Prospect Loux suffers first loss in last 11 months

Prospect Loux suffers first loss in last 11 months

ARLINGTON -- Rangers' No. 18 prospect Barret Loux, coming off his worst outing of the year, is not frustrated with himself.

The 23-year-old right-hander suffered his first loss in 11 months Friday. Loux was 11-0 with a 3.03 ERA in his first 13 starts with Double-A Frisco this year before surrendering nine runs on eight hits in three innings in his last start. He also balked and committed an error in the 13-7 defeat.

"I just didn't make the big pitch very well," Loux said. "The difference between a good game and a bad one is about two or three pitches. That night, it just didn't work out."

Even after that outing, Loux is still tied for the most wins this year by a Minor League pitcher with Reno's Trevor Bauer. Like Bauer, Loux was a first-round pick by the Diamondbacks, who took Loux with the sixth overall pick in 2010 and selected Bauer with the No. 3 overall pick in 2011.

"I feel good. I feel fortunate to have 11 wins, our guys have scored a lot," Loux said. "My goal this year is to stay healthy and to give my team a chance to win every time I go out."