Rangers Farm Report: Games of Sunday 21 August

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 1, El Paso (SDG) 2 (10)
Round Rock: 5 hits, 3 walks, 12 strikeouts
Opponent: 2 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts
Record: 62-55, 5 GB

SP Kyle Cody: 2 IP, 1 H (1 HR), 1 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 24 P / 17 S, 4.91 ERA
RP Ryder Ryan: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 3.23 ERA

Josh Jung grounded a single to left and struck out swinging three times.

Kyle Cody improved his fastball velocity to 93-95 and mixed in more changes than sliders. One slider became Eguy Rosario’s 20th homer. Cody can become a free agent after the season if not added to the 40.

AA: wet, soggy, humid, mosquitoes the size of pelicans

The game will not be rescheduled.

High-A: Hickory 8, Winston-Salem (CHW) 10
Hickory: 12 hits, 6 walks, 9 strikeouts
Opponent: 12 hits, 5 walks, 5 strikeouts
Record: 23-25, 9 GB, 61-53 overall

SP Dane Acker: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, 66 P / 38 S, 12.27 ERA
LF Jayce Easley: 1-4, BB, HBP, .228/.366/.352
DH Thomas Saggese: 2-4, 2B, .306/.354/.481
SS Chris Seise: 3-4, BB, .253/.322/.403
2B Keyber Rodriguez: 2-4, 3B, BB, .254/.317/.331

Dane Acker’s return to full-season ball was more memorable for happening than what happened.

Hickory took five of six and outscored the Dash 50-19. Chris Seise had ten hits and three walks in the series. After a season mostly in the doldrums, he’s suddenly sporting a decent .253/.322/.403 line.

This week, the Crawdads will visit the “Hudson Valley Renegades” at “Dutchess Stadium” in “Wappingers Falls, New York.” That all sounds completely made up, to be honest, but we’ll see.

Low-A: Down East 1, Myrtle Beach (CHC) 7 (8)
Down East: 6 hits, 5 walks, 6 strikeouts
Opponent: 10 hits, 5 walks, 10 strikeouts
Record: 26-22, 3.5 GB, 59-55 overall

SP Ryan Garcia: 4.2 IP, 7 H (1 HR), 4 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 78 P / 54 S, 2.59 ERA
RP Nick Lockhart: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 4.95 ERA
2B Junior Paniagua: 1-3, HR (2), .203/.259/.307
LF Zion Bannister: 2-2, 2B, BB, SB (2), .188/.286/.208

Junior Paniagua clubbed his second homer. The 20-year-old hits flies at a greater rate than anyone in the system, but he also hits the highest percentage of flies that don’t leave the infield.

Down East won four of six games in the series and regained two games in the standings ahead of the trip to division-leading Fredericksburg.

Today’s Starters
The full-season teams are off. Both the rookies and two Dominican Summer League teams conclude their regular seasons tomorrow. Texas’s Arizona squad and one of the two in the DSL have clinched playoff spots.

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Rookie Bubba Thompson was 3-4, and Sam Huff was 2-3 with two walks.