Triple-A Omaha lost their doubleheader at Colorado Springs. In the first three games of the series, the Sky Sox have scored 38 runs (there are two more games left). YIKES!
The Storm Chasers lost the first game, 14-6. They led 6-3 before allowing 11 runs combined in the fifth and sixth innings.
Jonathan Dziedzic took the loss, as he allowed eight runs on ten hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. Seth Maness then allowed six runs on six hits and a walk over 1.2 innings.
Omaha collected nine hits and worked five walks, but went just 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position. The bottom two in the order, Garin Cecchini and Terrance Gore, each had two hits. Gore doubled, drove in a run, and scored two runs.
The Storm Chasers lost the second game, 10-2.
Christian Binford took the loss, as he allowed all ten runs on 11 hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He allowed three home runs that accounted for seven runs. On a positive note, Al Alburquerque threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit and struck out three.
The Storm Chasers collected six hits, two each from Ryan O’Hearn and Dean Anna. O’Hearn doubled (his 17th) and scored a run.
Double-A NW Arkansas is still enjoying their three-day All-Star break. Tuesday night was the Texas League All-Star Game, where six Naturals participated.
High-A Wilmington lost their second straight in Frederick, this time by a 5-1 score. The Blue Rocks were no-hit through 7.2 innings before Cody Jones singled.
The Blue Rocks ended up with three hits and scored their lone run on a 9th inning double play.
Starter Scott Blewett could not continue his dominating ways of late, as he allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. He struck out eight, but allowed two home runs. Grant Gavin allowed an inherited run in the fifth (2.1IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K). Gavin also hit a batter and threw three wild pitches. Franco Terrero struck out two in his one inning of relief (13 pitches, nine strikes).
*Carlos Diaz made his first start as a Blue Rock this season, playing shortstop and batting eighth. He went 0-for-3. Jose Sanchez made his High-A debut as a pinch-hitter in the ninth (he walked and scored the lone run).
Low-A Lexington walked off against Columbia, winning 6-5. That came after the Fireflies took a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth.
Gabriel Cancel singled with a runner on second base and nobody out and a fielding error allowed the tying run to score (Cancel went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI). With one out, Yeison Melo drove in the game winner with a single (Melo went 2-for-4).
Legends reliever Matthew Wynne was credited with the victory, despite allowing a three-run home run with two outs in the top of the ninth. That came after reliever Anthony Bender allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk over four innings. He struck out six and stranded two runners in the 3rd inning.