Royals August 4th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
It was a quiet Monday night in the Kansas City Royals farm system, as just two of their full season affiliates were in action. Unfortunately, both teams lost.
Omaha lost to Iowa, 6-0. The loss pushed the Storm Chasers back into second place.
Starter John Lamb had a home scoreless streak of 20.2 innings going into the game, but that streak was quickly snapped in the top of the first. He allowed a single with one out and walked the next hitter, before allowing a two-run double to Mike Olt.
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Lamb settled down after the first, but then struggled in the fifth when the Cubs scored three more runs. He allowed three stolen bases in that inning, along with two wild pitches.
All-in-all, Lamb allowed five runs on five hits and five walks over five innings. It would have been really cool if he had struck out five, but he only struck out four. Michael Mariot followed with 1.2 scoreless innings before Casey Coleman allowed a run on three hits over 2.1 innings.
The Storm Chasers collected six hits, all singles. Johnny Giavotella and Brian Bocock each had two hits in the loss. Omaha struck out seven times and grounded into three double plays.
*In roster news, Clayton Mortensen, who had been struggling mightily, was placed on the DL with right hip inflammation. Catcher Brett Hayes cleared waivers and was assigned to Omaha. That now gives them three catchers.
Outfielder/DH Brian Fletcher began rehabbing with Burlington. He started in left field and went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. Fletcher played four innings.
Also in Burlington is Lane Adams, who led off and started in centerfield. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs. He played nine innings (the Royals lost in 12 innings, 11-7).
Lexington lost to Rome, 7-4. The Legends actually led 2-0 after two innings.
The Braves scored three runs in the third and four runs in the fourth.
Jake Junis took the loss, as he allowed all seven runs on 11 hits and a walk over four innings. He allowed two home runs with two outs. Andrew Brockett threw four scoreless innings of relief. He allowed two hits and struck out six. He also induced five ground outs. Robinson Yambati allowed one hit in the ninth, while striking out the side.
The Legends collected 11 hits, but went just 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Frank Schwindel hit a home run for the third straight game (a solo shot), while Kenny Diekroeger also hit a solo homer. They both had two hits, along with Chad Johnson and Dexter Kjerstad.
Legends manager Brian Buchanan was ejected in the seventh.