May 10th Minors Recap

It was a light day in the KC Royals farm system with the two upper levels teams enjoying Wednesday off. The Royals did make some roster moves, with more expected in the minor leagues tomorrow.

High-A Wilmington played a doubleheader with visiting Potomac.

The Blue Rocks lost the first game, 6-1. They took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third on an Anderson Miller RBI single, which extended his on-base streak to 24 games.

Unfortunately, it was too much Taylor Gushue, the P-Nats catcher. He hit two, two-run home runs off Blue Rocks starter (and loser) Scott Blewett: one in the fourth and one in the sixth. Blewett allowed all six runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out three. Franco Terrero struck out two over 1.1 hitless innings of relief.

Travis Maezes

Blue Rocks first baseman Travis Maezes at the plate on April 23, 2017 during Game 2 versus Winston-Salem (Jen Nevius).

For the second straight night, the Blue Rocks walked off against Potomac, as they won Game 2, 4-3 in 11 innings (the game was scheduled for seven innings).

With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, Travis Maezes drove in two runs with a single to right. Miller scored the first run, as he extended his on-base streak to 25 games with a one out single.

It was a back-and-forth affair all night.

The Blue Rocks took a 1-0 lead in the second on a Maezes two out RBI single. The P-Nats would tie the game in the top of the fourth against Blue Rocks starter Colin Rodgers (4IP, 3H, R, 0ER, BB, 8K).

The P-Nats took a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth against reliever Jake Kalish (2IP, 2H, R, BB, 2K), but the Blue Rocks re-tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a Cody Jones sac fly (Maezes scored the tying run).

In the top of the 11th inning, Gabe Cramer allowed a two out RBI single to give the P-Nats the lead again before Maezes’ heroics. Cramer struck out eight over three innings to pick up the victory.

 

Low-A Lexington lost their series opener with Greensboro, 12-1.

The Legends scored their lone run in the bottom of the eighth on a Marten Gasparini sac fly. They collected just five hits, all singles.

Gerson Garabito was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two unearned runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out six.

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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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