RedHawks Game NotesJune 20, 2012 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Oklahoma City RedHawks
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Houston Astros
Game #72 of 143/Road #37 of 72 (17-19)
Pitching Probables: NAS-RH Seth McClung (1-8, 4.75) vs. OKC-RH Brian Bass (1-1, 4.57)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Greer Stadium | Nashville, Tenn.| 7:05 p.m. CT
Radio: KGHM AM-1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio - Alex Freedman
UPCOMING SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)
Thursday, June 21 @ Nashville (MIL): OKC-RH Armando Galarraga (1-0, 1.86) vs. NAS-RH Marco Estrada (0-0, 0.00) - 7:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Friday, June 22 @ Nashville (MIL): OKC-TBA vs. NAS-RH Mark Rogers (2-4, 5.68) - 7:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Saturday, June 23 vs. Omaha (KC): OKC-RH Bud Norris (5-4, 4.81 *ML Rehab) vs. OMA-LH Mike Montgomery (3-3, 4.79) - 7:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Sunday, June 24 vs. Omaha (KC): OKC-TBA vs. OMA-LH Will Smith (1-4, 4.65) - 6:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Monday, June 25 vs. Omaha (KC): OKC-RH Brian Bass (1-1, 4.57) vs. OMA-RH Nate Adcock (3-2, 1.99) - 7:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Tonight's Game-- The RedHawks look to win consecutive games for the first time in about two weeks as well as notch an 11th straight victory over the Sounds when they play in Nashville at 7:05 p.m.
Last Night-- The RedHawks scored four runs in the eighth inning to break open a tie and went on to defeat the Sounds 10-6. Tied 5-5 in the eighth, the RedHawks loaded the bases against Amaury Rivas (3-4) with none out. Nashville pitcher Rob Wooten relieved Rivas and walked both Carlos Corporan and Jake Goebbert to score a pair of runs and make it 7-5. Two batters later, Jimmy Paredes sent a sharp ground ball to first base. Wooten mishandled Jordan Brown's throw at the bag, allowing two more runs to score. The RedHawks had a couple of leads up to that point slip away. Two batters into the game, Paredes crushed a two-run homer beyond the clubhouses in right-center field to give the RedHawks the early lead. The Sounds shot back with a pair of runs in their first at-bat. Still tied 2-2 in the third, Mike Hessman hit a three-run homer for his 20th dinger of the season. Nashville chipped away at the lead, scoring runs in the third, fourth, and sixth to even the score. Mickey Storey (5-2) picked up the win after firing a scoreless seventh inning.
Tonight's Probable Pitchers-- Brian Bass takes the mound and looks to replicate his previous performance against Nashville...In his RedHawks debut on May 30, Bass tossed six scoreless innings against the Sounds, leading OKC to a 7-2 win...Bass scattered five hits that night and held the Sounds to an 0-for-3 mark with runners in scoring position...Over his next two starts, Bass gave up five runs each time out, but he tossed a quality start in his last outing Friday in Round Rock...Despite taking the loss, Bass allowed two runs over six innings as the RedHawks fell, 2-0...He gave up nine hits, but limited damage and stranded nine runners on base...Bass signed with the Astros as a free agent on May 27 after beginning the year with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization...Nashville's Seth McClung makes the start for the Sounds, looking to break a personal four-game losing streak...McClung has lost each of his last four starts despite allowing two earned runs or less three times...He tied a season high by going seven innings Thursday against Omaha, but allowed four runs (two earned) with six hits and four walks in the loss...McClung has thrown at least 100 pitches in three straight starts as well as in four of his last six outings...Overall against the RedHawks, McClung is 0-2 with a 7.94 ERA...After he didn't allow a hit over his first four innings, the RedHawks have tagged him for 11 runs and 14 hits over his last 7.1 IP.
Back and Forth-- Over the last 10 games, the RedHawks have alternated wins and losses each day. They have not won consecutive games since their nine-game win streak was snapped on June 8. The last time they won consecutive road games was part of a four-game road winning streak, May 20-24. (5-8 since)
Super Snyder-- After yesterday's 2-for-4 performance, Brad Snyder extended his current hitting streak to 16 games--the best by a RedHawk this season. During the streak he is hitting .400 (24x60) with two home runs and 10 RBIs. He is the only player in Triple-A with at least 10 homers and 10 stolen bases.
Waiting Until the Last Minute-- Snyder collected a single in his first at-bat last night, but he has extended his hitting streak in his last at-bat five times in his last seven games.
Angel in the Infield-- After going 1-for-4 with an RBI double last night, shortstop Angel Sanchez is hitting a team-best .407 with 12 RBIs in June. He has five three-hit games this month and has raised his season average from .256 to .301 since the calendar turned past May.
Hessman The Hammer-- Mike Hessman hit his 20th homer of the season last night. Since May 15, his 15 home runs are more than anyone else in the Minors. He is also tied with Reno's Ryan Wheeler for most RBIs in the PCL during that time with 36. (Fourth-most in all of MiLB.)
Potent Paredes-- Jimmy Paredes collected his seventh multi-hit game in his last 10 after going 2-for-5. It was also his ninth multi-hit outing over his last 13 games. During that stretch he has hit .439 (25-for-57), and his 25 hits are tied with Reno's Ryan Wheeler for the most in all of the Minors since June 5.
Strike Zone Standards-- Wes Musick's walk to Logan Schafer to start the bottom of the first inning last night snapped a streak of 20 straight innings without a walk by the RedHawks pitching staff. However, they have had more walks than strikeouts in a game five times over their last eight contests.
Telling a Storey-- After having to make a couple of spot starts for the RedHawks, reliever Mickey Storey has allowed one run over his last 13.1 innings, with six hits and 11 strikeouts. After giving up a solo home run to New Orleans' Nick Green on June 10, he has retired the last 17 hitters he's faced.
Against the Sounds-- The RedHawks have won an astounding 12 of 13 games against Nashville, including the last 10 straight...In their only loss on April 11, they led in the ninth inning...The RedHawks have actually been outhit by the Sounds 103-101, but have outscored Nashville 62-33...OKC's pitching staff has posted a tremendous 2.45 ERA and has a 81/22 strikeout-to-walk ratio...They have held the Sounds to two runs or less eight times...Nashville is the first American Conference team the RedHawks conclude their season series with.
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