KC Royals June 25th Minors Recap


Omaha was swept in their doubleheader in Iowa. The Storm Chasers lost the first game, 3-2 in ten innings.

The Cubs walked off on a Kyle Schwarber two out double off Buddy Baumann (3.2IP, 2H, R, 3BB, 4K).

They tied the game up in the top of the fourth on Casey Kotchman‘s sixth home run of the season. Dusty Coleman went 3-for-4 with a double. Francisco Pena went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored.

Yohan Pino took the no decision, as he allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out five.

The Storm Chasers lost the second game, 1-0. They collected just three hits.

Clayton Mortensen was the hard luck loser, as he allowed a run in the bottom of the first on a hit batter, a stolen base, a walk, and a single. Mortensen allowed just two hits and struck out eight.

NW Arkansas lost their third straight to start the second half and first to visiting Tulsa, as they lost 3-2.

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The Naturals collected just three hits, including

Balbino Fuenmayor

‘s 15th home run of the season (a solo shot in the ninth).

J.C. Sulbaran took the loss, as he allowed all three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out three, but allowed his Texas League leading 14th home run of the season (a two-run homer that broke the 1-1 tie in the fifth).

After Daniel Stumpf worked around two walks in the seventh, Malcom Culver pitched two scoreless innings of relief.

Wilmington had their second half opener delayed by rain, as their game against Potomac was suspended in the 3rd inning with the game scoreless. They will finish the game on Friday and then play a seven inning contest.

Yender Caramo had gotten the start and was perfect through the first three innings (six ground outs and one strikeout).

*In roster news, the Blue Rocks welcomed back Jake Junis, who started for NWA on Tuesday. Luis Rico is also expected back (but has not been activated yet).

Lexington won their second half opener in Savannah, 6-2.

The Legends got the scoring started in the top of the second on Samir Duenez‘ two out, two-run triple. Corey Toups led off the third with a home run (his fourth of the season). Elier Hernandez drove in a run in the third on a sac fly and on singles in both the fifth and the seventh.

Scott Blewett earned his second win, as he allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. He allowed a two out, two-run homer in the fifth. Kyle Zimmer followed with two scoreless innings of relief, though he did walk two (three strikeouts). Evan Beal pitched a perfect ninth, throwing just seven pitches.

*In roster news, All-Star outfielder Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado was promoted to Wilmington. Fellow outfielder DonAndre Clark was added to the roster and he made his Low-A debut in the 8th inning on defense in left field.

The Legends also received reliever Nick Green from the Blue Rocks.