Texas Rangers: Jo-Jo Reyes

Matchup: Jo-Jo Reyes vs. Colby Lewis

July, 22, 2011
The Texas Rangers begin a seven-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays with RHP Colby Lewis looking to join C.J. Wilson and Alexi Ogando with 10 wins. The Jays will throw LHP Jo-Jo Reyes.

Reyes (5-7, 4.94 ERA): Will make his 20th start of the season. ... The Jays are 9-10 in his starts, but he has won his last two outings and the team has been victorious in his past three starts. ... Gave up five earned runs and lasted just three innings in his last start against the New York Yankees. ... In his April 27 start in Arlington, the Rangers chased him in 2 2/3 innings, blasting him for six runs on five hits.

Lewis (9-7, 4.07 ERA): Has won four consecutive starts and has gone at least six innings in each. Lewis is coming off his second-longest start of the season, narrowly missing a complete game by one out against Seattle a week ago. ... His April 25 start against the Blue Jays ranks as one of his worst of the season. He gave up six earned runs on seven hits, which included three home runs, and he walked four. At that point his ERA was a season-high 6.95.

Hitters: The Jays don't have much of a history against Lewis with Rajai Davis being the only player with double-digit at-bats against him. Davis has six hits (.375), including a double and a pair of RBIs. Corey Patterson has four hits in six at-bats with four RBIs. ... Texas has just this season's one matchup against Reyes, and it was a good one; they're hitting .348 as a team against him with six RBIs. Nelson Cruz and Josh Hamilton each had two hits in Reyes' abbreviated outing.

Matchup: Derek Holland-Jo-Jo Reyes

April, 27, 2011
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The third game of this four-game series features a pair of left-handed pitchers in Derek Holland and Jo-Jo Reyes. A look at the matchup:

Holland (3-1, 4.39 ERA): The 24-year-old beat the Royals in his last start despite allowing five runs on seven hits in seven innings. He had nine strikeouts, one shy of his career high, and did a nice job of grinding through some rough patches to get the club through seven innings. ...Holland has pitched at least six innings in all four of his starts in 2011. ...Holland is 1-1 with an 8.71 ERA in 10 1/3 innings (three games, two starts) in his career against Toronto. The Blue Jays have hit .295 against him.

Reyes (0-2, 6.20 ERA): It's been all or nothing for Reyes so far this year, with two starts of at least seven innings and two where he hasn't pitched longer than 3 1/3 innings. ...His last start was a no-decision in a Toronto win over Tampa Bay. He gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings with six strikeouts and one walk. ...Opponents are hitting .329 off Reyes this season. ...He's made one appearance against Texas in his career -- June 18, 2008 as a member of the Braves -- and went seven innings and gave up two runs (one earned) with four walks and three strikeouts.

Hitters: Only three Rangers not on the disabled list have ever faced Reyes, and none has a hit: Michael Young (0-for-3), Ian Kinsler (0-for-2) and Yorvit Torrealba (0-for-1). ...Juan Rivera is 3-for-15 with a homer and two RBIs off Holland. ...Adam Lind is 3-for-6 with a homer and five RBIs versus Holland. ...Jose Bautista doesn't have a hit against Holland in five at-bats.

Upcoming matchups:

Thursday vs. Toronto: RHP Alexi Ogando (3-0, 2.13) vs. RHP Brandon Morrow (0-1, 5.06), 1:05 p.m. on ESPN 103.3 FM/FSSW
Friday at Oakland: LHP C.J. Wilson (3-0, 3.51) vs. RHP Trevor Cahill (3-0, 2.30), 9:07 p.m. on ESPN 103.3 FM/TXA 21
Saturday at Oakland: RHP Colby Lewis (1-3, 6.95) vs. LHP Brett Anderson (2-1, 1.56), 3:07 p.m. ESPN 103.3FM/FSSW
Sunday at Oakland: LHP Matt Harrison vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 2.70), 3:07 p.m. ESPN 103.3 FM/FSSW
Monday at Oakland: LHP Derek Holland vs. RHP Brandon McCarthy (1-2, 3.57), 2:37 p.m. ESPN 103.3 FM/FSSW

NOTE: All of the Oakland games will also include live in-game chats here on the Rangers blog.



Adrian Beltre
.322 18 71 77
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 71
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .874
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.12
SOY. Darvish 182