Riders Rewind: Audio Highlights from the weekend

The Frisco RoughRiders are on a roll having won six out of seven games on its current eight game road trip through San Antonio and Corpus Christi. The Riders (11-12) have won three straight against the Hooks and can reach .500 with a win on Monday night.

Lets review the series so far…

Friday 5/1: Riders gave up the lead in the bottom of the eighth only to retake it in the ninth!

Saturday 5/2: Riders hang on to Bolinger’s two-run blast

Sunday 5/3: Drew Robinson’s Texas League-leading 7th home run lifts Riders

Riders Rewind: Audio Highlights from 4.29

The Riders won their third straight game against San Antonio on Wednesday night. Listen to the audio highlights below!

INNING: TOP 1
SCORE: Riders 1-0
PLAY: Joey Gallo doubles to score Tyler Pastornicky

INNING: TOP 2
SCORE: Riders 2-0
PLAY: Drew Robinson hits his sixth home run of the season

INNING: TOP 4
SCORE: Riders 3-0
PLAY: Luis Mendez singles home Robinson

INNING: TOP 4
SCORE: Riders 5-0
PLAY: Jake Skole triple plates another run

INNING: BOTTOM 8
SCORE: Riders 5-4
PLAY: Alberth Hernandez knocks a two-run shot to make it 5-4

INNING: TOP 9
SCORE: Riders 6-4
PLAY: Nomar Mazara adds an insurance run in the ninth

Riders Rewind: Audio Highlights from 4.28

INNING: TOP 5  
SCORE: TIED 2-2
PLAY: Tyler Pastornicky’s single scores Jake Skole  

INNING: TOP 5 
SCORE: Riders 3-2
PLAY: Nomar Mazara RBI single

INNING: TOP 5
SCORE: Riders 4-2
PLAY: Joey Gallo RBI single 

INNING: TOP 6 
SCORE: Riders 6-3
PLAY: Jake Skole 2-run single 

INNING: TOP 8 
SCORE: Riders 7-4
PLAY: Jake Skole’s third hit drives in his third RBI

Riders Rewind: Audio Highlight from 4.27

The Riders snapped a six game losing streak with a win at San Antonio on Monday night. Jorge Alfaro had a huge night with late heroics to pull off the comeback win.

INNING: TOP 3 
SCORE: Riders 4-3
PLAY: Jorge Alfaro delivers a two out base hit to take the lead 

INNING: TOP 8 
SCORE: Riders 6-5
PLAY: Jorge Alfaro hits a go-ahead two run home run late! 

INNING: BOTTOM 8 
SCORE: Riders 6-5
PLAY: Jorge Alfaro throws out Casey McElroy to complete the strike’em out throw’em out double play. 

INNING: TOP 9 
SCORE: Riders 8-5
PLAY: Joey Gallo plates two with his first triple of 2015 

Riders Rewind: Audio Highlights from 4.26

The Hooks bested the Riders to complete the four game sweep. The Riders begin a eight game road trip tonight in San Antonio. For the full recap of Sunday’s game, click here.

INNING: BOTTOM 3 
SCORE: TIED 1-1
PLAY: Nomar Mazara ties the game with a two-out single

INNING: TOP 2 
SCORE: HOOKS 2-1
PLAY: Hooks score on a fielders choice by Brandon Meredith

INNING: TOP 5 
SCORE: HOOKS 5-1
PLAY: Carlos Correa knocks a three-run home run 

INNING: BOTTOM 6 
SCORE: HOOKS 5-1
PLAY: Joey Gallo hits his first double of 2015

INNING: BOTTOM 8
SCORE: HOOKS 5-2
PLAY: Jorge Alfaro RBI single 

INNING: BOTTOM 9
SCORE: HOOKS 5-2
PLAY: Final Out

Riders Rewind: Audio Highlights from 4.23

The Riders fell in game one of a four game set against the Corpus Christi Hooks 8-2 on Thursday night. The full recap is here.

INNING: BOTTOM 2 
SCORE: RIDERS 2-1
PLAY: Drew Robinson hits his Texas League-leading fifth home run

INNING: TOP 3 
SCORE: RIDERS 2 HOOKS 2
PLAY: Carlos Correa RBI double

INNING: TOP 3 
SCORE: HOOKS 3-2
PLAY: Conrad Gregor RBI double

INNING: TOP 4 
SCORE: HOOKS 4-2
PLAY: Colin Moran RBI double 

INNING: TOP 4  
SCORE: HOOKS 5-2
PLAY: Brandon Meredith RBI single

INNING: TOP 4 
SCORE: HOOKS 7-2
PLAY: Tyler Heineman double scores two runs 

Hear from your Frisco RoughRiders!

Here are pregame interviews from the weekend, including Alex’s chat with manager Joe Mikulik on Sunday:

Riders Rewind: Audio Highlights from 4.17

The Frisco RoughRiders (4-4) have won five of six and go for the series sweep Saturday in Arkansas.

Lets recap Friday’s win

INNING: TOP 2 
SCORE: RIDERS 1-0
PLAY: Nick Williams crushes his first AA homerun

INNING: TOP 4
SCORE: RIDERS 2-0
PLAY: Luis Mendez singles home Jorge Alfaro with two outs

INNING: BOTTOM 6
SCORE: RIDERS 2-0
PLAY: Jake Thompson strikes out Brian Hernandez to end the 6th inning

INNING: BOTTOM 9
SCORE: RIDERS 2-0 (FINAL)
PLAY: Final out: Josh McElwee gets Kentrail Davis to fly out.

