Royals July 17th Minors Recap


Omaha lost to OKC in a hot day game, 7-6 in ten innings. Doug Davis got the start (it was suspected that he might make the start for the KC Royals on Tuesday night, but no such luck). Davis left with the lead (6IP, 9H, 5R, 0BB, 5K).

Francisley Bueno allowed a run in the 7th inning to tie the game and it would stay that way until the 10th inning when Fernando Martinez hit a solo homerun off Jeremy Jeffress. The Storm Chasers had their chance in the bottom of the 10th inning, but Mitch Maier flied out with the tying run on base (he struck out three times in five at-bats).

The top two in the Storm Chasers order, Irving Falu and Johnny Giavotella, went a combined 4-for-9 with three runs scored.

NW Arkansas has now lost six in a row, as they lost to Arkansas, 6-4. The Travelers scored three runs in the top of the 9th inning to take the lead for good. That negated the solid start from Sugar Ray Marimon, who allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out three.

Brian Fletcher hit a two-run homerun in the first inning to give the Naturals a quick 2-0 lead. It was his third homerun in two games.

Wilmington continues to struggle against Myrtle Beach (losing four of their last five), as they lost to the Pelicans, 7-2. The Blue Rocks collected just five hits, with one of the runs coming via Cheslor Cuthbert‘s solo homerun in the 8th inning.

Pelicans starter Luke Jackson struck out 12 over just five innings of work.

Kane County had Tuesday off and will begin a six-game road trip beginning against Bowling Green on Wednesday night.

Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in Burlington’s 4-2 win over Danville.