Royals May 1st Minors Recap
Omaha‘s game in Nashville was suspended due to bad weather until May 25th when they return to Tennessee. The two teams complete their series on Thursday.
NW Arkansas lost to Springfield, 9-3. The Cardinals scored four runs in the third and single runs from the 5th inning on.
Noel Arguelles took the loss, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and six walks over five innings.
The Naturals did collect nine hits, but went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Matt Fields and Manny Pina each hit solo homeruns (Pina went 2-for-4). Mitch Canham continued his hot-hitting with a 3-for-4 night. Alex Llanos made his Double-A debut with a 1-for-4 night.
Wilmington has now won two in a row with a 3-2 walk off win over visiting Salem. Cheslor Cuthbert stepped to the plate with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning against Red Sox reliever Michael McCarthy. He took the first pitch and blasted the second over the left field wall.
Check out Cheslor’s postgame interview (he is really quiet) and he gets a pie in the face at the end from Jack Lopez (at least I think that’s who it is):
It was a very quick and well-played game (just 2 hours and one minute).
The starting pitcher for Salem, Kyle Kaminska, only threw 65 pitches over six innings. Meanwhile, Kyle Smith allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over six innings for the Blue Rocks (90 pitches, 55 for strikes). He regularly hit 88-89 mph on the radar gun. Scott Alexander made his Frawley Stadium debut and allowed just one hit over three scoreless innings of relief to earn his first High-A victory.
Lexington beat Delmarva, 3-1. It was the Legends first trip to Maryland since 2010.
The Legends scored all three runs in the first inning on a Humberto Arteaga bases clearing triple. The inning started with back-to-back strikeouts. Arteaga collected two hits.
Miguel Almonte earned his first win, as he allowed just one hit over six innings. He did walk three while striking out nine. That lone hit led off the 6th inning (a triple). Alec Mills followed with three innings of relief to earn his third save of the season. He only allowed one hit.