The K Zone

August 5, 2013

Zimmer suffers first defeat at Northwest Arkansas

Kyle Zimmer strikes out eight in 4 2/3 innings, but the Naturals lost 7-3 at Corpus Christi. Omaha's Everett Teaford lost despite pitching five no-hit innings.

The K Zone

Andy McCullough blogs about the Royals and baseball

Two-out hits proved to be a bugaboo for Kyle Zimmer on Tuesday as Class AA Northwest Arkansas lost 7-3 at Corpus Christi.

Zimmer allowed four runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. Three of the runs came after there were two outs in an inning. Zimmer struck out eight, walked two, hit a batter and allowed two homers. Of his 82 pitches, 54 were for strikes.

The Hooks hit a two-out solo homer in the first and got a two-out, two-run single in the second. Zimmer also allowed a solo homer in the fifth.

The Naturals trailed 4-2 when Corpus Christi scored three in eighth against Scott Alexander.

Third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert, right fielder Jorge Bonifacio and designated hitter Angel Franco each hit a solo homer for the Naturals. It was Bonifacio's first home run at Class AA.

Class AAA Omaha

Everett Teaford didn’t allow a hit for five innings, but gave up three runs in the sixth inning as Salt Lake beat the Storm Chasers 3-0.

Teaford allowed three hits, walked three and struck out six in seven innings. Michael Mariot gave up two hits in the eighth inning.

Irving Falu had two hits, Brian Fletcher had a double and Chris Getz was one for four.

Class A-Advanced Wilmington

Leonel Santiago allowed three hits in a five-inning complete game and beat Salem 3-0 in a rain-shortened contest.

Santiago walked one and didn’t have a strikeout.

Jared Schlehuber hit a two-run homer in the third inning. Justin Trapp had two hits, including a double, and added an RBI in the top of the fifth.

Class A Lexington

Cameron Gallagher’s fifth-inning hit scored Raul Mondesi and Bubba Starling and gave the Legends a 4-3 win against Asheville.

Lexington trailed 3-0 early, but it got two in the second inning and then went ahead to stay on Gallagher’s hit.

Starling went two for three and stole a base, while Mondesi and Alex Hudak each had two hits.

Terrance Gore, who was hit in the head by a pitch on Monday, didn’t play. But he is expected back in the lineup on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s starter Miguel Almonte allowed three runs on six hits in four innings. He struck out four and walked one. Zeb Sneed, 1-0, allowed just one hit in 3 2/3 innings. John Walter got his seventh save by pitching a scoreless 1 1/3 innings.

Rookie-Advanced Idaho Falls

Ogden scored eight in the top of the first and beat the Chukars 14-5.

Idaho Falls starter Tyler Mack gave up six runs (five earned) on two hits and four walks and recorded just one out. Ashton Goudeau allowed a run in the first and three in the second.

By the time the Chukars came to bat in the bottom of the second, they were down 10-0.

Chukars left fielder Dominique Taylor had three hits, including a two-run homer. Humberto Arteaga, Daniel Rockett and Carlos Garcia each had two hits.

Rookie Burlington

Sam Bates hit a two-run homer, Mauricio Ramos had three RBIs and the Royals crushed Danville 12-3.

Andrew Ayers added two hits and two RBIs, while Kevin Kuntz had two hits and an RBI. Tyler Chism and Ramos also collected two hits.

Luis Santos, 4-1, pitched six scoreless innings and lowered his ERA to 2.25. Santos gave up four hits, walked one and struck out five.

In his last three starts, Santos has allowed 13 hits in 16 innings. He struck out 19 and walked five and has a 1.69 ERA in that span.

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