MEMPHIS, TN – The Memphis Redbirds continued a six-game homestand with a 10-0 win over the Norfolk Tides at AutoZone Park on Wednesday night.
JUAN YEPEZ YESSIR pic.twitter.com/oKwWly6LFR
First baseman Juan Yepez drilled his sixth and seventh Triple-A home runs of the season in the first two innings. The three-run homers helped Memphis jump out to a 9-0 lead after two innings. Yepez now has 41 RBI with the Redbirds this season.
Memphis Redbirds on Twitter: “YEPEZ AGAIN!!! HIS SECOND THREE-RUN BOMB OF THE GAME pic.twitter.com/nafK8RTxFB / Twitter”
YEPEZ AGAIN!!! HIS SECOND THREE-RUN BOMB OF THE GAME pic.twitter.com/nafK8RTxFB
The pitching staff picked up right where it left off, tossing a second straight shutout. Gordon Graceffo (4-2) pitched 5.0 innings, allowed two hits, walked three and struck out six batters. Connor Thomas (S, 1) faced the minimum in 4.0 innings out of the bullpen and struck out four. The lone baserunner allowed by Thomas, a single in the eighth, was erased by a double play.
Catcher Ivan Herrera recorded a two-hit game and drove in a pair of runs. Center fielder Richie Palacios reached base four times in a 2-for-3 night with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI.
Herrera hits! pic.twitter.com/YMdX7vv7FC
The Redbirds (58-58) return to AutoZone Park on Thursday, August 17 to continue a six-game homestand at 6:45p.m. CDT against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. You can find more information on upcoming promotions at AutoZone Park here.