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|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 21.0||0||0|| 5.14||0||5||14|
|vs RHB|| 22.0||0||0|| 2.86||0||8||17|
|05/22/2013||Justin Masterson, SP CLE|
Nick Tepesch, SP TEX
Ian Kinsler, 2B TEX
Nate McLouth, LF BAL
Jimmy Paredes, RF HOU
|Anibal Sanchez, SP DET|
Wei-Yin Chen, SP BAL
Ben Zobrist, RF TB
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF BOS
|05/22/2013||Justin Verlander, SP DET||Nick Tepesch, SP TEX|
|05/22/2013||Nick Tepesch, SP TEX|
Juan Nicasio, SP COL
|Bud Norris, SP HOU|
|Last 10 Games|
|Nick Tepesch to miss Wednesday's start with blister|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch will miss Wednesday's start against the Athletics with a blister, according to FoxSports Southwest.
Ross Wolf is considered the favorite to start in Tepesch's place. Through eight starts, Tepesch has a 3.98 ERA and a 4.15 FIP. If Tepesch can make his next start, it would likely come against the Diamondbacks May 27 or May 28.
|Nick Tepesch drops fourth decision|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch enjoyed a decent outing but suffered his fourth loss of the season Friday night against the Tigers.
Tepesch (3-4), who made his eighth start of the season, gave up two runs in the fifth, including a run-scoring double to Miguel Cabrera. He was charged with two runs and six hits over five innings of work. He walked three and struck out one in a 2-1 defeat.
Tepesch has allowed just three runs in his last 11 innings of work. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against Oakland.
|Nick Tepesch bounces back vs. Astros|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch turned in a stellar performance as he struck out eight and earned his third win of the season Sunday afternoon against the Astros.
Tepesch (3-3) allowed a solo home run to Jason Castro in the fourth for his only mistake of the day. The right-hander yielded the run and four hits over 6 1/3 innings of a 12-7 victory. He struck out eight and walked one in 84 pitches, 55 for strikes.
Tepesch had lost his first two starts in May before Sunday, and lowered his ERA to 4.03.
The rookie's next start is Friday at home against Detroit. He is 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA in three starts at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
|Nick Tepesch struggling with fastball, sinker command|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) The last couple of trips to the hill have been rough for Rangers rookie pitcher Nick Tepesch. After going 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA through four April starts, the right-hander is 0-2 with a 8.44 ERA through his first two May starts.
"I haven't seen anything different in his demeanor, just the results," manager Ron Washington said, per MLB.com. "He just has to get his command back and get his sinker back. If he does that, everything else will fall into place. He's just been a little erratic with his command."
Tepesch will get a chance for redemption as the Rangers go for a sweep of the Astros Sunday. Tepesch said he's been working on his fastball command since the last time he took the hill Monday against the Cubs, allowing five earned runs in four innings.
"I feel like the last two starts, my fastball command wasn't as good as it has been," Tepesch said. "That's been the big focus. It's the focus all the time, but my command hasn't been there like it should be the past two games."
|Nick Tepesch's success tied to his catchers|
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/7/13) Through six starts this season, Rangers starter Nick Tepesch is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He's coming off two relatively poor starts (10 earned runs over 10 2/3 innings) after entering May with a 2.53 ERA. It's a seemingly enigmatic track record -- three starts with four or more earned runs, three with one or zero earned runs (with one being a 1 2/3 inning outing). But there is a theme emerging: The three poor starts came with Geovany Soto as the catcher, while the three good ones have come with A.J. Pierzynski catching.
With Pierzynski as his catcher, Tepesch has a 1.15 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. With Soto catching, Tepesch has a 7.71 ERA and 1.78 WHIP. While there's little that Tepesch owners in weekly leagues can do now (outside of hoping Pierzynski catches his next game), daily players may want to see if it's Pierzynski or Soto starting Sunday before making a decision on his status.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/26/13||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||3:40 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Trevor Cahill|
|5/29/13||ARI||8:05 pm||Brandon McCarthy|
|5/30/13||ARI||2:05 pm||Wade Miley|
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