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Rangers Will Have Four Man Playoff Rotation

Per Anthony Andro, Ron Washington said that the Rangers will use a four man rotation in the playoffs this year. 

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said he will have four man playoff rotation, but only lock is C.J. Wilson in Game 1.    

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Wilson is easily the no-brainer call to start Game 1 of the LDS. There's clearly no debating that whatsoever, as he's clearly been Texas' best pitcher, and one of the top five pitchers in the entire American League this year.

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The rest of the rotation, though, is up for grabs. It's expected that Alexi Ogando will be a member of Texas' bullpen in the postseason. That leaves Matt Harrison, Derek Holland and Colby Lewis as the other three starters in Texas' playoff rotation.

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The order that they'll pitch in, though, is unknown. Holland has been extremely inconsistent this year, and Lewis has been prone to giving up the longball. Harrison doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but he's been effective for Texas, and has respectable second half numbers despite a disastrous August. 

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