Here’s a list of notes from the past weekend of farm play:
- Ryan Sherriff and Sam Tuivailala continued their rehab with work at the Triple-A level. Sherriff allowed a solo homer on Friday in his one inning and pitched a scoreless frame on Sunday. Tuivailala allowed one run in one inning of work on Saturday.
- Six homers were hit by the Redbirds this weekend: Oscar Mercado and Carson Kelly on Friday, Patrick Wisdom and Wilfredo Tovar on Saturday, and Alex Mejia and Rangel Ravelo on Sunday.
- John Brebbia tossed two scoreless innings in Saturday’s game.
- Ryan Helsley was superb in his start on Sunday. In seven innings against the Express, Helsley allowed just one run and whiffed nine batters.
- In his Double-A debut, Mike O’Reilly allowed one unearned in 6 1⁄3 innings.
- Thomas Spitz, Darren Seferina, and Andrew Knizner went yard in Friday’s game against the Travelers.
- Lane Thomas drove in three runs on Saturday.
- Jake Woodford improved to 2-2 on Saturday with one run allowed in his five-inning outing.
- Chris Ellis turned in a quality start on Sunday with six frames of three-run ball, along with seven strikeouts.
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- Colton Thomson pitched 2 1⁄3 innings of relief on Saturday and struck out six of the seven batters he recorded out; he picked up his first win of the year.
- With two more runs batted in on Sunday, Johan Mieses is up to 15 RBIs on the season.
- Austin Sexton notched a two-inning save on Sunday, his first save of 2018.
- Zach Prendergast bested his record to 3-0 with five frames of one-run ball.
- Alvaro Seijas, Fabian Blanco, and Winston Nicacio struggled in their outings over the weekend; Seijas gave up six runs - all earned - in 1 2⁄3 innings, Blanco surrendered five runs in one frame, and Nicacio allowed seven runs in 2 1⁄3 innings.
- Catcher Julio Rodriguez homered in Friday’s game, his third of the year, and Irving Lopez went deep for the first time this year on Saturday.
MEM: Kevin Herget
SPR: Ramon Santos
PMB: Off on Monday
PEO: Off on Monday
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