Royals April 13th Minors Recap


Despite giving up five runs in the top of the third, Omaha still fought back to tie the game. However, their bullpen could not hold back Nashville and they lost, 8-5. Dan Wheeler took the loss, as he allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits over 2.1 innings.

Everett Teaford got the spot start and allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk over just 2.1 innings.

The Storm Chasers only collected six hits, with the top two in the order, David Lough and Christian Colon picking up two each. Colon hit a two-run homerun in the third.

NW Arkansas won the pitcher’s duel over Midland, 4-1. Yordano Ventura pitched five shutout innings to pick up his first win of the season. He allowed three hits and walked two while striking out seven.

Naturals reliever Brooks Pounders allowed Midland’s only run in the 6th inning, his first inning of work. He escaped jams over his next two innings.

In the Naturals three-run top of the sixth, Angel Franco had the big hit, a two-run single with one out. In the win, Franco went 2-for-5.

Wilmington lost their suspended game from Friday night, 6-4 to visiting Frederick. The Keys tacked on two more unearned runs in the top of the 9th inning, which were needed as the Blue Rocks scored one in the bottom of the inning that would have tied the game.

However, the Blue Rocks pounded the Keys in the second game, 13-1. They had a 7-0 lead after the second inning and put up a five-spot in the 6th inning.

Every Blue Rocks hitter collected at least one hit and Daniel Mateo was the only one to not score a run (he went 1-for-4 with three RBIs). Jack Lopez, Jorge Bonifacfio, and Lane Adams collected two hits. Cheslor Cuthbert went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored.

John Lamb was the beneficiary of all the run support, as he picked up his first win of the season. He and the bullpen also dominated. Lamb allowed the lone run on just two hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out three. Spencer Patton followed with three scoreless innings. He struck out six. Andrew Triggs pitched a perfect ninth.

After Greenville scored three runs in the top of the third, Lexington came back with four runs in their half of the inning en route to the 6-3 win. In that inning, Fred Ford hit a two out, three-run homerun to give the Legends the lead (he went 2-for-3).

Scott Alexander picked up the win in relief of Legends starter Colin Rodgers (3.2IP, 6H, 3R, BB, 5K). Alexander allowed just one hit and one walk over 4.1 scoreless innings. He struck out five. Mark Peterson earned his second save of the season with a perfect 9th inning.