TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS:
Drew Smyly turned in his best start since April during his last time on the mound. Smyly allowed just one hit, unfortunately a home run, while he walked two and struck out four over seven innings pitched. The effort resulted in Smyly's fifth win of the season, and his third victory in a row.
Martin Perez Scouting Report:
This season has been a rough go of it for Martin so far but his starts leading up to this afternoon has gone well for him. In three of his previous four starts, Perez has given up just an earned run over seven innings pitched. His last time out was one of those outings as he allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits, one home run, while he walked one and struck out six over seven innings pitched.
|PITCH||AVG. VELO.||vs LHB||vs RHB|
|TEXAS RANGERS||TAMPA BAY RAYS|
|Delino DeShields Jr. - LF||Logan Forsythe - DH|
|Ian Desmond - CF||Matt Duffy - SS|
|Carlos Beltran - DH||Evan Longoria - 3B|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Brad Miller - 1B|
|Rougned Odor - 2B||Tim Beckham - 2B|
|Elvis Andrus - SS||Steven Souza - RF|
|Ryan Rua - 1B||Corey Dickerson - LF|
|Robinson Chirinos - C||Mikie Mahtook - CF|
|Drew Stubbs - RF||Bobby Wilson - C|
|Martin Perez - LHP||Drew Smyly - LHP|