Royals April 23rd Minors Recap


Omaha jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning and never looked back in their 7-1 win in Nashville. The Storm Chasers won the four-game series and will now enjoy Wednesday off before playing Iowa at home on Thursday night.

Omaha collected 12 hits and every hitter except Xavier Nady had at least one. They were led by leadoff hitter David Lough, who went 4-for-5 with two runs scored. He fell a homerun short of the cycle. Brett Hayes hit two solo homeruns.

Ryan Verdugo picked up his first win of the season with seven scoreless innings. He allowed five hits while striking out three.

NW Arkansas was rained out in Springfield on Tuesday night. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 11:09am.

For the second straight night, Salem scored early and often against visiting Wilmington. On Tuesday night, they held on for the 8-1 win. All eight runs were scored over the first two innings.

However after Blue Rocks starter Aaron Brooks left the game (3.2IP, 8H, 8R, 2BB, 5K, 2HR), their bullpen kept the Red Sox off the scoreboard. It started with Antonio Cruz, who only allowed one hit and a walk over 3.1 scoreless innings. He lowered his ERA to 0.69. Malcom Culver finished off Salem with a hitless inning.

On offense in the loss, Lane Adams collected his seventh double of the season, one of his two hits. Daniel Mateo also picked up two hits.

Lexington lost to Asheville, 4-3. The Legends led 3-2 before giving up two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning. They had the tying run on second base with two outs in the 9th inning, but a ground out ended the game.

Scott Alexander took the loss in relief, as he allowed a two out, two-run triple in the seventh. It was the first earned runs he had allowed so far this season (over five games). That negated the solid start by Bryan Brickhouse, who allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three.

On offense in the loss, Adalberto Mondesi and Bubba Starling each picked up two hits. The Legends 2-3 hitters drove in their three runs. Jin-Ho Shin also picked up two hits. Ethan Chapman, despite hitting just .246, stole his tenth base of the season.

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