The future of the Texas Rangers’ pitching staff looks bright, at least based on the recent performance of the Frisco RoughRiders.
The RoughRiders used strong pitching to take five of six games from the San Antonio Missions at Wolff Stadium. Frisco allowed a total of five runs in its five victories, including a 6-1 decision over the Missions on Sunday in the series finale.
In all, Frisco limited San Antonio to eight runs over the six-game series. Two of those runs were unearned in the Missions’ only victory of the week, leaving the RoughRiders’ pitching staff with a smooth 1.00 ERA in the series.
Frisco looked like it was headed for its second straight shutout victory on Sunday. The Missions’ only run came in the ninth inning on a solo home run by Jack Suwinski. The Missions finished with four hits, two of them in the last inning.
Frisco starter A.J. Alexy and first reliever Blake Bass combined to no-hit the Missions through the first five innings.
Saturday night, five Frisco pitchers combined for a shutout. In Tuesday night’s series opener, five Frisco pitchers threw a combined shutout and held the Missions to five hits.
Missions infielder and highly regarded San Diego Padres prospect CJ Abrams did not play Sunday. He left Saturday night’s game after it appeared he hurt his leg running to first on a ground ball.
The Missions are off Monday and begin a six-game road series against Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday. The Missions don’t return to Wolff Stadium until June 8.