June 24th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost to Memphis, 3-1.

Danny Duffy

The Royals Danny Duffy warming up in the bullpen in Baltimore on April 26, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Lefty Danny Duffy made his first rehab start, lasting 2.2 innings. He allowed two hits and a walk. One of the hits was a two out, two-run home run in the 3rd inning. Duffy struck out three.

Yender Caramo followed and allowed a run on four hits and three walks over five innings. Al Alburquerque stranded two runners in the eighth (1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K).

The Storm Chasers out-hit the Redbirds, 9-6, but went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and struck out ten times. Raul Mondesi, Jorge Soler, and Brayan Pena each had two hits in the loss. All three doubled, Mondesi drove in a run, and Pena scored a run.

*Catcher Cam Gallagher was out of the lineup for the second straight game. He was pinch-hit for on Thursday. Also, reliever Mark Peterson was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies.


Double-A NW Arkansas lost their second straight in Tulsa, 3-2.

The Naturals had tied the game in the top of the 8th inning after a leadoff pinch-hit triple by Donnie Dewees and a sac fly from Samir Duenez. However, the Drillers scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the inning on a wild pitch by Naturals lefty reliever Sam Selman.

The Naturals collected five hits, two from All-Star shortstop Humberto Arteaga.


High-A Wilmington lost in Salem 6-3. The Red Sox scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

The Red Sox collected two hits and three walks off Blue Rocks reliever Franco Terrero (1-4). He walked in a run and then allowed a two-run single. He did strike out two to end the inning.

The loss came after the Blue Rocks tied the game in the top of the 7th inning on a Roman Collins solo home run (2-for-4 with a double).

All-Star starter Cristian Castillo escaped jams in the second and fourth innings before allowing two runs in the fifth. He then allowed a solo home run in the sixth.

*South Atlantic League All-Star reliever Grant Gavin made his Blue Rocks debut with 2/3 of an inning (a ground out and a strikeout).

**Outfielder Kort Peterson missed his second straight game, after getting injured in Thursday night’s game. Pitcher Colin Rodgers was placed on the DL (thanks milb.com) while Colton Frabasilio was added back to the roster.

***Didn’t mention this last night, but shortstop Nicky Lopez was back in the lineup. So no promotion yet.


legends logoLow-A Lexington split their doubleheader in West Virginia.

The Legends won the first game, 9-4. They hit two home runs: a three-run shot in the third from Meibrys Viloria (2-for-4) and a two-run homer in the seventh by Gabriel Cancel.

Emmanuel Rivera went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jon Dudek had two hits (including a double), an RBI, and two runs scored.

Ofreidy Gomez earned his fourth victory, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks over five innings. Gomez allowed a solo homer in the sixth.

The Legends lost the second game, 4-1.

The Legends collected just three hits, singles from Rivera, Dudek, and Yeison Melo. Their lone run came on a Dudek sac fly in the fourth.

Travis Eckert took the complete game loss, as he allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out four. Eckert allowed a three-run homer in the fifth that gave the Power the lead.

*In roster news, catcher Luis Villegas was added to the roster. He started the second game and batted fifth. He went 0-for-3. Pitcher Geoffrey Bramblett was sent to rookie level Idaho Falls.


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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