August 1, 2008

Phelps continues to bomb away for Redbirds

Memphis Redbirds (AAA): Won 6-4 yesterday over the Fresno Grizzlies at Chukchanse Park in Fresnon, California.

In the victory, Josh Phelps went deep yet again, a two-run shot, his 25th this season. He wasn't alone in the longball category, either, fellow Redbirds Brian Barton (1) adding a solo shot, and David Freese (19) hammering a two-run homer.

The Phelps' dinger in the fifth inning with Jon Jay on base proved to be the game-winner.

John Wasdin notched the victory, now 8-6 with a 4.04 ERA. Wasdin went five full innings, allowing three runs (all earned) on six hits. Wasdin walked three and struck out five in the effort. He also gave up one home run, but continues to be a force for the Class AAA club.

Pitching one inning and earning his third hold was Matthew Scherer. He struck out two, giving up one hit.

Spliting an inning were relievers Ron Flores and Mark Worrel. For Flores, this was his 10th hold; Worrel earning his 12th hold. Flores only pitched a third of an inning, recording the out as a strikeout. Worrell pitched 2/3, giving up two hits and one run.

Chris Perez came on to close, gaining credit for his 11th save, striking out two.

Redbirds bats of note:

  • Josh Phelps went 1-for-5 with his 25th home run, gathering two RBIs.
  • Brian Barton had a 2-for-5 game with his first home run of the season.
  • David Freese went 2-for-5 with his 19th home run, collecting two RBIs.
  • Tyler Greene went 1-for-4 in the leadoff spot with a double.
  • Jon Jay had a 2-for-3 game with two runs scored.
  • John Wasdin was 1-for-3 with a double.