The RoughRiders lost 5-9 to the Amarillo Sod Poodles and move to 56-43 on the season. For the 6th time this year the RoughRiders have lost 3 games in a row, which matches the season-high. They have not lost 4 games in a row.
On the mound
Ronny Henriquez got the start for the RoughRiders and lowered his earned run average from 4.93 to 4.80 with this start. He pitched 5 innings and allowed two runs on five hits, two walks and six strikeouts.
out of the pen
Left-hander Sal Mendez (5.29) pitched two innings in relief. He allowed two runs on three hits, one walk and struckout three.
Alex Speas (1-2, 13.50) had what we’d call a rough outing as he didn’t record an out. He allowed five runs on two hits, two walks and he hit a batter as well.
Hever Bueno (3.46) replaced Speas and had a scoreless outing. He pitched one inning, allowed a hit, a walk and struckout one.
At the plate
The RoughRiders scored 5 runs on 13 hits, 3 walks and struckout 10 times.
Several players had a multi-hit game: Bubba Thompson, Josh Smith, Davis Wendzel, Sam Huff and Miguel Aparicio.
The RoughRiders got on the board in the top of the 1st when Diosbel Arias hit a two-out home run. It was hit 5th home run of the year.
The Sod Poodles tied the game in the bottom if the 1st and then took the lead in the bottom of the 2nd until the RoughRiders tied it at 2-2 in the top of the 6th from a Sam Huff home run. It was his 9th of the season with the RoughRiders.
The RoughRiders would tie the game again at 4-runs a piece in the top of the 8th when Justin scored on a passed ball and Josh Stowers hit a sac-fly.
Their last run came in the top of the 9th when Davis Wendzel hit a double to center that scored Bubba Thompson.