TEXAS RANGERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021
Organizational Record: 67-53 (.558)
TRANSACTIONS: OF Miguel Aparicio reinstated off the 7-day IL (Hickory)…OF Ryan Anderson placed on the 7-day IL (Hickory).
ROUND ROCK EXPRESS – L, 11-0 VS EL PASO
Triple-A West, East Division (19-11, 2nd, -0.5 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: OFF DAY Round Rock was limited to 2 singles in an 11-0 loss to El Paso on Tuesday night, finishing with a 3-3 split in the 6-game series against the Chihuahuas. 1B Curtis Terry and C Yohel Pozo collected the hits, as Terry ranks among Triple-A West leaders in HR (T2nd, 8), H (T5th, 34), TB (5th, 64), RBI (T6th, 23), SLG (8th, .627), OPS (10th, 1.026), and BA (10th. 333). Starting LHP Wes Benjamin took the loss (3.0 IP, 3 R-ER) in his 1st start since being optioned to the minor leagues by Texas.
FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS – L, 7-6 VS NW ARKANSAS Double-A Central, South Division (18-12, 1st, – GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: LHP Sal Mendez Frisco was edged by Northwest Arkansas, 7-6, on Tuesday night in the series opener.
DH Steele Walker, 3B Sherten Apostel, and 1B Dio Arias each hit solo home runs for the ‘Riders, with Walker and Apostel finishing with 3 hits apiece. Walker has 4 HR and 8 RBI over his last 9 games, leading the club in both run production categories for the season (6 HR/18 RBI). Apostel posted a season-high 3 RBI and is 5-for-11 in last 3 contests. Starting RHP Cole Winn was the losing pitcher (3.2 IP, 5 R-ER) after allowing 3 home runs, including 2 against highly-touted Royals prospects 3B Bobby Witt Jr. and 1B Nick Pratto. RHP Cole Uvila (1.0 IP, 0 R, 2 SO) has worked 8.1 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts in his last 7 G.
HICKORY CRAWDADS – POSTPONED
High-A East, South Division (12-18, 7th, 6.5 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Justin Slaten
The Crawdads were postponed on Tuesday night due to inclement weather, and a doubleheader is scheduled for Thursday, June 10. Hickory will return to action tonight against Greensboro at 7:00pm.
DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS – L, 3-0 AT FAYETTEVILLE
Low-A East, Central Division (18-12, 2nd, – 1.0 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Wyatt Sparks
The Woodies were shut out on Tuesday night, 3-0, in the series opener against the Woodpeckers. The Down East offense managed only 4 singles and 4 walks, all by the top 4 hitters in the batting order. CF Evan Carter, 1B Dustin Harris, and C Cody Freeman each reached base twice. LF Jayce Easley stole his 16th base, good for T2nd in the Low-A East. As a team, Down East leads Low-A and ranks 4th in all of minor league baseball with 68 stolen bases. Starting RHP John Matthews took his 1st loss in a short outing (2.0 IP, 1 R-ER), and LHP Josh Smith was solid in relief (3.0 IP, 0 R, 4 SO).