A 6-1 week pushed the Cardinals' Triple-A club back to .500 as well as into first place in the Pacific Coast League American Northern Division.
After taking three of four games
Memphis returned to the friendly confines
of AutoZone Park and won three more games against
the Oklahoma RedHawks over the weekend. Two of the four games between the
Redbirds and RedHawks were decided in extra innings, with the two teams
splitting those games. The wins over Oklahoma pushed
Memphis back to the .500 mark for the
first time since mid-April.
Joe Mather continues to swing the
bat very well. He homered in three of the four games against
Oklahoma. After his home run binge, Mather
now leads Memphis with eight home runs on the
season. Brian Barden has hit safely in 14 of the last 17 games. Nick Stavinoha
has four RBIs in his last five games.
Mitchell Boggs is pitching
strongly for the Redbirds. In Memphis' 1-0 win over
Oklahoma Sunday, Boggs spun seven shutout
innings and had a career-high 10 strikeouts. In his last three appearances,
reliever Jason Motte has struck out a total of seven batters over just 2.1
innings of work. After struggling for most of the season, Blake Hawksworth has
put together back-to-back quality starts, lowering his ERA to 6.90 on the
Cody Haerther has exactly zero
RBIs in the last 17 games. In his last five contests, Haerther is only 2-of-14.
Colby Rasmus is mired in a hitless slump, going 0-for-19 in his last five
In the homestand against
Oklahoma, Redbirds reliever Kelvin Jimenez
was credited with a blown save in Memphis' eventual 6-4 win in 12 innings.
Two nights later, Jimenez was handed the loss after giving up the eventual
winning run in the top of the 10th inning.
Washington was placed on the disabled list.
Washington has struggled at
Memphis after making the Cardinals'
opening day roster, hitting only .191 this season.
Who's on the
Reliever Chris Perez was promoted
to St. Louis to take the spot of Jason
Isringhousen. To replace Perez, Memphis activated Matt Scherer from the
disabled list. In his two games since being activated, Scherer has given up just
one hit and one run in 2.1 innings. His ERA of 1.42 leads the
Pacific Coast League
The Redbirds are 22-23, putting
them in a tie for first with Iowa in the PCL's American Northern
Nick Stavinoha's .375 batting
average is good enough for fourth in the PCL, while Brian Barden's .331 average
Mitchell Boggs is sixth in the
league in innings pitched, and Jason Motte's 19 appearances is tied for second.
Blake Hawksworth is sixth in the PCL with 43 strikeouts.
The Redbirds began a four-game
series in Nashville Monday, and the two teams will
return to Memphis Friday for another four-game set.
After that, the Redbirds hit the road for an eight-game road trip against
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