KC Royals Minors Recap: Sean Manaea Makes Blue Rocks Debut


Omaha won their series finale against Round Rock, 5-3.

Kris Medlen made the rehab start, his first for the Storm Chasers, and allowed two runs on three hits over 3.2 innings. He struck out two. Medlen picked a runner off first base and allowed a LONG home run.

Matt Murray earned the win in relief, as he allowed a run on two hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. Louis Coleman earned his sixth save, but made it interesting in the ninth (while allowing Murray’s run).

In the fifth, Paulo Orlando hit a two out, two-run home run to give the Storm Chasers the lead. Brett Eibner and Orlando Calixte each had two hits in the win.

NW Arkansas began their All-Star break today and return to action on Thursday at Frisco.

Wilmington beat Frederick, 11-3.

Sean Manaea made his Blue Rocks debut (in just his second appearance of the season) and earned the victory. He allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits over five innings. He struck out eight and picked two base runners off first base.

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The Keys scored two runs in the first off Manaea, helped out by two

Jack Lopez

errors and a steal of home.

Cam Gallagher and Mauricio Ramos both hit home runs and had three hits in the game. Ramos drove in four runs and Gallagher doubled twice. Alfredo Escalera also had three hits and two RBIs. He also stole his first base as a Blue Rock.

Lexington split their doubleheader in Savannah. The Legends won the suspended game, 8-5. The score was 5-5 after four innings when the game was suspended on Sunday.

Corey Ray won the game in relief, as he allowed just one hit and walked two over four scoreless innings once game resumed on Monday. He struck out three. Jake Newberry earned his fourth save with a perfect ninth.

Elier Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Ryan O’Hearn went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and five RBIs. Corey Toups went 3-for-4 with three runs scored from the leadoff spot.

The Legends lost the seven inning contest, 3-1. They had eight hits, but went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Hernandez went 2-for-3 in the loss.

Colin Rodgers dropped to 1-6 on the season, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over 2.1 innings. He struck out two. Torey Deshazier walked one over 3.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Idaho Falls lost to Grand Junction, 8-5. The Chukars collected 16 hits, but went 4-for-21 with runners in scoring position.

The top four in the Chukars lineup had two hits each. Leadoff hitter D.J. Burt had two hits and three RBIs.

Hunter Haynes took the loss, as he allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. He allowed two homers in the fifth that broke the 1-1 tie.

Burlington beat Bluefield, 4-1.

The KC Royals top pick in 2015, Ashe Russell, made his professional debut. He pitched two scoreless innings, but walked four while striking out one.

Igol Feliz earned the win in relief, as he allowed an unearned run on one hit and a walk over six innings. Feliz induced 12 ground outs. The Blue Jays collected their first hit, a single, to lead off the 8th inning.

On offense for the Royals, Brandon Dulin collected three hits, including a two out, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth. Brandon Thomasson collected two hits, including a double.

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