The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, fall to the Midland RockHounds, 10-4. Midland, affiliate to the Oakland Athletics, scored six runs in the sixth inning alone. A solo home run from Viosergy Rosa and a three-run home run by Yairo Munoz highlighted the inning for the RockHounds.
In the sixth, Midland sent 11 batters to the plate. RoughRiders pitcher Joe Filomeno tossed 32 pitches, seeing just two outs. He gave up three hits and five runs, including a first pitch home run and a three-run home run. Ryne Slack relieved Filomeno, giving up the final run of the sixth. Six runs is the most the club has given up in a single inning this season. Of the six runs in the sixth, only five were earned. The RoughRiders committed a season-high three errors in the inning.
David Ledbetter, the RoughRiders starter, pitched 5.0 innings. He gave up seven hits and three runs, all earned, ending his night with a 3.60 ERA. Ledbetter recorded three strikeouts and one walk, and earned a no-decision.
In the first inning, Scott Heineman scored on an errant throw. Jose Cardona launched a two-run homer to put the RoughRiders ahead, 4-2. With another hit later on in the game, Cardona now leads the team with 13 multi-hit games. That was all the action that the RockHounds starter allowed, as he allowed just two hits in his last four innings.
While the RoughRiders bats fell silent after the first inning, it was the least of their issues. The team committed three errors in the matchup, amongst other defensive shortcomings. Isiah Kiner-Falefa looked great at the third base position in the first matchup, but seemed shook up in this last outing. He recorded one of the errors, and otherwise had sloppy play at the hot corner.
It wasn’t the best performance for the RoughRiders. Aside from David Ledbetter, the team just didn’t seem in synch with each other. Frisco will aim to regain their chemistry in tomorrow’s matchup, as they play game three of four against the RockHounds.
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