The Omaha Storm Chasers began the week with a travel day to Sacramento on Tuesday June 11. In their seven game west coast trip they played the Sacramento River Cats who are the AAA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants before they moved on to the Fresno Grizzlies who are the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals. It was not a good road trip for the Storm Chasers as they went 2 -5 with a single win in each series. They will return home on June 20 for a five game series.
Last Week By The Numbers
June 11 Off day
June 12 @ Sacramento, L 4-5 (WP: Sam Selman; LP: Jake Newberry; SV:Jandel Gustave)
June 13 @ Sacramento, L 4-5 (WP: Tyler Rogers; LP: Richard Lovelady)
June 14 @ Sacramento, W 7-1 (WP: Zach Lovvorn; LP: Ty Blach)
June 15 @ Fresno, W 8-7 (WP: Ben Lively; LP: Scott Copeland; SV: Gabe Speier)
June 16 @ Fresno, L 1-8 (WP: Paolo Espino; LP: Scott Blewett)
June 17 @ Fresno, L 0-8 (WP: Joe Ross; LP: Jake Kalish)
June 18 @ Fresno, L 6-8 (WP: Kyle McGowin; LP: Arnaldo Hernandez; SV: Derek Self)
June 19 Off Day
This Week: 2-5
Stats & Standings
The Storm Chasers scored 30 runs this week, and worked a run differential of -12 in the seven games played.
Here’s how the Pacific Coast League American Northern Division is shaking out.
CLUB (W-L) GB
Iowa Cubs (40-32) – –
Omaha Storm Chasers (34-38) 6.0
Memphis Redbirds (29-42) 11.5
Nashville Sounds (28-43) 12.5
Jecksson Flores – 2B/SS/3B: This week saw a big drop in offense from the Storm Chasers but saw a great week from Flores. He led the team in hits with 11, RBIs with eight and Runs with six while adding two home runs. It was quite possibly his best week of AAA this season. He kept his strike outs at just one and evened that out with a single walk too.
Kyle Zimmer – P: This was a really tough week for the pitching staff and only three pitchers made it through without giving up a run Lively, Josh Staumont and Kyle Zimmer. It was a really close call on which one would get the pitcher of the week honors but Zimmer came out on top because he only gave up two hits compared to Lively’s four hits and only one walk compared to Staumont’s two walks. All three pitchers got four strikeouts in their appearances. The opener role has been good to Kyle so far this season and it sounds like the Royals may be adopting it after the trade deadline. This would be a great fit for Kyle who begun the season on the 25 man roster with Kansas City.
June 19 Off Day
June 20 vs. San Antonio
June 21 vs. San Antonio
June 22 vs. San Antonio
June 23 vs. San Antonio
June 24 vs. San Antonio
June 25 @ Iowa