Royals June 16th Minors Recap


If only the KC Royals could get as hot as Omaha. The Storm Chasers played a doubleheader on Saturday in Nashville and split the two games. They had won ten in a row before losing the second game. The have just three losses so far in the month of June.

In Game 1, Omaha won 8-0. They scored in just two innings: a three-run 4th inning and a five-run 7th inning. Irving Falu accounted for the runs in the 4th inning with a homerun. Clint Robinson hit a two-run homer in the 7th inning. Salvador Perez (who caught all seven innings) and Wil Myers were the only Storm Chasers to not have a hit. Johnny Giavotella returned and went 2-for-3 with a stolen base.

Everett Teaford got the start and allowed three hits and a walk over five shutout innings.

A seven-run bottom of the 6th inning propelled Nashville over Omaha in Game 2, 10-3. The Sounds sent eleven men to the plate and Omaha used three pitchers in that big inning. If you happen to be clamoring for Jeremy Jeffress‘ promotion, check out his line for Saturday: 0.1IP, 2H, 5R, 3BB, OK. He took the loss, threw a wild pitch, and threw just ten of his 24 pitches for strikes.

Myers hit his 11th homerun as a Storm Chaser, a solo shot in the 3rd inning. CRob in his first games since his demotion from the big leagues went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the second game.

NW Arkansas is NOT having a good week, as they lost again on Saturday, 7-2 to Springfield. They are just 1-6 since last Sunday. A five-run 2nd inning did in the Naturals.

The Naturals scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but couldn’t muster anything else. They went just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. John Whittleman hit his 11th homerun of the season.

Wilmington lost the slugfest to Winston-Salem 9-5, while watching them celebrate the first half title at Frawley Stadium. The game was tied at 5-5 after four innings (the Dash led 5-0 after the top of the 3rd inning). The Dash scored two runs each in the 6th and 8th innings off Blue Rocks reliever Cole White, which was the difference in the game.

Well Tyler Sample didn’t lose, but he didn’t pitch that well either. His command was off, as he walked four and hit two (Cyle Hankerd twice). All four walks came around to score. At least he gave the Blue Rocks five innings.

The Blue Rocks had seven hits, but three players had two hits each.

Kane County is also just 1-6 since Sunday, as they lost to Cedar Rapids, 7-5. The Cougars have now lost four in a row.

Leadoff man Justin Trapp went 2-for-4 with three stolen bases. Outfield All-Stars Jorge Bonifacio and Lane Adams went 4-for-8 with three runs scored and two RBIs.