|Final - 6.4.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|WP: Derek Holland (5 - 1)
LP: Fausto Carmona (3 - 7)
On Monday, the Rangers started a stretch where they were to play 17 of their next 20 on the road. I said at the time that going .500 over that stretch, 10-10, would be a result Rangers fans should be happy with.
Well, so far, the Rangers are 5-1, and look to complete a sweep in Cleveland today behind C.J. Wilson.
Jeff Wilson's game story talks about Derek Holland, who had "dozens" of fans who made the 90 mile journey from his hometown to cheer him on yesterday.
T.R. Sullivan's game story includes quotes from Yorvit Torrealba saying Holland looked different than he has in the past, more locked in and focused.
Evan Grant writes that Holland reversed a recent trend by performing well once he had two outs in an inning.
Wilson writes that Matt Purke will likely be on the board when the Rangers pick at #33, but if Texas selects Purke, it will likely not be until much later in the draft, with Purke wanting $7 million to sign.
The S-T's notes talk about Josh Hamilton playing centerfield yesterday in place of Endy Chavez, Matt Harrison's kidney stones, and Ron Washington deciding to keep Alexi Ogando out there on Friday with a 10-1 lead.
Sullivan's notes talk about Harrison and Chavez, Craig Gentry's new role as the team's centerfielder against lefties, and Mitch Moreland getting hot again.