It was a slow night for the Baby Birds as Springfield was rained out and Palm Beach is on their All-Star Break. Peoria had enough excitement to cover the two teams that were off. The Chiefs trailed 9-5 heading into the top of the 9th. With one out and the bases loaded, Jeremy Schaffer crushed a home run to left to tie the game. Jordan Walton was then hit by a pitch and would advance on a wild pitch. Patrick Wisdom would single home Walton to give the Chiefs the lead for good.
In Aluquerque, the Redbirds were crushed by the Isotopes. A day after a drama filled game that saw 8 ejections, the Albuquerque manager was ejected again, this time in the first inning. Boone Whiting got lit up, allowing 6 earned runs in 4 innings. Oscar Taveras sat this one out. He seems to get a day off every third or fourth day. Not sure if its due to his ankle or what, but that is what I would guess.
Here are the results from Sunday’s action:
Memphis (35-36) 5, Albuquerque 12
A rough night for the Redbirds following Saturday’s crazy game which involved 8 ejections.When reading these pitching lines from Albuquerque, please remember that the stadium there is the most hitter friendly stadium in all of minor league baseball. Kolten Wong 3-for-4 with 2 R, double…… Jermaine Curtis 2-for-3….. Jamie Romak 2-for-4, HR(13), 2 R, RBI, Chad Huffman 1-for-4, RBI….. Greg Garcia 1-for-4, RBI
Boone Whiting (L, 4-2) 4 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K……. Eric Fornataro 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K….. Jorge Rondon 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 K….. Victor Marte 1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Roster Move: Justin Christian was placed on the 7-day DL
Player of the Game: Jamie Romak
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