Overstreet, Trammell Highlight Sod Poodles Offense in 9-2 Loss to Frisco
AMARILLO, Texas - The Sod Poodles fell to the Frisco RoughRiders in game two of the series by a final score of 9-2 in front of 6,758 fans at HODGETOWN which marked the 34th sellout at HODGETOWN. Despite the loss, the Sod Poodles remain three games up on the second place Corpus Christi Hooks in the second half Texas League South Division standings.
In the first inning, Frisco jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Yonny Hernandez tripled to right field and came around to score on an Andretty Cordero double to left-center field to take an early advantage.
The RoughRiders tacked on six runs in the third inning to take a commanding 7-0 lead. With two outs in the inning, a pair of walks to Cordero and Juremi Profar sparked the Frisco rally. Following the back-to-back walks, the RoughRiders strung together six consecutive singles, five of which were RBI singles by the RoughRiders.
Frisco plated two runs in the fourth to extend their lead to 9-0 over the Sod Poodles. Cordero started the inning off with a walk followed by a Profar single to left-center field. Two batters later, Charles Leblanc roped an RBI single to left field that plated Cordero. Tony Sanchez then knocked an RBI single through the hole at second base to score Profar.
Soddies starter Kyle Lloyd tossed 3.1 innings Saturday night where he allowed career highs of nine runs and 13 hits. Lloyd struck out four batters in his sixth loss of the season.
Amarillo cut into the Frisco lead in the sixth inning as they plated two runs on two hits. Kyle Overstreet led off the inning with a double to right-center field to break up Jason Bahr's perfect game bid. One batter later, Buddy Reed worked a walk to place runners on first and second base. After a RoughRiders pitching change, Taylor Trammell flared an RBI double to left field and advanced Reed to third base. After a walk to Edward Olivares, the bases were loaded for Owen Miller. Miller then worked a seven-pitch walk to allow Reed to score to cut the RoughRiders lead to 9-2.
The Amarillo offense wouldn't produce any more runs in the last three innings as they fell to the RoughRiders by a final score of 9-2.
The Sod Poodles wrap-up their three-game series with the Frisco RoughRiders tomorrow at HODGETOWN. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.
Tomorrow's Preview: The Sod Poodles head into the final game against the Texas Rangers' Double-A affiliate, the Frisco RoughRiders, on Sunday evening at HODGETOWN. Ronald Bolaños will take the mound tomorrow for the Sod Poodles and will face off against Frisco righty Ronald Herrera. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
Bachar Strong Night: On Saturday, August 17, the Amarillo Sod Poodles hosted "Bachar Strong" Night in support of right-handed pitcher Lake Bachar's father and his fight with cancer. On Bachar Strong Night, the Sod Poodles wore specialty, Padres throwback color-themed Sod Poodles jerseys with the phrase "No One Fights Alone" on the back and "#BacharStrong" on the sleeve. Following the game, the team hosted a live, postgame signed jersey auction with autographed Padres memorabilia graciously donated by the San Diego Padres with all proceeds benefitting the Bachar family's medical expenses.
Too Many: Over the last three nights, Sod Poodles pitching has allowed 49 hits and 36 runs. On Friday, Frisco collected 11 runs on 16 hits while Midland became the second team this season to put up a high of 18 hits (and 16 runs) against Amarillo on Thursday (other team being Northwest Arkansas on July 20). On Saturday, Frisco once again brought a strong offense with 15 hits and nine runs.
New Highs: Right-hander Kyle Lloyd set new highs in his 12th start of the season. He allowed a career-high nine earned runs and 13 hits. It was the most runs allowed since April 22, 2017 at Midland (8) and most hits allowed since April 26, 2018 against Salt Lake (11). The previous highest amount of hits he allowed in 2019 was 10, also against Frisco on June 3.
Fireeeee: Dauris Valdez fired five of his 28 total pitches at 100 MPH. It marked his 39th appearance of 2019 for Amarillo.
Let's Get This Breadnar: Reliever David Bednar has tossed nine straight scoreless outings (10.0 IP). In the last seven appearances, Bednar has pitched scoreless ninth innings and picked up a save in five of seven. Each of those saves have resulted in retiring the side in order.
