Rangers Minor League Roundup – 6/25

High-A Myrtle Beach second baseman Rougned Odor continued his hot hitting of late on Tuesday, as he went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers system.



AAA: Round Rock 5 – (@) Albuquerque 6
L - Ortiz (1-1)
45-35, 1.0 GU


The Express lost in the bottom of the ninth for the second consecutive game. After plating two runs in the top of the ninth, they gave up three in the bottom of the frame.

Left-hander Ryan Feierabend turned in another good outing, however, as he struck out 10 batters and gave up just one run in 6.2 innings. The veteran scattered eight hits and walked one, throwing 71 of his 103 pitches for strikes.

Feierabend has 19 strikeouts in 12.2 frames over his last two starts.

DH Mike Bianucci continued his hot hitting by doubling twice in four at-bats. Aaron Cunningham (2/3, 2B, 2 BB), Yangervis Solarte (1/5, 2B), Joey Butler (2/5, 2B), and Jim Adduci (3/5, 2B) all doubled once. Adduci added his 18th stolen base.

Third baseman Mike Olt bumped his batting average over the Mendoza line with two singles in five at-bats, raising it to .205.

Round Rock lost control of the game when reliever Lisalverto Bonilla was tagged for two runs in two-thirds of an inning. Joe Ortiz then permitted three runs in his frame.

Player of the Game: LHP Ryan Feierabend
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.2 8 1 1 1 10 1 3.90




AA: Texas League South 6 – (@) Texas League North 0


A handful of RoughRiders starred in Tuesday's Texas League All-Star Game in Springdale, Arkansas.

Starting pitcher Neil Ramirez earned the victory by working a 1-2-3 first inning, striking out one. His fastball sat between 94-96 mph, and he threw seven of his 13 pitches for strikes.

DH and first baseman Brett Nicholas had only one hit in four at-bats, but it was a solo home run, coming in the seventh inning. Catcher Tomas Telis went 1-for-2 with a double while second baseman Odubel Herrera (2/2) singled in both of his at-bats, driving home a run.

Teodoro Martinez (0/2) and Guilder Rodriguez (0/2) both went hitless in two trips.



A+: Myrtle Beach 5 – (@) Potomac 7
L - Asher (4-5)
HR - Adams (8), Maloney (2)
3-2, 0.0 GU (43-31)


The Pelicans and starting pitcher Alec Asher went against rehabbing Nationals All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper on Tuesday.

Harper, who played left field and batted second, played the early part of the game. He went 1-for-1 with a double and a walk but was also picked off of second base by Asher.

Asher suffered his fifth loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked one.

At the plate, left fielder Trever Adams went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer. First baseman Joe Maloney was 2-for-4 with a solo shot. Rougned Odor (2/4, 2B, BB) singled, doubled, and walked. He also committed his 14th error.

Chris Grayson (1/4, 2B) added his 14th double while Jake Skole (2/4) singled twice in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: 1B Joe Maloney
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 .294




A: Hickory 2 – Lexington 1
W - Burns (2-1)
4-2, 0.0 GU (43-33)


After trailing 1-0 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Crawdads plated two runs in their final at-bat to earn the ‘W.'

Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara opened the frame by drawing walks. Jordan Akins then socked a double to left-field, plating both to walk off.

Akins was 2-for-4 with a pair of two-baggers, giving him 13 on the year. Mazara also singled in four trips.

Lexington right-hander Miguel Almonte stymied the Hickory bats for 7.2 innings, scattering seven hits while keeping the Crawdads off the scoreboard. He struck out 12 and didn't walk a batter.

Meanwhile, Hickory lefty Luis Parra gave up only one run on five hits over seven frames, walking two and striking out seven. Joe Burns, who got the win, finished it with two hitless, scoreless innings.

Catcher Jorge Alfaro also singled twice and stole his ninth base.

Player of the Game: LHP Luis Parra
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 1.05




SSA: Spokane 0 – Vancouver 4
L - Gonzalez (0-3)
5-7, 5.0 GB


Four Vancouver pitchers limited the Indians to just four singles on Tuesday evening in Spokane.

Two of the Indians' hits came from nine-hole hitting DH Roberto Duran (2/3), who recently signed as an undrafted free agent. Ryan Cordell (1/4) and Alberto Triunfel (1/3) had the other knocks.

Spokane starting pitcher Alex Gonzalez fell to 0-3 after he gave up a run on two hits in two innings, walking one and striking out two.

The game's best work on the mound for the Indians came from righty Eric Brooks, who tossed five innings of one-run ball. The native Texan permitted two hits and struck out five without issuing a walk.

Player of the Game: RHP Eric Brooks
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 1 1 0 5 0 2.38




RK: Surprise Rangers 3 – Peoria Mariners 2 (10 innings)
W - Perez (1-1)
2-3, 1.0 GB


Charles Moorman's ninth-inning sacrifice fly helped the Rookie Rangers walk off with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday. Moorman was 2-for-4 with his first double.

Catcher Carlos Garay (3/3, 2B, BB) and shortstop Travis Demeritte (3/5, 2B) both singled twice an doubled once in the contest. Isiah Kiner-Falefa (3/4) and Jose Cardona (1/3, BB) both reached base multiple times, as well.

Dominican starting pitcher Kevin Sosa permitted two runs––one earned––on three hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Righty relievers Ryan Ledbetter (2 IP), Ricardo Rodriguez (2 IP), and Santo Perez (1 IP) all kept the AZL Mariners off the scoreboard for the final five innings.

Rodriguez was particularly impressive, fanning four while yielding two hits.

Player of the Game: C Carlos Garay
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 .364




DSL: DSL Rangers 2 – (@) DSL Angels 3
L - Rodriguez (2-1)
HR - Adames (1)
16-5, 2.0 GU


In true Dominican Summer League fashion, the Rangers and Angels combined to commit nine errors on Tuesday. The Rangers had five of them and lost 3-2.

Despite the loss, starting pitcher Jonathan Hernandez turned in an outstanding effort. The 16-year-old righty tossed five innings of one-hit ball, giving up just an unearned run. He walked two and struck out four.

At the plate, first baseman Crisford Adames was a perfect 3-for-3 with a solo home run and a base on balls.

Jesus Martinez (1/4, 2B) doubled while Brallan Perez (2/4) singled twice. Perez added his fourth stolen base but also committed his second error.

Left fielder Sherman Larcus singled, walked, and laid down a sacrifice bunt in five trips.

Reliever Argenis Rodriguez suffered the loss after allowing two runs––one earned––on three hits in three innings of work.

Player of the Game: 1B Crisford Adames
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 .310




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