Royals May 25th Minors Recap


Omaha lost both games of their doubleheader in New Orleans. They lost the first game 5-3, as it was suspended from May 1st (they recorded one out).

The Zephrys only scored in two innings, but it was enough. Johnny Giavotella and Xavier Nady, the Storm Chasers 3-4 hitters, went a combined 4-for-8 with two runs scored. Gio hit a solo homerun in the 7th inning.

Nate Adcock took the loss, as he allowed all five runs on seven hits and three walks over 4.1 innings. Buddy Baumann pitched 2.2 scoreless innings of relief and struck out six.

The Storm Chasers lost the second game, 5-4. That was after Omaha led 3-0 heading into the bottom of the second. Willy Taveras drove in two runs in that inning with a double.

New Orleans scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the 6th inning off recently demoted reliever Kelvin Herrera. He was helped out by Anthony Seratelli, who threw another runner out at the plate to end the inning. Seratelli went 2-for-3 with a triple at the plate.

NW Arkansas was postponed in San Antonio due to the massive flooding in the city. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon as Danny Duffy makes his first rehab start.

Wilmington won both games of their doubleheader in Myrtle Beach, home to the best team in the Carolina League. In Game 1, the Blue Rocks won 8-3.

Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, but it wasn’t until the later innings that the Blue Rocks broke through. They scored a single run in the fifth before scoring four runs in the top of the sixth. Jared Schlehuber returned to the lineup to deliver a two out, two-run single to cap the scoring.

Kyle Smith picked up the win, as he allowed three unearned runs on five hits. He did not walk a batter while striking out six in six innings.

In Game 2, the Blue Rocks scored three runs in the top of the 5th inning en route to their 3-1 win. Sam Selman allowed a solo homerun in the bottom of the 5th inning.

Selman allowed two hits and walked two over five innings. He struck out six. The Pelicans first hit was a double with two outs in the fourth. Andrew Triggs picked up the save, as he retired the final six batters he faced after putting the first two he faced on the bases.

In the Blue Rocks’ three run fifth, Cheslor Cuthbert drove in two runs on a two out single. In the doubleheader, he drove in four.

Lexington won their first game in Hagerstown by a 6-0 score.

The Legends pounded out 13 hits and walked eight times, but only one of their hits went for extra bases. They went just 5-for-20 with runners in scoring position and hit into three double plays.

One of the newest Legends, Mark Donato, went 4-for-4. Fred Ford, Jin-Ho Shin, and Humberto Arteaga each picked up two hits in the win.

Bryan Brickhouse was the beneficiary of the run support, as he picked up his third win of the season. He pitched seven shutout innings and only allowed three hits (and three walks). Clayton Schulz pitched two hitless innings of relief.