Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Important day for Royal minor leaguers

It's just one start but Tim Melville's start on Wednesday against the Kinston Indians had to help his psyche quite a bit. He bounced back with 5 Innings of one hit ball while striking out 8 against the punchless Indians. As good as Montgomery was the night before that start by Melville might have been a more important start for the Royals minor league system. With the hiatus of Duffy and unknown arm injury to Noel Arguelles the KC "Deep" minor league pitching staff wasn't looking so hot after Melville's 2/3 IP 5 R performance in his first start. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come.

Kelvin Herrera gave up a HR in the first inning of his start on Wednesday. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal but considering Herrera had pitched the last 2 seasons and first 4 innings of this season without give up one it's kind of a big deal. That's 130 Innings in between Home Runs! Herrera got the win for the Bees going 5 Innings giving up 6 hits, walking 2 while striking out 6 and giving up just the two runs on the Home run in the first inning. The win broke a four game losing streak for the Bees and also included Wil Myers first HR in full season ball.


Wil Myers hit his 1st HR for the Bees Wed Apr 14

Hilton Richardson hit his 1st HR for the Bees Thur Apr 15

Buddy Baumann 1st Minor league Sv Wed Apr 14

Thru Apr 15 Royals Minor League HR Leaders
Kila Ka'aihue (3) Omaha Royals
Joey Lewis (2) Burlington Bees
Wilson Betemit (2) Omaha Royals

Thru Apr 15 Royals Minor League K Leaders
Michael Montgomery 19 Ks Wilmington Blue Rocks 12 IP
Kelvin Herrera 12 Ks Burlington Bees 9 IP
Bruce Chen 12 Ks Omaha Royals 12.2 IP

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