FRISCO, Texas (June 26, 2019) - Former Riders pitcher Locke St. John made his Major League debut with the Rangers Tuesday night.The southpaw entered in relief during Tuesday's game in Detroit and retired both batters he faced. He began the season with the Riders, where excelled with a 1.52 ERA and
FRISCO, Texas (June 26, 2019) - Former Riders pitcher Locke St. John made his Major League debut with the Rangers Tuesday night.
The southpaw entered in relief during Tuesday's game in Detroit and retired both batters he faced. He began the season with the Riders, where excelled with a 1.52 ERA and four saves across 22 outings before earning a promotion to Triple-A Nashville.
St. John became the 157th former Riders player to make his Major League debut and the eighth this season.
The Riders are back for seven games at Dr Pepper Ballpark Thursday, June 27-Wednesday, July 3. Tickets for those games and all remaining regular-season home games - running now through August 25 - 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 150 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].