It was a light day of minor league action on Monday, with Wilmington and Lexington off for the All-Star break.
Omaha lost their series finale in Iowa this afternoon by a 2-0 score.
The Storm Chasers actually out-hit the Cubs 5-4, but all five hits were singles. They went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position, hit into two double plays, and struck out eight times.
Iowa’s two runs came via two solo homeruns: one in the 5th inning with two outs off starter (and loser) Justin Marks and the other off lefty reliever Donnie Joseph in the eighth. Marks allowed just three hits over six innings. He struck out six.
Despite allowing another homerun, Jason Adam FINALLY picked up his first win of the season (and his first Double-A victory). He allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out six. Scott Alexander picked up his first save of the season with three scoreless innings (though he did walk three and hit a batter).
The ball must have been flying out of the ballpark, as the Travelers hit one and the Naturals hit three. Matt Fields hit his first homerun of the game in the 2nd inning to give them the lead. Brett Eibner (2-for-4) hit a solo shot in the fifth to give them a 2-0 lead. Clinging to a 3-2 lead in the 8th inning. Fields connected for his second homerun of the game, this time a two-run shot. It was his 18th of the season.