Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Oct 13 '11
Mitch Moreland will start at first base in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Tigers on Thursday.
Moreland hasn't started since Game 2 on Monday. The 26-year-old is batting just .118 (2-for-17) with one home run and four strikeouts during the postseason. Michael Young will serve as the designated hitter Thursday against Justin Verlander while Yorvit Torrealba takes a seat.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Oct 11 '11
Mitch Moreland is out of the starting lineup for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Tigers on Tuesday night.
Moreland is just 2-for-17 (.118) during the playoffs and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Game 2 on Monday, so he'll take a seat against the right-hander Doug Fister. Michael Young will start in his place at first base while Mike Napoli serves as designated hitter and Yorvit Torrealba plays behind the plate.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Oct 10 '11
Appearing in his post game press conference, manager Ron Washington said that Mitch Moreland will sit in tomorrow's ALCS Game 3 in Detroit.
Mike Napoli caught all of tonight's extra inning game and between the travel and upcoming schedule it's the not surprising that the Rangers will DH Napoli. Moreland went 0-for-4 with 3 Ks, including an inning-ending bases loaded GIDP. Yorvit Torrealba should push for playing time if he can put anything together offensively. Michael Young will fill in at first base.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Oct 02 '11
Mitch Moreland will start at first base against the Rays' David Price in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Moreland often sits against southpaws, but he earned the nod after an RBI groundout and a long solo homer in Game 2. Michael Young will be used in the DH slot, while Yorvit Torrealba will sit on the bench.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Sep 17 '11
Mitch Moreland went 0-for-3 in Friday's loss and is hitting just .184/.205/.263 in 38 at-bats this month.
Moreland figures to see his playing time scaled back with Mike Napoli forcing the Rangers to pencil him in most days. Napoli and Michael Young can share time at first base.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Aug 19 '11
Mitch Moreland belted two homers and drove in five runs in Friday's win over the White Sox.
Apparently the hamstring is OK. Both longballs came off Jake Peavy, as Moreland got to him for a two-out, three-run bomb in the fourth before launching a two-out, two-run jack in the sixth. After a poor July and a slow start to August, Moreland's bat is suddenly heating up, as he's now gone deep three times over the last two games and has picked up nine hits over his last 16 at-bats.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Aug 19 '11
Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is back in the Rangers' starting lineup Friday night against the White Sox.
Moreland was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to right hamstring tightness. He'll serve as the designated hitter Friday and bat seventh against right-hander Jake Peavy.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Aug 18 '11
Mitch Moreland was scratched from Thursday night's lineup due to tightness in his right hamstring.
Moreland tweaked his hammy Wednesday while trying to stretch for a throw from Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. The first baseman should be fine after one day of rest.
Mitch Moreland 1B TEX Jul 17 '11
Mitch Moreland, dropped to ninth in the order Sunday, busted out with a three-run homer in a win over the Mariners.
Moreland came into today with zero hits in his previous 14 at-bats and zero RBI in his previous 10 games. Manager Ron Washington dropped him to the bottom of the order in hopes of getting Moreland to relax. So far, so good.