Omaha lost the series against Sacramento with a 4-3 loss on Sunday afternoon.
The Storm Chasers received their first leadoff homerun of the season and it came from rehabber Chris Getz. Christian Colon added a solo homerun in the 7th inning that cut the deficit to one. Every hitter had at least on hit, with Brian Fletcher going 2-for-4.
Everett Teaford took the loss, as he allowed all four runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings. He threw 116 pitches, 74 for strikes. Maikel Cleto pitched three shutout innings and allowed two hits.
Andy Ferguson allowed just one hit over the first five innings. He walked one and struck out five. The hit came to lead off the fourth and the walk came two batters later.
On offense, the Naturals collected 11 hits. After leading 1-0, they broke the game open with two runs in the sixth and six more in the seventh. Matt Fields and Whit Merrifield, the 6-7 hitters, went a combined 4-for-10 with two doubles and five RBIs.
*In roster news, reliever Santiago Garrido was promoted to Triple-A.
Wilmington lost their series opener against Salem, 6-1.
Blue Rocks starter Leonel Santiago pitched well over six innings, but had two bad innings. The first was the in the second when the Red Sox scored two runs on Mookie Betts‘ two-run single. Betts struck again in the 6th inning with a two-run homerun (five batters after Santiago allowed a leadoff homerun). Santiago only threw 42 pitches over his four shutout innings, but 51 over the second and sixth innings.
The Blue Rocks scored their lone run in the bottom of the 6th inning on a double play ground out. Second baseman Justin Trapp went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Lexington lost their home finale to Hagerstown by a 8-2 score. The Legends now head out on the road (after enjoying Monday off).
Matthew Murray was the hard luck loser, as he only allowed two of the eight runs. He only allowed three hits and a walk while striking out seven over six innings. Reliever Zeb Sneed allowed six runs (three each) over his two innings of work.
Mark Donato hit a two-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth to account for all of the Legends scoring (he went 2-for-4).
*Outfielder Bubba Starling id dealing with a knee issue and is day-to-day.
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