Memphis Redbirds are finishing off an eight game home stand in which they lost
three of four to Salt Lake City but came back to take three of four from
Colorado Springs. Things got off
Closer Chris Perez earning saves in the first two games of the series highlighted the series against the Sky Sox. Friday's game was suspended due to the weather and was finished as the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
Nick Stavinoha is hitting .387 in his last 10 games, raising his average to .354. After a stint on the disabled list, Joe Mather is beginning to find his stroke and is hitting .333. After a red hot start, Brian Barden is beginning to heat up again with eight hits in his last five games. After starting off at Triple-A with no hits in his first seven at bats, Bryan Anderson has four hits in his last three games.
The bullpen continues to be solid for the Redbirds. Chris Perez has eight saves and an ERA under two. Mark Worrell has 23 strikeouts in 14.1 innings. Jason Motte has 23 strikeouts compared to only four walks in 13.1 innings. Ron Flores has an microscopic ERA of 0.54 in over 16 innings. Kelvin Jimenez has allowed only one earned run in his last 13 innings.
Jarrett Hoffpauir has been really struggling to find his stroke as his average as fell to a season low during the week and now sits at .283. Seeing his playing time cut after Mather's return, Amaury Marti has only two hits in his last 15 at bats. Colby Rasmus did have a three-hit night during the week but take that away and he is three for his last 26.
Blake Hawksworth has allowed 17 earned runs in his last 7.1 innings. "Hawks" is now 0-4 with an 8.69 ERA in 2008.
Matt Scherer has been put on the 7-day DL after starting the year on the
Who's on the Move
Mike Parisi was promoted to
Redbirds will travel out west, with the first stop being in
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