NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mark Rogers of Orrs Island wasn’t especially sharp in his first outing of the season Wednesday with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, but showed he still has a lively fastball.

Rogers, 26, the former Mt. Ararat High standout and first-round choice of the Milwaukee Brewers, went three innings against the Oklahoma City RedHawks. He gave up two earned runs and three hits, including a solo home run to right field in the second by Justin Ruggiano.

Oklahoma City won, 7-5.

Rogers, making his first start following a 25-game suspension for testing positive for a banned stimulant, threw 69 pitches, 35 strikes, and had his fastball in the mid-90s. He struck out three and walked two.

In the third, Rogers threw a two-out, run-scoring wild pitch, but bounced back to induce Ruggiano to fly out in his second at-bat, stranding runners on first and third.

Rogers, who earned a brief call-up to Milwaukee in 2010, hads carpal tunnel issues and surgery this off-season. He was scheduled to start Tuesday night but the game was rained out.