Bases Loaded: Birds complete best week of 2011

Leading Off–  During the last week, the Redbirds went 6-1 to finish their homestand of 8 games with only one loss (7-1) following a series sweep of New Orleans in four games then taking three from four against Nashville.  At 37-33 Memphis is now a half game out of first place the the PCL American North division behind the still division leaders, Omaha Cubs.

On Deck–  It’s time to see if the Birds are for real as they head to Iowa for a pivotal five game stretch on the road.

Single- With a team ERA of 3.81, the Redbirds are first in the PCL for the second week running.  The Redbirds have given up 296 runs, a league leading total with every other team having given up more than 300.

Double– Memphis still struggles to find anything offensively in terms of extra base hits, the Birds rank in the bottom five of the categories of doubles, triples, homeruns, and RBI.

Triple– The Redbirds could be in first place by the time the big 4th of July weekend rolls around.

Homerun–  52… Rebirds continue to go deep each day of the week.

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.


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