Royals July 5th Minors Recap

Omaha has now lost seven of their last eight games, as they lost 5-2 to Colorado Springs.

Francisco Pena continues to hit the ball out of the ballpark, as he hit his 15th in the 6th inning. Unfortunately, it was another solo shot. He drove in both runs to up his season total to 33. Johnny Giavotella had two hits in the loss and stole his 11th base of the season.

Buddy Baumann got the spot start and was great over the first three innings (two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in three scoreless). Then things fell apart for the Storm Chasers.

Michael Mariot started the fourth and allowed two RBI singles. In the fifth, Mariot allowed four of the five batters he faced reach base via a hit (three singles and a double). All-in-all, he allowed five runs on seven hits.

After that, the bullpen was great.

Chris Dwyer threw two scoreless and struck out four. Louis Coleman entered with two men on base and left them stranded (he pitched 1.2 innings with three strikeouts). Blake Wood pitched a perfect inning.

Infielder Orlando Calixte at the plate during 2013 spring training (Jen Nevius).

Infielder Orlando Calixte at the plate during 2013 spring training (Jen Nevius).

NW Arkansas beat Frisco, 7-3.

With the game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Orlando Calixte hit a three-run home run with two outs. The RoughRiders walked Lane Adams to get to Calixte.

That made a winner of Christian Binford in his Double-A debut. He allowed his first hit of the game leading off the sixth. Overall, he allowed three runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings. Malcom Culver allowed a hit and a walk over the game’s final two innings.

Calixte and Hunter Dozier both had two hits in the win. Dozier hit his first Double-A homer, a solo shot in the 8th inning.

Wilmington scored a run in the top of the ninth to beat host Winston-Salem, 3-2. Ramon Torres worked a bases loaded walk with one out.

That made a winner of reliever Zeb Sneed, who improved to 3-1 on the season with a scoreless 8th inning. Mark Peterson earned his 16th save with a scoreless ninth.

The Blue Rocks had seven hits, though from just four players. Mark Threlkeld, Torres, and Cody Stubbs each had two hits. Stubbs hit a two-run home run in the sixth.

Terrance Gore stole his 26th base of the season and he did not start.

Lexington has now lost five in a row with a 9-2 loss to Asheville. The Tourists scored in three innings.

Andrew Edwards allowed four runs in the fourth. He allowed four straight hits (he had only allowed one in the previous three innings). After an RBI ground out, Edwards allowed an RBI double. He was pulled from the game after a fly out.

The Legends collected seven hits from seven different players, with the lone extra base hit being a Kenny Diekroeger double. He also stole his first base with the Legends.

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