Jason Adam throwing a bullpen session during 2014 spring training (Jen Nevius).

Royals June 9th Minors Recap

Omaha beat Sacramento, 2-0.

Lefty Ryan Verdugo throwing a bullpen session during 2014 spring training (Jen Nevius).

Lefty Ryan Verdugo throwing a bullpen session during 2014 spring training (Jen Nevius).

Paulo Orlando led off the game with a double and came around to score on Johnny Giavotella‘s RBI ground out (Gio had two hits). In the 4th inning, the Storm Chasers tacked on another run. Justin Maxwell led off with a double and came around to score on Brett Eibner‘s sac fly.

Ryan Verdugo earned his third win of the season with six scoreless innings. He allowed just one hit and a walk while striking out six. The walk came to lead off the second and the hit came with one out in the fourth.

Spencer Patton worked two scoreless innings to earn his 13th save of the season. He did have to work out of trouble, including two on and one out in the ninth. Patton needed 48 pitches to squeak out of trouble.

NW Arkansas swept their doubleheader in Arkansas. The Naturals won the first game 3-2 in eight innings.

Max Ramirez led off the top of the eighth with a double and came around to score on a sac fly by Micah Gibbs. Ramirez went 4-for-4. Andrew Triggs worked around an error and a single in the bottom of the inning by inducing a game ending double play.

Jason Adam earned his first win of the season. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out six.

In the second game, NWA won 2-0.

The Naturals scored two runs in the top of the third on Cheslor Cuthbert‘s two out, two-run single.

Cody Fassold got the start and allowed three hits over the first three innings. Ali Williams followed with two scoreless innings with four strikeouts. He earned his first Double-A win. Scott Alexander earned his third save of the season with two scoreless innings on just 17 pitches.

Lane Adams moved into the leadoff spot for both games and had two hits in each.

*The Texas League announced its roster for their June 24th All-Star Game and four Naturals were selected. Cuthbert will be the starting third baseman for the North Division. He will be joined by Triggs and shortstop Orlando Calixte. Utility man Whit Merrifield was also selected, but was recently promoted to Triple-A.

Wilmington was rained out in Winston-Salem. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday night. Miguel Almonte and Jonathan Dziedzic are expected to start the two games for the Blue Rocks.

lexington-legends-new-logoLexington won the first game of their series against Asheville by a 12-1 score.

The Legends scored at least one run from the 3rd inning through the 7th inning. They pounded out 16 hits, including five hits for extra bases. Every hitter had at least one hit except All-Star Frank Schwindel (he did score a run).

Ramon Torres hit a two out, three-run home run in the sixth (one of his three hits). Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado and Mauricio Ramos also had three hits each in the win. Ramos hit two doubles.

All of that offense made a winner of Jake Junis, who improved to 7-3 on the season. He allowed one run on six hits and two walks over five innings. Andrew Edwards followed with two scoreless innings (five strikeouts) and Kevin Perez pitched two perfect innings of relief (three strikeouts).

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