KC Royals: Breaking Down the Minor Leagues One Month In
A+ – Wilmington Blue Rocks (13-19)
The Wilmington Blue Rocks kicked off their week playing the Down East Wood Ducks. They started the series off on the right foot, winning 10-0. This was a relieving performance by a Blue Rocks offense that had been struggling. Everybody in the lineup, but Roman Collins, got a hit. One of the better pitching prospects in the KC Royals organization, Scott Blewett, threw seven zeros.
The Blue Rocks ended up winning 3 of 4 against Down East. Led by the offense, the lineup averaged eight runs per game in this series.
An off day on Monday cooled the team off. That got back at it on Tuesday, this time against the Potomac Nationals, only scoring three runs in the series opener. The Blue Rocks got to see one of the best prospects in all of baseball this series, facing Victor Robles. That didn’t scare Foster Griffin though, as he led the KC Royals High-A team to the victory. Yunior Marte pitched the ninth, getting his first win.
Making up a game from earlier in the year against Potomac, Wilmington played a doubleheader on Wednesday. Losing the first game 6-1, Scott Blewett couldn’t put together two good starts.
The Blue Rocks ended up splitting the doubleheader, winning 4-3 in the second game.
Player of the Week – Foster Griffin: Griffin continued his fine season Tuesday, pitching well against a good Potomac lineup. He went eight innings, allowing two runs, striking out six. Griffin now has the 10th best FIP in the Carolina League, along with the 10th best K/9.