KC Royals April 20th Minors Recap


Omaha‘s rally fell short, as they lost to New Orleans, 4-3.

Brett Eibner hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to cut the deficit to one run (he now has 14 RBIs). The Storm Chasers had the tying run on base, but Matt Fields struck out to end the game.

Both teams traded runs in the first, but the Zephrys went ahead against Omaha starter Aaron Brooks in the fifth. Brooks allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He allowed two solo home runs (one each in the fifth and sixth).

Chris Dwyer followed and allowed a run on three hits and four walks over 2.1 innings. Brian Broderick pitched the final 1.1 innings.

On offense, Whit Merrifield had two hits in the loss.

NW Arkansas held on to beat Frisco, 2-0.

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They scored both of their runs in the bottom of the third on

Jorge Bonifacio

‘s two out, two-run double (one of his two doubles in the game).

Miguel Almonte was great over the first four innings. He allowed one hit and struck out five. Daniel Stumpf earned the win in relief, as he allowed one hit and a walk while striking out four over the next three innings. Reid Redman earned the save with two hitless innings (three strikeouts).

Dusty Coleman had two hits, including a double. Lane Adams went 1-for-2 with two walks and his fifth stolen base.

Wilmington lost their series opener to Potomac by a 3-1 score.

The Blue Rocks collected six hits, all singles and all coming from the top three in the order. They scored their lone run in the eighth on Bubba Starling‘s RBI single (one of his two hits). Ramon Torres led off and went 3-for-4. Starling looks like he may be starting to be that player the KC Royals envisioned when they drafted him fifth overall.

Jake Junis was the hard luck loser, as he allowed all three runs on five hits over six innings. He allowed a solo home run in the second that gave the P-Nats the lead. Andrew Edwards followed with two scoreless innings (one hit, one walk, and two strikeouts). Estarlin Cordero pitched a scoreless ninth.

Lexington lost in ten innings to Greenville, 4-3. The Drive scored a run in the ninth to tie the game and another in the tenth to win the game.

Torey Deshazier took the loss, as he allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He struck out six, but allowed a solo homer in both the ninth and tenth innings. He pitched in relief of Pedro Fernandez, who allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out five.

The Legends collected six hits, two by Carlos Garcia. Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado hit two home runs for the Legends, his first two of the season. The first was a two-run shot in the sixth and the second was a solo shot with two outs in the eighth.

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