Boggs suffers poor outing at Memphis

Boggs suffers poor outing at Memphis

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Boggs suffers poor outing at Memphis

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 6:27 PM

(BaseballStL) -- Former St. Louis Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs has continued his struggles at the Triple-A level since being sent down on May 31.

Boggs made his third start on Thursday since being sent down to Memphis to work on his confidence after early struggles rattled his demeanor at the big league level.

The New Orleans Zephyrs scored six runs, including four in the first inning, on five hits, two walks and a wild pitch from Boggs in his two innings pitched. Only three of the runs were earned as the Redbirds committed three errors while Boggs was pitching.

Boggs threw two scoreless innings and scattered three hits in his first start of his second stint at Memphis on June 3. He allowed three runs, only one earned, on three hits and three walks in four innings pitched on June 8.

This is his second stint with Memphis after previously being sent down on May 3 and recalled on May 18. The former 2005 fifth-round pick has blown three saves in five opportunities and allowed 20 runs (18 earned) in 14.2 innings pitched this season for St. Louis.

It doesn’t seem like there is much left to do for Boggs. The errors are not Boggs’ fault, but they also won’t help his case for a promotion in the near future. A change of scenery might be for the best in this case.

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