The Omaha Storm Chasers finished up their series with the Albuquerque Isotopes with two victories to secure a sweep of the series. The El Paso Chihuahuas then came to town, and split the series with the Storm Chasers. The Storm Chasers will have an off day Tuesday, 6/11, on which they will travel to Sacramento for a three game series versus the River Cats. Then it’s off to relatively nearby Fresno, where they will face the Grizzlies, who will play as the “Lowriders” for the weekend.
Last Week By The Numbers
June 5 vs. Albuquerque, W 5-1 (WP: Scott Blewett; LP: Tim Melville)
June 6 vs. Albuquerque, W 4-1 (WP: Jake Kalish; LP: Kyle Freeland SV: Ben Lively)
June 7 vs. El Paso, L 2-6 (WP: Dillon Overton; LP: Arnaldo Hernandez)
June 8 vs. El Paso, W 7-6 (WP: Ben Lively; LP: Andres Munoz)
June 9 vs. El Paso, L 3-6 (WP: Phil Maton; LP: Kyle Zimmer)
June 10 vs. El Paso, W 5-3 (WP: Scott Blewett; LP: Logan Allen SV: Tim Hill)
This Week: 4-2
Stats & Standings
The Storm Chasers scored 26 runs this week, and worked a run differential of +3 in the six games played. Always nice to see a positive (+) run differential.
Here’s how the Pacific Coast League American Northern Division is shaking out.
CLUB (W-L) GB
Iowa Cubs (35-30) – –
Omaha Storm Chasers (32-33) 3.0
Memphis Redbirds (27-37) 7.5
Nashville Sounds (25-39) 9.5
Bubba Starling – OF: Let’s be honest, Starling has been on a hot streak all season long. This week was no different. In 6 games this week, he racked up 9 hits, one home run and 4 RBIs. He struck out three times and walked only once, but let’s keep in mind this is a small sample size. He extended his hit streak to eight games, five of which are multi-hit games. Starling is clearly making his best effort to break into the Royals’ 25 man roster. I don’t doubt he will be in Kansas City before too long, assuming he stays healthy.
Scott Blewett – P: This week, Blewett made two starts and won both of them. He pitched a combined 12.1 innings, gave up just 3 earned runs, but also walked 4. He managed to make up for some of the walks, though, by striking out 7. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2014 draft, this 6′ 6″ right-hander has given up a few too many runs for comfort this season, as evidenced by his 6.03 ERA and 12 home runs given up total. He has eaten up innings for the Storm Chasers, though, as he has gone at least 5.0 innings in nine of his last ten games.
June 12 @ Sacramento, 9:05 PM
June 13 @ Sacramento, 9:05 PM
June 14 @ Sacramento, 9:05 PM
June 15 @ Fresno, 9:05
June 16 @ Fresno, 7:05
June 17 @ Fresno, 9:05
June 18 @ Fresno, 9:05
June 19 Off Day
Photo Credit: Kent Sievers, Omaha World-Herald