Royals June 7th Minors Recap


One night after Omaha walked off on a balk, they lost to visiting Oklahoma City, 5-2.

Will Smith in Omaha. Photo by Minda Haas (

Louis Coleman did not have a successful return trip to the Storm Chasers. He entered with two men on base in the 6th inning with the game tied at 1-1. He allowed both of starter Justin Marks’ runs to score, along with one of his own. He walked three, including two with the bases loaded.

Will Smith has moved to the Omaha bullpen and pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout. He threw 12 pitches, seven for strikes.

On offense, the Storm Chasers collected seven hits, but four were from Irving Falu. Quintin Berry made his first start and went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases.

NW Arkansas lost their series finale to Tulsa by an 8-1 score. Sugar Ray Marimon got the start and took his eighth loss, as he allowed three solo homeruns on the night (6IP, 7H, 4R, BB, 6K). Noel Arguelles pitched the final two innings and allowed four more runs.

The Naturals collected six hits, two from Yem Prades. He also scored their lone run in the 4th inning to make the score 2-1.

Wilmington was shut out in their first game in Winston-Salem by a 5-0 score. All five runs were scored in the bottom of the first.

Kyle Zimmer did not make it out of the first inning, as he only recorded two outs and left with two men in scoring position. He allowed all five runs on five hits, a walk, and a hit batter. Spencer Patton came in and got a strikeout (3.1IP, H, OR, OBB, 5K).

Offensively, the Blue Rocks collected five hits from five different hitters. The Dash starter, Chris Beck, pitched a complete game shutout (he was also named to the Carolina League All-Star team).

*In roster news, the Blue Rocks will welcome back catcher Juan Graterol. He caught 7 of Yordano Ventura’s last eight games in NW Arkansas.

*Right-hander Kyle Smith was the only Blue Rock named to the Carolina League All-Star team.

After Thursday night’s cancellation, Lexington headed to Augusta and lost, 4-0. The Legends collected just two hits, but committed three errors.

Bryan Brickhouse took the loss (one day after his 21st birthday), as he allowed one run on four hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out three.