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Monday in the minors: Dyson shines, Duffy struggles in rehab assignments at Omaha

Updated: 2013-06-11T05:09:53Z


The Kansas City Star

Danny Duffy had a rough outing in his first start for Class AAA Omaha on Monday at Nashville, but Jarrod Dyson and Brett Hayes helped the Storm Chasers come away with a 10-7 win.

Duffy, who is on a rehab assignment as he comes back from Tommy John surgery, allowed seven runs on seven hits with two walks and no strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Duffy threw 33 of his 58 pitches for strikes.

After the game, Duffy tweeted: “I wish there was an erase and re-record button in baseball. But i'll do better next time. #NoWorries”

Nashville scored three in the first off Duffy, but Omaha got two in the second and six in the third. The Sounds scored four in their half of the third and knocked out Duffy.

That made 8-7, but Omaha scored two in the sixth. Jarrod Dyson, who also is on a rehab assignment (high ankle sprain) singled and stole second. Christian Colon then walked and Dyson took third on a wild pitch.

Christian Colon walked to load the bases and Xavier Nady walked to bring home Dyson. After an out, Max Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly to make it 10-7.

Dyson went three for three with a double and two walks and four stolen bases. Hayes continued his assault of Nashville pitching as he had two homers and four RBIs. It was the third time he has hit two home runs against Nashville this season. All six of his homers have come against Nashville.

while Nady and designed hitter Max Ramirez each had two RBIs.

Omaha drew nine walks, including two each by Dyson, Colon, Nady and Johnny Giavotella.

Low A Lexington

Bubba Starling hit his seventh home run of the season and started the Legends’ comeback as they beat Rome 3-2.

The Braves led 2-0 when Starling led off the fourth inning with his home run. It stayed 2-1 until the seventh when the Legends started a two-out rally. Kenny Diekroeger drew a walk and moved to third when Ethan Chapman reached on a bunt single and advanced to second on a throwing error.

Terrance Gore followed with a two-run single that scored both runners.

Daniel Stumpf, 4-4, allowed just two runs on two hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out six.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

The Naturals rallied, then held on for a 6-5 win against Arkansas.

Trailing 4-1, Juan Graterol opened the third with a single for Northwest Arkansas. After an out, Orlando Calixte walked, but Brian Fletcher hit into fielder’s choice that put runners on the corners.

Matt Fields and Yem Prades each followed with RBI singles to make it 4-3 and Mitch Canham’s double brought home Fields and Prades to make it 5-4.

In the seventh, Orlando Calixte doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Fields’ one-out single. That proved to be a key run, because in the ninth, Zach Johnson gave up a two-out triple and a n RBI single, but he struck out Robbie Widlansky to end the game.

J.C. Sulbaran, 2-3, pitched four innings of scoreless relief, and gave up just two hits, walked one and struck out four.

High-A Wilmington

Left-hander Sam Selman endured a nightmarish start as he failed to record an out in his start in the Blue Rocks’ 9-0 loss at Salem.

Selman, the Royals’ second-round in the 2012 draft, gave up eight runs (six earned) on five hits and two walks without a strikeout. The big blow was Henry Ramos’ three-run homer.

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