Sounds beat Triple-A Iowa, and other Rangers minor league action

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The Nashville Sounds bested Triple-A Iowa 8-2 on Friday evening, leading to the club’s first win of the 2019 season. RHP Ariel Jurado secured his first win in his first Triple-A appearance.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS Pacific Coast League (AAA) 1-1 T1st Place 0.0 GB

Yesterday: W, 8-2 vs. Iowa Pitcher of Record: W – Jurado (1-0, 1.80)

Nashville secured their first win of the season, 8-2, on Friday night vs. Iowa… RHP Ariel Jurado (5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R-ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 64 pitches/49 strikes) earned the win in his 1st start of 2019, and 1st appearance in Triple-A…Sounds SS Eli White went 2-for-3 with a walk, including an RBI triple in the 5th…CF Carlos Tocci (2-for-4, 2 1B) stole home on a double steal in the bottom of the first to put Nashville ahead 1-0… LF Willie Calhoun finished the night 0-for-2, but drew 3 walks and stole a base…RF Danny Santanna continued his hot start at the plate, going 3-for-5…5-for-9 in ‘19…DH Chase d’Arnaud connected on the Sounds’ first round-tripper of the year, a solo shot that pushed Nashville’s lead to 6-1 in the 5th.

Today’s Probable Starter: LHP Wes Benjamin (0-0, —) vs. Iowa, 6:35 CT. Probable Rotation: 4/7: Valdez vs. IOW; 4/8 Pena vs. IOW; 4/9: Hearn at RR; 4/10: Juardo at RR

FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS Texas League (AA) 1-1 T1st Place 0.0 GB

Yesterday: W, 4-1 vs. Midland Pitcher of Record: W – Wei-Chieh Huang (1-0, 0.00)

The ‘Riders bounced back from a season-opening loss with a 4-1 victory vs. Midland on Friday night… RHP Jonathan Hernandez (5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R-ER, 1 BB, 7 SO, 89 pitches/59 strikes) did not recieve a decision in his first start of the year…RHP Wei-Chieh Huang took the win after striking out 5 of the 6 batters he faced through 2.0 frames of relief… RF Preston Beck drove home 3 of Frisco’s 4 runs on one swing in the 8th, breaking a 1-1 stalemate with a 3-run homer… his 1st of the new season.

Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Emerson Martinez (0-0, —) vs. Midland, 7:05 CT. Probable Rotation: 4/7: Palumbo vs. MID; 4/8: Arredondo vs. CC; 4/9: Payano vs. CC; 4/10: Burke vs. CC; 4/11: Hernandez at MID

DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS Carolina League (A+) 1-1 T2nd Place 0.5 GB

Yesterday: L, 7-2 vs. Carolina Pitcher of Record: L – Thomas (0-1, 4.50)

The Woodies suffered their first loss of the year, 7-2, vs. Carolina on Friday night…CF Leody Taveras stayed hot with a pair of singles and a RBI…has started his 2019 campaign with a 6-for-8 stretch…LF Bubba Thompson (1-for-4) doubled in the 8th and eventually scored on a Taveras single…3B Disobel Arias (2-for-4) recorded two singles of his own…LHP Tyler Thomas (4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R-ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 71 pitches/40 strikes) ended up with the loss in his 1st start of the year… RHP Emmanuel Clase made his 1st appearance of ‘19 out of the bullpen…struck out 2 of 3 batters faced in the 9th.

HICKORY CRAWDADS South Atlantic League (A) 2-0 T1st Place 0.0 GB

Yesterday: W, 7-1 at Lakewood Pitcher of Record: W – Latz (1-0, 0.00), S – Uvila (1)

The Crawdads continued their winning ways with a 7-1 victory at Lakeland on Friday night… 1B Curtis Terry (2-for-4) produced a career-high 6 RBI on a 2-run double in the 5th, and a grand slam in the 9th…LHP Jake Latz (5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R-0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 68 pitches/43 strikes) took the win in his 1st start of the season, and 1st appearance at the Class-A level…SS Chris Seise went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk…has 4 XBH through 2 games…reliever duo of RHP Grant Anderson and RHP Cole Uvila allowed just 1 hit over 4.0 innings of work out of the ‘pen…struck out 4 and walked 0.

Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Jean Casanova (0-0, —) at Lakewood, 3:05 CT. Probable Rotation: 4/7: King at LWD; 4/8: Brennan at GBO; 4/9: Rodriguez at GBO; 4/10: Crouse at GBO; 4/11: Latz vs. KAN

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