Redbirds Comeback Shy; Missions Walk Off for Second-Straight Night

Woodford Solid in Second Start of Season

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By Memphis Redbirds | April 10, 2019 11:55 PM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Redbirds (2-5) came back from a 5-3 deficit in the ninth inning Wednesday night in San Antonio, Texas, but Mauricio Dubon walked off for the second-straight game to give the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) a 6-5 victory.

After Memphis scored twice in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 5, San Antonio (5-2) got the game-winning single from Dubon with one out in the bottom of the ninth. He also had the game-winning single against Memphis last night.

Jake Woodford allowed just one unearned run on one hit in 5.0 innings of work, which was the second-straight start he gave up one unearned run in 5.0 frames on the hill. He has now allowed just three hits in 10.0 innings this season, and he has 11 punch-outs to his name.

But after Woodford left with a 2-1 lead in the sixth, San Antonio scored three times in the home-half of the inning off Genesis Cabrera. The Redbirds did get one back in the top of the seventh when John Nogowski hit his first home run of the season and first as a Triple-A player, but the one-run deficit did not remain long as the Missions' Keston Hiura touched Cabrera for a long ball in the eighth.

The Redbirds battled to tie the game in the ninth on a bases-loaded walk to Nogowski and an Edman sacrifice fly, but San Antonio wrapped things up a half-inning later against Chris Beck. 

Six different Redbirds had a hit on the night, and Edman and Nogowski both finished with two RBI. Memphis struck out eight times as a team, was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, and left seven men on base.

The Redbirds conclude their quick visit to San Antonio tomorrow night at 7:05 before heading to Round Rock for four games through Monday. Memphis' next home game is on Tuesday.

Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Wednesday, April 17 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, April 18 at 7:05: Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products, featuring the Memphis Chicks and throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs
Friday, April 19 at 7:05: All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket option, featuring a two-hour all-you-can-eat crawfish buffet, purchased at
Saturday, April 20 at 6:35: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game
Sunday, April 21 at 2:05: Easter Brunch and Catch on the Field specialty ticket available at, Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering), postgame Kids Run the Bases, pregame autographs presented by Allegiant Air

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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