Results for games played Monday, May 9th.
The Redbirds (12-16) ended a four-game road series in Nashville on Monday with a 5-0 win over the Sounds and a 2-2 split.
Memphis sent Arturo Reyes to the mound and the right-hander responded with his best outing of the season. Reyes went 6 2/3 shutout innings, striking out five and walking none, lowering his season ERA to 4.40. Ryan Sheriff followed stifling the Nashville offense for an inning and a third. Juan Gonzalez finished the game with a scoreless ninth.
The Redbirds offense was led by third baseman Patrick Wisdom. Wisdom (.231 BA) went 2-for-3 with a walk and his second home run of the season. Catcher Alberto Rosario added a 3-for-4 performance. Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 in his continued rehab with a walk. Pham also gunned down Nashville’s Matt Olsen from centerfield on a line drive to end the fifth inning.
Tuesday’s game: at Omaha, Deck McGuire (0-4, 4.50), 6:35 CT
Springfield (16-14) lost its hold on first place in the Texas League North Division with a loss to the Drillers in the third game of a four-game set in Tulsa.
Springfield starter Corey Baker (3.30 ERA) was shelled, allowing nine runs, seven earned, on nine hits with no strikeouts in just three innings. John Brebbia did an admirable job, giving up zero runs in his three innings of relief. Cory Littrell secured two outs, but was replaced by Chris Perry for the final out of the seventh. Perry came back out for the eighth inning and served up a solo home run.
The Springfield offense managed seven hits, but didn’t score. Bruce Caldwell continued his hot start (.317 BA) with a 2-for-3 night, including a double and a walk. First baseman Luke Voit and Breyvic Valera went 2-for-4. Harrison Bader (.361 BA) collected one hit in his four at-bats, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.
Tuesday’s game: at Tulsa, Mike Mayers (2-2, 2.83 ERA) 7:05 CT
With the loss Monday, Palm Beach extended its losing streak to nine games with an overall record of 14-18.
Starter Blake McKnight went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, two earned, while issuing four walks to just two strikeouts. McKnight threw 97 pitches, 62 for strikes. Cody Schumacher added a scoreless inning in relief.
The Palm Beach offense was led by center fielder Blake Drake (.226 BA), who went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Right fielder Orlando Olivera (.279 BA) had a good evening at the plate as well, going 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season.
Tuesday’s game: vs. Charlotte, Jacob Evans (2-1, 1.54 ERA) 9:30 AM CT
Peoria Chiefs 8, Beloit Snappers 1 (seven innings)
Peoria began its 10-game road trip with an 8-1 rain-shortened stomping of the Beloit Snappers, with the runs mostly coming during a four-run third inning. Peoria is now 14-16.
Chiefs starter Derian Gonzalez (2.51 ERA) locked down his first win of the year after pitching 5-2/3 innings, giving up five strikeouts and three walks, and surrendering just one run. It was Gonzalez’ second longest outing of the season. Nick Frey followed with a 1-1/3 inning performance that included three strikeouts.
Magneuris Sierra (.299 BA) went 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot. Edmundo Sosa (.284 BA) followed Sierra with a 2-for-5 batting line including his second double of the year. Other standouts include R.J. Dennard (2-for-4), Dylan Becker (2-for-3), and Jhohan Acevedo (2-for-4). Both of Becker’s hits were doubles and he also added a base-on-balls.
Tuesday’s game: at Beloit, Jake Woodford (0-3, 3.68 ERA) 6:30 CT
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