KC Royals Minors Recap: Paulo Orlando Debuts for Omaha


Omaha came back to beat Albuquerque, 2-1. The Storm Chasers scored two runs in the top of the ninth.

Paulo Orlando got the rally started with a one out double and scored two batters later on a Cheslor Cuthbert single. After a walk loaded the bases, Erik Kratz broke the tie with a sac fly.

Michael Mariot earned the win in relief, as he escaped a leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth (2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 3K). Aaron Brooks was in line for the loss, but he allowed just that one run on six hits over seven innings. He struck out nine.

*In roster news, Orlando was sent back from the KC Royals and went 3-for-4. Matt Fields was placed on the DL.

NW Arkansas won the finale over San Antonio, 3-1.

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Raul Mondesi

drove in two runs with a double. That was enough for Naturals starter

Jonathan Dziedzic

, who allowed one run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out five.

Mondesi collected two hits, as did Balbino Fuenmayor and Terrance Gore. Gore also stole his 20th base of the season.

Wilmington has now lost five in a row, as they lost their doubleheader in Carolina. The Blue Rocks lost the first game, 3-1.

Cody Reed was the hard luck loser in the complete game effort (the Blue Rocks third of the road trip). He allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out three, but did commit an error.

They out-hit the Mudcats, 7-5. However, three hits came from Dexter Kjerstad. They went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and hit into two double plays.

The Blue Rocks lost the second game, 7-0. It was a bullpen game, as Ashton Goudeau got the start (and pitched well).

Goudeau left in the 5th inning with a runner on base and it came around to score once Nick Green entered in relief. Green then allowed six runs of his own over 1.2 innings. He allowed seven hits and walked one. Goudeau allowed one run on four hits over four innings. He struck out four.

The Blue Rocks collected just four hits, including a Frank Schwindel double (his 17th of the season).

Lexington lost to Greenville, 15-0.

Niklas Stephenson took the loss, as he allowed nine runs on eight hits and three walks over 4.2 innings. He allowed two home runs with two outs: a two-run shot in the third and a three-run homer to chase him from the game.

Yunior Marte followed and allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over 3.1 innings. He did strike out seven. Three of the four runs came on an 8th inning homer. Evan Beal then allowed a two-run homer in the ninth.

Of the Legends seven hits, two came from players who did not start (Logan Davis entered on defense at shortstop and doubled in the eighth, while Kyle Pollock doubled as a pinch-hitter in the ninth).

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