Royals August 17th Minors Recap


After a 1:39 rain delay, Omaha won in Memphis, 5-4.

With one out in the top of the seventh, Ben Broussard and Brian Fletcher hit back-to-back run scoring singles to take the lead. Both had two hits in the game and Fletcher drove in two.

Brian Sanches took the no-decision, despite allowing just two hits and a walk over five scoreless innings. His bullpen allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth (five walks, two wild pitches, one hit, and a sac fly).

NW Arkansas lost to San Antonio, 2-0.

Aaron Brooks was the hard luck loser, despite going 8.2 innings. He allowed two runs on six hits (including a solo home run) and a walk. Brooks struck out eight and threw 73 of his 112 pitches for strikes.

The Naturals collected just four hits, all singles.

Wilmington lost the first game of their five-game home series to first place Potomac by a 7-1 score. The offense was virtually non-existent (their lone run came via Dennis Raben‘s solo shot in the eighth) and the pitching was not much better.

Here is your newest Blue Rock, Sam Bates, talking about his last 24 hours and what it means to wear #42 (it was Judy Johnson Night and the Blue Rocks wore Jackie Robinson jerseys to honor the Negro Leagues):

Bates replaces the injured Jared Schlehuber, who has a broken wrist and may miss the rest of the season. Schlehuber was hitting .299 with 24 doubles, eight home runs, and 59 RBIs.

Lexington was rained out in Greenville and the two teams will play two games on Sunday.