Tuesday, April 21, 7:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds (7-4) vs. Nashville Sounds (7-5)
- Tonight’s Line-Up is as follows:1. Shane Robinson – CF
2. Tyler Greene – SS
3. Nick Stavinoha – 1B
4. David Freese – 3B
5. Jon Jay – LF
6. Joe Mather – RF
7. Jarrett Hoffpauir – 2B
8. Bryan Anderson – C
9. Adam Ottavino – P
four-game series with the Sounds marks the first division match-up of
2009. The Sounds are tied for third in the division, .5 games back from
the ‘Birds in second.
- Nashville is on a four-game win streak
and bring Mat Gamel, who ranks 3rd in the PCL in batting average
(.439), RBI (15) and OBP (.510), to AZP.
- The ‘Birds posted a 10-6 record against Nashville last season. 4-4 at AZP.
I mention that MLB all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman will be
pitching in his 12th career start tonight? His 1,023rd game as a pro.
He is expected to pitch in relief later in the series.
What Came of the OKC Road Trip (4/17-20)
- Compared to the ‘Birds last meeting with the ‘Hawks, Memphis’ run average went from 2.33 to 3.25, but still the team struggled at the plate, averaging 6.5 hits per game. To be fair though, going into the series OKC had the best collective ERA of PCL teams with 2.83.
- New Redbirds pitchers debuted. Brad Thompson got a W, while Josh Kinney struggled in his .2 innings. Maekawa shook off the woes of his first start with a scoreless four innings.
- Shane Robinson’s eight-game hit streak was concluded on Monday night.
- OF Brian Barton was traded to the Braves for reliever Blaine Boyer. Boyer went to STL, sending David Freese to Memphis.
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