2017 Memphis Redbirds Team Review

The Memphis Redbirds finished the best season in team history, one that resulted in the Pacific Coast League title and a trip to the Triple-A Championship Game. The club posted a franchise-best 91-50 regular-season record, one of just four teams in MiLB with 90+ wins.

Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 24

The Memphis Redbirds concluded 2017 with 1-3 record in the final week but the win brought them the Pacific Coast League Championship. Patrick Wisdom was named the MVP of the series after a homer and 2 RBI in Game 5. Matt Pearce and Ryan Helsley carried the pitching staff with solid starts.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 23

After losing the first game of the week, the Memphis Redbirds fought off elimination in the Pacific Coast League Conference Finals and won the first two games of the Finals. Dakota Hudson and Kevin Herget impressed in starts while Tyler O’Neill and Patrick Wisdom have led the lineup.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 22

The Memphis Redbirds split the final week of the regular season 3-3 against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (MIL). They tied their season high 41 games above .500, finishing the regular season 91-50. Tyler O’Neill has a big week showing off his power, and Jack Flaherty was named PCL Player of the Month. The first round of the playoffs are deadlocked at one game each. Dakota Hudson discusses his strong start.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 21

The Memphis Redbirds returned to their winning ways with a 5-1 week, all against the Iowa Cubs (CHC), while reaching a season high 41 games above .500 (89-48). Stubby Clapp was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year. Patrick Wisdom talks about his home run feats. As the playoffs near, the rotation is undergoing significant change.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 20

The Memphis Redbirds finally had a losing week, going 2-4, but they did set a franchise record with their 84th win of the season. Their streak of winning or splitting 27 straight series was finally snapped after dropping three of four to Nashville at home. Breyvic Valera and Patrick Wisdom flashed some power with five combined homers this week.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 19

Reaching as many as 40 games over .500 during the 4-3 week, the Memphis Redbirds hit franchise bests in record through 125 games and largest division lead. They also hold a franchise best 3.60 ERA and its best fielding percentage. Stephen Piscotty has been on fire since joining the Redbirds.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 18

Now 38 games above .500, the 78-40 Memphis Redbirds are still red hot as indicated by a 6-2 week. The pitching staff continued to control games, holding opponents to two or less runs in five of the six wins. Breyvic Valera is the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 17

The Memphis Redbirds are one of just four teams in Minor League Baseball with 72 or more wins and lead Triple A with a 72-38 record. Even with a number of hitters in St. Louis, Redbirds Tyler O’Neill and Breyvic Valera kept the runs coming in the 4-3 week.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 16

Though the names have been rapidly changing, the results remain the same. The Memphis Redbirds just keep on winning. Even though starters Marco Gonzales and Luke Weaver are gone, Jack Flaherty and Matt Pearce are among those helping to pick up the slack.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 15

A week started by a four game win-streak ended 5-2 and extended the Memphis Redbirds’ league-leading record. At 62-35, Memphis has three more wins than the next closest team in the PCL. The solid week ended with the call-up of Carson Kelly and Zach Duke plus Marco Gonzales was traded.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 14

With the middle of the week reserved for the Triple-A All-Star Game and associated events, Memphis played just four games this week. They finished 3-1 while winning the last three, with Breyvic Valera twice the hero. The pitching was stellar, limiting opponents to three or fewer runs in each game.

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Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2017 Week 13

Memphis is now tied for the best record in the Pacific Coast League after a 6-1 week. Harrison Bader is red-hot, homering in three straight games, and the bullpen performed well despite several starters being pulled early and one night, skipped entirely.

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