Royals July 20th Minors Recap


Omaha scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, as they beat Round Rock, 10-4. The Storm Chasers got to big league rehabber Neftali Feliz (he threw just 1.2 innings in his start).

The  Storm Chasers collected 15 hits. Irving Falu went 4-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored, and an RBI. Johnny Giavotella and Tony Abreu each went 2-for-5. Anthony Seratelli went 3-for-5 with a homerun and three RBIs. Mitch Maier picked up his first hit since being sent back to the minors.

Nate Adcock picked up the win for the Storm Chasers, though he allowed four runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings. Vin Mazzaro followed in relief with two shutout innings.

A four run 7th inning did in NW Arkansas, as they lost at Springfield, 6-3. The Naturals led 3-0 after four innings, with their last run coming via Alex McClure‘s first Double-A homerun (a solo shot in the 4th inning).

Springfield’s comeback kept Yordano Ventura from picking up a victory. He allowed just one run (which was unearned) on just one hit over 5.2 innings. The reason he did not last longer was the five walks (and five strikeouts), which pushed him to 94 pitches. The Naturals bullpen trio allowed five runs over the final two innings.

Wilmington got out of Myrtle Beach and started their series in Salem with a victory by a score of 6-1. The Blue Rocks collected 13 hits and led 1-0 after six innings before a three run 7th inning. The top two of their order, Whit Merrifield and Geulin Beltre, went 5-for-9 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Also, the bottom of their order, Juan Graterol and Luis Piterson, went a combined 4-for-7 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Elisaul Pimentel allowed just two hits over seven innings of work. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Kane County lost both games of their doubleheader at Bowling Green. The first game (the makeup of Thursday night’s suspended game), the Cougars lost, 8-5. Bowling Green scored five runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning when the game restarted.

The Cougars scored three runs in the top of the 9th inning and had runners at first and second base with just one out, but a Bowling Green pitching change thwarted their rally.

In the second game (a seven inning affair), the Cougars lost 4-1. Bryan Brickhouse took the loss, as he allowed all four runs on just two hits, but he walked six. He allowed a three-run homerun in the bottom of the 4th inning after the Cougars led 1-0. Rudy Brown followed with 2.1 innings of shutout relief.

Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI in Burlington’s 7-5 win at Danville. He also threw a base runner out at the plate. The Royals scored two runs in the top of the 9th inning for the victory (Starling drove in the final run with his triple).