The RoughRiders lost by a final of 5-1 to the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners). The RoughRiders are on the wrong side of a streak, as this is their third loss in a row. Their record is 36-20 and they still have a commanding 8.5 game lead over the 2nd place San Antonio Missions. I don’t say that with too much confidence as that lead can disappear quickly with 64 more games to play this season.
On the Mound
We’ve had a slight change of plans to the rotation for the rest of this series. Cole Winn (2.49) opened the game throwing seven pitches in his scoreless inning. That means he won’t start tomorrow as originally planned. He’ll be heading to Colorado for the Futures game. The starter for tonight’s game is TBD.
Ronny Henriquez (1-1, 6.04) replaced Winn in the 2nd inning. He allowed 4 runs, 3 earned on five hits and four walks. He struckout five travelers and took the loss.
Stephen Villines (2.08) pitched 1.1 innings . He allowed 1 run on two hits and struckout one.
Nick Snyder (1.23) pitched a scoreless inning. He gave up one hit and struckout two.
At the plate
The RoughRiders scored one run across seven hits. Bubba Thompson (.277), who recently lost his 11-game on-base streak, went 2-5 with a stolen base.
Diosbel Arias (.276) was the only other Rider to have a multi-hit game. He went 2-4 at the plate. Defensively, he committed his 3rd fielding error of the season.
The RoughRiders lone-run came courtesy of Jax Biggers (.229) who hit a sac-fly in the top of the 2nd, which brought home Steele Walker. The RoughRiders would only have the lead until the bottom of the 3rd when Joe Rizzo hit a home run on an 0-1 count to tie things up. The Travelers took the lead for good in the bottom of the 4th.
Outfield Assists are always worth mentioning
JP Martin and Steele Walker each had an outfielder assist.
The RoughRiders will look to get back in the win column tonight against the Travelers and LHP Brandon Williamson (0-1, 3.60). The RoughRiders have yet to announce their starter.