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Rangers' Andrew Heaney: Gets starting nod Saturday
Heaney is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Mariners in Seattle, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The veteran southpaw has made his last six appearances in relief, with the most recent outing coming in the series opener Thursday, when he tossed a 17-pitch scoreless inning. Given that he hasn't covered more than five innings in a game since late August, Heaney could end up serving as more of an opener or piggyback starter rather than a traditional starter Saturday. The Rangers will have Martin Perez (five days' rest) and Cody Bradford (three days' rest) available as potential bulk-relief options to work behind Heaney.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Nathan Eovaldi: Struggles in Seattle
Eovaldi (12-5) allowed seven runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five over 3.1 innings to take the loss Friday versus the Mariners.
The Mariners did all their damage in the third and fourth innings, sending Eovaldi to the showers early after the back-to-back shaky frames. Over six appearances in September, Eovaldi allowed 21 runs across 20.1 innings with a 21:13 K:BB since returning from a forearm strain. He ends the regular season with a 3.63 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 132:47 K:BB over 144 innings through 25 starts. Given his recent struggles, it's unclear if he'd be part of a potential postseason rotation for the Rangers should they secure a playoff spot.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jake Latz: Recalled from Round Rock
The Rangers recalled Latz from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.
Latz will give Texas a fresh bullpen arm leading into the final weekend of the regular season. He's thrown 4.1 scoreless innings over two major-league appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jon Gray: Lands on 15-day IL
The Rangers placed Gray on the 15-day injured list Friday, retroactive to Sept. 28, with right lower forearm tightness.
Gray made an early exit from his last start Monday against the Angels due to right wrist/forearm tightness and can now be ruled out for the remainder of the regular season. He could potentially return in the postseason if the Rangers are able to stage a deep run. The 31-year-old right-hander finishes with a 9-8 record, 4.12 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 142:54 K:BB in 29 starts covering 157.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Aroldis Chapman: Blows save, takes loss
Chapman (6-5) blew a save and was tagged with Thursday's loss to Seattle. He allowed two runs on two hits and a walk without retiring a batter.
Chapman, who worked the eighth inning of a close game Wednesday, was given the closing opportunity Thursday but failed to secure a win that would have clinched Texas' first postseason berth since 2016. He was removed after back-to-back singles and a walk (eight pitches, three strikes). Jonathan Hernandez inherited Chapman's runners and nearly got out of jam, but he allowed a two-run, walk-off double to J.P. Crawford. Neither single off Chapman was hard hit, but the performance adds to a stretch of shaky relief from the southpaw. Over his last 14 outings going back to Aug. 21, Chapman is 1-3 with two blown saves, a 6.23 ERA and 12 walks over 13 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Leody Taveras: Pops homer Thursday
Taveras went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners.
Taveras opened the scoring with his third-inning blast. The outfielder has been solid in September, batting .321 (25-for-78), but he's added just two homers, three stolen bases and eight RBI over 25 contests this month. For the year, he's at a respectable .269/.314/.426 slash line with 14 long balls, 66 RBI, 67 runs scored and 14 steals through 140 games.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Adolis Garcia: Keeps mashing Thursday
Garcia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners.
The Rangers had just three hits in the game, with Garcia's 39th homer of the year being one of them. The outfielder is on quite the tear lately with four homers over his last five games. He's at a .245/.327/.513 slash line with 107 RBI, 107 runs scored, nine stolen bases and 29 doubles through 145 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jordan Montgomery: Solid in no-decision
Montgomery allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Thursday.
Montgomery's lone mistake was a solo home run to Julio Rodriguez in the fourth inning. While he had a chance at the win, the Rangers' bullpen denied Montgomery the victory when the Mariners produced a walk-off in the ninth inning. The southpaw has pitched to a 2.79 ERA over 67.2 innings with the Rangers, and he's at a 3.20 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and 166:48 K:BB through 188.2 innings over 32 starts this year when accounting for his time with the Cardinals. It's safe to assume he'll be part of the Rangers' postseason rotation if they can secure a playoff spot.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Aroldis Chapman: Works eighth inning
Chapman struck one over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
It was a 2-0 game in the eighth inning when manager Bruce Bochy had Chapman enter the game. Bochy had Jose Leclerc in mind for the save, which never materialized after the Rangers scored three times in the top of the ninth. Chapman is having a shaky September and appears to be sharing the closer duty with Leclerc.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Pitches ninth inning
Leclerc allowed one walk and struck out two over one inning in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
It was 2-0 game entering the eighth inning, when manager Bruce Bochy sent Aroldis Chapman into the game with the thought of Leclerc closing out the ninth. After the Rangers scored three runs in the top of the ninth, Leclerc's save opportunity went away. Nevertheless, Leclerc is back in the mix for saves after recording two in the last week and was in position for a third Wednesday. Over the last seven outings, Leclerc has three holds and two saves while striking out 11 over 7.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Corey Seager: Collects two hits after HBP
Seager went 2-for-5 in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
Seager, who was removed from Tuesday's game after getting hit by a pitch on the forearm, didn't miss much time. He was back in the starting lineup Wednesday and delivered a couple of singles. The shortstop extended his hitting streak to eight games, during which he's 10-for-32 (.313).... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Marcus Semien: Goes yard in win
Semien went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
Semien has turned up the power in the final week of the season, clubbing four homers over his last four games. He's up to 29 long balls on the year, one shy of reaching the 30-homer mark for the third time in his career. The second baseman has added a .278/.350/.482 slash line with 99 RBI, 121 runs scored and 14 stolen bases through 158 contests as the Rangers' main leadoff hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Evan Carter: Homers in win
Carter went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
Carter is up to five homers since his call-up Sept. 8, and four of those long balls have come over his last seven games. He padded the Rangers' lead in the ninth inning with his blast Wednesday. The rookie outfielder has adjusted well to the majors, hitting .320 with a 1.146 OPS, 12 RBI, 14 runs scored and three stolen bases over 61 plate appearances. Carter should be able to maintain a strong-side platoon role into the postseason if the Rangers clinch a spot.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Adolis Garcia: Knocks in two runs
Garcia went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an RBI double in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Angels.
Garcia has four homers, three doubles and six RBI over nine games since he returned from a knee injury. He provided the Rangers' early offense Wednesday, opening the scoring with an RBI double in the first inning before hitting a solo shot two frames later. The outfielder is up to 38 long balls, 106 RBI, 106 runs scored, nine stolen bases, 29 doubles and a .245/.326/.508 slash line through 144 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
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