Oklahoma City RedHawks notebook: OKC falls to Iowa

Brad Nelson helped keep the Iowa Cubs' three-game winning streak alive on Monday with his two home runs off Oklahoma City RedHawks pitcher Phil Humber.
BY RHIANNON WALKER Published: June 10, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma City's Jonathan Villar (2) runs the bases past Iowa pitcher Yoanner Negrin (25) after hitting a home run in the third inning during a minor league baseball game between the Oklahoma City RedHawks and the Iowa Cubs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 10, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Jonathan Villar (2) runs the bases past Iowa pitcher Yoanner Negrin (25) after hitting a home run in the third inning during a minor league baseball game between the Oklahoma City RedHawks and the Iowa Cubs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 10, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

After a short exchange from the mound to home plate, which Pevey then proceeded to kick dirt on, Pevey left the field and the dugout.

Iowa's Steve Clevenger, who is with the team on a rehab assignment, was also ejected. He was not in the game at the time.

GROSSMAN PICKED OFF

After Robbie Grossman hit a double into center field to start off the RedHawks' hitting, he was then picked off at second base by Negrin.

Brett Wallace and Brandon Laird would then single on back-to-back plays after Jose Martinez grounded out. A run by Grossman in the bottom of the first could have made a difference at the end of the game.

HOME SWEET HOME

The RedHawks are now 2-4 in their last week, but hope to turn their fortunes around in their next seven straight games at home.

They are 17-10 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, and are now a game back behind the Round Rock Express, who they will play a four-game home series against starting Friday.

UP NEXT

The RedHawks face the Cubs again at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Asher Wojciechowski (2-2, 3.23 ERA) is scheduled to start for OKC, while Guillermo Moscoso (2-3, 4.75) is expected to pitch for Iowa.