Around the Farm 4/12/19
Thank you for joining Around the Farm once again! I fell short and did not release one for the games on April 11th. Working a full-time job and having 2 boys caught up with me and I crashed earlier than normal. The goal with this is to give you highlights of each Minor-League game played by the Rangers affiliates from the day before.
Nashville Sounds (3-6)
The Sounds were behind the whole game but put up 7 runs in the top of the 8th to win 73 over the Missions. It turns out that none of the runs were earned due to 3 errors that the Missions committed.
Before I get too ahead of myself, let’s look at the Sounds pitching.
Richelson Pena (1-1, 2.25 ERA) got the start for the Sounds and he pitched 7 strong innings. He only allowed 2 runs on 4 hits, walked 1 and struck out 6. The 2 runs he allowed came off of home runs.
Brett Martin (1.59) pitched a scoreless inning out of the bullpen walking 1 and striking out 2. He has pitched a total of 5.2 innings, walked 3 and struck out 7.
Brady Feigl (2.08) allowed 1 home run in his inning of work and struck out 1.
Carlos Tocci (.324 AVG, .802 OPS) went 1-5 with a run and a strikeout.
Willie Calhoun (.242 AVG, .784 OPS) went 0-4 with a run.
Andy Ibanez (.458 AVG, 1.042 OPS) went 1-4 with a hit, run, RBI and a strike out.
Matt Davidson (.188 AVG, .610 OPS) hit his first home run. He went 2-4 with 2 hits and 3 RBI and a strikeout.
Danny Santana (.343 AVG, .939 OPS) went 1-4 with a strikeout. Also, just announced today, his contract as purchased and he will be in Arlington while Odor is on the IL for his sore knee.
The RoughRiders offense continues to fire on all cylinders. This is not at all what I had expected before the season, at least during the last 4 games.
First 4 G: 9 runs, .202 avg, 1 XBH
Last 4 G: 38 runs, .314 avg, 19 XBH
Frisco has struck out just 56 times in eight games, by far the fewest in the Texas League.
— Ryan Rouillard (@Ryan_Rouillard) April 12, 2019
Emerson Martinez (5.23 ERA) got the start for the RoughRiders. He went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Jefferson Medina (13.50 ERA) pitched 1.1 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, 1 walk and 1 strikeout.
Jacob Lemoine (1.80 ERA, 1-0) got the win. He pitched 2 innings and allowed 2 runs, 1 earned on 2 hits, 2 walks and 3 Strikeouts. One of the hits he allowed was a home run.
Locke St John (0.00) has been Locking down his innings. He pitched a scoreless inning, allowing 2 hits and striking out 1 and earned his 1st save.
OK, that was easier than listing everyone individually. 1-3 each got 2 hits. Each of these runs scored without a baseball leaving the ballpark. The RoughRiders were 8-12 with runners in scoring position.
Andretty Cordero had a fielding error and Eliezer Alvarez got caught stealing.
Down East Wood Ducks (5-4)
The Wood Ducks were shut out by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Cleveland Indians ).
A.J Alexy (0-2, 4.70 ERA) got the start and went 4.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits- 1 was a home run. He walked 1 and struck out 5 and threw 78 pitches, 46 for strikes.
DeMarcus Evans ( 2.70 ERA) pitched 1 inning and allowed 1 run on 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.
The line-up for the Wood Ducks only managed to get 2 hits, 2 walks and struck out 14 times! Both base runners attempted to steal. Bubba was successful but Perez was not.
Bubba Thompson has started off the year slow but he got 1 of the hits. He is hitting .133 on the year.
Yanio Perez got the other hit as the DH and his average is at .182. He got caught stealing.
Hickory Crawdads (7-2)
The Crawdads lost to the Intimidators (White Sox) by a final of 6-4 but they are certainly not intimidated. Besides the RoughRiders, this Crawdads team is the one I am most excited about. The Man, The Legend, the Hans Crouse is here but probably not for long. There is also Chris Seise, Sherten Apostel, Jonathan Ornelas and Sam Huff.
Lets go back to the pitching.
Jean Casanova (5.63 ERA) got the start for the Crawdads going 4 innings. He allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 strikeouts.
Hever Bueno (0.00) pitched 2 shutout innings on 1 hit and 3 strikeouts.
Dylan Bice (0.00) also pitched 2 shutout innings. He allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.
Taking the loss was Grant Anderson (0-1, 3.60 ERA). He allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and 1 walk in his inning.
Chris Seise (.364 AVG, .962 OPS) went 1-4 with a strikeout.
Curtis Terry (.313 AVG, .996 OPS) went 1-4, with a home run (2nd of the year) and 1 RBI and a strikeout.
Pedro Gonzalez (.185 AVG, .648 OPS) hit a home run going 1-4 with a strikeout.
This was Around the Farm for 4/12/19. Thank you for checking it out and be sure to come back.