Cesar Ramos (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and Nathan Eovaldi (0-2, 6.11 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (10-9) and the New York Yankees (7-10) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Action begins at 8:05 p.m. ET on Monday, Apr. 25 and can be seen on FSSW, YES and ESPN.
Nomar Mazara (.356, 8 Rs, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Eovaldi went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 5-2 defeat to the Athletics in his last outing. Carlos Beltran (.277, 10 Rs, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Texas and New York are N/A, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Rangers, who rank third in the AL in strikeouts per game with 7.0.
When it comes to issuing walks, the Yankees have the second-fewest in the AL with an average of just 2.2 walks allowed per game.
Predictions: SU Winner - TEX
When leading after seven innings, New York is 5-4, while Texas is 7-6.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Yankees are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Rangers have a 3-0 record in games where opponents scored one run or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Rangers and the Yankees are both undefeated. Texas has an 8-0 record in these situations while New York is 7-0.
Ranking 22nd in runs, New York has earned 66 this season. Texas ranks 10th with 81 runs.
Ranking 20th, Texas is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 53 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 with 62.
When the Rangers hit at least one home run, they are 6-7. When the Yankees hit at least one homer, they have a 7-5 record.