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Today's Matchups Around the Ranger's System

Today's (5/20) Match-Ups Around the Ranger's System

Round Rock: Martin Perez (3-3 5.27) vs. Fresno Grizzlies: Andrew Kown (3-1 2.61) @ 1:00 PM CT

Myrtle Beach: Kyle Hendricks (1-4 2.91) @ Wilmington Blue Rocks: Sugar Ray Marimon (3-0 2.65) @ 12:30 PM CT

Hickory : Santo Perez (2-2 6.19) @ Asheville Tourists: Daniel Winkler (4-2 6.06) @ 1:05 PM CT

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Game 35: Corpus Christi (Kyle Greenwalt) @ Frisco RoughRiders (Scott Feldman)--- TV GAME

Time: 7:00
Location: Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Frisco, TX)
Team Records: Frisco RoughRiders (17-17 6 games back in the Texas League South)... Corpus Christi Hooks (12-22 11 games back in the Texas League South)
Streak: Won 4 in a row
Last 10: 8-2
Series Record: 3-5-1
Record against Corpus Christi: 5-5
Record since 2005 on May 14th: 3-3
Starting Pitchers: Scott Feldman (0-0 0.00 ERA)... Kyle Greenwalt (2-3 6.03 ERA)

What to Watch for on the Mound: Frisco will send former Rider/current Ranger Scott Feldman to the mound on a rehab assignment, while the Corpus Christi Hooks will counter with Kyle Greenwalt for the 7th time this season... Scott Feldman had right knee surgery in the offseason and is rehabbing from that tonight. Feldman made his Frisco RoughRiders debut in 2005 as a reliever. That year he made 46 appearances for Frisco and went 1-2 with a 2.36 ERA in 61 innings. He last pitched for Frisco in 2008 on rehab. He made 2 starts and went 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA in those 2 starts. In 6 seasons with Texas, Feldman has gone 31-32 with a 4.80 ERA in 164 games/78 starts. He won 17 games in 2009 with a 4.08 ERA in 189 2/3 innings. Last year, Scott went 7-11 with a 5.48 ERA in 29 games/22 starts... Kyle Greenwalt has been a mixed bags of surprises this season. He has been very good at times, twice going at least 6 with 1 run allowed, and very bad as well. In his last time out, Greenwalt gave up 10 hits, 1 walk, and 8 runs (all earned) over 5 innings with 5 strikeouts against San Antonio. He faced Frisco on their last TV game and gave up 6 hits, 0 walks, and 1 run over 7 innings with 5 strikeouts. Over his first 6 starts this year, Greenwalt has given up 39 hits and 7 walks over 31 1/3 innings with 24 strikeouts. Left handed batters are hitting .333 against Greenwalt this year. He is 1-3 with a 7.45 ERA on the road this season.

Riders Extend Winning Streak: Frisco defeated Corpus Christi 5-2 on Friday in front of 10,853 to extend their winning streak to a season best 4 games. It also guarantees at least a split in the series, which would mark a 4th consecutive non-losing series. Frisco's 8-2 record over their last 10 is also a season best mark over a 10 game stretch.

Carlos Pimentel Earns First AA Victory: Carlos Pimentel continues to pitch better of late as he gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, and 2 runs with 6 strikeouts over 6 innings against Corpus Christi and earned his first victory for Frisco. Over his last 5 starts, Pimentel is 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 29 innings. His only rough spot on Friday was a 2 run 4th inning when he gave up 3 singles. He faced a jam in the 6th when he had 1st and 3rd with 1 out, but Pimentel struck out Jon Gaston and David Flores to end the threat and his night.

Offense Gets Some Help: The Rider's offense had a modest day with 8 hits and 2 walks, but they did receive some help from the Hooks defense as 3 errors led the Riders to an interesting day in the box score. Frisco scored 5 runs in the game, but the team had only 1 RBI, which was a RBI groundout by Leonys Martin, who went 0 for 4 in his second game for Frisco. Jonathan Greene and Davis Stoneburner both had 2 hits a piece and Jose Felix reached base twice in the game. The bottom 3 hitters were a combined 4 for 9 with 5 runs and 1 walk.

