The Texas Rangers saw their modest three-game winning streak snapped last night. Tonight, they'll look to start a new streak as they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the second game of a four game set in Arlington.
Last night, Colby Lewis was hit hard and surrendered three home runs - to Corey Patterson, Jose Bautista and Juan Rivera. Matt Harrison takes the mound tonight for Texas and looks to avoid serving up the long ball like Lewis did last night. Harrison is coming off his first loss of the year, a start in which he allowed three runs in 6.2 innings of work, allowing just four hits and walking three while striking out five - still qualifying as a quality start and keeping his ERA at a modest 1.88.
Harrison will be opposed by Jesse Litsch tonight, who, like Harrison, is coming off his first loss of the year. Litsch allowed six runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out five in Toronto's 8-1 loss to Boston on April 17th. Litsch sports a 3.63 ERA and 1.44 WHIP overall for the year and has struck out 16 batters in 17.1 innings of work.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. EST, 7:05 p.m. CST.