@TepidP Curtis Terry, Jason Martin, Anderson Tejada, Eller Hernandez & Carl Chester hit home runs for Round Rock. The best play tonight may have been Yonny Hernandez behind 2nd base sliding onto the outfield grass going away from first base and throwing the runner out at 1st.
Big 1B Curtis Terry of @RRExpress just hammers his 1st Triple-A HR, a 418-foot, 2-run HR Porch shot. He's making immense jump from Single-A ball. Round Rock all over OKC Dodgers 5-0 in 1st inning. #TexasRangers #Rangers #MiLB #MLB @Rangers @TEXPlayerDev
Video from the Mon-Tue Alt Site games in Round Rock:
Jason Bahr: https://t.co/8mA8f9VRGZ
Curtis Terry: https://t.co/nJC6b7OyxG
Blake Bass: https://t.co/gGU7ZCxJPo
Carl Chester's walk-off HR: https://t.co/fR8vRfKaaP ... and here's an alert Frainyer Chavez at short. https://t.co/XsB9JCpYbE
Greetings from Round Rock. 1B Curtis Terry parked a 3-0 pitch from Houston lefty Kent Emanuel (low 3/4, low 90s, slow sweepy SL, 84 CH, on the 40) on the left field berm. Second time I’ve seen him swing at 3-0 in three games.
Houston @Astros shut out Texas @Rangers 3-0 at Dell Diamond tonight in the 1st alternate site training exhibition game. Former @Express 1B Taylor Jones homered for the Stros, as did CF Jose Siri. 1B Curtis Terry had 2 hits for Rangers. Tyler Ivey threw 5 shutout IP for Stros.
Andy Ibanez nearly threw away a routine grounder in the first, saved only by the fact that Curtis Terry is really an NBA center. But he singles home a run in his first at-bat. May be ultimate test: How poor a defender are Rangers willing to put up with for quality ABs?
Texas Rangers lineup for today:
1 CF Leody Taveras
2 DH Delino DeShields
3 SS Brock Holt
4 1B Curtis Terry
5 RF Eli White
6 3B Andy Ibanez
7 LF Jason Martin
8 C Drew Butera
9 2B Charlie Culberson
Rangers optioned or assigned many young players off MLB roster today including Jung, Foscue, Wendzel, Crouse, Winn. Not surprising.
What is surprising: They've kept Big Curtis Terry on major league roster. "We want him to know, he's not that far away," Chris Woodward said.
Texas lost 1B Tyreque Reed in the minor league phase to Boston. Came out strong as a rookie but took a while to adjust to low-A in '18, then went back down from high to low-A during '19 in favor of Curtis Terry.