New catcher's arrival up to game-time drive

May, 10, 2013
5/10/13
5:58
PM CT
HOUSTON -- New Rangers backup catcher Robinson Chirinos' biggest task Friday was getting to Minute Maid Park.

Chirinos, called up Friday with starter A.J. Pierzynski going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle, had two flights cancelled coming from Las Vegas' McCarran Airport, where Triple-A Round Rock was playing, to Houston.

Chirinos finally was able to fly into D/FW Airport early Friday afternoon, where he jumped in a car and made the 300-mile trip on Interstate 45. The Rangers were hopeful he would arrive by game time and Chirinos did, getting to the ballpark at 6:15 p.m.

That made for some great driving. With the traffic in Houston at rush hour on a Friday afternoon, it could be more like the fourth or fifth inning.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.34 126 163
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .323
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 75
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .876
ERAC. Lewis 5.34
SOY. Darvish 182