The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Midland RockHounds 3-1 Monday night. Collin Wiles tossed a quality start, allowing just one run through six innings of play. Catcher Jose Trevino led the offensive production, going 2-for-2 on the night.
Despite allowing the leadoff runner to reach base in the first four innings, Collin Wiles was impressive on the mound. He finished with 6.0 innings pitched, allowing six hits and one run (earned). Wiles struck out two batters, walking none. A “quality start” is defined as going at least six innings with three or fewer earned runs. Wiles delivered and set the tone for a RoughRiders starting rotation that hasn’t been hot lately.
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Eric Aguilera drove in the RoughRiders first run. His single in the second inning gave Frisco a 1-0 lead. Jose Trevino was the offensive star for the RoughRiders. He broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth, driving in Scott Heineman with a sacrifice fly. Heineman went 1-for-1, drawing two HBPs and a walk. He scored all three of the runs for the RoughRiders.
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News and notes from RidersBaseball.com:
- Collin Wiles turned in his seventh quality start of the season and just the second for Frisco starters in the past 15 games.
- Scott Heineman has reached safely in 10 of his last 13 plate appearances.
- The Riders finished the first half 31-39 and will begin the second half Tuesday vs. Midland.
- The Rangers announced today that Cole Hamels is scheduled to start Wednesday’s matinee in Frisco against Midland.
The first half of the Texas League season is over, and all the clubs start back at records of 0-0. The RoughRiders finished the first half at 31-39, a win percentage of .443. The team will look to take the development and talent they refined in the first half, and attempt to make a run for postseason contention.
The RoughRiders continue their four-game series against the RockHounds, affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday night. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CT, from Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The RoughRiders will start top Rangers prospect Yohander Mendez (4-4, 3.78 ERA). Midland has Grant Holmes (5-6, 5.45 ERA) slated to take the hill.
You can watch the game, first of the second half, via MiLB.tv or listen to the broadcast at RidersBaseball.com.
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