Outfielder Shane Robinson is hitting .379 in his introduction to Triple-A with the second-place Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League.
After winning seven straight games
and improving to six games above .500, the Redbirds lost Monday night to
snapping the streak. Memphis earned its first
series sweep of the season against New
Orleans, winning all four games by a combined score of
Overall, the 45-39 Redbirds are in
second place, four games behind the Iowa Cubs in the Pacific Coast League
American North Division.
Although his streak of consecutive
games on base ended at 35, centerfielder Colby Rasmus continues to swing the bat
well and reach base. Rasmus has scored 11 runs in the last nine games.
Outfielder Shane Robinson has started off his Triple-A career on a strong note,
batting .379 in the eight games since his call-up from Springfield.
Right-handed starting pitcher
Clayton Mortensen has been fantastic, winning each of his last three starts.
Returned from St. Louis, right-hander Mike Parisi
continues to pitch well in Memphis, allowing no more than two runs in each
of his last three trips to the mound. Right-handed reliever Kelvin Jimenez has
pitched well out of the bullpen recently, as he has not allowed a run in nine
Outfielder Cody Haerther has gone
cold at the plate, hitting only 1-for-20 (.050) in his last seven
Right-handed reliever Hugo Castellanos has struggled out of the bullpen, allowing 27 runs on 32 hits in his
last nine outings. Lefty Ron Flores has had his share of troubles, as well,
giving up 19 runs on 27 hits in his last 17 appearances.
Who's on the
Pitcher Mike Parisi was optioned
to Memphis from St. Louis Friday, but wasn't activated until
Sunday, when right-handed reliever Nick Webber was placed on the disabled
Right-hander Brad Thompson was
recalled to St. Louis on Monday as outfielder
Nick Stavinoha was returned to Memphis.
Pacific Coast League
Brian Barden's .313 batting
average is good enough to keep him in the top 20 in the PCL. Stavinoha's .364
batting mark is fourth. Joe Mather's 15 home runs are tied for 12th.
Other than that, several of
Memphis' pitching leaders, including Mitchell Boggs and Chris Perez, now are with St.
Memphis continues its four-game series
with Nashville Tuesday night at AutoZone Park. After the series with the Sounds,
the Redbirds hit the road for seven straight games – three in Omaha and four in New Orleans.
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