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The Rangers are home for a seven game home stand, starting with a three game series against the Yankees. New York is currently tied for first place in the AL East with the Red Sox.
The Yankees have four players with double digit home runs. Judge and Stanton both have 11, Didi Gregorious (who I’ll never forget ESPN reffered to as a Ranger killer two years ago. “If you ask any Ranger fan, they’ll tell you no one gets more hits against the Rangers than Didi.”) has 10, and Gary Sanchez has 12.
Tonight’s game will feature Bartolo ‘Big Sexy’ Colon aka the Rangers 2018 ace and Masahiro ‘Not sure if he has a nickname’ Tanaka who I would assume is not their ace since his ERA is 4.73 this year.
Choo has the most ABs against Tanaka with 12, .417 average. Gallo has faced him five times and has no hits so it’s time to fix that. Mazara has four RBIs and home run in his eight ABs against Tanaka.
Tomorrow’s game has Hamels on the schedule to face righty Domingo German. He’s had two starts, his debut with six hitless innings on May 6 against Cleveland and then on May 12 he faced Oakland and only went five innings and gave up six runs on six hits. Cole’s last outing on May 11 was much better than previous ones, he allowed just one hit in his six innings against the Astros. Hopefully both pitchers will have similar outcomes to their last starts.
The series finale has Doug Fister facing CC Sabathia. Fister is still trying to get his second win of the season, his last win being March 30 and Sabathia just got his first loss last Friday after 15 straight starts without a loss. While Fister didn’t walk a single batter in his last start, Sabathia walked four, the most in any of his starts since late last August.