It was a quiet night in the KC Royals organization, as just one full season affiliate was in action.
Omaha is enjoying the All-Star break with tonight’s Triple-A HR Derby. Storm Chaser Francisco Pena was runner up to former NY Mets teammate Allan Dykstra (Las Vegas). Pena is joined in Durham by outfielder Paulo Orlando and reliever Spencer Patton, who will participate in Wednesday night’s Triple-A All-Star Game (broadcast live on MLB Network).
Click HERE to watch the replay of the HR Derby.
The only team to play would be NW Arkansas, who lost to Tulsa by a 6-4 score. The Drillers scored two runs in the first and never looked back.
Naturals starter Andy Ferguson took the loss, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits over seven innings. He struck out four. However, four of the hits he allowed went for extra bases.
On offense for the Naturals, Ethan Chapman went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, and three runs scored. Orlando Calixte and Hunter Dozier each had two hits (Dozier hit a double). On a negative note, the Naturals committed three errors, including Calixte’s 16th of the season.
*Cheslor Cuthbert posted pictures of himself on crutches. Not exactly good news.
Wilmington had their series finale against Salem rained out (there was a lot of rain and some nasty lightning). It will be made up as part of a doubleheader when the Red Sox return to Frawley Stadium the final series of the regular season.
The Blue Rocks will enjoy Tuesday off before they head to first place Potomac for five games in three days. Wednesday and Thursday they will play doubleheaders. Royals top pick Brandon Finnegan is expected to start one of the games on Wednesday.
*In roster news, reliever Zeb Sneed was placed on the DL as fellow reliever Daniel Stumpf was reinstated from the DL.
Lexington enjoyed today off before beginning a seven-game road trip on Tuesday in Charleston.