Omaha lost in New Orleans, 2-0. Doug Davis was the hard luck loser in the complete game. He allowed two runs on nine hits and three walks. He struck out three.
Guess what? NW Arkansas is playing Springfield again (this is the third series in a span of 16 days, which will total 12 games) and they of course lost (considering they haven’t won a game). The Naturals lost 4-2 as Noel Arguelles returned from the inactive list (reliever Bryan Paukovits was placed on the DL) and allowed four runs in the top of the 6th inning. He faced five batters in the 6th inning and did not record an out. His final line looked like this: 5IP, 7H, 4R, 3BB, 3K. Brendan Lafferty entered with the bases loaded and allowed two runners to score.
The Naturals scored two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning. They had the tying run on second base and the winning run on first, but pinch-hitter Paulo Orlando struck out.
After allowing a run in the top of the first inning, Wilmington starter Brooks Pounders was on cruise control, as the Blue Rocks won their series opener against Carolina, 6-2. Pounders allowed that one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out six.
The Blue Rocks offense scored two runs each in three innings: the fourth, sixth, and seventh. Matt Fields hit his 12th homerun of his short career with the KC Royals, as he went 2-for-4. Cheslor Cuthbert and Orlando Calixte also collected two hits in the win. Those three were the Blue Rocks 4-5-6 hitters in the lineup.
Wilmington made two roster moves today. Pitcher Leondy Perez came off the DL after a few months there (and making three appearances in the AZL). Outfielder Roman Hernandez, who has not played since July 16th, went on the DL.
Kane County was swept by Wisconsin, as they lost Friday’s finale, 4-1. There were a little over 10,000 fans in attendance to see the Cougars collect just two hits. They didn’t pick up their first hit until Tim Ferguson singled with one out in the 6th inning.
Bryan Brickhouse was the hard luck loser, as he allowed one run on three hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out six.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in Burlington’s 9-7 victory. He also grounded into a double play. His double came in the Royals six-run 5th inning.