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Zephyrs report: Redbirds 6, Zephyrs 5

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Redbirds stunned the New Orleans Zephyrs by scoring three ninth-inning runs for a 6-5 victory Wednesday at AutoZone Park. Memphis loaded the bases in the ninth off of Zephyrs closer Nick Wittgren. A pair of hits and a two-out walk set the stage for a bases-clearing double… Continue reading →

Sunday: Bees 4, Zephyrs 1

Former LSU center fielder Jared Mitchell and shortstop Angel Rosa hit consecutive two-out doubles in the seventh inning, producing the go-ahead run, and Matt Joyce hit a two-run homer in the eighth, lifting Salt Lake on Sunday at Zephyr Field. The uprising came against reliever Craig Stem (0-2) in the… Continue reading →

Saturday: Zephyrs 4, Bees 0

Reid Brignac’s two-run single capped a three-run seventh inning, and New Orleans won its third consecutive game in the series Saturday night at Zephyr Field. Zephyrs starter Trevor Williams shut out the Bees on four hits over five innings. Chris Reed (1-0) and Scott McGough preserved the shutout. “As a staff we threw very well,” said Williams, who… Continue reading →

Friday, Aug. 28: Zephyrs 7, Bees 4

New Orleans broke open a close game with a three-run fifth inning, highlighted by Austin Nola’s two-run double to right field on Friday night at Zephyr Field. “Pitching-wise, we kind of gutted it out,” manager Andy Haines said. “And, it’s nice to score runs late. This game was closer than it may have seemed.” The Zs (54-80) took… Continue reading →

Thursday, Aug. 27: Zephyrs 3, Bees 2

After going against first-place teams and a second-place team in its past six series, New Orleans found last-place Salt Lake more to its liking on Thursday at Zephyr Field. The Zephyrs ruined Bees starter Rick Tropeano’s 25th birthday, scoring three runs in the sixth inning in winning the series opener. “Victory is always beautiful, especially the… Continue reading →

Zephyrs report: Las Vegas 10, Zephyrs 6

Las Vegas ripped starter Robert Morey for eight runs on nine hits through four innings in finishing off New Orleans in the series, three games to one, Wednesday at Zephyr Field. The Zephyrs (52-80), banged out 15 hits, but lost for the 17th time in 18 games and the 23rd game in their past 28 at… Continue reading →

Tuesday: 51s 3, Zephyrs 0

Right-hander Dillon Gee shut out New Orleans on seven hits over seven innings, and Las Vegas got home runs by Brandon Allen and Darrell Ceciliani on Tuesday at Zephyr Field. The Zephyrs (52-79) finished with 10 hits, but went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded nine. The… Continue reading →

Monday: Zephyrs 5, 51s 0

New Orleans ended a 15-game losing streak Monday at Zephyr Field, as right-hander Ivan Pineyro shut out Las Vegas on three hits through eight innings in getting his first Triple-A victory. “I’m just glad for the guys,” manager Andy Haines said. “They scrapped and scrapped and to finally get… Continue reading →

Sunday: 51s 5, Zephyrs 4

Brady Shoemaker grounded into a 5-2-3 game-ending double play in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded, and New Orleans opened its final homestand of the season with its 15th consecutive loss, extending a franchise high. The Z’s trailed 5-1 entering the inning, but scored three runs… Continue reading →

Late Thursday: River Cats 4, Zephyrs 3, 14 innings

SACRAMENTO — Brandon Hicks’ single with two outs in the bottom of the 14th inning lifted the River Cats over the Zephyrs. Mac Williamson singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a ground-out to set up Hicks’ single down the left field line to give the Cats their 11th consecutive… Continue reading →

River Cats shut out slumping Zephyrs 2-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jarrett Parker picked up three hits including a first inning two out RBI single to lead the River Cats to a 2-0 shutout win over the New Orleans Zephyrs. Sacramento starter Tommy Hanson had lost five of his eight starts this season with a 7.71 ERA but on Wednesday night he… Continue reading →

Tuesday: Fresno outslugs Zephyrs 14-12

FRESNO, Calif. — Tyler White pounded out three hits in five at-bats and drove in four runs to lead the Fresno Grizzlies to a win over New Orleans on Tuesday night. White finished off an two-game stretch with 10 RBIs and seven hits in the final two games of the series. The Zephyrs scored… Continue reading →

Zephyrs report

Late Monday Tyler White went 4-for-5, falling a triple short of the cycle, and drove in six runs to lead the Fresno Grizzlies to a 10-4 rout of the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday night in Fresno, Calif. White’s two-run homer in the bottom… Continue reading →

Sunday: Grizzlies 4, Zephyrs 0

FRESNO, Calif. — Nolan Fontana drilled a two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning to snap a scoreless tie and give the Fresno Grizzlies a win over the New Orleans Zephyrs at Chukchansi Park late Sunday night. The Z’s and Grizzlies were in a fantastic pitcher’s duel. Rob… Continue reading →

