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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

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Game 113: San Antonio Missions (Casey Kelly) @ Frisco RoughRiders (Carlos Pimentel)

Time: 6:05 PM CT
Location: Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Frisco, TX)
Team Records: Frisco RoughRiders (21-21 6 games back in the Texas League South; 61-51 overall)... San Antonio Missions (27-15 1st place in the Texas League South; 76-36 overall)
Magic Number: 17
Streak: Lost 3 in a row
Last 10: 3-7
Homestand: 0-2
Series Record: 15-12-4
2011 Record against San Antonio: 9-17
All-Time Record against San Antonio: 119-124
Record on August 7th Since 2004: 3-3
Starting Pitchers: Carlos Pimentel (4-8 5.71 ERA) vs. Casey Kelly (10-4 4.15 ERA)

Frisco Gets Down Early, Falls to San Antonio: Last time Frisco faced San Antonio they split the road series against the Missions. If they are going to do that again they will need to win the next two after falling for the second game in as many days to the Missions by a score of 5-1. Frisco gave up 4 runs over the first 4 innings and found themselves down 4-1 early before giving up a run in the 7th. Now, Frisco will have to beat two of the top pitching prospects in the San Diego Padre's system in Casey Kelly and Robbie Erlin.

Snyder Struggles Early, Pitches Into 7th: Ben Snyder has 8 wins this season for Frisco and 11 overall in his career as a RoughRider, but on Saturday he wasn't able to push it to #9 and 12. Snyder gave up 4 runs over the first 4 innings and ended up giving up 5 over 6 2/3 innings in the start. He allowed 8 hits, 2 walks, and did not strikeout a batter.

Inning by Inning Count

1: 19 Pitches- 10 Strikes- 1 Called- 0 Swinging- 6 Fouls- 9 Balls- 3 BPIP- 1 BB
2: 21 Pitches- 14 Strikes- 3 Called- 3 Swinging- 3 Fouls- 7 Balls- 5 BPIP- 2 Hits
3: 20 Pitches- 12 Strikes- 3 Called- 0 Swinging- 4 Fouls- 8 Balls- 5 BPIP- 2 Hits
4: 10 Pitches- 8 Strikes- 0 Called- 1 Swinging- 2 Fouls- 2 Balls- 5 BPIP- 2 Hits
5: 13 Pitches- 8 Strikes- 3 Called- 0 Swinging- 2 Fouls- 5 Balls- 3 BPIP
6: 8 Pitches- 6 Strikes- 2 Called- 0 Swinging- 0 Fouls- 2 Balls- 4 BPIP- 1 Hit
7: 11 Pitches- 3 Strikes- 1 Called- 0 Swinging- 0 Fouls- 8 Balls- 2 BPIP- 1 BB- 1 HIt

Total: 102 Pitches- 61 Strikes- 13 Called- 4 Swinging- 17 Fouls- 41 Balls- 27 BPIP- 2 BB- 8 Hits

Stoneburner Gets Another Multi Hit Game: Davis Stoneburner finished Saturday's game with a 2 for 3 day including a hit by pitch in the 9th inning and the lone run scored. It was his 4th multi hit game in his last 10 as he is now batting .333 (9 for 27) in the month of August and .284 for the season (97 for 341).

Run Production Drought:
Mike Bianucci drove in a run on Saturday, which was his 5th in his last 10 games and just his 21st over the 41 games since the second half began. That follows a first half where the designated hitter had 54 RBI in 67 games for Frisco.

Passed Ball Oddity: On Saturday the pressbox saw a first for the Frisco RoughRiders and their opponents. There were 3 passed balls in the same game by the two teams combined. But it wasn't just that, as there were 3 passed balls by 3 different catchers in the same game. Elio Sarmiento, Nick Hundley, and Ali Solis all had a passed ball in the game. It's very rare that there are 1 or 2 passed balls in a game at Frisco, let alone three by three different catchers.

Ali "See Ya Later" Solis: He only had one at bat on Saturday and did not play on Friday, but Ali Solis continued his struggles in Frisco on Saturday. Solis struck out in his one at bat, which was the 12th time that he has struck out in 23 at bats in Frisco this season. He is 1 for 23 in Frisco as well. In other words he has as many hits as trash cans hit in Frisco too. 

Osuna Reaches 317: With 2 hits on Sunday Renny Osuna could tie Steve Murphy's franchise best of 319 hits as a Frisco RoughRider and with 3 hits he would pass Murphy. Osuna went 1 for 4 on Saturday to get to 317 for his career. This is Osuna's 2nd full season in Frisco as he came up late in the 2009 season.

Tracking Texas League Homeruns: 849 homeruns in 888 games (0.956 HR/G)

Term of the Day: Banner Year- A highly successful season enjoyed by a player, a team, or baseball itself.

Last Year on This Date: Frisco lost 10-2 to the San Antonio Missions on the road. Michael Schlact started for Frisco and gave up 5 hits, 3 walks, and 5 runs over 5 innings with 3 strikeouts. Adalberto Flores gave up 5 runs in 2 innings of relief, while Tim Murphy pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Joey Butler and James Tomlin led Frisco with a 2 for 4 day a piece. Jonathan Greene added a 1 for 4 day with a double, RBI, and run scored for the Riders. Marcus Lemon and Davis Stoneburner each had a 1 for 4 day. Andy Jenkins went 1 for 4 with a run scored.

As always...

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- By Michael Damman

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