LOCATION: Werner Park
FIRST PITCH: 3:05 PM ET
GAME #134 / ROAD #71: Indianapolis Indians (69-64) at Omaha Storm Chasers (65-69)
PROBABLES: RHP Peter Solomon (0-0, -.–) vs. RHP Jackson Kowar (4-8, 5.72)
RADIO: FoxSportsIndy.com / AM 1260 / iHeart app
TV: MiLB TV
ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Drew Maggi collected his first three-hit performance of the season as the Indianapolis Indians fell to the Omaha Storm Chasers on Saturday night, 9-6. Omaha burst for a four-run third against Indians starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff to take a 6-2 lead. Highlighted by a two-run home run by Jackson Reetz, the Storm Chasers would hold the lead from then on out. The Indians would get within one with two runs in the fourth and another in the fifth. Back-to-back doubles by Zack Collins and Jared Oliva led to Indy’s first run in the fourth and Maggi followed with an RBI triple. In the fifth, a double steal by Kevin Padlo and Blake Sabol led to an errant throw by catcher Freddy Fermin scored Padlo. Omaha would regain its four-run lead with a run in the fifth and a pair in the sixth. With the bases loaded with an out in the seventh, the Indians would only manage to send home one run on a Collins sacrifice fly. Down 9-6 in the top of the ninth, the Indians had runners on the corners with the tying run at the plate with one out. Omaha’s closer Andres Nunez induced a 4-6-3 double play to effectively end the game.
GAP-TO-GAP MAGGI: Shortstop Drew Maggi had three hits in last night’s loss, including an RBI triple in the top of the fourth. It was Maggi’s first three-hit performance of the season and first triple since Aug. 26, 2021 with Triple-A St. Paul at Toledo. The 33-year-old has hits in six of seven games – including an extra-base hit in five games – this month, hitting .393 (11-for-28) with five runs scored, four doubles, a triple, three RBI and two stolen bases.
MR. CONSISTENT: Blake Sabol went 2-for-4 at the dish last night to continue his early success at the Triple-A level. Last night was Sabol’s third multi-hit game since making his debut with Indy on Aug. 31, he is hitting .324 (11-for-34) with eight runs scored, a triple, three home runs, six RBI and seven walks in 10 games with Indianapolis. He has now reached base safely in 20 of his last 21 games between Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona – collecting a hit in 19 of them. During this stretch, he is hitting .364 average (28-for-77) with five…