Royals July 17th Minors Recap


Omaha is still enjoying their All-Star break, though lefty Chris Dwyer represented the Storm Chasers in the Triple-A All-Star Game tonight in Reno. He entered in the 2nd inning with two outs in relief of starter Jarrod Cosart and stranded his inherited runner. In the third, Dwyer worked around a leadoff double to retire the final three batters he faced.

NW Arkansas lost their finale in Tulsa, 4-3 in walk off fashion.

Rey Navarro went 3-for-4 with a solo homerun that gave the Naturals the 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. However, Jason Bergmann did not record an out in the bottom of the inning and it all started with two walks. A single loaded the bases before Jayson Langfels singled home two runs (with the help from a Brett Eibner error in centerfield).

With Omaha off, Danny Duffy was sent to the Naturals to make the start. He didn’t disappoint, as he struck out 13 over 5.1 innings. He left the game losing 2-1.

Kelvin Herrera made another appearance for the Naturals and struck out two in one inning of work. Lane Adams made his Double-A debut and went 1-for-4 while batting fifth and playing right field.

*Reliever Santiago Garrido and fellow pitcher Andy Ferguson were sent to Omaha to make room for Duffy and Adams.

Wilmington lost their first game in Myrtle Beach with a 4-3 loss.

Kyle Smith put together another quality start, but ended up with a no decision. He allowed one run on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out seven. He left with a 3-1 lead after Dennis Raben hit a three-run homerun in the top of the sixth.

The Pelicans scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh off Cody Fassold (1IP, 4H, 3R, BB, 0K).

*In roster news, catcher Kenny Swab was transferred to the Arizona League to become a pitcher, while the KC Royals signed catcher Micah Gibbs and assigned him to Wilmington.

Lexington beat Rome 6-2 in ten innings.

The Legends came back to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the ninth when Terrence Gore singled with two outs, stole second base, and scored on the catcher’s throwing error.

In the top of the tenth, the Legends sent eight men to the plate. They scored on a Fred Ford double, a ground out, a wild pitch, and a Gore single.

Christian Binford put up a quality start, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over seven innings. He struck out seven. Kevin Allen picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief.

*In roster news, pitcher Greg Billo was assigned to Lexington as he makes his way back from arm surgery. Fellow pitcher Leonel Santiago was sent to Wilmington (most likely to take Kyle Zimmer‘s spot in the rotation).

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