Pregame Baseball Nuggets: Cashner’s Numbers, Yu Darvish’s 50th Win & More

By Jared Sandler 

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*Yu Darvish collected his 50th career win last night in his 109th career start. He’s the fastest Ranger to 50 wins in franchise history. Kevin Brown reached 50 in 114 career starts.

*Rangers pitchers have walked three-or-fewer in eight straight games.

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ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 16: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 16, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

*Cashner has walked (20) more batters than he’s struck out (17), yet he has a 2.43 ERA through six starts spanning 33.1 IP.

*Opponents are hitting .038 (1-for-26) vs. Cashner w/ RISP, best in MLB. Yu Darvish, whose held hitters to a .050 (2-for-40) w/ RISP, ranks 2nd best.

*Opponents have a line drive rate of 0.0% (0/25) against non-fastballs from Phillies SP, Zach Eflin.

*The Rangers are 11-for-16 in challenges after getting another call overturned last night. They’ve gotten six straight correct. Last year the Rangers were 22-for-57 in challenges.

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ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 07: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers runs the bases to score on on Rougned Odor two run home run in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 7, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

*Nomar Mazara’s six-game hitting streak is the longest by a Ranger this season. He’s reached via hit or walk in 12 straight.

*Rougned Odor has walked 10 times this year. He walked 19 times in 2016 and he didn’t walk for a 10th time until August 3rd.

*During the win streak, the Rangers have tagged opposing bullpens to the tune of a 10.59 ERA aided by a .318 batting average. Prior to the win streak, opposing pens compiled a 3.53 ERA with an opponent’s average of .188.

Mike Napoli April .146 .224 .281 (.505 OPS)
May .245 .281 .566 (.847 OPS)

 

Jonathan Lucroy April .206 .242 .286 (.528 OPS)
May .245 .281 .566 (.957 OPS)
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