EXPRESS TAKE OPENER AT RENO
14 August 2012 | Aces Ballpark | Reno, Nev.
Records: Express (57-67), Aces (71-53)
- Round Rock leads series 1-0
- Express riding four-game winning streak
- Game 2 of series Wednesday at 9:05 p.m. CDT
- Wednesday’s scheduled starters: RR – LHP Martin Perez (5-6, 4.73 ERA); RENO – RHP Charles Brewer (9-6, 5.59 ERA)
ROUND ROCK won 14 of last 20 … improved to 16-8 since July 22 … won 10 of last 13 road games … improved to 18-15 since All-Star break … improved to 12-19 in series openers (won five of last six) … scored five-plus runs in three straight games for first time since seven-game stretch June 8-14 … scored nine-plus runs in three straight games for first time this season, first time since July 27-29, 2011.
CHAD BELL claimed first win since July 29 at Memphis … worked six-plus innings for third time in last four starts.
JULIO BORBON (1-for-4, walk) snapped 0-for-15 skid with sixth-inning single.
LUIS HERNANDEZ (3-for-5) extended hitting streak to 10 games (22-for-46) … ninth straight multiple-hit game … seventh straight game with at least one RBI.
LEONYS MARTIN (2-for-5) homered for fourth straight game, tying franchise record … extended hitting streak to nine games (14-for-38) … fifth homer in 13 games since returning to Round Rock … 20-for-54 since returning to Round Rock.
JOEY BUTLER (1-for-5) hit safely in nine of last 11 games (13-for-44) … at least one strikeout in eight straight games (12 strikeouts).
MATT KATA (2-for-5) clubbed first homer since July 8 at Albuquerque … second homer since May 31 grand slam at Memphis (54 games) … extended hitting streak to four games (9-for-19) … third straight multiple-hit outing … third straight multiple-RBI outing (first multiple-RBI games since July 8 at Albuquerque).
YANGERVIS SOLARTE (0-for-4) snapped streak of six straight games with at least one run scored.
RYAN SPILBORGHS (1-for-4) extended hitting streak to five games (7-for-21) … hit safely in 11 of last 13 games.
BRANDON SNYDER (2-for-3, walk) extended hitting streak to six games (9-for-24) … hit safely in nine of 10 games with Express.
ROBINZON DIAZ (2-for-4) multiple hits in each of first two games with Express.