Royals Minor League Report: May 17

Royals Minor League Report: May 17

Royals Minor League Report: May 17
Omaha Storm Chasers (25-16)

Tacoma 3, Omaha 2
LP: Will Smith (1-3)
HR: None

Omaha lost at home as Tacoma's Guillermo Quiroz drove in all three runs. His solo homer in the seventh gave the Rainiers a 3-2 edge. Will Smith yielded three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk over 7.2 IP. Wil Myers made his Triple-A debut, going 2-for-5 with an RBI. Myers left the Texas League as the leader in average (.343). He was also tied for second in home runs (13) and third in RBI (37). Right-hander Jake Odorizzi is scheduled to make his Triple-A debut tonight.

NW Arkansas Naturals (23-17)

NW Arkansas 2, Tulsa 1
WP: Noel Arguelles (2-3)
SV: Ethan Hollingsworth (1)
HR: None

The Naturals held on for a four-game sweep at Tulsa. Noel Arguelles limited the Drillers to a run on seven hits over 6.0 innings. Ethan Hollingworth scattered three hits over 3.0 scoreless innings for the save. Sharlon Schoop finished 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Eric Duncan singled home John Whittleman in the sixth to provide the go-ahead run. The Naturals open a four-game set at Arkansas (Angels) this evening.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (17-22)

Wilmington 2, Lynchburg 1
WP: Yordano Ventura (2-3)
SV: Chase Boruff (1)
HR: None

Wilmington earned a 2-2 split at Lynchburg. Alex McClure's single in the seventh drove home Cheslor Cuthbert, breaking a 1-1 tie. Yordano Ventura (6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) allowed a lone run on a homer in the fifth. He lowered his season ERA to 2.97 (13 ER in 39.1 IP). Leondy Perez scattered two hits over 2.0 innings and Chase Boruff tossed a 1-2-3 ninth.

Kane County Cougars (22-19)

Cedar Rapids 7, Kane County 5
LP: Nick Graffeo (0-1)
HR: Michael Antonio (2), Murray Watts (8)

Kane County lost a back-and-forth contest as the Kernels scored a run in the ninth and two in the 10th. Michael Antonio hit a two-run homer in the second. Murray Watts added a solo shot later in the inning. Antonio has two home runs and nine RBI over his last four games.