Royals June 23rd Minors Recap


Omaha lost to El Paso, 6-2. The Storm Chasers led 2-1 until the Chihuahuas plated three runs in the top of the fifth.

Omaha starter John Lamb took the loss and was bit by some sloppy defense in the fifth and his throwing error helped the cause. A wild pitch scored one run and a passed ball scored another.

Louis Coleman‘s return to the Storm Chasers was one to forget, as he allowed a solo home run, a double, and an RBI single in his second inning of work. He also threw a wild pitch.

The Storm Chasers collected eight hits and worked six walks, but went just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Five of their eight hits came from the top two in their order: Whit Merrifield and Christian Colon. Merrifield also stole two bases (Colon stole one base).

*In roster news, outfielder Carlos Peguero was FINALLY placed on the DL. He had not played since June 5th. Infielder Logan Davis was added from Idaho Falls. If Davis plays, he would have played at four different levels so far this season.

Wilmington has now won three in a row with a 9-3 victory in Frederick.

Hagerstown native Christian Binford made his second start in Frederick and this one was MUCH better than his first. He allowed three runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out six. Zeb Sneed was perfect over the game’s final 2.1 innings with four strikeouts.

The Blue Rocks got on the board in the very first inning when Bubba Starling homered with one out (one of his two hits). Starling was also named the Carolina League’s Hitter of the Week.

Catcher Cam Gallagher had a big offensive game, collecting two hits and driving in three runs. Oh and he finally hit his first homer of the season. DH Zane Evans collected three hits, while Daniel Rockett had two hits in the win.

Three Blue Rocks have hit their first home runs of the season on this second half opening road trip (Evans, Rockett, and now Gallagher).

Lexington lost another pitcher’s duel, losing 3-1 in Hagerstown. The Legends led 1-0 through five innings.

The Suns scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the sixth, two of which came on a home run.

That made a loser of reliever Pedro Fernandez, who allowed all three runs on six hits over the game’s final three innings. He struck out five. Luis Rico made the start for the Legends and allowed just two hits over five scoreless innings.

On offense, the Legends collected eight hits. Two hits each came from Frank Schwindel, Chad Johnson, and Humberto Arteaga. Schwindel hit his 19th double of the season.