KC Royals Minors Recap: Andy Ferguson Makes AAA Debut


Omaha was swept in Round Rock, losing the finale 3-1. The Storm Chasers now head to Memphis for four games.

Andy Ferguson pitched well in his 2015 Triple-A debut, but took the loss. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out five. Ferguson allowed a solo home run in the 3rd inning.

The Storm Chasers collected five hits, two by Cheslor Cuthbert, who scored the lone run.

NW Arkansas lost to Springfield, 6-5. The Naturals had the tying run on second base, but Hunter Dozier lined out to end the game.

The Naturals faced rehabbing St. Louis lefty Jaime Garcia, who allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out six. The lone runs came off Balbino Fuenmayor‘s two out, two-run home run in the sixth. It was his eighth of the season (he also doubled).

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Zane Evans

made his Double-A debut and drove in two runs in the bottom of the eighth on a double to cut the deficit to one run.

Jorge Bonifacio

continued to stay hot, as he went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Terrance Gore

went 2-for-4 with a walk and his 14th stolen base.

J.C. Sulbaran took the loss, allowing five runs on nine hits and four walks over 5.2 innings. .

*In roster news, shortstop Raul Mondesi was activated from the DL (1-for-5). He had been out with a back injury since playing just six innings on Opening Night. Starter Jonathan Dziedzic was sent back from Triple-A after his disastrous start on Thursday night.

Wilmington lost their series opener in Lynchburg, 4-1.

The Blue Rocks scored their lone run in the top of the first on a bases loaded walk. They collected six hits, three by Frank Schwindel.

Alec Mills took the loss, as he allowed three runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out nine.

*In roster news, infielder Kenny Diekroeger rejoined the team from Triple-A.

Lexington beat Savannah, 9-3. They broke the game open with four runs in the top of the ninth.

The Legends pounded out 18 hits, with six players having multi-hit games. Ryan O’Hearn put the Legends on the board in the first with a two-run home run (his eighth of the season).

Brandon Downes went 5-for-5 with three doubles, a triple, and fell a homer short of the cycle. He also stole his sixth base of the season. Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Wander Franco went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Foster Griffin made his second start of the season, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out three. Emilio Ogando earned the win in relief, as he allowed just two hits and a walk over four scoreless innings. He struck out five.

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