Express Dominate Zephyrs
29 August 2012 | The Dell Diamond | Round Rock, Texas
Records: Express (67-72), Zephyrs (73-66)
- Round Rock leads series 3-0
- Round Rock leads season series 10-5
- Series finale Thursday at 7:05 p.m. CDT
- Thursday’s scheduled starters: RR – LHP Martin Perez (7-6, 4.24 ERA); NEW – RHP Elih Villanueva (9-8, 3.92 ERA)
ROUND ROCK clinched series … won six of last nine series (split other three) … won eight of last 10 games, 14 of last 19 … improved to league-best 24-11 since July 26 … improved to 15-0 since All-Star break when scoring seven-plus runs … won 10 of last 15 vs. New Orleans at The Dell Diamond … at least one homer in nine of last 11 games, 15 of last 19 … 15 homers over last nine games.
CHAD BELL won second straight start … allowed three runs over last three starts (16.0 innings, 1.69 ERA) … improved to 2-0 in two starts vs. New Orleans.
JULIO BORBON (2-for-5, walk) five-game hitting streak (6-for-22) … three hits shy of Mark Saccomanno’s 2008 franchise record (157) … hit safely in 14 of last 15 games (.381, 24-for-63) … reached safely in 15 straight games … multiple hits in seven of last 14 games.
YANGERVIS SOLARTE (2-for-5, walk) five-game hitting streak (.421, 8-for-19) … multiple hits in eight of last 18 games.
LEONYS MARTIN (1-for-6) five-game hitting streak (.348, 8-for-23) … hit safely in 27 of last 29 games with Express … at least one run scored in six straight games, 14 of last 15.
JOEY BUTLER (0-for-1, two walks, two sac flies) snapped 15-game hitting streak (21-for-61).
RYAN SPILBORGHS (0-for-3, sac fly) snapped six-game hitting streak (11-for-22)
MATT KATA (2-for-3, walk) produced 115th career multiple-hit game with Express, breaking Mark Saccomanno’s franchise record … seven hits shy of Saccomanno’s franchise career record (424).
ALBERTO GONZALEZ (3-for-5) hit safely in seven of 10 games with Express … fourth multiple-hit effort.
KOYIE HILL (0-for-2, three walks) dropped to 3-for-24 (.125) over last seven games … at least one strikeout in 10 of 12 games with Express.