Blaine Crim was promoted, homered and the RoughRiders won 7-5 over the Amarillo Sod Poodles and added another game into the win column for the 48th time this season.
Blaine Crim was promoted to Double-A Frisco and was promptly inserted into the line-up as the DH. Crim continued to do what he’s been doing in High-A Hickory; he homered in the bottom of the 7th. It was a two-run shot and turned out it to be the game winner.
Crim’s line: 1-3 with the HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, SO. .333 AVG/1.833 OPS which is not bad for a night’s work.
I don’t want to make it seem like Crim was the only reason the RoughRiders won and I usually start with what happened on the mound so let me backtrack a little.
On the Mound
Jake Latz (4.69) got the start for the RoughRiders. He was cruising through the 5th inning and in fact had a no-hit bid. It ended in the top of the 6th when he struck out Dominic Miroglio but then issued a wall to Osvaldo Abreu. He got Jancarlos Cintron to fly-out to center but then walked Alek Thomas to give the Soddies runners on 1st and 2nd. Dominic Fletcher then hit a double to left to break up the no-hit bid and brought in the Sod Poodles first two runs.
Grant Anderson (4.66) replaced Jake Latz and gave up a single which scored Fletcher and another run was charged to Latz since he was responsible for Fletcher. Refer Jones hit a home run, and then Buddy Kennedy was hit by pitch. Then Dominic Canzone grounded out to end the top of the 6th.
Tyler Thomas (4.22) allowed one hit and earned his 5th hold of the season for his scoreless top of the 8th.
Hever Bueno (3.79) closed it out and earned his 1st save of the season.
At the Plate
I’ve already mentioned Blaine Crim but he wasn’t the only RoughRider to hit a home run.
Centerfielder Bubba Thompson (.271) led off the bottom of the 1st with his 10th home run of the season to right center.
Josh Stowers (.214) couldn’t be outdone and he had to make it rain. He sent his 15th home run over the left-center field wall. He also stole his 11th bass of the season.
Multiple Riders had a multi-hit game: Diosbel Arias (2-4), Sam Huff (2-4) and Josh Stowers (2-4).
The line-up scored 7 runs on 9 hits. As a unit they worked 5 walks and struckout 14 times.
Defensively Anderson Tejeda had a fielding error, which was his 13th since being assigned to Double-A.
They have 41 games-17 more of those games will be at Riders Field. Of course, there will be a couple of more games if the RoughRiders make the pos