Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers – Series Preview

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Apr 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) at bat against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 Texas Rangers

You may be wondering who are the 2015 Texas Rangers? The Rangers lineup is bolstered by perennial All Stars Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder, but their starting rotation and bullpen are forgettable.

Apr 9, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) falls to his knee after swinging at the ball in the seventh inning of an MLB baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum. Rangers win 10-1. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Prince Fielder missed much of the 2014 season due to injury, but he has been great this season for the Rangers. Fielder is currently hitting .400 with 4 RBI’s across 40 at bats in 2015. The power numbers have not been there for the former home run derby champ, but don’t be surprised if he hits his first dinger of the season this weekend.

Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus and Shin Soo Choo have been dismal in 2015. They are 3 of the best hitters in the Rangers’ lineup, but Beltre, Andrus and Choo have combined to hit just .168 with 3 home runs and 8 RBI’s. That is not going to cut it for a Texas’ team that is relying heavily on their bats this season.

The pitching staff has not been terrible, but they have struggled to produce consistent results. Tonight’s starter Yovani Gallardo has been mediocre at best. Saturday’s starter Colby Lewis is putting together a nice season, but game 3 starter Ross Detwiler sports a 9.00 ERA after 2 starts. Overall, the bullpen has been solid, but closer Neftali Felix has been shaky.

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