Rangers Farm Report: Games of Sunday 26 May

Rangers Farm Report: Games of Sunday 26 May
Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 0, @ Sugar Land (HOU) 5
Round Rock: 2 hits, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts
Opponent: 9 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts
Record: 27-23, 5.5 GB

SP Peter Solomon: 4 IP, 5 H (1 HR), 2 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 71 P / 43 S, 3.29 ERA
C Sam Huff: 2-4, .263/.357/.489

The bad guys took four of six. Reminiscent of last year, when Round Rock manhandled everyone but eventual league champion OKC, the Express are 6-9 against division-leading Sugar Land and 21-14 versus everyone else.

Wyatt Langford was 0-3 but hit the ball hard twice including one that might have left some parks other than Sugar Land. While he’s hitting only .200 with a walk in four rehab games, the deeper stats recall his rapid rise through the system last year: 50% hard-hit rate, only one miss in 23 swings.

AA: Frisco 5, Midland (OAK) 1
Frisco: 7 hits, 6 walks, 8 strikeouts
Opponent: 6 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts
Record: 27-17, 0.5 GB

SP Emiliano Teodo: 6 IP, 5 H (1 HR), 1 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 84 P / 49 S, 2.09 ERA
RP Florencio Serrano: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2.08 ERA
RP Robby Ahlstrom: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2.70 ERA
RF Josh Hatcher: 3-4, .323/.358/.472

Frisco held Midland to a run on Saturday and Sunday to split the series and stay half a game out of first. Emiliano Teodo was solid again, if in different fashion than usual. First, Caeden Trinkle had the gall to hit the first homer off him this season. Teodo also missed a season-low seven bats but also walked just one for the second time in 2024.

Josh Hatcher broke a three-game hitless streak and next can focus on the ten games without a walk. Hatcher does tend to rely on contact to reach base.

Hi-A: Hickory 0, Asheville (HOU) 3 (6)
Hickory: 2 hits, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts
Opponent: 4 hits, 5 walks, 12 strikeouts
Record: 17-28, 7 GB

SP Aidan Curry: 4 IP, 2 H (1 HR), 2 R, 3 BB, 8 SO, 70 P / 41 S, 9.62 ERA
RP Jacob Maton: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 1.53 ERA

Hickory already has more games of one or fewer runs scored (17) than last year (15) in 80 fewer games.

Aidan Curry had a mixed outing, striking out a season-high eight but also allowing his 9th homer, already two more than his total from 2023.

Lo-A: Down East 0, @ Charleston (TAM) 8
Down East: 3 hits, 1 walk, 11 strikeouts
Opponent: 11 hits, 7 walks, 8 strikeouts
Record: 24-20, 2.5 GB

SP Wilian Bormie: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 5 SO, 79 P / 44 S, 2.22 ERA
RF Marcos Torres: 1-3, 2B, .177/.271/.292

Charleston stole eight bases against pitchers Wilian Bormie (6), Ivan Oviedo (2), and catcher Beycker Barroso, making his first appearance of the season behind the plate. Recently up from the complex, Barroso has played mainly first and third this season. Only one steal was of any consequence in terms of adding to the score.

Today’s Starters
Hi-A: McCarty

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Frisco’s Tyler Phillips endured his shortest professional start, 1.1 innings and six runs against AA Corpus Christi. Although Phillips would be added to the 40-man roster in the fall, May marked the end of a roughly two-year dominant period when he was often the highlight of that day’s report. He maintained his excellent control but allowed a .471 slugging percentage built from 42 extra-base hits in 18 AA starts.