Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Matchup: Derek Holland vs. C.J. Wilson
By Todd Wills
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers take on the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of their three-game series, with left-hander Derek Holland going up against former Rangers teammate and fellow southpaw C.J. Wilson on Tuesday night. First pitch is 7:05 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and Deportes 1540 AM.
Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company for his weekly visit to discuss the latest Rangers news.
Holland (8-6, 3.06): Holland deserves so much better than an 8-6 record. The Rangers are 13-8 in his starts. ... Holland has been a rock this season, pitching deep into games -- his 141 innings pitched are eighth in the American League. He's allowed more than four earned runs in only one of his 21 starts. ... The Rangers have scored exactly two runs in five of Holland's last six starts. Holland has a 1-2 record during that span. ... Holland is 2-5 with a 3.26 ERA in 10 home starts and has allowed seven of his nine home runs in 66 1/3 home innings. ... He's 1-0 with a 5.68 ERA in two starts against the Angels this season. ... He had his worst start of the season against the Halos in Anaheim on April 22, allowing six runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Wilson (11-6, 3.18): Wilson has been on a roll, going 7-1 with a 1.96 ERA in his last eight starts for the Halos and hasn't walked more than three batters in any of the starts. ... He had four walks or more in five of his first 13 starts this season. ... Wilson is 6-3 with a 4.21 ERA on the road ... Opponents are batting .259 against him in his 11 road starts. ... The Angels are 12-9 in his starts. ... Wilson has been awful in five starts against the Rangers, compiling an 0-2 record and a 7.65 ERA. He's allowed 27 hits in 20 innings against Texas.
Hitters: Current Angels are batting .323 against Holland, so he's had his struggles against them. Infielders Howie Kendrick (16-for-43, 2 HRs, 12 RBIs) and Alberto Callaspo (12-for-34, 1 HR, 4 RBIs) have been the toughest outs for the Rangers' southpaw. The current Rangers are batting .298 against Wilson. Adrian Beltre (10-for-28, 1 HR, 4 RBIs) and Ian Kinsler (4-for-10, 1 HR, 2 RBIs) have given their former teammate fits.