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 Albuquerque, 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
Peoria (38-29) 10, Cedar Rapids 9
The Chiefs ended the first half on a high note in dramatic fashion. They were trailing 9-5 going into the top of the ninth when Jeremy Schaffer hit a monster grand-slam and Patrick Wisdom would later follow with an RBI single. Breyvic Valera 1-for-4, R, RBI….. Ildemaro Vargas 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI….. Jeremy Schaffer 1-for-4, HR(4), R, 4 RBI….. Jordan Walton 1-for-4, 2 R….. Patrick Wisdom 2-for-4, R, double, RBI….. Nick Martini 1-for-5, RBI….. Jesus Montero 1-for-3, R, double….. Jimmy Parque 1-for-2, 2 R
Silfredo Garcia 4.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K….. Michael Aldrete 1.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K….. Robert Stock 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K….. Joe Donofrio (W, 4-0) 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K….. Dixon Llorens (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Roster Moves: The Chiefs placed Jacob Wilson and Charlie Tilson on the DL
Player of the Game:Jeremy Schaffer