MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A sellout crowd of 10,041 packed AutoZone Park Saturday night as the Memphis Redbirds returned from a road trip to start a nine-day, 10-game homestand, but the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) shut out the Redbirds (23-26), 4-0.Rangel Ravelo went 0-for-3, ending his hitting streak at 19 games.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A sellout crowd of 10,041 packed AutoZone Park Saturday night as the Memphis Redbirds returned from a road trip to start a nine-day, 10-game homestand, but the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) shut out the Redbirds (23-26), 4-0.
Rangel Ravelo went 0-for-3, ending his hitting streak at 19 games. His streak is tied for the second-longest in franchise history with Scott Seabol in 2005, and he ended up just one game shy of matching Adam Kennedy for the longest in franchise history, which was set in 1999.
Ravelo hit .449 (31-69) during the hitting streak, which spanned from May 2-24. He had eight multi-hit games during the stretch.
Anthony Shew struck out nine in 5.0 innings in his first start back from the Injured List, including striking out the side twice. He allowed three runs on six hits with two walks.
Memphis' best chance to score came in the eighth inning, when it loaded the bases with one out. But back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat.
San Antonio's (29-20) Aaron Wilkerson tossed 5.2 shutout innings, allowing only three hits. He struck out eight. His last start was also against Memphis, and he did not allow an earned run in 6.0 innings with seven punch-outs in that outing.
The Redbirds did not have an extra-base hit in the game, ending their streak of 48-straight games with at least one extra-base knock to start the season.
The Redbirds and Missions continue their series tomorrow night at 6:35. The Redbirds remain home through Sunday, June 2.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Sunday, May 26 at 6:35 p.m.: special Memorial Day edition of postgame fireworks presented by Tennessee Lottery; Memorial Day Weekend Cookout specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/memorialday; Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air
Monday, May 27 at 1:05 p.m. (doubleheader): Memorial Day doubleheader (one ticket is good for both games); Memorial Day Cookout specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/memorialday
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:35: Woof Wednesday presented by Invisible Fence Brand of Memphis with dogs able to come to the stadium along with their parents
Thursday, May 30 at 7:05: Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products featuring the Redbirds suiting up as the Memphis Chicks and throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs
Friday, May 31 at 7:05: Star Wars Night featuring specialty ticket options for Darth Bader Bobblehead or Light Sword at www.memphisredbirds.com/starwarsnight; All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket option featuring a two-hour all-you-can-eat beef sliders buffet available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat
Saturday, June 1 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game; Margaritaville Night with free leis, live Jimmy Buffett cover music, and more
Sunday, June 2 at 2:05 p.m.: Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air; kids run the bases after the game