Royals April 21st Minors Recap


Omaha received another solid starting performance en route to their 8-3 win in Nashville. Chris Dwyer got the start and allowed one run on five hits and three walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out two. Louis Coleman followed with 1.1 scoreless innings before the Sounds got to Dan Wheeler in the ninth.

David Lough

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The offense also clicked, collecting 15 hits.

The top three in the Storm Chasers order (David Lough, Christian Colon, and Johnny Giavotella) went a combined 8-for-14 with two runs scored and five RBIs. Lough fell a triple short of the cycle. Brett Hayes picked up three hits and Chad Tracy went 2-for-3. Both hit doubles.

NW Arkansas lost their finale at home against Tulsa, 8-2. The Naturals then head out onto the road for eight days, beginning with Springfield.

It was a rough start for Noel Arguelles, as he left with the bases loaded and two outs in the 4th inning. His line looked like this: 3.2IP, 6H, 5R, 4BB, 3K. Santiago Garrido stranded all three runners and ended up allowing one run on one hit and one walk over 3.1 innings. He struck out four.

On offense, Orlando Calixte and Rey Navarro both collected two hits, as the team picked up eight.

Wilmington salvaged their series in Winston-Salem with a 5-3 victory in Sunday’s finale. The Blue Rocks now play four games in Salem.

After Angel Baez only recorded one out in the 3rd inning, the Blue Rocks bullpen stepped up huge. Spencer Patton allowed just one hit and a walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out four to earn the win. Robinson Yambati allowed one hit and two walks over three scoreless innings to earn his third save of the season. He also struck out four.

In Wilmington’s three run 3rd inning, they picked up four hits, including a two out, two-run double by Tim Ferguson. Justin Trapp went 2-for-5 with a homerun. The middle of their order: Jorge Bonifacio, Cheslor Cuthbert, and Lane Adams each collected two hits. Adams hit two doubles.

Lexington completed their four-game sweep over Greenville with a 6-3 win on Sunday. The Legends will enjoy an off day on Monday before traveling to Asheville for three games.

Down 3-0 after the top of the first inning, the Legends received great pitching and some timely hitting. They took the lead for good in the bottom of the 6th inning on a wild pitch.

On offense, Bubba Starling hit his second homerun of the season (he went 2-for-5). Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a stolen base and Terrence Gore went 3-for-4.

After Aroni Nina lasted just four innings (and allowed three unearned runs), the Legends bullpen completely shut down the Drive. Ali Williams earned the win after pitching three perfect innings. He struck out seven. Clayton Schulz earned his first save with two scoreless innings.