Royals Farm Report: May 19

Omaha was suspended in the ninth inning on Thursday, while the NW Arkansas Naturals and Wilmington Blue Rocks prevailed in a pair of shutouts. Unfortunately, the day's biggest news was the early departure of Naturals starter John Lamb, who left his start with "elbow discomfort" after recording just two outs. Click inside to read the day's full minor league report.

Triple-A: Las Vegas 7, Omaha 5 (Game Suspended in 9th inning)

Note: The Storm Chasers held a 5-3 lead entering the top of the ninth inning, but the 51s plated four runs in the frame and had the bases loaded with no outs when rain halted play. The game is scheduled to resume at 6:15 p.m. on Friday.




Double-A: NW Arkansas 2, Tulsa 0

W: Eduardo Paulino (1-0, 3.16)
S: Kelvin Herrera (1)
HR: Salvador Perez (3)

Summary: Naturals starter John Lamb recorded just two outs on Thursday before leaving the game with what was described as "elbow discomfort." The bullpen took over and combined for 8.1 shutout innings, allowing a two-run home run by Salvador Perez to stand as the difference in the game. Eduardo Paulino was credited with the win after four shutout innings, while Kelvin Herrera recorded his first Double-A save with a perfect ninth.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Seratelli, 1B 4 0 2 0 .282 BB
Bianchi, SS 5 0 0 0 .242 K
Romak, DH 3 0 0 0 .261 BB
Smith, LF 4 0 0 0 .227 K
Lisson, 3B 3 1 1 0 .279 BB
Perez, C 4 1 2 2 .265 HR (3), K
Francis, RF 3 0 0 0 .158 BB
Mertins, 2B 4 0 0 0 .227 2 K
Van Stratten, CF 3 0 0 0 .235 BB


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Lamb 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.09
Sisk 3.1 1 0 0 0 4 0 4.50
Paulino (W, 1-0) 4.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.16
Herrera (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.60





High-A: Wilmington 1, Salem 0

W: Justin Marks (2-2, 5.82)
S: Brendan Lafferty (1)
HR: Deivy Batista (1)

Summary: The Blue Rocks recorded one hit – a third inning solo home run by Deivy Batista – but it was all they needed as starter Jusin Marks and reliever Brendan Lafferty combined for a six-hit shutout. Marks fanned seven in seven innings of work, while Lafferty recorded his first save of the season.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Merrifield, CF 4 0 0 0 .315 2 K; Snapped 10-gm hitting streak
Testa, RF 3 0 0 0 .275 BB, K, PO
Navarro, 2B 3 0 0 0 .317 K
Whittleman, 1B 2 0 0 0 .252 BB
Ferguson, LF 3 0 0 0 .176 K
McClure, SS 3 0 0 0 .159 K
Graterol, C 3 0 0 0 .160 K
Lewis, DH 3 0 0 0 .215 K
Batista, 3B 3 1 1 1 .216 HR (1)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Marks (W, 2-2) 7.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 5.82
Lafferty (S, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 2.51





Low-A: Cedar Rapids 3, Kane County 1

L: Leondy Perez (1-5, 3.02)
HR: None

Summary: Kane County starter Leondy Perez tossed another "quality" start, but the Cougars recorded just three hits en route to a disappointing 3-1 loss to the Kernels. The Cougars' only run came on an RBI double by second baseman Yowill Espinal in the second inning.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Hall, DH 4 0 0 0 .301 K
Stovall, 3B 3 0 0 0 .292 BB
Llanos, CF 4 0 0 0 .245 K, OF Assist
Caseres, 1B 2 0 0 0 .231 BB, HBP
Jenkins, C 4 1 0 0 .250  
Beltre, RF 3 0 0 0 .226 BB
Aparicio, LF 3 0 1 0 .148 K, HBP
Espinal, 2B 3 0 1 1 .191 2B (3), BB, K
Liberto, SS 2 0 1 0 .190 BB
- Adams, PH 1 0 0 0 .205 K


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Perez (L, 1-5) 6.0 7 3 3 0 5 1 3.02
Hodge 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5.85


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