Fresno, California (Saturday, August 10) - The Memphis Redbirds (53-65) vanquished the Fresno Grizzlies (54-64) 12-3 Saturday night from Chukchansi Park. Memphis had 14 hits with five of them leaving the yard. On the other side, Fresno poked nine hits with the top four of the lineup notching seven of them. Jake Woodford (7-7) enjoyed the win after six solid innings of work. The righty struck out six. Ben Braymer (0-5) took the loss after four-plus frames.
Harrison Bader highlighted the Redbirds offense with a two-homer evening. The center fielder drove in five runs and scored three times. Randy Arozarena also went deep, his seventh of the season. Arozarena was plated thrice. Adolis Garcia whacked a solo shot in the sixth. He tallied three hits as well. Ramon Urias was the last of the bunch to spank a clout. The second baseman walked twice and had two RBI.
Jake Noll led the Grizzlies charge with a three-hit contest. Noll plated a run after advancing two bases on a wild pitch in the first. Carter Kieboom supplied a pair of RBI, one via a groundout and the other a single. Drew Ward rocketed a solo blast in the second, the other RBI. Ward is batting .317 since his promotion to Triple-A. Yadiel Hernandez was on base three times with two singles and Alec Keller scored once in the defeat.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• 3B Jake Noll (3-5, R)
• 1B Drew Ward (1-3, HR, RBI, R)
• SS Carter Kieboom (1-4, 2 RBI, BB)
Top Performers: Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals)
• CF Harrison Bader (2-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, BB, SB)
• LF Randy Arozarena (3-5, HR, RBI, 3 R, BB)
• RF Adolis Garcia (3-5, HR, 2B, RBI, 2 R)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: Reliever Derek Self has issued only 12 walks in 64.1 innings pitched this season, and has not issued multiple walks during any of his 40 appearances in 2019 (one start). Carter Kieboom has reached base safely in 30 of his last 32 games dating to June 29. Jake Noll has hit safely in 21 of his last 23 games, and 29 of his last 32. Alec Keller extended his hit streak to five games.
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