Nick Tepesch will make his season debut tonight against the Houston Astros after a strong start to the season at Triple A Round Rock. He’ll be working on extended rest after being scratched from his scheduled Sunday start.
He’ll try and pitch the Rangers to a win and help them avoid losing their first season series to the Astros since June 2008. Here are the lineups:
Texas -- 1. Shin-Soo Choo, lf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 4. Prince Fielder, 1b; 5. Alex Rios, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, dh; 7. J.P. Arencibia, c; 8. Leonys Martin, cf; 9. Rougned Odor, 2b.
RHP Nick Tepesch (season debut)
Houston -- 1. Jose Altuve, 2b; 2. George Springer, rf; 3. Dexter Fowler, cf; 4. Jason Castro, c; 5. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 6. Marc Krauss, 1b; 7. Chris Carter, dh; 8. Alex Presley, lf; 9. Jonathan Villar, ss.
RHP Scott Feldman (2-1, 1.93 ERA)