RedHawks Game Notes

August 9, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Oklahoma City Dodgers

News Release

Oklahoma City RedHawks (61-53) at Colorado Springs Sky Sox (51-64)

Game 115 | Aug. 9, 2010, 8:05 pm CDT | Security Service Field | Colorado Springs, CO

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

RH Omar Beltre (2-8, 2.67) vs. LH Josh Muecke (4-6, 5.85)

TONIGHT: After a rain-shortened, 6-inning game last night, the RedHawks continue a 4-game set at Colorado Springs in the only series of the year between these teams. OKC took last night's game 5-2, with all the runs produced by homers. Esteban German had a first-inning solo shot, while Brandon Boggs and Kevin Richardson had 2-run blasts in the fourth inning. OKC is 3-2 on the trip and leads the American South by 3 games over Albuquerque and 4 over New Orleans. Righthander Omar Beltre gets the start for the RedHawks against lefty Josh Muecke.

KIRKMAN NABS SECOND PITCHER OF WEEK AWARD: OKC lefty Michael Kirkman is the PCL Pitcher of the Week for the period ending yesterday, ending Omaha's 3-week dynasty in that award. It's the second such honor for Kirkman, who also received it for the week ending June 13. Last night, Kirkman improved to 12-3 with a series-opening win, allowing a pair of solo homers in 5.2 innings. In 2 starts last week, Kirkman went 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA and dropped his ERA (currently 3.00) to third in the league. The homers allowed by Kirkman were his first since June 25, a span of 6 homerless starts. Kirkman has allowed 7 homers this season, all solo shots.

OKC Pitchers of Week, 2010

Derek Holland April 8-18

Michael Kirkman June 7-13

Michael Kirkman Aug. 2-8

OKC Players of Week, 2010

Brandon Boggs April 26-May 2

Gregorio Petit June 21-27

DAVIS HITTING STREAK HALTED: Chris Davis went 0-for-2 with a walk in last night's abbreviated game, ending a 14-game hitting streak that dated to his previous Triple-A stint. Including last night, Davis has gone 8-for-22 (.364) with 7 RBIs, 6 walks and 7 runs in 7 games since being optioned by Texas at the end of July. Davis is second in the PCL in hitting (.354) and tied for sixth in on-base percentage (.411).

BOGGS STREAKING: Brandon Boggs has driven in runs in 5 straight, 4 of them 2-RBI games, and is 8-for-19 with 2 homers and 9 RBIs in 5 games this trip. He has 13 RBIs in his last 9 games. Boggs has reached base by hit or walk in 60 of his last 61 starts beginning May 24, the only breaks in the streak being an 0-for-4 on Aug. 3 and a strikeout as a pinch hitter June 19. Boggs is third in the league in walks with 70 and tied for eighth in on-base percentage at .407. Boggs has reached base by hit or walk in 22 consecutive road games.

KING OF THE ROAD: Matt Brown extended his road on-base streak to 21 games last night with a first-inning single. Brown is batting .330 (36-for-109) on the road with 6 homers and 12 RBIs. At home, Brown is hitting .265 (27-for-102) with 3 home runs and 16 RBIs. He tripled twice on Thursday, becoming the first RedHawk to triple twice in a game since Ruben Rivera on June 15, 2002 at The Brick against Memphis.

STROP SHINES: OKC closer Pedro Strop has gone 9 outings and 8.2 innings without allowing a run dating to the All-Star break and his most recent option from Texas. Strop has allowed 4 hits in those 8.2 innings, with 16 strikeouts. Strop has fanned at least 1 batter in 10 consecutive appearances.

UPCOMING PROBABLES:

Date Opponent Oklahoma City Pitcher Opposing Pitcher Radio

Tuesday Aug. 10 @ Colo. Springs RH Doug Mathis 4-4, 4.78 RH Jhoulys Chacin 3-2, 1.88 KTOK AM 1000

Wed. Aug. 11 @ Colo. Springs RH Guillermo Moscoso 7-5, 5.46 RH Chaz Roe 7-11, 5.69 KTOK AM 1000

Thursday Aug. 12 Off Day

Friday Aug. 13 Las Vegas KTOK AM 1000

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