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Series Preview: Cleveland Indians @ Texas Rangers - Jinx on Jinx Action

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The Rangers are cursed by Nolan/Ian/Globe Life/bacon cotton candy while the Indians were given the kiss of death by Sports Illustrated

Slider looks like one of those STD muppets from Kneehigh Park
Slider looks like one of those STD muppets from Kneehigh Park
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Series Schedule:

Friday, May 15 7:05 pm: LHP Bruce Chen vs LHP Wandy Rodriguez

Saturday, May 16 7:05 pm: RHP Danny Salazar vs RHP Colby Lewis

Sunday, May 17 2:05 pm: RHP Carlos Carrasco vs RHP Nick Martinez

Go Rangers!

Cleveland Indians (12-21, 5th Place in AL Central)

Rangers' Record vs. Indians: 1-6 in 2014

Cleveland's Recent Results: 1-2 series loss to the St. Louis Cardinals

Cleveland's Road Record: 6-9

The Ballpark Park Factors (LHB/RHB): HR: 107/89 - Runs: 112/101

SB Nation Indians Blog: Let's Go Tribe

Match-up: (as of 05/15) Rangers Indians Advantage
Batting (RAR) -21.8 (25th) 5.1 (6th) Indians
Base Running (RAR) 2.8 (9th) 3.7 (7th) Indians
Starters (RAR) 19.5 15.4 Rangers
Bullpen (RAR) 1.2 (23rd) 2.3 (21st) Indians
Defense (UZR) 1.6 (14th) -11.1 (26th) Rangers
Overall (UZR + RAR) 3.3 15.4 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Questions to Answer:

  • Yay or Nay: Shin-Soo Choo makes it through this series with his hitting streak intact?
  • Who is your Return of the McLemore Approved Player to Watch in this series? (I'll ride the hot hand with Delino DeShields.)
  • Over/Under: 6.5 consecutive hitters retired to start tonight's game by Magic Wandy Rodriguez?
  • What's your guess for line (IP/H/K/BB/ER) by Nick Martinez on Sunday after he had his worst outing of the season last Tuesday?
  • Will Adrian Beltre hit home run No. 400 during this series?