Redbirds Hot Early, Express Pick up Win
ROUND ROCK, Texas - A great start turned into a tough ending for the Memphis Redbirds, as the Round Rock Express (Astros) flipped a 7-0 deficit into an 11-7 lead en route to an 11-8 victory Wednesday night in Round Rock, Texas.
Memphis (38-59) scored five times in the first inning and twice more in the second, before Round Rock (57-40) started its comeback. The Redbirds had four extra-base hits in their first two at-bats, including a three-run home run by Johan Mieses, to spearhead opening a 7-0 advantage.
But the Express scored five times in the bottom of the second, three more in the fourth, and three more in the seventh to take control of the night.
Mieses finished 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI for his second-straight three-hit game, and Randy Arozarena, Lane Thomas, Jose Godoy, and Kramer Robertson had two-hit games for the Redbirds.
The Redbirds and Express wrap up their four-game set tomorrow night at 7:05. Memphis remains on the road through a three-game series at Omaha ending Sunday afternoon before returning to AutoZone Park on Tuesday.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Wednesday, July 24 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, July 25 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; College Night with $5 Bluff tickets for college students with a college ID
Wednesday, July 31 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, August 1 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; College Night with $5 Bluff tickets for college students with a college ID
Friday, August 2 at 7:05: All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket presented by Dave & Buster's featuring an all-you-can-eat tacos buffet and a free $15 Dave & Buster's Power Card available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat; Chick-fil-A Friday Family Pack specialty ticket option with free ballpark food and free Chick-fil-A at www.memphisredbirds.com/fridayfamilypack
Saturday, August 3 at 6:35: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game; Back to School Night presented by Walmart with a free fully-loaded backpack to the first 1,500 kids ages 12 and under; Aldo's Pizza specialty ticket with free soda at the ballpark and free and discounted food and beverages at Aldo's Pizza Pies available at www.memphisredbirds.com/aldos
Sunday, August 4 at 2:05: Redbirds Wiffle Bat giveaway to the first 2,000 fans presented by Prairie Farms Dairy; 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
Monday, August 5 at 6:35: the Redbirds take the field as the Memphis Música as part of Minor League Baseball's "Copa de la Diversión" series with $3 tacos and $5 Dos Equis available at the stadium
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