The Royals lost to the Orioles 4-1. Brad Keller pitched well again even though some feel he is ready for regression. Keller didn’t allow a run through 6.0 innings and it looks like the Royals are trying to manage his innings through the end of the season.
“He’s already [23 2/3] innings past what he threw last year, and we’re not even into September. So I’m not going to push him. For me to extend him out and do it, I’m not going to do it. Just can’t.”
-Ned Yost on Brad Keller
The Storm Chasers beat the Baby Cakes (the future team from Wichita).
Brady Singer did it again and the Naturals win 3-2. Singer wasn’t great in this one issuing 5 walks and 4 hits in 5.2 innings, but he did manage to earn the win and struck out 4.
The Blue Rocks survived in a 6-5 victory. Jonathon Bowlan threw 6.0 innings earning a quality start but didn’t figure into the decision. Bowlan allowed 2 runs on 6 hits, no walks, and registered 4 strikeouts. Brewer Hicklen stole his 38th base.
The Legends got pummeled giving up 18 hits and 9 runs while scoring 1 and getting 6 hits. Yohansel Morel gave up 2 runs in 4.0 innings but was on the hook for the loss.
The Burlington Royals got 1-hit and lost 2-0. Marlin Willis gave up 4 hits and 1 run in 4.2 innings. He took the credit for the loss even though he threw well from the outside looking in. Willis walked 1 and struck out 5. William Hancock had the only hit.
The Idaho Falls Chukars won 6-3.
Over at Royals Review, Seth Jarman mentioned that Jorge Soler’s breakout might be legit.
There was a squirrel sighting in Minnesota. It ran right between Max Kepler’s legs. The Royals won’t be back in Minnesota until September 19. I wonder if the squirrel will still be around or will there be reinforcements?
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