What a difference a day makes. And not in a good way.
Class AAA Omaha was crushed by Memphis 10-1 on Thursday, just one day after the Storm Chasers thumped the Redbirds 20-3.
had a rocky outing, allowing 11 hits, including two home runs and five runs (four earned) in five innings. He struck out four, walked two and hit a batter. Lamb threw 80 pitches and 52 were for strikes.
relieved and also gave up five runs (four earned), only it was in 1 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits, walked two and struck out three.
One bright spot was first basemanMatt Fields
, who was three for three including a double. He also walked and has reached base in eight straight plate appearances. Fields also has hit safely in all eight Omaha games this season.OTHER GAMES
• Class AA Northwest Arkansas let a four-run lead disappear as the Naturals’ bullpen gave up seven runs in an 11-7 loss to Frisco in the team’s home opener.Angel Baez gave up four runs in two innings, while Scott Alexander allowed three runs in his two innings. First baseman Jared Schlehuber hit a solo homer and center fielder Lane Adams
went two for three.
• Class A-Advanced Wilmington rallied from a four-run deficit and tied Myrtle Beach in the seventh inning, but relieverMatthew Murray gave up a run in the eighth and the Blue Rocks lost 6-5. Starter Miguel Almonte allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight. The Blue Rocks had just three hits, but they walked 10 times. Second baseman Jack Lopez
had a two-run double and walked with the bases loaded.
• Left fielderFred Ford hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning as Class A Lexington beat West Virginia 2-0. Andrew Edwards pitched five innings of two-hit relief with one walk and two strikeouts. Starter Luis Rico gave up three hits and three walks in four innings. Right fielder Elier Hernandez had three hits, while Ford and catcher Chad Johnson each had two.