13 September 2011

Royals on the Farm 9/13 -- Omaha takes game 1

AAA - Omaha: Storm Chasers 3, Sacramento 2

RF Cain 3-4, 3B (2), RBI (3) -- .522
SS Falu 1-4, RBI (2) -- .211
2B Zawadzki 1-4, 2B, RBI, K -- .200
LF Lough 1-4, RS -- .250
DH Robinson 0-2, 2 BB, K -- .278

Mendoza 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 8 K, HRA, WP -- W, 2-0, 1.29 ERA
Herrera 2 IP, 2 K -- SV, 1, 0.00 ERA

* A back-and-forth game ended up going the way of the Chasers as Luis Mendoza picked up his 2nd 2011 playoff win. Omaha loaded the bases with 1 out in the 1st but only got a run on an Irving Falu single before leaving 'em loaded. The Chasers wasted a Lorenzo Cain leadoff triple in the 3rd, and Mendoza's fledgling no-hitter was broken up by a solo homer in the 4th. The RiverCats got a go-ahead RBI double in the 6th. Lance Zawadzki came through with a 2-out RBI double to tie it in the 6th, but was thrown out at third on the play to end the inning. Mendoza stranded 2 in the 7th and, after a 2-out David Lough single in the bottom of the inning, a Cain single scored Lough from first to make it 3-2 Omaha. Kelvin Herrera retired all 6 he faced to lock down the victory for the Chasers. Omaha leads the best-of-5, 1-0. Game 2 is Wednesday with Vin Mazzaro starting.

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