May 18th, 2013

We’ve got your horse right here: Preakness Edition

Looking for a horse to pull for today? Choose the horse of your favorite ‘Rider!

Newcomer Phil Klein took the Derby, as he was the only ‘Rider to select Orb in the Kentucky Derby contest. With a smaller field in the Preakness, we should have a couple winners this time around…that is unless Departing takes the stakes–only utility infielder Guilder Rodriguez has the 6:1 three-year-old in the fourth position.

Five ‘Riders, all pitchers incidentally, took the chalk with Orb, but another five went with Rick Pitino’s horse Goldencents.

Like last time, the players were given a list of the names of the horses and were told nothing of the odds or their post position. Brett Nicholas, who took the alternate horse in the Derby, selected Governor Charlie in part because no one else had at the time of selection. It’s Jared Hoying’s birthday today, so he went with Itsmyluckyday in honor of the special date. Even Justin Miller weighed in yesterday, selecting Itsmyluckyday as well before he went out and tossed a perfect inning in his first outing since undergoing “Tommy John” surgery last April.

Enjoy the race today, which begins at 3:30 central (and then check out the ‘Riders game at 7:00 pm at Dr Pepper Ballpark, on KTXD or at RidersBaseball.com!). Without further ado…here they are!

The 2013 Frisco RoughRiders

Pick the Preakness Stakes Winner

(GARRY JONES/AP)

(GARRY JONES/AP)

***Post Position – Horse – Odds – RoughRiders player who selected it***

***(odds of winning as of May 18, 12:00 am CT)***

#1 – Orb – 1:1 – RHP Phil Klein (had Orb in Derby), RHP Roman Mendez, LHP Richard Bleier, RHP Kevin Pucetas, RHP Tyler Tufts

#2 – Goldencents  – 8:1 – C Zach Zaneski, RHP Carlos Pimentel, RHP Ryan Rodebaugh, SS Hanser Alberto, C Tomas Telis

#3 – Titletown Five – 30:1 – RHP Wilmer Font, RHP Arlett Mavare

#4 – Departing – 6:1 – UTIL Guilder Rodriguez

#5 – Mylute – 5:1 – RHP Randy Henry, 3B/OF Alejandro Selen

#6 – Oxbow – 15:1 – LHP Jimmy Reyes, 2B Odubel Herrera, OF Chih-Hsien Chiang, RHP Ben Rowen

#7 – Will Take Charge – 12:1 – OF Teodoro Martinez, RHP Neil Ramirez

#8 – Governor Charlie – 12:1 – 1B / C Brett Nicholas, RHP Kyle McClellan

#9 – Itsmyluckyday – 10:1 – OF Ryan Strausborger, OF Jared Hoying, RHP Justin Miller (MLB rehab assignment)

- Nathan

Baseball term of the day: garden - the outfield

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