Drillers

Tulsa Drillers right fielder Cody Thomas (20) heads to third base on an over throw after his hit during minor league baseball between the Tulsa Drillers and the Arkansas Travelers at ONEOK on May 16, 2019. JOEY JOHNSON/for the Tulsa World

Monday

What: Texas League baseball, Tulsa vs. Springfield Cardinals

Where: Hammons Field, Springfield, Missouri

When: 6:30 p.m.

Broadcast: KTBZ am1430

Probable pitchers: Tulsa, RHP Michael Bowden (0-0, 17.36 ERA); Springfield, RHP Harold Arauz (0-4, 9.67)

Season series: Drillers lead 5-1

Next home game: 7:05 p.m. Thursday vs. NW Arkansas (Thirsty Thursday)

Driller bits

Impressive debuts: Drillers manager Scott Hennessey praised the Double-A debuts over the weekend of 23-year-old pitchers Victor Gonzalez and Jordan Sheffield, who were promoted to Tulsa from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Hennessey said both had “electric stuff.”

Gonzalez, a lefty who had a 1.65 ERA in eight games at Rancho, allowed two runs in 4 ⅔ innings Sunday. Sheffield, a right-hander who had a 2.60 ERA with seven saves at Rancho, pitched 1⅔ shutout innings Saturday.

“Gonzalez had a three-pitch mix, threw 97 (mph) and gave us a quality start,” Hennessey said. “Sheffield had a power fastball, attacked hitters and worked both sides of the plate well. He made an adjustment with his changeup and threw his breaking ball for strikes. I look for more of the same from him. His delivery was under control and he threw strikes.”

Strong relief: Tulsa’s Andre Scrubb retired all seven batters he faced Sunday for his 11th consecutive outing without allowing an earned run. Hennessey said, “He had a three-pitch mix, he added a changeup and kept them off balance.”

Streaking: Cody Thomas’ hitting streak ended at 10 games as he went 0-for-4. He is tied with Logan Landon for the Drillers’ top hitting streak this season. Angelo Mora homered in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to eight games and is batting .353 with eight RBIs during that span.

Attendance comparison (20 dates): 2019: 118,550; 2018: 106,519

Texas League

North W L Pct. GB

Arkansas (Mariners) 26 15 .634 —

Tulsa (Dodgers) 21 21 .500 5½

NW Arkansas (Royals) 19 23 .452 7½

Springfield (Cardinals) 18 25 .419 9

South W L Pct. GB

Frisco (Rangers) 23 20 .535 —

Corpus Christi (Astros) 21 21 .500 1½

Midland (Athletics) 21 21 .500 1½

Amarillo (Padres) 19 22 .463 3

Sunday

Arkansas 8, Tulsa 3

Midland 4, Corpus Christi 3

Northwest Arkansas 4, Springfield 3

Amarillo 10, Frisco 5

Monday

Tulsa at Springfield, 6:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi at Amarillo, 7:05 p.m.

Midland at Frisco, 7:05 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas at Arkansas, 7:10 p.m.

Sports Writer

Barry covers pro baseball, including the Tulsa Drillers, coordinates the World's high school sports coverage, and writes on high school football and basketball. Phone: 918-581-8393