Omaha led 1-0 early, but lost to Memphis, 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon. They lost four of five to the Redbirds and now will enjoy an off day on Wednesday.
The Storm Chasers lone run came via Xavier Nady‘s tenth homerun of the season.
Everett Teaford received the no-decision, as he allowed one run on three hits over five innings. He struck out four. Donnie Joseph took the loss, as he allowed the go ahead run in the top of the sixth. Michael Mariot pitched the final two innings while striking out two.
*In roster news, the KC Royals demoted both reliever Louis Coleman and catcher Adam Moore, while signing outfielder Quintin Berry and sending him to Omaha. Reliever Kelvin Herrera was promoted to the big leagues. They also added starter Yordano Ventura on Monday. So, they will need to make a few more moves because their roster is way over the limit.
Brooks Pounders took the loss, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on two hits and four walks over five innings. Matt Ridings and Sam Runion combined to throw three perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts.
*With Ventura’s promotion, the Naturals added starter Aaron Brooks from Wilmington. Most likely, he will fill right into Ventura’s spot in the rotation (they started on the same days).
Wilmington battled back to beat Carolina, 3-1. They trailed 1-0 until the seventh when Jack Lopez doubled in a run (one of his two hits). In the 8th inning, Cheslor Cuthbert drove in the go ahead run with a single (one of his three hits). The other run scored on a wild pitch.
After Lexington took a 2-0 lead in the first, Savannah put up a six-spot in the bottom of the 2nd inning and won 9-2.
Legends starter Daniel Stumpf went into tonight’s start with an ERA of 1.90. After going just four innings tonight, his ERA rose to 2.81. He walked five and allowed six hits.