Royals July 14th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Omaha used a seven-run 2nd inning to beat Iowa, 7-1. In that inning, Wil Myers hit his 15th Triple-A homerun, a two-run shot.
Irving Falu and Clint Robinson each had two hits in the win.
Jake Odorizzi improved to 6-0 in Triple-A, as he allowed the one run on seven hits and four walks over six innings. He struck out four.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for Mike Montgomery, they did. He was demoted to Double-A NW Arkansas and lost on Saturday night to Springfield, 5-1. He allowed all five runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six while throwing 60 of his 92 pitches for strikes.
The Naturals offense was dormant, with their lone run coming via a Carlo Testa homerun. They had just three hits.
The Naturals have now lost three in a row and will try to salvage the series finale at Springfield on Sunday.
Wilmington moved to within a game of first place in the Northern Division of the Carolina League with a 6-3 win over Potomac. Elisaul Pimentel picked up his first win since being sent back to the Blue Rocks. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out seven.
Matt Fields hit another homerun, his 9th since joining the Blue Rocks, while Lane Adams went 3-for-4. Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5 in the win.
Kane County beat West Michigan, 6-4. The two teams combined for 21 hits and seven errors. Justin Trapp led off and went 3-for-5 with a homerun. Dean Espy and Tim Ferguson each collected two hits.
Bryan Brickhouse picked up the win, as he allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits over six innings. He struck out six.
Bubba Watch: Burlington moved on to Princeton, but had the same result that they had over the last three days in Kingsport: another postponement.