Royals August 21st Minors Recap

Omaha lost in Tacoma, 7-3.

Buddy Baumann got the start and allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out five. Christian Binford entered with a runner on base and allowed it to score. He then went on to allow three runs in the bottom of the eighth, two of which scored on a home run. He allowed nine hits and two walks over three innings of relief.

On offense, the Storm Chasers collected just five hits (three for extra bases). Paul Janish had two hits in the loss.

NW Arkansas lost to Springfield, 8-5 in 12 innings. The Cardinals scored three runs in the top of the 12th on a two out, three-run home run off Tripp Davis (his second inning of work and his first Double-A outing).

The Naturals had fought back to take the lead in the bottom of the eighth on Mark Threlkeld‘s pinch-hit two-run home run, only to see the Cardinals tie the game in the top of the ninth off Mark Peterson. The run scored one batter after Lane Adams threw a runner out at the plate.

The loss negated the solid start by Matt Murray, who allowed one unearned run on three hits over six innings. Ali Williams followed by allowing three runs in the seventh. Angel Baez then struck out two in the eighth.

The Naturals collected 13 hits, including a 5-for-6 night from Jorge Bonifacio with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Justin Trapp and Brian Fletcher each had two hits in the loss.

*In roster news, catcher Micah Gibbs was placed on the DL.

Wilmington lost their finale in Myrtle Beach, 3-2. The Blue Rocks still have a hold on second place, now by one game. They now head to Salem for four games over the weekend.

The Pelicans scored three runs in the first, two on a home run, and never looked back. That was against Blue Rocks starter Miguel Almonte, who allowed three runs on four hits over three innings. Johnny Walter followed with four scoreless innings (three hits) and picked off a base runner, before Yender Caramo threw a scoreless eighth.

The Blue Rocks collected just five hits in the loss. Frank Schwindel hit his second home run in High-A, a solo shot in the second. It was his second homer in three games with the Blue Rocks. Brett Eibner played the whole game as the DH. He led off and went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. He was also thrown out trying to steal second base.

Lexington enjoyed Thursday off as they begin a three-game series in Augusta on Friday.

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