Oklahoma City pounded 18 hits off four Zephyrs pitchers Tuesday night at Zephyr Field.
The RedHawks scored five runs in the second and matched that in the fifth, getting a boost from a three-run homer by Gregorio Petit. Max Stassi was 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.
The Zephyrs issued a season-high 10 walks. Starter Brian Flynn (4-3) took the loss. He gave up six runs, five of them earned, on eight hits and walked three.
The RedHawks’ Jake Buchanan pitched the shutout, allowing six hits, striking out 10 and walking none — all on 94 pitches.
What: Oklahoma City RedHawks at Zephyrs.
When: 11 a.m.
Where: Zephyr Field, Metairie.
Probable pitchers: RedHawks RHP Asher Wojciechowski (2-3, 2.95 ERA) vs. Zephyrs RHP Bryan Evans (4-2, 4.21).
RADIO: WMTI-FM, 106.1.
Zephyr Field was abuzz following the call-up of left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney from Double-A Jacksonville. The 23-year-old, ranked by MLB.com as the top left-handed pitching prospect in baseball, is expected to make his Triple-A debut Thursday against Oklahoma City. It’s a fitting start for the soon-to-be 23-year-old, who was a 2012 first-round pick out of Oklahoma State.
Heaney comes to the Zephyrs with a record of 4-2 in nine games and an ERA of 2.35. He struck out 52 batters in 53.2 innings. He pitched 7.2 innings Saturday night against Pensacola, striking out eight and walking one.
To make room for Heaney, pitcher Jay Rogers was sent to Jacksonville and Matt Montgomery was sent to Single-A Jupiter. The Marlins also sent pitcher Henry Rodriguez back to the Zephyrs from Miami.
Although he has put up solid numbers, Flynn has not found success against the RedHawks. He fell to 0-4 against Oklahoma City following Tuesday’s loss. On April 8, he gave up eight runs and 10 hits in an 8-1 loss to the RedHawks.