Grey, Rangers eager for fresh start in second half vs Guardians

The leaders of the American League West and the American League Central will begin the second half of the season Texas Rangers face cleveland patron Friday in Arlington, Texas

rangersThe Houston Astros, who won 52 games in the first half and held a two-game lead over the Houston Astros, are looking for a fresh start in the second half after faltering at the All-Star break, losing six of their last eight games.

Guardians500 mark with a 1/2-game lead over the Minnesota Twins, ending the first half by taking three of four from the Kansas City Royals.

For rangers, he returned to action behind right-hander John Gray (6–5, 3.29 ERA). Gray lost three consecutive starts at the All-Star break, though he bettered his record. For example, Gray was a lucky loser after throwing five innings of one-run ball. rangers1–0 loss to the Yankees on June 24

in your career vs. GuardiansGray is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts.

aggressively, rangers He had an impressive first half of the season, leading the major teams in runs scored with 531 and finishing second with an .801 OPS.

largely because rangers The All-Star Game featured five starters: second baseman Marcus Semien, shortstop Corey Seager, third baseman Josh Jung, catcher Jonah Heim, and outfielder Adolis Garcia. Pitcher Nathan Iovaldi also made AL roster.

But rangers They struggled a lot and tried to find their form for most of the first half

“We just need to start playing clean baseball again,” Semien told the Dallas Morning News. “What is clean baseball? It’s good pitching, good defense, hitting on time and basically good everything. That’s what we have to do going forward. If we do those things, we’ll take our chances.”

For Guardians, they are happy sitting at the top of a relatively weak division with a .500 record. Manager Terry Francona admitted he would have liked a better record, but his team is in position to make the playoffs in the second half

“I think the one thing that’s really cool is that where we are, we’ve earned the right to come back in the second half and play really meaningful games,” Francona told reporters. “If you come and you’re a little nervous or excited, that’s a good thing. That’s something I’m grateful for.”

Cleveland right-hander Aaron Sivale has been cleared to start the second half of the season. Over his career, Siveley has pitched slightly better in the second half (3.56 ERA) than in the first half (3.77 ERA).

Siveley (3–2, 2.56 ERA) is off to one of his best starts of the season, pitching seven scoreless innings on July 7 against the Royals. He scattered two hits along with a season-high nine strikeouts.

Sivale has had success against rangers Even throughout his career, he went 2–1 with a 1.59 ERA in three career starts. they both win rangers Globe Life Fields, and Has a 1.64 ERA in the Ballpark

Offensively, All-Star Jose Ramirez had an impressive first half. Guardians, He had a .289 batting average with 14 home runs and 53 RBI. Josh Naylor, considered one of the top snubs of this year’s All-Star Game, is leading the team with a .305 batting average with 11 home runs and 64 RBI. Naylor finished the first half strong, going 8 for 17 with four RBI in the Royals series

–Field Level Media