Royals June 29th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Omaha won their three-game series against New Orleans with an 8-3 victory. Doug Davis picked up his fourth win of the season with six shutout innings. He allowed just two hits while striking out five. After starting all season long, Ryan Verdugo pitched out of the bullpen (he allowed a three-run homerun to Matt Dominguez).
When the Zephyrs cut the deficit to 5-3 in the 7th inning, the Storm Chasers came right back with three runs of their own. Those three runs came via Wil Myers‘ 13th homerun in Triple-A. David Lough went 3-for-4 with a triple (his ninth of the season) and Anthony Seratelli drove in three runs.
In their first game following the All-Star Game, NW Arkansas lost to Corpus Christi, 3-1. Chris Dwyer put together a strong start (5.2IP, 5H, 2R, 3BB, 3K), but took the loss.
Yem Prades went 2-for-5 in the leadoff spot. Brian Fletcher collected his first double in Double-A.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks assured themselves of a series victory over Lynchburg, as they also took Game 2 tonight at home, 3-0. The two teams combined for just eight hits. It was all about the pitching, especially from the Blue Rocks and from an unexpected source. Chase Boruff got the start (just his third of the season) and allowed two hits over four innings. Edwin Carl followed with five scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. He allowed one hit while striking out eight.
The game was scoreless until Cheslor Cuthbert drove in the game’s first run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Seldom-used Luis Piterson drove in two runs with a two out RBI single in the 7th inning.
Kane County has also assured themselves of a series victory over Burlington, as they also took Game 2 tonight at home, 8-1. The Cougars pounded out 16 hits and scored seven runs over the third and fourth innings. Seven of the nine starters had multi-hit games.
2012 draft pick Andrew Triggs allowed an unearned run on six hits over six innings to pick up his first professional victory. He struck out five. His errant pickoff throw caused the run to score. That followed the start of Kyle Smith, who pitched three shutout innings. He has not allowed a run in two starts for the Cougars.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling collected his first professional hit, a single in the first inning of Burlington’s 6-0 win in Johnson City. He played centerfield, batted third in the order, and went 1-for-4 with a walk.