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The final game of this three game series started today at 1:05 PM at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.

The big news of the day is that Willie Calhoun is now assigned to the alternate site after going through intake. He played left field and went 0 for 5 at the plate with two strikeouts.

On the mound

Right hander, Sam Gaviglio (1-0, 0.00) started for the Rangers against fellow right hander Cristian Javier (0.00) for the Astros.

The following were set to pitch at some point during the game after Gaviglio:

  • Joe Barlow, RHP
  • Jharel Cotton, RHP
  • Jake Lemoine, RHP
  • Nick Vincent, RHP

Starter Sam Gaviglio held the Astros scoreless and they managed only one hit over 3 innings.

Jharel Cotton pitched 1.1 innings and walked two and struck out two while throwing 31 pitches- 17 for strikes.

Jimmy Herget pitched 2/3 of a scoreless inning and struck out both batters. He threw 10 pitches/ 9 for strikes.

Nick Vincent pitched one inning and allowed two runs on two hits, including a home run to Lorenzo Quintana in the bottom of the 6th.

Ryder Ryan threw 10 pitches-9 for strikes in his scoreless inning and struck out all three of the batters he faced.

Joe Barlow pitched a scoreless inning. He allowed one hit and struck out two.

Jake Lemoine shut things down and pitched a scoreless inning. He walked one and struck out two.

The pitching staff as a unit allowed two runs on four hits. They issued three walks and struckout fourteen.

At the plate

  1. Delino DeShields Jr, DH
  2. Yonny Hernandez, 3B
  3. Willie Calhoun, LF
  4. Curtis Terry, 1B
  5. John Hicks, C
  6. Charles Leblanc, 2B
  7. Carl Chester, CF
  8. Matt Whatley, RF
  9. Frainyer Chavez, SS

Frainyer Chavez hit a 3-run bomb to give the Rangers the lead in the top of the 3rd.

Yonny Hernandez has been hot at the plate. He was one of the two in the Rangers lineup with a multi hit game with two hits. The other was John Hicks who had two hits as well.

The Rangers line-up scored four runs on seven hits. The Astros committed two errors and as a result, one of the Rangers runs was unearned.

The Rangers ended up splitting the series at one win a piece with the other being a tie. The Texas Rangers Alternate site record is now 2-2-1.

The next game is set for April 19 against the Astros at Dell Diamond.