May 8th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha began their game in Salt Lake in a rain delay and then lost 5-3. They blew a 3-0 lead late.

Luke Farrell

Right-hander Luke Farrell during spring training 2016 (Jen Nevius).

Storm Chasers starter Luke Farrell carried a no-hitter into the sixth, when he allowed a single to Sherman Johnson. Two runs scored in that inning. In the seventh, the Bees chased him from the game as they tied the game at 3-3. Bobby Parnell escaped a bases loaded jam in the seventh, but then allowed back-to-back singles to start the 8th inning. In came lefty Eric Stout, who after a sac bunt, allowed a two-run single to former Royal Rey Navarro to give the Bees the lead.

The Storm Chasers out-hit the Bees, 12-8. Dean Anna went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Raul Mondesi, Paulo Orlando, and Ramon Torres each had two hits in the loss. Orlando hit two doubles and threw a runner out at second base from right field.


Double-A NW Arkansas walked off against Arkansas, 3-2. The Naturals scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth.

With one out in the ninth, Frank Schwindel singled and was pinch run for by Logan Moon. Mauricio Ramos followed with a single to move Moon to third base. Ruben Sosa followed and reached on a bunt. Two batters later and with two outs, catcher Allan de San Miguel singled to center for the walk off win.

The comeback victory made a winner of reliever Pedro Fernandez, who allowed a hit and walked one over 2.2 innings. He struck out four. Naturals starter Corey Ray allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks over 6.1 innings. He struck out four.

The Naturals took a 1-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the first on a Samir Duenez home run (he went 2-for-4).


High-A Wilmington enjoyed the day off, as they begin a homestand on Tuesday night. Blue Rocks outfielder Elier Hernandez was named the Carolina League Player of the Week.


legends logoLow-A Lexington beat West Virginia to split the four game series, winning the finale, 6-3. After enjoying Tuesday off, the Legends return home for three games against Greensboro.

The Legends scored in every inning from the third to the seventh. Chris DeVito hit his 11th home run in the 5th inning. He went 4-for-5, falling a triple short of a cycle. Just named South Atlantic League Player of the Week Meibrys Viloria hit two doubles. Kort Peterson went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Garrett Davila improved to 3-0 on the season, as he allowed three runs on seven hits, three walks, and three hit batters over five innings. He struck out two. Jaces Vines earned his third save with four scoreless innings of relief. He allowed five hits and walked one while striking out three.


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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