Reyes' blast completes comeback as Riders fall 7-5

Pedro Payano delivers quality outing but Missions rally against Riders bullpen

Luke Tendler launched an early homer Sunday but San Antonio rallied to win 7-5. (Dave Michael/San Antonio Missions)

By Frisco RoughRiders | July 30, 2017 10:13 PM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (July 30, 2017) - Franmil Reyes' two-run home run in the eighth inning capped a late-game rally for the San Antonio Missions who took down the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, 7-5 in the series finale Sunday night at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

BIG MOMENTS

  • Franmil Reyes' two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning against Riders reliever Cody Palmquist broke a 5-5 tie, giving the Missions a 7-5 lead.
  • Trailing 5-1 into the seventh, the Missions rallied for four runs against relievers Connor Sadzeck and Ryne Slack , tying the game on back-to-back bases-loaded walks.
  • The Riders snatched an early lead, taking a 1-0 advantage in the second inning on Luke Tendler's solo home run and a 3-0 lead on a two-run shot from Andy Ibanez in the third.
  • Pedro Payano turned in his best start with the Riders, twirling six innings of two-hit ball in the no-decision. The 22 year old allowed one unearned run with six strikeouts and no walks.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Pedro Payano: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 6 K
  • Andy Ibanez: 1-3, home run, sac fly, three RBIs, run
  • Luke Tendler: 1-4, home run, RBI, run
  • Juremi Profar: 2-5, run

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Michael O'Neill extended his hitting streak to a season-best nine games with a single in the sixth.
  • Pedro Payano turned in his second quality start in his 12 outings with the Riders. Both have come against San Antonio.
  • All four Frisco starters in the San Antonio series turned in quality starts.
  • Prior to San Antonio's four-run eighth inning, Riders pitching held San Antonio to four runs over the first 33 innings of the series.

WHAT'S NEXT

Riders vs. Midland, Monday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Tyson Ross (MLB rehab) vs. RHP Heath Fillmyer (6-4, 3.86 ERA)
Tickets: Click here
Video: MiLB.tv
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio App, MiLB First Pitch App

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 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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