24 year old righthanded pitcher Jason Bahr made his AA debut for the Frisco Roughriders tonight, after having mowed through the Carolina League all year, and he picked up for Frisco right where he left off for Down East. Bahr threw 5 shutout innings, striking out 9 batters while walking 2 and allowing 2 hits. Matt Bush also pitched a scoreless inning for the Roughriders tonights, while Demarcus Evans got the only batter he faced to fly into a double play.
Yerry Rodriguez continued to do work in Hickory, as he went 7 shutout innings for the Crawdads, striking out 5 while walking 2 and giving up just 1 hit, lowering his ERA on the year to 1.77. The Hickory bats made some noise as well, with Miguel Aparicio going 1 for 2 with a triple, a walk and an HBP, Pedro Gonzalez rapping a double, and Matt Whatley picking up a double among his two hits. Sherten Apostel was out of the lineup as he is serving a three game suspension for his role in last night’s fisticuffs.
Jake Latz, meanwhile, went 4 innings for Down East tonight, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 2 hits, one of which was a home run, which was the lone run he allowed tonight, His ERA is down to 1.76 on the year. Cole Uvila threw two scoreless innings, striking out 3, walking 1 and allowing 1 hit, and his ERA is down to 2.48.
The exciting news from Nashville was that Carlos Tocci went 4 for 5, including a pair of doubles, and has boosted his OPS on the year to 701. He’s picked it up offensively the last few weeks, and if he keeps this up, he could be in the discussion for the Rangers center field job next year.
Teodoro Ortega, the righty listed at 6’0”, 145 lbs., who came to Texas from Oakland in the Cory Gearrin trade last year, pitched 4 scoreless innings for Spokane tonight, striking out 5, walking 2 and allowing 1 hit. He is yet to allow a run in 8 innings for Spokane this year. Obie Ricumstrict also continued his hot start, picking up a pair of hits and also apparently making a great play in left field to save what would have been at least a double. David Garcia, a very young catcher who has a lot of promise, drew 3 walks for the Indians.