Cardona homers but Riders drop 10-4 decision to Midland

RockHounds ride six-run sixth to victory

By Frisco RoughRiders | May 16, 2017 10:39 PM ET

FRISCO, Texas (May 16, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, dropped a 10-4 decision to the Midland RockHounds Tuesday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

BIG MOMENTS

  • The RockHounds exploded for six runs in the top of the sixth, including a solo homer by Viosergy Rosa and a three-run home run by Yairo Munoz to take a 9-4 advantage. Only one of the six runs was earned after the Riders committed a season-high three errors in the inning.
  • The Riders plated four runs in the first against Midland starter Heath Fillmyer . Jose Cardona's two-run blast capped the inning, giving the Riders a 4-2 lead.
  • Fillymer settled in after the rocky opening frame, allowing just two hits in his final four innings to earn his first win of the year.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Jose Cardona: 2-3, home run, RBI, run, walk
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 2-3, walk, run, stolen base

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa reached three more times Tuesday and has reached base safely in six of his eight plate appearances through the first two games of this series. Jose Cardona tallied his team-leading 13th multi-hit game of the season with his home run and single.
  • The Riders surrendered a season-high 10 runs in Tuesday's loss.
  • The six runs allowed in the sixth were the most permitted in one inning by the Riders this year.
  • Each of the last two games have been decided by at least five runs after the Riders played 13 consecutive games decided by four runs or fewer.

WHAT'S NEXT

RoughRiders vs. Midland, Wednesday, 11:05 a.m.
Probables: LHP Yohander Mendez (2-2, 3.12 ERA) vs. RHP Brett Graves (0-0, 1.23 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 140 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.

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