The Frisco RoughRiders (51-55) board the bus and travel to Amarillo to play the 1st place Sod Poodles (56-50).
This is the last month of the regular season for the RoughRiders so they will have to make ground to make the post-season. The RoughRiders are 18-19 in the 2nd half and have won 7 of their last 10 games. When they are away from Frisco their record is 8-8. At home, their record is 10-11.
Thursday August 1st at 7:05 PM CST
Tyler Phillips, RHP (4-7, 5.86)
Last start: 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 SO, 88 pitches
Phillips has earned the win in each of his last 2 starts and he has pitched 6 innings each time. In July, his opponents batting average was the lowest it has been this year at .185. We will see if that continues into the last month of the season.
Kyle Lloyd, RHP (5-5, 3.34)
Last start: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 SO. No runs allowed.
Lloyd, last pitched in the Majors (Padres) in 2017. He pitched 4 innings and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and walked 2 and struck out 2 against the Springfield Cardinals. July was also a good month for him as opposing line-ups are hitting .177 against him.
Game 2 Friday August 2nd at 7:05 PM CST
Brock Burke, LHP (2-5, 3.43)
Last start: 5.2 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 7 SO
I was at his last start and was surprised that he didn’t get the chance to get the last out of the 6th. I’m sure the pitch count had something to do with it. Nonetheless, Burke has looked good over the last month. In July, opposing line-ups hit for an average of .164 against him. It’s possible we see him in Arlington at some point in September.
MacKenzie Gore, LHP (2-0, 4.30)
Dodgers #1 rated prospect
Last start: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 SO, 94 pitches
MacKenzie will be making his 4th start in Double-A and his 2nd start against the RoughRiders. He has yet to pitch more than 5.1 innings. In total opposing line-ups are hitting for an average of .160 against him and he has struck out 124 and walked 23.
Game 3: Saturday August 3rd at 7:05 PM CST
Collin Wiles, RHP (0-1, 7.20)
Last start: 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 SO, 56 pitches against the Arkansas Travelers.
For the season opposing line-ups have a batting average of .269 against him. Away from Frisco they have an average of .247 on the year but he’s pitched in several levels.
Jesse Scholtens, RHP (4-5, 5.58)
Last game: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 SO, 103 pitches against the NE Arkansas Naturals.
In July opposing line-ups hit for an average of .320 and for the year a .296 average.
Game 4: Sunday August 4th at 6:05 PM CST
Edgar Arredondo, RHP (6-3, 4.24)
Last start: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 SO, 76 pitches against the Arkansas Travelers
For the year opposing line-ups are hitting .291 and .213 in July. This will be his 4th start against the Sod Poodles.
Lake Bachar, RHP (7-3, 3.33)
Last game: 6 IP, 3 R, 10 H, 4 BB, 3 SO, 95 pitches against the Naturals.