Royals May 9th Minors Recap


Omaha and Reno played two tonight, with the Aces taking Game 1 by a 4-2 final. Justin Marks took the loss, as he allowed all four runs over five innings of work. Six different Omaha hitters collected hits. They got both of their runs in the 4th inning on Irving Falu‘s two out double.

The Storm Chasers took the second game, 13-1. Already leading 3-0, they exploded for nine runs in the 2nd inning.

Mar 18, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella (9) swings at a pitch during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

In the first, two straight singles to lead off the game led to Johnny Giavotella‘s three-run homerun. In the second, the Storm Chasers sent 15 men to the plate. They walked four times and hit six singles. The big hit came from Paulo Orlando, who cleared the bases with a triple.

Omaha was held scoreless from there until Max Ramirez hit a solo homerun in the 6th inning (he went 3-for-4). David Lough, Christian Colon, and Brett Hayes each picked up two hits in the win.

Everett Teaford made the start and allowed four hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out three. Francisley Bueno picked up the win, as he allowed an unearned run on two hits over 3.1 innings of relief.

In roster news, third baseman Brandon Wood was traded to the Baltimore Orioles (and sent to Triple-A Norfolk). Orlando was activated from the DL.

Mother Nature must not want NW Arkansas and Springfield to play. Last week when Springfield visited NW Arkansas, two games were postponed. Tonight’s series opener in Springfield was rained out after they recorded ten outs. They will play a doubleheader on Friday.

In roster news, reliever Cole White was released and Santiago Garrido was activated from the DL.

After scoring two runs in the first inning, Wilmington lost to Potomac in ten innings, 3-2. Jorge Bonifacio drove in a run with a sac fly and Lane Adams drove in a run with a single.

Spencer Patton took the loss, as two straight wild pitches allowed the winning run to score (3IP, H, R, 0BB, 4K). Aaron Brooks had another solid start, as he allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings. He struck out seven.

Murray Watts went 2-for-4 with two doubles, but never scored a run.

With a 1-1 tie, Lexington scored a run in the bottom of the 7th inning to beat visiting West Virginia, 2-1. Michael Antonio broke the tie with a leadoff homerun, his first of the season (he went 2-for-2).

Christian Binford earned the win, as he allowed just the one run on six hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out six. Daniel Hernandez and Alec Mills threw a perfect inning of relief each.