Royals April 22nd Minors Recap

Tuesday was a good day to be affiliated with the Kansas City Royals, as every team won.

The Omaha Storm Chasers - logo image from MiLB.comOmaha split their home series with Nashville, as they won Tuesday afternoon’s game by a 5-1 score.

Sugar Ray Marimon improved to 2-0 in his first stint in Triple-A with another gem. He allowed one run on six hits over 6.1 innings. He threw 66 of his 90 pitches for strikes, as he struck out seven. Marimon even picked a runner off first base. Buddy Baumann allowed one hit over 1.2 innings, while Spencer Patton followed with a perfect ninth (just ten pitches).

Carlos Peguero hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the third. Melky Mesa and Paulo Orlando each had two hits. Mesa scored two runs and drove in another.

The Storm Chasers have Wednesday off as they head out on the road for eight games, beginning in New Orleans.

Mark Threlkeld, 1B, Lexington Legends, Readys In The FieldNW Arkansas won their first home game of the 2014 season with a 3-2 walk off win over Springfield. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mark Threlkeld hit his third homer of the season to send the home fans happy for the first time (it was his second hit of the game).

Lane Adams also had two hits, including his first home run of the season. His homer tied the game in the 4th inning at 1-1.

Tim Melville struggled with his command, walking five in five innings and throwing just 44 of his 85 pitches for strikes. Somehow, he only allowed one run in the start. Angel Baez had just his second scoreless outing of the season (2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K). Malcom Culver skirted into and out of trouble. He allowed a solo home run in the 8th inning that tied the game at 2-2. The Cardinals had the bases loaded with no outs in the ninth, but Culver escaped by inducing a grounded out and striking out two.

Wilmington had off on Tuesday and begin a seven-game homestand on Wednesday night against Carolina.

lexington-legends-new-logoLexington held on to beat Hickory, 4-3. The Crawdads scored their runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Matt Tenuta allowed just five hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings. He struck out two and induced 11 ground outs. Tenuta lowered his ERA to 1.09.

Chad Johnson put the Legends on the board in the 3rd inning with a solo homer (his first of the season). He scored the second run on Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado‘s ground rule double. The Legends tacked on two insurance runs in the 8th inning, with Fred Ford‘s sac fly being the eventual game winner.

Ramon Torres had two hits in the win.

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