Rangers Minor League Roundup – 6/23

The Single-A Hickory Crawdads got a clutch home run from second baseman Ryan Rua, his 24th of the season, on Sunday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers system.



AAA: Round Rock 10 – (@) Albuquerque 7
W - Bonilla (5-5)
SV - Rowen (1)
HR - Adduci (9)
45-33


The Express used a seven-run outburst in the top of the ninth inning to race past Albuquerque on Sunday.

Round Rock got more solid work from career reliever Evan Meek, who yielded two runs over six innings. Meek threw 91 pitches and allowed four hits, walked two, and struck out nine.

Centerfielder Jim Adduci flashed some of his raw power by going 2-for-4 with his 12th double, his ninth home run, and four runs batted in.

Yangervis Solarte (3/5, 2B) and Joey Butler (2/5, 2B) also doubled. Solarte raised his batting average to .308.

Catcher Eli Whiteside singled twice and walked twice in five plate appearances.

The Isotopes tagged Express reliever Lisalverto Bonilla for four runs in the eighth inning, raising his ERA to 7.84. He gave up four hits, walked two, and struck out two.

After Round Rock's big outburst in the ninth, submarining reliever Ben Rowen tossed a scoreless frame to earn his first Triple-A save. He struck out two.

Player of the Game: CF Jim Adduci
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 1 1 4 1 0 .255




AA: Frisco 3 – Corpus Christi 6
L - Pimentel (7-5)
HR - Chiang (7), Zaneski (3)
3-3 (42-34)


Carlos Pimentel's recent struggles continued on Sunday, as he gave up five runs––four earned––in 4.1 innings. The right-hander allowed seven hits, walked two, and fanned four.

Frisco got a solo home run from right fielder Chih-Hsien Chiang, who was 3-for-4. Zach Zaneski (1/4, HR) also went deep.

Scuffling DH Alejandro Selen raised his batting average to .233 with three singles in four at-bats. Alex Buchholz (1/4, 2B) doubled while Brett Nicholas (2/4) and Odubel Herrera (1/3, BB) both reaced base twice.

After Jimmy Reyes allowed an unearned run in 1.2 frames, Joakim Soria, Justin Miller, and Wilmer Font all worked a scoreless inning apiece.

Making his second rehab appearance for the ‘Riders, Soria threw seven of his 12 pitches for strikes while fanning two in a perfect seventh inning.

Player of the Game: RF Chih-Hsien Chiang
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 .246




A+: Myrtle Beach 6 – (@) Frederick 5
W - Jackson (7-4)
SV - Harvey (4)
2-1 (42-30)


Although Pelicans starting pitcher Luke Jackson gave up four runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings, he earned his seventh victory. Jackson walked three and struck out nine.

DH Rougned Odor carried the Myrtle Beach offense for the second consecutive day, going 2-for-5 with his 20th double and three RBI.

Jake Skole went 1-for-4 with his 10th double. Luis Sardinas (2/5) and Trever Adams (2/3, 2 BB) both singled twice. Right fielder Preston Beck singled once and walked twice in five trips.

The Pelicans both two steals from both Beck (4) and Odor (19).

Player of the Game: DH Rougned Odor
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 .286




A: Hickory 4 – Greensboro 3
W - Kela (2-2)
SV - Bores (1)
HR - Rua (24), Gallo (23), Lyon (2)
3-1 (42-32)


Crawdads second baseman Ryan Rua provided the game-winning blast on Sunday with his solo home run in the bottom of the eighth.

Rua, who was 1-for-3, clocked his minor-league leading 24th home run. He also walked.

Third baseman Joey Gallo was 1-for-2 with his 23rd home run and two walks. David Lyon homered and walked twice in his three trips.

On the mound, left-hander Andrew Faulkner pitched into the seventh inning for Hickory. He gave up three runs on seven hits in 6.2 frames, walking one and fanning four.

Keone Kela (1.1 IP) and Ryan Bores (1 IP) kept Greensboro off the scoreboard to finish the game. Kela lowered his ERA to 2.41.

Player of the Game: C David Lyon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
1 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 .237




SSA: Spokane 8 – Boise 6
W - Wolff (1-0)
SV - Sprenger (1)
HR - Garia (1, 2)
4-6


Best known for his 80-grade speed, Spokane leadoff man Chris Garia flashed some power by slugging a pair of home runs on Sunday. Garia went 2-for-4 with two solo shots.

Right fielder Ryan Cordell doubled twice in four at-bats, while DH Cam Schiller had a single and a double in his four trips.

On the mound, Rangers third-round pick David Ledbetter gave up just a solo home run in four innings. He scattered four hits and struck out five, inducing six ground-ball outs.

Sam Wolff (1.1 IP) and Justin Sprenger (1 IP) worked scoreless ball out of the bullpen.

Third baseman Janluis Castro (2/4) singled twice and drove home three runs. Second baseman Gabriel Roa was 0-for-2 but walked twice.

Player of the Game: CF Chris Garia
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 .250




RK: Surprise Rangers 3 – Surprise Padres 5
L - Palumbo (0-1)
HR - Serrato (1)
1-3


Making his professional debut on Sunday, Rangers 10th-round pick Jose Samayoa punched out five batters over two scoreless innings.

Lefty Joe Palumbo followed and suffered the loss after giving up three runs on five hits in two frames.

Most of the offensive production came from centerfielder Jose Cardona, who was 2-for-5 with a double and a triple. Cleanup-hitting first baseman Barrett Serrato was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk.

Player of the Game: CF Jose Cardona
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 .222




DSL: DSL Rangers – OFF
15-4


As usual, the Dominican Rangers took Sunday off.



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