Royals June 10th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Omaha hung on for the 10-7 win over Nashville.
Danny Duffy struggled in his first rehab start in Triple-A. He allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks over just 2.1 innings. However his bullpen did a good job of escaping jams.
Jarrod Dyson did not struggle in his rehab start. Batting leadoff for the Storm Chasers and playing centerfield, he went 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. He also stole four bases (they stole a total of seven bases).
Omaha also hit three homeruns, two from Brett Hayes (who drove in four runs).
NW Arkansas has won three in a row, as they beat visiting Arkansas, 6-5. A four-run bottom of the third gave them the lead they would not relinquish.
In a bullpen game, JC Sulbaran picked up the win in relief of Andy Ferguson (3IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K). Sulbaran had his best outing of the season, as he pitched four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three.
Matt Fields (2-for-4) and Mitch Canham each drove in two runs. Juan Graterol returned to the Naturals and went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
*In roster news, infielder Alex McClure was sent to Wilmington (replacing Graterol, who was never actually activated in Wilmington).
For the fourth straight game, the Wilmington starting pitcher had a rough outing. Tonight was the worst, as they lost 9-0 in Salem.
Sam Selman allowed eight runs (six runs) on five hits and two walks without recording an out. In that first inning, there was also a fielding error and a passed ball, as the Red Sox sent 12 men to the plate.
The Blue Rocks bullpen was stellar, but the offense could not get anything going. It started with Malcom Culver, who allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out four. Antonio Cruz followed with 2.1 scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Robinson Yambati allowed one hit over two shutout innings.
The Blue Rocks offense only collected five total hits.
Lexington came back with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Rome, 3-2. Terrence Gore drove in both runs with a two out single (one of their five hits).
In the 4th inning, both teams traded leadoff solo homeruns (one by Bubba Starling).
Daniel Stumpf rebounded from his worst start of the season by picking up his fourth win of the season. He allowed two runs on just two hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out six.