Results for games played Monday, May 30th.
The Redbirds (20-28) sent Arturo Reyes to the mound Monday and our Player of the Day delivered a spectacular outing, yielding no runs and striking out five over eight innings. John Church was charged with three unearned runs in the ninth after two errors by first baseman Jose Martinez.
The Redbirds offense was led by Dean Anna, 3-for-4 with a double, and Michael McKenry, 2-for-3 with a triple. Tommy Pham (.259 BA) hit his first home run of the year and David Washington launched his Memphis team-high ninth homer.
Tuesday’s game: vs. New Orleans, Deck McGuire (2-6, 4.85 ERA) 7:05 PM CT
The first-place Springfield Cardinals were off Monday.
Tuesday’s game: at Midland, Corey Baker (2-2, 3.83 ERA) 6:30 PM CT
The Palm Beach Cardinals were off Monday as well.
Tuesday’s game: at Bradenton, Matt Pearce (5-1, 1.97 ERA) 5:30 PM CT
The Chiefs secured their fifth win in seven games to improve to 26-22 on the season and move into a tie for second place in the Midwest League Western Division.
Starter Jake Woodford went six innings while continuing his mastery of the Midwest League, holding Quad Cities to two runs, one earned, and striking out six. The 19-year-old’s ERA now stands at 2.14.
Reliever Jorge Rodriguez let a run score in the seventh inning provoked by his own throwing error. Rodriguez came back out for the eighth inning, permitting the first two hitters to reach base. Tyler Bray promptly allowed them to score, but finished the final two innings with no further damage to secure the win.
Leobaldo Pina had three hits in four at-bats and stole a base. Brian O’Keefe (.246 BA) went 2-for-5, while Craig Aikin went 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Eliezer Alvarez added his team-leading 14th stolen base in 17 attempts.
Tuesday’s game: vs. Wisconsin, Junior Fernandez (4-3, 3.35 ERA) 7:00 PM CT
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