It’s time for America’s mostly panned game, Guess That Future Redbird!
Tonight we saw a heroic comeback, a late game let down and two lopsided games. Let’s get on in there for the real thing!
Memphis 3, Omaha 2 (10 innings)
- Without their grit and soul, Memphis pressed on. Casey Rowlett and Nick Stavinoha were both 2-for-5. Stavinfection had a double and the game winning RBI in the 10th.
- Mark Shorey and Brandon Yarbrough were 3 for 4 with an RBI each. Shorey stole a base. Both were the offensive heroes in the 9th, driving in each of the tying runs.
- Evan MacLane joined the team in the wrong season. If he was doing what he is doing in a year where our starting pitching had Kip Wells in it, we’d be clamoring he be promoted. He pitched 7.2 innings, striking out 5 and walking 1. He gave up 7 hits but only 2 ERs and they came late.
- Ian Ostlund allowed one of MacLane’s runs to score on the lone hit he gave up in his 1 out of work.
- Josh Kinney came in after the Redbirds had tied the game in the top of the 9th and put up a zero. He came back out in the 10th and did the same. Josh had his best outing pitching 2 innings, striking out 4 and giving up 1 hit.
- James Rapoport picked up his 2nd triple in as many days, going 1-for-3 with 2 BBs.
- Coo Coo Ca Choo went all contacty with a 3-for-5 day, all singles.
- Daniel Descalso was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- Tony Cruz roped 2 doubles, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- Tyler Herron pitched well enough to win but as they say in Bronson, Missouri “No Dice”. Pitching 7.1 innings while striking out 8. He walked 1 gave up 3 hits but one of those was a HR. He was tagged with 2 ERs.
- Pete Parise finished the night off with 1.2 innings giving up another run. He was hit 3 times and struck out 1.
- Tommy Pham was 3-phor-phour with a double.
- Curt Smith was 1-for-4 with a run scored.
- Shane Peterson went deep with a 2-for-4 day and 2 runs scored.
- Paul Vasquez and Matthew Arburr were both 1-for-4 with an RBI each.
- Brian Broderick was stank-o-rific. 3 innings of 8 run ball (6 earned). He struck out 2 and gave up 11 hits.
- Chuckie Fick pitched 3.1 innings of 3 run ball, giving up 5 hits.
- Thomas Eager pitched 0.2 innings only giving up a hit.
- Blake King struck out the side in his 1 inning.
- Jon Edwards was 1-for-4 with a HR.
- Paul Cruz was 2-for-4.
- Chris Swauger, Charles Cutler and Roberto Espinoza were all 1-for-4.
- Miguel Chinese-Tapia gave up 4 Runs on 4 Hits, 2 BBs and 2 Ks in 3.1 innings of work.
- Scott McGregor pitched 2 innings only giving up 3 hits.
- David Carpenter : 1.2 innings, 1 Hit, 1 BB and 1 strikeout.
- Ramon Delgado finished things up with 1 inning in which he gave up a homerun.
It was nice to see Memphis come back to win and somewhat of a stabilization of normal baseball in Springfield. The bottom two affiliates are starting to trouble me. I wonder if there will be a talent shift to get some of the guys the team has plans for out of deteriorating situations. Really, Alex Rodriguez’s pitch-tipping aside, no one benefits from batting in games where you are always behind.