Royals April 20th Minors Recap


Omaha scored five runs over the final two innings, but still lost at Nashville, 11-5. The Sounds scored in all but the second, fifth, and eighth innings.

Brian Sanches got the start and left after three batters into the 4th inning. His final line looked like this: 3IP, 8H, 5R, 3BB, 2K. Atahualpa Severino allowed one of Sanches’ runs to score, but pitched two scoreless innings of relief. George Sherrill made his first appearance of the season and allowed two runs on one hit and a walk. One of those runs scored while lefty Francisley Bueno was on in relief (he allowed a grand slam in the 7th inning after an error). Everett Teaford did pitch a scoreless inning of relief.

The Storm Chasers collected eight hits, all singles. David Lough went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

*Not sure how Sherrill was activated from the DL because no transaction is listed.

NW Arkansas had a 3-0 lead after the 3rd inning and held on for the 5-2 win over Tulsa.

The Naturals collected 12 hits, including six doubles. Every starter had at least one hit, except Matt Fields. Angel Franco and Rey Navarro each picked up two hits. Navarro drove in two runs. Roman Hernandez went 3-for-4 in the win.

Justin Marks made his first start of the season (he is rehabbing) and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. Andy Ferguson followed with two scoreless innings of relief before Edwin Carl closed out the game with 1.1 scoreless innings to pick up his third save.

Wilmington lost both games of their doubleheader in Winston-Salem. The Blue Rocks lost the first game, 4-2.

John Lamb took the loss in Game 1, as he lasted just four innings. He allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out two. The Dash scored two runs in the bottom of the 5th inning off lefty reliever Antonio Cruz, though none were earned.

Murray Watts went 2-for-3 with a triple, as the Blue Rocks only had six hits.

In Game 2, the Blue Rocks lost 5-0. They only picked up one hit. It came in the 4th inning when Jorge Bonifacio doubled with one out.

Kyle Smith took the loss, as he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out seven. Andrew Triggs allowed three unearned runs in his one inning of work (just one hit allowed and two walks).

In the two games combined, the Blue Rocks committed three errors that cost them five runs.

Lexington won 1-0 over visiting Greenville, as the two teams combined for just seven hits. The lone run scored with two outs in the bottom of the third after back-to-back doubles from Ethan Chapman and Adalberto Mondesi.

The 5th inning was the only real chance the Drive had to score.

Daniel Stumpf picked up his second win of the season, as he allowed two hits and four walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out five and his ERA is still 0.00. He also picked off a base runner. Alec Mills earned his first save with 3.2 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit while striking out six.

Cameron Gallagher picked up one of the Legends’ four hits and threw out two runners trying to steal.