Royals July 19th Minors Recap

Omaha lost their third straight to New Orleans, this time by a 9-5 score in comeback fashion.

Both teams scored five runs in an inning. Omaha’s came in the very first. Matt Fields got the scoring started with a two-run double. Justin Maxwell would hit a two out, two-run home run and Francisco Pena would follow it up with a homer of his own. The Storm Chasers had five hits in the 1st inning, but just four hits after that.

The Zephyrs scored their five runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead. Jason Adam was pulled from his Triple-A debut after allowing two singles (but there was two outs). In came Louis Coleman, who immediately allowed a three-run home run. After walking the next hitter, Coleman then allowed a two-run homer.

Adam’s line doesn’t look so good: 1.2 IP, 3H, 2R, 0BB, 0K and a 10.80 ERA.

On offense, the Storm Chasers had nine hits, three by Maxwell and two by Christian Colon.

NW Arkansas shut out Springfield, 2-0.

The Naturals won via the complete game effort from Andy Ferguson. He allowed just four hits and walked two, while striking out four. In nine innings, he threw just 101 pitches (and just nine in the ninth).

The Naturals scored their two runs in the top of the fifth. Angel Franco tripled in the game’s first run and came around to score on Orlando Calixte‘s sac fly. Calixte collected two hits.

Wilmington lost the first game of their series to Lynchburg, 6-4. They dropped back into second place and are now just a 1/2 game ahead of the Hillcats.

The Blue Rocks came back with a run in the seventh and two more in the eighth to cut the deficit to one run. They had runners at first and second with two outs in the 8th inning, but former Blue Rock Cody Fassold came on and got Terrance Gore to pop up to end the inning. Fassold then struck out the final two batters in the ninth to earn his first save with the Hillcats.

It was another tough start for Miguel Almonte, who allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. Daniel Stumpf made his first appearance since coming off the DL and threw two perfect innings of relief while striking out three.

Both teams scored in the first, with the Blue Rocks run coming via Bubba Starling‘s solo home run (his first since July 4th). Jack Lopez and Mark Threlkeld each had two hits, while Ramon Torres had three hits in the loss.

Lexington was rained out in Savannah. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.

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