June 23rd Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost to Memphis, 8-4.

omahaStorm Chasers starter Josh Staumont lasted just 1.1 innings, as he walked six and threw 61 pitches (just 25 for strikes). Staumont also hit a batter, threw a wild pitch, and balked, while striking out just one. Lefty Eric Stout entered with the bases loaded in the 2nd inning and stranded all three. Stout allowed just two hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out three.

The Storm Chasers collected nine hits, two each by Ruben Sosa, Billy Burns, and Raul Mondesi. Sosa stole two bases. Mondesi doubled and tripled, while driving in a run.

 

Double-A NW Arkansas lost in Tulsa, 8-2. They were hurt by three errors.

Naturals starter Emilio Ogando took the loss, as he allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits over six innings. He struck out five, but allowed two home runs.

The Naturals collected seven hits, three by Donnie Dewees. He tripled and scored a run and stole his 14th base of the season.

 

Wander Franco

Blue Rocks third baseman Wander Franco at the plate on April 10, 2016 (Jen Nevius).

High-A Wilmington came back to beat Salem, 4-3 for their first win of the second half. The Blue Rocks collected 15 hits, but went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position. Over the first six innings, the Blue Rocks scored just one run on 11 hits.

With the score tied at 3-3 in the top of the eighth, Wander Franco drove in the go ahead run with a two out single (Franco went 2-for-4).

Cody Jones went 4-for-4 with two doubles. Chase Vallot and Chris DeVito each had two hits in the win. Nate Esposito went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

Yunior Marte earned the victory in relief, as he stranded two runners in the seventh. Over 1.2 innings, Marte allowed a hit and hit a batter. Richard Lovelady earned his seventh save, as he struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings.

 

Low-A Lexington was rained out in West Virginia. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday.

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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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