The Tulsa Drillers will conclude the month of July with a 7-game homestand at ONEOK Field that will begin on Thursday, July 25. The stand will open with a four-game series against the Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) July 25-28, and will finish with a three-game set versus the Springfield Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) that will run July 29-31.
All seven games in the stand will begin at 7:05PM in downtown Tulsa.
The promotions schedule will include Margaritaville Night/Thirsty Thursday on July 25, Friday Night Fireworks on July 26, Grand Slam Saturday/OKC Thunder Night on July 27 and $2 Tuesday on July 30. The stand will conclude with Bark in the Park Night on Wednesday, July 31.
The Drillers will look to reverse a July trend. They are only 2-8 in home games during the month. Overall, Tulsa is .500 at ONEOK Field this season, winning 25 and losing 25.
Arkansas has won five of the eight meetings between the two teams in Tulsa this year, while the Drillers have split the eight home games with Springfield.
Individual tickets to all seven games are now available online at TulsaDrillers.com, in person at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office (201 N. Elgin Avenue) or over the phone by calling (918) 744-5901.
ALL THE SAME: Through the season's first 99 games, the Drillers team batting average was identical for both home and road games. They were hitting .236 in 50 home games and .236 in 49 road games.
TOUGH DECISIONS: Starting pitcher Christian Bergman has recorded a 2.52 ERA in 10 starts at ONEOK Field this season and has held opponents to a .241 batting average. A lack of run support has left Bergman with deceiving 1-3 record at home.
NINA AT HOME AT HOME: Second baseman Angelys Nina hits 100 points higher at ONEOK Field than on the road. He has a .337 average at ONEOK Field and a .231 mark on the road. In addition, six of his seven home runs have come in games played in Tulsa.
DEFENSE, DEFENSE: Three Drillers infielders lead their respective positions in fielding according to Texas League statistics. Nina leads all second basemen with a .980 fielding percentage. Jayson Langfels leads the third basemen with a .969 mark and Cristhian Adames leads all shortstops with a .970 percentage. Also, the Drillers lead all TL teams with a .981 fielding percentage.
TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE/PROMOTIONS (July 25-31)
Thursday, July 25. . .Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) - Gates Open at 6:00PM
MARGARITAVILLE NIGHT/THIRSTY THURSDAY
The biggest party of the year comes to ONEOK Field with Margaritaville Night presented by Saint Francis Health Zone, Fox 23 and Rock 103.3. We will make it a paradise with free leis to the first 2,000 fans, buy one get one free cheeseburgers and ½ price margaritas. The band Something Steel will perform songs from Jimmy Buffett and other Caribbean favorites from 7-9PM. Finally, it is also a Thirsty Thursday with 12 ounce servings of Coors Light and Miller Lite and 16 ounce servings of Pepsi on sale for only $1 each!
Friday, July 26. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) - Gates Open at 6:00PM
NEWS ON 6 FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS Our summers series of Friday Night Fireworks Shows continues courtesy of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the News on 6 and 98.5 KVOO. The first 2,500 fans will receive giveaway items such as sunglasses, wrist bands, foam fingers and stress balls from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, plus fans will be entertained by Native American dancers prior to the game.
Saturday, July 27. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) - Gates Open at 5:30PM
TULSA'S CHANNEL 8 GRAND SLAM SATURDAY OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER NIGHT/DRILLERS BASKETBALL JERSEYS
Basketball is just a few months away and so is the Thunder's sixth season in the NBA! We get you ready with the first 1,500 fans, ages 5 and up, to enter the stadium through the Oil Derrick and Arvest Entrances with paid admission receiving special edition, Drillers basketball jerseys courtesy of U.S. Cellular, Tulsa's Channel 8 and the Buzz Sports Networks. The Thunder Girls will also be in attendance for photos and autographs as will the Thunder Storm Chasers and Drumline. The Thunder Merchandise Truck will be at the stadium, and fans will have the chance to win memorabilia and merchandise in various contests.
KOHL'S FUN & FIT KIDS AT SAINT FRANCIS
The Kohl's Fun & Fit Kids program returns to ONEOK Field to encourage kids and their families to eat right and be active. There will be an interactive Fun and Fit program on the field beginning at 5:45PM that all kids can participate in.
Sunday, July 28. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) - Gates Open at 6:00PM
2 WORKS FOR YOU SOUVENIR SUNDAY / DRILLERS BACK-TO-SCHOOL FOLDERS
The first 500 fans, ages 12 and under, to enter the stadium through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Entrances with a paid admission will receive a full-color Hornsby Folders that will be perfect for school this fall. All fans ages 12 and under will also receive a Kids Eat FREE coupon that is redeemable for a free hot dog, ice cream and milk. It is all courtesy of the Green Country Chevy Dealers, K95.5FM and 2 Works for You.
SPLASH DOWN SUNDAY / KIDS RUN THE BASES
Young fans are encouraged to wear their bathing suits to enjoy our Splash Down Zone in Hornsby's Hangout area, including the water spout presented by EMSA and the Tulsa Fire Department. Finally, after the game, all kids will be able run the bases compliments of the Green Country Chevy Dealers.
Monday, July 29. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) - Gates Open at 6:00PM
PURPLE MONDAY / SEASON TICKET HOLDER APPRECIATION NIGHT
Purple Monday returns to ONEOK Field as we showcase the Drillers relationship with our parent club, the Colorado Rockies. The first 300 fans to enter through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Entrances with a paid admission will receive special edition, purple Rockies T-Shirts. In addition, selected fans who are wearing purple during the game will be chosen to win great Rockies and Drillers related prizes.
It is also Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Night with season tickets holders able to enjoy the new Flavored Popcorn offerings at a Buy 1, Get 1 Free discount! Season ticket holders can also gain early access to the park at 4:30PM to watch the Drillers take batting practice.
McELROY MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE MONDAY
Monday night games of the 2013 season will give Tulsa area children and families in need the opportunity to attend games at no cost. As part of the program, all kids and parents will also receive a complimentary Drillers Dog and soft drink.
Tuesday, July 30. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) - Gates Open at 6:00PM
2 WORKS FOR YOU $2 TUESDAY
It is another great night of discounts as $2 Tuesday returns to ONEOK Field compliments of 2 Works for You. General Admission tickets on the Primeaux Kia Outfield Lawn are only $2.00 each, while all other tickets are discounted $3.00 off normal prices. In addition, hot dogs, Mazzio's Pizza slices, 21 ounce Pepsi fountain drinks and jumbo soft pretzels will be on sale for only $2.00 each. Finally, from 6:00-8:00PM, Corona bottles will be on sale for only $2 each at the beer carts located next to Siegi's Sausage Shack behind home plate and the BBQ Cart on the third base concourse.
BURST TO FIRST
After the game, all kids will be able show off their speed running from home plate to first base in our Burst to First compliments of Danny Beck Chevrolet.
Wednesday, July 31. . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) - Gates Open at 6:00PM
BARK IN THE PARK
Dog owners can enjoy the game with their canine friends in the Primeaux Kia Outfield Lawn areas courtesy of City Vet Hospital, Animal Aid of Tulsa and 94.1 The Breeze. All dogs with proof of up-to-date vaccinations will gain free admission. Fans with dogs should enter the park through either the Oil Derrick or Arvest Entrances.
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