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September 2, 2009 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Oklahoma City Dodgers News Release

New Orleans Zephyrs (60-77) at Oklahoma City RedHawks (67-70)

Game 138 | Sept. 2, 2009, 7:05 pm CDT | AT&T Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, OK

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

Tonight's scheduled starting pitchers:

RH Bryan Corey (6-8, 5.69) vs. LH Andrew Miller (0-2, 15.88)

TONIGHT: The RedHawks seek their third straight win in Game 3 of a 4-game series with New Orleans at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. OKC blanked the Zephyrs last night 3-0. The RedHawks are 2-0 during this final homestand of 2009. A 5-game, 4-day trip to Memphis starting Friday will wrap up the season. The RedHawks have won 6 straight over New Orleans dating to a sweep at Zephyr Field July 20-23. Righthander Bryan Corey gets the start tonight for the RedHawks, while lefty Andrew Miller is expected to be activated as the Zephyrs' starter.

Homestand Stats

AVG. G AB H R HR BB SO SB CS

OKC Hitting .333 2 63 21 12 0 19 6 4 0

ERA W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR

OKC Pitching 1.50 2-0 18.0 12 4 3 8 16 0

SHUTOUT NO. 8: Elizardo Ramirez keyed a combined, 6-hit shutout of New Orleans last night, 3-0. Ramirez, at 9-10 the club leader in wins, went 6 innings, followed by Mike Hinckley (1 IP) and Jailen Peguero (2). Peguero walked 5 in 2 innings, but picked up his first OKC save and second in the PCL this year. Joaquin Arias and Greg Golson had 2-hit games. Arias recorded his 37th multi-hit game of 2009, surpassing Julio Borbon for the team lead. OKC has shut out the opposition 8 times this year while being on the other end of a shutout 8 times. OKC has climbed into a tie for sixth in the league in team ERA at 4.33.

NAME TAGS, PLEASE: The RedHawks have had a barrage of player moves since Sunday. Arriving are pitchers Mike Wood and Chris Cooper, outfielders Kevin Thompson and Justin Leone as free agents. Zach Zaneski and Jared Bolden were promoted from within the system. Out are Ryan Freel (released), Brandon McCarthy and Esteban German (activated from rehab assignments), Brandon Boggs (recalled and placed on the 60-day DL with a left shoulder dislocation), and Guillermo Moscoso, Warner Madrigal and catcher Kevin Richardson (September callups).

ANOTHER ZERO FOR HINCKLEY: Lefty reliever Mike Hinckley's scoreless seventh inning last night extended his shutout streak to 11 innings. The last time Hinckley allowed a run was July 30 at Albuquerque.

CHANCES: In the first 2 games of this series, OKC has gone 6-for-27 with runners in scoring position. In a 5-game series in Iowa that ended Sunday, OKC was 3-for-33 with RISP. OKC has stranded 27 men on base so far this series, drawing 19 walks while striking out 6 times.

SWEET SEPTEMBER: OKC's win last night was its first shutout since Luis Mendoza's no-hitter April 14 against Salt Lake. The RedHawks went 12-19 in August, amassing the second-fewest wins in the league ahead of Portland's 11-19 mark. OKC batted a league-low .237 in August, but belted 20 homers, which matched July for the most home runs by the team in a month.

DOT...DOT...DOT...Kevin Thompson was the 17th RedHawk to serve as a designated hitter when he had that role in his debut last night...OKC designated hitters are batting a combined .231 with 8 homers and 78 RBIs...the RedHawks went 33-23 in June and July, but have gone 34-47 in the other months of the season...OKC has scored 2 or fewer runs in a game 45 times and allowed 2 or fewer 45 times, going 9-36 when scoring 0-2 runs and 37-8 when allowing 2 or fewer.

NEW NAME FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: The Bricktown Showdown, which the PCL champion has won all three years it's been played, is now the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game. The annual meeting of the playoff champions from the International and Pacific Coast Leagues takes place at Oklahoma City's AT&T Bricktown Ballpark Sept. 22 at 6 pm CDT and will be broadcast live again this season on ESPN2 and Westwood One radio.

UPCOMING PROBABLES:

Date Opponent Oklahoma City Pitcher Opposing Pitcher Radio

Thursday Sept. 3 New Orleans RH Luis Mendoza 6-7, 4.56 RH Hayden Penn 2-4, 4.36 KTOK AM 1000

Friday Sept. 4 @ Memphis RH Kris Benson 4-4, 5.19 RH Adam Ottavino 7-12, 4.68 KEBC AM 1340

Saturday Sept. 5 @ Memphis Brian Gordon/TBA RH P.J. Walters/TBA KTOK AM 1000

Sunday Sept. 6 @ Memphis RH Elizardo Ramirez 9-10, 4.47 LH Evan MacLane 7-11, 4.11 KTOK AM 1000


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