Third baseman Esteban German was the only Rangers product in the game. He had a solid night, going 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run, four RBIs, and a stolen base.
12-6, 3.0 GU
The RoughRiders were off on Wednesday.
W - Gomez (3-7)
HR - Gomez (16)
11-9, 5.0 GB
Starting pitcher Kennil Gomez made his first start since June 29, and he was a bit rusty. The 21-year-old righty surrendered four runs on seven hits in five innings, walking four and striking out four.
DH Mauro Gomez (.281/.332/.521) was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, and two RBIs. He has multiple hit efforts in each of his last three games.
Engel Beltre (.232/.317/.321 in July) was 4-for-5 with his fifth triple. It was his second straight game with an extra-base hit.
Davis Stoneburner (1/5, 2B), Ian Gac (1/5, 2B) and Mike Bianucci (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.
Relievers Beau Jones (2 IP), Tanner Roark (1 IP), and Evan Reed (1 IP) all threw hitless, scoreless ball out of the bullpen. Roark is apparently back in the bullpen after a successful stint as a starter.
W - Font (6-1)
HR - Hogan (12)
12-7, 0.5 GU
Starter Wilmer Font (0.00 ERA/.118 BAA) has still yet to surrender a single run in 15.2 July innings. The pitcher went 5.2 scoreless on Wednesday, allowing just two hits and three walks. He struck out four.
The win gave the Crawdads sole possession of first place.
DH Doug Hogan (.255/.329/.600) was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. He has five home runs in seven games since returning from the disabled list.
Leadoff hitter Michael Hollander (3/4) had three singles while Leonel De Los Santos (2/4) singled twice.
The Crawdads beat Manny Banuelos, a left-handed pitcher who is the Yankees' top pitching prospect. Banuelos is somewhat comparable to Martin Perez.
L - King (1-2)
9-16, 8.0 GB
Braden Tullis' (2.42 ERA/.231 BAA) incredible strong of starts continued on Wednesday, as he didn't allow a run in a career-high six innings. The Idaho native gave up four hits while walking two and striking out six.
Leadoff hitter Joe Bonadonna was 3-for-4 with his first double.
Relievers Keith Campbell and Andrew Doyle both pitched scoreless innings. Doyle fanned two in his frame.
W - Rodriguez (2-0)
SV - Arrendell (1)
HR - Koncel (5)
11-9, 2.0 GB
Starter Ezequiel Rijo walked four batters in 3.2 innings, but he kept the Padres off the board. Rijo gave up four hits and struck out one.
First baseman Ed Koncel (.212/.295/.515) was 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, and three runs batted in.
Catcher Tomas Telis (.324/.325/.423) was 2-for-4 with his first triple. Telis, who has excellent hand-eye coordination, has just two walks in 71 at-bats, but he's also struck out just eight times. Not bad for someone who just turned 18 years old.
Edwin Garcia (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked once.
Third baseman Emmanuel Solis, back in Arizona from Spokane, went hitless in four at-bats.
9-26, 16.5 GB
Left-hander Leonel Gil (1.24 ERA/.196 BAA) allowed only one hit in four scoreless innings, fanning three and walking none.
Fireballing righty Alexi Ogando punched out five in 2.2 scoreless innings.
Left fielder Andres Frias was 3-for-5 with a run batted in.
Junior Payano (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked once.
26-10, 5.5 GU
The DSL Rangers2 didn't play on Wednesday.
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