OMAHA, Neb. — Brett Oberholtzer pitched one-hit baseball for six innings Monday night, helping Oklahoma City whip Omaha 6-1 in Pacific Coast League action before 3,656 fans at Werner Park.
ON THE MOUND
Oberholtzer (6-6, 4.37 ERA) was superb in his first game action since July 5 with the Houston Astros. He limited Omaha to a run on the one hit and a walk, while striking out nine. Relievers Kevin Chapman and Jason Stoffel blanked the Storm Chasers on two hits the rest of the way. Chapman struck out four. ... Omaha starter Everett Teaford pitched well, too. He held Oklahoma City to a run on four hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out seven. The Omaha bullpen imploded, however. The RedHawks mashed Maikel Cleto and Michael Mariot for five runs on seven hits in four innings.
AT THE PLATE
Oklahoma City collected 11 hits, two each by Brandon Laird, Jimmy Paredes and Ruben Sosa. The only player in the RedHawks' lineup who did not have a hit was Marwin Gonzalez. ... George Springer stole two more bases, giving him eight since his recent promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi. Paredes added a steal. ... Irving Falu had two of Omaha's three total hits. He had a double and an RBI.
Oklahoma City (55-47) and Omaha (47-55) continue the series Tuesday with a 4:05 p.m. doubleheader. Asher Wojciechowski (5-4, 2.95) and Bobby Doran (0-0, 5.79) are the scheduled pitchers for Oklahoma City. Doran was added to the RedHawks roster on Monday from Corpus Christi. He replaces shortstop Jonathan Villar on the roster; Villar was promoted to the Astros on Sunday. ... Danny Duffy (2-0, 5.06) and Brian Sanches (6-2, 3.68) are the scheduled starting pitchers for Omaha.