August 9th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost in Memphis, 3-2 in ten innings.

omahaWith the bases loaded and one out, reliever Jake Newberry (who was making his Triple-A debut) allowed an RBI single to left field to set off the Memphis celebration.

The top two in the Storm Chasers order: Dean Anna and Raul Mondesi, each had two hits in the loss. Anna scored both runs.

Starter Christian Binford allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out six. Kevin Lenik continued to impress, as he pitched three scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit and walked one while striking out four.


Double-A NW Arkansas won their second straight over Midland, this time by a 6-4 score. The Naturals took their first lead with a three-run bottom of the eighth.

With the bases loaded and one out, Anderson Miller tied the game with a ground out. Nick Dini followed with a two-run double (one of his three hits).

The comeback made a winner of reliever Yunior Marte, who pitched two scoreless innings (H, 0BB, 3K). Mark Peterson earned his second save since re-signing with the Royals (1IP, H, 0BB, K).

Leadoff hitter Jack Lopez, in his second game back from Triple-A, hit a three-run home run in the fifth (he went 2-for-4). Third baseman Mauricio Ramos was hit by a pitch in the 8th inning and pinch run for (hopefully he is okay).

*In roster news, starter Emilio Ogando was back with the Naturals one day after starting for Triple-A Omaha.


High-A Wilmington lost in Down East, 7-5. The Blue Rocks came back and tied the game in the top of the eighth only to see the Wood Ducks retake the lead in the bottom of the inning.

Jose Veras took the loss, as he allowed two runs on three hits over two innings of relief. He struck out two. Starter Colin Rodgers allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. Jacob Bodner allowed one of two inherited runs to score in the 4th inning (2.1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 3K).

Leadoff hitter Nick Heath went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. After an ugly debut last night (0-for-5 with four strikeouts and an error), John Brontsema went 2-for-4 with a double.

*In roster news, the Blue Rocks received outfielder Yeison Melo from Low-A Lexington, as fellow outfielder Jose Sanchez was sent to rookie level Burlington.


Low-A Lexington was swept in Asheville, losing the finale, 3-2 in ten innings. The Legends now return home for four games against Charleston.

The Legends collected six hits, but struck out 12 times. Khalil Lee doubled twice. Vance Vizcaino went 2-for-4 with a run scored and his fifth stolen base.

Legends reliever Matthew Wynne took the loss, as he allowed a two out RBI single to set off the Tourists’ celebration (2.2IP, 3H, R, 2BB, 2K). Starter Garrett Davila allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over just three innings. He struck out two. Vance Tatum followed with four scoreless innings of relief. He allowed three hits and struck out five (56 pitches, 36 for strikes).


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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