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September 2, 2010 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Oklahoma City Dodgers News Release

Oklahoma City RedHawks (72-65) vs. Nashville Sounds (73-65)

Games 138 & 139 | Sept. 2, 2010, 2:05 pm CDT | AT&T Bricktown Ballpark | Oklahoma City, OK

1340 Fox Sports, RedHawks Radio Network | Play-by-Play: Jim Byers & Judson Richards

RH Doug Mathis (5-6, 5.75) vs. RH Marty McLeary (6-4, 5.40)

RH Guillermo Moscoso (7-6, 5.11) vs. LH Sam Narron (9-7, 4.16)

TODAY: The Redhawks and Nashville Sounds play the second of back-to-back doubleheaders starting at 2:05 pm CDT. The teams split two yesterday, Nashville taking the opener 9-5 after opening a 9-0 lead through 4 1/2 innings. Two outs from a win in the nightcap, OKC let a 2-1 lead slip away in the seventh inning of Game 2 on Brendan Katin's second homer of the game (and third of the twin bill) off rehabber Scott Feldman to force extra innings. The RedHawks won in the 10th on a walk by Matt Brown.

MAGIC NUMBER DROPS TO 3: The RedHawks' division lead climbed to 3.5 last night with Iowa coming from behind with 9 runs in the ninth to beat Albuquerque 15-13 coupled with the RedHawks' doubleheader split. The magic number for the RedHawks to clinch has dropped to 3 games. OKC and Albuquerque have each had their seasons shortened to 143 games because of rainouts.

NIPPERT TOSSES 3 SCORELESS: Righthander Dustin Nippert started yesterday's second game and pitched 3 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit (34 pitches, 23 strikes). It was his third rehab appearance and first for OKC. Nippert was placed on Texas' 15-day DL July 20 after taking a batted ball off his head July 19 at Detroit. His rehab began with 2 appearances at Double-A Frisco Aug. 27 and Aug. 29, combining to pitch 3.1 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit.

DOUBLEHEADER RESULTS: OKC has swept its opposition in 2 doubleheaders this season (New Orleans, June 16 and Nashville July 7). The RedHawks were swept by Fresno May 17, at Iowa July 20 and at Memphis July 24. Yesterday was the RedHawks first split of the season.

GAME TIME AND BROADCAST CHANGES: Today's 2:05 doubleheader will be broadcast on daytime flagship 1340 AM Fox Sports. Because of Friday night high school football programming, the RedHawks-Omaha game will air live on 96.1 FM KXY. Fox Sports 1340 will air all 3 weekend games: Saturday at 11:05 am, Sunday at 4:05 and Monday at 1:05.

IRIBARREN'S STREAK ENDS: Hernan Iribarren had an 8-game hitting streak snapped in last night's finale. During the streak, he was 12-for-30 (.400) with 2 homers and 6 RBIs.

RAMIREZ STREAK HALTED AT 7: Max Ramirez was hitless in yesterday's opener, halting a 7-game hitting streak. Including yesterday, Ramirez has hits in 12 of his last 14, going 16-for-49 (.327) with 2 homers and 11 RBIs.

DAVIS AT 7: Chris Davis upped his hitting streak to 7 games yesterday (11-for-29, .379). Davis has 1 homer and 5 RBIs during the streak.

UPCOMING PROBABLES:

Date Opponent Oklahoma City Pitcher Opposing Pitcher Radio

Friday Sept. 3 Omaha LH Michael Ballard 5-8, 5.35 RH Luis Mendoza 10-8, 4.08 KXY 96.1 FM

Saturday Sept. 4 Omaha RH Brandon McCarthy 4-1, 3.44 LH Blaine Hardy 3-4, 3.55 1340 Fox Sports

Sunday Sept. 5 Omaha TBA RH Anthony Lerew 8-4, 2.60 1340 Fox Sports

Monday Sept. 6 Omaha TBA RH Matt Herges 8-4, 4.86 1340 Fox Sports


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