KC Royals Minors Recap: John Lamb Dominates in Win


Omaha won their afternoon finale in Albuquerque, 2-1. The Storm Chasers now move on to El Paso.

The Storm Chasers tied the game up in the seventh and took the lead in the top of the ninth. Jose Martinez doubled with one out (one of his two hits), moved to third base on a wild pitch, and scored the first run on Francisco Pena‘s single. Cheslor Cuthbert broke the tie with his sixth home run of the season (one of his two hits).

The pitcher’s duel went to John Lamb, who improved to 6-1 on the season. He allowed an unearned run on just two hits and three walks over eight innings. He struck out five. Lamb allowed his first hit in the fourth after a leadoff walk (the inning the Isotopes scored their lone run). He allowed the other hit in the seventh with two outs.

Brian Broderick earned his first save, as he escaped a 9th inning jam (one hit and a walk).

NW Arkansas enjoyed the day off, as they head out on the road for six games beginning in Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.

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ended their five-game losing streak with a


victory in Carolina.

Alec Mills once again provided a dominant start for the struggling Blue Rocks. He allowed one run on six hits and a walk over eight innings. He struck out four. The Mudcats lone run came via a solo homer in the third. Andrew Edwards earned his first save of the season with a perfect ninth.

The Blue Rocks quickly took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on Cody Stubbs‘ first home run of the season (it came with two outs). Stubbs fell a triple short of the cycle. Carlos Garcia went 2-for-5 out of the leadoff spot.

Low-A Lexington lost their series opener in Rome, 5-2.

The Legends took a 1-0 lead in the first, as Corey Toups led off the game with a triple and scored on Humberto Arteaga‘s sac fly. They scored their final run in the eighth on a Ryan O’Hearn double.

The Legends collected eight hits, three walks, and three hit batters, but went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. They also were caught stealing twice and a runner was thrown out at second base from the outfield.

Torey Deshazier took the loss, as he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out five. After Emilio Ogando allowed three runs (one earned) over 1.1 innings, Matthew Strahm struck out the three batters he faced in the eighth. He now has 27 strikeouts in 19 innings and 20 in his last six appearances (11.1 innings).