KC Royals Yordano Ventura Makes Second Rehab Start for Omaha


Omaha lost to New Orleans, 2-0. The Storm Chasers got a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth, but three straight strikeouts ended the game.

Yordano Ventura made his second rehab start for the Storm Chasers. Though he was a little wild (three walks, a hit batter, and balk), he was solid. Ventura allowed one run on three hits while striking out four. The run scored after he was pulled from the game in the sixth in favor of Brian Broderick.

Andy Ferguson was next and pitched a scoreless seventh, but allowed a run to score on a walk, a single, and two wild pitches. Ferguson worked out of a two on, two out jam in the ninth.

The Storm Chasers collected six hits, two by Brett Eibner.

NW Arkansas begins play following the All-Star break on Thursday night in Frisco. Hopefully Raul Mondesi will be back in action (back issues again).

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lost their series opener to Lynchburg,


. The Hillcats blew the game open with three runs in the top of the ninth (double, triple, and a two-run home run) off Blue Rocks reliever

Ashton Goudeau

, who was in his third inning of relief.

Jake Junis was the hard luck loser, as he allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out four. Junis was hurt by three Mauricio Ramos errors at third base (Ramos went 2-for-4 with a double at the plate).

Both of the Blue Rocks runs scored with two outs. Cody Stubbs and Frank Schwindel each had two hits in the loss.

*In roster news, Eric Skoglund was activated and reliever Andrew Edwards was placed on the DL.

Lexington was rained out in Rome. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 15th. The two teams will continue the series on Thursday night.

Burlington beat Bluefield, 5-4. The Royals scored five runs in the bottom of the third.

The KC Royals other first round pick, Nolan Watson, made his professional debut in the start. Watson allowed two hits and two walks over 2.2 innings. He struck out three.

Chase Darhower earned the victory, though he allowed four runs (three earned) on ten hits over 4.2 innings of relief.

Austin Bailey went 2-for-3 with a two out, two-run home run in the third. Brandon Dulin followed with a solo shot. Riley King went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

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