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Grimm Hoping to Help Rangers Bounce Back



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    ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 16: Justin Grimm #49 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    Justin Grimm has had a great start to his big-league career after a couple of starts that reached both ends of the spectrum in 2012.

    So far this season, since taking over for the injured Matt Harrison, Grimm has been very good for the Rangers and is coming off a win of AL Rookie of the Month honors to become the second straight Rangers pitcher to win the award for April after Yu Darvish claimed it in April 2012.

    Now, Grimm will be looking to help the Rangers bounce back from a rough 9-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Monday night when he takes the hill for a series opener in Milwaukee on Tuesday. He'll also be looking to bounce back, in a way, from a loss he took in his previous outing back on May 2 against the Chicago White Sox in which he actually pitched pretty well, giving up three runs in 6 2/3 innings but getting no run support.

    Grimm's ERA climbed to a 2.28 after that start — his fourth of the season — and he'll look to get back on the right side of the win column tonight and help the Rangers start another winning streak against a team that is struggling right now, entering the series on a five-game skid.