A couple of developments here at the nest, my new nickname for Bricktown Ballpark. The Rangers have sent Beau Vaughan to Double-A Frisco after an especially rough stretch of outtings giving up six earned runs and 8 hits in his last 5 innings. No move has been made to fill the last spot on OKCs roster to get the team to 24.
Which brings up El Duque who pitched against live hitters yesterday and looked fairly good. Vaughan’s spot could end up being taken by him or German Duran might come off the DL.
- Speaking of coming off the DL, Nate Gold had the game winning hit in last night’s 8-7 extra innings affair against Nashville. It was a nice moment for a guy who has been struggling lately with his health and at the plate.
- Nice moment before Friday night’s game. Infielder Royce Huffman took his young son out in the outfield to shag fly balls. He didn’t catch any, but wore a big RedHawks batting helmet just in case.
-No word yet on when Kris Benson will come to OKC. He was designated for assignment last week but has been battling injuries and is not currently wit the team.
- Alcides Escobar is the real deal. Milwaukee’s top prospect was amazing to watch in the field last night, making several difficult throws including a laser to home plate that gunned down an OKC runner. He’s not big on the offensive end, but his defense is flawless.