Royals July 8th Minors Recap
Omaha continued their struggles in Iowa, as they lost the final three games heading into the All-Star break, with a 6-5 loss on Sunday. The Cubs walked off to victory on an Adrian Cardenas two out RBI single.
Mike Montgomery had another rough start for the Storm Chasers. He allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out six.
In the loss, Max Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Kurt Mertins went 3-for-4 with his second homerun of the season.
NW Arkansas has now lost seven in a row, as they lost their series opener at home to San Antonio, 4-1. The Naturals collected just four hits, with the lone run coming via Mario Lisson‘s solo homerun in the 7th inning.
The Naturals are now six games back in the North Division of the Texas League (last place) at just 4-12 in the second half.
Jason Adam‘s dominant start on Sunday was spoiled by the late inning heroics of Myrtle Beach, as the Pelicans beat Wilmington 2-1 in ten innings. The Pelicans scored a run in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game.
It was Adam’s best start in a LONG time, as he allowed just three hits and a walk over 7.1 innings. He struck out nine (a career-high). He gave up his first hit with one out in the 4th inning (also his first base runner). The 5th inning was the only inning that the Pelicans had more than one base runner. Adam retired eight in a row before allowing a single in the 8th inning that chased him from the game.
Right-hander Yordano Ventura, who started for the World team in the Futures Game, was promoted to Double-A (according to Blue Rocks radio announcer John Sadak).
Despite collecting eight hits, Kane County lost to Wisconsin, 10-0. They went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
Bryan Brickhouse had another rough start for the Cougars. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits and two walks over 5.1 innings.
In the loss, the 5-6 hitters (Julio Aparicio and Alex Llanos) went 6-for-8, but obviously did not score any runs.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI in Burlington’s 6-5 walk-off win. He walked in their 9th inning comeback.