Pedro Ciriaco during spring training 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Royals August 11th Minors Recap

Monday night was quiet in terms of the Kansas City Royals minor league affiliates, as just two of their full season teams were in action.

Omaha finished their series in Colorado Springs with an 8-7 walk off loss. The loss pushed them a game back of Iowa. The Storm Chasers now return to Werner Park for an eight-game homestand beginning Tuesday night against Salt Lake City.

The Storm Chasers had just taken the 7-6 lead in the top of the ninth on Cheslor Cuthbert‘s three-run double with two outs. However, Malcom Culver (who was just promoted from NW Arkansas one day after being dropped back down) allowed a one out, two-run home run to Matt McBride.

Every Omaha pitcher allowed runs. Starter Buddy Baumann allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over four innings. Scott Alexander allowed two runs on three hits over three innings. He struck out four. Louis Coleman allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the bottom of the eighth, after the Storm Chasers offense scored a run to tie the game in the top of the inning (with the help of Terrance Gore‘s speed).

The Storm Chasers collected 12 hits, four by Pedro Ciriaco. Justin Maxwell and Paul Janish each had two hits in the loss.

NW Arkansas and Wilmington both enjoyed Monday off (well the Naturals were making the 12+hour bus trip to Corpus Christi). The Naturals play the Hooks on Tuesday night, while the Blue Rocks play Frederick at home on Tuesday night.

Lexington was shut out by Kannapolis, 10-0. The Intimidators scored three runs in the bottom of the second and seven more runs in the third.

Matt Tenuta dropped to 5-9 on the season, as he got the start for the Legends. He allowed seven runs on six hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He allowed a three-run home run in the 2nd inning. Pedro Fernandez followed and allowed an inherited runner to score, along with three more of his own (only two were earned). He walked four and allowed two hits, but pitched well after the 3rd inning (just three base runners over the final five innings).

The Legends collected six hits, all singles. Kevin Kuntz had two hits in the loss.

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