KC Royals Bubba Starling Leaves Game with Bruised Knee
By Jen Nevius
Omaha lost in walk off fashion for the second straight day in Nashville. The Storm Chasers lost on Saturday night in ten innings, 4-3.
With the bases loaded and one out, All-Star Louis Coleman hit a batter for the walk off loss.
John Lamb returned to the Storm Chasers after his one day callup to the KC Royals. He got the start and allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He struck out seven. Brian Broderick followed and threw 2.2 innings. He left with a runner on base and lefty Troy Patton allowed it to score in the 8th inning (Patton got the blown save).
Brett Eibner‘s solo home run in the sixth gave the Storm Chasers the 3-2 lead. He drove in two runs on two hits. Reymond Fuentes went 3-for-5, while Balbino Fuenmayor had two hits in the loss.
*Infielder Gabriel Noriega was demoted to Double-A.
NW Arkansas beat Springfield, 9-2.
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The Naturals used the long ball, as they hit three of them. It started withBubba Starling
with one out in the first. With one on and two outs in the first,Hunter Dozier
hit a homer.Frank Schwindel
hit his first Double-A home run in the second (one of his two hits).Parker Morin
also had two hits and three RBIs in the win.
Starling was carted off the field after crashing into the wall trying to rob a home run. KC Royals fans across Twitter were freaking out, but according to Naturals manager Vance Wilson, his knee is bruised and likened it to a catcher taking a foul tip.
All of that offense made a winner on Jonathan Dziedzic, who allowed two solo home runs over six innings. Overall, he allowed six hits while striking out seven.
Wilmington lost their season finale to Frederick, 8-1.
It was a rough start for Luis Rico, who was pulled with two on and one out in the 5th inning. Rico walked a season-high five batters. In came Torey Deshazier to make his High-A debut. He walked the first two batters he faced to force in a run. Deshazier allowed one of Rico’s runs to score (one was thrown out at the plate on a force out), along with three of his own.
Deshazier did pitch a scoreless sixth (1.2IP, 2H, 3R, 3BB, 0K).
Evan Beal also made his High-A debut and pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and struck out two.
On offense in the loss, Carlos Garcia and Alfredo Escalera each had two hits.
Lexington lost to West Virginia, 7-2.
Corey Ray took the loss, as he allowed five runs on six hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out one. Nik Stephenson followed and allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over the final three innings. He allowed a one out, two-run homer in the seventh.
On offense, Corey Toups went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
*In roster news, 2015 pick Anderson Miller was added to the Legends roster.
Idaho Falls lost to Great Falls, 13-6.
Dylan Sons took the loss, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out five, but also allowed a two-run homer. Tripp Davis escaped a two on jam in the fourth to throw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Brian Bayliss was next and allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks over 1.2 innings. He allowed a solo homer. Matt Portland escaped a two on jam in the eighth to throw 1.1 scoreless innings.
Roman Collins went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Joshua Banuelos hit a two out, two-run home run in the sixth.
Burlington lost to Elizabethton, 15-10.
The Twins scored six runs in the top of the ninth, along with six runs in the 2nd inning.
Nolan Watson got the start and allowed five runs on three hits and two walks over 1.2 innings. He struck out two. Andre Davis allowed two inherited runners to score, along with three of his own over 2.1 innings. Davis allowed five hits (including a three-run homer) and walked two while striking out three.
Chase Darhower allowed a run in the sixth and left in the ninth with two men on base (both scored). Over four innings, Darhower allowed five hits while striking out four. Matt Ditman got the blown save, as he allowed four unearned runs of his own on two hits and a walk. One of those hits was a two out, two-run home run.
Xavier Fernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBIs, and three runs scored. Jose Martinez had two hits and three RBIs from the leadoff spot for the Royals.