KC Royals Minors Recap: Kris Medlen Struggles in Rehab Start


Omaha at Iowa was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader to finish the series on Thursday.

NW Arkansas lost their second straight to Arkansas to start the second half, losing 5-0.

Rehabber Kris Medlen struggled in his second start. He allowed all five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out two and induced eight ground outs. Medlen allowed a two out, solo home run in the third. He threw 71 pitches, 43 for strikes.

Then the Naturals bullpen went to work.

Mark Peterson threw two perfect innings of relief. Sam Selman and Aroni Nina followed with a perfect inning of relief each (ten pitches each).

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On offense for the Naturals,

Balbino Fuenmayor

collected two of the team’s five hits (all singles).

Wilmington begins the second half on Thursday night at home against Potomac.

*In roster news, Carolina League All-Star Cody Reed was promoted to NWA.

Lexington begins the second half on Thursday in Savannah.

Burlington lost the slugfest in Princeton, 10-9. The Rays scored eight runs in the bottom of the second.

Matt Tenuta made a rehab start for the Royals (he was with Lexington). He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over 1.1 innings. Tenuta left with two men on base in the 2nd inning in favor of Igol Feliz, who allowed both runs to score along with six of his own (on four hits and three walks).

Christian Flecha allowed one run on one hit and two walks over the next four innings. However, the run was allowed by Jacob Bonner in the sixth (he was given the blown save). Matt Dittman allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth to take the loss.

Austin Bailey and Meibrys Viloria each had three hits in the loss. Brandon Dulin hit two doubles and drove in three runs.

The Idaho Falls Chukars lost to the Ogden Raptors 6-4.

Hunter Haynes got the start for the Chukars, and had a rough outing, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks in 4+ innings. On the plus side, Haynes did strike out three batters. Matt Portland pitched the final four innings of relief, allowing only one run on four hits and a walk, striking out five.

Roman Collins and Amalani Fukofuka each drove in two runs, accounting for the Chukars offense. Fukofuka had two hits, including a double, in the loss.

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