Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/9/13
The Texas Rangers handed the baseball to rookie Nick Tepesch on Tuesday evening searching for a win against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 24 year old would have to face a formidable opponent in that of the Rays in search of his first major league victory. Tepesch made his major league debut after beginning the season with the Triple A Round Rock Express and was impressive to say the least. Tepesch was poised to prove to the Rangers brain trust why he belongs with the big club in the Lone Star State. The Rangers had to designate veteran outfielder Julio Borbon to make room for Tepesch on the major league roster. Tepesch took to the mound like a savvy veteran squandering one run and only four hits over 7.1 frames, while fanning five Rays hitters including Kelly Johnson and Shelley Duncan twice. Tepesch out-duelled Roberto Hernandez “The Pitcher Formerly Known As Fausto Carmona” exiting the contest with a 6-1 lead and in line for the win. Tepesch is a product of Kansas City, Missouri drafted...
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