UPDATES & NEWS
Freddie Freeman(knee) has a day of rest on Thursday and expected to be back in the lineup on Friday.
Freeman is having a career year with a slash line of .308/.386/.472 16 home runs and 85 RBI. Freeman is on pace for over 100 RBI and 20 home runs. Granted it is only Freeman's fourth year in the league, but it would be the first time he has hit over .282, which he did in 2011 after hitting just .259 last season. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender