The Texas Rangers (82-64) and the Cleveland Guardians (69-78) face off at Progressive Field on Friday at 7:10 PM ET, beginning a three-game series. The Rangers will give the nod to Jon Gray (8-7) against the Guardians and Lucas Giolito (7-13).
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Texas vs. Cleveland Pitcher Matchup Info
- When: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET
- Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
- How to Watch on TV: BSGL
- Probable Pitchers: Gray – TEX (8-7, 3.84 ERA) vs Giolito – CLE (7-13, 4.89 ERA)
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Rangers vs. Guardians Starting Pitcher Stats (2023)
Rangers Probable Starting Pitcher: Jon Gray
- The right-hander last appeared on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics, when he tossed 2 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up four hits.
- In 26 games this season, the 31-year-old has amassed a 3.84 ERA and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .240 to his opponents.
- Gray has 11 quality starts under his belt this season.
- He has held his opponents without an earned run in four of his 26 appearances this season.
- Gray’s team is 11-15-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
- In games Gray has started this season, the teams are 13-13-0 at hitting the over.
Gray’s Recent Performance
|vs. Athletics||Sep. 10||2.2||4||4||3||3||2|
|vs. Twins||Sep. 3||5.0||7||3||3||8||4|
|at Mets||Aug. 28||6.0||4||3||3||9||1|
|at Diamondbacks||Aug. 22||4.0||7||5||5||5||3|
|vs. Angels||Aug. 16||7.0||6||1||1||4||2|
Guardians Probable Starting Pitcher: Lucas Giolito
- The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up four earned runs and allowed four hits in seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels.
- The 29-year-old has pitched in 29 games this season with an ERA of 4.89 and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .234.
- He has earned a quality start 14 times in 29 starts this season.
- He has made 29 appearances and finished three of them without allowing an earned run.
- The 29-year-old ranks 42nd in ERA (4.89), 36th in WHIP (1.283), and 15th in K/9 (9.7) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.
- The Guardians have gone 13-16-0 against the spread when Giolito starts.
- Giolito’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in 14 of 29 contests.
Giolito’s Recent Performance
|at Angels||Sep. 9||7.0||4||4||4||9||0|
|vs. Twins||Sep. 4||3.0||7||9||9||3||3|
|at Phillies||Aug. 28||5.2||4||5||5||6||4|
|vs. Reds||Aug. 22||6.0||5||4||1||9||2|
|at Rangers||Aug. 15||6.0||7||4||4||5||2|
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