The Yankees offense has been merciless against the Rangers in the first two games of their three game series, scoring 24 runs in just two games. Texas’ offense hasn’t been able to keep up, either, scoring just eight runs in those two games.
On Thursday afternoon, C.J. Wilson will look to stop the Yankees’ surging offense as the Rangers look to avoid being swept by the Yankees.
Wilson has been sharp this year, owning a 7-3 record to go along with a 3.09 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. He’s struck out 83 batters in 96 innings pitched while walking 33 and holding opponents to a .232 batting average against.
Wilson will look to make it three wins in three starts as his last two starts have both resulted in wins.
Brian Gordon, a former Rangers farmhand, will take the mound for New York. Gordon was in the Philadelphia organization earlier this year, going 5-0 with a 1.14 ERA in AAA for Lehigh Valley. The 33 year old right hander also struck out 56 in 55.1 innings in AAA, while walking only 7.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EDT, 12:05 p.m. CDT.