Round Rock Express (2024 - Present)

Chihuahuas’ Pitching Shuts-down Express (June 2, 2024)

The El Paso Chihuahuas (24-33) held the Round Rock Express (29-27) to five hits in route to a dominate 7-to-0 victory.  The Chihuahuas took the series four games to two. 

El Paso starting pitcher Jackson Wolf (2-6) earned the win, scattering four hits over six innings, striking out five without walking a batter.  Relievers Paul Fry and Tom Cosgrove combined to close-out the game for the Chihuahuas. 

Controversial Call Results in Three Ejections (May 30, 2024)

Thursday’s game between the Round Rock Express (29-24) and the El Paso Chihuahuas (21-33) may have set a new milestone: three ejections on a single play.  The argumentative game ended in a 6-to-3 win for the Express. 

Controversy came in the bottom of the third inning when Round Rock’s Jose Barrero drew a walk and then attempted to steal second base.  Barrero looked to have escaped second baseman’s Nate Mondou tag, but over-slid the base while the tag was still applied.  Umpire Kelvis Velez ruled the runner safe.  Mondou and El Paso manager Pete Zamora challenged the call, in a restrained manner. 

Express Powers Past Chihuahuas (May 28, 2024) 

Home runs lifted the Round Rock Express (28-23) over the El Paso Chihuahuas (20-32) by a final score of 10-5.  The contest was the first in a six-game series. 

Sandro Fabian’s first inning lead-off home run set the tone for the Express. 

The Chihuahuas momentarily claimed the lead in the third inning, starting with Nate Mondou’s single, scoring Oscar Mercado, followed by Mathew Batten’s double, bringing home Mason McCoy.  Graham Pauley tallied the inning’s third run for El Paso on a fielder’s choice to second base, plating Mondou.  

Long Balls Carry Reno over Round Rock (May 19, 2024)

Home runs by Kolten Wong and Adrian Del Castillo led the Reno Aces (21-24) over the Round Rock Express (25-19) by a final score of 3-to-1.  Round Rock’s only run came on a home run from Derek Hill. 

Reno starting pitcher Chris Ellis earned the win, allowing one run on three hits in seven innings of work.  Ellis struck-out seven batters while giving-up only one walk.  Brandon Hughes and Scott McGough each pitched an inning of scoreless relief.  

Reno Tops Round Rock in Series Opener (May 14, 2024)

The Reno Aces topped the Round Rock Express by a score of 4-to-1 in the first game of their six-game series.  Brett Johnson led the Aces with two hit and two runs batted in. 

Reno starter Blake Walston earned the win, holding Round Rock to one run on six hits in six innings on the mound. Walston struck out seven and walked two.  Brandon Hughes, Josh Green and Andrew Saalfrank each pitch an inning of scoreless, hitless relief, with Saalfrank earning the save.  

Ninth Inning Rally Puts Aviators over Express (May 12, 2024)

The Las Vegas Aviators (18-21) put-up four unanswered runs in the ninth inning to defeated the Round Rock Express (21-17) by a final score of 6-to-3.  Relief pitcher Reid Birlingmair was tagged for the loss, retiring one batter in the final frame while allowing four runs. 

Birlingmair took up relief in the ninth inning from Grant Wolfram.  Wolfram threw two scoreless, hitless innings, taking over for starting pitcher Peter Solomon.  Birlingmair faced six batters, yielded a walk, single, double, intentional walk, sacrifice fly, a hit batsman, and loaded the bases, twice, before being relieved.  

Salt Lake Routs Round Rock in Scherzer Rehab Appearance (April 24, 2024)

The center of the Texas Ranger universe was on Round Rock, Texas, as Max Scherzer continued his rehab with the Round Rock Express.  Scherzer pitched 2.1 innings for no decision as the Express fell to the Salt Lake Bees by a final score of 12-to-5. 

Scherzer, the three-time Cy Young Award winner, and two-time World Series champion, started the game and was scheduled to throw 45 pitches as part of his recovery for lower back surgery in the off season.  He gave up three runs on five hits, including two home runs, and struck out four batters. 

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