Bullpen Doesn't Miss a Beat: Even with the promotion of Mark Hamburger, who was the best reliever for Frisco this season, the bullpen did it's job on Friday pitching 3 scoreless innings of relief. The Hooks managed just 1 baserunner over those 3 innings which was a 1 out single in the 9th inning by Jon Gaston off of Adalberto Flores. Flores got the save still, which was his 5th save as a RoughRider and 1st of this season.

TV Game: Today's game between Frisco and Corpus Christi will be shown on TXA 21 beginning at 7:00 PM. The broadcast will be with Aaron Goldsmith, Frisco's radio broadcaster, and Jason Cole, who runs the Lonestar Dugout, a website dedicated to the Texas Ranger's minor league system. It is the second TV game of the season. There will be 8 more this season after tonight. You can learn more about the schedule on the Radio & TV section of the Frisco RoughRiders website.

Last Year on this Date: Frisco lost 4-1 to the Corpus Christi Hooks. Martin Perez took the loss for Frisco after he gave up 7 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs (all earned) over 4 innings with 2 strikeouts. Ryan Tatusko and Brennan Garr combined for 5 innings of shutout relief in the game. Joey Butler went 2 for 5 with 2 singles at the plate. Frisco had 6 hits and 7 walks in the game.

Yesterday's Question of the Day Answer: Pete Rose

Around the Ranger's System

Round Rock (AAA) lost 3-2 to the Tuscon Padres on a walkoff single in the 9th inning by former Mission Cedric Hunter. Seth McClung started for Round Rock and had one of his better performances as he gave up 6 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings with 2 strikeouts and no walks. Beau Jones pitched a scoreless 8th inning before Pedro Strop took the loss in the 9th inning. Strop walked the bases loaded in the 9th inning, although 1 of the walks was intentional. Taylor Teagarden and Robbie Diaz combined to go 4 for 7 in the game with a RBI and run. Brian Barden, Matt Kata, and Brad Nelson each chipped in a hit of their own for the Express.

Myrtle Beach (high-A) lost 8-1 to the Lynchburg Hillcats. Barret Loux had his worst start for Myrtle Beach as he gave up 6 hits, 1 walk, and 6 runs (all earned) over 4 2/3 innings with 4 strikeouts. He also hit 3 batters in the start. Jared Bolden went 2 for 4 at the plate with a triple. Mitch Hilligoss and Jared Prince each had a hit as well. Ryan Strausborger got his 23rd RBI of the season on a sacrifice fly to score Bolden. Mike Olt went 0 for 4 with a strikeout at the plate.

Hickory (low-A) gave up 4 runs in the top of the 9th inning to lose 8-4 to the Augusta Greenjackets. Matt Thompson made the start for Hickory and gave up 5 hits, 3 walks, and 4 runs (all earned) over 5 innings with 8 strikeouts. Andres Perez-Lobo took the loss after giving up 3 walks and 2 runs over 1 2/3 innings. Jurickson Profar went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk at the plate. Christian Villanueva went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles as well. Tomas Telis drove in 2 runs during his 1 for 4 day. Josh Richmond led the Crawdads with 3 hits, including a double and RBI. Odubel Herrera and Jhonny Gomez each went 1 for 4.

Minor League Performance of the Day

Brad Peacock has gotten off to a strong start this season and on Friday he continued the dominance for the Harrisburg Senators. In Harrisburg's 5-2 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Peacock gave up 5 hits, 1 walk, and 1 run over 7 innings with a career best 14 strikeouts. Peacock struck out the side in the 4th and 7th innings in the start. He has gone 7 innings and given up 1 or less runs in 4 of his last 5 starts. On the season Brad Peacock has given up 30 hits and 7 walks in 42 1/3 innings with 56 strikeouts. The 23 year old right hander is 3rd in the Eastern League (AA) in WHIP, tied for 1st in wins, tied for 1st in strikeouts, and 5th in ERA. Peacock was drafted in the 41st round by the Washington Nationals in the 2006 draft. He was listed as the National's 10th best prospect by Baseball America entering the 2011 season.

As always...

Station to Listen to the Game on: 1630 AM (KKGM)
Station to Watch the Game on: TXA 21

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