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

Royals June 19th Minors Recap


Omaha lost their second straight game to Albuquerque, with a 5-0 loss on Thursday night.

The Omaha Storm Chasers - logo image from MiLB.comThe Storm Chasers collected just five hits, all singles. Two of them were hit by Christian Colon, who also had a stolen base. Rehabbing Danny Valencia went 0-for-3 with a walk.

Sugar Ray Marimon took the loss, as he allowed four runs on nine hits and four walks over 5.2 innings (five of those hits went for extra bases). Marimon allowed a two-run home run in the fifth to Tim Federowicz. He would hit another homer off recently demoted Donnie Joseph in the seventh. Joseph left with the bases loaded in the 7th inning, but Ramon Troncoso induced a ground out to escape the jam.

Former Royal Clint Robinson went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored.

NW Arkansas improved to 3-0 in the second half with a 4-2 victory over Tulsa.

With the game tied at 2-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth, Micah Gibbs gave the Naturals the lead with a two out, two-run double.

Jason Adam earned his second win of the season and had a season-high ten strikeouts. Despite a bit of dominance, he only lasted 5.1 innings (96 pitches). After Scott Alexander and Angel Baez did not allow a run through 2.2 innings, Andrew Triggs earned his ninth save of the season with a perfect ninth. Triggs struck out two and threw just nine pitches.

Lane Adams hit a solo home run, his fourth homer in three games. It was one of his two hits. Justin Trapp also had two hits in the win. In his first Double-A game, Hunter Dozier went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Jorge Bonifacio, who was recently added to the Texas League All-Star team, committed his eighth error of the season.

*To make room for Dozier, outfielder Edinson Rincon was placed on the DL, about a week after coming off.

wilmington-blue-rocks-new-mascot-logo1Wilmington lost their first game of the second half, by a 8-2 score in Myrtle Beach. The Blue Rocks actually led 2-1 after four innings.

Luis Santos seemed to be cruising until Hanser Alberto stepped to the plate in the fourth. He doubled and scored. In the fifth, he connected for a go ahead grand slam (just his second home run of the season). That came after tWo ground balls hit near Santos for hits.

Daniel Stumpf allowed three runs on five hits over the game’s final two innings. Three of the hits he allowed were to left-handed hitters.

The Blue Rocks collected eight hits, two each by Bubba Starling and Kenny Diekroeger.

*In roster news, Raul Mondesi was activated (though he did not play), as was catcher Beau Maggi. So the Blue Rocks now have three catchers and just three outfielders.

lexington-legends-new-logoLexington also lost their first game of the second half. The Legends lost 7-5 in Delmarva. They actually led 4-0 after five innings.

Jake Junis worked around a bunch of walks until the sixth (he walked a total of four). A two-run single in that inning chased him from the game. Still, he left with the lead.

In the 7th inning, Kevin Perez allowed two straight two out hits before a balk drove in a run. Another single tied the game at 5-5. In the bottom of the eighth, Andrew Edwards allowed a leadoff walk. After his throwing error on a ground ball put runners at second and third base, the Legends looked like they were going to escape unscathed. However, a two out, two-run single put the Legends behind.

The Legends out-hit the Shorebirds, 9-8, but went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Mauricio Ramos went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season. Ramon Torres and Humberto Arteaga each had two hits in the loss.

*In roster news, catcher Luis Villegas was placed on the DL.

 

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  • unclejesse40

    Any word on how they handled Dozier and Cuthbert?

    • Ryan Caltrider

      Cuthbert will be playing 1B.

      • unclejesse40

        wow I don’t like that. I was hoping one of them might try transitioning to the outfield or a different infield position not called 1st base. I was kind of hoping dozier would try RF.

        • Jen Nevius

          I heard Cuthbert will be moving to second base in the coming weeks. Not sure he’s athletic enough to turn a double play though. The Royals are stacked with middle infielders.