Will Smith in Omaha. Photo by Minda Haas (mindahaas.net)

Royals April 10th Minors Recap


After last night’s postponement, Omaha played two in Albuquerque in just 46 degree weather to start. The Storm Chasers won the first game 6-3.

With the game tied at 3-3, Omaha scored three runs in the top of the 5th inning and held on for the win. Christian Colon and Max Ramirez each drove in one run in that inning with a single and Irving Falu walked with the bases loaded to drive in the sixth run.

Four Storm Chasers collected all nine of their hits, as all four had multi-hit games (David Lough, Colon, Ramirez, and Anthony Seratelli).

Will Smith picked up the win, as he allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four. Louis Coleman picked up his first save with two scoreless innings of relief.

Omaha also won the second game by the same 6-3 score.

Chris Dwyer out-pitched Ted Lilly (who was on a rehab assignment). Dwyer allowed two runs on three hits and two walks over six innings. The two runs came on solo homeruns hit by Scott Van Slyke.

The Storm Chasers jumped on Lilly right away, with two runs in the very first inning. They were aided by three Isotopes errors. Max Ramirez added a solo homerun in the 5th inning. Lough and Willy Taveras collected two hits.

The Storm Chasers finish their series in Albuquerque on Thursday.

Wilmington was pounded this afternoon in their finale in Carolina, 12-1. The Mudcats didn’t bust out until the bottom of the 5th inning when they put up a six-spot.

The Blue Rocks collected eight hits, with leadoff hitter Justin Trapp going 3-for-5. Murray Watts picked up his first two hits of the season. Aaron Brooks made his first start of the season and took the loss. He allowed five runs on ten hits and two walks over 4.1 innings (he left with the bases loaded and all three scored).

The Blue Rocks will have off on Thursday before their home opener against Frederick on Friday. Weather does not look good for that game in Delaware.

Lexington lost to Asheville this afternoon, 6-1. The Tourists scored runs across five innings.

Bryan Brickhouse lost his second start by allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk over five innings.

Three of the Legends seven hits were doubles. Cameron Gallagher went 2-for-4 with a double in the loss. For those of you wondering about Bubba Starling, he committed his second error of the season and struck out two more times (he has struck out 11 times in 26 at-bats). He also picked up just his second hit of the season.

The Legends continue at home on Thursday against Greenville.

Tags: Kansas City Royals Minor Leagues

  • Dave Lowe

    Bubba Starling appears to be a bust – a first round, #5 overall draft pick bust.