Express Fall with a Thump to Redbirds

The Round Rock Express (7-5) fell to the Memphis Redbirds (5-7) 10-2 in a rare Monday morning start at the Dell Diamond. The teams split the series two wins apiece. 

The Express took an early 1-0 lead on a Jack Mayfield home run to left field in the first inning.  Unfortunately, the lead was short-lived. 

The Redbirds responded by pummeling Round Rock starting pitcher Forrest Whitley for 5 runs in the second inning.  John Nogowski began the inning with a double to right field.  Nogowski advanced to third base on a balk by Whitley.  A walk to Matt Schrock and a double by Andrew Knizner gave Memphis a 2-1 lead.  A walk to Ramon Uria and doubles by Edmundo Sosa and Tommy Edman gave Memphis a 5-1 lead. 

Cy Sneed replace Whitley with one out in the second.  Unfortunately, the damage was done.  Whitely (L, 0-2) was assigned the loss, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits with 1 strikeout and 2 walks in 1.1 innings. 

Sneed went on to pitch 5 solid innings, allowing only 1 run, while scattering 3 hits and striking out 6. The lone run came in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly to right field foul territory what scored Edmundo Sosa. 

The Express closed the scoring gap on a Garrett Stubbs home run to center field in the sixth inning, making it a 6-2 game. 

Sneed yielded the mound to Dean Deetz in the seventh inning.  Deetz yielded 4 runs in the eighth inning to ice the game for Memphis. 

Jake Woodford (1-0) earned the win for Memphis, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 2 in 6.1 innings.  

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