Fresno, California (Monday, August 12) - The Memphis Redbirds (55-65) ousted the Fresno Grizzlies (54-66) 6-4 Monday evening from Chukchansi Park. Fresno lost their seventh straight contest and 15 of their last 16 overall. Memphis lefty Austin Warner (2-2) earned the victory after five innings of work. He punched out eight. Grizzlies starter J.J. Hoover (4-6) took the decision despite fanning six over five frames.
A five-run sixth buried Fresno. The Redbirds brought 10 batters to the plate and notched six hits. Max Schrock delivered the go-ahead RBI in the inning. Adolis Garcia scored two runs and added one RBI while Rangel Ravelo whacked a pair of hits for Memphis. Reliever Mike Mayers notched his second consecutive save.
Chuck Taylor highlighted the Grizzlies offense with a two-run moonshot in the second. The homer to left-center field was his second with Fresno. Yadiel Hernandez provided two hits in the defeat. Righty Justin Miller hurled two perfect frames, whiffing a pair.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• LF Chuck Taylor (2-3, HR, 2 RBI, R, BB)
• RF Yadiel Hernandez (2-4, RBI)
• RHP Justin Miller (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K)
Top Performers: Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals)
• LF Adolis Garcia (1-4, RBI, 2 R, BB, SB)
• 1B Rangel Ravelo (2-5, RBI, R)
• RHP Mike Mayers (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: One day before turning 32, J.J. Hoover recorded his first professional hit. The righty spanked a single to right field in the bottom of the second off of Austin Warner. It was Hoover's 493rd career game (290 MLB, 203 MiLB with 74 starts). He was 0-for-25 coming into the at-bat. Hoover is in his 12th professional season.
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