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The Tulsa Drillers return to ONEOK Field for a brief four-game series against the Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) that will run from July 14-17. It will be the first of two four-game sets with the Travelers in Tulsa during a 12-day period.
Arkansas won the first-half North Division title and has again been atop the standings for much of the second half. So far this season, the Drillers and Travelers have split their 16 meetings, with each team compiling an 8-8 record in its own park.
All four games in the initial series against the Travelers will begin at 7:05PM.
The series has been labeled Beach Party Weekend with the promotions lineup including Margaritaville Night and Thirsty Thursday on July 14, Friday Night Fireworks on July 15 and Grand Slam Saturday and Drillers Beach Towels on July 16.
The homestand will conclude with Family FunDay Sunday and Super Splash Day on July 17.
A complete list of promotions with descriptions is below.
Tickets for all four games are now on sale at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office at 201 N. Elgin Ave.and at TulsaDrillers.com. Tickets are also available by calling the Ticket Office at (918)744-5901.
Holcomb At Home: Third baseman Darin Holcomb has found ONEOK Field to be to his liking. He is second on the Drillers with a .302 batting average in home games this season. Scott Beerer leads Tulsa with a .311 average at ONEOK Field.
Friedrich Stingy: Christian Friedrich has not allowed more than three earned runs in a start since April 27. In his last eight starts, Friedrich has compiled a 2.42 ERA, dating back to May 30.
Turpen Time: Daniel Turpen has not allowed an earned run in seven outings against Arkansas this year. The reliever has surrendered only five hits and no walks in 10.2 innings against the Travs.
Driller Killer: Former University of Oklahoma pitcher Garrett Richards has accounted for nearly half of the Travs’ wins against the Drillers this season. Richards is 3-1 in four starts against Tulsa.
Wheeler HR Pace: Tim Wheeler hit 24 home runs inTulsa’s first 88 games, a pace that would give him a chance to break the season, franchise record of 32 homers co-held by Kevin Buckley (1983) and Bubba Smith (1996).
TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE & PROMOTIONS (July 14-17)
BEACH PARTY WEEKEND!!!
Thursday, July 14. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
MARGARITAVILLE NIGHT / THIRSTY THURSDAY
One of the most fun promotions of the year returns to ONEOK Field with Margaritaville Night compliments of Saint Francis Health Zone and Star 103! Get out your flip-flops and your Hawaiian shirts and enjoy the soothing sounds of Something Steel as well as $5 margaritas and buy one, get one free cheeseburgers in paradise! The Parrot Head Club of Tulsa will be passing out leis to the first 2,000 fans, and it is also a Thirsty Thursday with 12 ounce servings of Miller Lite and Coors Light and 21 ounce servings of Pepsi products on sale for only $1 each.
Friday, July 15. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
Beach Party Weekend continues with Friday Night Fireworks at ONEOK Field, presented by Cox. Concession stands will feature $2 Coronas, $5 pina coladas and $4 teriyaki chicken and pineapple sandwiches!
Saturday, July 16. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / BEACH TOWELS
It’s a Grand Slam Saturday and first 1,500 fans of all ages will receive a colorful, Drillers beach towel that features Hornsby and downtown Tulsa, compliments of Pepsi and News Channel 8.
Tulsa players will be wearing special beach-themed jerseys that will be available via auctions during the game with proceeds benefiting the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Beach Party concessions specials will include $3 lemonade servings, $5 strawberry daiquiris and $4 Big Kahuna Burgers with pineapple.
Sunday, July 17. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY / SUPER SPLASH DAY / KIDS EAT FREE
ONEOK Field will be turned into a water park with fun water slides and games courtesy of EMSA, the Tulsa Fire Department and Bounce Toyz. Activities will include two 18 ft. water slides, a 32 ft. double, slip ‘n slide and a giant waterspout.
The first 500 kids, ages 12 and under, will receive a voucher that is redeemable for a free hot dog, milk, and an ice cream dessert at the concession stands courtesy of Borden Dairy, K95.5FM and 2 News Works For You.
From 6:15-6:30PM, a pair of Drillers players will be in Black Gold Outfitters signing autographs for all fans. After the game, all kids will be allowed on the field to run the bases.
Beach Party food and beverage specials will feature $2 pineapple snow cones!
