Ravelo Moves One Shy of Matching Franchise Hitting Streak Mark
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Rangel Ravelo homered to extend his hitting streak to 19 games, one shy of tying the franchise record, but the Nashville Sounds (Rangers) took the series finale with the Memphis Redbirds (23-25) Friday night in Nashville, Tenn., 10-6.
Memphis led 6-0, but the Sounds (19-28) scored the final 10 runs of the game. After a one-out walk in the top of the third, the next 18 Redbirds were retired until a one-out single in the top of the ninth.
Ravelo's two-run home run capped a six-run second inning for the Redbirds and brought his hitting streak to 19-straight contests. With a hit in his next game, he will match Adam Kennedy for the franchise record for consecutive games with a hit. Kennedy hit in 20-straight from June 28-Aug. 12, 1999.
Max Schrock had a two-run double in that second inning, Tommy Edman had a sacrifice fly, and Ramon Urias drew a bases-loaded walk.
But it was all Sounds after that, with Nashville scoring two in the second, three in the third, one in the sixth, and four in the seventh to secure the victory.
Jake Woodford started and only gave up three hits, but he was hampered by six walks. He struck out five in 5.0 innings. Chasen Shreve took the loss, walking three and surrendering four runs in one-third of an inning.
The Redbirds had two outfield assists in the game, with Drew Robinson getting an out at second base and Tyler O'Neill notching an out at third.
The Redbirds now return to AutoZone Park tomorrow at 6:35 p.m. to start a nine-day, 10-game homestand through Sunday, June 2.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Saturday, May 25 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game
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
For more information on the 2019 season, visit www.memphisredbirds.com.
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