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Tulsa Time: A 60 Second Interview With Christian Friedrich

How well do you know your Tulsa Drillers?  No matter how big of a fan you are, we want to help you get to know the players that make up the Tulsa Drillers roster.

What is their favorite restaurant in Tulsa? Do they have a pre-game routine? Facebook or Twitter? These are just some of the questions we will ask the players to help you get to know them.   

However, each player has only one minute to answer all 17 questions.

Christian Friedrich was glad to be the first to sit down with us and answer all the questions in a fast paced setting. Friedrich is currently the leader of the Drillers pitching staff and ranked the number two pitcher in the Colorado Rockies farm system by Baseball America.

Through 16 starts in 2011 Christian Friedrich is 6-5 with a 3.93 earned run average. Friedrich is currently ranked the second best pitching prospect in the Colorado Rockies system by Baseball America. (Rich Crimi)

1. Subway, Quiznos, or Which Wich?

Christian Friedrich: “Subway for sure.”

2. Facebook or Twitter?

CF: “I’ll have to go with Twitter.”

3. What is your favorite type of Music?

CF: “Rock.”

4. What is your favorite TV show? Past or Present?

CF: “Fringe.”

5. What is your favorite sport other than baseball?

CF: “Hockey.”

6. And who is your favorite hockey player?

CF: “Patrick Kane…..hands down.”

7. Who was your idol when you were growing up?

CF: “Barry Zito.”

8. What is your favorite meal?

CF: “…….Steak and broccoli”

9. Do you have a pre-game routine?

CF: “Listen to music to get me going then drink a cup of coffee.”

10. What is your favorite restaurant in Tulsa?

CF: “Fat guys.”

11. Who is the funniest Drillers teammate?

CF: “…..I would have to say Daniel Turpen”

12. Most embarrassing moment while playing?

CF: “I guess not getting a hit or something. I really don’t know.”

13. What is your nickname?

CF: “Bird…”

14. Chuck Norris or Scott Beerer?

CF: “Scottie.”

15. Smooth or Crunchy Peanut Butter?

CF: “Smooth.”

16. Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore?

CF: “Happy Gilmore.”

17. Seinfeld or The Office?

CF: “Oh The Office.”

Independence Day Homestand To Include Two Fireworks Shows!

The Tulsa Drillers will be home at ONEOK Field for a six-game homestand from June 30 through July 5.  The Drillers will host the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros) in a three-game series and the San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres) in another three-game set. 

The six games will mark the first time the Drillers have played the two South Division teams since mid-April. Tulsa has a combined 6-6 record against the Hooks and Missions this season. 

Each of the six games of the homestand will start at 7:05PM. 

The homestand is filled with great promotions, including a pair of Fireworks Shows on Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4.  The homestand will begin with Thirsty Thursday / Guys Night Out on Thursday, June 30.  Saturday, July 2 will feature a 4th of July themed cap giveaway, while Sunday, July 3 will be Here’s To The Heroes, Military Appreciation Night.  The homestand will conclude with $2 Tuesday on July 5.

A complete list of promotions with descriptions is below.

Tickets for all six 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.

Beerer Power Surge:  Scott Beerer entered the All-Star Break on a hot streak, hitting .440 with 4 home runs and 9 RBI in his last 6 games. 

Friedrich Tough:  Over the past month, Christian Friedrich has been one of the top starting pitchers in the Texas League.  In his last six starts, dating back to May 30, Friedrich is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched.  He is holding league batters to a .255 average in those six outings. 

Hot Weather, Hot Bat:  As the weather has warmed up, so has second baseman Tommy Field’s bat.  Field is hitting .277 in the month of June with 17 RBI, while posting an impressive .369 on base percentage.  His five home runs in the month tie him with Beerer and Tim Wheeler for the team lead. 

Attendance: The Drillers are currently second in the Texas League in average paid attendance, attracting 5,593 fans per opening at ONEOK Field. 

4th of July:  Because of the scheduled post-game Fireworks display, the July 4 game will not be a $1.00 Dog Night. 