Low Hit: The Sod Poodles were held to five or fewer hits for a 21st time this season. It was the 6th time the Sod Poodles were held to three hits. The last time they were three-hit was also against Frisco on August 9.
That's One: Sod Poodles outfielder Taylor Trammell collected his first double with Amarillo, which marked the team's second hit and brought in the squad's first run on Saturday evening.
Sellout 34: HODGETOWN saw it's 34th sellout of the 2019 season in their 59th home game.
Position Players Pitching: Infielder Ruddy Giron became the fourth Sod Poodles position player to make a pitching appearance this season. It marked his second pitching appearance this season (first with High-A Lake Elsinore).
Nearly Perfect: Frisco's Jason Bahr took a perfect game bid into the sixth inning. In the bottom of the sixth, Kyle Overstreet broke it with a leadoff double.
And Another One: Outfielder Buddy Reed collected his 15th total outfield assist this season and continues to lead all Texas League outfielders.
Huddy Homer: Hudson Potts slugged his 14th home run of the season Friday evening against Frisco. It marked the Southlake, Texas native's second home run in as many nights.
Multi's: Kyle Overstreet collected his 19th multi-hit performance Saturday night against Frisco. Ivan Castillo and Owen Miller collected their 40th and 37th multi-hit performances respectively on Friday night with two hits apiece.
Frisco Rundown: With tonight's loss, the Sod Poodles are now 15-12 overall on the season and 6-6 at home against the Rangers' Double-A affiliate.
Game One Woes: With the Sod Poodles game one loss, the squad falls to 10 games below .500 with a 13-23 game one record.
Double-A Leaders: The Sod Poodles leads all of Double-A baseball with Tulsa, both holding a current .261 team batting average and are first with 1,071 hits this season. They rank second in runs scored this season (578).
Torrens on a Tear: Soddies catcher Luis Torrens has hits in 23 of his last 27 games, including a 16-game hit streak in that span. On Friday, he knocked his 12th home run in the first inning against Frisco, marking his fifth multi-RBI home run of 2019. His last home run was recorded on August 3 also against Frisco.
TraBOOMmell: Sod Poodles outfielder and Padres number two-rated prospect (MLB.com) slugged his second home run with Amarillo Thursday night. It marked his 31st career home run.
Most Runs Against: Midland put up the most runs by a visiting team against Amarillo and most runs by one team at HODGETOWN this season with 16 total. Through seven frames, they totaled eight runs and matched with eight runs in the eighth inning alone. The eight runs in the inning also marked the most against Amarillo and most by a team at HODGETOWN in 2019. The 13-run deficit marked the highest this season as well.
Second Granny: Mikey White's eighth-inning grand slam marked the second against the Sod Poodles in 2019. The last time also came from Midland on April 16 at HODGETOWN by Edwin Diaz.
Oh My, Oli: Edward Olivares slugged his team-leading 17th home run of the 2019 season Wednesday night in the seventh inning to give the Sod Poodles the 4-3 lead. It marked his first home run since July 21 and seventh two-run home run this season.
Bats That Hit Back: The Sod Poodles improved to a 9-43 record when trailing after six innings on Wednesday night. Amarillo plated three late runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the tardy advantage.
Series Victory: The Sod Poodles collected their 18th series victory with three straight wins against Midland. They have won six of their last seven series.
One-Run Games: The Sod Poodles improved to a 17-15 season record in one-run games with three straight wins over Midland in one-run differences.
Streaks End, Good Times Don't: The Sod Poodles ended their sellout streak at 23 straight sellouts and 32 overall in 53 home games. The streak spanned from June 13 to August 4.
Full of Talent: The Soddies have three of MLB's top 100 prospects according to MLB.com: #3 MacKenzie Gore, #30 Taylor Trammell, and #33 Patino. They have 8 of the Padres' top 30 prospects, including Owen Miller (13), Hudson Potts (14), Ronald Bolaños (18), Edward Olivares (20), and Buddy Reed (29).
Upcoming: The Sod Poodles hit the road for a week to face Northern competitors Tulsa and Arkansas before returning to HODGETOWN for the last week of the regular season.
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