In Boston, Chen went 5 ip, allowing 5 hits, 3 er, with 3 bb's, and 4 k's.
In his 5 starts, he has gone 5.2, 5.1, 6.1, 7, and 5 innings.
He has allowed 2, 2, 1, 1, and 3 er's. He has walked 1, 2, 3, 2, and 3 batters.
He has struck out at-least 4 in every start.
What is the game plan you would give him today, against this Texas lineup?
I know you tweeted (jokingly?) about this earlier, but I'd pitch around/intentionally walk Josh Hamilton every at-bat. Don't let him kill you. He himself produced 8 of the 10 Texas runs last night.
That lineup is still very good without Hamilton, but it becomes a lot easier to deal with if you limit his at-bats.
Which is why you'll get killed if you walk Hamilton every time up. He's not going to hit 4 homers every night. You can't be afraid to pitch to him. Every pitch he hit was up and out over the plate. They just need to pitch him better. He'll still hurt you now and then but you have to deal with him in that lineup.