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Texas Rangers
@ Houston Astros

Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park

Derek Holland vs Felipe Paulino

Partly cloudy. Game time temperature around 85.

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Derek Holland

#45 / Pitcher / Texas Rangers

6-2

185

B

L

Oct 09, 1986



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Derek Holland 1-1 8 0 0 0 0 1 13.0 13 7 7 2 6 6 4.85 1.46


Felipe Paulino

#52 / Houston Astros

6-2

180

Oct 05, 1983



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Felipe Paulino 1-3 7 4 0 0 0 1 24.2 36 21 19 3 14 19 6.93 2.03

Paulino's ERA took a bit of a hit after his last outing in Colorado and Holland's limited MLB experience makes this a tough match up to really root through. Nevertheless, Paulino is facing off against one of the best offenses in MLB, so run prevention will be of the utmost importance. A few of these games each year turn into ridiculous football type score games, so it'd be nice to start off with a well pitched game from our young righty.


Lineup

Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros

05/22/09 7:05 PM CDT

Texas Rangers Houston Astros
Ian Kinsler - 2B Michael Bourn - CF
Michael Young - 3B Kazuo Matsui - 2B
Josh Hamilton - CF Lance Berkman - 1B
Andruw Jones - 1B Carlos Lee - LF
Nelson Cruz - RF Hunter Pence - RF
David Murphy - LF Miguel Tejada - SS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C Jeff Keppinger - 3B
Elvis Andrus - SS Humberto Quintero - C
Derek Holland - P Felipe Paulino - P

Bourn will bat leadoff tonight, and if this line up widget means anything, he entered him correctly. I'm glad to see Kepp in the line up just because I have endless faith in his abilities, but I still don't get why he's always batted so far down the line up when his job is to mash lefties.