Season record: 19-35
Week 9 record: 2-5
Series record: 4-11, 2 split
The Rangers had yet another losing week, while there was a few close games, they only managed a win per series against the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Angels. Luckily, there are only six more games to get through before the end of this short but awful season.
The highlight of the week was the Rangers 1-0 win against Houston, with Kyle Gibson pitching a complete game. Unfortunately, he could not continue that good command and great pitching into Monday’s game.
Texas is now headed to Arizona for a quick two game series against the Diamondbacks before heading home for the final series of 2020.
Jordan Lyles will take the mound today, his last outing was against Houston last Thursday where he went seven innings and gave up just two runs. He pitched two innings against Arizona this season, in 22 career games, he has a 6.45 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 74 innings.
Caleb Smith will make the start for Arizona, who last faced the Rangers in 2017, where he gave up four runs in one inning over two games. He’s made three starts this season, having tested positive for Covid at the end of July, and has a 4.50 ERA and 1.75 WHIP in eight innings.
Wes Benjamin is scheduled to make his first start on Wednesday. He’s pitching four innings of relief in his last two outings and gave up two runs in each of those appearances.
Arizona’s starter is currently TBD.
Tonight’s game will start at 8:10 pm CDT and Wednesday’s will be at 5:10 pm CDT.