Royals Farm Report: April 26

Salvador Perez homered and doubled on Tuesday

Rain was again the biggest story on Tuesday, wiping out the Omaha Storm Chasers' series finale in Nashville and suspending the Blue Rocks' game with the Lynchburg Hillcats. Meanwhile, the NW Arkansas Naturals survived a lengthy rain delay to complete a doubleheader split with the Springfield Cardinals. Read all about the day's action inside.

Triple-A: Omaha at Nashville – Postponed (rain)

Next Game: The first place Storm Chasers were rained out on Tuesday, and they'll now have to wait until Thursday for their next attempt at their ninth straight win. After an off-day on Wednesday, Omaha (12-7) will host the second place Iowa Cubs (10-9) for a four-game series.

PCL North Division Standings

CLUB
W
L
PCT
GB
Omaha
12
7
.632
--
Iowa
10
9
.526
2.0
Nashville
8
11
.421
4.0
Memphis
7
12
.368
5.0





Double-A: NW Arkansas 4, Springfield 3 (7 innings – Game 1)

W: Edgar Osuna (3-0, 4.67)
S: Patrick Keating (2)
HR: Salvador Perez (2)

Double-A: Springfield 3, NW Arkansas 2 (7 innings – Game 2)

L: Chris Dwyer (1-2, 4.19)
HR: Nick Van Stratten (2), Anthony Seratelli (2)

Brief Summary: The Naturals and Cardinals split a doubleheader on a cold, rainy night in Springfield. In the first game, catcher Salvador Perez launched a solo home run down the left field line, breaking a 3-3 tie and propelling NW Arkansas to victory. The Naturals lost the nightcap, however, despite a strong performance by starter Chris Dwyer, who allowed just one earned run on three hits and a walk over six innings.

Other Notes: RC was at both games, so stay tuned for a complete report – along with some other features – over the next couple of days…Wil Myers told us prior to the first game that he doesn't expect to play in this series with Springfield. The Royals are being cautious with the young outfielder, who is nursing a bruised knee. He did, however, take infield and batting practice prior to the game…Christian Colon committed his first error of the season on a slow bouncer to short in the third inning. It was a costly miscue, leading to two unearned runs.

Next Game: The Naturals (9-7) and Cardinals (7-11) hook up for the third game of their four-game set on Wednesday afternoon. John Lamb (0-1, 5.56) is slated to start for NW Arkansas.

Game 1

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Robinson, CF 1 0 0 0 .255 BB, 2 SAC
Colon, SS 4 0 1 1 .222 PO
Bianchi, 2B 4 0 0 0 .321 K
Romak, 1B 3 0 1 0 .283 2B (6), 2 K
Smith, DH 3 0 0 0 .303 K
Perez, C 3 1 2 1 .298 2B (4), HR (2)
Lisson, 3B 2 0 0 0 .333 BB
Seratelli, LF 3 1 2 0 .278 2B (4)
Van Stratten, RF 3 2 2 0 .250 2B (1)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Osuna (W, 3-0) 5.0 6 3 3 2 7 2 4.67
Santiago 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.08
Keating (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7.27


Game 2

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Robinson, CF 3 0 0 0 .241 K
Colon, SS 3 0 0 0 .211 2 K, E (1)
Bianchi, DH 3 0 1 0 .322 2B (6), K
Romak, 1B 3 0 1 0 .286 K
Smith, LF 2 0 0 0 .286 SAC, 2 K
Mertins, 3B 3 0 0 0 .263  
Seratelli, 2B 3 1 1 1 .282 HR (2)
Van Stratten, RF 3 1 1 1 .255 HR (2), K
Theriot, C 2 0 1 0 .429 2B (2)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Dwyer (L, 1-2) 6.0 3 3 1 1 4 0 4.19





High-A: Wilmington 0, Lynchburg 0 (Game suspended in 3rd inning)

Next Game: The Blue Rocks (12-5) and Hillcats (4-12) will resume their suspended affair prior to Wednesday's scheduled game. Bryan Paukovits (0-0, 3.86) will take the mound for the restart, and Justin Marks (1-0, 5.65) will start the seven-inning game that will follow the completion of the suspended contest.

Carolina League Northern Division Standings

CLUB
W
L
PCT
GB
Wilmington
12
5
.706
--
Frederick
7
10
.412
5.0
Potomac
6
10
.375
5.5
Lynchburg
4
12
.250
7.5





Low-A: Cedar Rapids 8, Kane County 4

L: Leondy Perez (0-3, 4.42)
HR: None

Brief Summary: Kane County starter Leondy Perez recorded just one out while surrendering six runs in the first inning, and the Cougars never recovered, falling 8-4 to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Brian Fletcher continued his hot pace by going 4-for-4 with a double, while Alex Llanos and Ryan Stovall each finished 2-for-4.

Other Notes: Prior to the game, the Cougars placed southpaw Crawford Simmons on the seven-day disabled list with a sore elbow. Outfielder Julio Aparicio was assigned to Kane County to take his place on the active roster. Read our report on the transaction here.

Next Game: The Cougars (7-12) and Kernels (12-6) wrap up their three-game set on Wednesday afternoon. Keaton Hayenga (1-0, 5.14) will start for Kane County, looking to prevent a sweep.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Llanos, CF 4 1 2 0 .310 2B (6), BB
Espinal, 2B 3 2 0 0 .196 BB, K
Fletcher, LF 4 1 4 1 .366 2B (4)
Jenkins, C 4 0 1 0 .286  
Stovall, 3B 4 0 2 1 .366 E (3)
Adams, RF 4 0 0 0 .180 K
Beltre, DH 4 0 0 0 .190 2 K
Watts, 1B 3 0 0 0 .218 BB, K
Hall, SS 4 0 0 0 .327 3 K


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez (L, 0-3) 0.1 5 6 5 1 0 0 4.42
Wooley 4.0 4 2 2 2 5 0 4.63
Odenbach 1.2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1.93
Byrne 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.00


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