Drillers strike early, take Tuesday's game from Cardinals

By Springfield Cardinals | August 6, 2019 11:44 PM

TULSA, Ok. - For the second straight night, the Tulsa Drillers (24-20, 61-52) swung in front in the first inning and never looked back, taking a 10-0 win against the Springfield Cardinals (21-23, 51-63) on Tuesday night.

DECISIONS:
W: LHP Leo Crawford (1-0)
L: RHP Angel Rondon (4-4)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
-Tulsa LF Drew Avans led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run, lifting the Drillers into the 1-0 lead.

-Tulsa added two in the fourth and one in the fifth, before rattling off four runs in the seventh on an RBI single by CF Cody Thomas, a two-run base hit from 2B Angelo Mora and an RBI single from C Connor Wong, increasing the lead to 8-0.

-The Drillers added two final runs in the eighth when SS Errol Robinson drove a fly ball to deep right field. RF Johan Mieses tried to make a lunging catch on the warning track, but the ball knocked off his glove and charomed over the wall for a two-run home run, making it 10-0.

NOTABLES:
-2B Irving Lopez extended his hitting streak to nine games with a base hit.

-LF Lars Nootbaar went 2x4 with a pair of singles.

-RF Johan Mieses, 3B Elehuris Montero and C Julio Rodriguez each added a single apiece.

WHAT'S ON DECK:
-The Cardinals conclude the trip in Tulsa on Wednesday at 7:05pm. Catch all the action live on Jock 98.7 FM and SpringfieldCardinals.com, and tune in at 7pm for the Harbell's Grill and Sports Bar Pregame Show.

Route 66 Super Soft Shirts, 1969 Music Festival Fireworks, Lou Brock Career Highlights Bobbleheads and Build-A-Bears this week!

The Cardinals return home for a quick four-game homestand from Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 11. Don't miss any of the upcoming fun, including:

-Thursday, August 8, 7:10pm - Aaron Sachs & Associates Route 66 Super Soft Shirt Giveaway (2,000) and Klement's $1 Bratwurst Night. Gates open at 6:10pm.

-Friday, August 9, 7:10pm - Fans-On-Field Fireworks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Music Festival. Gates open at 6:10pm.

-Saturday, August 10, 6:10pm - Maria's Mexican Restaurant Lou Brock Career Highlights Bobblehead (2,000). Gates open at 6:10pm.

-Sunday, August 11, 6:10pm - Great Southern Bank Cardinals Build-A-Bear Giveaway (2,000), Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday and Kids Run the Bases. Gates open at 4:55pm for Christian Family Day.

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