KC Royals Minors Recap: Kyle Zimmer Gets First Win of Season


Omaha lost their first game in El Paso, 7-4.

The Storm Chasers took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, which began with a Whit Merrifield leadoff double (one of his three hits). Merrifield scored on a ground out. Brett Eibner followed with a two-run home run.

Unfortunately, Andy Ferguson could not hold the lead, as he allowed three runs in the bottom of the first on a two out, three-run homer. Ferguson took the loss, as he allowed five runs on five hits and a walk over just three innings. He struck out four. After Casey Coleman allowed two runs over three innings, Scott Alexander pitched two perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts.

The Storm Chasers out-hit the Chihuahuas, 10-9. Reymond Fuentes went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI.

*In roster news, catcher J.C. Boscan was placed on the DL. Outfielder Moises Sierra was activated from the DL (1-for-4 as the DH), while fellow outfielder Lane Adams was sent to Double-A.

NW Arkansas lost their first game in Corpus Christi, 6-1.

The Naturals collected just three hits, including Jorge Bonifacio‘s eighth home run of the season. They struck out 11 times.

Miguel Almonte took the loss, as he allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out two.

Wilmington ended their road trip on a high note, winning their final two games in Carolina. They won 6-5 on Tuesday night.

The Blue Rocks used a five-run 4th inning to re-take the lead (right after the Mudcats scored three runs to take the lead in the bottom of the third). In that inning, Logan Moon capped the scoring with a two-run triple (and he scored on a sac fly).

Moon collected three hits, while Dominique Taylor had two hits and two RBIs.

Yender Caramo earned the win in relief of Luis Rico (4IP, 7H, 3R, 2BB, K, HR). Caramo allowed two runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out three.

Kevin McCarthy earned his second save, as he worked around a leadoff single. As a team, the three Blue Rocks pitchers induced 13 ground outs.

*In roster news, catcher Cam Gallagher returned from the DL, while fellow catcher Parker Morin was promoted to NWA.

Lexington beat Rome, 10-2. They scored in six innings while collecting 16 hits (seven for extra bases).

The middle of the Legends order: Elier Hernandez and Ryan O’Hearn went a combined 7-for-11 with three doubles, four runs scored, and four RBIs. Humberto Arteaga went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI. He also stole his 12th base. Wander Franco also collected two hits with a double.

Scott Blewett pitched the first two innings and allowed two runs. However, after a 49 minute delay, Kyle Zimmer was on the mound. He struck out five over two scoreless innings. Zimmer earned his first victory of the season. Colin Rodgers earned his first save, as he allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings.

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