Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Houston Astros in the 1st inning on May 20, 2012 during interleague play at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
The Texas Rangers will play a day game in Seattle today, and when the game ends they will have finished a stretch of 19 games in 20 days and 15 games in 14 days because of the doubleheader in Baltimore. Thursday will be the team's first scheduled off day in 20 days, and it will be a welcomed sight for everyone, most notably the starting pitchers.
The starters have struggled as a whole recently, even after Matt Harrison bounced back from some poor starts with a gem on Tuesday night. Neftali Feliz is now on the DL, Derek Holland has struggled and Yu Darvish was even bad on Monday night.
With the off day set for Thursday, all starters will get an extra day of rest as the Rangers have decided to keep the rotation in order instead of tinkering with it due to the off day, as many clubs will do.
This could be a key moment in the season for the starters to all catch their collective breath, especially guys like Colby Lewis and Darvish, who have run out every fifth day all season while Harrison and Holland have each been skipped in the rotation to give them a break.
That means Scott Feldman will get his first start since the injury to Feliz today, and then Derek Holland will trot out on Friday, Colby Lewis on Saturday, and the list goes on.