Redbirds Blank Chasers 7-0

Omaha's bullpen strong in road defeat

By Omaha Storm Chasers | April 10, 2018 10:23 PM

MEMPHIS, TN (April 10, 2018) - Memphis scored all the runs they would need in the 2nd inning, then rode a strong start from John Gant to a 7-0 victory over Omaha on Tuesday night at AutoZone Park.

The Redbirds took early control of the game with 7 runs in the bottom of the 2nd against Chasers starter Heath Fillmyer . Patrick Wisdom, Alex Mejia, Wilfredo Tovar, and Oscar Mercado strung together 4 consecutive singles to begin the inning, plating 2 runs. After a wild pitch, Randy Arozarena doubled hom Tovar for the 3rd run, and Max Schrock singled in Mercado for a 4-0 lead. Rangel Ravelo followed with another single, plating Arozarena.

Fillmyer (L, 0-1) was lifted after 1.1 innings, as Kevin Lenik made his first relief appearance of the season. Lenik hit Patrick Wisdom, then allowed a 2-run single to Alex Mejia, as Schrock and Garcia scored to make it 7-0. All 7 runs were charged to Fillmyer, along with 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 1.

Omaha's bullpen provided the game's bright spot for the Storm Chasers, combining for 6.2 innings without allowing a further run. Lenik tossed 2.2 scoreless innings of relief, and Seth Maness followed with 3 zeroes in a row. Kevin McCarthy completed a stellar night for the Chasers' relief corps, working a scoreless 8th.

The Chasers were unable to mount much of an attack against Redbirds starter John Gant (W, 2-0), however. Gant tossed 7 scoreless innings, and allowed only 5 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 2.

Kevin Herget worked the 8th for Memphis, and Edward Mujica completed the combined shutout by holding Omaha without a run in the 9th, dropping Omaha to 1-4.

The Storm Chasers continue their seven-game road trip on Wednesday morning at 11:05 AM Central Time. RHP Trevor Oaks (0-1, 6.23) will throw for the Chasers, with RHP Dakota Hudson (1-0, 5.06) countering for the Redbirds.

Single-game tickets are available for all remaining 2018 Storm Chasers home contests, and may be purchased online at, or through the Werner Park Ticket Office during open hours from noon until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday either in-person or by calling (402) 738-5100.

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

View More