Rangers Farm Report: Games of Sunday 14 August

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 3, at Oklahoma City (LAD) 20
Round Rock: 7 hits, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts
Opponent: 15 hits, 11 walks, 14 strikeouts
Record: 59-52, 5 GB

SP Tyson Miller: 4 IP, 3 H (1 HR), 3 R, 4 BB, 7 SO, 84 P / 50 S, 5.05 ERA
3B Josh Jung: 1-3, 2B, .350/.435/.800

Lawdy. OKC had rehabbing Dustin May starting and Brusdar Graterol in waiting, and the offense piled up 30 baserunners. Spencer Patton allowed five runs in an inning, Fernery Ozuna surrendered two runs on six runners in his two-inning AAA debut, and James Jones hit three of six batters in the 9th, leaving infielder Nick Tanielu to mop up.

Josh Jung doubled off May.

AA: Frisco 5, San Antonio (SDG) 7
Frisco: 8 hits, 7 walks, 10 strikeouts
Opponent: 8 hits, 7 walks, 10 strikeouts
Record: 22-17, 3 GB, 58-50 overall

SP Antoine Kelly: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 SO, 58 P / 32 S, 7.90 ERA
SS Jonathan Ornelas: 2-5, HR (13), .307/.357/.448
CF Kellen Strahm: 1-3, 2 BB, SB (5), .285/.407/.404

In six of his 21 outings, Kelly’s combined walks and HBPs have exceeded his innings. He recorded a balk and wild pitch in addition to the four walks.

Joe Barlow allowed a walk and no hits while striking out two in two scoreless innings.

Kellen Strahm swung a noodle bat for nearly two months but drew enough walks to compensate. Since early June, he’s hitting .333 with a .494 slugging percentage, and his overall .407 OBP is second-best in the system along players with at least 200 trips to the plate.

Frisco IL’ed OF Aaron Zavala.

High-A: Hickory 4, at Greenville (BOS) 6
Hickory: 4 hits, 7 walks, 11 strikeouts
Opponent: 7 hits, 11 walks, 6 strikeouts
Record: 18-24, 11 GB, 56-52 overall

SP Josh Stephan: 0.2 IP, 3 H (1 HR), 3 R, 2 BB, 0 SO, 30 P / 13 S, 13.50 ERA
1B Frainyer Chavez: 1-4, 2B, BB, .283/.363/.366
SS Chris Seise: 2-4, 2B, .235/.303/.377

Stephan had a stretch of 13 consecutive starts of at least four innings, and 12 of those reached five or more. No longer, as 17 balls on 30 pitches resulted in the shortest full-season outing of his career.

Chris Seise is playing shortstop more frequently with Luisangel Acuna’s departure but has yet to play on consecutive days. At this point, I’d guess that’s a function of personnel as much as his history. Keyber Rodriguez, Thomas Saggese, and Frainyer Chavez are also in the shortstop mix. Seise’s bat has produced at the same level as previous seasons: flashes of power, many strikeouts.

Low-A: Down East 6, at Fayetteville (HOU) 4
Down East: 6 hits, 8 walks, 9 strikeouts
Opponent: 6 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts
Record: 22-20, 4.5 GB, 55-53 overall

SP Ryan Garcia: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 4 SO, 75 P / 47 S, 2.19 ERA
RP Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 3.16 ERA
DH Yosy Galan: 1-4, HR (15), BB, .215/.305/.422
3B Miguel Villarroel: 2-4, SB (2), .309/.382/.397
RF Jose Rodriguez: 1-2, 2B, BB, HBP, .203/.284/.287

Down East warded off eight “one pitch away” strikes in the 9th, culminating with Miguel Villarroel’s game-tying two-run single. Abi Ortiz tripled home two in the 10th and scored on a wild pitch.

Yosy Galan hit three homers in the series.

Today’s Starters

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Kyle Cody fanned a career-high seven and allowed a run in 6.2 innings for high-A Down East. Opposing Carolina had three hits and 18 strikeouts but won 3-2 in extras.