July 13th, 2014

Rehabbers Provide Aid

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.

Frisco received a lift from its two big league rehabbers and avoided its first series loss of the season to Corpus Christi. Click here to read the full game recap.

Star of the Game: RHP Jerad Eickhoff - 7.0IP, 3H, 2R, BB, 7K

Jerad delivered an efficient outing as he crossed the 100-inning plateau this season and bumped his record to 7-6. After a blip on the radar in the second, in which he allowed three straight two-out baserunners, the sturdy righty mowed through 15 straight Hooks. The 24-year-old has 92 strikeouts through 102 innings and a 4.06 ERA.

In case you missed it:

-Frisco scored first for the one and only game of the series on Saturday.

-The Midland RockHounds swept the San Antonio Missions on Saturday for their ninth straight win. Frisco remains a half-game behind the Hounds for the best overall record in the Texas League. Midland also leads the second-half standings in the South Division by 2 1/2 games over Corpus Christi.

-Gallo watch: DNP

Joey is up at Target Field in Minneapolis for the MLB Futures Game. The slugger was selected to play in the game last season as well, but a groin injury prevented him from partaking.

-Rehabbers Geovany Soto and Jim Adduci both gave the offense a boost on Saturday. Each big leaguer went 2-for-3 at the dish with a run scored and an RBI. Soto added a double and drew a walk while Adduci stole a base (with a feet-first slide).

-Hooks’ catcher Rene Garcia only played two games in the series, much to the RoughRiders’ advantage. In two games, Garcia batted 5-for-6 with a run, a double, an RBI and HBP.

 

 

The Rangers signed three players out of independent ball over a two-day span and all were assigned to Frisco. Brodie Downs, one of the newly acquired RoughRiders, is a 35-year-old sidearm pitcher playing for his first major league affiliate since 2009. His professional baseball career has been unorthodox, to say the least:

Thanks for tuning in,

-Chris V.

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