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Six-run seventh inning sinks Jumbo Shrimp

Quintana homers in loss
Lorenzo Quintana goes two-for-four with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Memphis Redbirds (Joey Mims/Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp)
May 4, 2022

MEMPHIS, T.N. – Lorenzo Quintana blasted a two-run home run but the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp limped to the finish line Wednesday in a 7-3 loss to the Memphis Redbirds from AutoZone Park. For the second night in a row, the Redbirds (15-11) trailed entering the bottom of the seventh inning.

MEMPHIS, T.N. Lorenzo Quintana blasted a two-run home run but the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp limped to the finish line Wednesday in a 7-3 loss to the Memphis Redbirds from AutoZone Park.

For the second night in a row, the Redbirds (15-11) trailed entering the bottom of the seventh inning. Today, they trailed 3-1 before Alec Burleson and Ivan Herrera knocked back to back singles against Jumbo Shrimp starter Matthew Kent (L, 1-2). Conner Capel smacked a single, scoring Burleson from second to pull to within one, 3-2. Huascar Brazoban entered the game in relief of Kent but things didn’t get better. Evan Mendoza walked and with the bases loaded, Ben DeLuzio hit an infield single, scoring Herrera to tie the game at three. During the at-bat of Lars Nootbaar, a wild pitch scored Capel to put Memphis in front 4-3. Nootbaar then destroyed a three-run home run to put Memphis ahead 7-3, which capped a six-run inning. Brazoban struck out the next three batters and sent the Redbirds down in order in the eighth.

Jacksonville (14-11) drew first blood in the top of the first. Brian Miller led off with a walk and with two outs, Quintana (6) launched a two-run home run to put the Jumbo Shrimp ahead 2-0.

Memphis responded in the bottom of the third with a run of their own. With one out, DeLuzio singled and stole second. After a strikeout, Kramer Robertson smacked a double to score DeLuzio to draw the Redbirds close, trailing 2-1.

The Jumbo Shrimp added their final run of the game in the top of the fifth. With one out, Lewin Díaz walked and went to third on a two-out single by JJ Bleday. With runners at the corners, Charles Leblanc doubled into the left field corner, scoring Bleday and adding to the Jacksonville advantage, 3-1.

Jacksonville and Memphis continue their series tomorrow at 7:45 p.m. ET. The Jumbo Shrimp will turn to LHP Daniel Castano (0-0, 11.57) and the Redbirds will counter with LHP Matthew Liberatore (3-2, 3.18)

Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN 690, espn690.com and MiLB.tv.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at 121 Financial Ballpark. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League’s Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by general manager Harold Craw. The club added its second Promotional Trophy in three years following the 2019 season. The 2021 season marked the return of Triple-A baseball in Jacksonville. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.