COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Tommy Pham homered for the fourth time and Carson Kelly had his third multi-RBI game this season, but the Memphis Redbirds could not get past the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers) scoring multiple runs in each of the first four innings and lost game one of a four-game series, 14-4, Tuesday night in Colorado Springs.
Pham’s sixth inning home run was a solo shot for the Redbirds (7-6), and he has now driven in 12 runs after the homer and a first-inning RBI single. Kelly hit a two-run double to right-center field in the second inning that gave Memphis a 3-2 lead at the time, but it was all Colorado Springs (8-3) after that.
The Sky Sox scored twice in the bottom of the second and six times in the bottom of the third and led 10-3 after three innings and then 12-3 after four frames.
Pham’s home run made the score 12-4 after five-and-a-half innings, but Colorado Springs scored again in the bottom of the seventh and bottom of the eighth to bring the game to its final score.
Harrison Bader was 2-for-4 with a run scored on the night.
Memphis has lost five of its last six games after winning four-straight prior to that.
The Redbirds have seven more games on their current road trip before returning to AutoZone Park for a five-game series with the Round Rock Express (Rangers) April 27-May 1. The upcoming homestand includes All-You-Can-Eat Thursday, featuring wings, on the 27th, Silky O’Sullivan’s Irish Heritage Night on the 28th, postgame fireworks on the 29th, and Bark In The Ballpark, with Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday and kids run the bases, on the 30th. Additional promotions are scheduled to be announced in the coming days.