7* Wednesday MLB TEX/OAK
Oakland vs. Texas,
06/19/2013 20:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 9
Money Line: +102 Oakland
The Texas Rangers host the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday in game three of a four-game set. Oakland won game two in the series on Tuesday, 6-2.
The Rangers have struggled mightily to score runs of late, outside of an eight-run apparition on Monday. Ignoring that game, the Rangers have scored only 2.5 runs per game in their previous 16 contests.
Expect their struggles to continue on Wednesday against Tom Milone who has a career 2.50 ERA against the Rangers.
Milone has been hot of late. Over his last three starts, he’s posted a 2.18 ERA with a 0.87 WHIP.
The Athletics are 7-3 in Milone’s last 10 starts versus American League West opponents.
The Rangers counter with Justin Grimm. Grimm was the rookie of the month in April, but he has endured a rough downhill slide since then.
Since the start of May Grimm has posted a 6.93 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP. Things have gotten even uglier in June. His ERA is 11.40 and his WHIP in 2.00.
Over his last nine starts, opponents are hitting a whopping .321 off Grimm.
In his first start versus Oakland this season, Grimm allowed five runs over five innings of work.
The Rangers are 1-7 in their last eight games. Take Oakland.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Oakland Athletics +102