Royals July 15th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Iowa scored nine runs over the third and fourth innings to beat Omaha, 9-1. Nate Adcock took the loss, as he allowed all nine runs (seven earned) on ten hits over just 3.1 innings.
The Storm Chasers offense was dormant, as they collected just four hits, two by Johnny Giavotella.
NW Arkansas was swept in their four-game series against Springfield, as they lost Sunday’s finale, 8-6. Yordano Ventura was roughed up in his Double-A debut (4.2 IP, 9H, 7R, 2BB, 4K).
The Naturals had runners on first and second base with just one out in the 9th inning, but Brian Fletcher grounded into a game-ending DP.
The Naturals collected 12 hits, but hit into two double plays and went just 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Catcher Manny Pina was reinstated from the big league DL, but was optioned to the Naturals. He went 3-for-4 with a homerun.
Reliever Nick Rogers continues to struggle with his command. He walked two and recorded just two outs, as he threw just eight of his 20 pitches for strikes.
Wilmington had Sunday off, as they made their way to Myrtle Beach.
Kane County lost to West Michigan, 6-3. Kyle Smith took his first loss, as he allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. He did strike out five.
Andrew Triggs allowed runs in back-to-back outings for the first time in his short professional career.
Bubba Watch: Burlington finally played and they actually played two games in one day. In the first game of their doubleheader, Bubba Starling went 0-for-3. Daniel Hernandez allowed just two hits over six innings to pick up the win.
In the second game, Starling went 1-for-3.
The Royals scored all three of their runs in the two games via the homerun.