May 30th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost their series finale to El Paso, losing 12-0. The Chihuahuas scored eight runs in the top of the ninth to break the game open.

omahaMike Minor made his third rehab start with the Storm Chasers and allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings to take the loss.

After Mark Peterson pitched two perfect innings of relief, things fell apart in the ninth. Andrew Edwards saw his ERA rise from 0.00 to 5.63, as he allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits and a walk while recording just one out. Edwards was pulled with one out and the bases loaded in favor of Benino Pruneda, who allowed a grand slam to Ryan Schimpf (his second home run of the game).

The Storm Chasers collected seven hits, all singles. Travis Snider went 2-for-4. Catcher Zane Evans made his Triple-A debut and went 1-for-3. He also had a passed ball and was called for catcher’s interference.

Double-A NW Arkansas starts a six-game homestand Tuesday night, welcoming San Antonio and Corpus Christi (the two teams they just played on the road) to town.

Wilmington_Blue_Rocks_2010_2High-A Wilmington lost their series finale in Myrtle Beach, 4-2. After an off day on Tuesday, the Blue Rocks play three games against first place Lynchburg at home.

In the first inning, the two-hole hitters for both teams hit home runs. Cody Jones led off the game for the Blue Rocks with a single and came around to score on Humberto Arteaga‘s two-run home run. Chicago Cubs prospect Gleyber Torres homered to cut the lead to 2-1.

That score held until the fourth when the Pelicans tied it and then the fifth when they took the lead against Blue Rocks starter Corey Ray (6IP, 8H, 3R, 2BB, 3K).

The Blue Rocks collected nine hits, two each from the top three hitters in their lineup (Jones, Arteaga, and Alfredo Escalera). However, there was just one for extra bases and they went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Low-A Lexington lost their series opener to Greensboro, 4-3 in ten innings. That came after Marten Gasparini hit a leadoff home run to tie the game in the ninth.

Torey Deshazier worked out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth when he entered in relief of Franco Terrero (3.1IP, 2H, R, 2BB, K). However, Deshazier’s wildness beat him. With two outs and no one on base in the top of the tenth, he struck out what should have been the final batter of the inning. But a wild pitch allowed that runner to reach. After a walk, Deshazier allowed an RBI single.

The Legends went down in order in the bottom of the tenth, striking out in their final two at-bats.

The Legends collected seven hits, two by Samir Duenez. However, they went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position and struck out 15 times (seven times by their 4-5 hitters).

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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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