Orioles Series Preview: Home vs. Texas Rangers April 8th- April 10th

April 08, 2011 | John Collingsworth

The Baltimore Orioles (5-1) face off against the Texas Rangers (6-0) in a weekend match-up starting Friday night at Camden Yards.

Both teams are starting the season red hot, and the Rangers are being fueled by their high power offense led by Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler.

The Orioles are still riding the ‘Buck-mobile’ and the bats of key off-season acquisitions, Vladimir Guerrero & Derrek Lee, who both hit their first HRs for the Black and Orange in their series vs. the Tigers, are starting to come around.

This weekend will be a test for the young Orioles pitching staff who boasts the top ERA in the Majors (2.33 ERA) against one of the top offenses in the league in the Rangers (42 runs scored, 4th in the Majors)

(5-1)                                                                                (6-0)

Friday, April 8th 7:05 EST

Orioles vs. Rangers

Zach Britton (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. Colby Lewis (1-0, 4.50 ERA)

Saturday, April 9th 7:05 EST

Orioles vs. Rangers

Jake Arrieta (1-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. Matt Harrison (1-0, 1.29 ERA)

Sunday, April 10th 1:35 EST

Orioles vs. Rangers

Jeremy Guthrie (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Derek Holland (1-0, 4.50 ERA)

Projected Lineup: Baltimore Orioles and 2011 STATS

1. Brian Roberts- 2B

(.280 AVG, 1 2B, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs)

2. Nick Markakis- RF

(.300 AVG, 1 2B, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs)

3. Derrek Lee- 1B

(.182 AVG, 0 2B, 1 HRs, 2 RBIs)

4. Vladimir Guerrero- DH

(.240 AVG, 0 2B, 1 HRs, 3 RBIs)

5. Luke Scott- LF

(.100 AVG, 1 2B, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs)

6. Adam Jones- CF

(.182 AVG, 0 2B, 1 HRs, 3 RBIs)

7. Mark Reynolds- 3B

(.238 AVG, 3 2B, 0 HRs, 5 RBIs)

8. Matt Wieters- C

(.250 AVG, 1 2B, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs)

9. JJ Hardy- SS

(.214 AVG, 3 2B, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs)

Project Lineup: Texas Rangers and 2011 STATS

1. Ian Kinsler- 2B

(.250 AVG, 1 2B, 3 HRs, 4 RBIs)

2. Elvis Andrus- SS

(.250 AVG, 2 2B, 1 HRs, 5 RBIs)

3. Josh Hamilton- CF

(.273 AVG, 3 2B, 0 HRs, 4 RBIs)

4. Adrian Beltre- 3B

(.125 AVG, 0 2B, 1 HRS, 4 RBIs)

5. Michael Young- DH

(.280 AVG, 3 2B, 0 HRS, 2 RBIs)

6. Nelson Cruz- RF

(.350 AVG, 1 2B, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs)

7. David Murphy- LF

(.556 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HRs, 3 RBIs)

8. Yorvit Torrealba- C

(.263 AVG, 1 2B, 1HRs, 2 RBIs)

9. Mitch Moreland- 1B

(.308 AVG, 2 2B, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs)

 

 

If you are stuck at work, and want the latest information during the O’s game from the experts, then head online and enter the Orange Crush Live Chat with Luke Jones this Friday at 7PM!!!!!!

 

 

 

Comments on Facebook

Comments are closed.