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Series Preview: Texas Rangers @ Cleveland Indians - Hambone

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The Rangers are winners of five straight and Josh Hamilton is back

Still don't get it
Still don't get it
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Series Schedule:

Monday, May 25 3:10 pm: RHP Shaun Marcum vs RHP Phil Klein

Tuesday, May 26 6:10 pm: RHP Danny Salazar vs LHP Wandy Rodriguez

Wednesday, May 27 11:10 am: RHP Carlos Carrasco vs RHP Colby Lewis

Go Rangers!

Cleveland Indians (20-23, 4th Place in AL Central)

Rangers' Record vs. Indians: 1-2 at The Ballpark

Cleveland's Recent Results: 3-0 series sweep of the Cincinnati Reds

Cleveland's Home Record: 9-12

Progressive Field Park Factors (LHB/RHB): HR: 104/105 - Runs: 101/96

SB Nation Indians Blog: Let's Go Tribe

Match-up: (as of 05/25) Rangers Indians Advantage
Batting (RAR) -9.3 (15th) 11.2 (6th) Indians
Base Running (RAR) 3.8 (6th) 6.8 (2nd) Indians
Starters (RAR) 17.1 19.1 Indians
Bullpen (RAR) -0.6 (27th) 3.9 (21st) Indians
Defense (UZR) -5.5 (19th) -14.6 (28th) Rangers?
Overall (UZR + RAR) 5.5 26.4 HAMBONE

Questions to Answer:

  • Yay or Nay: Josh Hamilton leads the Rangers to a series win against Cleveland?
  • Who is your Return of the McLemore Approved Player to Watch in this series? (I mean, everyone else is tuning in to see Josh Hamilton.)
  • Over/Under: 4.5 times you remember the good ol' days seeing Josh Hamilton at the plate in a Rangers uniform during this series?
  • What's your guess for line (IP/H/K/BB/ER) by Shaun Marcum as he is forced to deal with Josh Hamilton today?
  • How many dongs will Josh Hamilton hit as a Texas Ranger in 2015?