RedHawks Roar from Behind to Beat Zephyrs 7-6August 29, 2011 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) New Orleans Zephyrs
The RedHawks trailed 6-3 in the eighth before Drew Locke's pinch-hit double scored Chris Johnson, slicing the deficit to two runs.
Corey Madden came on to protect the Zephyrs' lead in the ninth, but gave up a leadoff single to Luis Durango and walked Anderson Hernandez to put the tying runs on base.
Brett Wallace followed with a run-scoring single, moving Hernandez to third, and one out later, J.B. Shuck's ground ball snuck past the glove of a diving Joe Thurston at second base for a game-tying single.
Johnson then laced a double into the gap in right-center field to put the RedHawks ahead for the first time in the game.
Jeff Fulchino retired the side in order to complete the comeback victory for Oklahoma City, who moved to within one game of the Zephyrs for third place in the division.
For the second consecutive night, the Z's saw a lead slip away. After squandering a 6-1 lead to Omaha last night, the Zephyrs took a 6-2 lead into the sixth inning on Monday.
Donnie Murphy, in his first at-bat with the Zephyrs on a rehabilitation assignment, doubled home a run in the bottom of the first, and scored on a two-run double by Jorge Padilla, giving the Z's a 3-0 lead.
Johnson homered to deep left-center field in the second to put Oklahoma City on the board, and delivered an RBI double in the fourth to bring the RedHawks within a run, but the Zephyrs responded with a pair of RBI singles by Brad Davis in the fourth and fifth innings, sandwiched around another run-scoring double by Padilla.
Chris Sampson worked seven innings for the Zephyrs, scattering 11 hits and three runs in the no-decision. Madden (1-2) was charged with the loss and his first blown save.
Ross Wolf (4-3) pitched a flawless eighth inning to pick up the win, with Fulchino recording his third save.
The Z's and RedHawks meet again Tuesday in the second game of the Zephyrs' final home series of the season. New Orleans will start Elih Villanueva (7-10, 5.35) against Dallas Keuchel (0-1, 9.26), with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.
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