Now is a perfect time for a series preview. The Frisco RoughRiders, who have won five of their last six games travel to Midland for a six-game series against the RockHounds (Athletics).
The RoughRiders current record is 12-5, which is good for 1st place in the Double-A Central. The RockHounds record is 9-9 which is good for third place in the South Division.
RoughRiders at RockHounds
Dates: Tuesday May 25, 2021 – Sunday May 30, 2021
Here are some team stats heading into this series.
The RoughRiders earned run average of 2.64 leads all of Double-A. Their walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) of 1.05 is also the best in Double-A by a hair. The newly affiliated Somerset Patriots have a 1.06 WHIP.
Players to watch
Ryan Dorow has been really hot at the plate and leads the RoughRiders in several offensive categories including AVG (.422), OBP (.469) and OPS (1.136) which also leads the Double-A Central. How long can he keep up this pace?
Cole Winn (0-1, 2.87) is leading the RoughRiders in several pitching categories. He was tagged with the loss in his last start even though he only one run over six innings.
Hans Crouse (0.00) has pitched three scoreless innings over two starts on the season as he is slowly ramped up with each start. In his last start against the San Antonio Missions, he threw mostly fastballs and ranged from 92-97 MPH.
For the RockHounds, 1st Baseman Jonah Bride is slashing a line of .306/.424/.694/1.118 with five home runs and 11 RBI at the plate. Let’s see if the RoughRiders pitching staff can cool him down.
The pitching probables
Game 1 May 25th: LHP Jake Latz (1–0, 3.00)
Game 2, May 26th: RHP Tyler Phillips (1–0, 1.50)
Game 3, May 27th: RHP Cole Winn (0–1, 2.87)
Game 4, May 28th: RHP Yerry Rodriguez (0–1, 5.40)
Game 5, May 29th: RHP Hans Crouse (0–0, 0.00)
Game 6, May 30: TBD
Game 1, Mat 25th: RHP Chase Cohen (0–0, 4.15)
Game 2, May 26th: RHP Bryce Conley (2–0, 4.73)
Game 3, May 27th: RHP Zac Reininger (1–3, 5.03)
Game 4, May 28th: RHP Brady Feigl (1–1, 4.50)
Game 5, May 29th: RHP Chase Cohen (0–0, 4.15)
Game 6, May 30th: LHP Jared Koenig (1–0, 1.59)