The Omaha Royals are playing some good baseball down the stretch to what has been an otherwise difficult season. The Royals lost a league high for the most one run games and games in their final at bat. Thursday night, they took care of both.
Omaha scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to win its home finale of the year, 8-7 over the Iowa Cubs. Iowa took a 7-4 lead in the fifth inning, but two bases-loaded walks and Mario Lisson’s two-run double gave the Royals their season high fifth straight win, 8-7.
Iowa’s John Gaub gave up the tying run with a walk and then Lisson double as he came in to try to save the game for Blake Parker who walked three and gave up a hit while only retiring one batter.
Alex Gordon is finishing up strong. He went 2 for 4 with a double, raising his average with Omaha to .320. The Royals wrap up their season with a four-game series at Round Rock. Lenny DiNardo, 10-5, with a 3.33 ERA, and named one of the top PCL pitchers will start Friday night.