Well this is weird. The Texas Rangers haven’t broke camp in Arizona yet but the Rangers are in Nashville today to play the also Rangers who will likely be Nashville Sounds in an exhibition match to christen the beginning of Texas’ relationship with Nashville as their Triple-A affiliate.
Probable Nashville Sound Ariel Jurado will pitch for the Rangers while likely Frisco Roughrider Taylor Hearn will pitch for Nashville. It’s complicated.
Sun. at Nashville: DeShields 8, Mazara 9, Pence DH, Guzman 3, Davidson 5, Kiner-Falefa 2, Forsythe 6, d’Arnaud 4, Santana 7, Jurado 1— John Blake (@RangerBlake) March 24, 2019
Sounds lineup vs. Texas: Calhoun 7, Fontana 4, Trevino 2, Wisdom 5, White 6, Beck 3, Tocci 8, Lopes DH, Granite 9, Hearn 1— John Blake (@RangerBlake) March 24, 2019
You’ll be able to hear this game on 105.3 The Fan with first pitch set for 1:05 pm CT.
Oh, yeah, a third of the Rangers are also still in Surprise, Arizona to take on stadium-mates Kansas City in the rubber match of the Battle For Surprise and Cactus League finale. Lance Lynn will pitch for Texas opposite RHP Jakob Junis for the Royals.
There is no Texas radio or television or MLB dot com webcast for this one but it will be on Fox Sports Kansas City which means it might be on MLB.TV which means you should probably seek it out if you have the means because look at this lineup!
First pitch from Surprise for this one is scheduled for an hour later at 2:05 pm CT.
Go Rangers! And also, go Rangers! Go Sounds, too, while we’re at it!