Omaha Pounded in First Game of PCL Finals


It was an ugly way to start the Pacific Coast League Finals from Omaha‘s perspective, as they were pounded by host Reno, 13-1.

There isn’t a whole lot to write about the game. The Aces came out swinging and Omaha collected just three hits. They couldn’t capitalize on Reno starter Trevor Bauer‘s wildness (five walks). The Storm Chasers actually scored first, on an RBI ground out in the 2nd inning.

It all went downhill from there.

To say it was a bad night for Jake Odorizzi would be an understatement. He was thrashed for nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits over just 3.2 innings. He allowed four homeruns.

Only reliever Blaine Hardy was unscored upon, as he pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. He walked just one while striking out four.

The Storm Chasers will look to rebound Wednesday night, as they play Game 2 of the PCL Finals in Reno. Ryan Verdugo will get the start for Omaha against Daniel Cabrera, who used to pitch in the big leagues (and was once considered a key piece in Baltimore).