July 25, 2014

Storm Chasers keep fighting and get win over New Orleans

Down five going into the bottom of the third, the Omaha Storm Chasers battled back and eventually took Wednesday’s contest against the New Orleans Zephyrs by a final of 8-5. Rehabbing Kansas City Royal Lorenzo Cain went 1-for-4 in his first game with Omaha with his lone hit¬†being a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Wil Myers, who will represent the Kansas City Royals at the All-Star Futures game hit his 12th AAA homer.

Starter Jake Odorizzi, another future’s All-Star gave up five runs but only two were earned. Odorizzi walked two and struck out one while giving up two solo homers. Reliever Blaine Hardy (2-1) was credited with the win after throwing three scoreless innings while Jeremy Jeffress and Brandon Sisk combined to blank the Zephyrs over the final three innings to finish the game.

Sisk’s scoreless inning of relief¬†earned him his seventh save of the season and extended his scoreless innings streak to 12 consecutive innings.