Originally posted on The Pipeline  |  Last updated 4/15/10
AAA - Omaha: Nashville 1, O-Royals 0 (3-hitter)2B Falu 2-4 -- .281SS Aviles 1-4, 2B, 2 K -- .267CF Lough 0-3, K -- .200RF Parraz 0-2, BB -- .103Ka'aihue DNPChen 7 IP, H, 2 BB, 6 K -- 2.13 ERA, I think we saw all we needed of Chen in KC last season, but that's a nice outingHolland 2 IP, ER, 3 H, WP -- L, 0-1, 8.44 ERA* Bruce Chen and Marco Estrada had a kind of unexpected pitchers' duel and the game was decided in the 9th. Actually, neither team got a runner past second until the 9th. Mike Aviles doubled in the 1st but that ended up being Omaha's best chance. Greg Holland allowed a leadoff single in the 9th and a sac bunt and wild pitch got the runner to third before RF Brendan Katin drove in the game's only run with a sac fly. Irving Falu got to second in the bottom of the 9th but RP Chris Smith finished it off. Estrada allowed 2 hits and 2 walks over 7 IP to actually underperform Chen. Omaha is 2-5 and 4 games back. A 4-game set at the Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA Dodgers) starts Friday.
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