New Orleans slugger Peter O'Brien has hit a few home runs at Werner Park in recent years.
The 29-year-old journeyman was the runner-up in the 2015 Triple-A Home Run Derby held in Omaha. And that was before he hit three in a short stint with the Storm Chasers at the start of the 2017 season.
O'Brien turned the lights out on Omaha Monday with a two-run homer that capped a 6-3 come-from-behind win by the Baby Cakes. The decisive blast came after the stadium lights went out for 19 minutes.
Marlins prospect Isan Diaz recorded RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings as New Orleans turned a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 advantage. O'Brien's no-doubt shot then extended the lead to three in the eighth.
The rally by the Baby Cakes came after Chasers catcher Nate Esposito broke a 1-1 tie with his first home run in three seasons. His third career long ball, and his first above the rookie-league level, made it 3-1.
Diaz, who finished with three hits, followed a leadoff double by Eddy Alvarez in the sixth with a run-scoring single up the middle off Omaha starter Foster Griffin. Three batters later he scored on Deven Marrero's single to tie the game. Diaz then broke the 3-3 deadlock after another double by Alvarez.
Josh Staumont suffered the loss for the Chasers and fell to 0-5 on the season. Parker Bugg (1-4) earned his first win for the Baby Cakes in relief of starter Mike Kickham. R.J. Alvarez notched his 13th save.