The Memphis Redbirds have
struggled mightily in the last week. After losing five straight games and eight
of their last nine, the Redbirds defeated Round Rock to snap the slide.
Veteran first baseman Josh Phelps
continues to swing the bat well, recording hits in 13 of his last 16 games.
Outfielder Jon Jay is off to a good start at the Triple-A level, hitting .352 in
14 games with
Left-handed reliever Ron Flores is pitching well and has strung together six consecutive scoreless outings. Fireballer Jason Motte continues to mow batters down. Motte has 14 straight outings with at least one strikeout. Mark Worrell has not allowed a run in four straight appearances.
Catcher Bryan Anderson is struggling at the plate, going only 4-for-33 in his last 11 games. Second baseman Jarrett Hoffpauir has also had a tough time putting the ball in play. Hoffpauir is 10-for-64 in his last 20 games.
After pitching well all season long, Kelvin Jimenez has run into trouble lately. Jimenez has two losses in his last three appearances and has allowed six runs in his last 5.1 innings pitched. Matt Scherer has also struggled out of the bullpen, allowing at least one run in four of his last five outings.
On Tuesday, pitcher Mike Parisi was placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury and is done for the season.
Who's on the Move
Last Tuesday, infielder Brendan Ryan was optioned to
With a record of 65-58, the
Redbirds are in second place in the American Northern Division, six games behind
Nick Stavinoha is third in the PCL with a .347 batting average. Josh Phelps' 27 home runs rank him fourth in the league, while his 88 RBIs place him eighth.
Editor's note: The management of The Birdhouse
sincerely thank Bart Pohlman for these weekly reports all summer long. This is
Bart's final installment, as he is returning from
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