The visitors got the scoring started in the second inning for a second straight night, although Monday's frame produced just a single run in comparison to the eight that were posted on Sunday. Clint Robinson doubled with one out, moved to third on a David Lough single and crossed the plate after a Max Ramirez base hit.
Andy Parrino's RBI hit in the bottom of the third got the game tied and the Padres seemed poised to grab the lead, as they went on to load the bases with nobody out. Verdugo struck out the next two hitters and had a chance to get out of the inning without any further damage but Johnny Giavotella committed a fielding error on an Eddy Rodriguez grounder that allowed the go-ahead run to score.
The Storm Chasers responded by scoring in each of the next three innings to retake control of the contest. Lough's run-scoring ground out in the fourth delivered Wil Myers to tie the game before Giavotella and Myers strung together back-to-back two-out, run-scoring singles in the fifth to help Omaha regain the lead for good. Derrick Robinson's two-out base hit in the sixth brought Ramirez home with the game's final tally as the Storm Chasers bunched all 11 of their hits over a five-inning stretch.
Tucson starter Bear Bay was tagged with the loss after he surrendered all five runs, four earned, and 11 hits over six innings. Verdugo was charged with one earned run on four hits while walking four and striking out seven to become the first Omaha pitcher to reach 10 victories on the season. Juan Gutierrez retired the side in order in the seventh before giving way to Donnie Joseph, who tossed two scoreless innings to secure the win and earn his second save of the series. The three hurlers combined to keep the Padres hitless and did not allow a runner to advance past first base after the third inning.
Omaha will send right-hander Jake Odorizzi to the mound Tuesday night in the opener of a four-game series against Las Vegas right-hander Scott Richmond. Coverage of the game gets underway at 8:45 pm and can be heard locally on 1180 Zone Two, The Deuce and online at omahastormchasers.com.