FRISCO, Texas (June 15, 2017) - Mike Napoli and Carlos Gomez from the Texas Rangers are scheduled to play for the Frisco RoughRiders tonight in Major League rehabilitation assignments. The game against the San Antonio Missions is being televised by FOX Sports Southwest, with airtime at 7 p.m.
Gomez began his rehab assignment with the Riders on Wednesday night, going 0-3 against the Missions. Napoli is scheduled to join the RoughRiders for tonight's second game of the series.
The game will air locally in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, as well as San Antonio and throughout the FOX Sports Southwest region. The broadcast is also available on FOX Sports GO. Jared Sandler is handling play-by-play duties alongside Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Michael Young and sideline reporter Ashlea Bullington. Texas Rangers assistant general manager Jayce Tingler is joining the broadcast during the game to discuss the organization's minor league system.
FOX Sports Southwest has a 10-game broadcast package with the RoughRiders this season. The full broadcast schedule can be found at www.RidersBaseball.com/TV.
The second game of the series between the RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, and the Missions (San Diego Padres) is Thirsty Thursday, as fans can enjoy $1 domestic draft beers, $2 craft and import beers, $3 Stella Rosa wine and $1 Dr Pepper products from 6-8 p.m. The Choctaw Lazy River Pool Party is also tonight, and for just $39 fans can float the river and enjoy an all-you-can-eat menu featuring hot dogs, brats, peanuts, chips and Dr Pepper products, along with $1 beers from 6-8pm.
Gates for all home games open an hour before first pitch (90 minutes early for Founders Members).
Single-game tickets, season tickets, special ticket packages and tickets for the Texas League All-Star Game presented by McAfee on June 27 are available at RidersBaseball.com, (972) 731-9200 and the RoughRiders Ticket Office.
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.