08/17/2005 10:11 PM - Two T-Bones with V's in their last names did in the Sioux City Explorers on Wednesday night, 8-2, in front of 4,392 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. David Viane started the game for the T-Bones and allowed two runs in six innings of work to earn his sixth win of the season.
The other Killer V, Eric Vega, didn't start the game. Vega came into the game in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement for Cody Nowlin, who had driven in two runs earlier in the game. With runners on first and second, Vega drilled the eighth pitch he saw from Sioux City reliever Billy Keppinger over the left-field wall to make the score 8-2.
Vega and Nowlin drove in five runs from the sixth spot in the lineup, with the Vega home run as well as a second-inning triple and sixth-inning RBI single from Nowlin.
The T-Bones hopped on top early with Rick Prieto's homer to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Prieto's seventh homer of the season came in his first full game back in over a week, as he missed time with a strained calf. The veteran center fielder was 2-for-4 in the game.
Kansas City would score twice in the second and threatened in the third, when Ray Brown hit a deep fly to right field that appeared headed for the right field berm against Sioux City starter Tom Lipari (L, 6-6). But Bobby Brown robbed the two-run homer and Sioux City scored twice in the fourth against Viane (W, 6-6). That was as close as the X's would get in the game.
Jonathan Krysa (S, 2) closed out the game with three scoreless innings to earn his second save of the season.