The Farm Report -- 5/6/2013

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
Hi-A: off
Lo-A: Sam Stafford / Tyler Smith

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