TEXAS RANGERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021
Organizational Record: 115-104 (.525) ROUND ROCK EXPRESS – L, 9-3 VS SUGAR LAND
Triple-A West, East Division (27-26, 3rd, -3.5 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Drew Anderson
The Express was defeated 9-3 on Monday night by the visiting Sugar Land Skeeters. The E-Train were held to just 4 hits, including 2 home runs by CF Leody Taveras (2-R HR) and LF Jason Martin (solo HR). Taveras’ 11 HR with Round Rock this season are a career high (prev. 8 HR in ’17), and he is batting .280/.378/.560/.938 (35-125) with 9 HR, 24 RBI and 19 BB/32 SO over his last 34 G dating back to 5/28. Martin (1-for-2, RBI, R, 2 BB) reached base safely 3 times to raise his season OBP to .417. 3B Yonny Hernandez (1-for-3, BB) swiped his Triple-A West-leading 15th SB of ‘21. LHP Wes Benjamin made his first start for the Express since 6/14 (2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 10 BF). RHP Jimmy Herget struck out 2 batters over 2.0 SHO IP, extending his active scoreless streak to 10.0 IP. Herget has allowed just 3 hits over that span, dropping his ERA from 2.76 to 1.71.
FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS – OFF DAY
Double-A Central, South Division (36-18, 1st, +10.0 GA)
Today’s Probable Starter: LHP Jake Latz
Following Monday’s off day, Frisco is scheduled to begin a 6-game series tonight against the Travelers in Arkansas.
HICKORY CRAWDADS – OFF DAY
High-A East, South Division (21-33, 7th, -14.0 GB)
Today’s Probable Starters: LHP Cole Ragans, RHP Justin Slaten
The Crawdads were off on Monday, but will open a 6-game series tonight on the road at Winston-Salem.
DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS – OFF DAY
Low-A East, Central Division (30-23, T-1st, – GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Gavin Collyer
The Woodies had a scheduled day off on Monday, but will return to action tonight in the opener of a 6-game road series vs. the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
ACL RANGERS – OFF DAY
Arizona Complex League West (1-4, 6th, -2.0 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Damian Mendoza
The ACL Rangers had a scheduled camp day on Monday, but are set to resume game action tonight in Surprise against ACL Royals Blue.