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.