A – Lexington Legends (13-20)
The KC Royals Class-A team started their week in the final game of a series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers (fun name).
After winning the first two games in the series, the Legends dropped game #3. Righty prospect Gerson Garabito threw six innings of one run ball.
The Legends then stayed on the road for a series with the West Virginia Power. Friday night’s contest was a high scoring affair, with the Legends falling 12-6. The Legends tried big international signee Marten Gasparini, now playing outfield, at leadoff. He responded with a two hit game. Travis Eckert and Ofriedy Gomez struggled though, giving up 16 hits and 12 runs.
It was then more of the same on Saturday night. Good hitting, bad pitching. Even though he didn’t get a hit, Khalil Lee impressed at the plate, walking three times. Chris DeVito and Meibrys Viloria also continued to kill the ball, each going deep.
The Legends then split the next two games and ended up splitting the series with the Power.
They judged started a new series, playing the Grasshoppers again, this time at home. They fell 12-1 last night, with the bullpen really struggling.
Player of the Week – Meibrys Viloria: After a rough start to his first full season in the minors, Viloria went on a tear this week. He was named the Sally League Player of the Week, collecting 8 hits in 15 at bats, slugging two homers.