Redbirds Bring in Record Crowd vs Sounds

Remember when the Memphis Redbirds were off to their worst start in history losing each of their first 11-games?

They were seemingly hopelessly mired in last place.

Today, they're in last place no more, and only 7-games behind first place Nashville.

The 'Birds can go a long way to closing that gap, opening a 4-game series with the Sounds tonight at AutoZone Park.

Away we go to the corner of Third and Union where the 'Birds are making the Sounds look over their shoulders...

It was shoulder to shoulder in the stadium, as Memphis fans set a new AutoZone Park Attendance record of 18,302...

That breaks the old mark of 17,508 set back when the Park opened in 2000.

Pitcher Chris Narveson at bat in the 3rd and he sends a rocket to left off of Justin Lehr.

It hits off the top of the wall, he racing for second but he can slow down.

The umpire rules it a home run a home run, you can see the wave of the hand, that ties the game at 1-1.

But the Sounds come back with 3 in the 4th, the base hit through the right side scores a run to make it 4-1.

The Birds try to get a something started, 2 on no out in the 7th but the fail to score.

Skip Schumacher strikes out to end the inning and the Redbirds lose 4-1.

They'll go at it again Wednesday night at 7:10.