|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||10.00||11.00||0.00||3.98||1.32||139.00||61.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.1||0||0|| 6.75||0||0||6|
|vs RHB|| 14.2||0||0|| 1.23||0||6||6|
|04/16/2014||Justin Masterson, SP CLE|
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
A.J. Burnett, SP PHI
|Martin Perez, SP TEX|
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
Rajai Davis, LF DET
|04/16/2014||Homer Bailey, SP CIN||Jonathan Broxton, RP CIN|
Garrett Richards, SP LAA
Martin Perez, SP TEX
|04/16/2014||Martin Perez, SP TEX||Curtis Granderson, RF NYM|
|Last 10 Games|
|Martin Perez blanks Astros |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/14) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez turned in his best outing of the young season, registering his second straight win on Sunday against the Astros. The south paw permitted five hits and three walks while striking out two over eight shutout innings in a 1-0 victory.
Perez (2-0) has allowed six earned runs over his first 20 innings pitched. He'll be seeking his third win of the season Friday at home against the White Sox.
|Texas realigns rotation heading into Houston series |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/10/14) The Rangers are delaying starting pitcher Colby Lewis' return to the rotation by a few days, so the team realigned its rotation plans for a weekend series vs. Houston.
Yu Darvish will start the series opener Friday, and he will be followed by Tanner Scheppers Saturday and Martin Perez Sunday.
The delay in Lewis' return doesn't have to do with his surgically repaired hip. The Rangers are waiting to see if third baseman Adrian Beltre (quadriceps) will need a trip to the disabled list. If Beltre goes on the DL, then the team will have a roster spot for Lewis. If he doesn't, then the Rangers will have to make another move to get him on the roster.
Therefore, Lewis and Robbie Ross are expected to start the first two games of the Seattle series, which starts Monday. The alignment depends on when the Rangers decide to make a roster move.
|Martin Perez picks up first win Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/14) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez earned his first win of the season Tuesday after giving up four earned runs on eight hits and threee walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 10-7 win over the Red Sox.
Perez (1-0) pitched much better in his season debut and didn't factor into the decision, but the offense picked him up Tuesday, staking him to an 8-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. He gave up three singles in the seventh inning before being replaced, and all three runs would eventually score. Perez takes a 4.50 ERA and 10:3 K:BB ratio into his next start, which should come Monday against the Mariners.
|Martin Perez strikes out seven in debut Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/2/14) Rangers pitcher Martin Perez didn't factor into the decision in his season debut Tuesday after giving up two earned runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 3-2 win over the Phillies.
Perez dealt with command issues this spring, posting an 8:8 K:BB ratio along with a 6.23 ERA in 13 innings. He was able to shrug it off and post a fine line in his 2014 debut. Perez's next start is up in the air as ace Yu Darvish could return Sunday and cause the team to shuffle the rotation.
|Tanner Scheppers to make first start - on opening day |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/26/14) A right-hander who has never started a major league game will do so for the Rangers next Monday. Tanner Scheppers has earned the nod practically by default.
A back injury that knocked Yu Darvish out for the beginning of the season motivated Ron Washington to give the start to Scheppers, who will try to keep up with Phillies ace Cliff Lee.
Scheppers will be followed in the rotation by Martin Perez, Robbie Ross and Joe Saunders with the fifth starter yet to be determined.
|Baseball America ranked Martin Perez among its top 100 prospects for five straight seasons, from 2009 to 2013, even though his minor-league numbers for most of that stretch were nothing short of awful. We're talking ERAs over 5.00, WHIPs over 1.60 -- really ugly stuff. Actually, that's probably the worst way to describe it. "Stuff" is what gave Perez so much leeway during those awful years, and in 2013, he finally learned to harness it, dramatically improving his efficiency by cutting his walk rate in half. It began with a 1.75 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in six starts at Triple-A Round Rock -- the same place where he had a 4.25 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 2012 -- and continued once he became a regular part of the big-league rotation in late June. It's like he realized he wasn't going to strike out everybody anyway, so he stopped trying. His final numbers weren't as impressive as Tony Cingrani's, Gerrit Cole's or Michael Wacha's, but they were what you might call Derek Holland-caliber -- particularly in his final 12 starts, when he went 7-3 with a 3.19 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings. And considering he's just now entering his age-23 season, he still has plenty of time to develop into much, much more. For a late-round pick, he's all upside.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/16/14||SEA||8:05 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|4/17/14||SEA||2:05 pm||Erasmo Ramirez|
|4/18/14||CHW||8:05 pm||Felipe Paulino|
|4/19/14||CHW||8:05 pm||Jose Quintana|
|4/20/14||CHW||3:05 pm||Erik Johnson|
|4/21/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|4/22/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Tommy Milone|
= probable start