Riders Rewind: Audio Highlights From 4.16

The Riders won the first of three against the Arkansas Travelers on Thursday night. Below are the audio highlights from the 2-0 victory.

INNING: TOP 2 
SCORE: RIDERS 1-0
PLAY: Riders strike first thanks to an Eric Stamets throwing error

INNING: BOTTOM 3
SCORE: RIDERS 1-0
PLAY: Jake Skole slides to rob Drew Maggi of a hit 

INNING: TOP 5
SCORE: RIDERS 1-0
PLAY: Andrew Faulkner throws out Chad Hinkle on a slow tapper

INNING: TOP 6
SCORE: RIDERS 2-0
PLAY: Suarez walks Robinson with the bases loaded

INNING: BOTTOM 8
SCORE: RIDERS 2-0
PLAY: Jesus Pirela works out of a bases loaded jam to retire Travs in 8th

INNING: BOTTOM 9
SCORE: RIDERS 2-0
PLAY: Closer Francisco Mendoza records his second save 

Next Game: Frisco RoughRiders (3-4) @ Arkansas Travelers (6-1) on Friday, April 17th at 7:10 p.m.

Probables: Jake Thompson (0-1, 4.50) vs. Tyler DeLoach (1-0, 0.00)

Riders Pregame show starts at 6:50 p.m. Listen live on your computer or smartphone.

MLB Opening Day Rosters Filled With RoughRiders

Opening Day for the Frisco RoughRiders is this Thursday, but former Riders players will have a presence in nearly every Opening Day contest at the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball season. There are 33 former RoughRiders on the Opening Day active rosters of 16 different MLB teams this season, highlighted by the big league debuts of 2014 Frisco players Keone Kela and Odubel Herrera.

Rangers pitcher Keone Kela at spring training in Surprise, Az., (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)

Rangers pitcher Keone Kela at spring training in Surprise, Az., (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)

The Texas Rangers have an MLB-high 12 former RoughRiders on their roster, with Kela making his first appearance on a major league roster. He is expected to be a member of the Texas bullpen for tonight’s season opener in Oakland. The 21-year-old right-handed pitcher was promoted to Frisco on May 3, 2014 and spent the remainder of the season as a RoughRider. Kela posted a 2-1 record with five saves and a 1.86 ERA in 36 Texas League appearances in 2014, registering a 55:27 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a .162 opponents’ batting average in 38.2 innings. He did not allow an earned run in 30 of his last 32 regular season outings and twice compiled streaks of 14 consecutive scoreless appearances. Kela was the Rangers’ 12th round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Everett (Wash.) Community College.

Herrera is expected to be the Philadelphia Phillies’ everyday centerfielder when the Phillies open the season this afternoon at home against Boston. A Rule 5 Draft selection by Philadelphia in the off-season, Herrera spent the bulk of the past two seasons as a second baseman with the RoughRiders.

 Odubel Herrera of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during a spring training game. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra /Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)

Odubel Herrera of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during a spring training game. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra /Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)

He won the Texas League batting crown last year with a .321 average, 13 points higher than second place. In 96 games with the Riders, Herrera compiled 16 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 48 runs batted in. The left-handed batter was named a Texas League Postseason and Mid-Season All-Star last year; he was also a Mid-Season TL All-Star in 2013. A native of Zulia, Venezuela, Herrera was signed by the Rangers as a non-drafted free agent in 2008.

Twelve of the of the 15 Opening Day games scheduled for last night and today feature a former RoughRider on the 25-man roster of at least one team. Since 2003, Frisco has sent 128 former players to the big leagues (not including Major League rehabbers).

FULL LIST OF FORMER ROUGHRIDERS ON MLB OPENING DAY ACTIVE ROSTERS

Texas Rangers (12)

  • SS Elvis Andrus
  • RHP Neftali Feliz
  • LHP Derek Holland
  • RHP Keone Kela (MLB debut)
  • RHP Phil Klein
  • OF Leonys Martin
  • RHP Nick Martinez
  • RHP Roman Mendez
  • 1B/OF Mitch Moreland
  • 2B Rougned Odor
  • OF Ryan Rua
  • Jake Smolinski

Chicago Cubs (4)

  • RHP Justin Grimm
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks
  • 3B Mike Olt
  • RHP Neil Ramirez

Boston Red Sox (2)

  • RHP Alexi Ogando
  • LHP Robbie Ross, Jr.

Kansas City Royals (2)

  • RHP Edinson Volquez
  • RHP Chris Young

Oakland Athletics (2)

  • RHP Jesse Chavez
  • OF Craig Gentry

Baltimore Orioles (1)

  • RHP Tommy Hunter

Cincinnati Reds (1)

  •  RHP Jumbo Diaz

Chicago White Sox (1)

  • RHP John Danks

Detroit Tigers (1)

  • Ian Kinsler

Houston Astros (1)

  • RHP Scott Feldman

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1)

  • LHP C.J. Wilson

New York Mets (1)

  • OF John Mayberry, Jr.

Philadelphia Phillies (1)

  • OF Odubel Herrera (MLB debut)

San Francisco Giants (1)

  • 3B Joakim Arias

Toronto Blue Jays (1)

  • Justin Smoak

Washington Nationals (1)

  • Tanner Roark

– Alex

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