Oklahoma City Dodgers (80-62) at El Paso Chihuahuas (80-62)
Game #143 of 150/Road #71 of 75
Pitching Probables: OKC-RHP Bobby Miller (1-1, 3.38) vs. ELP-RHP Reiss Knehr (4-4, 6.53)
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | Southwest University Park | El Paso, Texas | 1:05 p.m. CT
Radio: KGHM-AM 1340 The Game, 1340thegame.com, iHeartRadio; Video: MiLB.tv
Today’s Game: The Oklahoma City Dodgers and El Paso Chihuahuas enter today’s matinee at Southwest University Park in a tie for first place in the PCL East Division. The pivotal series can determine the division champion with eight games remaining in the season, including five more head-to-head meetings between the teams…With a win last night, the Dodgers won a fifth straight game and own a share of first place in the division standings for the first time since Sept. 11…OKC has reached 80 wins for the seventh time in 24 seasons during the Bricktown era.
Last Game: The OKC Dodgers blasted five home runs and the offense stayed hot to open their critical series with El Paso Chihuahuas with a 16-1 victory Tuesday night at Southwest University Park. The game was scoreless until James Outman hit a two-run homer in the third inning, giving the Dodgers their first lead. OKC hit two more homers in the second inning when Ryan Noda connected on a two-run homer and Jake Amaya cleared the batter’s eye in center field with a three-run blast to extend the lead to 7-0. After El Paso scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Dodgers piled on seven runs in the fifth. As part of the rally, Drew Avans hit a RBI single, Edwin Ríos added a two-run double and Tomás Telis hit a three-run homer. The team’s fifth and final homer occurred when Michael Busch hit the first pitch of the seventh inning out to left-center field. The last run of the game scored on a bases-loaded walk by Noda in the eighth inning. OKC starting pitcher Gavin Stone earned his first Triple-A win by holding the Chihuahuas to one run and three hits over six innings. All nine OKC players in the lineup collected at least one hit and scored at least one run. Six players had multi-hit games and six scored at least two runs. Seven players finished with at least one RBI and five collected multi-RBI games.
Today’s Probable Pitcher: Bobby Miller (1-1) is set to make his fourth start with OKC, but first appearance since Sept. 1…In his last start Sept. 1 in Round Rock, Miller…