The Philadelphia Phillies are headed to the Lone Star State to take on the Texas Rangers for Opening Day in the 2014 Major League Baseball season. That means the Rangers will face former pitcher Cliff Lee who helped lead the Rangers to an American League Championship and World Series appearance.
“It was fun to be in the World Series there. I had a lot of fun,” Lee told reporters , via ESPN. “We did some things that had never been done there. They’ve built off that and been a pretty solid team ever since.”
Rangers manager Ron Washington isn’t worrier about Lee, he is focused on his team.
“My focus is not going to be on he pitched for us and he did this, my focus is going to be on what it’s always on, when we face a guy of Cliff Lee’s caliber, we have to be on top of our game,” said Washington. “It’s going to be a challenge. … As tough as we know it will be, it’s not going to be easy for Cliff, either. That’s what I’m thinking.”
Date: Monday, March 31
Start Time: 2:05 p.m. ET
Location: Arlington, Texas
Stadium: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Pitching Match up: Lee vs Scheppers
TV Info: Fox Sports Southwest
Live Stream: MLB TV, Fox Sports Go
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