August 4th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha won their second straight over Sacramento, this time by a 4-1 score.

Raul Mondesi

Shortstop Raul Mondesi during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Raul Mondesi, in just his second game back after about three weeks off due to an injured back, put the Storm Chasers on the board in the 2nd inning with a two out, two-run home run. He would be replaced on defense in the sixth.

Cheslor Cuthbert, who continues his rehab assignment with Omaha, hit a two out solo homer in the fifth (2-for-4 with a double). Billy Burns and Frank Schwindel each had two hits in the win. On the negative side, Burns was caught stealing for the 11th time.

Storm Chasers starter Christian Binford picked up the win, as he allowed a run on seven hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out six. Kyle Zimmer earned his second save, as he struck out two over the final 1.2 innings.

 

Double-A NW Arkansas lost their second straight in Springfield, this time losing by a 2-0 score.

The Naturals collected just three hits, two by Paulo Orlando, who is continuing his rehab assignment. Orlando also walked twice.

Naturals starter Jake Kalish was the hard luck loser, as he allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out three.

 

High-A Wilmington lost to Frederick, 5-0.

The Keys pounded out 15 hits, nine coming off Blue Rocks starter Scott Blewett (5IP, 9H,  3R, BB, 3K). Luis Rico followed with three scoreless innings of relief (4H, 0BB, 3K). The Keys tacked on two runs of insurance in the ninth against Jacob Bodner, though both were unearned.

The Blue Rocks collected six hits, two each from Nick Heath and Jecksson Flores (both doubled). However, Heath was picked off and committed two fielding errors in right field that cost them two runs in the ninth.

*Second baseman DJ Burt was pinch-hit for in the 2nd inning. He lined out in his only at-bat.

 

Low-A Lexington had their game in Hickory postponed due to rain. 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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