Royals April 25th Minors Recap


Omaha lost their second straight game in New Orleans, this time by a 10-5 score. The loss was not without its highlights.

Carlos Peguero hit a two-run home run in the top of the first and a solo shot in the third to give him four on the season. Johnny Giavotella continues his torrid start by going 3-for-4 to up his average to .392.

Kameron Loe finally made his Royals debut (he signed back on April 10th), as he entered in relief for the Storm Chasers in the sixth. In his two innings of work, he allowed two runs on two hits and two walks. Lefty Tim Collins began his rehab assignment by striking out the side in the 8th inning. On the negative side, he only threw nine of his 17 pitches for strikes.

Unfortunately, Chris Dwyer was not on his game tonight. He allowed seven runs (six earned) on five hits and three walks over just 1.1 innings. He needed 60 pitches to get four outs.

Outfielder Jorge Bonifacio during 2014 spring training against Cincinnati (Jen Nevius).

NW Arkansas won their first game in Tulsa by a 5-1 score. It was a pitcher’s duel until a four run outburst in the seventh by the Naturals, which started with back-to-back errors by the Drillers and a walk.

Jorge Bonifacio cleared the bases with a double to break the game open in the 7th inning. He came around to score the final run of the inning on Whit Merrifield‘s RBI single.

Bonifacio and Lane Adams each had two hits. Adams stole his sixth base of the season.

JC Sulbaran seems to have found his command, something that has been lacking throughout his career. He ended up walking four, but three of those came in his final two innings of work. He allowed just three hits over six scoreless innings. Wilking Rodriguez made his 2014 debut with a scoreless inning of relief.

Wilmington and Carolina had their series finale rained out. A makeup date has not been announced. The Blue Rocks now welcome Myrtle Beach to town for four games beginning Saturday night. It is the final time these two teams meet in the first half. Christian Binford, who was supposed to pitch tonight, will get the start on Saturday. He just lost to MB in his worst start of the season on April 19th. The Blue Rocks are 0-7 against the Pelicans so far this season.

Lexington held on for the 9-8 win over Greenville. The Drive scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth, after the Legends scored five runs in the top of the inning.

Legends starter Jake Junis allowed three solo home runs in 5.2 innings. He allowed just five total hits while striking out five. Tripp Davis blew the save, as he allowed a run in the seventh to tie the game at 4-4. However, with the comeback, he picked up the win (2.1IP, 3H, R, BB).

On offense in the win, Samir Duenez and Dominique Taylor each had two hits. Taylor drove in two runs in the fifth with a double and Ramon Torres also drove in two with a double in the same inning. Both hits came with two outs.