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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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Game 33: Frisco RoughRiders (Barret Loux) @ Corpus Christi Hooks (Jose Cisnero)

Time: 7:05 PM CT
Location: Whataburger Field (Corpus Christi, TX)
Team Records: Frisco RoughRiders (21-11 First Place in the Texas League South)... Corpus Christi Hooks (13-19 8 games back in the Texas League South)
Streak: W2
Last 10: 8-2
Road Trip: 0-0
2012 Series Record: 8-1-0  
2012 Record against Corpus Christi: 4-4
All-Time Record against Corpus Christi: 116-107
Record on May 10 since 2003: 4-5
Starting Pitchers: Barret Loux (6-0 2.20 ERA) vs. Jose Cisnero (2-2 4.61 ERA)

'Riders Take Ninth Straight Home Series: The 'Riders scored at least two runs in four of five innings from the third inning to the seventh inning and defeated the Midland Rockhounds 9-3 on Tuesday afternoon. The win gave Frisco an eighth series win in nine series this season and gave them their ninth consecutive home series win dating back to last August. Over that stretch, Frisco is an impressive 23-8 at home.

Pimentel Limits Damage: It wasn't his sharpest outing of the season, but Carlos Pimentel gave up just one run over five innings and picked up his third win of the season. Pimentel gave up two hits and four walks with three strikeouts. He made 87 pitches, 53 of which went for strikes and induced five ground outs to three fly outs.

Offensive Outburst: Frisco's offense put together a 12 hit game as every player but Ryan Strausborger had at least one hit in the game. Strausborger reached base via a hit by pitch, however, so every hitter in the lineup reached base at least once. Six different players drove in a run and seven different players scored a run. The only player to not score or drive in a run was lead off hitter Engel Beltre, who reached base three times, twice via a hit and once on a hit by pitch.

McGuiness Stout: Chris McGuiness went 1 for 3 in the game, including his seventh home run of the season, which tied him with Mike Olt for the team lead. He walked once, drove in two runs, and scored two runs as well. He has more home runs this season than he had in either 2009 or 2011. His career high is 19, which he set in 2010 with the Greenville Drive and Bakersfield Blaze. Of his seven home runs, six have come at Dr Pepper Ballpark, where he has a .943 OPS for the season.

Felix Drives in Two: Jose Felix had a big game for Frisco, which has been a rare occasion at home this season. Felix went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBI, two runs, and a stolen base. He is now hitting .264 this season and his home average is up to .218.

Profar Extends Streak: Jurickson Profar singled in the fifth inning, which extended his hitting streak to 19 games and on base streak to 28 games. He has reached base in 29 of the 30 games that he has played in this season. Profar finished the game 1 for 4 with two RBI, a walk, and a run scored.

Former 'Riders On the Mound

LHP Derek Holland (Texas Rangers) @ Baltimore Orioles
RHP Tommy Hunter (Baltimore Orioles) vs. Texas Rangers
RHP Eric Hurley (Salt Lake Bees) vs. Round Rock Express
RHP Omar Poveda (Jacksonville Suns) vs. Mobile BayBears

Minor League Baseball Titanium Sombrero Count: 2

Minor League Baseball Platinum Sombrero Count: 7

Minor League Baseball Golden Sombrero Count: 128

Minor League Baseball Sombrero Count: 1187

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- Michael Damman

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