Rangers officially set rotation for ALCS
Wednesday at the Ballpark….
* Manager Ron Washington made it official. The Rangers rotation for the ALCS will be C.J. Wilson in Game 1, Colby Lewis in Game 2, Cliff Lee in Game 3 and Tommy Hunter in Game 4.
* The Rangers will drop infielder Esteban German for the ALCS. Washington said the Rangers want an extra reliever for the seven-game ALCS. The possibilities are left-handers Michael Kirkman, Clay Rapada and Matt Harrison, or right-handers Mark Lowe and Scott Feldman. A left-hander seems likely.
* Washington said he wants to get Jorge Cantu in at first base against Yankees left-handers Andy Pettitte and C.C. Sabathia. He just isn’t sure what games Cantu will start.
* Pay attention, this is good: Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler both hit three home runs in the ALDS. The only other team to have two players hit three home runs in a playoff series was the 1928 New York Yankees. Babe Ruth hit three and Lou Gehrig hit four.
* Remember both Elvis Andrus and Vladimir Guerrero scoring from second base on an infield grounder on Tuesday night? That hasn’t happened in post-season since the 1970 World Series. Paul Blair did it in Game 5 for the Orioles over the Reds.