May 5, 2017 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) - Memphis Redbirds
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Memphis Redbirds rode an outstanding outing by Arturo Reyes to their eighth-straight win, one shy of equaling the franchise record, and a sweep of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 4-2, Friday night in Omaha, Neb.
The win also gave Memphis (18-11) its first four-game sweep at Omaha (13-14) since April 11-13, 2000.
Reyes dominated through 8.0 shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out four with no walks. He is now 4-0 with a 1.33 ERA in 2017, and he moved to 3-0 against the Storm Chasers in the last two seasons. Reyes needed just 89 pitches to get through the 8.0 frames, and he tossed 63 strikes. Reyes' outing was the longest by a Redbird starting pitcher this season.
Todd Cunningham extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 2-for-5 showing, and he also drove in two of Memphis' four runs on the night. Patrick Wisdom and Carson Kelly each added two hits for the Redbirds.
Chad Huffman opened the scoring in the third inning, when his two-run double made it 2-0 Memphis after two-and-a-half innings.
The Redbirds added a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth, which were imperative after the Storm Chasers got two runs off Rowan Wick in the bottom of the ninth before he slammed the door and sealed the victory.
Memphis has outscored its opponents 51-26 during the eight-game winning streak.
The Redbirds continue their eight-game road trip tomorrow night at Iowa at 7:08 (CT).
Next Games at AutoZone Park The upcoming homestand (May 11-18) includes:
Thursday, May 11 (7:05 p.m.): All-You-Can-Eat Thursday specialty ticket, featuring burgers, plus Thirsty Thursday with select $2 beers, and College Night with $5 Left Field TruGreen Bluff tickets for college students Friday, May 12 (7:05 p.m.): Armed Forces Night featuring the U.S. Navy Parachute Team, plus a Friday Night Block Party featuring a band and $2 beers in the Plaza before the game Saturday, May 13 (6:35 p.m.): Game Night, plus postgame fireworks, and a Saturday Night Party in the Plaza featuring a band and $2 beers before the game Sunday, May 14 (2:05 p.m.): Mother's Day at the ballpark with a brunch and catch on the field specialty ticket option, plus Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday for kids 12 and under and moms, and kids and moms run the bases after the game Monday, May 15 (6:35 p.m.) Tuesday, May 16 (11:05 a.m.): Education Day with a special game time of 11:05 a.m., plus King Cotton $1 Hot Dog Day Wednesday, May 17 (11:05 a.m.): Education Day with a special game time of 11:05 a.m. Thursday, May 18 (7:05 p.m.): All-You-Can-Eat Thursday specialty ticket, featuring tacos, plus Thirsty Thursday with select $2 beers, and College Night with $5 Left Field TruGreen Bluff tickets for college students
For information on upcoming promotions, visit www.memphisredbirds.com/promotions. For more information on single-game tickets and ticket mini-memberships, visit www.memphisredbirds.com/tickets.