Zephyrs Turn Tables
The Oklahoma City RedHawks lost 3-0 to the New Orleans Zephyrs Wednesday night at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. One night after the RedHawks blanked the Zephyr's 3-0, the visitors returned the favor and sent Oklahoma City to its eight shutout loss of the year.
New Orleans took a 1-0 advantage in the second when Jai Miller drove in Michael Ryan with a double. Miller added a second run batted in with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, while Alejandro De Aza brought home the final run with a base hit in the fifth inning.
Zephyrs starter Andrew Miller shut down the RedHawks on three hits over six innings and struck out eight RedHawks before giving way to the bullpen. Oklahoma City only had multiple runners on base at the same time once in the game when Royce Huffman reached on an error and Travis Metcalf singled in the six.
Bryan Corey (6-9) took the loss after surrendering three runs on ten hits over eight innings. Miller (1-2) earned the win in his first appearance since July 29 after spending the month of August on the Zephyrs disabled list. Brett Sinkbeil pitched two perfect innings and Matt DeSalvo tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the save and complete the seventh New Orleans shutout of the year.
Oklahoma City was held to three hits and three walks in the loss, their first against the Zephyrs since June 14, snapping a six game winning streak against New Orleans. Three different Zephyr's had two hits apiece in the win.
The RedHawks conclude the home portion of their 2009 schedule on Thursday night against the Zephyrs. Luis Mendoza and Hayden Penn are the slated starters for Oklahoma City and New Orleans with a 7:05 pm first pitch at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark scheduled.
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