April 27th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha (and the entire Pacific Coast League) enjoyed the day off. The Storm Chasers continue their home stand tomorrow with OKC coming to town.

nwaDouble-A NW Arkansas lost their day game in Springfield, losing 8-1. Home runs were key in the game.

Naturals starter Jake Junis took the loss, as he lasted just 3.2 innings. He allowed five runs on eight hits (including two home runs). Junis did strike out eight. However, he has now given up six home runs, two each in his last three starts.

After Benino Pruneda allowed one hit over 2.1 scoreless innings, lefty Sam Selman once again struggled. He allowed three runs on four hits and a walk in an inning of work. He also allowed a homer. Selman’s ERA is 15.19.

The Naturals lone run came via Frank Schwindel‘s homer in the ninth. He went 2-for-4 with a double, as did Hunter Dozier. The Naturals collected eight hits and walked three times, but went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

High-A Wilmington lost their seventh straight, losing in Carolina, 3-1.

The Blue Rocks collected just five hits, three by nine-hole hitter Austin Bailey. Ryan O’Hearn‘s hitting streak came to an end at 12 games.

Ashton Goudeau took the loss in relief, as he allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out three and picked off a base runner. Josh Staumont made his second start, allowing one run over five innings with nine strikeouts. However, he walked four, hit one, and threw three wild pitches (92 pitches, 50 for strikes).

The Mudcats continued their running ways against the Blue Rocks, stealing three bases tonight against Staumont and catcher Chad Johnson.

legends logoLow-A Lexington lost their second straight in Columbia, losing 7-2.

The Legends collected eight hits, with three players having two-hit games (Chase Vallot, Amalani Fukofuka, and Cody Jones). Jones hit his second triple. Fukofuka threw out a base runner at third base from right field. Vallot committed his third error and sixth passed ball.

Emilio Ogando made his first start and took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out six. After Jacob Bodner allowed an inherited run to score in the sixth, Julio Pinto allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over the final two innings.


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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