Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 19

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 19

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 19
Omaha Storm Chasers (77-52)

Omaha 5, Nashville 1
WP: Jake Odorizzi (10-2 with Omaha, 14-4 overall)
HR: David Lough (10), Rey Navarro (1 with Omaha, 4 overall), Irving Falu (6)

Jake Odorizzi led Omaha to a second straight win over Nashville. The right-hander yielded a run on four hits and two walks over 7.0 innings. David Lough, Rey Navarro and Irving Falu hit solo homers. Navarro's home run came in his second game at the Triple-A level. Wil Myers raised his average with Omaha to .300 with a 3-for-3 day plus a walk. Myers has a combined 99 RBI with Northwest Arkansas and Omaha.

NW Arkansas Naturals (17-37 in second half, 54-70 overall)

Frisco 3, NW Arkansas 0 (Game One - Seven Innings)
LP: Noel Arguelles (3-13)
HR: None

Frisco 3, NW Arkansas 1 (Game Two - Seven Innings)
LP: Justin Marks (3-5)
HR: None

The Naturals lost a pair of seven-inning contests at Frisco. Northwest Arkansas fell short after loading the bases in the ninth inning of game two. Whit Merrifield went a combined 3-for-7 with a run for the Naturals.

Wilmington Blue Rocks (29-26 in second half, 58-67 overall)

Lynchburg 3, Wilmington 2
LP: Nick Graffeo (0-2 with Wilmington, 0-3 overall)
HR: None

Wilmington fell short in a bid for a four-game sweep vs. Lynchburg. The Blue Rocks scored two in the first, with Cheslor Cuthbert and Murray Watts each driving in a run. Starter Leondy Perez scattered six hits and two runs through 6.0 innings. Lynchburg took the lead on an unearned run in the ninth.

Kane County Cougars (28-27 in second half, 62-63 overall)

Burlington 7, Kane County 4
LP: Jason Mitchell (4-6)
HR: None

Kane County let a 4-3 lead slip away as Burlington plated four in the eighth. Malcom Culver tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief. He teamed with second baseman Justin Trapp to turn a triple play on a pop out bunt in the fifth. Alex Llanos had three hits and a run for the Cougars. Chris Elder added two hits and two RBI.

Idaho Falls Chukars (11-10 in second half, 28-31 overall)

Missoula 11, Idaho Falls 8
LP: Matt Strahm (1-2)
HR: Jared Schlehuber (2), Diego Goris (7 with Idaho Falls, 10 overall)

Idaho Falls finished with a 2-2 mark at Missoula. The teams combined for 73 runs in the series. Nic Cuckovich was a homer shy of the cycle as he went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Diego Goris missed the triple in his cycle bid as he posted three hits and three runs. The Greybirds return home to face Billings (Reds).

Burlington Royals (35-20)

Burlington 8, Greeneville 4
WP: Daniel Hernandez (5-1)
SV: Daniel Stumpf (4)
HR: Mark Threlkeld (9), Alex Hudak (1)

Burlington salvaged the finale of a three-game set at Greeneville. Mark Threlkeld hit a two-run homer in the third and Alex Hudak added his first pro home run in the sixth. Daniel Hernandez (6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO) allowed all four runs on a pair of home runs.

Surprise Royals (18-29)

Surprise 5, Arizona Dodgers 2
WP: Hunter Haynes (2-3)
SV: Jose Brazoban (3)
HR: None

Surprise rallied with four in the ninth to snap a four-game skid. Luis Villegas tied the game at 2-2 with a sac fly and Jerrell Allen cleared the bases with a three-run triple. Futures Game representative Yordano Ventura made a rehab start, fanning seven while allowing three hits, a run and a walk over 3.2 IP.