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Round Rock Express - Game Notes Vs. Albuquerque Isotopes

September 5, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Round Rock Express News Release

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT ... GIVEAWAYS THROUGHOUT GAME ... FIREWORKS POSTGAME

GAME 143 - 6:05 p.m. CDT - SEPT. 5, 2010 - ROUND ROCK, TEXAS - THE DELL DIAMOND

ROUND ROCK EXPRESS (57-85) vs. ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES (70-71)

RADIO: "The Horn" 104.9 FM ESPN Austin (online streaming audio at www.ESPNAustin.com)

EXPRESS: LHP Andy Van Hekken (7-8, 4.52 ERA) - ISOTOPES: RHP Charlie Haeger (4-2, 5.66 ERA)

SERIES INFORMATION

FRIDAY, SEPT. 3 - GAME 141

Express 3, Isotopes 0

WP: Banks (6-12). LP: Ely (5-4). SV: None.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 4 - GAME 142

Express 6, Isotopes 2

WP: Van Hekken (8-8). LP: Haeger (4-3). SV: None.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 5 - 7:05 p.m. CDT - GAME 143

Express: RHP Jordan Lyles (0-2, 5.40 ERA)

Isotopes: RHP Edgar Gonzalez (0-1, 6.23 ERA)

MONDAY, SEPT. 6 - 7:05 p.m. CDT - GAME 144

Express: RHP Josh Banks (9-11, 3.99 ERA)

Isotopes: RHP Tim Corcoran (8-8, 6.68 ERA)

TONIGHT'S GAMES

Round Rock plays its penultimate game of the season Sunday, hosting the Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers) for the third game of a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CDT at The Dell Diamond. The Express (57-85) are 2-8 in their last 10 games and but have won two straight after Saturday night's 6-2 victory. The Isotopes (70-71) are 4-6 in their last 10 games and have lost five of six; Saturday's loss to the Express eliminated the Isotopes from playoff contention. Round Rock is 37-33 at home and assured itself of a winning record at The Dell Diamond with Saturday's victory. Albuquerque is 31-38 on the road, dropping five straight. The Express enter Sunday's game fourth in the PCL American Southern Division, 16.5 games behind division-leader Oklahoma City. The Isotopes are second in the PCL American Southern Division, three games behind Oklahoma City.

EXPRESS ON THE AIR

Tonight's game will be broadcast live on "The Horn" 104.9 FM ESPN Austin. Pregame starts at 15 minutes prior to first pitch with veteran Express play-by-play man Mike Capps on the call. Live streaming audio of the broadcast also is available online at www.ESPNAustin.com.

EXPRESS-ISOTOPES SERIES

The season series is tied 7-7, but the Express have won five of six meetings at The Dell Diamond. Round Rock snapped a three-game skid against Albuquerque with Friday night's 3-0 victory, the second shutout in this year's series (one by each team). Albuquerque won six of eight meetings this season at Isotopes Park, taking three of four in each of two series. The teams have averaged 7.0 combined runs per game at The Dell Diamond while they averaged 12.9 combined runs in the eight games at Isotopes Park.

Overall: Tied 7-7

Round Rock: Express lead 5-1

Albuquerque: Isotopes lead 6-2

Streak: Express 2

One-Run Games: Tied 2-2

Extra-Inning Games: Express lead 1-0

EXPRESS STARTING PITCHER

RHP JORDAN LYLES

Third season in professional baseball, all with Astros organization ... Astros supplemental first-round draft pick in 2008 out of Hartsville [S.C.] High School ... Pitched for rookie-league Greeneville in 2008 ... Spent all of 2009 with Class-A Lexington ... Pitched 22 games, 21 starts, for Double-A Corpus Christi this season, going 7-9 with a 3.12 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 127.0 innings ... Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning with a strikeout in 2010 MLB Futures Game at Anaheim Stadium ... Only 19-year-old to appear in a Triple-A game this season ... Makes sixth start with Express ... Suffered least-effective outing at the Triple-A level in loss at Omaha in last start (8/31); allowed seven runs, five earned, on 12 hits with no walks and four strikeouts over 4.0 innings in five-inning, 7-0 Express loss.


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