Woodford, Ravelo Named PCL All-Stars
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memphis Redbirds pitcher Jake Woodford and infielder Rangel Ravelo have been named to the 2019 Pacific Coast League All-Star Team, with the 32nd annual Triple-A All-Star Game against the International League stars airing live on MLB Network at 8:00 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, July 10 in El Paso, Texas.
Woodford was the top vote-getter among all pitchers and earns the prestigious starting nod. He is the sixth Redbird, and second-straight, to start an All-Star Game on the mound, joining Dakota Hudson (2018), Chris Gissell (2005), Dan Haren (2004), Bud Smith (2001), and Larry Luebbers (1999).
Woodford currently ranks third in the PCL in ERA (3.39) and sixth in strikeouts (74), and he boasts the second-lowest opponent batting average in the league at .212. He has tossed a team-high 87.2 innings in a team-leading 15 starts, and he has a 5-3 record on the season.
The right-hander was named PCL Pitcher of the Week earlier this week after earning a win with 7.0 shutout innings at Oklahoma City, allowing just two hits and striking out four. Woodford was also a Mid-Season All-Star in the Texas League in 2018 with the Springfield Cardinals (AA) and in the Midwest League in 2016 with the Peoria Chiefs (A).
Ravelo leads Redbirds regulars with a .326 batting average, which was highlighted by a 19-game hitting streak earlier this season that ended one game shy of matching the franchise record. He hit .449 (31-69) during the hitting streak, which spanned from May 2-24. He had eight multi-hit games during the stretch.
Ravelo made his Major League debut with the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this season after 838 games in the minor leagues.
To his credit in his career Ravelo also has a Postseason All-Star honor in the Southern League with Birmingham in 2014 and a mid-season honor in the South Atlantic League with Kannapolis in 2012.
The PCL All-Stars will be managed in the game by Sacramento's Dave Brundage.
The Redbirds and Nashville Sounds continue their four-game series tonight at 6:35. Memphis is home through its Independence Day Celebration presented by AutoZone on Wednesday, July 3.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Wednesday, June 26 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, June 27 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; green hat giveaway on Silky O'Sullivan's Irish Heritage Night
Friday, June 28 at 7:05: Wizards & Wands Night featuring a handmade wand specialty ticket at www.memphisredbirds.com/wizardsandwands; All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket presented by Dave & Buster's featuring an all-you-can-eat wings buffet and a free $15 Dave & Buster's Power Card available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat
Saturday, June 29 at 6:35: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game; Yadier Molina and Roberto Clemente Double Bobblehead specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/cardinals; Win-a-Rolex Contest presented by Sissy's Log Cabin with fans able to register a guess of the time the game will end to win a $5,400 Rolex watch; Aldo's Pizza specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/aldos
Sunday, June 30 at 2:05: 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, July 1 at 6:35: the Redbirds will take the field as the Memphis Música as part of Minor League Baseball's "Copa de la Diversión" series
Tuesday, July 2 at 6:35: "Stranger Wings" Night two days before the season premiere of the television series Stranger Things, with an exclusive "Stranger Wings" t-shirt available with a specialty ticket purchase at www.memphisredbirds.com/strangerwings
Wednesday, July 3 at 6:35: Independence Day Celebration presented by AutoZone with a hamburger/hot dog buffet specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/4thofJuly
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Memphis Redbirds infielder Rangel Ravelo
Memphis Redbirds pitcher Jake Woodford
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