Royals July 22nd Minors Recap


Omaha lost to Round Rock, 8-7 in 11 innings. With a five run lead heading into the bottom of the 9th inning, the Express scored five runs to tie the game and send it to extra innings. Ryan Spilborghs delivered a bases-clearing single with two outs and Brad Nelson followed with a two-run homerun to tie the game. In the 11th inning, Spilly struck again with a walk-off RBI single.

The Express comeback negated the solid start from Doug Davis, who allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings. He struck out five. Tommy Hottovy then followed with two hitless innings of relief before Round Rock got to the rest of the Storm Chasers bullpen.

David Lough, Anthony Seratelli, and Derrick Robinson each picked up two hits. Tony Abreu went 3-for-6 in the loss.

NW Arkansas lost again to Springfield, this time by a score of 8-3. The Cardinals scored four runs in the first and eighth innings. Sugar Ray Marimon took the loss, as he allowed four runs on four hits (two homeruns) and two walks over five innings.

The Naturals collected six hits with Paulo Orlando and Brian Fletcher having two each. Jason Kendall started behind the plate and went 0-for-1 (he caught three innings).

Wilmington picked up the sweep at Salem with a 4-1 victory on Sunday. Whit Merrifield led off the game with a homerun for the Blue Rocks. Matt Fields (2-for-3) hit a two-run homerun in the Blue Rocks three run 4th inning.

Brooks Pounders picked up his third Carolina League victory, as he allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over 5.2 innings.

Kane County scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back en route to their 6-2 win at Dayton. Jorge Bonifacio hit the first of his two homeruns in the first inning (a three-run shot).

Aaron Brooks picked up the win, as he allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out six. Jason Mitchell followed with two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the save (he allowed just one hit).

Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Burlington’s 9-3 win.