After a wild first week of the 2012 campaign the Texas Ranger have today off to rest and regroup. They enter today’s break at 8-2. The next day off for the Rangers will be April 26th. Before then they will go through the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.
In AAA Round Rock, the Express will face the Iowa Cubs. Fresh off their win Sunday against Iowa top pitching prospect Martin Perez will be on the mound. This will be his third start of the year. His last against the Omaha Storm Chasers was a rough start. In 5.2 innings pitched gave up 3 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Perez’s ERA for the season is 3.09. The Round Rock Express are 4-7, this is game 12 on the year.