 

TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE & PROMOTIONS

(June 30-July 5)

 

Thursday, June 30. . . Corpus Christi Hooks  (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM

THIRSTY THURSDAY /  GUYS NIGHT OUT

It’s another Thirsty Thursday and a special night for the guys courtesy of Z104.5, The Edge!  Several great prizes will be given to lucky guys, including a Wii gaming system, two tickets to see Def Leppard at the BOK Center, two tickets to a meet and greet function with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders at ONEOK Field and two tickets to see Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights at the Cain’s.  In addition, 12 ounce servings of Bud and Bud Light and 21 ounce servings of Pepsi products will be on sale for only $1 each.  Live music will be provided by Brandon Clark.

 

Friday, July 1. . . Corpus Christi Hooks (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM

FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS

The Drillers offer you a chance to get an early start to the Independence Day Celebration with another great Friday Night Fireworks Show at ONEOK Field compliments of Danny Beck Chevrolet and 98.5 KVOO.

FRITOS® FAMILY NIGHT

It is also FRITOS® Family Night with six lucky families being chosen to participate in a number of behind-the-scenes activities at the ballpark. Fans can also present a FRITOS® Corn Chips sack at Black Gold Outfitters to receive 10% of their purchases.

Saturday, July 2. . . Corpus Christi Hooks (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM

GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / INDEPENDENCE DAY CAPS

It’s a Grand Slam Saturday and we will give you the chance to show off your pride in the Drillers and our country with one of these great caps!  The first 1,500 fans, ages 5 and over, will receive a Drillers cap that features a flag “T” compliments of ONB Bank and NewsChannel 8.  The caps will be given away only at the Oil Derrick and Arvest Entrances.

 

Sunday, July 3. . . San Antonio Missions (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM

HERE’S TO THE HEROES, MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

The Drillers honor and pay tribute to our armed forces as all active duty personnel or retired members of the military will receive free admission to the game.  The Drillers will be wearing special camouflage jerseys that will be available in a silent auction during the game with all proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation.  Major Dan Rooney, the founder of Folds of Honor, will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  It’s all courtesy of Anheuser-Busch. 

FAMILY FUNDAY SUNDAY / KIDS EAT FREE

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. 

Finally, kids are encouraged to wear their bathing suits to enjoy a giant waterspout from the Tulsa Fire Department and EMSA!

ELGIN STREET COOKOUT

Before the game, a giant cookout will be held on Elgin Street with games and inflatables for kids and $1.00 cheeseburgers for everyone, compliments of KRAFT singles.

Monday, July 4. . . San Antonio Missions (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW!

Baseball and Fireworks provide the perfect way to cap off a great holiday weekend!  Following the game, the skies in downtown Tulsa will be filled with a spectacular fireworks display courtesy of River Spirit Casino and the News On 6.  The first 5,000 fans will receive mini American Flags, and Pearl Harbor survivor Arles Cole will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.   

Tuesday, July 5. . . San Antonio Missions (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM

$2 TUESDAY

The ultimate night of discounts returns to ONEOK Field with $2 Tuesday presented by Pepsi, Warehouse Market, Mix 96 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, hot dogs, Mazzio’s Pizza slices, 21 ounce Pepsi fountain drinks, jumbo soft pretzels and souvenir programs 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

Eight Tulsa Drillers Make Texas League North Division All-Star Team

  

Tim Wheeler leads a group of eight Tulsa Drillers players that have named to the North Division All-Star Team that was announced today by the Texas League. The North Division will face the South Division in San Antonio on Wednesday, June 29 in the annual game.

Tim Wheeler and Wilin Rosario were both named starters in the 2011 Texas League All-Star Game to be played in San Antonio on June 29, 2011. (Rich Crimi)

Wheeler and catcher Wilin Rosario were named starters, while infielders Darin Holcomb and Ben Paulsen and outfielder Scott Beerer were named reserves.

Tulsa pitchers Stephen Dodson, Christian Friedrich and Juan Nicasio were also elected to the North Division squad.

