Triple-A Omaha enjoyed Monday off, but begin an eight games in seven days homestand Tuesday night starting with Tacoma.
Double-A NW Arkansas ended their four-game losing streak with a series opening win in Arkansas. The Naturals won 6-2.
The Naturals scored three runs in the top of the first and never looked back. Frank Schwindel got the scoring started with a one out RBI single and Elier Hernandez followed with a two-run double.
Schwindel, Donnie Dewees, and Samir Duenez each had two hits in the win. Duenez scored three runs and walked twice. Hernandez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, while also stealing his first base in Double-A.
Ashton Goudeau earned the victory in relief, as he allowed a run on five hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out two. Goudeau allowed a solo home run in the fifth and an inherited run in the fourth. Miguel Almonte got the start and allowed a run on five hits over 3.2 innings. He struck out four.
Humberto Arteaga had his six-game hitting streak come to an end, as he went 0-for-4.
*In roster news, outfielder Logan Moon was promoted to Triple-A. The Naturals received reliever Jake Kalish from High-A Wilmington. Wonder what the move will be in Omaha?
High-A Wilmington won their series opener in Potomac, 2-0. The Blue Rocks have now won four in a row.
The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth when Cody Jones led off the inning with a triple (he went 2-for-4) and scored on a Nate Esposito ground out.
That was enough for Blue Rocks starter Scott Blewett, who allowed three hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings. He struck out six. Franco Terrero earned his second save with two scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit while striking out two.
Anderson Miller extended his on-base streak to 30 games with a single in the fourth.
Low-A Lexington lost in Augusta, 2-1.
The Legends broke the scoreless tie in the top of the seventh with three straight hits to start, as Nick Dini drove in a run with a double (he went 2-for-4). However, the GreenJackets came right back in the bottom of the inning with two runs to take the lead.
That made a loser of Legends reliever Ofreidy Gomez, who had a wild 7th inning. He walked the first batter of the inning, wild pitched him to second, and the runner moved to third base on a sac bunt. After an RBI single, there was a balk, a stolen base, and a strikeout. However, Gomez had a fielding error that allowed the go ahead run to score.
Legends starter Garrett Davila took the no decision, as he allowed three hits and walked two over six scoreless innings. He struck out six.
*I’ll be on vacation starting tomorrow, so there won’t be any recaps until sometime next week.