The RoughRiders need a series win in the worst of ways. Since leading the Texas League in most of the first half, they have not been able to consistently get in the all important win column. They missed out on getting a post-season spot in the 1st half by 1 1/2 games. Their record today stands at 38-47 which puts them in last place so far for the 2nd half (5-11).
Let’s take a look at the pitching matchup for tonight’s game.
Riders vs. Corpus Christi Hooks
Monday, 7:05 PM CST
RHP, Ronald Herrera (0-2, 9.64)
Herrera has started 4 games for Frisco and has allowed multiple runs in each of those starts. His best start came on June 7th against Midland where he pitched 5 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 strikeouts.
Opposing teams have a batting average of .349 against Herrera this year.
The Hooks line-up has had some success against him in their limited action.
Astros number 8 prospect, Seth Beer: .667 average, 2-3 with a home run and 3 RBI
Astros number 19 prospect, J.J. Matijevic: .333 average, 1-3 with a home run and 2 RBI.
Anibal Sierra: .500 average 1-2 with a home run and an RBI.
Number 20 prospect Abraham Toro: 1.000 average 3-3
Cristian Javier (4-2, 2.15)
He is the Astros 28th ranked Prospect according to MLB.com. Javier has pitched at least 5 innings in each of his last 6 starts and in his last 4 games has a 2.31 earned run average.
In limited action, Frisco batters have not fared well against him. Run Dorow has a .500 average in 2 at bats and hitting machine Charles Leblanc has a .250 batting average in 4 at bats. Again, it’s nothing to worry about as they have only faced him 3 times.
The other hitters have no hits against Javier. That will need to change tonight for the RoughRiders to get back into the Win column. #LetsRide