‘Riders Rewind – May 16
Miss the last RoughRiders game? Catch up on the action or relive the highlights with ‘Riders Rewind, a daily capsule of yesterday’s big moments. Listen to previous editions of ‘Riders Rewind here.
On National Piercing Day, the RoughRiders’ bullpen punctured the San Antonio Missions’ comeback balloon with a 4-1 victory in the series opener. Click here to read the full game recap.
Star of the Game: RHP Phil Klein – 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 6 BF, SV (3)
It’s only fitting a member of the bullpen takes home “Star of the Game” honors after I ragged on the unit yesterday. Klein, a native of Gahanna, Ohio, ensured there would be no late-inning drama against San Antonio on Friday. He faced the minimum over two innings of work and did not allow a baserunner en route to saving his third ballgame of the season.
Honorable mention goes to fellow reliever Jimmy Reyes, who assuaged concerns of his ability to string together consecutive quality innings. The southpaw pitched two shutout frames prior to Klein and allowed one baserunner in seven men faced.
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