KC Royals August 15th Minors Recap


Omaha lost their opener in Salt Lake, 5-3.

Troy Patton, who could opt out of his contract on Saturday, got the blown save and the loss, as he allowed an inherited run and two runs of his own in the bottom of the seventh. Three runs scored on an Orlando Calixte throwing error with two outs. Granted, Patton entered with two outs and walked the first two batters he faced.

Clayton Mortensen took the no decision, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four. Michael Mariot followed and allowed the unearned run on two hits over 1.2 innings. He struck out three.

The Storm Chasers collected five hits, all singles, by five different players.

NW Arkansas lost to Corpus Christi, 7-2.

Christian Binford took the loss, as he allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out one. Binford left with the bases loaded in the fifth in favor of Matt Murray, who escaped the jam. Murray allowed one run on one hit and a walk over three innings. He struck out five. His run scored once Daniel Stumpf entered in relief.

Bubba Starling returned to the lineup from a bout of strep throat and went 0-for-3 with a sac fly. Raul Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a double, but committed his 14th error of the season.

Terrance Gore pinch ran in the ninth and scored on Starling’s sac fly.

Wilmington won the slugfest in Potomac, 13-10. The two teams combined for 30 hits and six errors.

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Down 6-5 heading into the top of the sixth, the Blue Rocks scored seven runs, sending 12 men to the plate.

Robert Pehl

got the inning started with a walk (he would later double in a run).

Humberto Arteaga

singled in two runs and

Mauricio Ramos

singled in another, before

Ryan O’Hearn

homered for the second time in the game to give him four in High-A.

O’Hearn drove in a career-high six runs, going 4-for-5. He had not driven in a run since August 8th.

Lopez and Ramos each went 3-for-5, as Lopez led off the game with a homer. Logan Moon went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Alec Mills returned from the DL, but lasted just two batters into the 3rd inning. He allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out one. Luis Rico earned the win in relief, though he allowed two runs on four hits over four innings. He struck out two.

Things got interesting in the seventh with Evan Beal on in relief. He left with the bases loaded, one out, and four runs already in (two hits and four walks). Andrew Edwards entered and allowed one run, but it was unearned due to Jack Lopez‘ second error of the game. Edwards went on to throw 2.2 scoreless innings to earn his second save of the season.

Lexington was swept in their doubleheader in Rome, as they committed two errors in each game. The Legends lost the first game, 8-2.

Corey Ray took the loss, as he allowed all eight runs on 11 hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out two and induced nine ground outs. Brennan Henry followed with two hitless innings of relief with three strikeouts.

In the loss, Austin Bailey and Luis Valenzuela each had two hits. Bailey doubled and drove in a run.

The Legends lost the second game, 3-2.

Colin Rodgers took the loss, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on ten hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out three. Eric Stout entered with the bases loaded and induced an inning ending double play.

Chase Vallot had two of their five hits. He also drove in a run.

Idaho Falls walked off in their first game of their doubleheader over Helena, 8-7 in nine innings. That came after the Brewers scored four runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game.

With two outs, Joshua Banuelos doubled in the winning run. It was one of his four hits (two doubles) and three RBIs. Roman Collins went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in the third. Amalani Fukofuka, who scored the winning run, went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored. He also stole his ninth base.

Alberto Rodriguez won the game in relief, as he walked one over two scoreless innings. Carter Hope got the start for the Chukars and allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. Tripp Davis got the blown save, as he allowed an inherited run and two runs of his own on two hits while recording just one out.

Burlington lost to Danville, 2-1. The game was scoreless over the final six innings.

Igol Feliz took the loss, as he allowed two unearned runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out three and induced 14 ground outs.

Brandon Thomasson went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. Meibrys Viloria went 2-for-4 with a two out RBI. Jose Martinez also had two hits, but also committed two errors at shortstop.