Oklahoma City Offense Stagnant Again Sunday
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:23 pm
News On 6
Originally Published: May 8, 2011 6:44 PM CDTGerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
OMAHA, Nebraska -- Oklahoma City’s bats were stifled yet again Sunday as the Omaha Storm Chasers’ pitching dominated, handing the RedHawks a 10-2 loss, the second consecutive for the club.
Omaha (18-12) starter Danny Duffy (3-0) was dominant for six innings, giving up just five hits and striking out eight batters. His only two earned runs came in the top of the second thanks to a two-run home run from Brian Dopirak.
Henry Villar (2-1) picked up his first loss of the season for Oklahoma City (13-17), giving up five earned runs on seven hits in just five innings of service.
In addition to the dominant pitching, the Storm Chasers’ offense was lights out as well. In the third at-bat of the contest, Mike Moustakas singled to right field to bring David Lough home from second. Three at-bats later with the bases loaded, Lorenzo Cain knocked a line-drive double to left field to clear the bases and give Omaha a 4-0 lead. Lance Zawadzki followed with a fly ball double to right field to bring Cain home and make it a five-run advantage for Omaha.
The Storm Chasers tacked on two runs in the bottom of the fifth thanks to errors from RedHawks’ fielders, but managed to do more damage in the bottom of the sixth.
With two outs on the board, Moustakas singles to right field to bring Lucas May home from third and take an 8-2 lead. In the next at-bat, Clint Robinson knocked a two-run single to center field to bring Lough and Moustakas home and stretch the advantage to eight runs.
The four-game road series will conclude at 11:05 a.m. Monday, before the RedHawks return to Oklahoma City for an eight-game home stand.