AAA: Round Rock 14, at Albuquerque (COL) 12
Round Rock: 16 hits, 6 walks, 6 strikeouts
Opponent: 16 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts
Record: 26-23, 9.5 GB
SP Nick Krauth: 3.2 IP, 8 H (3 HR), 6 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 49 P / 36 S, 10.80 ERA
RP Grant Anderson: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 HBP, 3 SO, 3.80 ERA
CF Elier Hernandez: 3-5, 2B, 3B, BB, .280/.372/.459
C Sam Huff: 3-6, 2B, HR (7), .285/.360/.488
DH Justin Foscue: 2-5, 2 HR (7), .272/.382/.486
RF Rafael Ortega: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 SB (5), .228/.318/.376
3B Davis Wendzel: 2-4, 2B, HR (8), BB, .250/.368/.500
Sam Huff hit the ball 110 MPH and cleared the deepest part of of the deepest park in the PCL by 27 feet. Justin Foscue homered twice, and half of Davis Wendzel’s eight this season have come in the last four days.
Down two in the 9th, Albuquerque loaded the bases with none out against Grant Anderson, who recovered to retire the next three in order.
Nick Krauth replaced Cody Bradford in the Round Rock rotation. Joining in relief is Aidan Anderson from Hickory. Krauth was pulled after allowing homers on consecutive one-pitch plate appearances in the 4th. Krauth typically lasts four innings, and he left with a two-run deficit, so under these trying circumstances, he met requirements.
AA: Frisco 7, at Arkansas (SEA) 2
Frisco: 10 hits, 6 walks, 11 strikeouts
Opponent: 8 hits, 4 walks, 11 strikeouts
Record: 19-24, 3.5 GB
SP TK Roby: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 SO, 86 P / 58 S, 4.96 ERA
CF Evan Carter: 1-2, 2 BB, SB (), .286/.420/.401
2B Thomas Saggese: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, .306/.360/.447
RF Aaron Zavala: 2-4, BB, .267/.389/.367
TK Roby’s last three games: 16.1 innings, 7 hits, 3 walks, 19 strikeouts, 1.65 ERA, .130/.203/.222. Sure, there’s some batted-ball luck involved, but don’t fret that. He’s pitching very well lately after a few rough outings.
Texas bumped 2022 8th-round righty Matt Brosky up to Frisco, probably temporarily.
Hi-A: wet, makeup next month
Lo-A: wet, two today
OF Tommy Specht was assigned to Down East. Absent injury, a late-May first-time assignment is unusual, but perhaps the Woodies just needed reinforcement for a few days, and Specht will join the rookies when they start next week. Specht was chosen in last year’s sixth round, but his slot money didn’t end up in Brock Porter’s pocket. In fact, Specht himself received a bonus akin to a fourth rounder. Still 18, Specht was chosen out of high school in Iowa and spent some time last summer playing for a prospect league in Clinton, Texas’s former low-A affiliate.
AA: Leiter (on a shorter leash)
Lo-A: TBD x 2
Five Years Ago Yesterday
Down East LF Eric Jenkins made the catch of the year.