KC Royals Minors Recap: Andy Ferguson Dominates in Victory


Omaha beat Iowa, 7-2.

Andy Ferguson allowed a solo home run with two outs in the top of the first and then two hits (including an RBI double) in the second. He then retired 13 in a row with four strikeouts. Matt Murray earned his first Triple-A save with three hitless innings of relief. He struck out two.

Brett Eibner went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a three-run homer, and five RBIs. Jose Martinez doubled and homered.

*Lefty Brandon Finnegan was optioned back to the Storm Chasers and hopefully he can get back on track.

NW Arkansas had their opener against Frisco rained out. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday night. Thursday night’s game can be seen LIVE on CBS Sports. Christian Binford is scheduled to start for the Naturals.

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. The Blue Rocks scored four runs in the bottom of the first.

Zach Lovvorn made his Blue Rocks debut and made one bad pitch, a three-run home run in the top of the second. He settled down from there to throw seven innings. Lovvorn retired ten in a row before a one out single in the fifth (which was erased on a pickoff). He struck out three of the final four batters he faced.

Humberto Arteaga also made his Blue Rocks debut, batting seventh as the DH. He went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Santiago Nessy delivered a two out, two-run double in the bottom of the first.

Lexington walked off over Savannah with a 2-1 victory. They scored in the first and last inning.

With two outs and nobody on base in the bottom of the ninth, Samir Duenez worked a walk. DonAndre Clark followed with an infield single. That brought up Luis Valenzuela, who singled to left for the walk off winner (his second hit of the game).

Ryan O’Hearn also had two hits and drove in the first inning run.

Evan Beal earned the win in relief. Scott Blewett got the start and allowed one hit and walked two over five scoreless innings. He struck out four. Eric Stout made his Legends debut and got the blown save. He allowed one run on three hits over three innings.

Idaho Falls beat Great Falls, 6-2.

The Chukars scored four runs in the top of the first on six hits (they had 12). Jeckson Flores, Marten Gasparini, Nick Dini, and Ryan Dale each had two hits in the win. Gasparini hit two doubles and scored two runs. Dini drove in two runs.

Tripp Davis earned the win in relief of Carter Hope (3.1IP, 5H, 2R, BB, K). Davis walked one over 5.2 scoreless innings while striking out four. It was Hope’s Idaho Falls debut.

Burlington beat Bristol, 6-5.

Anderson Miller broke the 4-4 tie with his first professional home run, a two-run shot in the top of the seventh. He also doubled and scored two runs. Ben Johnson went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple.

Daniel Concepcion earned the victory in relief. He allowed one run on four hits over three innings.

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