Series Preview: Anaheim Angels @ Texas Rangers - Caring is Creepy

These guys don't seem to care, either - Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers end the month of July by playing the Anaheim Angels. By the time the final game is played on Wednesday, maybe Giancarlo Stanton will be a Ranger or maybe Joe Nathan will be a Tiger

Series Schedule:

Monday, July 29 6:05: RHP Jered Weaver vs. RHP Matt Garza

Tuesday, July 30 7:05: LHP C.J. Wilson vs. LHP Derek Holland

Wednesday, July 31 7:05: RHP Jerome Williams vs. LHP Martin Perez

Who cares?

Here's a breakdown of the pitching match-ups against Orange County's baseball team:

  • Matt Garza: 7-1, 7.70 K/9, 2.30 BB/9, .262 BABIP, 80.0% LOB, 3.58 FIP, 3.75 xFIP, 1.3 WAR - Last three starts: 3 runs allowed in 21.0 innings
  • Jered Weaver: 5-5, 7.38 K/9, 2.31 BB/9, .279 BABIP, 78.2% LOB, 3.47 FIP, 4.14 xFIP, 1.7 WAR - Last three starts: 4 runs allowed in 20.1 innings

Advantage: Who cares?

  • Derek Holland: 8-6, 8.23 K/9, 2.55 BB/9, .316 BABIP, 75.1% LOB, 2.91 FIP, 3.54 xFIP, 4.2 WAR - Last three starts: 6 runs allowed in 22.1 innings
  • C.J. Wilson: 11-6, 8.23 K/9, 3.45 BB/9, .287 BABIP, 73.0% LOB, 3.41 FIP, 3.81 xFIP, 2.3 WAR - Last three starts: 4 runs allowed in 22.1 innings

Advantage: Who cares?

  • Martin Perez: 3-3, 5.56 K/9, 2.58 BB/9, .316 BABIP, 69.3% LOB, 4.45 FIP, 3.97 xFIP, 0.5 WAR - Last three starts: 15 runs allowed in 15.0 innings
  • Jerome Williams: 5-7, 5.65 K/9, 3.00 BB/9, .288 BABIP, 66.9% LOB, 4.76 FIP, 4.37 xFIP, -0.1 WAR - Last three starts: 14 runs allowed in 13.1 innings

Advantage: Who cares?


Anaheim Angels (48-55, 4th Place in AL West)

Rangers' Record vs. Anaheim: 4-2 (2-1 at The Ballpark)

Anaheim's Recent Results: 1-3 road series loss against the Oakland A's

Anaheim's 2013 Road Record: 21-26

Ballpark in Arlington Park Factors (LHB/RHB): HR: 112/109 - Runs: 110/113

SB Nation Angels' Blog: Halos Heaven (I, for one, do not care.)

Match-up: (as of 07/29) Rangers Angels Advantage
Batting (RAR) -21.6 (16th) 39.1 (5th) Who cares?
Base Running (RAR) -7.8 (30th) -2.8 (16th) Who cares?
Starters (RAR) 52.9 36.3 Who cares?
Bullpen (RAR) 42.5 (3rd) 16.7 (17th) Who cares?
Defense (UZR) 17.5 (6th) -11.1 (23rd) Who cares?
Overall (UZR + RAR) 83.5 78.2

Who cares?

Questions to Answer:

  • On a scale of 1 to 10: How much do you care?
  • Who is your Return of the McLemore Approved Player to Watch in this series? (Who cares.)
  • Over/Under: 1.5 times that you end up caring during this series?
  • What's your guess for line (IP/H/K/BB/ER) by Matt Garza in his second Ranger start tonight as he tries to make us care again?
  • Yea or Nay: Have you ever cared less?
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