KC Royals July 12th Minors Recap
By Jen Nevius
Omaha began their All-Star break and are back in action on Thursday night in Nashville. The Storm Chasers host the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday night with three All-Stars.
NW Arkansas lost their second straight to Midland (and seventh in a row) with a 2-0 loss on Sunday.
The Naturals collected six hits, all singles. Frank Schwindel had two of them.
Miguel Almonte was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out five. J.C. Sulbaran followed with three scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts. Benino Pruneda pitched a scoreless ninth.
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*In roster news, infielderAngel Franco
was added back to the roster from a few days with Omaha. He batted leadoff, played second base, and went 1-for-3 with a walk.
Wilmington held on to beat Lynchburg, 5-3.
Blue Rocks starter Luis Rico allowed a two out, two-run home run to Hillcats slugger Nellie Rodriguez in the first (it was the first hit of the game). He would allow four more hits and two more walks over five innings. Rico struck out eight.
The Blue Rocks came back with four runs in the top of the third, capped by a Cody Stubbs two-run double. Mauricio Ramos had three hits in the win, while Dexter Kjerstad had two hits.
Yender Caramo pitched two perfect innings of relief with two strikeouts. Kevin McCarthy earned his fourth save, despite allowing another Rodriguez homer.
Lexington had their series finale against Savannah rained out on Sunday. The game will not be made up. It is the second cancelled game of the week for the Legends.
Idaho Falls played a doubleheader at Missoula and lost both games. The Chukars lost the first game, 3-2.
Todd Eaton took the loss, as he allowed all three runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out two. Nick Green pitched a perfect sixth.
The Chukars collected seven hits, including doubles by Ryan Dale and Amalani Fukofuka.
The Chukars lost the second game, 4-1. They scored a run in the seventh on two walks, a hit batter, and two wild pitches.
Roman Collins went 2-for-3 in the loss.
Brandon Thomas took the loss, as he allowed three runs on five hits and a walk over five innings. He allowed a solo home run in the first. Stephen Milligan allowed a run on three hits and a walk in the sixth.
Burlington beat Danville, 9-3. The Royals had a five-run fourth and a four-run seventh.
Brandon Thomasson went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and two RBIs. Anderson Miller also had two hits and two RBIs in the win.
Nolan Watson made his third professional start and allowed a run on six hits over three innings. Chase Darhower earned the victory, as he allowed two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out five.