KC Royals Wandy Rodriguez Makes Omaha Debut

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Omaha split their series in Salt Lake, winning the finale, 7-3.

The Storm Chasers collected 12 hits, with all but one being singles. Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double. Casey Kotchman went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Leadoff hitter Whit Merrifield went 2-for-5, while Jose Martinez went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Wandy Rodriguez made his Omaha debut and recorded just two outs in the fifth, but threw 36 pitches. He allowed a run on three hits and a walk and left with the bases loaded. Michael Mariot got a pop out to escape the jam.

Mariot allowed a hit over 2.1 scoreless innings. He struck out two to earn the win. Troy Patton followed with two hitless innings of relief.

Chris Dwyer got the start and allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks over four innings.

*To make room for Rodriguez, reliever Paul Clemens was sent to NW Arkansas.

NW Arkansas lost their series opener in San Antonio, 3-0.

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The Naturals collected just three hits, all singles. They committed two errors, had a passed ball, and hit into two double plays.

Kyle Zimmer took the loss, as he allowed all three runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five. Sam Selman allowed two hits in his scoreless inning, before Mark Peterson needed just nine pitches in the eighth.

Wilmington returned home and lost their doubleheader to Potomac. The Blue Rocks lost the first game, 5-0 and collected just two hits.

Matt Strahm took the loss, as he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out five. Strahm allowed a solo home run to rehabbing big leaguer Reed Johnson in the third.

The P-Nats scored three runs in the top of the seventh against Robinson Yambati, but none were earned due to a leadoff fielding error at third base. Yambati went on to allow a double, a triple, and two wild pitches in the inning.

The Blue Rocks lost the second game, 4-2.

Jake Junis took the loss, as he allowed all four runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out eight, but allowed a two-run homer in the fourth. Matt Alvarez pitched a perfect seventh, throwing just eight pitches.

The Blue Rocks collected five hits, two by leadoff hitter Carlos Garcia.

Lexington lost to West Virginia, 7-6. The Power broke the tie with a run in the top of the ninth.

The two teams combined for 28 hits. The Legends hit two solo homers, one by Samir Duenez (one of his two hits) and one by Brandon Downes.

Leadoff hitter Corey Toups went 2-for-4 with a double. Chad Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Wander Franco went 4-for-5 with an RBI.

Nik Stephenson took the loss, as he allowed two inherited runs plus two of his own (though one scored after he was pulled). He allowed a two out, three-run home run in the fifth.

Idaho Falls lost to Billings, 3-1.

The Chukars scored their lone run in the first on two walks and a sac fly. They collected just four hits, two by Marten Gasparini. He also stole three bases (he now has 23), but also committed his 33rd error at shortstop.

Daniel Concepcion took the loss, as he allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out two. Matt Portland walked two over two hitless innings of relief. Tripp Davis allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out six.

Burlington lost to Pulaski, 10-1. The Yankees hit three home runs.

Nolan Watson took the loss, as he allowed six runs on four hits and two walks over two innings (plus two batters into the third). He struck out three, but allowed a two out, two-run homer in the second. Chase Darhower allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six, but allowed two solo homers. Alex Luna allowed a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings while striking out three.

The Royals collected six hits, two by Xavier Fernandez (including a double).

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