July 2013

Giveaway Tonight: Allen Craig Replica Jersey T-shirt


Allen Craig tshirtDon’t miss your chance to get the replica jersey t-shirt of All Star Allen Craig! In honor of the former Redbird’s birthday yesterday (July 18) and his All Star appearance, we will be giving away shirts to the first 3,000 fans in the park.

Due to weather and unplayable field conditions last night, the series opener with the Oklahoma City RedHawks was postponed. The game will be added tonight, July 19, into a doubleheader with two seven-inning games. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 PM with gates opening at 4:30 PM.

The Coors Light Block Party will begin at 4:30 PM and run until 7 PM, so come enjoy live music and $2 Coors Light as planned! Of course, dont forget the Allen Craig replica jersey t-shirt!

All Set for the All-Star Game


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I’ll be tuning in to watch the game’s top prospects, and you should too! Support your Memphis Redbirds Brock Peterson and Michael Wacha as they join 28 of the Pacific Coast League’s best to take on the International League.

The 2013 Triple-A All-Star game will be broadcast live on MLB Network as well as on the radio on Sports 56 WHBQ at 8:05 p.m. CDT.

All-Star Update: Home Run Derby Runner-up Brock Peterson


(David Calvert/Calvert Photography) Runner-up Brock Peterson and Home Run Derby winner Matt Davidson congratulate each other.

(David Calvert/Calvert Photography)
Runner-up Brock Peterson and Home Run Derby winner Matt Davidson congratulate each other.

The Memphis Redbirds very own first baseman Brock Peterson was one of seven sluggers to compete in the Triple-A All Star Home Run Derby Monday night in Reno, Nev. After an exciting performance, Peterson finished in second place behind Reno Aces third baseman and MLB Futures Game MVP Matt Davidson.

Here’s the rundown:

Peterson got off to a stellar start, producing two #birdblasts on his first two swings. He finished Round One as the front runner with seven homers, guaranteeing himself a spot opposite Davidson in the final round. As an added bonus, Peterson was hitting off of Reno Aces Manager and former NL All Star Brett Butler. Brock elected to participate in the second round anyway, crushing two to bring his total to nine.

In the final round, the scores were reset to zero. Brock started off slow but finished solid with two back-to-back home runs with nine outs. Davidson topped Peterson with four homers, reaching ten over all three rounds.

Ultimately, Davidson edged Peterson out 4-2 for the win in round three despite Brock’s overall 11 homers over Davidson’s ten.

Peterson leads the Pacific Coast League with 22 home runs and ranks second in slugging percentage (.546).

(Jared Ravich/MiLB.com) Brock Peterson led all sluggers in the first round with seven home runs.

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Brock Peterson led all sluggers in the first round with seven home runs.

(Jared Ravich/MiLB.com) Brock watches from the dugout with Reno Manager Brett Butler, Johnny Monell and Kody Reynolds.

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Brock watches from the dugout with Reno Manager Brett Butler, Johnny Monell and Kody Reynolds.

The All Star fun is just getting started! Representing the Memphis Redbirds, Peterson and right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha were selected to join the 30-man Pacific Coast League All-Star team that takes on the International League stars in the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday. This will be Peterson’s second (2004, Midwest League) and Wacha’s first professional All-Star nod, and the Memphis Redbirds Front Office couldn’t be more proud.

The 2013 Triple-A All-Star game will be broadcast live on MLB Network as well as on the radio on Sports 56 WHBQ at 8:05 p.m. CDT.

Winner Davidson and Runner-up Peterson receive their prizes after the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby.

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Winner Davidson and Runner-up Peterson receive their prizes after the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby.

Congratulations Carlos Martinez!


Memphis Redbirds RHP Carlos Martinez (Allison Rhodes/Memphis Redbirds)

Memphis Redbirds RHP Carlos Martinez
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Redbirds pitcher Carlos Martinez, 21, was recalled to the St. Louis Cardinals after last night’s game. Martinez joined the Memphis rotation in May, and was selected as the Cardinals Pitcher of the Month in June. Congratulations, and best of luck from the Memphis Redbirds Front Office!

Happy 26th Birthday To Jermaine Curtis


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Happy 22nd Birthday to our very own #22, Michael Wacha!


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