TEXAS RANGERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT – RESULTS FROM GAMES OF JULY 17, 2021
ON THE FARM: TEX affiliates went 1-3 yesterday with one game suspended due to weather.
ROUND ROCK EXPRESS
Round Rock (AAA) lost a 5-run lead at Sacramento, dropping an 8-5 decision. The Express led 5-0 after 5 1/2 innings. 1B Curtis Terry ended a 5-G hitless span with his 16th home run, a 2-run blast in the 5th. C Yohel Pozo went 3-for-5 with a 2B and 2 RBI, his 3rd straight 3-hit game (9-for-13 with 2 HR and 4 RBI over span). LHP James Jones fanned all 3 BF in a scoreless 4th behind starter RHP Luis Ortiz (3.0 IP, 0 R).
Frisco (AA) lost a 9-7 decision to Springfield in 10 innings. Each of the team’s last 3 losses have come in extras. Leadoff hitter CF Bubba Thompson headlined the RoughRiders’ offense, going 3-for-6 with a HR, 2B, and 2 RBI. His 8 HR match his career high set with Low-A Hickory in 2018. C Jose Trevino went 1-for-4 in his 2nd rehab game, 3B Josh Jung doubled twice and drove in a run, and LF J.P. Martinez hit a 2-R HR.
Hickory (A+) had its game against Aberdeen suspended due to weather with the Crawdads leading 1-0 in the 3rd inning. The game will be resumed on Sunday as part of a doubleheader. 2B Justin Foscue homered for the game’s only run, his 6th straight game with a HR (7 total HR over span).
DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS
Down East (A) could not overcome an early deficit in a 6-3 loss to Delmarva. CF Jayce Easley went 2-for-4 with a 3B, RBI, and BB out of the leadoff spot, the only Wood Duck with multiple hits. His triple was one of 3 by the team on the night, as 2B Keithron Moss notched a pair of 3-baggers, drove in a run, and walked. SS Luisangel Acuna hit an RBI infield single, as he has a 6-G hit streak and 12 RBI in his last 10 G.
The ACL Rangers (Rookie) earned a 4-1 win over the ACL Angels behind a strong effort by the pitching staff. The Rangers hurlers did not allow a run until the 9th. RHP Kai Wynyard got the start (2.0 IP, 0 R), and RHP Nick Lockhart (3.0 IP, 0 R) picked up the majority of the load in relief. C Efrenyer Narvaez went 1-for-3 with a 2B and 2 RBI. SS Maximo Acosta doubled and drove in a run.