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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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Game 19: San Antonio Missions (Hayden Beard) @ Frisco RoughRiders (Jake Brigham)

Time: 7:05 PM CT
Location: Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Frisco, TX)
Team Records: Frisco RoughRiders (11-7 First Place in the Texas League South)... San Antonio Missions (6-12 5 games back in the Texas League South)
Streak: W2
Last 10: 6-4
Homestand: 2-0
2012 Series Record: 4-1-0  
2012 Record against San Antonio: 2-0
All-Time Record against San Antonio: 125-125
Record on April 25 since 2003: 4-6
Starting Pitchers: Jake Brigham (1-1 3.57 ERA) vs. Hayden Beard (0-2 7.43 ERA)

'Riders Take Lead Early, Hang On: Frisco scored 3 runs in the first inning and two runs in the third inning and defeated the San Antonio Missions 7-2 on Tuesday night. Frisco have taken the first two games against the Missions 

Loux Gets "W": Barret Loux once again kept the opposing offense in check, as he gave up 6 hits, 1 walk, and 1 run over 6 innings with 5 strikeouts. Loux gave up an early run in the 2nd inning and then faced very little danger over the final four innings. Loux earned his fourth win of the season, which tied him with six other pitchers, including Trevor Bauer and Jordan Lyles, for the most in minor league baseball. Barret's ERA rose from 1.15 to 1.25 in the start.

Offense Productive: Every player in Frisco's lineup reached base at least once on Tuesday and eight of the nine hitters had at least one hit. The only player without a hit was Brad Hawpe, who went 0 for 3 with a walk and three strikeouts. The offense recorded four extra base hits, including two more triples for the season.

Profar-Olt Combination: Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt continued their extra base hit parade. Profar went 1 for 5 with a triple and 2 runs scored. He reached base on a three base error on a dropped flyball in centerfield. Profar's triple came in the 1st inning, and was followed up by a homerun for Mike Olt. Olt finished the game 1 for 3 with the homerun, 2 RBI, 2 runs, and a walk. His homerun off Andrew Werner was his second homerun this season off of left handed pitchers. Olt currently leads the team with homeruns overall with 5. Over their last 10 games, Olt and Profar have combined for 12 extra base hits.

Garcia Extends Hit Streak: Leury Garcia used a RBI single in the 3rd inning to extend his hitting streak to 8 games. He finished the game 1 for 4.

Curse of the Junior PA: Frisco has had 8 home games this season and so far, the first batter after the "Junior PA", which takes place before the bottom of the 2nd inning, is 0 for 8. There have been four strikeouts, three groundouts, and a flyout.

Former 'Riders on the Mound

LHP C.J. Wilson (Los Angeles Angels) @ Tampa Bay Rays
RHP Scott Feldman (Texas Rangers) vs. New York Yankees
RHP Joe Wieland (San Diego Padres) vs. Washington Nationals
RHP Doug Mathis (Pawtucket Red Sox) vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

Minor League Baseball Titanium Sombrero Count: 1 (Denny Almonte, Jackson Generals)

Minor League Baseball Platinum Sombrero Count: 5

Minor League Baseball Golden Sombrero Count: 88

Minor League Baseball Sombrero Count: 710

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