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Monday: Dodgers 5, Zephyrs 2

Oklahoma City’s four-run first inning left the Zephyrs at a loss as they opened an eight-game road trip. Corey Seager’s two-run single was the big blow in the first, which included four straight batters hit by Zephyrs starter Pat Misch (1-2). He allowed five runs and five hits in six innings.… Continue reading →

Sunday: Zephyrs 4, Memphis 3

In New Orleans’ first two victories against Memphis in the series at Zephyr Field, it scored late to pull away. On Sunday, the Zephyrs (11-11) took a 3-0 lead by the third inning, then fought off the Redbirds (8-15) in winning the series between two American South Division teams, three games to one. The Z’s… Continue reading →

Saturday: Zephyrs 5, Redbirds 2

New Orleans broke loose for four runs on seven hits in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie Saturday at Zephyr Field. In taking a 2-1 series lead, the Zephyrs (10-11) snapped a tie for the second consecutive game with a late-inning flurry. Starter Jose Urena held Memphis (8-14) to one run on… Continue reading →

Friday: Zephyrs 4, Memphis 0

Left fielder Jordany Valdespin singled in two runs in the seventh inning, and New Orleans sealed the 4-0 victory with two runs in the eighth Friday night at Zephyr Field. The Zephyrs (9-11) had lost their previous two games. Valdespin greeted reliever Nick Greenwood with a hard grounder up the middle, scoring Scott Sizemore from… Continue reading →

Thursday: Redbirds 4, Zephyrs 3

Third baseman Scott Moore hit two home runs, the second a one-out two-run blast in the sixth inning, and Memphis won the American South Division series opener on Thursday at Zephyr Field. The loss was the second consecutive for New Orleans (8-11). Memphis is 8-12. Redbirds right fielder… Continue reading →

Tuesday: Sounds 2, Zephyrs 1

The Zephyrs lost 2-1 to the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday afternoon at Zephyr Field after failing to take advantage of scoring opportunities in both the seventh and ninth innings. First, with one out and the tying run on third, reliever Fernando Rodriguez struck out Austin Wates and forced Brandon Bantz to fly out to the right-field warning… Continue reading →

Sunday: Zephyrs 4, Sounds 3

The New Orleans Zephyrs took a 4-0 lead by the fourth inning and held off Nashville in their American South Division game Sunday at Zephyr Field. The victory, the fourth in five games, gave the Zephyrs (8-9) a 2-0 lead in the series. “We’ve gotten better in situational hitting,” manager… Continue reading →

Saturday: Zephyrs 5, Sounds 0

The Zephyrs needed only four hits to score five runs thanks to some long outs and a couple of miscues by the visitors. New Orleans got two runs in the fifth inning when Isaac Galloway singled to left field. Jordany Valdespin hit into a fielder’s choice, but the throw by Sounds second baseman Joey Wendle was low and… Continue reading →

Iowa edges Zephyrs 2-1

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Cubs scratched out a couple of runs and held on to defeat the New Orleans Zephyrs 2-1 on Friday night in Iowa. The Z’s scored first with an infield hit from Brady Shoemaker, scoring Jordany Valdespin in the first inning. Iowa answered in the third with a two-out… Continue reading →

Zephyrs defeat Iowa Cubs

DES MOINES, IOWA — Austin Wates had three hits and three RBIs as the New Orleans Zephyrs defeated the Iowa Cubs 9-2 to win their second consecutive game on Thursday. The Zephyrs (6-8) used a six-run first inning to jump out in front of Iowa and cruised to the win.… Continue reading →

Zephyrs 4, Storm Chasers 3

PAPILLION, Neb. — Justin Nicolino allowed three hits and an unearned run in six innings as the New Orleans Zephyrs posted a 4-3 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Monday night. The win let New Orleans (4-7) split the four-game series. The Zephyrs start a four-game set at Iowa on… Continue reading →

Notebook: Storm Chasers outscore Zephyrs

Iowa broke lose for seven runs in the sixth inning in winning the first game of a double-header Thursday at Zephyr Field. The victory gave Iowa (4-3) the series, 2-1. The second game was canceled due to rain and rescheduled for 5 p.m. July 6 as part of a doubleheader. The… Continue reading →

Wednesday: Zephyrs 3, Cubs 2, 10 innings

The Zephyrs notched their first extra innings win of the season, scoring one run in the 10th inning to even the series against the Cubs. The win stops a three-game skid for New Orleans (2-4). Newcomer Nick Whittgren, who was sent to New Orleans on Tuesday, got the win after pitching just one inning —… Continue reading →

Zephyrs game against Iowa Cubs on Tuesday has been rained out

. The New Orleans Zephyrs' game agains the Iowa Cubs at Zephyr Field on Tuesday has been rained out. The Zephyrs and Cubs will play a pair of seven-inning games in a doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. Fans holding tickets to Tuesday's game can redeem them for a ticket to any Zephyrs game the… Continue reading →

Top prospect Kris Bryant stays ‘in the moment’

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  Kris Bryant of the Iowa Cubs bats in the top of the third inning against the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday at Zephyr Field. Bryant, considered the top prospect in baseball, batted .425 and had nine homers, three doubles and 15 RBIs in spring training. He is expected to be called up to the majors late this week or early next week when  his Super Two status deadline passes.

