Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Matchup: Derek Holland vs. C.J. Wilson
By Blair Angulo / Special to ESPNDallas.com
The Texas Rangers continue their three-game series in Anaheim tonight against the Los Angeles Angels at 9:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, FSSW and ESPN. Derek Holland is on the mound for the Rangers against former teammate C.J. Wilson. A quick look at the matchup:
Holland (10-6, 4.50 ERA): The 25-year-old has turned in five straight quality starts. ... Holland is 5-5 in his career against the Angels, including 0-2 with a 8.10 ERA in two starts this season, both coming against Jered Weaver. ... In his previous outing Thursday against the Cleveland Indians, Holland took his second consecutive no-decision despite surrendering only two runs in seven innings. ... He is 3-0 with a 2.98 ERA in his last seven starts to drop season ERA from 5.19 to 4.50. ... Texas is 15-9 in his starts.
Wilson (12-9, 3.73 ERA): The former Ranger has won three straight since compiling an 11-game winless streak, and the Angels are 5-0 in his last five starts. ... Wilson has a 3.48 ERA in 13 home starts this season, compared to 3.93 on the road. ... He will make his fifth career start against his former team, looking to lower a 7.27 career ERA against the Rangers. ... The left-hander tossed six shutout innings in his only start against the Rangers in Anaheim.
Hitters: Adrian Beltre is batting .357 in his career off Wilson (10-for-28) with a home run, four doubles and four RBIs. ... Michael Young is 3-for-8 off Wilson. ... Nelson Cruz (.333), Ian Kinsler (.333), Josh Hamilton (.273) and Mike Napoli (.200) have all homered off Wilson. ... Torii Hunter (.222), Mike Trout (4-for-9) and Albert Pujols (4-for-6) each have two home runs against Holland. ... Erick Aybar (.323), Howie Kendrick (.290) and Mark Trumbo (.278) have also homered off Holland.
Thurs. at LAA: Yu Darvish (15-9, 4.02 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (14-5, 3.56 ERA), 9:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/FSSW
Fri. at Sea.: Martin Perez (1-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. Hisashi Iwakuma (6-5, 3.39 ERA), 9:10 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM/TXA-21