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Frisco RoughRiders: Big Fourth Inning Allows Missions A Comeback Win

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The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, fell to the San Antonio Missions 7-5 Sunday night. A four-run fourth inning tied the game, and the Missions completed the comeback with two more runs in the eighth inning. Frisco will head back home sitting at 47-60 on the season, last in the Texas League South and carrying the worst record in all of the Texas League.

Relief pitchers Connor Sadzeck and Ryne Slack shared responsibility for the Missions tying the game in the fourth inning. Reliever Cody Palmquist gave up the game winning two-run homer in the eighth. Each of those three RoughRiders pitchers went just 2/3 of an inning. They combined to allow six hits and six runs (all earned). There were four walks and one strike out between them.

RoughRiders starter Pedro Payano finished the matchup with a quality start, finishing with a no-decision. He tossed six innings of just two-hit baseball. Payano allowed just one run (earned) and punched out six in his outing.

RHP Pedro Payano, courtesy of MiLB.com

The offense was somewhat consistent for the RoughRiders until the game was tied. Andy Ibanez went 1-3 with a home run and three RBIs. Luke Tendler finished 1-4 with a solo homer. Juremi Profar finished his night going 2-5.

News and notes from RidersBaseball.com:

  • Michael O’Neill extended his hitting streak to a season-best nine games with a single in the sixth.
  • Pedro Payano turned in his second quality start in his 12 outings with the Riders. Both have come against San Antonio.
  • All four Frisco starters in the San Antonio series turned in quality starts.
  • Prior to San Antonio’s four-run eighth inning, Riders pitching held San Antonio to four runs over the first 33 innings of the series.

The Frisco RoughRiders will begin a seven-game homestand beginning Monday night. It starts with a three-game set against the Midland RockHounds, the affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Monday night’s game is scheduled for 7:05 PM at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas.

The RoughRiders will start Texas Rangers right-hander Tyson Ross, who is with the club on a MLB rehab assignment. He’ll take on Midland’s Heath Fillmyer (6-4, 3.86 ERA).

You can watch the action via MiLB.tv, or listen to the broadcast at RidersBaseball.com.

Follow Blake Cole on Twitter (@blakeacole) for more on the Frisco RoughRiders, and other MiLB Texas League Double-A teams and players.



*Featured image courtesy of the San Antonio Missions.

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