Kris Bryant had the look of a man not worrying over that which he has no control. A week ago, when the Chicago Cubs sent him to Triple-A Iowa in an anticipated move, Bryant said he was displeased. He said he’s over it now. “I don’t think about the future, I don’t think about the past,” said Bryant,… Continue reading →

Monday’s game: Cubs 4, Zephyrs 1

Iowa scored three runs in the sixth inning to win the series opener 4-1 Monday night at Zephyr Field. The loss was the third in a row for New Orleans (1-4), which has been outscored 13-2 and gotten just 14 hits in those three games. Iowa (3-2) broke it open in the sixth. Junior Lake stole… Continue reading →

Storm Chasers 4, Zephyrs 0

New Orleans was held to two hits Sunday at Zephyr Field, as two-time defending Triple-A champion Omaha took the season-opening series 3-1. The Storm Chasers’ Yohan Pino (1-0) allowed one hit in seven innings, a dribbler leading off the third by Zephyrs left fielder Brady Shoemaker that stopped midway up the line. The… Continue reading →

Storm Chasers blast Zephyrs 5-1

After a 2 hour and 18 minute rain delay, the Omaha Storm Chasers wasted little time, jumping to a 3-0 lead in the first inning then adding a pair of runs later for a 5-1 win. Omaha hd eight hits off of four Zephyrs pitchers, including five off of starter Adam Conley (0-1). Moises Sierra got… Continue reading →

Zephyrs notch first win of season

The Zephyrs didn’t quite have the offensive output of Thursday night’s season opener. Instead, the team got a solid debut pitching performance from right-hander Jose Urena and played solid defense to notch their first win of the season. Urena, who spent all of last season in AA Jacksonville, pitched six innings, giving up six hits, one run (earned) and… Continue reading →

Zephyrs open at home vs. Storm Chasers

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA -- Zephrys' manager Andy Haines speaks to members of the media during the New Orleans Zephyrs' Media Day at Zephyr Field.

Sprinkled with four of the Miami Marlins’ top prospects, the New Orleans Zephyrs may do as well as those young players perform this season, manager Andy Haines said. “This season is going to be a test for them,” Haines said. “They are good prospects, but they haven’t performed at this level, and (the Pacific Coast League) is… Continue reading →

Health of Zephyrs and Marlins key to N.O.’s Triple-A success

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Manager Andy Haines, center, talks to his pitchers after the New Orleans Zephyrs Media Day in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

When New Orleans Zephyrs manager Andy Haines said health will be the key to this season, he means that for his team and the parent Miami Marlins. The Zephyrs were in first place as late as July 21 last season. However, with the Marlins hit by injuries, 46 player moves in June involving the Zephyrs followed by… Continue reading →

New Orleans Zephyrs getting ready for season opener

When the New Orleans Zephyrs’ 2015 season starts on Thursday, it will bring a change different from that of the roster, coaching staff or upgrades to the ballpark. This season, Major League Baseball is implementing a 20-second pitch clock in Classes Triple-A and Double-A in an effort to improve the flow of games. If the experiment works,… Continue reading →

Zephyrs beef up infield, make other offseason moves

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Host Tim Grubbs, left, talks with newly signed Marlins infielder Reid Brignac during the "Evening with the Zephyrs" at The Cannery on Wednesday in New Orleans.

With the Miami Marlins having been in the hunt for a postseason berth during much of the 2014 season, General Manager Dan Jennings spent the offseason working to stabilize the team’s infield in an effort to continue improving. In doing so, the Marlins traded pitcher Andrew Heaney, the top left-handed minor-league prospect in baseball, to the Los… Continue reading →

Dodgers' dealing Wednesday includes seven-player deal with the Miami Marlins that involves former Zephyrs players

Photos provided by the New Orleans ZephyrsZephyrs pitcher Andrew Heaney

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels and were working to obtain shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies in a remake of their middle infield. In a flurry of moves late Wednesday, the Dodgers dealt All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon, right-hander Dan Haren, infielder Miguel Rojas and a player to be… Continue reading →

Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton cashes in with $325 million deal

The Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

MIAMI — The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won’t be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a 13-year, $325 million contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season — or $154,321 per game.… Continue reading →

Zephyrs lose final game of season to Redbirds 7-6

Memphis had already clinched the American Southern Division title and had nothing to gain in the final game of the Pacific Coast League season Monday against the New Orleans Zephyrs. However, instead of taking first-pitch swings and just getting out of town, the Redbirds fought back from deficits in the fourth and seventh innings before snapping a… Continue reading →