Rainy Skies Affect Another Game on the Homestand
For the second time on the homestand, weather left its fingerprint on a game at the Doc. On Friday, a late afternoon rain shower pushed first pitch to 7:35 (a half hour after the scheduled start time). When play commenced, the Drillers cruised on three homers to an 8-3 win and send the ‘Riders to a three-game skid. Click here to read the game recap.
Star of the Game: LF Trever Adams – 1/3, R, RBI, BB
It wasn’t a particularly strong night offensively as the RoughRiders mustered only a handful of hits, but Trever had a hand in two of the ‘Riders three runs in the game. After he went hitless on Thursday for the first time in 13 games, Trever bounced back on Friday and has not gone consecutive outings without a base knock in the second half of the season, which started June 17.
In case you missed it:
-The ‘Riders committed multiple errors for the third night in a row and have not had a night without a miscue on the homestand.
-Frisco falls to 8-8 against the North Division in the second half of the season.
-Gallo watch: 1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI
In a highly anticipated matchup, Joey battled Tulsa starter Jon Gray for two at-bats on Friday. Both were recently rated the number one prospect in their respective organizations by MLB.com. In round one, hitter saw four strikes from pitcher and ultimately grounded out to first base. The rematch, however, told a different story as Joey blasted a first pitch delivery from Gray to center field for a two-run home run.
Joey now has 38 jacks this season and breaks a tie with Kris Bryant for the most in professional baseball. It was also career home run number 100 for the lefty and his 17th with Frisco, second-most in the Texas League.
-A look at the RoughRiders home run leader board (active players only):
1. Joey Gallo (17)
2. Trever Adams (12)
3. Drew Robinson (10)
4. J.T. Wise (5)
4. Jake Skole (5)
6. Teodoro Martinez (3)
7. Chris Grayson (2)
7. Odubel Herrera (2)
9. Patrick Cantwell (1)
9. Jorge Alfaro (1)
Former RoughRider Derek Holland checks in at Dr Pepper Ballpark for the first time since 2008, when he spent the final month of the season with the ‘Riders and helped lead the team to the Texas League championship series. He delves into the struggles of injury rehab, mental and physical, that dog even the best and also discusses his impressive track record of community involvement:
Thanks for tuning in,