Ortiz earned this start due to his last start against the Cubs, in which he threw 5.1IP, 3H/0ER, 5K:3BB. Incredibly, the 16 outs he recorded are the most of the season so far. Pitch count is still high, 92 pitches for 17ABs - 5+ per, on average.
Starting vs Relieving:
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is getting his first start - and appearance - since May 25.
Last three starts:
Let's do the splits:
vs Righties: 58x167, .347/.402/.545, 19K:14BB
vs Lefties: 10x54, .185/.214/.296, 10K:2BB
When swinging at the first pitch (28): .286/.286/.500, 5XBH
After First-Pitch Strikes (108): .272/.306/.408, 15K:4BB
After First-Pitch Balls (104): .356/.433/.567, 14K:12BB
RISP: 16x56, .286/.339/.482, 7K:5BB
Runners on: 32x107, .299/.333/.486, 16K:6BB
2OwRISP: 4x23, .174/.208/.348, 4K:1BB