10-12, 4.0 GB
The Rafters took one on the chin on Friday, but shortstop Marcus Lemon had another solid day. The 21-year-old prospect singled twice in four at-bats, raising his batting average to .350 through 40 at-bats.
First baseman Mitch Moreland singled once in four trips, and catcher Doug Hogan went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Rangers pitching prospects Tanner Scheppers and Daniel Gutierrez are on the roster for Saturday's Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game, which will be televised on MLB Network.
No Rangers appeared on Friday, but former Rangers first-round pick and current Cubs prospect Thomas Diamond made his winterball debut with Mexicali. The 26-year-old tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He walked zero and struck out three.
In a matchup of former Rangers first-round picks, Diamond played against John Mayberry's team. Mayberry flew out in his only plate appearance against the right-hander.
Designated hitter Max Ramirez went 0-for-2 with a walk before being lifted for pinch runner Renny Osuna. Osuna didn't have a plate appearance, but he did steal his third base of the season.
Once again, David Paisano also played as a pinch runner, but he also didn't get an at-bat.
Left-handed specialist Joseph Ortiz allowed one hit but no runs [on his docket] in two-thirds of an inning. He was charged with a blown save.
Caracas righty Guillermo Moscoso hurled a scoreless inning, giving up two hits, walking one, and striking out one.
Designated hitter Esteban German raised his batting average to .280 with two singles in three at-bats. He was also hit by a pitch.
Joaquin Arias entered as a pinch runner for Escogido and scored a run.
Begins November 12
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