Omaha Takes Opener

The Omaha Storm Chasers won the opening game of the series on Tuesday night, 4-1. They beat Tacoma’s Taijuan Walker, who has now allowed nine runs in his last 11 innings.

Walker gave up nine hits and four runs over six innings. He was leaving pitches up in the zone during the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings.

It could have been a lot worse for Walker, but center fielder Abraham Almonte threw out two runners at third base. That was fun to watch – since Omaha and Tacoma were playing for the first time this year, the Storm Chasers had no idea about Almonte’s great arm. They learned through experience; I doubt they will challenge him anymore.

As fun as it was watching Almonte gun down two runners, it was disturbing to see the Rainiers make two more baserunning blunders that cost them unnecessary outs. The Rainiers have been hurt badly by mental errors in the last three games.

Tacoma has lost four in a row, and now trails Salt Lake by two games in the standings. Hopefully they can get it turned around tonight.

Tonight’s game is at 7:05, and you can hear it on South Sound Sports 850 AM, streaming right here, and available via the TuneIn app for iPads and smart phones. Tacoma starts RHP Blake Beavan (4-3, 5.37) against Omaha LHP Chris Dwyer (7-8, 3.46).

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One Response to Omaha Takes Opener

  1. Mark says:

    With the addition of Green the Bees are going to be tough to catch.

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