Royals September 1st Minors Recap


Omaha kept their playoff hopes alive with a 6-1 victory over Round Rock. Memphis lost in 11 innings, so the two teams are tied with one game left on Monday. If I read the playoff procedures right and the two teams end up tied, the winner of the season series would win the American Northern Division. That would be Memphis (9-7).

Manny Pina went 2-for-4 with a home run. Paulo Orlando hit Omaha’s first inside-the-park home run in the third with two men on base.

Chris Dwyer struggled with his command (seven walks), but picked up the win. He allowed one run on three hits while striking out seven. Donnie Joseph followed with two scoreless innings (he struck out four).

*In rosters news, catcher Brett Hayes and reliever Francisley Bueno were promoted to the big leagues. Infielder Chase Lambin was activated from the DL.

NW Arkansas lost again to Arkansas 2-0, as the Travelers scored two runs in the 2nd inning.

Both team collected just three hits, but the Naturals went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Sugar Ray Marimon was the hard luck loser, as he allowed both runs on two hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out seven. Both of his walks and one of his hits came in the Travelers two-run second.

Wilmington beat Winston-Salem for the second straight day, this time by a 1-0 score. Both teams had six hits.

For the Blue Rocks, Yem Prades and Yowill Espinal each had two hits. Prades drove in the game’s only run.

Leonel Santiago picked up his fourth win of the season, as he allowed just three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out three.

Lexington lost both games of their doubleheader against West Virginia. They lost the suspended game, 4-3 and could not capitalize on the Power’s four errors.

The Power scored three runs in the top of the sixth to pull away. Kevin Allen kept the offense in the game by throwing three scoreless innings of relief (one hit allowed).

On offense, Terrance Gore and Ramon Torres each went 2-for-4. Chad Johnson also chipped in two doubles.

In the seven-inning affair, the Legends lost 1-0 despite the fact that they had more hits.

Miguel Almonte was the hard luck loser, as he allowed one run on three hits over six innings. He struck out eight. Two of the hits he allowed were in the second.