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Rangers Send Derek Holland To The Mound Against Mets In Rubber Match

The Texas Rangers would like to quickly forget about Saturday's game when the Mets scored a season-high 14 runs en route to a 14-5 win over Texas. A win on Sunday would give Texas the series win - and likely make Saturday's drubbing more tolerable. 

Derek Holland gets the start for the Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Holland, despite his inconsistency this year, has a solid (read: deceptive) record of 6-2. Holland's numbers that actually count, though, illustrate his inconsistency this year: a 4.69 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and .275 BAA is much more indicative of an inconsistent pitcher. Holland has also struck out 74 in 94 innings against 34 walks, but in his last two starts has eight walks against just four strikeouts. 

The Mets will send Dillon Gee to the mound on Sunday as New York tries to steal the series. Gee has been excellent for the Mets, with a 7-1 record, 1.14 WHIP and 3.21 ERA while holding opponents to a .208 average against. Gee has 50 strikeouts through 70 innings of work on the season.

As mentioned here on SB Nation Dallas yesterday, shortstop Elvis Andrus will miss Sunday's game with an injury to his left wrist, but should be back on Tuesday.

First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. CT.

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