It should come as no surprise that Texas Rangers pitching prospect, Owen White, tossed the first quality start of the season for the Frisco RoughRiders. Unfortunately, the RoughRiders didn’t hold the lead that he had left in tact.
What is really impressive thing about Owen White‘s quality start, is where it happened. Hodgetown is a notoriously hitter-friendly ballpark. White, held the Sod Poodles off the scoreboard until the bottom of the 6th when Tristin English singled to score Neyfy Castillo.
White was brought back out for the 7th but allowed a leadoff single and a walk. He was replace by reliever Triston Polley. The two runners that White was responsible for ended up scoring.
Owen White’s final line:
6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 4 SO, 83/59 strikes
He did also have a pitch timer violation but those happen every once in a while.
Frisco lost 9-7 but there were a couple of bright spots in the game.
Besides Owen White’s quality start…
Evan Carter played for the first time in 3 games since he was hit by a pitch and it was like he missed no time at all. He went 2-for-5 with a HR and 3 RBI. He has a 5-game on base streak.
Luisangel Acuña (.319) has quietly put together a solid season. No one is really talking about him since so much focus is on Carter. He went 1-for-4 with a walk and run.
Nick Tanielu went 3-for-5 with an RBI.
Every batter in the RoughRiders lineup reached base, either by a hit or walk.