Express vs. Zephyrs 6/30/12
Final: Express fall to the Zephyrs 8-3. Game 2 of the series is tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. CDT.
Bottom 9: Down 8-3 going into the bottom of the ninth the Express have Bianucci, Butler, and Kata due up.
Express Night in Arlington: With much of the Texas Ranger’s pitching going down injuried, many of the Express pitchers have found their way to Arlington this season. Tonight the Rangers won 7-2 and all three pitchers used were in Round Rock at one point. LHP Martin Perez: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 103 Pitches. Yoshinori Tateyama: 1.1 IP, o H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 18 Pitches. Michael Kirkman: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 37 Pitches.
Blastin’ Bianucci: With runners on second and third and one out, 1B Mike Bianucci hit a sacrifice fly to center to score OF Julio Borbon from third. Express trail 8-2.
Final Attendance: Much like the day in history when the Battle of Athens took place – 8146.
Greggles: RHP Greg Reynolds gets out of a bases loaded jam with no outs by getting RF Bryan Peterson to get ground into a double play and 2B Donnie Murphy to ground out to third. Express trail 7-1.
Big Shot: LHP Martin Perez made his first major league start aganist the Oakland A’s at Arlington tonight. Perez’s Final Line: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 103 Pitches.
About Time: INF Yangervis Solarte scored to break a stretch of 14.0 scoreless innings. Express still trail 5-1.
Few And Far Between: The Express have failed to get a base hit or score in the first two innings this evening, and are now scoreless in their last 14 innings.
Three Up, Three Down: After giving up five runs on four hits in the first. RHP Greg Reynolds settled down in the second by retiring C Clint Sammons, CF Kevin Mattison, and SS Gil Velazquez in order on twelve pitches. Express trail 5-0.
Greggles: RHP Greg Reynolds had a tough go of it in the first inning. He gave up five runs on four hits including a two run home run by 2B Donnie Murphy. Coming into tonight, Reynolds was the team’s hottest starter in the last three weeks (3-0, 3.29 ERA).
Red, White, and Blue: Tonight the Express are sporting their red uniforms for only the second time all season. The other time was the home opener when RHP Greg Reynolds was on the mound.
First Pitch: Off to a 7:07 start.