Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 26

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 26

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 26
Omaha Storm Chasers (80-56)

Omaha 7, New Orleans 2
WP: Donnie Joseph (1-0 with Omaha, 9-3 overall) HR: None

Omaha closed out the home schedule by reaching 80-plus wins for the sixth time in 44 seasons. The Storm Chasers jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first. All nine batters in the lineup recorded a hit on the day, with Rey Navarro driving in a pair. Starter Chris Dwyer allowed two runs on eight hits and four walks over four IP. Donnie Joseph followed with two scoreless innings to earn his first win since being acquired on July 31 in the Jonathan Broxton trade. New Orleans was 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

NW Arkansas Naturals (19-42 in second half, 56-75 overall)

Tulsa 6, NW Arkansas 3
LP: Noel Arguelles (3-14) HR: Carlo Testa (15)

Northwest Arkansas fell to 0-2 in a three-game set at Tulsa. Noel Arguelles was solved for five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks over six innings. Carlo Testa stopped Joe Gardner's shutout bid with a solo shot in the seventh. The Naturals scored two runs without a hit in the ninth. Whit Merrifield had two singles, extending his hitting streak to six games (.333, 9-for-27).

Wilmington Blue Rocks (32-31 in second half, 61-72 overall)

Wilmington 1, Lynchburg 0 (Game one -- seven innings)
WP: Jason Adam (6-12) SV: Robinson Yambati (four with Wilmington, six overall)
HR: None

Lynchburg 3, Wilmington 2 (Game two - seven innings)
LP: Elisaul Pimentel (3-3 with Wilmington, 5-8 overall)
HR: None

Wilmington split a pair of seven-inning contests at Lynchburg. Jason Adam fired six shutout innings in game one, scattering five hits and a walk while fanning five. Matt Fields' sac fly in the sixth scored Brett Eibner for the game's only run. Elisaul Pimentel started game two, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk over 4 2/3 innings. Orlando Calixte had two hits and both runs for the Blue Rocks, who lead Frederick by a half-game in the second-half race.

Kane County Cougars (31-31 in second half, 65-67 overall)

Burlington 7, Kane County 6
LP: Jose Brazoban (1-1 with Kane County, 2-4 overall) HR: None

Kane County dropped to three games behind Burlington in the Wild Card chase with eight games to play. The Cougars took a 6-3 lead with a four-run sixth, only to have Burlington score four in the seventh. Tim Ferguson posted two hits and two RBIs. Starter Jason Mitchell yielded three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks through 5 2/3 innings.

Idaho Falls Chukars (14-14 in second half, 31-35 overall)

Missoula 9, Idaho Falls 0
LP: Sam Selman (5-3) HR: None

Idaho Falls was blanked in the rubber game against Missoula. Sam Selman allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and five walks over three innings. The lefty fanned four, bringing his league-leading total to 84 in 55 1/3 IP. Nic Cuckovich and Carlos Garcia posted two hits apiece.

Burlington Royals (39-25)

Bristol 5, Burlington 2
LP: Freddy Rodriguez (2-2) HR: None

Burlington lost the opener, as Bristol broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run fifth. Freddy Rodriguez allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk over 4 1/3 IP. Terrance Gore posted a single, a walk and both Burlington runs. Patrick Leonard and Mark Threlkeld each drove in Gore. Leonard leads the team with 45 RBI, while Threlkeld is second with 40.

Surprise Royals (21-31)

The Royals were off on Sunday. They are the home team tonight vs. the Rangers.