GAME PREVIEW: Rangers, Guardians Open Series – Sports Illustrated

  • September 24, 2022

The Texas Rangers (65-84) are coming off their first series win in a month as they prepare to host the Cleveland Guardians on Friday.
The game is the opener of a three-game set in which the Guardians (83-67) will continue their push toward a playoff berth.
The Rangers had gone winless (0-6-3) in their last nine series, with the last series win coming Aug. 19-22 against Minnesota, before the Rangers beat the Angels 5-3 on Thursday afternoon to clinch that series victory.
Texas enters Friday’s game with 13 games remaining on the schedule, including seven at home. Interim manager Tony Beasley has a record of 14-21 going into the series.
The set with the Guardians will wrap up a six-game homestand for Texas, which concludes Sunday. That will be the final alumni weekend of the season and be capped by a Sunday ceremony honoring Tom Grieve.
Here is a preview of today game.
Cleveland Guardians (83-67) at Texas Rangers (65-84)
Sept. 23, 2022, Globe Life Field, Arlington, Tex., 7:05 p.m. CT
Starting Pitchers
TEX: RHP Jon Gray (7-7, 3.80)
Vs.
LAA: RHP Cody Morris (0-2, 2.30)

Rangers Pre-Game Transactions:
Activated P Joe Barlow from 15-Day Injured List; Placed P Brett Martin on the Bereavement List.
Rangers Injury List:
P Spencer Howard (15-day, right shoulder impingement), placed on Aug. 10 (retroactive to Aug. 8), eligible to return. He is on a rehab stint at Triple-A Round Rock.
OF Brad Miller (60-day, right hip strain), placed on Sept. 9. Moved to 60-Day IL on Monday. He will not return this season.
OF Eli White (60-day, right wrist fracture), placed on June 13. He is out for the rest of the season after experiencing left knee discomfort during his rehab stint at Round Rock.
C Mitch Garver (60-day, right forearm flexor tendon repair surgery), placed on July 11. He will not return this season.
P Josh Sborz, placed on 15-Day IL on Aug. 30. Moved to 60-Day IL on Sept. 1. He is out for the season.
OF Nick Solak (50-day, right foot fracture), placed on Sept. 21. He is out for the season.
Follow the Game
TV
Rangers – Bally Sports Southwest
Guardians — Bally Sports Great Lakes
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Rangers – KRLD 1080-AM, KFLC 1270
Guardians – WTAM 1100

Texas Rangers Starting Lineup
2B Marcus Semien
SS Corey Seager
1B Nathaniel Lowe
RF Adolis García
3B Josh Jung
CF Leody Taveras
DH Josh Smith
C Kevin Plawecki
LF Bubba Thompson

Cleveland Guardians Starting Lineup
LF Steven Kwan
SS Amed Rosario
3B José Ramírez
1B Josh Naylor
DH Oscar Gonzalez
2B Andrés Giménez
RF Will Brennan
C Luke Maile
CF Myles Straw
You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard
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Matthew Postins is an award-winning sports journalist writes for CowboyMaven. He also writes for Inside the Rangers, CowboyMaven,DallasBasketball.com, Longhorn Country, All Aggies, Inside The Texans, Washington Football, covers the Big 12 for HeartlandCollegeSports.com and is the Editor of the College Football America Yearbook.
The Texas Rangers (65-84) are coming off their first series win in a month as they prepare to host the Cleveland Guardians on Friday.
The game is the opener of a three-game set in which the Guardians (83-67) will continue their push toward a playoff berth.
The Rangers had gone winless (0-6-3) in their last nine series, with the last series win coming Aug. 19-22 against Minnesota, before the Rangers beat the Angels 5-3 on Thursday afternoon to clinch that series victory.
Texas enters Friday’s game with 13 games remaining on the schedule, including seven at home. Interim manager Tony Beasley has a record of 14-21 going into the series.
The set with the Guardians will wrap up a six-game homestand for Texas, which concludes Sunday. That will be the final alumni weekend of the season and be capped by a Sunday ceremony honoring Tom Grieve.
Here is a preview of today game.
Cleveland Guardians (83-67) at Texas Rangers (65-84)
Sept. 23, 2022, Globe Life Field, Arlington, Tex., 7:05 p.m. CT
Starting Pitchers
TEX: RHP Jon Gray (7-7, 3.80)
Vs.
LAA: RHP Cody Morris (0-2, 2.30)

Rangers Pre-Game Transactions:
Activated P Joe Barlow from 15-Day Injured List; Placed P Brett Martin on the Bereavement List.
Rangers Injury List:
P Spencer Howard (15-day, right shoulder impingement), placed on Aug. 10 (retroactive to Aug. 8), eligible to return. He is on a rehab stint at Triple-A Round Rock.
OF Brad Miller (60-day, right hip strain), placed on Sept. 9. Moved to 60-Day IL on Monday. He will not return this season.
OF Eli White (60-day, right wrist fracture), placed on June 13. He is out for the rest of the season after experiencing left knee discomfort during his rehab stint at Round Rock.
C Mitch Garver (60-day, right forearm flexor tendon repair surgery), placed on July 11. He will not return this season.
P Josh Sborz, placed on 15-Day IL on Aug. 30. Moved to 60-Day IL on Sept. 1. He is out for the season.
OF Nick Solak (50-day, right foot fracture), placed on Sept. 21. He is out for the season.
Follow the Game
TV
Rangers – Bally Sports Southwest
Guardians — Bally Sports Great Lakes
Rangers – KRLD 1080-AM, KFLC 1270
Guardians – WTAM 1100

Texas Rangers Starting Lineup
2B Marcus Semien
SS Corey Seager
1B Nathaniel Lowe
RF Adolis García
3B Josh Jung
CF Leody Taveras
DH Josh Smith
C Kevin Plawecki
LF Bubba Thompson

Cleveland Guardians Starting Lineup
LF Steven Kwan
SS Amed Rosario
3B José Ramírez
1B Josh Naylor
DH Oscar Gonzalez
2B Andrés Giménez
RF Will Brennan
C Luke Maile
CF Myles Straw
You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard
Catch up with Inside the Rangers on Facebook and Twitter.
Matthew Postins is an award-winning sports journalist writes for CowboyMaven. He also writes for Inside the Rangers, CowboyMaven,DallasBasketball.com, Longhorn Country, All Aggies, Inside The Texans, Washington Football, covers the Big 12 for HeartlandCollegeSports.com and is the Editor of the College Football America Yearbook.

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