Omaha lost their second straight game to Albuquerque, with a 5-0 loss on Thursday night.
Sugar Ray Marimon took the loss, as he allowed four runs on nine hits and four walks over 5.2 innings (five of those hits went for extra bases). Marimon allowed a two-run home run in the fifth to Tim Federowicz. He would hit another homer off recently demoted Donnie Joseph in the seventh. Joseph left with the bases loaded in the 7th inning, but Ramon Troncoso induced a ground out to escape the jam.
Former Royal Clint Robinson went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored.
NW Arkansas improved to 3-0 in the second half with a 4-2 victory over Tulsa.
With the game tied at 2-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth, Micah Gibbs gave the Naturals the lead with a two out, two-run double.
Jason Adam earned his second win of the season and had a season-high ten strikeouts. Despite a bit of dominance, he only lasted 5.1 innings (96 pitches). After Scott Alexander and Angel Baez did not allow a run through 2.2 innings, Andrew Triggs earned his ninth save of the season with a perfect ninth. Triggs struck out two and threw just nine pitches.
Lane Adams hit a solo home run, his fourth homer in three games. It was one of his two hits. Justin Trapp also had two hits in the win. In his first Double-A game, Hunter Dozier went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Jorge Bonifacio, who was recently added to the Texas League All-Star team, committed his eighth error of the season.
*To make room for Dozier, outfielder Edinson Rincon was placed on the DL, about a week after coming off.
Luis Santos seemed to be cruising until Hanser Alberto stepped to the plate in the fourth. He doubled and scored. In the fifth, he connected for a go ahead grand slam (just his second home run of the season). That came after tWo ground balls hit near Santos for hits.
Daniel Stumpf allowed three runs on five hits over the game’s final two innings. Three of the hits he allowed were to left-handed hitters.
Jake Junis worked around a bunch of walks until the sixth (he walked a total of four). A two-run single in that inning chased him from the game. Still, he left with the lead.
In the 7th inning, Kevin Perez allowed two straight two out hits before a balk drove in a run. Another single tied the game at 5-5. In the bottom of the eighth, Andrew Edwards allowed a leadoff walk. After his throwing error on a ground ball put runners at second and third base, the Legends looked like they were going to escape unscathed. However, a two out, two-run single put the Legends behind.
The Legends out-hit the Shorebirds, 9-8, but went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Mauricio Ramos went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season. Ramon Torres and Humberto Arteaga each had two hits in the loss.
*In roster news, catcher Luis Villegas was placed on the DL.