Triumphant Return For Roe
Chaz Roe returned from a long layoff, stepped into a pennant race and helped Double-A Tulsa take over first place Friday in the North Division of the Texas League.
A 1-0 win at Arkansas enabled the Drillers, who have won seven of their past eight games, to take a one-game lead with four games left in the first half.
Roe, who last pitched May 7, had been sidelined with a strained left oblique. He worked five scoreless innings and allowed three hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Roe threw 43 of 66 pitches for strikes while improving to 2-0 and lowering his ERA to 2.97 in six starts.
Roe, 22, returned to Tulsa this season after going 5-4 with a 4.27 ERA in 16 starts there last year.