St. Louis Cardinals Minors: A look at the Memphis Redbirds
It’s been awhile since we’ve taken a look at the Memphis Redbirds, but they continue to stay consistent as a team.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A club currently sits with a record of 43-41, good enough for second place in the American Southern division in the Pacific Coast League.
It seems the main individuals highlighting the team are currently enjoying time in St. Louis at the moment.
Tommy Pham and Xavier Scruggs have been the most exciting at the plate, both of whom are receiving decent amounts playing time for the Cardinals right now.
On the mound, Tim Cooney and Tyler Lyons continue to trade call ups and send downs from Memphis to St. Louis.
Amongst the players who have spent the season in Memphis thus far, Rafael Ortega leads that group in batting average, coming in at .279. Greg Garcia, who was recently sent back down to Memphis, has an average of .312 – which leads all team members.
Stephen Piscotty leads the team with 76 hits, eight hits more than Greg Garcia.
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Despite being in St. Louis, Scruggs still leads the team in home runs with 11. Piscotty is right behind him with 10 long-balls.
In terms of knocking runs in, Dan Johnson leads the RBI category with 39 RBI. Piscotty is not far behind there either with 36 runs batted in.
On the pitcher’s mound, Miguel Socolovich leads all pitchers with a 0.54 ERA. Heath Wyatt has a 0.96 ERA.
Tyler Lyons leads in the strikeout department, he has 67 strikeouts with Tim Cooney and Zach Petrick right behind him with 63.
Sam Tuivailala has also had a sensational year for the Redbirds. He has a 3-0 record with a 1.86 ERA and 11 saves. It was announced recently that Tuivaliala and Tim Cooney will be members of the Pacific Coast League All Star Team.
Overall the first half has been good for the Redbirds.
It could’ve been better, but certainly not bad. Had it not been for the insanely slow start, we may be looking at first place for the Redbirds.
If they can come out hot in the second half and play to their potential, the sky is the limit for the Memphis Redbirds.
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