Hollingsworth Helps Omaha Handle MemphisApril 28, 2012 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) Omaha Storm Chasers
Robinson knocked the seventh pitch of the night from Memphis starter Brian Broderick over the wall in right field for his first Triple-A home run and a quick 1-0 lead. It also marked the first time since Gookie Dawkins did it in August, 2008 that the Omaha franchise received a long ball in the first at-bat of the game.
The Chasers then proceeded to load the bases for David Lough, who doubled off the glove of Adron Chambers in centerfield to drive in a pair. Following an intentional pass to Kevin Kouzmanoff, Broderick worked out of further trouble by striking out Terry Evans and Cody Clark to end the frame.
The good tidings didn't last long for the Memphis right-hander as Robinson took him deep again to start the second inning for the first multi-homer game of his career. Omaha tacked on two more in the third, including an RBI single from Johnny Giavotella, who finished the night with a single in each of his first five at-bats.
Broderick suffered the loss after permitting six runs, four earned, on nine hits while walking a pair and striking out three over just three innings of work. Jess Todd kept the Chasers off the board through 2 2/3 innings before Evans knocked in a run in the seventh with a fielder's choice grounder against Barrett Browning. Max Ramirez and Kouzmanoff contributed run-producing hits in the eighth and Clark led off the ninth with a homer as Omaha scored in six of the nine innings.
Hollingsworth yielded his lone run in the fifth on a two-out run-scoring single by Matt Adams and gave the Chasers exactly what they were looking for after the promotion of scheduled starter Nate Adcock earlier in the day. The right-hander gave up five hits, walked one and struck out five to corral his second win of the season. Sean O'Sullivan finished up, allowing three runs on six hits over four frames to earn his first save of the season.
The series wraps up Sunday afternoon with Omaha southpaw Ryan Verdugo making the start against Memphis right-hander Joe Kelly. Coverage of the game gets underway at 1:15 pm and can be heard locally on AM 1180 and online at omahastormchasers.com.
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