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Memphis Redbirds Going National Again in 2015

CBS Sports Network is back for a second season of live national telecasts of Minor League Baseball games during 2015.

St. Louis Cardinals top prospects will be included in one of the 10 games, showcased on July 16 – the Memphis Redbirds contest in Des Moines against the Iowa Cubs.

This matchup will be a reprise of one of CBS’ best games last season. On May 29, 2014, national viewers were treated to a complete game, one-hit shutout from pitcher Tim Cooney. The lefty carried a no-hitter into the ninth, leading the Redbirds to a 4-0 win over the I-Cubs from AutoZone Park. The effort powered Cooney to the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week award.

Here is CBS Sports Network’s full schedule for the 2015 season:

• May 28: El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) at Round Rock Express (Rangers), 8 p.m. EST
• June 4: Salt Lake Bees (Angels) at Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 8 p.m. EST
• June 11: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) at Tulsa Drillers (Dodgers), 8 p.m. EST
• June 18: Mississippi Braves (Braves) at Tennessee Smokies (Cubs), 7 p.m. EST
• June 25: Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers) at Durham Bulls (Rays), 7 p.m. EST
• July 9: Frisco RoughRiders (Rangers) at Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals), 8 p.m. EST
July 16: Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) at Iowa Cubs (Cubs), 8 p.m. EST
• July 23: Altoona Curve (Pirates) at Akron RubberDucks (Indians), 7 p.m. EST
• July 30: Lexington Legends (Royals) at Greenville Drive (Red Sox), 7 p.m. EST
• August 6: El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres) at Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies), 9 p.m. EST

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10 Responses to “Memphis Redbirds Going National Again in 2015”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Baseball can be strange. Last spring expectations were high. The team was not scoring much. Fans seemed frustrated. This year, we aren’t scoring a lot, but we win a lot. The fans are not mad, so there are not a lot of angry posts. It’s more peaceful.

    • crdswmn says:

      Not angry posts here, because there is usually not many posts at all.

      Elsewhere there is the usual complaining about this player or that player, doom and gloom, and ignorant posts.

      Wainwright is likely gone for the season, so there will be all kinds of wacky trade scenarios and other nonsense. The fans never change, they just rearrange their complaints.

      • Bw52 says:

        Well said Crdswmn.Everyone is allowed to have a opinion.No matter how wrong or ill-informed that opinion may be.Cheer up and remember it is NOT life or death.It is baseball.

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    This site’s open design may make authors feel more vulnerable versus the hidden sheltered nation of the main board.

    Adam’s injury recalls Ryan Howard felled at the end of Game 5 versus Carpenter in 2011, much more dramatic timing than yesterday’s mundane occasion.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Last spring, joe Kelly was knocked out of action by trying to leg out a bunt. Adam’s injury was more mundane. Not dramatic like Scipio Spinks injured via collision with a catcher. This was more like Lance Berkman in 2012, injuring a knee by doing nothing unusual.

      Nice opportunity for Cooney.

  3. JumboShrimp says:

    Nation was supposed to be nature. This phone auto changes words.

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    There will be speculation about Cole Hamel, but why shoulder his huge contract and bail out the Phillies? Coney might be just as good and cost little.
    Another name mentioned is Maholm. He has experience, but tore up a knee last year. We could sign him for the Memphis rotation where he can audition for a call up.
    Jaime Garcia is a big factor too. If Garcia works himself into pitching condition, he could give us 10 good starts, which would be terrific.

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