Royals April 16th Minors Recap


Omaha led 1-0, but lost to Albuquerque in ten innings, 3-1. Dan Wheeler allowed a solo homerun in the top of the 8th inning and Louis Coleman allowed four straight two outs hits to score two runs in the top of the tenth.

The late scoring for the Isotopes negated the solid start from Will Smith, who pitched six shutout innings. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out eight.

The Storm Chasers only collected four hits and scored their lone run on an error.

Despite a seven-run 2nd inning, NW Arkansas was pounded by Frisco in their finale, 14-7.

In the Naturals only scoring inning, Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homerun and Matt Fields hit a grand slam. But the Naturals pitching staff could not hold the lead.

Jason Adam had his third straight awful start, as he allowed nine runs on ten hits and two walks over 2.2 innings. He did strike out four, but his ERA ballooned to 17.72. Santiago Garrido followed and wasn’t too bad (2.1IP, 2H, R, 3BB, 3K), before Sam Runion was lit up for the first time this season for four runs on five hits over just one inning. The positive was Nick Rogers‘ two scoreless innings of relief.

The problem was, the Naturals only collected five hits (two by Merrifield). They are off on Wednesday and begin a homestand with Tulsa on Thursday.

Wilmington beat Carolina for the second straight night, this time by a 4-3 score.

The Blue Rocks took the lead for good in the bottom of the 6th inning after the Mudcats had just taken the lead in the top half. Daniel Mateo tripled in one run (he went 2-for-4) and was driven in by a ground out.

Lane Adams went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI and Jorge Bonifacio also collected two hits, including a double.

Unfortunately, it was another night that a Blue Rocks starter did not last more than four innings. This time it was Sam Selman, who allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three. Cody Fassold, who has struggled so far this season, earned the win after allowing one run on four hits and one walk over three innings of relief. Robinson Yambati threw two scoreless innings to pick up his second save.

The Blue Rocks defense was once again shaky (another fielding error and a passed ball), but the outfielders did pick up three assists (two by Geulin Beltre).

Augusta led 2-1 after the 3rd inning and beat Lexington by that same score.

The Legends collected just three hits, all singles, and scored their lone run in the top of the 3rd inning on an Adalberto Mondesi sac fly.

The hard luck loser was Bryan Brickhouse, who allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five. Alec Mills followed with two perfect innings of relief while striking out four.