Royals May 20th Minors Recap

Omaha beat Nashville, 4-1.

The Omaha Storm Chasers - logo image from MiLB.comWith just a 2-1 lead, Carlos Peguero provided some insurance with a two-run home run. It was his fifth of the season, but his first in May. Jimmy Paredes and Paulo Orlando each had two hits in the win. Orlando increased his hitting streak to eight games.

John Lamb picked up his second win of the season, though he struggled with his command. He needed 85 pitches to get through 5.1 innings. He did strike out seven, but walked three. Lamb left with a man on base, but Michael Mariot got through the inning unscathed. Spencer Patton earned his seventh save of the season with a perfect ninth.

NW Arkansas had Tuesday off before beginning a six-game homestand on Wednesday. The Naturals will be playing San Antonio and Corpus Christi for the first time.

Wilmington beat Carolina, 8-4

I am looking forward to coming back to Wilmington to be a part of the All Star festivities next month…The chance to visit the fans at Frawley Stadium was something I couldn’t pass up.” Johnny Damon on attending the ASG 

The Blue Rocks collected ten hits and worked seven walks, but went just 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Zane Evans and Terrance Gore each had two hits and two RBIs. Hunter Dozier went 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Michael Antonio drove in two runs with sac flies.

Christian Binford earned the win, as he allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. He needed 98 pitches (61 for strikes), as he struck out eight. Yender Caramo earned his first save of the season. He allowed two runs in the ninth on two of the three hits he allowed over the game’s final 3.1 innings.

The two teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday (if the rain holds off), with Sean Manaea and reliever Glenn Sparkman set to start the two games.

*Shortstop Raul Mondesi did not play for the third straight game.

**The Blue Rocks announced that veteran Johnny Damon will be in attendance for the Carolina League-California League All-Star Game on June 17th. He will have his jersey retired.

lexington-legends-new-logoLexington lost their finale to Hagerstown, 11-4. The Suns scored in every inning from the fourth on. The Legends actually led 1-0.

The Legends actually out-hit the Suns 13-12, but went just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Chad Johnson, Frank Schwindel, and Dominique Taylor each had three hits. Schwindel hit his 11th double of the season, while Taylor hit his eighth.

Starter Cody Reed and reliever Crawford Simmons were battered for 11 runs on 12 hits and six walks. Reed did strike out seven, but Simmons allowed two home runs. The Legends also committed four errors and had a passed ball.

After having Wednesday off, the Legends welcome Savannah to town for four games.

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