The Omaha Storm Chasers put together a complete game in dominanting the Iowa Cubs with a 7-0 win on Thursday. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy (1-0), was remarkable in his fourth start in a Storm Chasers uniform.
The 22-year-old lefthander fired six near-perfect innings, allowing just one hit while striking out eight in 79 pitches. He did not walk a batter. With the performance, Duffy has not been scored upon in 15 total innings at Werner Park and has racked up 20 strikeouts in the process. His ERA is 0.90.
On offense, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, the Chasers’ highly-touted prospect led the offensive charge. Moustakas hit a three-run home run in the third inning, then followed a Hosmer blast with one of his own in the fifth. It was the first time Hosmer and Moustakas have hit back-to-back home runs during their young careers.
Hosmer later added an RBI double off the centerfield fence, raising his batting average to .408 with a four-hit performance. Moustakas finished the night 2-for-5 with four runs batted in.