Saturday Notables


Saturday, May 16, 6:05 PM – Memphis Redbirds (18-15) vs. Reno Aces (14-21)

  • The night’s line-up is as follows:

    1. Jon Jay – CF
    2. Casey Rowlett – 2B
    3. Brett Wallace – 3B
    4. Allen Craig – LF
    5. Javier Brito – 1B
    6. Mark Shorey – RF
    7. Brandon Yarbrough – C
    8. Donovan Solano – SS
    9. P.J. Walters – P

  • A lot has changed in the Redbirds line-up over the past 15 days, losing Tyler Greene, Brad Thompson, Shane Robinson and Nick Stavinoha to St. Louis. Also Jarrett Hoffpauir, Joe Mather and David Freese were placed on the DL. What you see above is a new flock of ‘Birds to cheer for.
  • Brett Wallace, the Cardinals number one draft pick of 2008, transferred from Springfield today and lands in the three-spot for his Triple-A debut.
  • The ‘Birds are 7-2 in series openers this season. The Reno Aces make their debut at AZP.

1 Comment

My fiancee and I drove down for the Saturday game from Illinois. We have one of the Spring ticket packages. It was really cool to see Brett Wallace in the lineup. Boy oh boy….can that boy rake the ball. He didn’t get many chances in the field Saturday….but looked good on the few he did get. How about a little seasoning with the Redbirds and then a July call-up? The Big Birds could sure use his bat right now.

P.J. looked good too Saturday. I think Tony made a bad decision by not allowing Walters to stay in the rotation with the big club. Hopefully he can continue to pitch well in Memphis and get a call-up later down the line. His breaking ball makes guys look really silly at times.

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