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OKC RedHawks Game Notes 6-11-10

June 11, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Oklahoma City RedHawks

Oklahoma City RedHawks (33-26) vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (30-28)

Game 60 | June 11, 2010, 7:05 pm CDT | AT&T Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, OK

News Radio 1000 KTOK, RedHawks Radio Network | Play-by-Play: Jim Byers & Judson Richards

RH Doug Mathis (1-1, 4.29) vs. LH Cody White (2-0, 1.54)

TONIGHT: The RedHawks continue a 4-game series with Game 2 against the Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers) at The Brick. OKC scored 10 runs in the first 3 innings last night to take the opener 10-6 and slip 2.5 games ahead of Albuquerque in the American South Division. A win tonight would give OKC its biggest division lead of the season at 3.5 games. The previous best was a 3-game advantage twice, following wins April 26 and May 5. A RedHawks win would also put them 8 games over .500, matching the season best set at 15-7 after a win April 30. Doug Mathis is slated to start for the RedHawks against lefty Cody White.

STREAKS: Chris Davis is on a season-high 9-game hitting streak, during which he's 16-for-33 (.485) with 2 homers and 7 RBIs. Ryan Garko brings a 19-game on-base streak into tonight. He has reached in every game played as a RedHawk since debuting May 20 at Portland. Brandon Boggs has reached in 16 straight and is fourth in the league in walks with 34. Hernan Iribarren has an 8-game hitting streak, during which he's 10-for-32 (.313) with 8 RBIs. Iribarren's streak spans the month of June and has raised his batting average from .227 to .242.

TO THE GOOD: The RedHawks own the best run differential in the league, having scored 305 runs while allowing 230, +75. Fresno is second at +59. The Durham Bulls of the International League have the best run differential among Triple-A teams with a +129, having scored 350 while allowing 221 runs in building the IL's best record as 37-24.

OUT FAST: The RedHawks scored 4 runs in the first inning last night and have 9 first-inning runs in the last 3 games. OKC has not allowed a first-inning run in 5 games since Memphis tallied 3 on June 4 in the previous homestand finale.

GERMAN TRACKER: Esteban German is third in the league lead with 43 runs scored and second in stolen bases with 20. German is tied for fifth in the PCL in walks with 33, 1 behind Brandon Boggs.

PITCHING TOPS IN PCL: OKC leads the PCL in team ERA at 3.38. Iowa is second at 3.71. The RedHawks have allowed the fewest home runs in the league (30), 13 fewer than the closest teams, Fresno and Tacoma. OKC has allowed the fewest runs (230) and earned runs (198), while compiling the second-most strikeouts (444) behind Sacramento (454).

BRAWNY BULLPEN: Willie Eyre and Alexi Ogando combined for 4 scoreless innings out of the RedHawks' bullpen last night. In the past 24 games, OKC's bullpen has worked 92.2 innings, allowing 17 earned runs (1.66 ERA) on 58 hits while going 6-2. The bullpen's collective ERA has dipped below the starters. The relief corps has a 3.33 ERA, the starters 3.41.

GOING DEEP: OKC has collected 52 homers, fifth-most in the PCL. The RedHawks had a 3-game home run streak snapped last night. The RedHawks have 25 homers at The Brick and 27 on the road. Half of OKC's homers (26 of 52) have been with 2 outs in an inning. Thirteen homers have tied the score or given them the lead in the fifth inning or later. The 2009 RedHawks had 7 such homers in all of last season.

FOURTH QUARTER: Thursday was the PCL's third off day of the season. So far, the campaign has been divided into three 20-day segments. OKC went 13-7 in the first phase, 8-11 in the second hunk (1 game was postponed) and 11-8 in the segment that ended Tuesday (1 game was cancelled by rain in Tacoma). The league started a fourth 20 games in 20 days cycle last night, with the next schedule doff day June 30.

COOLBAUGH IN COMMAND: RedHawks hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh is OKC's interim manager this series as Bobby Jones takes his Ranger-mandated 4-game vacation. Dating to his 2009 fill-in stint, Coolbaugh has won 5 straight at the helm of the RedHawks.

