Royals Minor League Report: June 28
Omaha Storm Chasers (40-36)
Omaha 4, Round Rock 0
WP: John Lamb (8-1)
The Omaha Storm Chasers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over Round Rock. Matt Fields had a big day, scoring three of the four runs for Omaha and recording key hits in both of the Storm Chasers two-out rallies. John Lamb picked up the win and tossed five scoreless innings for Omaha, becoming the first pitcher in the Pacific Coast League to record eight wins. Kris Medlen was scheduled to make a rehab start today.
NW Arkansas Naturals (42-34)
NW Arkansas 12, Tulsa 1
WP: Cody Reed (1-0, 6-5 overall)
HR: Alex Liddi 2 (6, 7), Zane Evans (6 with NW Arkansas, 10 overall)
Northwest Arkansas exploded on offense, picking up 16 hits on Sunday against Tulsa. Alex Liddi launched his sixth and seventh home runs of the season and ended up 3-for-4 on the day. Cody Reed made a dominant debut for the Naturals after being called up from High-A Wilmington on Wednesday. The 46th overall pick by Kansas City in 2013 gave up only one run and four hits in six innings of work.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (40-33)
Frederick 6, Wilmington 2
LP: Eric Skoglund (6-3)
HR: Jack Lopez (4)
The Blue Rocks took their first lost of the second-half on Sunday, falling 6-2 to the Frederick Keys. Wilmington took an early 2-0 lead in the third inning with the help of a two-run blast by Jack Lopez. Eric Skoglund let the lead slip away in the fifth inning, allowing four runs to the Keys. Skoglund is now 6-3 with a 3.12 ERA, which is the highest his ERA has been since he gave up five earned runs on April 23.
Lexington Legends (33-39)
Lexington 5, Savannah 5 - suspended in fourth inning
HR: Elier Hernandez (5), Ryan O'Hearn (17)
The Legends were postponed at Savannah on Sunday and will resume the game from that point on Monday afternoon. Ryan O'Hearn hit his South Atlantic League-leading 17th home run in the third inning for Lexington.
Idaho Falls Chukars (4-7)
Idaho Falls 25, Grand Junction 2
WP: Carlos Herrera (1-1)
HR: Gasparini (2), Gonzalez 2 (2, 3), Rivera (5)
The Chukars broke a handful of team records and scored the most runs in organizational history since 2004 when they became a Royals affiliate. Every player in the Idaho Falls batting order had at least two hits, and all but one player had three or more hits.
Burlington Royals (2-4)
Game One (Nine Innings)
Burlington 7, Johnson City 8
LP: Alex Luna (1-1)
HR: Brandon Dulin (1), Brandon Thomasson (1)
Game Two (Seven Innings)
Burlington 6, Johnson City 1
WP: Julio Pinto (1-0)
HR: Brandon Dulin (2)
Surprise Royals (5-2)
Surprise 6, Arizona Indians 4
WP: Arnaldo Hernandez (1-1)
SV: Tyler Carvalho (1)
Surprise came back from a 3-1 deficit after the first inning with the help of shortstop Ricky Aracena who went 3-for-4 for the Royals. Arnaldo Hernandez tossed four scoreless innings and picked up the win.