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Rangers sticking with Tommy Hunter in Game 4

Oct 31, 2010, 10:39 AM EDT

hunter wiping sweat

How quickly opinions change.

Down 2-0 in the World Series entering this busy sports weekend, some Rangers fans were pushing for the club to start ace left-hander Cliff Lee in Game 4.  But that kind of talk mostly took place before Texas won Game 3 and now it appears that manager Ron Washington will stick to his guns.

Ken Rosenthal of says that Tommy Hunter will start tonight’s Game 4 in Arlington, Texas and that Lee will be held off until Game 5.

It’s the right move.  Lee has never pitched on three days’ rest in the postseason and wasn’t exactly a world-beater in his first 2010 Fall Classic start back in Game 1.  The extra day should help and he should dominate on the familiar Texas mound.

Hunter will need to be at his best tonight to accomplish the same goal.  He’s made two starts in these playoffs and allowed six runs in 7.1 innings.

  1. Richard In Big D - Oct 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Sanity prevails! Hunter is due for one of his shut-down starts, Holland is due for one of his shut-down long appearances (6, 7 & 8), and Feliz is Feliz. Series will be even after tonight, with Lee poised to put the Rangers ahead tomorrow. At least that’s what I have to tell myself over, and over, and over…

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