Matt Harrison started out the season 3-0, allowing just three earned runs in those three starts against the Red Sox, Orioles and Yankees. Since then, Harrison has pitched out of the fourth inning just twice and has been hung with four straight losses. Harrison, though, did improve in his most recent start against the Yankees, allowing three runs in six innings - but walking five while giving up four hits.
With Scott Feldman looking ready to come off the disabled list shortly, Harrison will have to get his act together and start pitching well again. Harrison draws the start on Tuesday night as the Rangers look to increase their winning streak to three games against the White Sox in Chicago.
Harrison will be opposed by John Danks, who is 0-6 on the season. Danks hasn't pitched as poorly as his record would indicate, with a 4.50 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched. Still, Danks has received the loss in each of his last five outings.
Something has to give tonight with Harrison and Danks having combined for nine losses in their last nine starts.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CDT.