New Orleans scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat Omaha, 6-5. The Storm Chasers scored all of their runs in the fifth through seventh innings. Then were retired in order over the game’s final two innings.
Despite a great start from Jason Adam, NW Arkansas lost their fifth game in a row with a 2-0 loss to Corpus Christi. The game was scoreless until the Hooks got to Adam for a run in the seventh after a leadoff hit batter.
Adam had retired nine in a row prior to that inning. He allowed one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out five.
However, it is tough to win when your offense only picks up one hit, a leadoff single in the sixth by Roman Hernandez. The Naturals hit into three double plays, had a runner picked off, and another runner thrown out trying to steal second base.
Lexington collected just three hits as they lost in Hagerstown, 6-0. All three hits were singles. They also walked five times, but went just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and struck out ten times.
The Lasik surgery does not seem to be working yet for Bubba Starling. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts tonight, while also getting ejected in the 8th inning. He also grounded into a double play. Since returning from surgery (five games), he is 3-for-18 with seven strikeouts.
*Over the last two days, there have been quite a few roster moves. I mentioned yesterday about Kenny Diekroeger and Yowill Espinal switching teams. Nick Cuckovich was “sent” to rookie ball Idaho Falls and reliever Mark Peterson was placed on the DL. Matthew Murray and Mark Donato were activated. Murray pitched one scoreless inning of relief and Donato went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts while playing first base in tonight’s game.