Omaha lost their first game to Round Rock, 3-2.
The Storm Chasers collected just three hits. Ryan Jackson‘s first home run of the season gave them the 1-0 lead in the 3rd inning.
Joe Blanton took the loss, as he allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over seven innings. He struck out seven and threw 50 of his 80 pitches for strikes. Blanton allowed two home runs: a solo shot in the fifth and a two-run shot in the sixth.
*In roster news, catcher Francisco Pena was called up to the KC Royals. Anderson De La Rosa was promoted from Double-A. Yohan Pino was sent back from the big leagues and Clayton Mortensen was placed on the temporarily inactive list.
NW Arkansas extended their winning streak to 11 games, as they won again in Springfield, 8-4.
Bubba Starling hit his second home run in as many games, a two-run, two out shot in the seventh. Micah Gibbs fell a homer short of the cycle. He also scored a run and drove in a run. Angel Franco went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored to up his season average to .357.
Miguel Almonte earned the win, as he pitched five scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and walked two while striking out two. Mark Peterson allowed the four runs (two each in the seventh and eighth innings on homers).
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and Potomac were rained out for the second straight day. The two teams will try to play a doubleheader on Thursday withLuis Rico
starting the two games for the Blue Rocks. The other game will be made up later in the month when the Blue Rocks return to Potomac.
Lexington lost their series opener to Charleston, 3-1.
Colin Rodgers took the loss, as he allowed two unearned runs in the fifth. With two outs and one runner on base, right fielder Elier Hernandez committed a fielding error (his fourth) that allowed a run to score and kept the inning alive. Rodgers allowed five hits and two walks over five innings. Corey Ray allowed a run on three hits and a walk over the final four innings.