April 2011

Opening Night at the Shrine!

Tonight is the 15th home opener at Zephyr Field, and the Z’s come in red-hot, having won five straight. They haven’t won six in a row since July 12-21, 2008, a streak which spanned that season’s All-Star break.

The lineup as the Zephyrs welcome division rival Round Rock to town:

  1. LF Rottino
  2. SS Martinez
  3. 3B Gotay
  4. 2B Thurston
  5. 1B Kroeger
  6. RF Aguila
  7. CF Petersen
  8. C Davis
  9. DH Cervenak

P Koehler

Trahern Returns

The Zephyrs have added Dallas Trahern to the roster and he is set to start this afternoon.

The right hander last pitched for the Zephyrs on May 8, 2009 in Albuquerque. He had Tommy John Surgery and has missed most of ’09 and ’10. He was the opening day starter at Class AA Jacksonville.

The Z’s go for the sweep today at AutoZone Park. Here is the lineup Norty is using as the Zephyrs look to match their longest winning streak from the entire 2010 season:

1. LF Rottino
2. SS Martinez
3. 3b Gotay
4. RF Aguila
5. 2b Thurston
6. CF Petersen
7. 1b Cervenak
8. C Sammons
9. P Trahern

West to the disabled list

Zephyr left handed pitcher Sean West was placed on the 7 day disabled list today by New Orleans. West has left shoulder tendinitis. He will be replaced by Todd Doolittle on the active roster.

The Z’s will shuffle the starting rotation with Mark McLemore starting tonight and Dallas Trahern will make the start tomorrow afternoon.

The Z’s have won three in a row and continue the series this evening in Memphis.

1. 3b Klosterman
2. SS Martinez
3. 1b Gotay
4. CF Kroeger
5. 2b Thurston
6. LF Aguila
7. RF Petersen
8. C Davis
9. McLemore

Z’s go for three in a row

The New Orleans Zephyrs continue the road-trip tonight in Memphis. NOLA has won two consecutive and begin the day a game back of first place.

The Z’s are last in the PCL in offense, batting .157 with nine runs scored through five games.

Here is the lineup:
1. LF Rottino
2. 3b Martinez
3. 1b Gotay
4. RF Kroeger
5. 2b Thurston
6. C Davis
7. CF Petersen
8. SS Klosterman
9. P Villanueva

Sunday Funday

The Zephyrs will play their first day game of the season today at 2. New Orleans will attempt to salvage a game in the series.

Here is the lineup

1 LF Vinny Rottino
2 2b Ozzie Martinez
3. 3b Ruben Gotay
4. RF Josh Kroeger
5. CF Aaron Mathews
6. C Brad Davis
7. 1b Mike Cervenak
8 SS Ryan Klosterman
9. P Tom Koehler

Saturday in Nashville

The New Orleans Zephyrs continue the series tonight in Nashville. NOLA has opened the season 0-2 for the fifth time and the first since 2005.

The Z’s have never started 0-3.

Here is tonights lineup

SS Ozzie Martinez
3b Ruben Gotay
LF Vin Rottino
RF Chris Aguila
2b Joe Thurston
1b Mike Cervenak
CF Aaron Mathews
C Clint Sammons
P Mark McLemore

Friday at Nashville

The Zephyrs and Sounds meet tonight in the second game of the four game series.

Nashville won the opener 5-1. Here is the line up for game two.

1. SS Ozzie Martinez
2. 3b Ruben Gotay
3. 1b Josh Kroeger
4. LF Chris Aguila
5. 2b Joe Thurston
6 CF Bryan Petersen
7. RH Aaron Mathews
8. C Brad Davis
9. P Sean West

The game will be broadcast live on 106.1 FM and zephyrsbaseball.com.

Boux does Wimbledon?

Boudreaux recently attended the opening of the new tennis courts at City Park with other local mascots – here’s some footage. Watch out, Nadal and Federer!

Opening Day

The New Orleans Zephyrs and the Nashville Sounds open the season tonight in the Music City. The Z’s have won four consecutive opening games. New Orleans and Nashville have met in 5 of the last 7 opening days.

The 2011 Z’s have 11 players that have been with the Zephyrs before 2011. The club also consists of 19 players with Major League experience. The team has 6 players ranked in the Marlins top 30 prospects.

Here is the starting line-up:

1 SS Ozzie Martinez
2 3b Ruben Gotay
3 1b Josh Kroeger
4 RF Chris Aguila
5 2b Joe Thurston
6 LF Vinny Rottino
7 CF Bryan Petersen
8 C Brad Davis
9 P Elih Villanueva

Game starts at 7PM from the Big Guitar, tune in to 106.1 FM or zephyrsbaseball.com

Welcome to the Big Guitar!

It’s Opening Day in Nashville! Less than three hours until the Zephyrs take the field!