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Lindblom Likely Getting Wednesday Start

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Lindblom Likely Getting Wednesday Start

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As of Tuesday morning, the Texas Rangers' pitcher for Wednesday's game in Baltimore is listed as "TBD" after Nick Tepesch, the scheduled starter, hit the disabled list over the weekend.

But it was pretty obvious the Wednesday start would go to one of two guys, either Ross Wolf or Josh Lindblom, both of whom have made at least one spot start this season, and the picture became pretty clear on Monday night in the series-opener when Wolf came in in the seventh inning to get a big groundball on the one pitch he threw.

Throwing just one pitch wouldn't technically eliminate Wolf's availiability to start on Wednesday, but the fact Ron Washington went to him in that situation pretty much says Lindblom is the guy for Wednesday's spot start.

Wolf is 1-1 with a 1.95 ERA this season in a mixture of relief appearances and a start, while Lindblom is 1-2 with a 4.50 after a horrible start in his debut followed up by a better one with some relief outings mixed in.

Wolf has been pretty darn good in all of his outings and might be the better pitcher of the two, but he's also established himself as a solid long-relief man and could be turned to early in Wednesday's game if Lindblom struggles as he'll surely have a short leash.

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