Despite an impressive Triple-A debut from one of baseball's best pitching prospects, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox fell to the host Memphis Redbirds 5-0 in the finale of their series Sunday.
After being called up from Double-A Biloxi, Josh Hader (0-1, 3.00) took the hill at the Triple-A level for the first time.
Hader struck out the side in the second to record five of his first six outs with strikeouts. He allowed two runs on one hit with nine strikeouts in six innings.
Memphis was able to get on the board against Hader in the third. After a walk and hit by pitch, Tommy Pham doubled to score both runners and give the Redbirds a 2-0 lead.
That would prove to be more than enough for Redbirds starting pitcher Deck McGuire (5-6, 3.75). He pitched eight innings, allowing two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.