Rangers Farm Report: Games of Wednesday 3 April

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 8, @ El Paso (SDP) 11
Round Rock: 10 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts
Opponent: 7 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts
Record: 3-2, 1 GB

SP Shane Greene: 1 IP, 1 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 3 HBP, 1 SO, 33 P / 13 S, 22.50 ERA
RP Danny Duffy: 3 IP, 1 H (1 HR), 1 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2.25 ERA
RP Cole Winn: 2.1 IP, 4 H (2 HR), 5 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 8.31 ERA
CF Derek Hill: 2-4, 2B, 3B, BB, SB (2)
RF Sandro Fabian: 3-4, 2B

Shane Greene’s career is too long for me to bother researching in depth, but yesterday was almost certainly his wildest professional outing. If not, it’ll do. Danny Duffy surrendered a homer after Greene placed the first two runners of the 2nd aboard, after which he pitched quite well.

Cole Winn breezed through two innings but was tattooed in the 7th. Both homers came on reasonably located pitches, the second in particular a slider clipping the low-inside corner, but opponents Clay Dungan and Oscar Mercado had them lined up perfectly. Despite the seriously ugly line, Winn does look better than last year.

David Wendzel and Trevor Hauver doubled.

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Opening Day starters from the top level down were Taylor Hearn, Brock Burke, Tyler Phillips, and Hans Crouse. Hearn signed with Hiroshima Toyo Carp over the winter. Crouse is with the Angels’ AAA affiliate. Phillips is in his fourth year with the Phils after being claimed off waivers mid-2021. He was born and raised just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia in New Jersey.