Cakes come from behind to beat Memphis, 6-5
MEMPHIS – Peter Mooney and Chad Hinshaw drilled home runs and the New Orleans Baby Cakes delivered a come from behind victory on Sunday afternoon over the Memphis Redbirds, 6-5, at AutoZone Park.
Memphis scored three times in the second inning to take an early lead. Starting pitcher Dakota Hudson drilled a two run double to start the scoring.
After a one hour, 47 minute rain delay, the New Orleans offense awoke from its slumber. The Cakes scored four in the fifth inning, capped by a three run home run from Hinshaw. Mooney blasted a two run shot in the seventh to make it 6-3.
The ‘Cakes bullpen worked five scoreless innings on Saturday and continued the trend Sunday as Clayton
Mortensen pitched three scoreless. The Memphis offense took advantage of a pair of eighth inning walks and scored two runs to cut into the lead.
Kelvin Marte pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save to allow New Orleans to even the series at one.
New Orleans (51-74) has dropped 10 of 15 meetings this season to the division champion Redbirds (83-45).
GAME NOTES: The ‘Cakes bullpen has allowed just three runs in the last 14 innings of work. New Orleans improved to 12-18 in games decided by one run.
UPCOMING: The ‘Cakes continue the four game series at Memphis, Monday at 11:52 a.m. New Orleans will start RHP Keyvius Sampson against RHP Jack Flaherty.
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NEXT HOME GAME: The ‘Cakes return home to The Shrine on Airline on Thursday, August 24th against Colorado Springs at 7:00 p.m.
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