June 7th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost their series to Nashville, 13-4. The Storm Chasers now head out on the road for 12 games beginning Thursday.

omahaLefty Jonathan Dziedzic took the loss (1-6), as he allowed five runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. Only one of the runs was earned. Clayton Mortensen allowed three runs over two innings of work. Matt Murray allowed five runs over the final two innings. He allowed three home runs.

Two of the four runs scored via solo home runs: one by Orlando Calixte in the seventh and the other by Irving Falu in the eighth (both went 2-for-4). Parker Morin went 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.

Double-A NW Arkansas lost both games of their doubleheader in Tulsa to start their road trip. The Naturals lost the first game, 3-1.

They collected seven hits, all singles. Carlos Garcia and Jack Lopez each had two hits in the loss. The Naturals also hit into two double plays and committed three errors.

Eric Skoglund took the loss, as he allowed all three runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out five. Kyle Bartsch allowed one hit over two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

The Naturals lost the second game, 6-4 in walk off fashion in eight innings. Eric Stout took the loss, as he allowed a one out, two-run homer in the eighth.

Naturals starter Alec Mills had allowed two solo home runs prior to the fifth, when he allowed an RBI single and was pulled with two outs. In came lefty Tim Hill, who allowed the tying run to score on a double.

Bubba Starling and Logan Moon each had two hits in the loss. Starling drove in three runs and stole his ninth base.

After being picked off in the first game, Terrance Gore stole two bases in the second game to give him 13 on the season.

High-A Wilmington lost their series in Winston-Salem, losing the finale 5-4. The Blue Rocks head home and begin a seven-game homestand on Thursday night.

In the top of the ninth, the Blue Rocks had a run in and the bases loaded with one out (a single and three walks), but Elier Hernandez struck out and Austin Bailey grounded out to end the game.

Josh Staumont dropped to 1-6, as he allowed all five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out three. Lefty Luis Rico allowed a hit and walked one over three scoreless innings. He threw just 36 pitches, 22 for strikes (compared to Staumont throwing 63 pitches through three innings).

The Blue Rocks collected eight hits, four of which were doubles. Catcher Chad Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

legends logoLow-A Lexington lost for the second straight day in Lakewood, 2-0.

Emilio Ogando was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk over seven-plus innings. He struck out eight. Ogando left with a run in and two runners on base in the eighth in favor of Matt Ditman, who escaped the jam.

The Legends collected six hits, two by Ben Johnson. However, Johnson flied out to end the game with two runners on base.

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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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