Games Played Tuesday, June 9th
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) -
New Orleans hit three home runs on their way to earning a series split with a 9-5 win over Memphis Tuesday night at AutoZone Park.
The Zephyrs scored two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take control of the game. New Orleans tacked on three more runs in the ninth to defeat the Redbirds 9-5. Jarrett Hoffpauir supplied all the Memphis offense with two home runs. The ‘Birds second baseman hit a three-run shot in the seventh and a two-run blast in the ninth.
Memphis starter Evan MacLane took the loss giving up four runs, two earned, on seven hits across five innings.
BRETT WALLACE WATCH: Brett went 0-for-2, reached base twice via the walk and scored a run.
TYLER GREENE WATCH: In Memphis on a rehab assignment, Greene went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored but made two errors.
RECORD: 30-29, 2nd Place, 3.5 GB - PCL American North Division
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Day Off
The first place Springfield Cardinals had the day off Tuesday and will begin a four-game set at Tulsa tonight at 7:05 PM CT with Trey Hearne (4-1) taking the mound.
The Cardinals hold a two-game lead over Tulsa in the Texas League North Division standings.
RECORD: 31-24, 1st Place - Texas League North Division
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Lost to Clearwater 3-1
The Cardinals lost their second straight game to Clearwater, losing 3-1 Tuesday.
The Cardinals had six hits but could only muster up one run as they sink deeper into the bottom of the standings.
RECORD: FSL South Division
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners 7-3 over Clinton
The Bandits avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the LumberKings Tuesday night with a 7-3 win over Clinton.
Quad Cities starter Hector Cardenas tossed five solid innings to earn the win, allowing two runs on six hits while fanning three. After giving up a single run in each of the first two frames, the Dominican left-hander blanked the LumberKings over the next three innings while recording all nine of those outs on groundballs (7) and strikeouts (2).
Homers by from Alex Castellanos, his third and Jared Bogany, his first, help lead the offense Tuesday night.
RECORD: 26-31, 6th Place, 9.5 GB - MID Western Division
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - The Muckdogs will begin the defense of their NYPL Championship Title on June 19th when they host Auburn at home.
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - The Cardinals will open the season on the road in Kingsport on Tuesday, June 23rd. The Cardinals will play a three game series with the Mets before the action comes to Howard Johnson Field on Friday, June 26th when the Cardinals play host to the Burlington Royals in the 2009 home opener.
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - The GCL Cardinals open their season on June 23 vs. the GCL Marlins.
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Blake King
King struck out seven batters in 3.1 innings Tuesday to lower his ERA on the season down to 1.08.
Minor League Player of the Day - Jarrett Hoffpauir
Hoffpauir hit two home runs driving in all five of Memphis' runs on Tuesday night as the Redbirds fell to the Zephyrs 9-5.
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