4/11- Yu Darvish Day

It's Yu Darvish day, folks!

Today, he'll face off against former Ranger pitcher Scott Feldman and the Astros in Arlington. The starting lineup for the Rangers looks like this:

  1. Choo LF
  2. Andrus SS
  3. Rios RF
  4. Fielder 1B
  5. Kouzmanoff 3B
  6. Moreland DH
  7. Arencibia C
  8. Martin CF
  9. Wilson 2B

As you might notice, Fielder has been moved down the 4th spot during Beltre's absence. Beltre will likely miss at least this weekend's series with a strained left quad, and will be re-evaluated after that. Until then, it appears Wash will try to give Fielder some opportunities in the cleanup spot and see if he can get his bat going.

You wonder exactly how much leash Arencibia will have if the game is close. Earlier this week in Boston, Wash stuck with him late in the game, but unless he gets things going, it'll be interesting to see if we see a pinch-hitter in a close game.

In any case, feel free to converse in the comments section before, during, and after the game.