So far in 2011 the Tulsa Drillers are 23-19 in Texas League Play. Though through their last ten games the team is 4-6, the Drillers still own a half-game lead in the Northern Division over Northwest Arkansas. And they own a two and a half game lead over the Arkansas Travelers.
The starting pitching has certainly been a strength so far in the season with Juan Nicasio, Christian Friedrich, and Rob Scahill all pitching great in their last outing. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Aaron Cook will be on the mound for the Drillers Monday as he is making his third rehab start with the team and looking to build on his last two outings.
Not only has the pitching been great so far, the bats are starting to heat up. Scott Beerer is hitting .345 over his last ten games, with two home runs and five runs batted in. Thomas Field is also starting to turn his season around as well. Field has put together what is easily his best ten game stretch as a Tulsa Driller. He is hitting .313 with ten hits, one home run, eight runs batted in, four runs in his last ten games.
Here are the questions for the week Drillville:
- Who do you predict will make the Texas League All-Star team from the Drillers in 2011?
- What has been your most memorable game so far in 2011?
- With only a few players back from the 2010 team. Who do you believe is the Drillville’s new favorite player?
- If given a choice of the two. Would you prefer original double-bubble or apple flavored dubble-bubble?
The Drillers will be home again for a short four game strech Tuesday May 3 through Friday May 6. All games through out the homestand will have a 7:05 PM first pitch, except the game on Wednesday which is scheduled for 11:05 AM.
TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE & PROMOTIONS (May 3-6)
Tuesday, May 3 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
The ultimate night of discounts returns to ONEOK Field with $2 Tuesday presented by Pepsi, Frito Lay, Warehouse Market, and 2 News Works For You. General Admission tickets on the outfield lawn are only $2.00 each, while all other tickets are discounted $3.00 off normal prices. In addition, Driller Dogs, Mazzio’s Pizza slices, 21oz Pepsi fountain drinks, and jumbo soft pretzels will be on sale for only $2.00 each!
KRAFT SINGLES TUESDAY NIGHT TICKETS
Buy one, get one FREE from Kraft Singles! Fans presenting an outer wrapper from a package of Kraft Singles can purchase two regular priced tickets for the price of one! Only one ticket discount can be used when purchasing tickets.
Wednesday, May 4 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (11:05AM) – Gates Open at 10:00AM
DAY BASEBALL GAME!
It’s baseball in the A.M. as the Drillers and Travelers get an early start with first pitch slated for 11:05AM! Brought to you by PSO.
Thursday, May 5 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
Quench your thirst at ONEOK Field tonight as 12oz Beer and 21oz Pepsi Products will be on sale for only $1 each!
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
Downtown Tulsa’s Cinco De Mayo Celebration gets its start at ONEOK Field, beginning at 6:00 PM when the stadium gates open! Start the evening off right with $1 Beer as the Drillers take on division rival, the Arkansas Travelers! Brought to you by Vista Shadow Mountain.
Friday, May 6 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
The third fireworks display of the season gives fans another opportunity to watch a spectacular show that will light up the night sky over downtown Tulsa and ONEOK Field following the action on the field! Brought to you by XETA Technologies.
POST GAME BALL TOSS, “CHUCK IT IN THE BUCKET!”
Before the fireworks it’s your chance to win $400 in COLD HARD CASH, if you can, “Chuck it in the Bucket!” Balls are sold on the concourse throughout the duration of the game; purchase 6 balls for $5, or increase your chances by purchasing 13 balls for only $10!
With an off day yesterday due in large part to the observance of Easter, the Drillers are 9-7. That 9-7 mark is good enough to place the Drillers in a tie for first place with Northwest Arkansas. This week the Drillers are scheduled to take on the Arkansas Travelers in Little Rock, but so far weather is looking like it might not cooperate.
Rain aside, today we begin a new segment on Drill Bits. We are excited to premiere the Monday Morning Manager segment on the blog.
The Monday Morning Manager will typically consist of open-ended questions for the Drillville faithful to answer. The questions are for fans to comment on, so we are visibly able to gauge their opinion on not only the baseball team but promotions, ONEOK Field, and everything else that is Tulsa Drillers.
- So far in the 2011, who do you believe has had the best season up to Monday as a Driller?
- Of all the promotions the Tulsa Drillers have done in 2011, what is your favorite?
- What has been the strongest part of the Drillers so far this year? Weakest?