Royals July 2nd Minors Recap


Omaha has now lost five in a row, as they lost 4-3 in Iowa. The game was tied at 2-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Ryan Verdugo was solid over the first six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. He struck out five. Then Chris Dwyer allowed two runs in the bottom of the seventh on two doubles and a triple.

The Storm Chasers collected nine hits. Matt Fields had two hits, including a solo home run in the eighth.

Credit to: Minda Haas

NW Arkansas walked off against Midland, winning by a 6-5 score. The RockHounds had scored one run in the eighth and three more in the ninth to take the lead.

Scott Alexander left with the bases loaded in the eighth in favor of Andrew Triggs, who allowed one run to score. The top of the ninth started with an Orlando Calixte error and snowballed on Triggs from there.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, Ethan Chapman lifted a sac fly to tie the game. With two outs, Lane Adams delivered the game winning single. He was just named the Texas League Player of the Month.

Andy Ferguson was solid, allowing just one run (a solo homer) on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out seven.

The Naturals collected ten hits. Angel Franco went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Adams and Juan Graterol each had two hits in the win.

Wilmington won the rain-shortened game (seven innings), 4-0 over Potomac. They had two hours and 47 minutes of delays.

Blue Rocks reliever Johnny Walter on May 12, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

They played just the top of the first before the first rain delay. Sean Manaea pitched that first inning and used 24 pitches. The P-Nats starter never even threw a pitch. One of the P-Nats two hits came in that first inning.

Johnny Walter earned the win in relief, as he threw 4.1 scoreless innings. He was dominant right out of the gate when play resumed, striking out six of the first seven batters he faced. He allowed just one hit. Yender Caramo pitched 1.2 perfect innings to earn his third save of the season.

On offense, Cam Gallagher hit a solo home run in the Blue Rocks two-run 5th inning (one of his two hits). Cody Stubbs also had two hits. Ramon Torres made his Blue Rocks debut at third base and went 1-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.

*In roster news, infielder Kenny Diekroeger was sent to Lexington, while the Blue Rocks received corner infielder Mark Threlkeld from NWA.

Lexington lost to Greensboro, 3-0.

The Legends had as many errors (three) as they had hits. All three hits were singles.

Pedro Fernandez dropped to 0-5, as he allowed two runs on three hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. He did strike out six. Matt Tenuta was solid in relief, allowing just one run on four hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out four and induced nine ground outs.

Alexis Rivera made his Legends debut as the DH and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.