Oklahoma City scored five runs over the first two innings and held on for the 5-2 win over visiting Omaha. The Storm Chasers bullpen trio of Buddy Baumann, Francisley Bueno, and Kelvin Herrera allowed four hits and a walk over six scoreless innings of relief. They combined to strike out five.
The Storm Chasers offense collected just three hits, two for extra bases. They did walk eight times. Willy Taveras tripled in a run in the 2nd inning with two outs. The other run scored on a wild pitch.
NW Arkansas lost to visiting Corpus Christi, 6-3. The Naturals led 3-1 heading into the top of the 7th inning when the Hooks scored five runs.
Noel Arguelles made the start but was pulled after three innings (1H, 0R, BB). Andy Ferguson allowed a solo homerun over 2.1 innings of relief before JC Sulbaran and Matt Ridings allowed the five runs. Sam Runion pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Wilmington was the lone KC Royals affiliate to be victorious on Tuesday, as they beat Carolina 6-0. Justin Trapp led off the game with a solo homerun (he went 2-for-4).
Back-to-back one out doubles by Cheslor Cuthbert and Jared Schlehuber gave the Blue Rocks a 3-0 lead in the first. Schlehuber drove in another run in the 3rd inning with a ground out. Geulin Beltre‘s two-run single in the 8th inning finished off their scoring.
Coming off being named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week, starter John Lamb had his second straight solid start. He pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five. He also picked off a base runner. Spencer Patton, one of the league’s top relievers, pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Lexington was crushed by the worst team in the South Atlantic League, Kannapolis, by a 13-1 score.
The Legends collected just two hits, one of which was a solo homerun from Bubba Starling in the seventh.
Colin Rodgers was not pitching bad until the 4th inning when Kannapolis scored four runs. He went back out for the 5th inning and he and Chas Byrne allowed seven runs. On the positive side, Clayton Schluz did not allow a run over 2.1 innings. He allowed just one hit while striking out three.
*Outfielder Alex Llanos, who was just released by the Royals, signed with the Chicago White Sox and went 1-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs for Kannapolis.