Royals May 17th Minors Recap
It was a tough night in the KC Royals organization, as all four full season minor league affiliates lost.
Omaha lost to visiting Las Vegas, 7-3. The two teams combined to hit five homeruns. Will Smith took the loss, as he allowed four runs on six hits, two walks, and two hit batters over six innings.
Adam Moore and Willy Taveras each collected two hits and hit a solo homerun. Taveras also tripled (yet did not score). He even had an outfield assist.
*In roster news, Blaine Boyer was let go so he could play in Japan. Atahualpa Severino was activated from the DL. He allowed an unearned run in his one inning of work.
NW Arkansas lost their sixth straight game, as they finished up their road trip with a 5-2 loss in Tulsa. They picked up six hits, but went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position and hit into three double plays.
Noel Arguelles lost his seventh game of the season, as he allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings. Three of those runs came via the long ball.
The Naturals scored their runs in the 7th inning and only picked up one hit. The first run came via an error and the second via a sac fly.
Wilmington was pounded late, as they lost at home to Myrtle Beach, 12-0. Even with all the runs scoring, the game was still only a little over two and a half hours.
John Lamb had another sub-par start, as he allowed six runs on seven hits over six-plus innings. On the positive side, he struck out eight and did not walk a batter. He also settled down after the Pelicans’ four-run first and the final two runs scored after he was pulled from the game. Four of the six hits he allowed came in the first, including a three-run homerun.
The Blue Rocks offense collected six hits, two from Alex Hudak (who batted ninth). They went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.
Lexington lost on the road to West Virginia, 3-1. The game started in a delay (1 hour and 33 minutes). Both teams scored single runs in the first inning, before the Power scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
The Legends collected just two hits, a Nick Cuckovich single in the second and a Fred Ford single in the sixth.
Colin Rodgers only lasted 4.2 innings in the start. He allowed one run on five hits and two walks. Ali Williams took the loss, as he allowed the go ahead run in the sixth (1.1IP, 3H, R, BB, 0K). Daniel Hernandez pitched the final two innings and allowed a run (it was only the second time this season he had allowed runs).