KC Royals June 5th Minors Recap


Omaha won their four-game series in El Paso by winning the finale, 5-2.

With the game tied at 1-1 after the first, Erik Kratz gave the Storm Chasers the lead for good in the 2nd inning on his three-run home run (his fourth during his rehab assignment).

That made a winner of Aaron Brooks, who allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. He struck out five. Scott Alexander earned his first save with 2.1 hitless innings of relief.

The Storm Chasers 2-3 hitters, Dusty Coleman and Paulo Orlando, each had three hits in the win. They both doubled and stole a base.

NW Arkansas lost the series opener in San Antonio, 8-7 in walk off fashion.

The bottom of the ninth started with a leadoff walk. With two outs and a runner on second base, the Missions strung together three straight hits off losing pitcher Aroni Nina.

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That came after the Naturals scored six runs to take the early lead in the top of the third.

Jorge Bonifacio

hit a two out, two-run home run in that inning.

Christian Binford got the start and struggled once again. He allowed five runs on 11 hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out four. Matt Murray allowed an inherited run to score over 2.2 innings of relief (one hit).

Wilmington won their second straight over second place Frederick, this time by a 5-1 score. They now have a four game lead in the Northern Division of the Carolina League.

The Blue Rocks scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth on a two out, bases clearing double from Santiago Nessy. They tacked on two more in the seventh on four hits.

That was enough for starter Jake Junis, who allowed one run on seven hits over six innings. He struck out five. Robinson Yambati followed with two scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts. Ashton Goudeau worked around a leadoff single in the ninth by getting a game ending double play.

Jack Lopez saw his batting average climb over .200 with a 3-for-4 night.

Lexington lost 12-1 in Augusta.

Nik Stephenson took the loss, as he allowed nine runs (six earned) on ten hits and one walk over 4.2 innings. He struck out three and hit three batters. It was his second straight start of just 4.2 innings and nine runs allowed.

The Legends collected seven hits, all singles. Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado and Wander Franco each had two hits in the loss.