August 26th, 2011
Here is a video of former RoughRider, Joe Wieland warming up in the bullpen before Thursday’s game. Wieland, who already threw a no-hitter for Frisco against San Antonio in July before being traded, yielded only two hits over five shutout innings against his former team last night.
July 31 was a big day for both the RoughRiders and the San Antonio Missions. Two days after Joe Wieland pitched a no-hitter in San Antonio, Wieland and Robbie Erlin made the surreal walk from the visitor clubhouse to the home clubhouse at the Wolff. Wieland and Erlin were traded to San Diego for big league reliever Mike Adams.
Erlin squared off against the ‘Riders August 8 and held them to one run on two hits in six innings. Last night at Dr Pepper Ballpark, Wieland was just as good.
Wieland blanked his former club over five quick innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked two. He only allowed one runner to reach third base. Before he threw pitch number one, the Missions led 3-0. After an inning and a half, San Antonio extended that lead to 8-0.
When you combine his stats during his time in Myrtle Beach, Frisco and San Antonio this season, Wieland is 13-3 with a 1.79 earned run average. In 150 2/3 innings, Wieland has struck out 144 and walked 18. In his first four starts with the Missions, Wieland is 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA.
Yesterday, Wieland was our pre-game guest. He discussed his comfort level in San Antonio, his excitement for the playoffs, and his scheduled start in game one of the first round of the playoffs, which will most likely come against the ‘Riders.
You can listen to Wieland’s interview below.
The ‘Riders were back in action Thursday night in the third of four games against the San Antonio Missions. Here are some photos of the game courtesy of Alex Yocum-Beeman and a video of Justin Miller’s interview from Reid Copeland.
Corey Young pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Joe Wieland surrendered two hits over five shutout innings.