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Kirkman searching for consistency

Kirkman was sharp on Friday

ROUND ROCK, Texas – Left-hander Michael Kirkman is having a wildly inconsistent season at Tripe-A Round Rock, leading to a 5.57 ERA in 51.2 innings. After walking 10 batters in four innings during his previous two appearances, Kirkman pounded the zone and fanned five in two frames on Friday. Lone Star Dugout caught up with the hurler after the outing.

Michael Kirkman's 2011 campaign hasn't been what he hoped for coming off a breakout 2010 season. Last year, Kirkman earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year honors after posting a 3.09 earned-run average with 130 strikeouts in 131 innings. He earned a late-season call-up to the majors and allowed only three runs in 16.1 innings. In fact, Kirkman's late-season performance with the Rangers... Recommended Stories

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