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Rangers series preview: Miami Marlins

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Rangers come in to the series with a three game win streak after sweeping the Rays in Tampa. They start the home stand 48-50 on the season, 25-20 at home, and 5-5 in their last 10.

The Marlins come in after a series win against the Reds, they dropped Sunday’s game, missing out on a sweep. Miami is currently 44-52, they have a 22-26 road record, identical to their home record. They’re 4-6 in their last 10.

Beltre is just 11 hits from 3,000.

GAME 1: Perez v. Conley

Conley is 2-3 with a 6.75 ERA, which probably means the Rangers won’t score a run until the sixth inning. In his last start, Conley went six innings and gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks. He got the no decision.

Perez is 5-7 with a 4.72 ERA. Perez also went six innings in his last start but got the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk.

Neither starter has ever faced the opposing team.

GAME 2: Hamels v. Straily (Game 100 for the Rangers)

Dan Straily is 7-5 with a 3.49 ERA. He’s 4-3 with a 4.15 ERA in his career against the Rangers. He faced them in 2016 when he pitched for Cincinnati. He got the win after shutting out the Rangers through six innings, giving up just three hits and two walks. The Reds won that game 3-0.

In his last start, Straily went five innings against the Phillies. He got the loss after giving up four runs on nine hits and three walks.

In 37 starts against the Marlins, Hamels is 9-15 with a 3.39 ERA. His last outing against the Marlins was July of 2015. Cole went just three innings after giving up five runs on eight hits.

Hamels is currently 4-1 with a 3.78 ERA and got the loss in his last start against Baltimore, going 5.1 after giving up seven runs on nine hits.

GAME 3: Darvish v. Urena

Urena is 8-4 with a 3.78 ERA for the season. In his last start against the Reds, Urena went six innings giving up one run on three hits and two walks.

Urena has never faced the Rangers.

Darvish is 6-8 with a 3.44 ERA. His last two starts have been no decisions. In his last start against Tampa, he went eight innings and gave up three runs on five hits and struck out 12. Thankfully the Rangers decided not to give him a loss (couldn’t manage a win but at least he didn’t get an undeserved loss.)

Darvish’s one and only start against Miami was in June of 2014. He pitched a complete game shutout. He gave up six hits, three walks, and struck out 10,