July 29th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost their series opener to Fresno, 5-0.

omahaIt was a rough home debut for Storm Chasers starter Andres Machado. In his second Triple-A start, Machado struggled with his command over his four inning stint. He walked four and allowed six hits (including a solo home run) and four runs (two earned). He threw 52 of his 93 pitches for strikes.

Kevin Lenik made his third Triple-A appearance, but allowed a run on two hits in his one inning of work. Lefty Brian Flynn followed with three scoreless innings while striking out four.

Frank Schwindel extended his hitting streak to 15 games, as he went 2-for-4. Catcher Cam Gallagher hurt his foot, forcing Nate Esposito into the game in the fourth. He went 1-for-3. The Storm Chasers collected seven hits, but went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times.


nwaDouble-A NW Arkansas broke their losing streak with a 3-2 victory against Springfield.

The Naturals made five singles enough and three straight one out walks and a RBI hit batter in the 8th inning. Leadoff hitter Donnie Dewees went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

In the top of the ninth, the Cardinals scored a run, aided by an error, but right fielder Anderson Miller threw the tying run out at the plate.

Naturals starter Emilio Ogando evened his record to 7-7, as he allowed just one run on five hits and a walk over six-plus innings. He struck out five. Lefty Tim Hill allowed an unearned run on three hits over three innings.


High-A Wilmington split their doubleheader in Carolina. The Blue Rocks won the first game, 4-3. They collected just three hits.

DJ Burt doubled to lead off the seventh, stole third base with one out, and scored on a wild pitch with two outs to break the tie. Three Mudcats errors and five walks led to two unearned runs.

AJ Puckett picked up his ninth win, as he allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out three. Luis Rico earned the save by throwing just ten pitches in the bottom of the ninth.

The Blue Rocks lost the second game, 5-0.

Starter Scott Blewett took the loss, as he allowed all five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four.

The Blue Rocks collected four hits, two by leadoff hitter Burt. He also stole his 32nd base. Catcher Nick Hutchins made his High-A debut and went 1-for-3.


legends logoLow-A Lexington ended their losing streak, beating Kannapolis, 2-0.

The Legends scored both of their runs in the bottom of the first. With two outs, Joe Dudek doubled in both runs.

Starter Ofreidy Gomez picked up the win, as he allowed five hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out eight. Garritt Davila earned his third save with three scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and struck out four.


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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