Around the Farm: 4/18/19, Brett Martin expected to be recalled

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Around the Farm 4/18/19

There was news reported that the Rangers optioned Kyle Bird to Nashville and are expected to recall Brett Martin per Evan Grant.

Also, right-handed pitcher Ronny Henriquez was promoted to the Hickory Crawdads. I learned this from Tepid on Twitter so I went and looked him up. This kid will be 19 in June and he has amazing stats.

He played in the Dominican Summer League in 2018. In 58 innings he allowed 10 earned runs, walked 8 and struck out 79. He had a WHIP of 0.776 and averaged 12.3 strikeouts per 9 innings. We will certainly keep track of this progress.

Let’s go Around the Farm

Nashville Sounds

Frisco RoughRiders (8-7)

The RoughRiders finally completed the suspended game from April 7th. They lost 6-2 in 11 innings with Jairo Beras getting the loss.

In the regular scheduled game the Riders lost 7-6.

The line from Emerson Martinez (4.70) was interesting. He pitched 5 innings, allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts.

Yoel Espinal (1-2, 7.88) got the blown save and the loss. He pitched 1.1 innings and allowed 4 runs on 2 hits, 3 walks and a strikeout. One of the hits he gave up was a home run.

Wei-Chieh Huang (1.86)pitched 1.1 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 2.

Line-up

Charles Leblanc went 3-5 with 2 RBI and 1 strikeout. He is hitting .393.

Alex Kowalczyk went 2-4 with 2 runs and is hitting .417.

Josh Altmann went 1-2 with a run, RBI and walk. He is hitting .167.

Michael De Leon went 2-3 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and a walk. He is hitting .273 on the year.

Down East Wood Ducks (10-5)

AJ Alexy (0-3, 5.84) got the start and the loss for the Wood Ducks. He pitched 4.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk. The strikeout pitch was working though as he mowed down 8 batters.

Alex Eubanks (5.23) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings. He allowed 1 hit, 2 walks and struck out 3.

Peter Fairbanks (2.08) pitched 1 scoreless inning allowing 1 hit and struck out 1.

Line-up

Photo Credit: Julio Pablo Martinez
Photo Credit: Julio Pablo Martinez

Julio Pablo Martinez is still searching for his first hit as a Wood Duck. He went 0-2 with a run, 2 walks and a strikeout and was caught stealing.

Leody Taveras went 1-4 with a run and is hitting .364 on the year.

SS Anderson Tejeda went 1-3 with a run, walk and 1 strikeout. He is hitting .390 on the year with an OPS of 1.091.

Diosbel Arias has been hot recently. He went 1-3 with and RBI and struck out 2 times. His average is at .327 for the year.

Ryan Dorow was 0-3 with 2 RBI, including a Sac-fly. He struck out once as well and is hitting .239 on the year.

Catcher Yohel Pozo went 2-4 and is hitting .200 on the year.

Hickory Crawdads (10-4)

The Crawdads fell to the Columbia Fireflies (New York Mets) 4-3.

Ronny Henriquez (6.00) got the start for the Crawdads and went 3 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.

Grant Wolfram (2.00) pitched 3 shutout innings, walking 1 and striking out 3.

Line-up

Sherten Apostel went 3-4 with a run and is hitting .225.

Chris Seise went 0-4 with a strikeout and is hitting .280 on the year. He also had his 3rd error on the year.

Jose Almonte went 1-4 with an RBI and a strikeout. His average is at .186.