Oklahoma RedHawks Game NotesJune 10, 2008 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Oklahoma City RedHawks
LH Lindsay Gulin (2-4, 3.10) vs. RH Luis Mendoza (1-2, 8.36)
Gulin- Allowed 0 R on 3 H over 4.2 relief IP with 5 BB and 3 K in 6/05 win (2-0 NAS)
Mendoza- Allowed 0 R on 4 H over 4.0 IP with 0 BB and 2 K in 6/05 ND @ NOZ (3-1 OKL)
LAST GAME: The RedHawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Sounds. Nashville took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Nelson Cruz hit a two-run home run in the bottom half to put Oklahoma in the lead for good. The RedHawks added two more runs in the second to back Dustin Nippert, who moved to 5-1 with the win. Warner Madrigal pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save. Jason Ellison drove in a pair, Nate Gold brought home one, and Chris Favis knocked two doubles in the victory. Every RedHawk batter reached by base hit or walk.
LOVE THE SOUNDS: Oklahoma has outscored Nashville 31-13 over their five games this season and are hitting .308 off Sounds pitching this season. The RedHawks have knocked 48 base hits in 156 at bats against Nashville, 20 of which have gone for extra bases. Nelson Cruz's home run last night, however, was the RedHawks long ball hit off Sounds pitching this year. Oklahoma has also walked 22 times over those five games, representing eight and a half percent of their total walks this season.
MENDOZA ACTIVATED AND OPTIONED: Texas activated starting pitcher Luis Mendoza off the 15-day disabled list Monday and immediately optioned him to Oklahoma. Mendoza has been with the RedHawks since Memorial Day on a rehab assignment while recovering from right shoulder inflammtion. Mendoza went 0-2 for Texas over three April starts with an ERA of 9.31, allowing 10 earned runs over 9.2 innings while striking out four and walking seven.
BOTTS BIDS FAIRWELL:
Jason Botts was transferred to the Class-A Spokance roster yesterday afternoon. Botts was designated for assignment by Texas on April, outrighted to the RedHawks on May 7, and played in 18 games for Oklahoma, batting .242 with four home runs and 11 runs batted in.
NASHVILLE AT A GLANCE:
Vinny Rotino has the longest active hitting streak in the PCL, extended to 18 games with a third inning single... Former RedHawk Laynce Nix had his road hitting streak snapped at 11 games with an 0-2 performance last night, but did walk twice to extend his road-on base streak to 13 games... The Sounds are hitting .245 at the Brick this season, 48 points lower than their overall batting average on the road this season. The staff ERA is also higher at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark compared to other road venues at 6.27 to 5.29 elsewhere.
AROUND THE ORGANIZATION:
Texas had the day off and open a three-game series in Kansas City tonight... Frisco slipped past Midland 2-1... Bakersfield got blanked by San Jose 3-0... Clinton fell 4-3 to Kane County.
The RedHawks went 3-8 with runners in scoring position last night. The three hits match what Oklahoma did during the entire series in New Orleans (3-31 for an .096 average)... Ryan Roberts is riding an eight-game on-base streak, while Nelson Cruz has reached base in 12 straight... Eric Hurley has not been added to the Rangers active roster yet, but he scheduled to make his Major League debut Thursday at Kansas City. Corresponding roster moves will need to be made. Steve Rowe is slated to make his fifth start to fill Hurley's spot in the RedHawks rotation.
The RedHawks have announced a time change that differs from what is listed on pocket schedules and previously printed tickets. Oklahoma's game with Round Rock on Monday, June 23 at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark is now a 7:05 pm first pitch.
ON THE AIR:
Every game this season can be heard on the RedHawks Radio Network, led by broadcaster Jim Byers for the ninth season, and joined by Adam Marco during each homestand. Fox Sports Radio AM 1340 in Oklahoma City will serve as the flagship station in 2008. The network affiliates this season are KSIW 1450 AM in Woodward, KXCA 1380 AM in Lawton, KPNS 1350 AM in Duncan, KTJS 1420 AM in Hobart, KGFF 1450 AM in Shawnee, and KWSH 1260 AM in Wewoka. Each game will also be broadcast on the internet through the audio link at www.oklahomaredhawks.com.
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