KC Royals April 15th Minors Recap


Omaha lost in Memphis Wednesday afternoon by a 4-2 score. The two teams complete their series on Thursday night.

Aaron Brooks took the loss in relief, as he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings. He allowed a two out, two-run home run to Xavier Scruggs in the third. From there, Brooks allowed one hit and two walks.

Luke Hochevar got the start and struggled with his command. He walked three in the first, one with the bases loaded, and walked the leadoff hitter in the second. That was all for Hochevar and Joe Paterson worked out of the jam with a fly out and an inning ending double play.

The Storm Chasers two runs came in the 2nd inning when Jose Martinez hit a home run. They out-hit the Redbirds 9-6, but hit into three double plays. Moises Sierra went 3-for-4 with a double, while Cheslor Cuthbert and Martinez each had two hits in the loss.

NW Arkansas enjoyed the day off before playing their home opener against Midland on Thursday, with Glenn Sparkman getting the start.

In roster news, outfielder Terrance Gore was called up to the KC Royals and Ethan Chapman was activated from extended spring training.

Wilmington won their finale in Carolina, 2-1. The Blue Rocks now return home for their home opener on Thursday, with Cody Reed getting the start.

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The Blue Rocks won the pitcher’s duel, which was scoreless until the Blue Rocks put up a two-spot in the top of the seventh. Two singles around a strikeout chased Mudcats starter

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followed with a single to load the bases.

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reached on a force attempt to score a run and a throwing error allowed the eventual winning run to score.

That made a winner of starter Jake Junis, who allowed just one hit and a walk over six scoreless innings. He struck out seven. Junis allowed his lone hit, a double, with one out in the third. The walk came with two outs in the fourth. Junis retired the final seven batters he faced.

Andrew Edwards allowed the Mudcats run in the seventh on one hit and a walk. Estarlin Cordero pitched a perfect eighth before Robinson Yambati earned his second save of the season.

The Blue Rocks collected eight hits, but hit into a double play. They also had a base runner picked off and another thrown out trying to steal second base. Mauricio Ramos went 3-for-4 with a run scored.

Lexington lost their series finale in Greenville by an 8-4 score. The Legends head home for their home opener on Thursday night, where Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein will throw out the first pitch.

All four Legends pitchers allowed runs, beginning with starter Matt Tenuta, who allowed four runs on six hits and a walk over three innings. Matthew Strahm allowed a run over two innings, Jake Newberry allowed two runs in his two innings of work, and Kevin McCarthy allowed a run on three hits in his one inning.

On offense, the Legends collected nine hits. Humberto Arteaga went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs. Samir Duenez and Carlos Garcia each had two hits in the loss.

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