Nicasio is currently with the Colorado Rockies and will only participate in the game if he is returned to the Drillers’ roster.

Players are determined for the two squads based on voting by league managers and media members.

The eight players tied Tulsa with San Antonio and Frisco for the second most representatives in the game. Arkansas has nine players that were voted to participate in the game.

Bishop Kelley product Dallas Kuechele and Henryetta product Sawyer Carroll were named to the South Division squad.

Complete rosters and staffs for the two sides are below

NORTH DIVISION ROSTER

1B Matt Adams Springfield

2B Ryan Mount Arkansas

3B Luis Jimenez Arkansas

SS Darwin Perez Arkansas

C Wilin Rosario Tulsa

DH Anthony Seratelli NW Arkansas

OF Alex Castellanos Springfield

OF Mike Trout Arkansas

OF Tim Wheeler Tulsa

 

RES Darin Holcomb Tulsa

RES Ryan Jackson Springfield

RES Ben Paulsen Tulsa

RES Salvador Perez NW Arkansas

RES Scott Beerer Tulsa

 

P Orangel Arenas Arkansas

P Michael Blazek Springfield

P Ryan Brasier Arkansas

P Maikel Cleto Springfield

P Stephen Dodson Tulsa

P Christian Friedrich Tulsa

P Juan Nicasio Tulsa

P Trevor Reckling Arkansas

P Garrett Richards Arkansas

P Matt Shoemaker Arkansas

 

MGR Brian Poldberg NW Arkansas

CH Terry Bradshaw NW Arkansas

CCH Larry Carter NW Arkansas

TR Tony Medina NW Arkansas

 

SOUTH DIVISION ROSTER

1B Michael Spina Midland

2B Vince Belnome San Antonio

3B James Darnell San Antonio

SS Wladamir Sutil Corpus Christi

C Ali Solis San Antonio

DH Mike Bianucci Frisco

OF Leonys Martin Frisco

OF Jermaine Mitchell Midland

OF J.D. Martinez Corpus Christi

 

RES Grant Green Midland

RES Tommy Mendonca Frisco

RES Renny Osuna Frisco

RES Jose Felix Frisco

RES Sawyer Carroll San Antonio

 

P Anthony Bass San Antonio

P Brad Brach San Antonio

P Xavier Cedeno Corpus Christi

P Adalberto Flores Frisco

P Ethan Hollingsworth Midland

P Casey Kelly San Antonio

P Dallas Kuechel Corpus Christi

P Justin Miller Frisco

P Martin Perez Frisco

P Jorge Reyes San Antonio

 

MGR Doug Dascenzo San Antonio

CH Jimmy Jones San Antonio

CH Tom Tornincasa San Antonio

TR Nate Stewart San Antonio

Drillers Land On Baseball America’s Daily Dish

• Rockies 2008 first-round lefthander Christian Friedrich rebounded from a dismal May 25 start (10 runs, seven hits in 1 2/3 innings) to turn in his finest effort of the season for Tulsa. His game score jumped 63 points, from 10 to 73, in limiting Frisco to one run on just two hits over seven innings. The 23-year-old notched five strikeouts against one walk and recorded 11 of 13 in-play outs on groundballs.

• Double-A Tulsa center fielder Tim Wheeler (Rockies) went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .337. The leadoff hitter improbably leads the Texas League with 14 homers and 45 RBIs despite not collecting any of either in a weekend series at Frisco.

Courtesy of Matt Eddy (Baseball America)

Monday Morning Manager: The Day-Game Version

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.

Thomas Field is leading the Drillers with eight runs batted in over the last ten games. (Rich Crimi)

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:

  1. Who do you predict will make the Texas League All-Star team from the Drillers in 2011?

 

  1. What has been your most memorable game so far in 2011?

 

  1. With only a few players back from the 2010 team. Who do you believe is the Drillville’s new favorite player?

 

  1. If given a choice of the two. Would you prefer original double-bubble or apple flavored dubble-bubble?