April 29th Minors Recap

It was a short night of baseball for the KC Royals minor league system, as the top two levels were rained out (along with the Royals).

Triple-A Omaha was rained out at home against Oklahoma City. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.

*In roster news, reliever Seth Maness was activated from the DL, as infielder Carlos Diaz was “sent” to Idaho Falls.

Double-A NW Arkansas was rained out in Tulsa. The game will be made up on June 15th as part of a doubleheader. The two teams will continue the series on Sunday afternoon.

br-25th-anniversary-logoHigh-A Wilmington lost their second straight in Buies Creek by a 3-0 score. The Blue Rocks have now lost six in a row and look to at least get one win on this road trip on Sunday afternoon.

The Blue Rocks collected just two hits, both singles. Wander Franco singled in the second, but Chase Vallot, who had walked earlier in the inning, was thrown out trying to get to third base to end the inning. Nicky Lopez singled in the sixth. They did walk four times, but struck out 12 times and hit into a double play.

Scott Blewett was the hard luck loser. After he allowed a run on three hits and a walk in the first, Blewett settled down after a leadoff walk in the second. He allowed just one more hit over the next five innings (he retired 11 in a row before allowing a single with two outs in the fifth).


Low-A Lexington lost to Hagerstown, 5-4 in 11 innings.

The Legends scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 4-4 on a passed ball. They had the bases loaded with one out, but could not scratch the winning run across.

Travis Eckert took the loss in relief, as he allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings. Ofreidy Gomez got the start for the Legends and allowed a run on two hits and two walks over the first five innings. He struck out four.

The Legends collected eight hits, with Mark Sanchez going 2-for-4 with a double in his first start. On offense, they struck out 13 times.


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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