The Omaha Storm Chasers dropped the series finale with the Fresno Grizzlies, 6-1, but with the Memphis Redbirds lost both doubleheader games at Colorado Springs and the lead in the division actually increased to 2.0 games with 18 left to play. The Chasers and Redbirds will meet in a five-game series at AutoZone Park in Memphis.
Their parent club, the St. Louis Cardinals, called up Memphis’ best hitter, Kolten Wong. The 22 year old prospect was hitting .303, ranked 11th in the PCL.
Left-hander John Lamb made his Triple-A debut for the Storm Chasers in the game, and was greeted with four Fresno runs in the first inning on five singles as well as scoring on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch. After the four-run first Lamb only allowed one runner past second base and three baserunners total in his final four innings of work, and finished the day with five innings, six hits, five runs and five strikeouts. Lamb was promoted straight from High-A Wilmington and had not made an appearance even as high as the Double-A level since May 19, 2011.