Perez Tosses Shutout to Down OKC
20 August 2012 | The Dell Diamond | Round Rock, Texas
Records: Express (60-70), RedHawks (68-61)
- Oklahoma City leads series 2-1
- Oklahoma City leads season series 7-4
- Game 3 of series Monday at 7:05 p.m. CDT
- Monday’s scheduled starters: RR – LHP Martin Perez (6-6, 4.66 ERA); OKC – LHP Brett Oberholtzer (5-5, 5.29 ERA)
ROUND ROCK snapped three-game losing streak … first three-game skid since July 19-21 … scored 10 runs in last four games after scoring at least nine runs in franchise-record five straight games … held to five or fewer runs in seven straight home games … snapped three-game losing streak at The Dell Diamond.
MARTIN PEREZ second career complete game (June 21 vs. Iowa) … improved to 3-0 in three starts vs. Oklahoma City (1.23 ERA) … won second straight start … won four of last five decisions with Express … first win at The Dell Diamond since June 21 vs. Iowa … lone run scored on comebacker that ricocheted off his leg into right-center field … retired 11 of next 13 batters to close the game … used 23 pitches (20 strikes) against those final 13 batters … worked around leadoff doubles without allowing in the fifth and seventh innings … lone hit allowed after Mike Hessman’s leadoff double in the seventh was Matt Downs’ one-out bunt single in the ninth … 97 pitches, 71 strikes … 23/32 first-pitch strikes, including each of last eight and 10 of last 11 … one 3-0 count (single) … two full counts (0-for-2) … batters were 0-for-7 with three strikeouts when falling behind 0-2 … allowed two runs (one earned) in 17.0 innings over last two starts … surrendered two or fewer runs in six of last seven outings with Express (six starts).
JULIO BORBON (1-for-4) seven-game hitting streak (.467, 14-for-30) … snapped streak of five straight multiple-hit games.
LUIS HERNANDEZ (1-for-4) pushed hitting streak to 16 games (.446, 33-for-74) … extended streak with first-inning, two-out double … tied for fifth-longest streak in Express history (tied for third-longest this season).
MATT KATA (2-for-3, walk) snapped 2-for-21 skid at The Dell Diamond … 112th career multiple-hit game with Express – two shy of Mark Saccomanno’s franchise record.
BRAD NELSON (1-for-4) hit safely in 18 of 21 home games since All-Star break (.392, 29-for-74).
JOEY BUTLER (1-for-4) nine-game hitting streak (.325, 13-for-40) … hit safely in 15 of last 17 games (22-for-70).
YANGERVIS SOLARTE (1-for-3) snapped 0-for-13 skid with sixth-inning single … was longest hitless stretch of season by three games … avoided first three-game hitless skid of season.
ALBERTO GONZALEZ (0-for-1) ejected by first-base umpire after expressing displeasure with check-swing call on third strike (bottom of second inning).
RYAN SPILBORGHS (0-for-2) second hitless outing in last 10 games … replaced Gonzalez in lineup.
BRANDON SNYDER (1-for-3) snapped two-game hitless skid … reached safely in 14 of 15 games with Express, including each of last 11 games.
KOYIE HILL (2-for-3) hit safely in four of five games with Express.