Royals April 6th Minors Recap


It was another losing night for the KC Royals four full season minor league affiliates, as all four lost again.

Omaha lost 9-3, as they gave up three runs in each of the first two innings to Round Rock.

Michael Mariot during 2013 spring training (Jen Nevius).

Ryan Verdugo started and was rocked for seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and three walks over just three innings. From then, Omaha received solid relief outings from Blaine Boyer, Everett Teaford, and Michael Mariot (four innings with eight strikeouts). Then Atahualpa Severino loaded the bases with two outs in the 8th inning and allowed a run before Francisley Bueno walked in a run.

The Storm Chasers shook up their lineup, but to no avail. Irving Falu led off and went 2-for-4, but did not score a run. He did however drive in a run. Xavier Nady went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss.

NW Arkansas lost 5-1 to Midland, as their defense and offense failed them.

The Naturals committed three errors which cost them three runs. Sugar Ray Marimon took the loss, as he allowed all five runs (two earned) over 5.2 innings. He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out five. Sam Runion followed with 1.1 perfect innings of relief before Andy Ferguson pitched the final two innings.

Brian Fletcher picked up his second hit of the season, a solo homerun in the fourth. Rey Navarro went 2-for-3 with a double in the loss. Brett Eibner and Matt Fields have yet to collect a hit and both struck out twice tonight. Eibner has six strikeouts in 12 at-bats, while Fields has four in ten at-bats.

Wilmington was shut out by Myrtle Beach, 5-0.

John Lamb made his first start of the season and allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over just four innings. He struck out three. Both of those runs came in his final inning (on two hits, a walk, a stolen base, and a ground out).

Tim Ferguson went 2-for-2 with a walk in the loss. The Blue Rocks only collected four total hits.

Lexington lost both games of their doubleheader to Augusta by identical 4-1 scores.

In the first game, the Legends led 1-0 before Augusta dropped a three-spot on the board in the bottom of the third. Miguel Almonte allowed those three runs to score, though none were earned, on five hits over 4.2 innings.

In the loss, Cameron Gallagher went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Fred Ford also went 2-for-3 with a double, but drove in the lone run.

In the second game, Christian Binford allowed all four runs in the bottom of the second. In that inning, Augusta collected four hits and a walk. Binford only allowed those four hits over five innings.

The Legends only collected three hits, with two coming from Humberto Arteaga. He also scored the lone run.