The Sky Sox dropped their second straight game to the Storm Chasers Sunday afternoon 12-5 in large part due to the powerful bat of Omaha third baseman Mike Moustakas.
Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a towering two-run home run, two runs scored and three RBI. One of the most highly anticipated prospects in the Royals system, Moustakas showed will be a regular in the Royals lineup for many years to come. He is mentioned in this recent article on the Royals up-and-coming talent from SI.com.
The Sox offense was paced by the hot-hitting Eric Young Jr. who went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk. Young is first in the PCL among active players with a .474 on-base percentage. Eric Hosmer, another Royals prospect who was called up to the Majors last week, was leading the PCL with a .525 OBP when he was promoted.
Game three is tonight at 6:05PM MT with Sox starter Andrew Graham (0-1, 8.18) taking the mound against veteran righty Jeff Supan (3-4, 4.93).
- For the first time in five games, the Sox failed to score in double digits. They had previously scored double-digit runs in four games against the Iowa Cubs from 5/10-5/13 and in the series opener against the Storm Chasers on 5/14. It was the first time the Sox had scored double digits in five consecutive games since May 4th-8th, 1993 in three games against the Tucson Toros and two against the Vancouver Canadians. The Sox went 4-1 in those games scoring a total of 63 runs, one fewer then they scored during the most current streak.
- Sox reliever Rex Brothers struck out two batters in an inning of work Sunday. It’s the 14th time in 17 appearances this season that Brothers has recorded at least two strikeouts and he’s recorded one strikeout in every appearance in 2011