Rangers Farm Report: Games of Sunday 9 June

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 3, @ Oklahoma City (LAD) 1
Round Rock: 6 hits, 7 walks, 7 strikeouts
Opponent: 5 hits, 5 walks, 11 strikeouts
Record: 32-30, 8.5 GB

SP Max Scherzer: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 53 P / 37 S, 4.26 ERA
RP Brock Burke: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3.00 ERA
RP Cole Winn: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO, 3.68 ERA
1B Blaine Crim: 1-4, HR (7), .228/.329/.388
CF Jose Barrero: 2-3, BB, .189/.263/.396

Max Scherzer dispatched the Baseball Club without much trouble, generating 14 whiffs on 28 swings, spread evenly among fastballs and other pitches.

Brock Burke has pitched on consecutive days, an exceptionally rare occurrence nowadays. It’s sometimes a tell that the pitcher is being prepped for the parent club. We’ll see. Burke has ample time remaining on his rehab assignment. His return (or an optional assignment) would require a 40 move. Both the Express and Rangers are off today. Burke reached 97.3 MPH and missed three bats.

Justin Foscue is 4-10 with a double, homer, walk, and no strikeouts in three Complex League games. The team was off yesterday.

AA: Frisco 2, @ Corpus Christi (HOU) 1
Frisco: 2 hits, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts
Opponent: 7 hits, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts
Record: 37-20, 4 G up

SP Emiliano Teodo: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 SO, 75 P / 44 S, 2.08 ERA
RP Steven Jennings: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.61 ERA
RP Robby Ahlstrom: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2.36 ERA
1B Josh Hatcher: 1-3, BB, .296/.335/.438

Emiliano Teodo had a typical outing: plenty of strikeouts, limited extra-base power, one more walk than you’d prefer.

Frisco has a magic number of nine with 12 games remaining in the first half. The Riders host Amarillo (26-30) next and then visit second-place Midland to conclude the first half.

Hi-A: Hickory 9, Greenville (BOS) 10
Hickory: 8 hits, 8 walks, 8 strikeouts
Opponent: 11 hits, 5 walks, 11 strikeouts
Record: 25-32, 7 GB

SP Aidan Curry: 6 IP, 5 H (1 HR), 2 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 86 P / 51 S, 8.08 ERA
SS Cam Cauley: 3-4, 2B, BB, 3 SB (8), .209/.261/.310
3B Sebastian Walcott: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, .211/.333/.360

Cam Cauley and Sebastian Walcott combined to go 5-7 with two doubles, three walks, and three steals, and Aidan Curry had his best start of the season, as the Drive defeated the Crawdads 10-9. That is Hickory’s version of the “‘Tungsten Arm’ O’Doyle” tweet.

Hickory led by as many as seven and held a 10-4 advantage entering the 8th. Greenville scored three off Adrian Rodriguez (one walk, three wild pitches, three hits) to halve Hickory’s lead. In the 9th with a runner on first and two out, SS Cam Cauley fielded a grounder to his left and tossed to 2B Devin Hurdle for the final out, except Hurdle had his back turned to watch a nonexistent throw to first. E4. After a run-scoring single reduced the lead to two, G’ville’s Bryan Gonzalez watched two outside 0-2 pitches and smacked the next for a three-run homer.

The loss prevented a six-game sweep, but Hickory has scored at least four runs in nine straight games and averaged 6.7 in that span, good enough to climb out of last place in the league runs column. Wilmington has six fewer and is worse in average, OBP, and slugging. Walcott batted .348/.400/.696 on the homestand, Cauley .350/.409/.550.

Lo-A: Down East 2, @ Salem (BOS) 5
Down East: 4 hits, 2 walks, 10 strikeouts
Opponent: 6 hits, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts
Record: 30-26, 5.5 GB

SP Willian Bormie: 4 IP, 4 H (1 HR), 2 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 59 P / 36 S, 3.71 ERA
3B Beycker Barroso: 1-3, 2B, BB, .379/.486/.690

Replacing Willian Bormie in the 5th, Kolton Curtis permitted just one runner through the 7th but lost the handle in the 8th, issuing two walks and two wild pitches before two hits that plated three. Down East trails by 5.5 with nine to play; division leading Carolina will play 11.

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Peter Fairbanks threw two scoreless innings and struck out three in his MLB debut. AAA Durham 2B Nick Solak was 3-4 with a double at Gwinnett to improve to .285/.372/.495. Solak will visit the Dell Diamond this week as a member of the Tacoma Rainers.