Leading Off– The Redbirds began a strong run of form last weekend winning three out of a four game series vs divisional foe Iowa. The Birds scored 22 runs in the series moving above their season average as the bats finally began to make some noise. Following the torrential rain and storms this week, Memphis welcomed Round Rock to Autozone Park where the first two games of the series were split, Memphis won 6-5 Thursday and Round Rock won 5-4 in the second game Friday.
On Deck– The Redbirds wrap up their current home-stand vs Round Rock the same time the Grizzlies play the Thunder Sunday. Then Memphis will take to the road for an eight game stretch of road tests vs New Orleans and Albuquerque. New Orleans swept the Redbirds in April 4-0.
Single– Memphis is now tied for 3rd place in the PCL American North Division with a 8-13 record. The Redbirds are five games behind leaders Omaha.
Double– Brandon Dickson is the 3rd best pitcher currently in the PCL. With a record of 1-2, he has a 1.73 ERA in four starts. He has given up seven runs on 19 hits while also striking out 24 batters in 26 innings of work.
Triple– CF Shane Robinson continues to thrive in the early part of the season. He leads the Redbirds with a batting average of .400, his On Base + Slugging Percentage is 1.035.
Homerun– With 12 homeruns registered this year, the Redbirds remain in last place for another week of PCL rankings. Leaders Reno have hit 32.
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Brennan Somers covers the Redbirds for MemphiSport. You can follow him via Twitter @brennansomers.