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4/20 Rangers Vs. Angels Lineups

Per the LA Times, here are tonight's starting lineups for the Rangers and Angels.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

  1. DH -- Maicer Izturis

  2. 2B -- Howie Kendrick

  3. RF -- Torii Hunter

  4. LF -- Vernon Wells

  5. 3B -- Alberto Callaspo

  6. 1B -- Mark Trumbo

  7. CF -- Peter Bourjos

  8. C -- Jeff  Mathis

  9. SS -- Erick Aybar

Texas Rangers

  1. DH -- Ian Kinsler

  2. SS -- Elvis Andrus

  3. 2B -- Michael Young

  4. 3B -- Adrian Beltre

  5. LF -- Nelson Cruz

  6. CF -- David Murphy

  7. 1B -- Mike Napoli

  8. RF -- Mitch Moreland

  9. C -- Yorvit Torrealba

Borbon has been frustrating this year, but David Murphy in centerfield is not a good thing. It is unfortunate that Borbon cannot hit his way out of wet bag, but he is the best guy Texas has who can competently handle centerfield. Starting Murphy there is not a good situation. Pray no fly balls head to center, and that Endy Chavez is at 100% soon. In the mean time, I am unconvinced the offensive gain is worth brutal outfield defense.

Piling on the iffy centerfield in the same game where Michael Young plays at second does not seem particularly inspiring, either.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.