their longest road trip away from home so far in 2008,
Nick Stavinoha has hit in eight of his last ten (.441) to push his average to .377. Brian Barden has hit in nine of his last ten games (.472) to climb back above three hundred to an average of .326. In his nine Triple-A games, Bryan Anderson has hit in five of them and has five extra base hits in his last five games. In those five, he has multiple hits in each game including a three hit game on Sunday night to push his average to .324. In his last six games, Josh Phelps is hitting .500 (9-for-18) with two home runs and five walks.
After struggling in the rotation, John Wasdin has pitched 10.2 innings out of the bullpen, posting a 1.69 ERA and picking up two saves. Mitchell Boggs leads the Redbirds' staff with four victories. Jason Motte is 2-1 with 27 strikeouts in 18.1 innings in relief. Chris Perez ranks among the PCL leaders with eight saves. Kelvin Jimenez has allowed no runs and only eight hits in his last 11.2 innings.
P.J. Walters is 1-0 with a 2.38 in his first two Triple-A games. Jaime Garcia made his
Colby Rasmus had three hits, including his team leading sixth home run on Sunday
night. Before that, Rasmus was
2-for-28 in the previous seven games.
Though he has shown signs of getting on track, D'Angelo Jimenez is
hitting only .207 this season.
After coming back from the majors, Rico
though he has had two fair outings, Blake Hawksworth is still 1-5 with a 7.49
ERA this season. In his last
outing, Ron Flores suffered through his worst game of the year. In 1.2 innings,
Catcher Mark Johnson has thrown out only one base runner in 17 attempts (6%) and doesn't have an extra base hit since mid-April.
Amaury Marti was added to the disabled list on May 7. Matt Scherer has been put on the
7-day DL after starting the year on
Who's On the Move
Mike Parisi was promoted to
Redbirds are 18-20, good enough for third place in the PCL American North
Redbirds rank 11th in on base percentage and home runs.
Nick Stavinoha's .377 average ranks fifth in the league while Brian Barden ranks 14th as Stavinoha ranks eighth in hits and Barden ranks tenth. Mitchell Boggs is fourth in the league with four wins. Chris Perez' 17 appearances ranks tied for first in workload and his eight saves ranks third. Jason Motte and Ron Flores rank third in appearances with 16. Blake Hawksworth is sixth in the PCL with 37 strikeouts.
In the not so good category, John Wasdin has given up the third most home runs, eight. Hawksworth has allowed the second most hits, 56, and the sixth most walks, 20.
finishing their road trip with an afternoon game on Tuesday, the Redbirds will
enjoy a travel day on Wednesday before hosting
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