It's MLB Opening Day and it's time to kick off the 2018 season with the World Series Champion Houston Astros visiting the Texas Rangers. While it might seem like the Rangers have a steep hill to climb, the team won division titles in 2015-2016.
Astros-Rangers first pitch starts at 2:40 p.m. The Rangers made no real flashy roster moves, with the highlights being the acquisition of pitchers Mike Minor, Doug Fister, Tim Lincecum, Jesse Chavez and Bartolo Colon and the signing of second baseman Roughned Odor to a six-year contract. They will use those low expectations as fuel, beginning immediately against the defending champs. "That makes us play better and harder". Cole Hamels, who has become the de facto ace of this team, will get a chance to measure up against one of the most risky lineups in the majors. "It's not always pretty, but do whatever is necessary to win the baseball game".Читайте также: Joseph Parker speaks on defeat to Anthony Joshua
Verlander has had success of his own against Texas in his career, and was nothing but money when he took the mound for the Astros last season. not to mention that the Astros are pretty much bringing back the entire lineup from last season. Texas went to the World Series in 2010 and 2011. RHP Justin Verlander will have his first Opening Day start for the Houston Astros and his 10th career Opening Day start. He hit six more homers in the postseason, including five in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "That's a pretty good recipe for success". Hamels was 7 - 2 (4.35 ERA) in 2017 and had two starts against the Astros last season with a 5.40 ERA in those two games. "This is probably felt in the last three or four years".
Globe Life Park in Arlington cash parking lots will open at 9:30 a.m. and ballpark gates will open at 11:30 a.m. for the home opener. "I used the routine from the past couple years to get to this point, and it's become kind of second nature to me now". According to preseason number crunching from the baseball analytics site Fangraphs, the Rangers are expected to finish last in the American League West, winning just 77 games.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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