Francisco recalled

The Rangers have placed RHP Dustin
Nippert on the disabled list with a sore right foot, recalling the unconsciously
dominant Frankie Francisco from AAA Oklahoma. 

Francisco has appeared eight times
for the RedHawks, converting five all save opportunities he’s had.  In nine
innings of work, he hasn’t allowed a run, scattering three hits and three walks
while striking out sixteen

That’s right.  Nine shutout innings,
16 punchouts.

Right-handed hitters have been
particularly helpless against Francisco.  Stepping in 18 times, three righties
have worked walks, twelve have gone down on strikes, and three have put the ball
in play, though none safely.  Of
the three who have made contact in fair ground, one grounded into a double
play.  The other two managed to get only themselves


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