Blue Rocks starter Christian Binford against Winston-Salem on April 12, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Royals July 26th Minors Recap

Omaha was stunned by New Orleans, 8-7.

The Storm Chasers had just scored four runs in the top of the eighth to take a 7-3 lead, only to see the Zephyrs score five in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

Louis Coleman took the loss, as he allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits. He allowed a two out, two-run home run in the eighth that gave the Zephyrs the lead (that came after Christian Colon‘s fielding error at second base).

Buddy Baumann was solid in the start, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits over four innings. He allowed two sac flies.

Francisco Pena hit his team-leading 21st home run of the season in the 2nd inning, a two-run shot. Pedro Ciriaco, Carlos Peguero, and Justin Maxwell all had two hits in the loss.

NW Arkansas beat Springfield, 4-0. They are now just a 1/2 game back of first place.

Christian Binford was solid in winning his third Double-A game. He scattered seven hits over 6.1 scoreless innings. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. Lefty Sam Selman entered with two runners on base in the seventh and went on to leave them stranded. He struck out four over 1.2 innings.

On offense, the Naturals collected nine hits. Leadoff hitter Angel Franco had two hits for the second straight game. Justin Trapp went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored.

All good things must come to an end, as Wilmington lost to Winston-Salem, 2-1 in 11 innings. The loss pushed the Blue Rocks one game back of Potomac.

The Blue Rocks were no-hit for the first five innings before Daniel Rockett tripled to lead off the sixth against Dash starter Terance Marin.

Both teams scored a run in the 7th inning, with the Blue Rocks being Bubba Starling‘s solo home run.

The Blue Rocks had the chance to take the lead in both the eighth and tenth innings, but could not come up with the big hit. Lefty Kyle Bartsch entered in relief in the tenth and had runners on the corners with two outs, but escaped. Bartsch could not escape the 11th. With one out, Jason Coats drove in the go ahead run with a homer. The Blue Rocks went quietly in the bottom of the inning.

Blue Rocks starter Brandon Finnegan allowed two hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out five. Johnny Walter followed and allowed one run on two hits and three walks over 2.2 innings. Luis Santos entered with two men on base and left them stranded. Santos walked one over 2.1 innings while striking out three.

lexington-legends-new-logoLexington ended their losing skid with a 1-0 victory over Savannah.

Pedro Fernandez was great in earning his first win of the season. He allowed just one hit and two walks over six scoreless innings. He did hit two batters, but did not allow his first and only hit until there was one out in the fourth (which was erased by a double play). Matt Tenuta followed with three scoreless innings of relief to earn his first save of the season. He did allow two hits and walked two.

The Legends collected six hits in the win. Frank Schwindel had three of them, two doubles and a triple. He also drove in the only run in the sixth when they hit back-to-back doubles to start the inning.

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