The Omaha Storm Chasers (6-7) gave up a season high three home runs to the Round Rock Express (8-5) as they dropped the second game of series by a score of 8-2. The Texas affiliate hit all three long balls off Omaha starter John Lamb, who had allowed only three total home runs in his first five Triple-A starts.
With a strong wind out to right field, the Express took advantage as Brad Snyder and Brett Nicholas each hit homers in the second inning to that part of the park for an early 3-0 lead. After Lamb retired nine of ten batters in the third through sixth innings, Brent Lillibridge took him deep for a solo homer to right in the sixth to stretch the lead to 4-1. Round Rock has pounded out 18 homers this season, tops in the Pacific Coast League.
Storm Chasers catcher Francisco Pena provided some power for Omaha in the fifth inning on a solo homer, also to right field, for his second straight game with a round-tripper. The other offensive bright spot for Omaha was Matt Fields extending his hitting streak to a career best 13 games with a second inning single. Fields is one of two players in the PCL this season that has hit safely in all his team’s games, with Justin Bour of the New Orleans Zephyrs being the other. [Read more...]