Rangers Farm Report: Games of Saturday 22 April

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 2, at Sacramento (SFO) 3
Round Rock: 6 hits, 4 walks, 10 strikeouts
Opponent: 6 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts
Record: 12-7, 1.5 GB

SP Robert Dugger: 5 IP, 3 H (1 HR), 1 R, 2 BB, 7 SO, 69 P / 46 S, 6.39 ERA
RP Joe Barlow: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 0.00 ERA
2B Justin Foscue: 2-4, HR (3), .242/.373/.452

Down 3-1 in the 9th, Justin Foscue led with a solo homer. The Express would load the bases with one out. Matt Whatley struck out, and catcher Ricardo Genoves threw to second with Davis Wendzel well off the base. Runner-on-third Yoshi Tsutsugo broke for home as Wendzel manufactured a rundown but was tagged at the plate for the final out.

Tsutsugo has started two straight games at third. He hadn’t played there since 2020.

AA: Frisco 1, Arkansas (SEA) 3
Frisco: 3 hits, 7 walks, 13 strikeouts
Opponent: 5 hits, 5 walks, 11 strikeouts
Record: 7-7, tied for first

SP Ryan Garcia: 4 IP, 2 H (1 HR), 1 R, 3 BB, 4 SO, 78 P / 41 S, 3.27 ERA
RP Marc Church: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 2.70 ERA
RF Trevor Hauver: 0-1, 2 BB, HBP, .184/.380/.289

Evan Carter did not play. CF Kellen Strahm reached twice on walks, stole a base, and scored Frisco’s only run in the leadoff spot.

Ryan Garcia is in “hard to hit but hit hard” mode so far: opponents are only 7-for-39 but with three homers and a double.

Frisco has outscored the opposition by two runs per game but is in a four-way tie for first at 7-7. The Riders have scored at least seven runs in all the wins but no more than three in the losses.

Unretired reliever Hever Bueno is active for Frisco. Reliever Grant Anderson has returned to Round Rock.

Hi-A: Hickory 5, Bowling Green (TAM) 3
Hickory: 4 hits, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts
Opponent: 6 hits, 3 walks, 14 strikeouts
Record: 8-4, tied for first

SP Kumar Rocker: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 8 SO, 74 P / 44 S, 2.19 ERA
RP Leury Tejeda: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 5.06 ERA
RP Michael Brewer: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1.50 ERA
LF Jayce Easley: 0-1, 3 BB, SB (5), .244/.354/.341
SS Max Acosta: 3-4, 2B, SB (4), .356/.396/.556

Rocker fanned eight batters for the second time in three starts. Per Mark Parker, Rocker missed 14 bats: seven on fastballs, five or six on sliders, and one or two on changeups. He threw first-pitch balls to 11 of 18 batters. Results of those were mixed: both walks, a double, but also five of his seven strikeouts.

Max Acosta’s single and double in the first two innings plated three. Acosta’s gaudy slash stats aren’t unprecedented. He batted .349/.411/.546 last July.

Lo-A: wet

Two today.

Today’s Starters
AAA: Winn
AA: Leiter
Hi-A: Kindreich
Lo-A: Curry / TBD

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Frisco fell to 3-13 with a tenth straight loss. Starter Brett Martin struck out nine and walked none in five innings but allowed a homer and four runs.