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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, April 28, 2012

Game 22: Corpus Christi Hooks (Ross Seaton) @ Frisco RoughRiders (Carlos Pimentel)

Time: 7:05 PM CT
Location: Dr. Pepper Ballpark (Frisco, TX)
Team Records: Frisco RoughRiders (13-8 First Place in the Texas League South)... Corpus Christi Hooks (11-10 2 games back in the Texas League South)
Streak: W2
Last 10: 5-5
Homestand: 4-1
2012 Series Record: 5-1-0  
2012 Record against Corpus Christi: 2-3
All-Time Record against Corpus Christi: 114-106
Record on April 28 since 2003: 5-3
Starting Pitchers: Carlos Pimentel (2-0 0.00 ERA) vs. Ross Seaton (0-2 5.40 ERA)

'Riders Crush Hooks in Victory: Frisco scored two runs in the first inning and never let up from there on out. With one run in the fourth inning, six runs in the fifth inning, and three more runs in the sixth inning, the 'Riders took a commanding 12-0 lead by the end of the sixth inning and defeated the Hooks by that score.

Grimm Dominant: Fresh off a subpar start in his last outing against the Corpus Christi Hooks, Justin Grimm returned to his previous form as he gave up four hits, one walk, and struck out nine over six strong innings. Grimm made 98 pitches, 65 of which went for strikes, and induced 7 ground outs to 2 fly outs. On the season, Grimm is now 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA. He has given up 20 hits and 6 walks over 28 1/3 innings pitched and struck out 27 batters.

Straus With 3 Hits: Ryan Strausborger increased his batting average to .286 with a 3 for 4 game, including 3 RBI, 3 runs, and a walk. It was Ryan Strausborger's fourth straight multi hit game. He has a .351 on base percentage this season and has scored 12 runs in 18 games.

Rodriguez Continues To Hit: After hitting the game winning hit on Thursday, Guilder Rodriguez went 3 for 5 with a RBI and a run scored. Rodriguez is now hitting .333 for the season with a .375 on base percentage. It was his third multi hit game in the last 10 games and second 3 hit game in the last 10 games. Rodriguez is batting .500 (4 for 8) this season against left handed pitching.

Proar Extends XBH Streak: Jurickson Profar did not have as many hits as the night before, but it was his triple in the first inning that helped set the tone for the game. The triple also extended his extra base hit streak to seven games. Profar finished 1 for 4 with the triple, walk, and 2 runs scored. His batting average is up to .241 now and his slugging percentage sits at .494. He has eight extra base hits over the last ten games and is batting .302 with a 1.039 OPS in Dr. Pepper Ballpark.

Home Runs in Bunches: Speaking of power, Chris McGuiness hit his fifth home run of the season in the fifth inning. It marked his second game in a row with a home run and his fifth home run in the last ten games. He had three games in a row with a home run from April 16th-19th and now has two games in a row with a home run the last two nights. Four of his five home runs have come at home. McGuiness finished 1 for 5 with a home run, 3 RBI, and 2 runs.

Walk Sombrero's: Brad Hawpe and Mike Olt each walked three times in the game. Mike Olt finished 0 for 2 with the 3 walks and 2 runs. Brad Hawpe went 1 for 2 with 3 walks, and a run scored.

Special Guests In Attendance: There are few things tougher than a bus ride in minor league baseball. The one thing that might be tougher would be a car ride around the country traveling to minor league baseball games. However, Matt Lawell and Carolyn Lawell are attempting to do that this season. Tonight they will be at Dr. Pepper Ballpark for Frisco's game against the Corpus Christi Hooks. You can follow their journey at http://aminorleagueseason.com/ and follow them on twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/AMinorLgSeason

Former 'Riders on the Mound

RHP Guillermo Moscoso (Colorado Rockies) vs. New York Mets
RHP Neil Ramirez (Round Rock) @ Oklahoma City Redhawks
RHP Tanner Roark (Syracuse Chiefs) vs. Charlotte Knights

Minor League Baseball Titanium Sombrero Count: 2

Minor League Baseball Platinum Sombrero Count: 5

Minor League Baseball Golden Sombrero Count: 98

Minor League Baseball Sombrero Count: 809

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- Michael Damman

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