Up next: Tulsa vs. Arkansas Travelers, 7:05 p.m. at ONEOK Field
Broadcast: KTBZ am1430
Probable pitchers: Arkansas, LHP Anthony Misiewicz (0-1, 1.50 ERA); Tulsa, RHP J.D. Martin (0-1, 5.06)
Season series: Travelers lead 5-2.
Promotions: Thirsty Thursday/Love Street Pilsner Glass Giveaway — The first 1,000 fans, ages 21 and older, to enter through the Oil Derrick or Arvest entrances, will receive a voucher for a Love Street Pilsner Beer Glass that they will receive as they leave the game. Also, Budweiser, Bud Light and soda are available for $2 per serving. Love Street craft beer will also be available for $4. There will be a post-game party at the Busch Scoreboard Bar. This is the opener of a three-game homestand.
On deck: 7:05 p.m. Friday vs. Arkansas (Fireworks)
Thomas slugs Cardinals: Former Oklahoma quarterback Cody Thomas belted three home runs and went 4-4of-4 with five RBIs to power the Drillers to a 10-7 victory over the Springfield Cardinals on Wednesday at Hammons Field. Thomas snapped a 3-3 tie with a fourth-inning homer and his three-run blast in the seventh provided the eventual winning margin. Tulsa’s Gavin Lux and Zach McKinstry had back-to-back homers in the fifth.
It was the Double-A Drillers’ first three-homer game since Jacob Scavuzzo did it June 21, 2017 — also in a matinee at Springfield. The other four Drillers to hit three homers in a game are Fernando Tatis Sr. (1997), Craig Monroe (2000), Travis Hafner (2001) and Jason Moore (2002).
For Thomas, it was the second three-homer game of his pro career — his other was on Aug. 3, 2017, for low Single-A Great Lakes. His perfect day at the plate lifted Thomas’ batting average from .184 to .262.
Hot hitters: Zach Reks, whose first-inning single drove in the game’s first run, has a five-game hitting streak. Logan Landon, who singled as a pinch-hitter, has hit safely in all seven of his starts this season.
Roster moves: The Drillers placed first baseman/outfielder Chris Parmelee on the injured list and received infielder Angelo Mora from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Mora batted .263 in 30 games for Tulsa last season before going to OKC.
Attendance comparison (7 dates): 2019: 42,135; 2018: 34,875.
— Barry Lewis, Tulsa World