2019-09-24 19:05:00 EDT
The Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers will kick off their MLB series on Tuesday.
Boston is coming off a set against the Rays. The Sox fell in Friday’s and Saturday’s games, but won 7-4 Sunday. On Monday, the Red Sox dropped 7-4.
For the Tuesday opener, the Sox will send out Eduardo Rodriguez in the start. Over 191.1 innings and an 18-6 mark, Rodriguez has a 3.53 ERA with 199 Ks and 70 BBs.
Over on the Rangers’ side, they just finished against the A’s. Texas fell 8-0 Friday and 12-3 Saturday but prevented the series sweep with an 8-3 win Sunday.
In Tuesday’s matchup, the Rangers will go with Ariel Jurado to start. Across 119.1 innings and a 7-10 record, Jurado has a 5.73 ERA with 80 Ks and 36 BBs.
The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last five Tuesday games and 10-2 in Rodriguez’s last 12 Tuesday starts. Boston is 17-4 in Rodriguez’s last 21 in game one of a series and 44-12 in his last 56 starts.
Meanwhile, the Rangers are 0-4 in their last four in game one of a series and 1-5 in Jurado’s last six home starts. Texas is 1-5 in Jurado’s last six home starts and 1-5 in his last six starts.
Even with the Sox done for the season, they’ve still got Rodriguez to be happy about. He’s sitting on four straight quality starts, giving up just two earned in 25.2 innings of work.
As for Jurado, he’s given up 11 earned over his last three outings in 6.2 innings. I can’t find a whole lot of reasons not to take the Red Sox here.