Nine Runs in the Ninth
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No need to split hairs here. A ninth inning of epic proportion is all there is to blame for the RoughRiders’ stunning loss to the Hooks on Friday. Click here to read the full game recap.
Here is a list of event in the ninth inning, batter-by-batter:
- Ruben Sosa: Single
- Delino DeShields, Jr.: Walk
- Jonathan Meyer: Two-RBI Single
- Andrew Aplin: Walk
- Telvin Nash: Hit-by-Pitch
- Carlos Perdomo: RBI Walk
- Tyler Heineman: RBI Sacrifice Fly (one out)
- M.P. Cokinos: Single
- Tony Kemp: RBI Hit-by-Pitch
- Ruben Sosa: RBI Double – Perdomo and Cokinos score
- Delino DeShields, Jr.: RBI Sacrifice Fly (two outs)
- Jonathan Meyer: RBI Single
- Andrew Aplin: Fielder’s Choice (three outs)
Star of the Game: LHP Martire Garcia – 3.0IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2SO
Welcome back, Martire! In his first game back at Dr Pepper Ballpark since April 8, the Dominican looked in control of his fastball/slider mix. A double play in the eighth inning helped Martire face one over the minimum through his three innings. He picked up right where starter Chi Chi Gonzalez left off. Gonzalez pitched a strong five innings and gave up only three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
In case you missed it:
-The nine runs in the ninth inning are the most allowed in a single inning by the RoughRiders this season.
-Prior to the ninth inning, Frisco’s bullpen had allowed ten earned runs over its last 17 games.
-Game time temperature was south of 70 for the second night in a row (69 degrees at first pitch).
-The RoughRiders drew a season-high nine walks in the game.
-Gallo watch: 2-for-4, 2RBI, BB, 2SO
Joey emerged from a 1-for-18 streak at the plate with his first multi-hit game since July 7. Both were hard-hit ground balls (one up the box, the other bounced out of the glove of the first baseman Telvin Nash) as the lefty worked to put the ball in play and not necessarily drive it out of the park.
Fresh face Erik Hamren introduces himself to ‘Riders fans and shares a story or two from his big league time with the San Diego Padres and his dominant summer with the San Antonio Missions in 2011:
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