners with more than 10 at-bats against him. ... Brendan Ryan is 1-for-9.
Thu.: Off day
Fri. at LAA: RHP Colby Lewis (4-3, 3.58) vs. RHP Jerome Williams (5-2, 3.81), 9:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/1540/Ch. 21
Sat. at LAA: RHP Yu Darvish (7-2, 3.25) vs. LHP C.J. Wilson (6-4, 2.77), 9:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/1540/FSSW