1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - r h e
                    0 0 0
                    0 0 0

VOTE FOR THE PLAYER OF THE GAME
In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.

75%

25%

6strikes

2balls

In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.

Stat Definition:

A breakdown of where in the strike zone a pitcher records his strike outs.

All visualizations are seen from the pitcher's perspective.

Stat Definition:

Breaks down a pitcher's opposing average, slugging percentage, and home runs surrendered based on pitch type.

In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.

Stat Definition:

The likelihood of the next pitch type based on the pitcher's pitch usage, the hitter's strike zone analysis, handedness, pitcher-batter history, the on base configuration, and the count.

In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.
Balls
Strikes
Outs

run scored

John Doe

25

commercial

break

Rain

Delay

base

15

steal

in

John Dogget

pitcherchange

John Doe

out

Stat Definition:

A strike zone analysis for a hitter showing his batting average in eight different zones versus the handedness of the current pitcher.

All visualizations are seen from the pitcher's perspective.
In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.

Stat Definition:

A hitter's spray chart illustrating where he puts the ball in play.

In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.
In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.
In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.

Stat Definition:

A hitter's scouting report including batting average, slugging, and home runs against the different pitch types used by the current pitcher.

In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.

Stat Definition:

Homerun Analysis shows pitch type and pitch location for a batter's recent home-runs. Stats can contain homerun location from the previous season to show trends.

In certain circumstances there may not be relevant player data to calculate a particular stat.

Texas Rangers @ Seattle Mariners

Scheduled Start Time: 10:10 PM ET

SAFECO Field

(Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers attempt to keep pace as the American League's top team on Saturday night as they continue their three-game road series with the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle grabbed hold of an early lead on Friday night following a Kendrys Morales' RBI single in the bottom of the first, but the Rangers responded with a two-run homer from Jeff Baker in second inning and a three-run shot from Lance Berkman in the third on their way to a 9-5 victory.

All 10 Rangers to step to the plate on the night recorded at least one hit.

The run support was more than enough for Justin Grimm (4-3), who, despite allowing 10 hits, gave up just three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings of work.

Joe Nathan extinguished a fire in the ninth inning, recording one out for his 15th save.

For the Mariners, who have lost seven in a row, Joe Saunders (3-5) found himself on the wrong end of the decision after allowing eight hits and six earned runs in five innings. He was previously 9-0 in his career at Safeco Field.

Kyle Seager finished 3-for-5 in the losing effort, while Morales, Raul Ibanez, Justin Smoak and Brendan Ryan all chipped in two hits apiece.

Derek Holland gets the nod for visitors on Saturday, and the Rangers have won four straight games in which he has started. Holland is 3-2 with a 3.30 ERA on the year, although he has allowed four earned runs in each of his past two outings.

The left-hander surrendered eight hits and three walks against the Tigers on May 19, failing to make it out of the fifth inning.

Holland is 7-2 career against the Mariners and has been especially strong at Safeco Field (2-0, 0.92 ERA).

Seattle will counter with its ace Felix Hernandez. The 2010 Cy Young Award winner and three-time All Star is up to his same old tricks this season, as he sits with a 5-3 record and a 2.07 ERA while striking out 72 batters in 69 2/3 innings.

Despite his outstanding campaign, Hernandez is fresh off his roughest outing of the year, allowing eight hits and six runs (5 earned) in a May 19 loss to Cleveland.

'It was one of those days for Felix,' Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. 'You're going to have games like that.'

Hernandez has faced Texas more than any other team during his career, but his 35 starts have yielded a sub-.500 record (12-17).

The Rangers have won six of eight versus the Mariners this year.

About the Game

Box score is unavailable in pre-game
Texas

Rangers

Seattle

Mariners

Texas

Rangers

Seattle

Mariners

Entertainment

GO BACK TO GAMETRAX