Omaha Storm Chasers Weekly Recap: 6/19/18 – 6/25/18

The Storm Chasers close out the road series in Reno and return home to host the Oklahoma City Dodgers before heading out on the road to visit the Round Rock Express.


Tuesday June 19 @ Reno Aces

Scott Barlow makes his seventh start for the Storm Chasers and first one since May 23 due to a call up to the Show.  He tossed an impressive 4.0 innings giving up two earned runs on five hits with six strike outs.  Luis Vasquez, Sam Selman, and Kevin Lenik combined 5.0 scoreless innings on six hits and seven strike outs.  All four pitchers also combined to give up no walks while striking out 13 overall.  Billy Burns led the offense with a 4-5 night with two RBIs and two runs scored.  Lucas Duda pounded out his first AAA home run along with a double.  Storm Chasers go on to win 9-2 with Vasquez (2-1) getting the win.

Wednesday June 20 was an off day for travel.

Thursday June 21 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers

The Storm Chasers sent Josh Staumont to the mound looking for his second win but managed to last only 3.0 innings as he gave up six earned runs on six hits, including a home run, with six strike outs and four walks.  Eric Stout, Michael Mariot and  Jake Newberry, who made his 2018 AAA debut, combined for 6.0 innings giving up one run on five hits.  The biggest news of the game was Royals #7 ranked prospect Donnie Dewees, per Royals Farm Report, was called up to Omaha and made his first start in center field.  Dewees did not disappoint going 3-5 in his AAA debut with three singles and a run scored.  That would be the only run that the royals would score and it came in the bottom of the ninth inning.  Storm Chasers would loose 1-7 with Staumont (1-2) taking the loss.

Friday June 22 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers

Glenn Sparkman started the game for the home town Storm Chasers going for his fifth win.  He put up a good fight going 6.0 innings giving up three earned runs on seven hits including a home run while striking out five and giving up a walk.  Richard Lovelady and Jason Adam combine for three shut out innings on one hit with two strike outs.  Dewees knocked out his first AAA double got an RBI and scored a run in a 1-4 effort While Duda clobberd his second AAA home run going 2-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.  Bonifacio continued his stellar AAA stint by going 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs.  Storm Chasers go on to win 6-3 with Richard Lovelady (3-1) picking up his third win.

Saturday June 22 vs Oklahoma City Doders

Jonathan Dziedzic looking for win number four and was expected to pitch against Clayton Kershaw however Kershaw was called back up to pitch for the big league Dodgers.  Dziedzic went 5.0 innings giving up three earned runs on six hits with four strike outs and four walks.  Luis Vasquez entered the game and went 2.0 innings giving up four runs on seven hits and leaving Sam Selman to pitch the last 2.0 innings giving up no runs on one hit.  Dewees was finally held quiet with an 0-4 night but still scored two runs.

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