Around the Farm 4/19/19

Welcome to Around the Farm. We take you through the good, bad and ugly of the games within the Texas Rangers farm system.

The Frisco RoughRiders were the only affiliate to get in a game last night. All of the other games for the Nashville Sounds, Down East Wood Ducks and the Hickory Crawdads were post-poned.

Let’s start with the Debut of Brett Martin, a 23-year-old left-handed pitcher.

Brett Martin

It’s no secret that the 2018 season was not Martin’s best. He spent last year with Frisco and had a record of 2-10. The earned run average was pretty high at 7.89. He pitched 89 innings and struck out 96 batters and walked 29.

He opened this season with the Nashville Sounds and has been amazing. Though it is just a short size, he figured things out after working with his old pitching coach who has sadly passed away.

With the Sounds he had an earned run average of 1.13 in 8 innings with 3 walks and 10 strikeouts. His Debut in Arlington couldn’t have gone any better. He came into a situation that was not high leverage with the Rangers being down by 6 runs at the time.

Martin needed 9 pitches to get his 3 puts and threw 7 for strikes.

Frisco RoughRiders (9-7)

Palumbo warming up
Palumbo warming up

It was once again Joe Palumbo (4.41) day. He pitched 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Besides Tepid saying it, I can also confirm the spin rates on Palumbo’s fast ball.

I’ve got to give the bullpen credit as they pitched 3 shutout innings allowing the walk-off to happen.

Jacob Lemoine (1.00) pitched 2 of those shutout innings striking out 2.

Jairo Beras (1-1, 12.60) pitched the other shutout inning walking 1 and striking out 2.


Dallas native, Preston Beck hit his 5th home run of the year. I would love to see him get a shot in Arlington at some point this year. He went 1-4 with 2 runs, 1 HR, 1 RBI and is hitting .267 and also had an Outfield assist.

Andretty Cordero went 1-2 with a run, 1 RBI and 2 walks. He is hitting .294 on the year.

Tony Sanchez (.333) was the walk off hero. He went 2-4 with the winning hit coming in the bottom of the 9th.

Post game Fireworks
Post game? Fireworks

I will be at the RoughRiders game tonight covering the Multicultural Festival. We will have a couple of posts about it so stay tuned.