The Texas Rangers alternate site squad face the Houston Astros Alternate site at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi. The Rangers feature a lineup that includes power-hitting Curtis Terry and some quality bullpen arms such as Cole Uvila.
Right-hander Drew Anderson got the start for the Rangers.
The following pitchers were scheduled to appear and they are not listed in any particular order.
- Joe Barlow, RHP
- Jimmy Herget, RHP
- Jake Lemoine, RHP
- Spencer Patton, RHP
- Joely Rodríguez, LHP (joined the roster today.)
- Cole Uvila, RHP
- Nick Vincent, RHP
The Texas Rangers Alternate training site line-up:
- Delino DeShields, CF
- Yonny Hernandez, SS
- Jason Martin, LF
- Curtis Terry, DH
- John Hicks, 1B
- Carl Chester, RF
- Charles Leblanc, 3B
- Matt Whatley, C
- Frainyer Chavez, 2B
There really wasn’t much in the way of game updates other than the occasional tweet from the Round Rock Express Twitter account.
After this 9-3 loss the Rangers alternate site record is now 1-2.
On the mound
Starter Drew Anderson pitched two innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out one.
Cole Uvila pitched one inning. He allowed 5 runs on 4 hits, two walks and two strikeouts. I still believe we will see Uvila make his MLB debut at some point this year.
Spencer Patton allowed a run on one hit in his inning of work. Nick Vincent allowed 2 runs on a hit, though only one was earned due to his own fielding error.
Newly assigned Joely Rodríguez pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and striking out one. Joely is probably the next one to get activated.
Each of Jimmy Herget, Joe Barlow and Jake Lemoine pitched a scoreless inning. They each walked one batter and each had at least one strikeout with Joe Barlow striking out two.
At the plate
The Rangers were held scoreless until the top of the 8th when they scored two runs and then they added the other in the top of the 9th.
The hitter of the game for the Rangers Alternate site has to be Yonny Hernandez. He went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI.
Curtis Terry went 2 for 5 and drove in the Rangers other RBI. The only other Rangers batter with a multi-hit game was left fielder, Jason Martin.
The Rangers alternate site scored three runs on 10 hits. Defensively they committed one error.
The next game is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13. First pitch at 4:05 p.m. at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi.