May 15, 2011 8:02 PM by Jordan Mason
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox dropped their second-straight game to the Omaha Storm Chasers 12-5 Sunday afternoon in front of 4,704 fans at Security Service Field.
The Storm Chasers scored single runs in the first three innings and two in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead before a seven run outburst in the seventh inning put the game away. The inning was highlighted by a towering two-run home run off the bat of Storm Chasers third baseman Mike Moustakas. Moustakas would finish the day 2-for-5 with three RBI.
After scoring double digit runs in the last five games, the Sky Sox were only able to muster five in today's contest. Eric Young Jr. continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-3 afternoon while scoring two runs. Charlie Blackmon added an RBI single and finished 2-for-5 with his ninth steal of the year.
Sox starter Greg Reynolds (3-1, 6.29) picked up his first loss of the year, allowing five runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings of work. Omaha reliever Blake Johnson (1-1, 8.53) picked up the win for the Storm Chasers allowing two runs on four hits in 3.1 innings. With the loss, the Sox fall to 16-22 while Omaha improves to 21-16 with the win.
The Sox will look to return to their winning ways Monday in game three of the series. Andy Graham (0-1, 8.18) gets the start for the Sox against veteran right-hander Jeff Suppan (3-4, 4.93). First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 PM MT.
• Sox reliever Rex Brothers struck out two batters in an inning of work. 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.