OKC RedHawks complete sweep of Tucson Padres

by Ryan Aber Published: May 15, 2012

Houston called up starting pitcher Jordan Lyles before the game to make the start for the Astros against Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Lyles' promotion is his second of the season. In his two stints with the RedHawks, Lyles is 5-0 with a 3.49 ERA.

To make room for Lyles, relief pitcher David Carpenter was optioned to the RedHawks.

Carpenter had spent the entire season with the Astros, going 0-2 with a 4.02 ERA.

Lyles replaces Kyle Weiland in the Astros rotation. Weiland was placed on the disabled list in late April with bursitis in his right shoulder.


Tucson broadcaster Tim Hagerty recently released a book on minor league team names and their origins.

The book “Root For The Home Team, Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names,” covers teams in 49 states (all but Alaska) and Canada.

Hagerty came up with the idea in 2004, when he broadcast games for the Idaho Falls Chukars.

“People were constantly coming up to me and asking me where the name came from,” Hagerty said.

Entries include the Lawton Medicine Men, Ilion (N.Y.) Typewriters and Kalamazoo (Mich.) Celery Pickers. Each entry includes the origin of the name as well as on-the-field fact about each team.

The book is available at bookstores and online at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.


RedHawks (RH Paul Clemens, 3-3, 5.24) at Reno (RH Barry Enright, 4-1, 3.14), 8:35 p.m. Thursday

by Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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