KC Royals May 23rd Minors Recap


Omaha used homers and good pitching to beat Reno, 7-1.

After the Aces took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth, the Storm Chasers offense went to work. Brett Eibner hit a two out, two-run home run (his first since being activated from the DL). Dusty Coleman hit his first Triple-A homer in the fifth (a two-run shot).

That was more than enough for Andy Ferguson to earn his first Triple-A victory. He allowed one run on four hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out ten, the first double-digit strikeout game for an Omaha pitcher this season. Buddy Baumann earned his second save with three scoreless innings of relief (two hits and two strikeouts).

NW Arkansas‘ winning streak came to an end in a 7-2 loss to Tulsa.

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The Naturals had a 1-0 lead in the third via

Balbino Fuenmayor

‘s tenth home run of the season (one of his two hits).

Micah Gibbs

also had two hits in the loss.

Christian Binford took the loss, as he allowed six runs (four earned) on ten hits over 6.1 innings. He committed the error. Binford left with two men on base in the seventh and both scored once Mark Peterson entered the game in relief on a three-run homer.

Wilmington won yet another pitcher’s duel, 1-0 over Carolina.

The game was scoreless until the 5th inning, when the Blue Rocks scored the game’s lone run on a force out. Dominique Taylor had three of the team’s six hits.

Eric Skoglund earned his third win of the season with seven scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and struck out eight. After Nick Green put runners on the corners with one out in the eighth, Matt Alvarez cleaned up the mess to earn his first save (three strikeouts).

Somehow, the Blue Rocks won, despite committing two errors and having three caught stealings.

Lexington lost to Hagerstown, 5-2.

The Legends’ two runs came via solo homers from Ryan O’Hearn (his tenth) and Elier Hernandez (his fourth). The team had just four hits.

Colin Rodgers took the loss, as he allowed all five runs on ten hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out two. Tripp Davis made his 2015 debut and threw three scoreless innings of relief. Davis allowed one hit and walked three while striking out two.