RedHawks Game Notes: July 18, 2012July 18, 2012 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Oklahoma City RedHawks
Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros
Game #97 of 143/Road #50 of 72 (25-24)
Pitching Probables: OMA-LH Will Smith (4-4, 3.61) vs. OKC-RH Brian Bass (1-4, 5.48)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Werner Park | Papillion, Neb.| 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, July 19 @ Omaha (KC): OKC-RH Armando Galarraga (2-1, 4.01) vs. OMA-RH Jake Odorizzi (6-0, 2.68) - 7:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Friday, July 20 @ Memphis (STL): OKC-LH Brett Oberholtzer (3-2, 6.53) vs. MEM-LH Nick Additon (3-7, 4.88) - 7:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Saturday, July 21 @ Memphis (STL): OKC-LH Dallas Keuchel (6-4, 4.03) vs. MEM-RH Brandon Dickson (4-8, 3.87) - 6:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Sunday, July 22 @ Memphis (STL): OKC-RH Paul Clemens (8-7, 6.66) vs. MEM-LH John Gast (8-2, 4.52) - 6:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Monday, July 23 @ Memphis (STL): OKC-RH Brian Bass (1-4, 5.48) vs. MEM-LH Tyler Lyons (1-4, 4.93) - 7:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Tonight's Game-- The RedHawks look to win three straight at Werner Park and a fourth straight overall when they face the Storm Chasers at 7:05 p.m.
Yesterday-- Fernando Martinez broke a tie with a home run in the 10th inning as the RedHawks overcame a four-run deficit to win 7-6 over the Storm Chasers. Tied 6-6 in the top of the 10th, Martinez lifted a high arcing fly into the second row of the bleachers in left field off Jeremy Jeffress (4-4) to give the RedHawks the lead on his 10th home run of the season. In the bottom of the inning, David Carpenter worked around a two-out single to earn his third save. Just to get to extras, the RedHawks had to overcome a four-run deficit. The RedHawks led 2-1 after a Brandon Barnes homer in the third, but Omaha tied it in the fourth and scored four times in the fifth. Down 6-2 in the sixth, Brett Wallace hit a three-run homer to cut the lead to one. Jimmy Paredes delivered a two-out RBI single in the seventh to tie the game. The RedHawks bullpen was fantastic, tossing 5.2 scoreless innings and retiring 14 of the final 16 hitters. Juan Abreu (2-2) earned the win after a season-high 2.1 innings.
Today's Probable Pitchers-- Brian Bass makes his 10th start for the RedHawks, seeking his first win since his team debut...Bass is coming off a rough outing Friday against New Orleans, in which he only lasted 2.2 innings...He gave up a homer on the second pitch of the game and was pulled in the middle of a five-run third...Bass has undoubtedly had trouble with the Zephyrs, but in his other six starts, his ERA is 3.34...In his previous start against Omaha on June 25, Bass went a season-high eight innings, but took the loss...Three of the four runs he gave up were on a pair of Anthony Seratelli home runs...He got stronger as the game went on, and retired 10 of the last 11 hitters...Originally drafted by the Royals in 2000, Bass suited up for Omaha in 2006, going 1-5 with a 7.59 ERA...Omaha's Will Smith has been locked in lately for the Storm Chasers...The lefty has turned in four straight quality starts, going 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA...He has lasted seven innings or more in three of those starts and struck out 29 over 27.2 IP...The recent roll all got started June 26 in OKC...Smith allowed one unearned run over a season-high 7.2 innings...He scattered five hits with no walks and the run did not score until the final batter he faced...The RedHawks did have success against Smith earlier this season in Omaha, putting up five runs and nine hits over 5.2 IP on May 6.
New Heights-- With yesterday's win, the RedHawks are a season-best 16 games over .500. It's the most they've been above .500 since the final day of the 2005 regular season (80-63).
Over the Hump-- With last night's win, the RedHawks are 25-24 away from OKC and over .500 on the road for the first time since they were 13-12 on May 25. They have won eight of their last 11 road games.
Close Calls-- Yesterday the RedHawks won by just a single run for the sixth time in their last eight victories. Their 31 one-run games are the second-most in the PCL (Iowa-42) and their 19 wins are the third-most (Iowa & Nashville-20).
Extra! Extra!-- After losing their first four extra-inning games of the season, the RedHawks have won each of the last three. From May 10-July 2, they never went to extras, but have done so three times in the 12 games since.
Offensive Onslaught-- After getting shutout Saturday night, the RedHawks have combined for 35 runs and 45 hits the last three games. Tuesday night the RedHawks tied a season high with 16 runs and had more than 20 hits in a game for the second time this season (May 17 @ Reno: 16 R, 22 H).
Homer Happy-- With three more homers yesterday, the RedHawks have left the yard 13 times over six games at Werner Park. They rank second in the PCL with 110 dingers.
Shuck-tacular-- J.B. Shuck is on a season-best eight-game hitting streak, going 11-for-24 (.458). What makes it more impressive is that he's only started four times during the streak and has had two or less at-bats four times.
Who's Your Daddy?-- In the three games since Jimmy Paredes returned from paternity leave, he has gone 8-for-14 with six RBIs. He had gone just 2-for-27 against Omaha until this series, but is 6-for-11 the last two games.
The Extra Bat-- The RedHawks are 9-12 in games using a DH. Collectively, team DH's this season have hit .256 with six homers and 19 RBIs.
Turn it Around-- Since an ugly outing in which he allowed six runs without recording an out on June 30, Juan Abreu has allowed one unearned over his last 8.1 IP. He's scattered four hits (.138 BAA) and struck out 12.
Against the Storm Chasers-- The RedHawks won the last two against Omaha, but are 3-7 against them this season...Their previous trip to Werner Park in May resulted in the only series in which the RedHawks have been swept this year, including back-to-back losses on walk-off homers, May 5-6...The pitching staff has posted a 6.19 ERA...Anthony Seratelli has five home runs and 10 RBIs...David Lough has collected 14 RBIs over eight games...Including his stats with New Orleans, Matt Dominguez has hit .400 with 12 RBIs over nine games against the Storm Chasers...They will meet one more time after this series, July 28-31 in Oklahoma City.
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