August 13th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha won their third straight over Iowa, this time by a 5-2 score. All of the runs scored via the home run.

omahaStorm Chasers starter Brian Flynn allowed a two out, two-run homer in the first. That was all he allowed over 6.1 innings (6H, BB, 4K).

With two outs in the 3rd inning, Raul Mondesi hit a solo home run. Two batters later, Jorge Soler hit a two-run homer to give Omaha the lead. Soler would add a solo shot in the sixth.

Ryan O’Hearn played right field for seven innings. He hit a solo homer in the sixth. Frank Schwindel went 2-for-4 with a double. Brayan Pena also had two hits in the win.

Jake Newberry stranded a runner in the seventh (1.2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K) before lefty Sam Selman earned his first save by striking out the side in the ninth (around a double and a wild pitch).

 

Double-A NW Arkansas swept their home series over Frisco, winning the finale, 3-0.

Mauricio Ramos ST

Mauricio Ramos during spring training 2016 (Jen Nevius).

The Naturals scored all three runs in the bottom of the fifth with two outs. It came on one swing of the bat by Mauricio Ramos, who hit his ninth home run of the season. Donnie Dewees had two hits in the win. Anderson Miller went 3-for-4 with a double and his first Double-A stolen base.

Starter Emilio Ogando picked up his eighth win, as he pitched seven scoreless innings. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out three. Yunior Marte earned his first Double-A save with two scoreless innings (H, K).

 

High-A Wilmington lost their series finale in Salem, 5-2. The Blue Rocks had their chance in the ninth, but had two base runners picked off first base, including Nick Heath to end the game with another runner on third base.

The Blue Rocks collected just four hits, including a two-run home run from Brandon Downes (his 12th of the season).

Cristian Castillo took the loss, as he allowed all five runs (two earned) on five hits, two walks, and two hit batters over just 3.2 innings. He struck out four. Justin Camp followed and stranded two inherited runners in the fourth (2.1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K). Camp and then Jose Veras (2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K) both threw just 18 pitches each.

 

Low-A Lexington was swept in their four-game series against Charleston, losing the finale, 9-2. The Legends have now lost eight in a row.

Ofreidy Gomez took the loss, as he allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings. He allowed two home runs. Michael Silva followed with two scoreless innings (2H, BB, K).

Emmanuel Rivera doubled twice in the loss (he now has 25 on the season). He also drove in two runs to give him 65 RBIs on the season. Oh and his .305 batting average is third in the South Atlantic League.

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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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