It was a rough Monday for three of the four KC Royals full season minor league affiliates and the one team had off (Lexington).
Omaha lost their first game in Iowa by a 2-1 score. The Storm Chasers are still clinging to a two game lead.
The Storm Chasers scored in the very first inning on a Ben Broussard RBI single (one of his two hits). However, the Cubs scored single runs in the third and fourth to take the lead they would not relinquish.
Justin Marks was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out five. Michael Mariot allowed one hit and two walks over the game’s final two innings.
NW Arkansas was battered by first place Arkansas, 9-5. This was despite the fact that the Naturals led 2-1 after one inning. The Naturals dropped to three games back.
Jason Adam could not escape the 3rd inning, when the Travelers scored five runs. Overall, Adam allowed eight runs on nine hits and two walks over just 2.1 innings. The Naturals bullpen trio of Santiago Garrido, Sam Runion, and Jason Bergmann were solid over the game’s final 6.2 innings (though the offense could not make the tall climb back). Runion and Bergmann did not allow a hit over the final four innings.
Wilmington was shut out for the Carolina League leading 12th time this season with a 2-0 loss in Potomac in their regular season road finale. The Blue Rocks are six games back of the wild card spot with six games to go.
Leonel Santiago was the hard luck loser, as he allowed one run on four hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out two.