Triple-A Omaha lost their fourth straight in Colorado Springs, this time by a 4-1 score.
The Storm Chasers collected six hits, all singles. However, three of them came from Dean Anna. They hit into two double plays.
Josh Staumont dropped to 3-8 on the season, though he did pitch much better Wednesday afternoon. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out four. Staumont also hit a batter, balked, and threw a wild pitch.
*In roster news, outfielder Jorge Soler was recalled to the big leagues to take the place of injured infielder Cheslor Cuthbert (who was placed on the DL today). Soler is in the KC Royals lineup tonight in Detroit. Jonathan McCray, who started the season with High-A Wilmington, then went to extended spring training, and then played with Idaho Falls, took Soler’s roster spot. McCray started in left field, batted ninth, and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
Double-A NW Arkansas is back in action on Thursday night against Corpus Christi.
High-A Wilmington lost their third straight game in Frederick, losing 10-4. The Blue Rocks have now lost five in a row and are just 1-6 to start the second half.
The Blue Rocks battled back to tie the game at 3-3 with two outs in the top of the sixth, only to see the Keys retake the lead in the bottom of the inning.
Starter Jared Ruxar took the loss, as he allowed four runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk over five innings (and one batter into the sixth). Lefty Luis Rico made his first appearance since being demoted and allowed an inherited run in the sixth. He allowed six runs on five hits and five walks over 2.2 innings. Rico struck out two, but allowed two home runs (one was a two out grand slam). Fellow lefty Tim Hill also made his first appearance since being demoted from Double-A and recorded the final out in the 8th inning (a hit and a strikeout).
The Blue Rocks collected 12 hits, but went just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. They struck out seven times and hit into two double plays. They also had a runner picked off.
Leadoff hitter DJ Burt went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He stole his 22nd base of the season. Roman Collins also had two hits in the loss. Outfielder Jose Sanchez made his first start in High-A and collected three hits. He doubled in the tying run in the sixth.
Low-A Lexington lost to Columbia, 5-4.
Arnaldo Hernandez took the loss, as he allowed all five runs (two earned) on six hits over five innings. He struck out six. Jose Veras pitched four scoreless innings of relief. He allowed five hits and struck out five.
Catcher Luis Villegas put the Legends on the board in the 3rd inning with his first home run of the season. Marten Gasparini went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He stole his ninth base. Yeison Melo went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Rudy Martin pinch ran for Melo in the eighth and stole his 17th base (in 25 games).