Feldman (2-5, 5.84 ERA): He's making his 11th start of the season and is doing so on six days' rest thanks to two off days since his last start. He gave up four runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings with no strikeouts in a 5-2 loss to Kansas City last week. It was the longest outing by a Rangers pitcher without a strikeout since Vicente Padilla pitched seven innings against Minnesota in 2008 without one. Feldman will attempt to cut down on the number of homers he's allowed. He has given up four in the last five starts. Feldman's 5.84 ERA is the fifth-highest in the AL among those qualifying. He was great on the road last season, but has struggled away from Arlington in 201o. He is 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA in four starts on the road this season. That's ERA is more than three runs higher than his home ERA. Feldman is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in eight career games against the White Sox (1-0, 2.55 ERA in three starts).
Floyd (2-5, 6.02 ERA): He's coming off two straight quality starts. He gave up three runs on four hits (two of them homers) with five strikeouts and a walk in seven innings in a loss to Tampa Bay. Floyd started against the Rangers earlier this season, going seven innings and allowing three runs (one earned) with five strikeouts and no walks in a 7-5 win. Floyd's ERA is the second-highest in the AL, making this a matchup of pitchers that have struggled to start the season. He made two starts against Texas from 2007-09 and allowed nine runs on 11 hits in 8 2/3 innings.