Leading Off– The Redbirds are 4-4 since our last update, due much in part to added run support. Memphis scored a combined 42 runs in their last eight contests, including one goose egg posted midweek vs NOLA. Memphis heads into Monday’s match-up vs Fresno having taken the first two games of the four game match-up this weekend. Memphis will play two more home games vs Fresno before heading back on the road.
On Deck– Memphis is 4-6 in their last ten games. Now 14-22 on the year, the Redbirds will look to build some road success having won only three times away from downtown Memphis.
Single- For the second week running, the Redbirds have a stronghold on the 3rd place of the division. The PCL American North ranks from 1st-4th: Omaha, Iowa, Memphis, Nashville. Memphis is 6.5 games behind the leading Cubs.
Double– Second from bottom, even with the added run support this week the Redbirds are still batting under .300 as a team this year. Now hitting .255, only Nashville sits below them in the standings.
Triple– Memphis is third from top in team ERA. The pitching has been good for the Birds this season, and now with an ERA of 4.24, the Redbirds will be hoping the bats continue to produce runs for a second week in a row.
Homerun– Seven homeruns in seven days, not a great stat, but it moves the total from 18 to 25 for the 2011 campaign.
Bases Loaded is a weekly recap of the past week’s story-lines and news from the Memphis Redbirds.
Brennan Somers covers the Redbirds for MemphiSport. You can follow him via Twitter @brennansomers.