Oklahoma City Dodgers (79-62) at El Paso Chihuahuas (80-61)
Game #142 of 150/Road #70 of 75
Pitching Probables: OKC-RHP Gavin Stone (0-1, 1.59) vs. ELP-RHP Matt Waldron (3-7, 7.76)
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | Southwest University Park | El Paso, Texas | 7:35 p.m. CT
Radio: KGHM-AM 1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com, iHeartRadio; Video: MiLB.tv
Today’s Game: The Oklahoma City Dodgers open a six-game road series at 7:35 p.m. CT against the El Paso Chihuahuas at Southwest University Park as the top two teams in PCL East Division meet in a series that can determine the division champion. The Dodgers enter the pivotal series in second place in the PCL East Division standings, 1.0 behind first-place El Paso, with nine games remaining on the 2022 schedule, including six head-to-head meetings between the teams this week.
Last Game: The Oklahoma City Dodgers hit three home runs on the way to a fourth straight victory and 11-7 win against the Albuquerque Isotopes Sunday afternoon at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park. The Dodgers overcame an early deficit as they went on to post a double-digit run total for a third straight game. The Isotopes took the game’s first lead when D.J. Peterson swatted a three-run homer in the first inning. Oklahoma City answered with three runs in the third inning, including a two-run home run by Drew Avans followed by a solo homer by Ryan Noda. Albuquerque went back in front, 4-3, on a RBI single in the bottom of the inning. A three-run homer by Michael Busch with two outs in the fifth inning put the Dodgers in front for good. The Dodgers loaded the bases in the sixth inning and Devin Mann drew a walk to bring in OKC’s seventh run, and Avans later connected on a two-run single for a 9-4 advantage. Albuquerque scored on an OKC error in the bottom of the inning before a RBI single by Tomás Telis gave the Dodgers a 10-5 lead in the seventh inning. The Isotopes scored twice more in the eighth inning via a RBI single coupled with another OKC error to trim the lead to three runs, but Telis added another RBI single in the ninth to extend OKC to an 11-7 lead.
Today’s Probable Pitcher: Gavin Stone (0-1) opens the series with his fifth Triple-A start, fourth on the road and first career appearance against El Paso…Stone most recently pitched Sept. 14 in Albuquerque in Game 1 of a doubleheader. His start was cut short after facing two batters due to a…