April 25th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha won their fourth straight, beating Colorado Springs, 9-4. Down 4-2, the Storm Chasers scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth.

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Tony Cruz at the plate during spring training 2016 (Jen Nevius).

Tony Cruz hit the first of his two home runs in the sixth to give them the lead (he had five RBIs). Whit Merrifield, Cheslor Cuthbert, Travis Snider, and Clint Barmes also had two hits in the win. Cuthbert homered in the first, Barmes doubled twice, and Snider tripled.

Clayton Mortensen earned the win in relief of lefty Jonathan Dziedzic (5IP, 6H, 3R, 4BB, 5K, HR, and a pickoff). Mortensen allowed a solo homer in the top of the sixth. Brian Duensing threw two scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts.

Reymond Fuentes was pinch-hit for in the fifth. He was 0-for-1 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base.

Double-A NW Arkansas lost their series opener in Springfield, losing 4-3 in walk off fashion.

With two outs and runners at first and second base, Yender Caramo allowed a two-run double to set off the Cardinals’ celebration.

Naturals starter Matt Strahm allowed two solo home runs in the first two innings. Overall, he allowed five hits and walked one over seven innings. Strahm struck out five and picked off a base runner.

The Naturals scored a run in the fourth on a double play and two in the fifth on Raul Mondesi‘s home run. Leadoff hitter Ramon Torres and Zane Evans each had two hits in the loss.

 

Wilmington and Lexington both enjoyed days off and begin road series on Tuesday.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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