Texas Rangers Weekly Report 24: RoughRiders are the Texas League Champs
By Brian Sweet
As the regular season is winding down for the Texas Rangers, there is one more positive they received this week. Their Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders, won their second Texas League Championship in franchise history.
The first time they won it was in 2004 when former Texas Rangers Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus were on the roster. Here is the final out from the game.
This team deserves all the praise from Rangers fans. The RoughRiders dealt with tons of players getting called up to Triple-A throughout the season. With the constant change of the roster, they went out onto the field and competed at the highest level.
Before I get to the Weekly Report lists, I want to give some praise to the Wichita Wind Surge. This was their first season in the Texas League. No one really expected them to be in playoff contention haven’t played any of the teams in the conference before. They have a bright future ahead of them in the Texas League.
Now let’s find out who made the lists this week in the second to last Texas Rangers Weekly Report this season.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Hot List
It should be no surprise that the Double-A affiliate is leading off the Who’s Hot list. These guys brought home their second Texas League title in franchise history this week. As I mentioned above, these guys gave it 110 percent every time they took the field and won the title.
Josh Jung introduced himself to the Seattle Mariners home crowd this week. Jung provided the offense on Tuesday providing 2 home runs and 5 RBIs. I think the Mariners home crowd is going to hate Jung for the next decade. Check out his first home run that went into the second deck.
Owen White was pivotal in helping the Frisco RoughRiders wrap up their season on Tuesday night. Jack Leiter didn’t do well and was yanked early from the game. Owen White came in and struck out six straight batters. Here are the highlights from his performance in the final game of the season. I love his swagger after the sixth out walking off the mound.
While Martin Perez didn’t get the win yesterday, he had a quality outing for the Rangers. He only allowed five hits, three earned runs, and three strikeouts. He also crossed 190 innings pitched this season during his outing and has an ERA under 3.00. Chris Young needs to re-sign Perez this offseason.
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Who’s Not Hot
Cole Ragans had another bad start for the Texas Rangers this past Sunday. He had 6 hits and allowed 4 runs against the Guardians. I don’t know who will be on the coaching staff next season but they need to sit down with Ragans and work with him.
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