KC Royals Minors Recap: Scott Blewett Shelled in Loss


The MLB All-Star Game brought a light night in minor league baseball, as the Lexington Legends were the only KC Royals minor league team in action.

The Legends lost their series opener in Delmarva, 18-6. They actually led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the 3rd inning.

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It was a rough night for the Legends pitchers and it began with starter

Scott Blewett

. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) on six hits and two walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out four, but allowed a two out, three-run home run in the 3rd inning.

Colin Rodgers entered in the fourth with a runner on base and allowed him to score (1.1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K).

Jake Newberry allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over two innings. Nik Stephenson allowed seven runs on four hits (including a two-run homer) and two walks while recording just two outs in the 8th inning. Brennan Henry got the final out in the eighth on a strikeout (though he walked a batter).

The Legends actually collected 12 hits, but went just 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Leadoff hitter Corey Toups extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a 2-for-5 night. He also stole his 23rd base of the season.

Chad Johnson went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Alexis Rivera went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. He also threw a runner out at the plate.

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