Friday: Dodgers 6, Zephyrs 4

Shortstop Ronny Torreyes’ one-out single in the 10th inning scored O’Koyea Dickson, and Andy Wilkins singled in Torreys one out later, giving Oklahoma City a sweep of the four-game series Friday night at Zephyr Field. The loss was the sixth in a row and eighth in nine games for New Orleans (51-69), all coming in their nine-game homestand. The… Continue reading →

Wednesday: Dodgers 5, Zephyrs 2

Oklahoma City scored two runs in the fourth inning with two outs, including the go-ahead run on a bloop single by pitcher Trevor Cahill on Wednesday at Zephyr Field. The Dodgers (70-47) took a 2-0 lead in the four-game series. The loss was the fourth in the row for New Orleans (51-67), its 12th in 14 games and its… Continue reading →

Zephyrs notebook

Marlins tab Nicolino Zephyrs left-hander Justin Nicolino (7-7, 3.52 ERA) was called up by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, a move that was expected. In a corresponding move, right-hander Blake Logan will rejoin the Zephyrs. Logan was designated for Single-A Batavia on Sunday to create a roster spot for Continue reading →

Sunday: Express 12, Zephyrs 7

Round Rock jumped on another Zephys pitcher making his Triple-A debut, roughing up Matt Tomshaw for 10 hits in 3.1 innings Sunday at Zephyr Field in the series finale. “We know (Tomshaw) is capable of batter than that,” said manager Andy Haines, his team falling to 51-65. “And that (Express)… Continue reading →

Saturday: Express 6, Zephyrs 2

Ivan Pineyro’s first start in Triple-AAA didn’t exactly go as planned. The right-hander was chased off the mound after 3.2 innings in his Zephyrs debut, leading to the Round Rock Express cruising to a victory Saturday night. “Ivan’s a young guy, and he had some growing pains tonight, but he has… Continue reading →

Friday: Zephyrs notebook

Visit from papa Tiger LSU coach Paul Mainieri was at Zephyr Field on Friday night. “I’d been telling Austin (Nola) I couldn’t wait to get out here and see him,” Mainieri said, “but after our season ended, I was only home for three days, then I went to help with… Continue reading →

Thursday: Express 6, Zephyrs 1

Third baseman Joey Gallo hit three home runs and center fielder Leonys Martin two, as Round Rock took a 2-0 lead in the series Thursday night at Zephyr Field. The loss was the eighth in nine games for New Orleans (50-63), which played its seventh of 18 consecutive games against first-place teams in the Pacific Coast League. Martin set… Continue reading →

Wednesday: Express 6, Zephyrs 1

Third baseman Joey Gallo doubled in a run during a two-run fourth inning and second baseman Tyler Pastornicky led off the fifth with a home run in the series opener Wednesday at Zephyr Field. The loss was the seventh in eight games for New Orleans (50-62) after streaks of seven… Continue reading →

Zephyrs to open nine-game homestand starting Wednesday

The New Orleans Zephyrs return from the road for a five-game series against the first-place Round Rock Express, beginning Wednesday night. The Zephyrs will conclude the homestand with a four-game series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers from Aug. 11-14. New Orleans has been streaky since the All-Star break, losing seven… Continue reading →

Monday: Oklahoma City 7, Zephyrs 6

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City trailed the Zephyrs by five runs in the seventh inning and had just one hit. And then the first-place Dodgers came to life. They sent nine batters to the plate and scored five times to tie it. OKC tacked a run on in the eighth to complete the comeback… Continue reading →

Zephyrs lose doubleheader

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Dodgers swept a doubleheader from the New Orleans Zephyrs to hand the Zephyrs their fifth consecutive defeat Sunday. The Dodgers got a pair of two-run home runs in the fifth inning of the opener to wipe away a 2-0 deficit and grab a 4-2 lead. The… Continue reading →

Saturday: Dodgers 6, Zephyrs 3

OKLAHOMA CITY — The host Dodgers rallied for three runs in the seventh inning and tacked on two more in the eighth to score a victory over the Zephyrs on Saturday night to open a five-game series. Catcher Brandon Bantz’s throwing error in the seventh brought home a pair of runs for Oklahoma City and gave it… Continue reading →

Matt Clark’s home run lifts Colorado Springs over Zephyrs

Former LSU player Matt Clark hit a two-run home run with two out and a full count in the top of the 13th inning, lifting Colorado Springs over the New Orleans Zephyrs 3-1 on Friday night at Zephyr Field in Metairie. The blast came against reliever Scott McGough, who got out the first two hitters of the inning,… Continue reading →

Thursday: Zephyrs 3, Sky Sox 2

Isaac Galloway hit a pinch-hit single up the middle against Colorado Spring’s drawn-in infield, scoring Jordany Valdespin from third base in the bottom of the 10th inning, and New Orleans won its seventh consecutive game Thursday at Zephyr Field. Playing in the resumption of Wednesday’s game suspended by rain, the Zephyrs (49-55) gained… Continue reading →