Royals April 27th Minors Recap


Omaha scored six runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, as they beat Iowa, 13-2. They scored in every inning but the sixth.

The Storm Chasers pounded out 21 hits, as six players had multi-hit games. Five of those hits came in the first inning.

Xavier Nady went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBIs. He hit two doubles and a homerun (and fell a triple short of the cycle). Irving Falu went 4-for-5. Anthony Seratelli went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. He and David Lough also hit solo homeruns.

Brian Sanches was the beneficiary of the run support, as he allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out three. Blaine Boyer followed with two perfect innings of relief before George Sherrill threw a hitless ninth.

NW Arkansas scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning en route to their 5-2 win over Tulsa. It all started with a walk to Matt Fields and he came around to score on an Alex McClure sac fly. In that inning, the Naturals collected four hits, a walk, and two sac flies.

Whit Merrifield and Mitch Canham each collected three hits in the win. Angel Franco went 2-for-4.

Jason Adam had his best start of the 2013 season, as he allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out five. Andy Ferguson followed with three scoreless innings of relief before Edwin Carl earned his first win of the season (2IP, 3H, 0R, BB).

Brett Eibner went 2-for-4, but left in the tenth with an injured shoulder after stealing second base (he had just driven in a run with a single and he did not strike out in the game).

The Wilmington Blue Rocks ensured themselves of a series loss to Winston-Salem, as they lost the second game of the series by a 2-0 score. The Dash scored in the top of the first. The Blue Rocks have now lost a season-high five in a row.

The Blue Rocks did not pick up their first hit until Justin Trapp singled to lead off the 6th inning (the night before he went 4-for-5 and fell a homerun short of the cycle).

Sam Selman was the hard luck loser, though his control waivered. He allowed two runs (one earned and he had an error) on three hits, but five walks. He struck out five. Scott Alexander made his High-A debut and pitched three hitless innings of relief (Daniel Hernandez was sent back to Lexington).

They lost the first game of the series on Friday night in ten innings, with errors proving costly. The Blue Rocks have now lost five of six games to the Dash.

*Chris Elder returned from the DL on Friday, as Tim Ferguson was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.

After leading 6-4 heading into the top of the ninth, Lexington lost to Augusta, 12-6. Augusta scored two runs in the ninth and six more in the top of the 10th inning. The Legends have lost five games in a row and eight of nine games to Augusta this season (five in a row).

Ali Williams took the loss, as he allowed all eight of Augusta’s late inning runs on seven hits and two walks over just 1.2 innings. Daniel Stumpf got the start and allowed his first earned runs of the season. His line looked like this: 5IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K. Daniel Hernandez returned to Lexington and allowed one inherited run to score. He did not allow a run of his own over 2.2 innings.

The Legends scored their six runs over the third and fourth innings. Raul Mondesi drove in two runs in the 3rd inning on a triple. Bubba Starling went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and Yowill Espinal went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

The night before, Lexington only collected three hits and were pounded, 12-1.