Royals May 15th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Omaha scored five runs in the top of the 8th inning to come back and beat host Memphis, 10-6. The Cardinals had just taken the 6-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh (just sent back Randal Grichuk hit his second home run of the game).
Chrstian Colon takes a swing. Credit: flickr user Minda Haas
In the five-run 8th inning, the Storm Chasers sent ten men to the plate. They worked three walks, one batter was hit, and had two run scoring hits. Francisco Pena drove in two runs with a two out single.
Every Storm Chaser had at least one hit, except Jason Donald (he did walk and score a run). Christian Colon was the lone hitter with a multi-hit game (3-for-6 with two runs scored). Brian Fletcher hit just his second homer of the season. Four Storm Chasers drove in two runs.
After blowing the save, Michael Mariot was awarded the win (1IP, 2H, 2R, 0BB, 2K). Ramon Troncoso worked around two hits in the eighth before Spencer Patton struck out two in the ninth.
John Lamb got the start and once again struggled with his command (four walks, a hit batter, and a wild pitch). He allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits over six innings. He did commit the error. Lamb has now walked 14 in 35.2 innings (last year in Wilmington he walked just 19 in 92.2 innings).
*In roster news, infielder Brian Bocock was activated from the DL.
NW Arkansas lost their finale in Arkansas by a 9-2 score. The Naturals now return home for two games against Tulsa (and then two more in Tulsa).
Sam Selman was roughed up for six runs on six hits and five walks over just 3.2 innings. He allowed a three-run home run in the fourth. After Cody Fassold (2.1 IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 5K) and Andrew Triggs threw scoreless innings, Noel Arguelles was once again roughed up. He allowed Alex Yarbrough‘s second three-run homer of the game (his only homers of the season).
The Naturals scored single runs in the first two innings. They collected eight hits, none for extra bases. Juan Graterol had two hits, but committed an error and had a passed ball. Mark Threlkeld also had two hits in the loss.
Wilmington saw their first game in Lynchburg postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday (two seven inning games). Sean Manaea will start the first game, with Daniel Stumpf getting the nod in the second.
Lexington lost to Asheville, 10-6, ending their four-game winning streak. The two teams combined for 26 hits.
Three Legends had multi-hit games. Elier Hernandez had two doubles and two RBIs, to go along with a walk and a run scored. The top two hitters in the order, Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado and Ramon Torres, went a combined 4-for-10 with two runs scored.
Legends outfielder Tyler Chism hit a solo home run in the ninth, his second straight game with a homer.
Despite the loss, neither Legends pitcher issued a walk. Cody Reed dropped to 0-3 on the season, as he allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out five. Crawford Simmons struggled in his third appearance of the season. He allowed six runs on eight hits (two home runs) over the final three innings.