UPCOMING PROBABLES:

Date Opponent Oklahoma City Pitcher Opposing Pitcher Radio

Saturday June 12 Albuquerque TBA RH Seth Etherton 1-0, 3.30 KTOK AM 1000

Sunday June 13 Albuquerque RH Tanner Scheppers 1-0, 1.89 TBA 1340 Fox Sports

Monday June 14 New Orleans LH Michael Kirkman 6-1, 3.17 TBA KTOK AM 1000

Jim Byers

Broadcaster

Oklahoma City RedHawks

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Oklahoma City

RedHawks (33-26) vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (30-28)

Game 60 | June 11, 2010, 7:05 pm CDT | AT&T Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, OK

News Radio 1000 KTOK, RedHawks Radio Network | Play-by-Play: Jim Byers & Judson Richards

RH Doug Mathis (1-1, 4.29) vs. LH Cody White (2-0, 1.54)

TONIGHT:

The RedHawks continue a 4-game series with Game 2 against the Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers) at The Brick. OKC scored 10 runs in the first 3 innings last night to take the opener 10-6 and slip 2.5 games ahead of Albuquerque in the American South Division. A win tonight would give OKC its biggest division lead of the season at 3.5 games. The previous best was a 3-game advantage twice, following wins April 26 and May 5. A RedHawks win would also put them 8 games over .500, matching the season best set at 15-7 after a win April 30.

Doug Mathis is slated to start for the RedHawks against lefty

Cody White.

STREAKS:

Chris Davis is on a season-high 9-game hitting streak, during which he's 16-for-33 (.485) with 2 homers and 7 RBIs.

Ryan Garko brings a 19-game on-base streak into tonight. He has reached in every game played as a RedHawk since debuting May 20 at Portland.

Brandon Boggs has reached in 16 straight and is fourth in the league in walks with 34. Hernan Iribarren has an 8-game hitting streak, during which he's 10-for-32 (.313) with 8 RBIs. Iribarren's streak spans the month of June and has raised his batting average from .227 to .242.

TO THE GOOD:

The RedHawks own the best run differential in the league, having scored 305 runs while allowing 230, +75. Fresno is second at +59. The Durham Bulls of the International League have the best run differential among Triple-A teams with a +129, having scored 350 while allowing 221 runs in building the IL's best record as 37-24.

OUT FAST:

The RedHawks scored 4 runs in the first inning last night and have 9 first-inning runs in the last 3 games. OKC has not allowed a first-inning run in 5 games since Memphis tallied 3 on June 4 in the previous homestand finale.

GERMAN TRACKER:

Esteban German is third in the league lead with 43 runs scored and second in stolen bases with 20. German is tied for fifth in the PCL in walks with 33, 1 behind

Brandon Boggs.

PITCHING TOPS IN PCL:

OKC leads the PCL in team ERA at 3.38. Iowa is second at 3.71. The RedHawks have allowed the fewest home runs in the league (30), 13 fewer than the closest teams, Fresno and Tacoma. OKC has allowed the fewest runs (230) and earned runs (198), while compiling the second-most strikeouts (444) behind Sacramento (454).

BRAWNY BULLPEN:

Willie Eyre and

Alexi Ogando combined for 4 scoreless innings out of the RedHawks' bullpen last night. In the past 24 games, OKC's bullpen has worked 92.2 innings, allowing 17 earned runs (1.66 ERA) on 58 hits while going 6-2. The bullpen's collective ERA has dipped below the starters. The relief corps has a 3.33 ERA, the starters 3.41.

GOING DEEP:

OKC has collected 52 homers, fifth-most in the PCL. The RedHawks had a 3-game home run streak snapped last night. The RedHawks have 25 homers at The Brick and 27 on the road. Half of OKC's homers (26 of 52) have been with 2 outs in an inning. Thirteen homers have tied the score or given them the lead in the fifth inning or later. The 2009 RedHawks had 7 such homers in all of last season.

FOURTH QUARTER:

Thursday was the PCL's third off day of the season. So far, the campaign has been divided into three 20-day segments. OKC went 13-7 in the first phase, 8-11 in the second hunk (1 game was postponed) and 11-8 in the segment that ended Tuesday (1 game was cancelled by rain in Tacoma). The league started a fourth 20 games in 20 days cycle last night, with the next schedule doff day June 30.

COOLBAUGH IN COMMAND:

RedHawks hitting coach

Scott Coolbaugh is OKC's interim manager this series as

Bobby Jones takes his Ranger-mandated 4-game vacation. Dating to his 2009 fill-in stint, Coolbaugh has won 5 straight at the helm of the RedHawks.

