Texas Rangers minor league report: May 28, 2022

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Here is the Texas Rangers minor league report for May 28, 2022.

The four Texas minor league affiliates went a combined 1-3 yesterday:

• Round Rock (AAA) lost at Albuquerque, 12-9…Express had an early 4-0 lead and tied it at 9-9 in the top of the 8th, but Albuquerque scored 3x in the bottom of the 8th off Demarcus Evans…CF Bubba Thompson (4-for-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, SB) hit his 4th and 5th HR and recorded his 25th stolen base…Thompson has hits in 9 straight and runs in 8 straight…last 4 G: 10-for-20, 2 HR, 2 3B, 9 RBI, 7 R, 5 SB…he is 18-for-18 in steal attempts in May…3B Josh Smith hit his 4th HR…RF Zach Reks went 2-for-5 and he is batting .357/.438/.679/1.117 (10-28) with 2 HR and 3 2B in 7 G since his return to Round Rock.

• Frisco (AA) lost a home game vs. San Antonio, 8-2…DH Dustin Harris (2-4) had 2 of Frisco’s 4 hits on the night, while 1B Blaine Crim walked twice…starting LHP Cole Ragans (5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R-ER, 2 BB, 5 SO) took the tough-luck loss, snapping a span in which he had won each of his 1st 4 starts in May…Ragans in 8 starts this year: 4-2, 3.15 (14 ER/40.0 IP), 16 BB/50 SO.

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• Hickory (A+) lost at home vs. Winston-Salem, 5-2, allowing a 3-run 9th after tying the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the 8th…SS Keyber Rodriguez and DH Chris Seise both went 2-for-3…starting RHP Nick Krauth (7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R-ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR) posted a quality start for the 2nd time in 3 outings…Krauth in his 4 starts in May: 2-0, 3.57 (9 ER/22.2 IP), 6 BB/19 SO.

 

• Down East (A) posted a walk-off 4-3 win vs. Fayetteville, scoring 3 times in the final 2 innings… Abimelec Ortiz hit a walk-off 2-R HR…2B Jose Acosta also hit his 2nd HR of the year…starting RHP Josh Stephan took a no decision (7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R-ER, 1 BB, season-high 9 SO)…Stephan over his last 3 starts: 0-0, 3.79 (8 ER/19.0 IP), 6 BB/24 SO.

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