Taking a look back at the first home game for Oklahoma City, one thing was pretty clear: This is going to be an inconsistent team and at times, wildly inconsistent.
At least for awhile.
Starting pitcher Elizardo Ramirez looked pretty good in his first start, but not in his second. Oklahoma’s bats came alive during their series with Nashville, but not so much in a 4 hit loss Friday night.
Tonight’s second home game with Memphis could be a different story if the early season pattern holds up. OKC could put a dozen on the board.
The good news for the RedHawks is they have time to get it together. Nobody is running away with the PCL South anytime soon. All four teams have at least 5 losses, with Round Rock checking in with six. No team is over .500 either.
If you’re Oklahoma City you hope to win every other night, and get on a hot 6-8 game win streak at some point in the season and more than likely, the division title is yours.
It’s a lot harder than it sounds, but even without mashers like Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis, it’s doable. And the RedHawks may have a few mashers yet anyway. Catcher Max Ramirez has started the season cold, but he’ll hit at least 20 this summer. Royce Huffman and Ben Harrison also have the potential to hit a few over the fences too.