Rangers Farm Report: Games of 5/5
Rehabbing Martin Perez starts for Frisco today. Stars of the Day
AAA: Richard Bleier / Jim Adduci, Greg Miclat
AA: Carlos Pimentel / Teodoro Martinez
Hi-A: Jerad Eickhoff / Kellin Deglan
AAA: at Round Rock 5, Nashville (MIL) 1
Record: 18-12, -0.5
Milwaukee prospect Johnny Hellweg dominated for three innings before falling apart in the 4th. Hellweg throws easy mid-nineties and touched 100 once. The lower third of the order did most of the damage: a hit and two walks by RF Jim Adduci, 2-3 with a double and walk from 2B Greg Miclat, and two hits by catcher Eli Whiteside.
Cory Burns retired the final side in order with two strikeouts. Burns is yet to allow a run and has 17 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. His changeup is mean. Richard Bleier tossed 3.1 scoreless with three strikeouts following a rather wild Ross Wolf (3.2 IP, 1 R, 4 BB, 1 SO) AA: Frisco 4, at Midland 5
Record: 17-13, -1.0
Like Luke Jackson a few days ago, Carlos Pimentel (3.00 ERA) pitched well outside of an early three-run homer. Pimentel fanned eight in six innings and walked three. Tall Phil Klein gave up a run on two hits and a walk while striking out four in two innings. In the 9th, a Hanser Alberto error, walk, intentional walk and single off Ryan Rodebaugh plated the winning run for Midland.
LF Teodoro Martinez (.226/.255/.245) singled twice and stole his second base. The 21-year-old has shown (just) enough to avoid repeating a level so far, but AA is proving quite the challenge for him in the early going.
High-A: Myrtle Beach 2, at Potomac (WAS) 3
Record: 17-13, +2.0
The Pelicans also lost on a walkoff single following a walk and stolen base.
Catcher Kellin Deglan (.222/.347/.508) hit his fifth homer in just 19 games and walked. Beyond that, offense was sparse. CF Jake Skole (.163/.260/.2009) had Myrtle's other extra-base hit, a double. RF Royce Bolinger (.206/.271/.355) donned the golden sombrero.
Jerad Eickhoff (3.90 ERA) struck out four in six innings, allowing two runs on five hits, two walks and a hit batter. After allowing seven runs in his first starts, he's given up a total of seven earned runs in his last five outings.
Low-A: rained out
2 today. Five Years Ago Yesterday
South Bend’s Sean Coughlin and Aaron Hanke hit two-run homers off Clinton's Blake Beavan, who otherwise pitched well, allowing only four batters over the minimum in six innings. Oklahoma's Robinson Tejeda (6 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 SO) and Kam Loe (2 IP, 0 BB, 1 SO) held Tacoma to two runners in eight innings. Today's Starters
AAA: Josh Lindblom
AA: Martin Perez
Lo-A: Sam Stafford / Tyler Smith