KC Royals June 6th Minors Recap


Omaha returned home and lost to Colorado Springs, 9-7.

Reliever Brian Broderick took the loss, as he allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over two-plus innings. He left after being hit by a line drive, and Chris Dwyer allowed one of those runs to score.

John Lamb allowed seven runs (three earned) on ten hits and two walks over five innings in the start. He did commit an error.

Most of the Storm Chasers offense came from the top three hitters in their order. Leadoff man Whit Merrifield went 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, and a stolen base. Reymond Fuentes went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and three RBIs. Paulo Orlando went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

*Matt Fields returned from the DL and went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk. Outfielder Jose Martinez was placed on the DL.

NW Arkansas lost in walk off fashion for the second straight night in San Antonio, this time by a 5-4 score.

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After the Naturals tied the game up in the top of the ninth on

Kenny Diekroeger

‘s double, the Missions walked off in the bottom of the tenth as

Sam Selman

allowed a home run to the first batter he faced (he had just entered the game).

Centerfielder Bubba Starling returned to the lineup and went 0-for-4 in his return. He also threw a runner out at the plate to end the bottom of the ninth. However, his return may be short-lived, as he was replaced on defense in the bottom of the tenth (by catcher Parker Morin).

On offense, Zane Evans and Mike Bianucci each had two hits (including a double) in the loss.

Mark Peterson gave the Naturals the chance to tie the game, as he threw three scoreless innings of relief.

*To make room for Starling, infielder Angel Franco was “sent” to the AZL Royals.

Wilmington won their third straight over Frederick to take a five game lead over the Keys in the Northern Division of the Carolina League. The Blue Rocks won 9-3.

After collecting just one hit against Baltimore rehabber Kevin Gausman, the Blue Rocks offense immediately went to work against the Keys bullpen. They scored five runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth, all of the runs being charged to one reliever. Nine of their 12 hits came in those two innings.

Cody Stubbs went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Frank Schwindel went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored. He now has 21 doubles on the season. Jack Lopez, who had the only hit against Gausman, went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Logan Moon also collected two hits in the win.

That made a winner of Cody Reed, who allowed an unearned run on six hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five and lowered his ERA to 1.29 (second in the CL).

Lexington beat Augusta, 13-7, as the Legends scored seven runs in the top of the ninth.

Three straight hits (including two RBI doubles) and a walk chased the Green Jackets pitcher. More runs scored via two sac flies, a triple, a wild pitch, and an error.

The late comeback made a winner of Brennan Henry, who was making his 2015 debut. He allowed a solo home run over three innings of relief.

The Legends collected 15 hits, with six players having multi-hit games. Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado had three hits, scored three runs, drove in two runs, and stole his 11th base of the season. He was part of the top four in the order that went a combined 9-for-15 with two doubles, a triple, eight runs scored, and eight RBIs.

Kyle Zimmer pitched a perfect inning of relief (three fly outs).