Royals July 26th Minors Recap
Five runs over the second and third innings were enough for Omaha to beat Nashville, 6-1.
Mandatory Credit: Minda Haas
Pedro Ciriaco tripled in a run in the second and scored on a Paulo Orlando single. He then grounded out to drive in a run in the third (the second RBI ground out of that inning).
Chris Dwyer put together another great start, as he allowed one run on three hits and one walk over seven innings. He struck out eight. Maikel Cleto followed that up with two perfect innings of relief. He struck out four.
A five run 4th inning did in NW Arkansas, as they lost to Springfield, 7-2.
Brooks Pounders struggled through 3.2 innings. He left with two men on base (which both scored). Overall, Pounders allowed six runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out five, but needed 71 pitches to record just 11 outs.
On offense for the Naturals, Orlando Calixte picked up two of their six hits.
Wilmington lost again to Myrtle Beach, this time by a 4-3 score.
The Pelicans broke the 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth against Malcom Culver (3.1IP, H, R, BB, 3K) on a one out RBI single. It was helped out by a Culver wild pitch. The Blue Rocks went down without a fight in the bottom of the ninth.
Blue Rocks starter Kyle Smith was cruising along until the sixth. He had only allowed two base runners to reach second base prior to that inning and one was via a throwing error by catcher Parker Morin on a steal attempt. Smith also induced two double plays.
Smith was chased from the game after allowing two runs and left with a runner on base (Culver allowed the third to score). Overall, he allowed three runs on six hits and one walk over 5.2 innings. He struck out six.
Dennis Raben hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game at 3-3 (one of his two hits). Jack Lopez also picked up two hits.
Lexington lost their second game against West Virginia by a 4-1 score. The Power scored two runs in the top of the first and held on.
Miguel Almonte rebounded from his rough first inning (which included two wild pitches) to allow just two more hits over the rest of his outing. Overall, he allowed those two runs on four hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out five. Ben Tomchick made his Legends debut (he has been all over the place this season) and struggled a bit. He allowed two runs on six hits over three innings.
The Legends lone run came via Bubba Starling‘s solo homer (one of his two hits). Raul Mondesi also collected two hits.