Donnie Joseph. (Photo: Minda Haas)

Royals May 16th Minors Recap


Omaha won their first game at home to Las Vegas, 5-4. The Storm Chasers scored a much needed insurance run in the bottom of the 8th inning on a ground out, as the 51′s scored a run and had the bases loaded. But Donnie Joseph struck out Kirk Nieuwenhuis to end the game.

They collected 11 hits, but the Storm Chasers went just 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Irving Falu, Christian Colon, and Anthony Seratelli each had two hits.

Despite a sub-par start, Justin Marks won his first Triple-A game of the season. He allowed three runs on eight hits and five walks over five innings. He did strike out seven. Louis Coleman was solid once again, as he pitched two scoreless innings of relief.

NW Arkansas was swept by Arkansas, as they lost the finale by a 2-0 score. The Travelers scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning off Naturals starter Yordano Ventura. They put together three straight two out doubles. He settled down from there to retire 16 of the last 17 batters he faced.

However, the Naturals offense was held in check. They collected just three hits and did not have a runner reach second base.

The Naturals now head to Tulsa for one game before returning home to play Tulsa for three games.

*In roster news, Brett Eibner was activated from the DL, as fellow outfielder Alex Llanos was sent to Wilmington. Eibner went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in his return.

Another sub-par start from Kyle Zimmer led to another Wilmington loss, as they lost 7-4 in Potomac. Zimmer lasted just four innings and allowed five runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out five.

The Blue Rocks offense was held in check, as they went just 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Cheslor Cuthbert and Alex Hudak each collected two hits in the loss.

They now return home to begin a six-game homestand, beginning on Friday night against Myrtle Beach.

Lexington was rained out in West Virginia. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday.

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