The Mud Hens came into today’s game, winning four out the first five games of their home stand against the Omaha Storm Chasers. RHP Elvin Rodriguez made his 15th start of the season (16th appearance). In the last three games, Rodriguez had allowed at least three runs, and looked to end that slump today. RHP Jackson Kowar would be his opposer, as Kowar looked to get Omaha back in the winning column.
RHP Elvin Rodriguez would start hot on the mound, striking out the side in the first inning. The offense would get the runs going for the Hens in the second, as Chris Rabago drove in his sixth RBI of the year. Zack Short was credited with the run, after drawing a walk earlier in the inning. Rabago’s RBI single gave the Hens an early 1-0 lead. In the top of the third, the Omaha Storm Chasers would load the bases, however RHP Elvin Rodriguez would leave them full, giving him his third straight shutout inning of the ballgame.