(Midland, Texas) – The Sod Poodles trailed 3-2 in the ninth inning on Tuesday night at Security Bank Ballpark before mounting a five-run rally as Amarillo clawed back for a 7-5 win over the Midland RockHounds. Right-hander Kyle Lloyd made the start for Amarillo and went six innings while allowing three runs, two of which were earned. He gave up a pair of runs on two run-scoring doubles in the first inning as the RockHounds jumped out to a 2-0 advantage.The Sod Poodles and RockHounds play the rubber game of their three-game set on Wednesday evening. The Sod Poodles send righty Lake Bachar to the mound.
MLB’s Number Three-Rated Prospect, Padres Top Prospect Joins Sod Poodles
(Amarillo, Texas) – MLB’s No. 3-rated prospect and the San Diego Padres’ No. 1-rated prospect , left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore, has been promoted to Double-A Amarillo from High-A Lake Elsinore. 20 year old Gore, who was drafted in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2017 MLB draft out of Whiteville High School in North Carolina, started the 2019 season with High-A Lake Elsinore. Over 15 starts this season, he held an impressive 7-1 record with a 1.02 ERA over 79.1 innings pitched. He allowed just 36 hits, nine earned runs and 20 walks with 110 strikeouts and holds a Minor League career record of 9-7 over 38 game starts with a 2.34 ERA. The six-foot-three southpaw was one of three Padres farmhands selected to participate in the 2019 MLB Futures Game and was a California League Mid-Season All-Star with two “Pitcher of the Week” bouts in April and May while with the Storm.
AL Holds Off NL In MLB All-Star Game
(Cleveland, OH) — The American League defeated the National League 4-3 in the 90th MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland. Joey Gallo homered for the AL, which built a 4-1 lead and hung on for its seventh straight All-Star victory. Indians pitcher Shane Bieber struck out the side in the fifth inning and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Mavericks Meet Croatia Today In Summer League
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Mavericks will face Team Croatia today in the Summer League in Vegas. The Mavs are 2-and-1. Croatia is winless in three games.
Rockets Top Kings In Summer League
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Rockets defeated the Sacramento Kings 94-92 in Summer League play in Las Vegas. Gary Clark led Houston with 24 points, while Chris Clemons added 20. Chris Chiozza contributed 10 points and 10 assists. The Rockets and Jazz meet tomorrow night.
Report: Morris Spurns Spurs For Knicks
(New York, NY) — The Knicks could be adding forward Marcus Morris. The free-agent agreed to a two-year, 20-million-dollar contract with the San Antonio Spurs, but Yahoo! Sports reports he’s considering pulling out of that deal in favor of a one-year, 15-million-dollar pact with New York. Morris averaged 13.9 points with the Celtics last season.
Report: Texans Not Extending Clowney
(Houston, TX) — Texans and pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney are not expected to get a contract extension finalized before the Monday deadline. The Houston Chronicle reports Clowney, the first overall pick in 2014, will play this season under the franchise tag for just less than 16-million dollars. Clowney is unhappy with the tag and did not show up for the team’s mandatory minicamp last month. The paper reports he will probably sit out most of training camp, but not miss any regular season games.
Texas QB Headlines All-Big 12 Preseason Team
(Undated) — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger headlines the media All-Big 12 Preseason Football Team. Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who transferred to Oklahoma, was chosen as the Newcomer of the Year. Former Sooners quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield won the last two Heisman’s. TCU has four picks — wide receiver Jalen Reagor, offensive lineman Lucas Niang, defensive lineman Corey Bethley and defensive back Jeff Gladney. Baylor defensive lineman James Lynch and linebacker Clay Johnston are first-team selections.
Wings Defeat Sparks
(Arlington, TX) — The Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 74-62 at College Park Center. Kayla Thornton paced the Wings with 17 points. Dallas improved to 5-and-9. The Wings are on the road Friday against the Storm in Seattle.
FC Dallas, Minnesota Meet On Saturday
(Frisco, TX) — FC Dallas will meet Minnesota United in a MLS match Saturday in St. Paul. Dallas is fifth in the West with 29 points in 20 games. Minnesota sits in fourth with 30 points.
NYC To Honor Women’s Soccer Team With Parade
(New York, NY) — The U.S. women’s soccer team will celebrate its latest World Cup victory with a ticker tape parade today in New York City. Team USA secured its second consecutive World Cup triumph by blanking the Netherlands 2-nil in Sunday’s title match in France. It’s the fourth World Cup championship overall for the Americans.