KC Royals Regular Season Finale Minors Recap


Omaha lost their regular season finale to Nashville, 6-3.

Chris Dwyer was the hard luck loser, as he allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out two. With the depleted pitching staff (Joba Chamberlain and Louis Coleman were added to the big league roster), the Storm Chasers brought in reinforcements for the final game from Double-A and High-A.

Matt Murray returned to Omaha and allowed three runs on five hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. Robinson Yambati made his Triple-A debut and stranded a runner in the ninth while recording two outs. Luis Rico was also added, but did not pitch.

The Storm Chasers collected just four hits, including a double by Angel Franco.

Jose Martinez did not play, meaning he won the Pacific Coast League batting title with a record .384 batting average.

NW Arkansas lost their regular season finale to Arkansas, 3-2. The Travelers clinched the second half title and will meet the Naturals in the Division Series beginning Wednesday night.

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The Naturals collected seven hits, including two doubles.

Alex Liddi

went 2-for-4 with his 39th double and an RBI.

Paul Clemens got the start and allowed a run on three hits and a walk over the first two innings. Eric Stout made his Double-A debut and took the loss. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over 2.1 innings.

Sam Selman followed with 1.2 hitless innings of relief with three strikeouts. Aroni Nina threw a perfect inning on nine pitches before Daniel Stumpf worked around a hit in the eighth.

Wilmington won their regular season finale, 5-4 over Myrtle Beach. The Blue Rocks start their Division Series on Wednesday night in Lycnhburg.

A five-run bottom of the second propelled the Blue Rocks to victory. Jack Lopez came through with the big hit, a two out, bases clearing double.

That made a winner of Jake Junis for the first time since July 17th. He allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out two. Matt Alvarez rebounded from a rough August where according to manager Brian Buchanan, he was “out of whack with his delivery”. Alvarez allowed a run on one hit and two walks over 2.2 innings.

Estarlin Cordero allowed an inherited run to score in the eighth, but earned his 11th save with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Elier Hernandez went 2-for-3, while Santiago Nessy went 3-for-4.

*In roster news, Mike Hill and Brandon Downes were added to the roster. Both made their debuts on defense in the 6th inning (Hill at third base and Downes in centerfield) and both struck out in their only at-bats.

Lexington lost their regular season finale to Hagerstown, 6-2.

Corey Ray took the loss, as he allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out eight. Nik Stephenson followed and allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over three innings. Both allowed solo home runs.

Austin Bailey went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Brian Bien also had two hits in the loss.

Idaho Falls lost to Orem, 10-3.

The Chukars collected just four hits, two by Brawlun Gomez, who hit a solo home run in the sixth.

Arnaldo Rodriguez took the loss in the start, as he allowed six runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out three in his first outing with the Chukars.