UPCOMING PROBABLES:

Date

Opponent Oklahoma City Pitcher Opposing Pitcher Radio

Saturday June 12 Albuquerque TBA RH Seth Etherton 1-0, 3.30 KTOK AM 1000

Sunday June 13 Albuquerque RH Tanner Scheppers 1-0, 1.89 TBA 1340 Fox Sports

Monday June 14 New Orleans LH Michael Kirkman 6-1, 3.17 TBA KTOK AM 1000

Jim Byers

Broadcaster

Oklahoma City

RedHawks

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Oklahoma City RedHawks Game Notes

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Oklahoma City RedHawks (33-26) vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (30-28)

Game 60 | June 11, 2010, 7:05 pm CDT | AT&T Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, OK

News Radio 1000 KTOK, RedHawks Radio Network | Play-by-Play: Jim Byers & Judson Richards

At a Glance

STREAKS: Chris Davis is on a season-high 9-game hitting streak, during which he's

16-for-33

(.485) with 2 homers and 7 RBIs.

Ryan Garko brings a 19-game on-base streak into tonight. He

has reached in every game played as a RedHawk since debuting May 20 at Portland. Brandon

Boggs has reached in 16 straight and is fourth in the league in walks with 34. Hernan Iribarren

has an 8-game hitting streak, during which he's

10-for-32 (.313) with 8 RBIs. Iribarren's streak

spans the month of June and has raised his batting average from .227 to .242.

TO THE GOOD: The RedHawks own the best run differential in the league, having scored 305

runs while allowing 230, +75. Fresno is second at +59. The Durham Bulls of the International

League have the best run differential among Triple-A teams with a +129, having scored 350

while allowing 221 runs in building the IL's best record as 37-24.

OUT FAST: The RedHawks scored 4 runs in the fi rst inning last night and have 9 fi rst-inning runs

in the last 3 games. OKC has not allowed a fi rst-inning run in 5 games since Memphis tallied 3

on June 4 in the previous homestand fi nale.

GERMAN TRACKER: Esteban German is third in the league lead with 43 runs scored and

second in stolen bases with 20. German is tied for fi fth in the PCL in walks with 33, 1 behind

Brandon Boggs.

PITCHING TOPS IN PCL: OKC leads the PCL in team ERA at 3.38. Iowa is second at 3.71.

The RedHawks have allowed the fewest home runs in the league (30), 13 fewer than the closest

teams, Fresno and Tacoma. OKC has allowed the fewest runs (230) and earned runs (198),

while compiling the second-most strikeouts (444) behind Sacramento (454). BRAWNY BULLPEN: Willie Eyre and Alexi Ogando combined for 4 scoreless innings out of

the RedHawks' bullpen last night. In the past 24 games, OKC's bullpen has worked 92.2 innings,

allowing 17 earned runs (1.66 ERA) on 58 hits while going 6-2. The bullpen's collective ERA has

dipped below the starters. The relief corps has a 3.33 ERA, the starters 3.41.

GOING DEEP: OKC has collected 52 homers, fi fth-most in the PCL. The RedHawks had a 3-

game home run streak snapped last night. The RedHawks have 25 homers at The Brick and 27

on the road. Half of OKC's homers (26 of 52) have been with 2 outs in an inning. Thirteen homers

have tied the score or given them the lead in the fi fth inning or later. The 2009 RedHawks had

7 such homers in all of last season. FOURTH QUARTER: Thursday was the PCL's third off day of the season. So far, the campaign

has been divided into three 20-day segments. OKC went 13-7 in the fi rst phase, 8-11 in the

second hunk (1 game was postponed) and 11-8 in the segment that ended Tuesday (1 game

was cancelled by rain in Tacoma). The league started a fourth 20 games in 20 days cycle last

night, with the next schedule doff day June 30.

COOLBAUGH IN COMMAND: RedHawks hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh is OKC's interim

manager this series as Bobby Jones takes his Ranger-mandated 4-game vacation. Dating to

his 2009 fi ll-in stint, Coolbaugh has won 5 straight at the helm of the RedHawks.

TONIGHT: The RedHawks continue a 4-game series with Game 2 against the Albuquerque

Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers) at The Brick. OKC scored 10 runs in the fi rst 3 innings last

night to take the opener 10-6 and slip 2.5 games ahead of Albuquerque in the American South

Division. A win tonight would give OKC its biggest division lead of the season at 3.5 games. The

previous best was a 3-game advantage twice, following wins April 26 and May 5. A RedHawks

win would also put them 8 games over .500, matching the season best set at 15-7 after a win

April 30. Doug Mathis is slated to start for the RedHawks against lefty Cody White.

Date

Opponent

Oklahoma City Pitcher

Opposing Pitcher

Radio

Saturday June 12 Albuquerque TBA

RH Seth Etherton 1-0, 3.30

KTOK AM 1000

Sunday June 13 Albuquerque RH Tanner Scheppers 1-0, 1.89 TBA

1340 Fox Sports

Monday June 14 New Orleans LH Michael Kirkman 6-1, 3.17

TBA

KTOK AM 1000

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