So, this is life without Manny Machado, huh? You would think we would be used to it since he missed such a large chunck of the season back in April. But I'm not so sure this is how it felt. With M&M on the bench, the offense has heated up.
Ok, fine, they were really good in his last game before suspension too. And yes, Texas' pitching is pretty awful. But these guys don't face Yu Darvish until tomorrow, so relish in one more night of offensive bliss.
The man on the mound for Texas hasn't thrown a big league pitch since last July. And he has never started a game in the bigs. Rather, rinse, repeat. The Orioles have faced inferior hurlers the last two nights. More of the same tonight. Oh, and if Tillman avoids one of his random implosions that would be nice too.
|Texas Rangers||Baltimore Orioles|
|LF Shin-Soo Choo (L)||RF Nick Markakis (L)|
|SS Elvis Andrus (R)||LF Steve Pearce (R)|
|1B Carlos Pena (L)||CF Adam Jones (R)|
|3B Adrian Beltre (R)||DH Nelson Cruz (R)|
|RF Alex Rios (R)||1B Chrsi Davis (L)|
|CF Leonys Martin (L)||SS J.J. Hardy (R)|
|C Chris Gimenez (R)||2B Jonathan Schoop (R)|
|2B Rougned Odor (L)||3B Ryan Flaherty (L)|
|CF Michael Choice (R)||C Caleb Joseph (R)|
|RHP Miles Mikolas||RHP Chris Tillman|