Royals July 12th Minors Recap


Omaha had their game at Colorado Springs suspended due to rain in the 4th inning. The Storm Chasers had just scored three runs and had runners at first and second base with one out. It will be resumed on August 8th when Omaha returns to play the Sky Sox.

Clayton Mortensen had allowed just one hit and walked one over three scoreless innings. The Storm Chasers had ten hits, two each by Whit Merrifield, Christian Colon, and Matt Fields.

NW Arkansas lost their series finale in Springfield, 8-0. The two teams split the four-game series.

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The Cardinals scored three runs in the first off Naturals starter

Tim Melville

, as they sent eight men to the plate. He then retired seven in a row before getting into trouble in the fourth, but he escaped. The same cannot be said for the 6th inning, when the Cardinals scored five runs and chased Melville from the game.

The first three batters reached against Melville in the sixth: home run, triple, and RBI single. He was pulled in favor of Noel Arguelles, who walked the first batter he faced and then allowed a two-run double. After another walk, Arguelles threw a wild pitch. That allowed a runner to score on a ground out.

Sam Selman made his second relief appearance of the season with a perfect eighth, throwing just six pitches.

The Naturals collected five hits, two by Jorge Bonifacio. He hit a double and stole a base. Cheslor Cuthbert was pulled on defense in the seventh.

The Naturals return home for four games against Tulsa.

Wilmington lost to Salem, 2-1.

The Red Sox scored a run in the top of the first and were held scoreless until the ninth, when Blake Wood allowed a leadoff home run. The Blue Rocks had tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth on a Bubba Starling single.

The Blue Rocks had plenty of chances to score throughout the game, but could not come up with the big hit. In the bottom of the first, they had a runner on third base with just one out. Terrance Gore stole his 28th base of the season in the 3rd inning with two outs, but was left stranded at second base.

Though they scored in the sixth, the Blue Rocks left the bases loaded. Gore stole his 29th base in the 7th inning and was standing on third base with just one out, but was left stranded after two straight strikeouts. In the 8th inning, they left runners on the corners. With two outs in the ninth, they left the tying run standing on third base.

Starter Jonathan Dziedzic was solid, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out seven.

Lexington lost to Hagerstown, 8-2. By the time the Legends scored in the bottom of the seventh, they were down 8-0.

The starter for the Suns, Wander Suero, allowed just one hit over the first four innings. After that, the Legends collected six more hits. Fred Ford and Kenny Diekroeger had two hits each.

Pedro Fernandez took the loss, as he allowed three runs on five hits over 5.1 innings. Matt Tenuta was lit up in relief. He allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks over just 3.2 innings.