Royals July 15th Minors Recap

It was another quiet night in the Kansas City Royals minor league system, as only one full season affiliate played.

Omaha is still in their All-Star break. Don’t forget to watch Storm Chaser All-Stars Francisco Pena, Paulo Orlando, and Spencer Patton tomorrow night on MLB Network in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

Once again, it was NW Arkansas, who blew a 4-2 lead over Tulsa in the ninth to lose 8-4.

The Drillers scored six runs in the top of the ninth and sent 11 men to the plate. Andrew Triggs for some reason faced all 11 batters, but it did not help that his defense committed two errors behind him and he threw a wild pitch on a strike out to get the inning started. Triggs did allow four singles and walked one.

The loss negated the solid start by JC Sulbaran, who allowed one run on three hits and three walks over six-plus innings. He left with a runner on base and Malcom Culver allowed both that runner and a run of his own to score in the seventh.

The Naturals collected 12 hits and worked six walks, but went just 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. They also hit into two double plays. Orlando Calixte, Jorge Bonifacio, and Parker Morin each had two hits in the loss.

*In roster news, Logan Davis was added from Idaho Falls as outfielder Lane Adams was placed on the DL with a left wrist contusion. Tough blow for him, as he was beginning to figure out Double-A pitching.

Wilmington enjoyed their day off (despite the storms) and will begin their five games in three days trip to first place Potomac on Wednesday.

Lexington had their series opener in Charleston rained out. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday.

*In roster news, Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado was placed on the DL and Alex Black was activated from the temporarily inactive list.

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