The Baby Birds finished Thursday with a 5-2 record as Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, State College, and Johnson City all won. Peoria and the GCL Cards were on the losing end. 2013 second round pick Oscar Mercado (pictured) hit his first professional home run in the GCL Cards loss.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score of each game:
Memphis rallies to beat Iowa 4-3 on Thursday as the Redbirds scored twice in the ninth to take the lead. Brock Peterson had 2 hits, including a double, and an RBI. Mike O’Neill and Greg Garcia also each had 2 hits. Travis Tartamella and Chad Huffman had RBI’s on the night. Boone Whiting went 6 innings and allowed 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, and he struck out 6. Keith Butler picks up his 3rd win while allowing a run in 2 innings and Fernando Salas picked up his 12th save with a scoreless 9th.
Player of the Game: Brock Peterson