The Farm Report -- 9/5/2013

Rangers Farm Report: Games of 9/4

High-A: Myrtle Beach 0, at Salem 1 (10 innings)

Salem leads best-of-three semifinal 1-0

Salem scored the game's only run on three consecutive infield singles.  With two on, Cody Koback's dribbler up the third base line was thrown beyond first by Drew Robinson; it was ruled a single and error. 

Alec Asher pitched brilliantly again, tossing seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts, two walks and five singles.  In his last five starts, Asher threw 31 scoreless innings with 25 runners allowed and 35 strikeouts.  Enjoy your rotation next April, Frisco fans. 

2013 pick Cody Ege retired five of six batters faced, four on strikeouts.  Josh McElwee was the hard-luck loser.

The Pelicans managed only eight baserunners and hit into three double plays.  LF Trever Adams was 2-4, and CF Jake Skole reached on a single and HBP.  Jorge Alfaro struck out in a late pinch-hit appearance.  Salem's 21-year-old Luis Diaz pitched eight innings, walking none and striking out four.

Today's Starter: Alex Gonzalez

Five Years Ago The Day Before Yesterday (because I forgot this feature yesterday)
Derek Holland yielded just a solo homer in seven innings, and Julio Borbon homered in Frisco's 5-1 win over San Antonio in the Texas League semifinals.  Low-A Clinton lost its playoff opener 3-0; Blake Beavan (6.1 IP, 3 R, 4 SO) took the loss.  AAA Oklahoma lost its PCL semifinal opener to Iowa 10-3.  Spokane concluded the regular season with a 3-1 win and a record of 51-25.

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Frisco's Neftali Feliz fanned 11 in seven innings, and the Riders won 6-1.  Oklahoma tied the I-Cubs with a 6-2 win that included Travis Metcalf's solo homer.  Spokane lost its playoff opener 5-3 to Salem-Keizer.  Wilfredo Boscan allowed four runs in five innings, and Joey Butler had three of Spokane's six hits.

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