The Memphis Redbirds finished off
a 4-3 week with an 8-2 win over Round Rock Monday night in
The Redbirds' offense finally
seemed to get back on track after struggling for a while. In the last seven
Colby Rasmus continues to show signs as to why he's the No. 1 prospect in the Cardinals' system. Rasmus has reached base in 26 consecutive games, and has hits in 22 of his last 26 games. He is 13-for-29 at the plate in his last seven games and has raised his batting average 66 points since May 21 (.179 to .245). Shortstop Brian Barden is also finding success offensively. Barden is 15-for-34 in his last eight games with eight extra base hits. He has also scored 10 runs during that stretch.
Since he was sent down to
D'Angelo Jimenez has been struggling on the offensive side of his game. The second baseman has only one hit in his last 10 outings. First baseman Josh Phelps has been having his share of troubles at the plate, too. Phelps is only 6-for-42 in his last 15 games.
The difficulties on the mound continue for reliever Hugo Castellanos. In his last five outings, Castellanos has surrendered 16 runs in just 16 innings of work.
Who's on the Move
Pitcher Anthony Reyes was recalled
The Redbirds are currently in
second place in the American Northern Division with a 36-36 record.
Nick Stavinoha's .343 batting average is good enough for fifth in the PCL. Stavinoha is also fifth in the league with 84 hits. Brian Barden's 78 hits rank him 11th in the PCL. Mike Parisi is one of only 10 pitchers to throw a complete game in the league this season. John Wasdin is 11th in the PCL with a 1.28 WHIP.
The Redbirds return home for a
four-game series with
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