Left-hander John Lamb struck out seven in six innings Sunday, but took the loss as Class AAA Omaha fell 4-2 at New Orleans.
Lamb gave up three runs on four hits, and the runs scored on a two-run home run and a solo shot. Lamb also hit a batter. Of his 97 pitches, 66 were for strikes.
Justin Marks allowed a solo shot in the seventh inning, and Tim Collins pitched a perfect eighth inning. Collins struck out two and he threw 11 strikes among his 15 pitches. In two rehab appearances, Collins has struck out five of the six batters he faced.
Catcher Francisco Pena and left fielder Melky Mesa hit solo shots for the Storm Chasers. It was Pena’s fifth homer. First baseman Matt Fields had two hits, including a double.OTHER GAMES
•Raul Mondesi had two hits, including a triple, but Class A-Advanced Wilmington lost 5-2 to Myrtle Beach. Blue Rocks starter Daniel Stumpf
gave up three runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. However, he struck out nine.
•Tim Melville allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits over seven innings as Class AA Northwest Arkansas lost 5-1 to Tulsa. Third baseman Jared Schlehuber had three hits and right fielder Jorge Bonifacio and catcher Juan Graterol each had two hits. Second baseman Justin Trapp
hit a solo homer.
• Class A Lexington scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning ... and lost 21-6 at Greenville. Greenville scored six in the first, five the fifth and seven in the seventh.Cody Reed made his first start and he only record one out while allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits with two walks and one strikeouts. His ERA is 135.00. The bullpen numbers were ugly as well: Jose Miguel Rodriguez gave up two runs in 3 2/3 innings, Kenny Swab allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning, Kevin Perez allowed five runs in two innings and Alex Black gave up three runs in 1 1/3 innings. Second baseman Humberto Arteaga had three RBIs.