RedHawks Game Notes: August 3, 2012August 3, 2012 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Oklahoma City RedHawks
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners
Game #113 of 143/Road #58 of 72 (28-29)
Pitching Probables: OKC-RH Brian Bass (1-5, 6.75) vs. TAC-RH Hector Noesi (0-3, 10.31)
Friday, August 3, 2012 | Cheney Stadium | Tacoma, Wash.| 9:05 p.m. CT
Radio: KGHM AM-1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio - Alex Freedman
UPCOMING SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)
Saturday, August 4 @ Tacoma (SEA): OKC-LH Brett Oberholtzer (4-3, 6.02) vs. TAC-RH Erasmo Ramirez (3-2, 4.09) - 9:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Sunday, August 5 @ Salt Lake (LAA): OKC-LH Rudy Owens (0-0, 7.71) vs. SLC-RH Barry Enright (9-6, 5.40) - 5:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Monday, August 6 @ Salt Lake (LAA): OKC-RH Jake Buchanan (0-1, 10.13) vs. SLC-LH Brad Mills (4-7, 5.35) - 8:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Tuesday, August 7 @ Salt Lake (LAA): OKC-RH Jose Cisnero (2-0, 1.29) vs. SLC-RH Matt Shoemaker (8-9, 5.75) - 8:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Wednesday, August 8 @ Salt Lake (LAA): OKC-RH Brian Bass (1-5, 6.75) vs. SLC-RH Eddie McKiernan (5-3, 7.34) - 8:05 p.m., KGHM-AM 1340, 1340thegame.com, IHeartRadio
Tonight's Game-- After snapping a four-game losing skid yesterday, the RedHawks will try and start a winning streak against the Tacoma Rainiers at 9:05 p.m. central time.
Last Night-- Jose Cisnero fired seven strong innings and the RedHawks (63-49) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 win over the Rainiers. Leading 1-0 in the third, Mike Hessman connected on a two-run homer to make it 3-0. The Rainiers broke through in the fourth. Vinnie Catricala delivered a two-out RBI single to center to pull Tacoma within 3-1. In the sixth, Chris Wallace roped a two-out, two-run double to make it 5-1. Travis Buck and J.B. Shuck each drove in runs in the seventh and eighth, respectively. Cisnero (2-0) allowed one run on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over seven frames. After a triple by Guillermo Quiroz to start the fifth, Cisnero retired the final the final nine hitters he faced. Making his first start after about a two-week stay on the disabled list, Andrew Carraway took the loss, allowing three runs and four hits over 3.2 innings. Carraway (3-6) walked one and struck out four.
Today's Probable Pitchers-- Brian Bass looks for a fresh start in his first start in August...Bass went 0-2 with an 11.76 ERA over five starts in July...On Sunday against Omaha, Bass allowed season highs with nine runs and 11 hits over four-plus innings...After holding the Storm Chasers scoreless in the first two innings, Bass allowed four the in third, two in the fourth, plus three more after he left in the fifth...Bass will aim for his first win since his team debut on May 30 (11 starts)...Over five previous road starts, Bass has allowed two earned runs or less three times...Tonight marks his first career game against the Rainiers...The RedHawks are 4-8 in his starts...Since getting sent to Tacoma in early July, Hector Noesi has had trouble getting his footing...Opponents are hitting .376 including .421 with runners in scoring position...On Sunday in Tucson, Noesi took the loss, allowing five runs and 11 hits over 4.2 innings...Noesi has spent most of this season with Seattle...He made 17 starts for the Mariners, going 2-11 with a 5.77 ERA...Noesi notched seven quality starts, but he allowed 20 home runs...This January he was traded to Seattle along with Jesus Montero from the Yankees in exchange for Michael Pineda and Jose Campos.
A Call To Arms-- Last night marked the first time since the All-Star Break (22 games) the RedHawks allowed less than three runs in a game. It was also the first time since July 2 (31 games) they surrendered just one run.
Angel in the Infield-- Angel Sanchez is 7-for-16 over his last three games. On Tuesday he collected four hits in a game for the first time April 12, 2011 while playing for the Astros (vs. CHC). Since the end of May, Sanchez has hit .352 (51-for-145).
Shuck-Tacular-- J.B. Shuck has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games, batting .440 (22-for-50).
Uncle Buck-- Over his last 12 games, Travis Buck is hitting .450 (18-for-40) with six RBIs. He's had a multi-hit game in seven of his last 10 starts. In five games as DH, Buck is hitting .526 (10-for-19).
High "Snydes"-- Brad Snyder has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games including each of his last 10 starts. Over his last eight games he's hitting .367 (11-for-30), and he's hit six homers over his last 15 contests.
The Power's Back On-- From July 6-July 30 (22 games) Mike Hessman did not hit a home run. After last night, he's connected on two over the last three games. Hessman leads the PCL with 29 homers, which is also second-most in all of the Minors.
He's Not Brett, But He Hits Like Him-- After going 0-for-6 over his first three games with the RedHawks, Chris Wallace has hit safely in each of his last six contests, going 8-for-18 with seven RBIs.
The Extra Bat-- Tonight is the seventh of 16 straight as well as 20 of 24 games where the RedHawks will play with a designated hitter. The RedHawks are 13-16 in games using a DH, and collectively, team DH's this season have hit .294 with seven homers and 27 RBIs.
Mound Troubles-- The pitching staff has allowed at least five runs in 16 of the last 19 games as well as in 18 of 22 games since the break. The staff ERA over the last 19 games is 6.89 (122 ER/159.1 IP). They've allowed four runs in an inning in 9 of the last 14 games, occurring a total of 13 times.
Wrong Kind of History-- The RedHawks are on pace to post the highest ERA in team history. The previous high was 4.81 in 2005. The team has never finished worse than 11th in the league in ERA, but their current 5.30 mark is not only 14th in the PCL, but third-highest in all of the Minors, trailing only Tacoma (5.35) and Salt Lake (5.31).
Against the Rainiers-- This is the only series of the season between these foes...Last season they split a four game set in Oklahoma City, May 10-13...It was an offensive series, with each team averaging at least six runs per game...Both of the position players currently on the RedHawks who played against Tacoma last year hit well...J.B. Shuck went 5-for-12 and Brandon Barnes went 5-for-15 with a homer...Expect more fireworks, as these two teams own the two of the three highest ERAs all of the Minors...During their last trip to Tacoma in 2010, the RedHawks went 2-1 with one game canceled due to rain.
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