New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers – 7-27-15 – MLB
The New York Yankees will continue their ten game road trip as they make a stop to the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball game scheduled for Monday July 27th. Fantasy Baseball mock draft managers can tune to ESPN TV from Texas at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster players.
The Yankees have played very well since the All Star break with a record of 6-2 after their Saturday victory at Minnesota. New York is now seven games in the loss column ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees offense has performed above expectations for an old roster of players. The team is second best in the Majors in runs scored per game (4.62) and third best in home runs this season (127).
The Texas Rangers are trying to get into the AL Wildcard race with a record of 47-49. The team is on a four game win streak since beating the Angels on Saturday night by the score of 7-6. There is still time for Texas to make a run as the club is 6 ½ games behind the Houston Astros for the final wildcard spot with 66 games remaining to be played. The pitching has been inconsistent for Texas this year as the club is 27th in the league in Team ERA (4.31) and 28th in MLB in WHIP (1.38).
New York Yankees LF: Brett Gardner with two hits on Sunday has moved his average up to .295 with ten homers and 43 RBIs. He was in a 3 for 20 slump heading into Sunday’s game.
New York Yankees DH: Alex Rodriguez had a three hit game on Saturday to move up his average to .277. Rodriguez has belted 23 homers and driving in 58 runs on the season.
New York Yankees 1B: Mark Teixeira leads the Yankees with 24 homers on the year. He went 5 for 12 in the just concluded series with the Twins on Sunday.
New York Yankees 3B: Chase Headley has increased his hitting streak to four games after a two hit game on Sunday. Headley had a homer and three RBIs in Sunday’s victory against Minnesota and is now hitting .263 for the year with nine homers and 39 RBIs.
New York Yankees C; Brian McCann went 0 for 6 over the weekend against the Twins to drop his average to .250. He had 15 homers and 58 RBIs on the year. He is on a 2 for 15 slump over his past seven days.
New York Yankees P: Ivan Nova pitches his sixth game since being sidelined after Tommy John surgery. He is 2-3 with an ERA of 3.34 and WHIP of 1.28. He is coming off a win to break a three game losing streak by limiting Baltimore to two earned runs over six innings.
Texas Rangers DH: Prince Fielder is leading the Rangers everyday hitters with a .335 average with 15 homers and 58 RBIs.
Texas Rangers 1B: Mitch Moreland is batting .280 on the campaign with 16 homers and 49 RBIs. The 29 year old is mired in a .203 hitting slump for the month of July.
Texas Rangers SS: Elvis Andrus had another multiple hit game on Sunday to move his average up to .248. Andrus has five multiple hit games over his past ten games.
Texas Rangers RF: Shin Soo Choo has struggled at the plate in 2015. He is batting .232 with 12 homers and 45 RBIs. Choo has a very high 91 strikeouts in his 327 at bats.
Texas Rangers LF: Delino DeShields extended his hitting streak to five games on Sunday and has four multiple hit games over his past ten games.
Texas Rangers P: Matt Harrison starts for the third time in 2015 on Monday night. He returns off a stint on the DL for Texas and in two starts is 1-1 with an ERA of 5.40. He bounced back on July 21st at Colorado by shutting out the Rockies in six innings to record a victory. His first start in 2015 was on July 8th as he allowed six earned runs in four innings in defeat at home to Arizona.
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