KC Royals June 28th Minors Recap


Omaha beat Round Rock, 4-0.

John Lamb improved to 8-1 on the season and the only negative is that he only went five innings (92 pitches). He allowed three hits and walked two while striking out five. Michael Mariot followed with 2.1 scoreless innings of relief before Scott Alexander finished off the Express.

Matt Fields drove in two runs with two doubles. His second double came off Texas rehabber Neftali Feliz to start the seventh. Orlando Calixte and Dusty Coleman each had two hits in the win.

Josh Hamilton finished his rehab assignment with the Express by going 0-for-2. He played centerfield.

*Kris Medlen will make the start for the Storm Chasers on Monday afternoon in the series finale.

NW Arkansas beat Tulsa, 12-1 to head into the All-Star break with a two-game winning streak.

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The Naturals offense busted out in a big way with 12 runs on 16 hits. For the second time this season against the Drillers,

Alex Liddi

hit two home runs (3-for-4 with three runs scored).

Balbino Fuenmayor, who will participate in the Texas League HR Derby, went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Leadoff hitter Lane Adams went 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

Cody Reed won his Double-A debut, as he allowed the one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out five. The one negative was the walks, a season-high three of them. Mark Peterson and Daniel Stumpf each threw a perfect inning of relief, before Malcom Culver pitched a scoreless ninth.

Wilmington lost their first game in Frederick, 6-2.

Jack Lopez really likes hitting for power in Frederick. He hit his fourth homer of the season, a two-run shot in the third. It is his third home run in three straight games in Frederick.

Eric Skoglund lost his first game since pitching in the Carolina League All-Star Game. He allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out five. The Keys scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead. It started with two outs and nobody on base, then double, single, double, single, and double. Skoglund may have been a little too around the strike zone (69 pitches, 52 for strikes).

Lexington and Savannah were suspended with a 5-5 score in the fourth. The game will be completed on Monday, followed by a seven inning affair. The two teams still have Saturday night’s game to make up.

Ryan O’Hearn hit his South Atlantic League leading 17th home run of the season in the third, a three-run shot. Elier Hernandez hit a two out, solo homer in the first.

Idaho Falls busted out for a 25-2 victory over Grand Junction. The Chukars collected 28 hits and scored in every inning but the second and the ninth.

Every Chukar had at least two hits. Alexis Rivera went 4-for-4 with three walks and two home runs (a three-run shot and a solo shot). Pedro Gonzalez also hit two homers (4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBIs).

Marten Gasparini hit a solo homer in the first (3-for-6 with two runs scored). Joshua Banuelos and Brawlun Gomez each had three hits and three RBIs. Gomez fell a home run shy of the cycle.

The offensive outburst made a winner of Carlos Herrera, who allowed two runs on three hits and five walks over six innings. He struck out three. Alberto Rodriguez followed with two scoreless innings (one hit, three strikeouts).

*A roster update on Nick Green: he was not sent to Lexington like the Blue Rocks said, he is with Idaho Falls. He made his 2015 Chukars debut with a scoreless ninth (one walk, one strikeout).

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