August 2nd Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha enjoyed Wednesday off before they begin a four-game series with Sacramento.

 

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Blue Rocks first baseman Samir Duenez on June 30, 2016 (Jen Nevius).

Double-A NW Arkansas won their series finale over Arkansas, 7-2. The Naturals now head to Springfield for four games.

The Naturals hit three solo home runs, including the first for outfielder Cody Jones (2-for-3). Samir Duenez went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a homer, falling a triple short of a cycle. Alfredo Escalera went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, and three RBIs.

In his best start since his demotion to Double-A, Josh Staumont earned the victory (his first). He allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out two. Yunior Marte stranded a runner in the sixth, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings of relief (H, 2BB, K).

*Third baseman Hunter Dozier began his rehab assignment. He batted third, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Dozier struck out twice and was replaced on defense in the sixth.

 

High-A Wilmington had their series finale with Buies Creek rained out (cancelled because they do not play each other again). The Blue Rocks welcome Frederick to town for four games, sitting a game and a half behind the Keys for third place.

*The Blue Rocks got catcher Nate Esposito back from Triple-A (he was in the starting lineup tonight).

 

Low-A Lexington lost their series finale to West Virginia, 11-8. The Legends head out on the road for seven games, beginning in Hickory Thursday night.

The Legends came back with three runs in the bottom of the ninth, sending seven men to the plate, but could not complete the comeback.

The Legends collected eight hits and worked ten walks, but hit into four double plays. John Brontsema went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Starter Nolan Watson took the loss, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk over 4.1 innings.

*Reliever Tyler Fallwell was activated from the DL and pitched the ninth (H, 9R, 0BB, 0K).

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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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