FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2019) - Former Riders pitcher Jonathan Hernández made his Major League debut with the Rangers Wednesday night, earning the win in relief against the Angels.The righty tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings, yielding just one hit and striking out one along the way. He began this season with
FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2019) - Former Riders pitcher Jonathan Hernández made his Major League debut with the Rangers Wednesday night, earning the win in relief against the Angels.
The righty tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings, yielding just one hit and striking out one along the way. He began this season with the RoughRiders, beginning in the starting rotation before switching to a relief role. He was recalled directly from Frisco to Arlington on Tuesday.
He is the 162nd former Riders player to make his Major League debut and the 13th this season. He also marks the ninth different member of the 2019 Riders squad have made it to the Rangers this year.
The Riders close out the regular season slate at Dr Pepper Ballpark tonight through Sunday. Tickets for all remaining games are available at RidersBaseball.com.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 14 seasons (2005-2018). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 160 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftalí Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Rougned Odor. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at [email protected].