Bases Loaded: Time running out for Redbirds to make playoff push

Leading Off: Despite having won 6 of their last 10 games, the Memphis Redbirds find themselves 5 games back of Omaha in the PCL American North division standings, as the Storm Chasers did one better, going 7-3 over the same stretch.

On Deck: With less than a full month left in the season, time is running out for the Redbirds to make a playoff push. And with no head to head meetings remaining with Omaha, they’ll have to have some outside help as well.

Single: With a team ERA of 4.12, the ‘Birds are first in the PCL, and it has definitely been a team effort. Brandon Dickson leads the staff at 4.11, which qualifies him for 6th overall in the league.

Double: With a team average of .267, Memphis finds itself 15th out of 16 teams in the PCL. The team surely must hope that Allen Craig’s presence in the lineup can do something to help bolster the anemic offense.

Triple: After an underwhelming stint in St. Louis, Tyler Greene has been impressive in his time with The Redbirds, sporting a .331 average, fairly impressive for a player that has often been maligned for his lack of offensive prowess.

Homerun:  28… number of games the ‘Birds have left in the 2011 regular season as of Aug 8th.

Bases Loaded is a weekly recap of the past week’s storylines and news from the Memphis Redbirds.

Michael Jones covers the Redbirds for MemphiSport. You can follow him via Twitter @MemphisMJ.

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