Storm Chasin: Omaha Returns Home

Storm Chasin

Heather Avi HeaderThe Omaha Storm Chasers’ 12-game road trip comes to an end tomorrow, just in time to battle for Omaha’s attention with the College World Series, which is in town through June 29. (Be sure to check out my CWS article posting later today!)

The Omaha Storm Chasers wrap up their series in Colorado Springs Monday night and have a chance to win the series against the Sky Sox (This would be Omaha’s first series win since May).

Left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn returned to Kansas City this week after nine appearances in Omaha. He has a 2-1 record after four starts and a 3.04 ERA. While in Kansas City, Flynn pitched five relief outings and earned one win with a 4.91 ERA. Royals veteran second baseman Omar Infante was designated for assignment (DFA’d) to make room for Flynn. Royals manager Ned Yost said the team needed a pitcher and Infante’s sub-par play helped make the decision to recall Flynn a bit easier.

Outfielder Brett Eibner also returned to the Kansas City Royals this week after a short rehab stint. In six games with Omaha, as he recovered from an ankle sprain, Eibner hit .167 — one run, three doubles, one home run, and three RBI. After initially being called up to Kansas City on May 26, Eibner injured his ankle a week later (June 1). Thankfully, his injury wasn’t too serious and he’s already back to his Eibner ways with the big league team. The Omaha Storm Chasers certainly keep producing great looking replacements for our injured Royals!

After all the great injury recovery going on, Royals fans just hope the same will happen for outfielder Alex Gordon. He’s started his rehab assignment in Northwest Arkansas (on Sunday). There’s no timetable for his rehab, but you can bet Omaha is looking forward to when he returns to Werner Park (Nebraskans really love their Nebraska boy, Alex Gordon). The Royals hope to have Gordon back for their home stand on Friday, which would mean that Omaha would welcome Alex Gordon midweek??? (Good thing the Storm Chasers will be close to KC during their home stand…) If you’re curious about Gordon’s whereabouts this week, I suggest staying tuned to Twitter.


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