Royals August 16th Minors Recap


Omaha came back to beat Las Vegas, 3-2. With Iowa’s loss, the Storm Chasers now have a one game lead in the American Northern Division.

In the 7th inning, Terrance Gore pinch ran and stole both second and third base (his seventh and eighth Triple-A steals). He came around to score the Storm Chasers first run on a sac fly (Gore was later picked off to end the eighth). In the bottom of the eighth, Brian Bocock hit a two-run home run for the game winner.

That made a winner of Chris Dwyer, who pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit and walked two while striking out three. Buddy Baumann got the start and took the no decision. He allowed just two hits and walked one over five scoreless innings. Baumann struck out nine.

The Storm Chasers collected just four hits, the first being a Carlos Peguero single to lead off the 2nd inning (he was doubled off on a line out). Their next hit was a Cheslor Cuthbert double with two outs in the fifth, before the two hits in the 8th inning.

NW Arkansas lost to San Antonio, 2-1. The Naturals are now 6.5 games back of first place.

Matt Murray took the loss, as he allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out four. Brandon Finnegan rebounded from his disastrous outing on August 13th and allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings of relief. He struck out two.

The Naturals collected just three hits, two by Mitch Maier. They scored their lone run in the fourth on a double error.

Blue Rocks first baseman Cody Stubbs at the plate on April 13, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Wilmington walked off against Winston-Salem, 6-5 in ten innings. The Blue Rocks are now just one game back of Lynchburg for a playoff spot.

Raul Mondesi started the 10th inning rally with a one out double (one of his two hits). Bubba Starling worked a walk (one of his two walks) and stole second base. The Dash then walked Zane Evans to load the bases for Cody Stubbs. Stubbs delivered the game winner, a line drive single to left field (one of his two hits).

The Blue Rocks had an early 4-0 lead thanks to Cam Gallagher‘s two out, three-run home run in the bottom of the first.

Jonathan Dziedzic got the start for the Blue Rocks and allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out five. Yender Caramo then allowed two runs in the seventh. Kyle Bartsch pitched a scoreless eighth, but allowed the tying run in the top of the ninth on a two out RBI double by Courtney Hawkins.

Zeb Sneed got the win in relief for the second straight night, as he pitched a scoreless top of the tenth.

Lexington lost to West Virginia, 13-3. The Legends actually led 3-1 heading into the sixth.

The Legends collected 11 hits, but just one went for extra bases. Dominique Taylor had three of the hits. Elier Hernandez, Kenny Diekroeger, and Carlos Garcia each had two hits in the loss.

Pedro Fernandez was solid in the start, as he allowed one run on four hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out three. Then it all fell apart for Matt Tenuta, who dropped to 5-10 on the season. He allowed eight runs on 11 hits over three-plus innings of work (he faced five batters in the eighth while not recording an out).

*Reliever Ashton Goudeau was placed on the DL, while fellow reliever Jose Miguel Rodriguez was activated from the DL. He allowed four runs on three hits and a walk over two innings of relief. The runs all scored on one big swing, a grand slam with two outs in the ninth. He also allowed an inherited runner to score in the eighth.