It’s the middle of the week, which means it’s time for something to break up the monotony. That will come in the form of an interesting day of MLB action that follows what has already been an exciting week.
Rangers Keep Momentum Going
On Wednesday afternoon, the Texas Rangers will attempt to secure their second consecutive three-game series victory as they take on the Detroit Tigers on their home turf. The Rangers have been in great form lately, having won nine out of their last eleven games.
In their most recent fixture against the Tigers, which took place on Tuesday night, the Rangers won 10-6 and Josh Jung scored two of their five points. Their last shutout was a resounding 31-10 victory over the Colorado Rockies between May 19 and 21. Jonah Heim’s splendid effort on the field helped him gain four RBIs, while Adolis Garcia’s impressive performance rewarded him with a four-game hitting streak.
On Tuesday, Detroit faced setbacks as both Eduardo Rodriguez and Matt Vierling were put on the disabled list. In addition, star player Riley Greene had to leave Tuesday’s game due to a lower leg injury that occurred during the first inning. He didn’t exit until the third, however, and the injury will be further examined to determine its severity.
As a result, the Rangers are in good shape to take a win today.
Angels Struggle To Find Solid Ground
The count of home runs for this season of the Los Angeles Angels stands at four, with their most recent being in a loss on the road against the Chicago White Sox this Tuesday. As they gear up to clinch the series, an occurrence of a first-inning homerun may solidify their win. However, they’ll be facing a starting pitcher who’s currently struggling with long balls.
Lance Lynn, the White Sox’s right-handed pitcher, has maintained his impressive form in May by winning four of his last five starts and three in a row. One of the reasons behind his success is his ability to prevent his opponents from hitting home runs.
Lynn had faced trouble in his initial six games by conceding eight homers, but he has improved remarkably, giving away only four in his last five. Despite hitting a six-run 3-run game in a triumphant match at Detroit on Friday, his mood was dampened by his season-high five strikeouts in a 12-3 win.
Los Angeles has lost the majority of their games lately, dropping four out of five games following their four-game winning spree. The Angels faced further defeat when they lost by 13 in a 7-3 loss on Tuesday, despite Taylor Ward and Shohei Ohtani scoring their first home runs.
During the series, Ohtani’s performance has been less than impressive, as he only managed to get one hit out of eight attempts. On top of that, he struck out three times.
The Angels need to get out of their rut, but it likely won’t happen tonight.