ALCS Game 3 Preview: Rangers at Tigers

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers (2-0) at Detroit Tigers (0-2)

Probable Pitchers:
Tuesday October 11, 8:05p:
RHP Colby Lewis (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 6 K, 1 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Austin Jackson (6 for 15, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
Hitter To Fail: Don Kelly (2 for 8, 3 K)

at

RHP Doug Fister (1-1, 6.52 ERA, 10 K, 4 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Nelson Cruz (7 for 14, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Mitch Moreland (1 for 11, 1 K)

What to Watch For:
1. The Detroit Tigers have 7 different players batting .300 or higher against Rangers starter Colby Lewis. This would seem to be a great game to finally get those bats swinging. Unfortunately, Lewis is 4-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 5 postseason starts.

2. History says that the Rangers truly hate playing in the city of Detroit. Since Comerica Park opened in 2000, they have the worse record playing there in the American League (23-34).

On Deck:
Wednesday October 12, 4:19p:
Matt Harrison at Rick Porcello

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker