The Omaha Storm Chasers blew leads of 6-3 and 9-7 to come back and beat the New Orleans Zephyrs 15-10 on a night in which they set a few offensive records Tuesday night at Werner Park.
Lucas May was the offensive hero for Omaha, hitting the first-ever grand slam at Werner Park and later adding a solo shot. His five RBI were a season high and the most since he hit two homers and drove in six runs while playing for Triple-A Albuquerque in June of 2010. Mike Moustakas added a two-run double and solo homer and Clint Robinson added three hits, including his 12th homer of the season.
Starter Jeff Suppan went four innings, allowing seven runs – six earned – on nine hits. He allowed three homers, three doubles and three singles before departing after 71 pitches. Mario Santiago came on and gave up three runs to make it 10-9 New Orleans in the top of the sixth, before the Storm Chasers put together their most critical rally of the night.
Several Werner Park records were set including most combined runs (25), most combined hits (32), most homers (seven) and longest nine-inning game (3 hours, 25 minutes). The Storm Chasers also stole five bases, their highest total in a game this season.