While the MLB Homerun Derby was going on, minor league baseball was still going on across the country. Three of the KC Royals full season affiliates were in action on Monday night (though only one is in action on Tuesday).
The Naturals hit three solo homeruns to account for their scoring (they had just four hits). Rey Navarro hit one in the second, Brett Eibner hit a shot in the sixth, and Matt Fields hit a homerun leading off the seventh.
Andy Ferguson picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out five. With Triple-A Omaha enjoying the All-Star break, reliever Kelvin Herrera was moved to Double-A for the time being. He allowed one hit in his one inning of work and struck out three.
*Fellow reliever Santiago Garrido was also moved back to NW Arkansas. Outfielder Yem Prades was sent to High-A Wilmington (where he started on Monday night) to replace fellow outfielder Lane Adams, who will be arriving in NW Arkansas soon.
Wilmington lost their series finale to Lynchburg, 8-1.
It was another rough start for John Lamb, though he did make it into the 4th inning this time out. He left after three batters in the fourth and allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and one walk. He struck out four. After Tyler Sample once again struggled, Spencer Patton followed with 3.2 scoreless innings of relief (though he did allow an inherited runner to score).
The Blue Rocks collected five hits, including a perfect 3-for-3 for Jared Schlehuber. He hit two doubles and a solo homerun.
Lexington won the pitcher’s duel over Delmarva, 1-0. Both teams collected just three hits.
The Legends broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth on a Mark Donato one out RBI single.