Diamonds in the Rough 6.21 Reviewed by Momizat on . A rough day for the Royals affiliates going just 1-5 with only a DSL win.  HR Roll Call John Whittleman (13) Kevin David (3) Patrick Leonard (2)    [cap A rough day for the Royals affiliates going just 1-5 with only a DSL win.  HR Roll Call John Whittleman (13) Kevin David (3) Patrick Leonard (2)    [cap Rating:
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Diamonds in the Rough 6.21

Diamonds in the Rough 6.21

A rough day for the Royals affiliates going just 1-5 with only a DSL win.  HR Roll Call John Whittleman (13) Kevin David (3) Patrick Leonard (2) 


Kevin David

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Kevin David 3-4 HR 2 RBI


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Pine Tar Press Co-Pitchers of the Day Everett Teaford 6 IP 2 H 0 R 1 BB 5 K

Daniel Hernandez 5 Ip 0 H 0 R 0 BB 5 K



Memphis Redbirds 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 4

Everett Teaford was solid in his 6 innings giving up just 2 hits and a walk in 6 innings while the lefty retired the final 13 hitters in a row.  Teaford would leave with the lead turning things over to Nate Adcock who would quickly have things turn south on him in the 7th inning.  The inning would start with an error on a wild throw from Wil Myers who was playing his first game at third base for Omaha.  Myers made a diving grab on a ground ball between short and third getting up quickly and airmailing throw into the stands.  Things would continue south for Adcock and the Chasers as the right-hander would give up back to back doubles to tie the game following a walk allowed and eventually giving up another single to give the Redbirds the lead.  The Chasers would tie the game in the 8th but a Redbirds rally without a hit loaded the bases in the 11th eventually scoring a pair of runs in the inning on Zach Cox single.  The Chasers would go down in order in the 11th losing their second game in three tries.


W: Cleto (2-1, 4.03) L: Coleman (0-2, 3.38)

Memphis Redbirds
Cedric HunterCF501000001.269
Ryan JacksonSS501000001.278
Steven Hill1B511000002.256
Mark HamiltonDH311000020.207
    1- Eugenio VelezPR-DH010000000.280
Jamie RomakLF400000002.247
Pete Kozma2B512100101.237
Zack Cox3B322100220.226
Lou MontanezRF502000302.262
Bryan AndersonC500000002.185
1-Ran for Hamilton in the 11th.
2B: Kozma (11, Adcock), Cox, Z (18, Adcock).
TB: Hamilton; Hunter, C; Cox, Z 3; Jackson; Hill; Montanez 2; Kozma 3.
RBI: Kozma (33), Cox, Z 2 (16), Montanez 3 (6).
2-out RBI: Montanez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Montanez; Anderson.
SAC: Romak.
GIDP: Hill.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
CS: Montanez (3, 2nd base by Adcock/Ramirez, M).

E: Romak (2, throw), Browning (2, pickoff).

Omaha Storm Chasers
Jason BourgeoisRF601000000.204
Johnny Giavotella2B500000000.316
Wil Myers3B500000002.315
Clint Robinson1B500000000.310
Tony AbreuSS432200010.315
David LoughCF202000010.279
Max RamirezC212000120.305
    1- Cody ClarkPR-C100000001.190
Kurt MertinsDH200000100.294
    a- Anthony SeratelliPH-DH100000101.289
Derrick RobinsonLF401000101.299
a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Mertins in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ramirez, M in the 8th.
2B: Abreu, T 2 (19, Lyons, Lyons).
TB: Robinson, D; Bourgeois; Lough 2; Abreu, T 4; Ramirez, M 2.
RBI: Mertins (6), Ramirez, M (39), Robinson, D (18), Seratelli (36).
2-out RBI: Robinson, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robinson, C; Bourgeois 2; Robinson, D.
SAC: Lough 2.
SF: Mertins; Seratelli.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
E: Myers (2, throw).
PB: Ramirez, M (1).
DP: (Myers-Giavotella-Robinson, C).

Memphis Redbirds
Tyler Lyons5.27332305.68
Adam Reifer1.00000004.58
Barret Browning (H, 7)0.20101001.29
Jess Todd (BS, 2)1.20001004.72
Maikel Cleto (W, 2-1)2.01000204.03
Omaha Storm Chasers
Everett Teaford6.02001501.09
Nathan Adcock (BS, 1)1.04441103.03
Brandon Sisk2.03000303.44
Louis Coleman (L, 0-2)2.01222203.38
WP: Adcock, Coleman, L.
IBB: Cox, Z (by Coleman, L).
HBP: Robinson, D (by Lyons).


Tulsa Drillers 5 NW Arkansas Naturals 4

The Drillers who lost three games in a row after leading early turned the tables on the Naturals in the series finale.  Naturals starter Justin Marks has cruised through 5 innings ran into problems in the 6th giving up back to back walks prior to allowing a 3 run home run to put himself behind 3-2.  The Drillers weren’t done with Marks quickening striking back with a single and another home run pushing the Naturals deficit to 5-2.  Rey Navarro would score a run in the 6th and drive one in with a double in the 8th inning as part of his perfect day at the plate but the Naturals would fall short 5-4 stranding him at third as the final three hitters of that inning would all strikeout, missing out on a chance to tie the game eventually costing them an opportunity to tie the game.

NW Arkansas200001010461

W: Cabrera (8-4, 2.94) L: Marks (3-4, 3.86)
S: Woods (13)

Tulsa Drillers
Josh RutledgeSS411001300.297
Angelys NinaDH412000000.239
Nolan Arenado3B400000001.289
Kiel Roling1B413101100.260
Kent MatthesRF400000002.193
Tim TorresLF401000002.228
Michael MitchellCF401000000.240
Jose GonzalezC310000010.281
Warren Schaeffer2B211000010.191
2B: Roling (12, Marks).
HR: Rutledge (10, 6th inning off Marks, 2 on, 0 out), Roling (8, 6th inning off Marks, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Nina 2; Schaeffer; Mitchell, M; Torres, T; Roling 7; Rutledge 4.
RBI: Rutledge 3 (29), Roling (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mitchell, M.
GIDP: Arenado, Gonzalez, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
SB: Nina (3, 2nd base off Marks/Jenkins).
CS: Roling (1, 2nd base by Marks/Jenkins).

E: Gonzalez, J (1, pickoff), Schaeffer (1, fielding).
PB: Gonzalez, J (3).

Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Lorenzo CainDH410000002.190
Rey Navarro2B313100110.251
Brian FletcherLF411000002.125
John Whittleman1B411001202.254
Paulo OrlandoRF400000002.282
Yem PradesCF400000002.264
Mario Lisson3B400000001.246
Alex McClureSS301000002.286
    a- Eric DuncanPH100000000.294
Ryan JenkinsC300000000.268
a-Grounded out for McClure in the 9th.
2B: Navarro (7, Sullivan).
HR: Whittleman (13, 1st inning off Cabrera, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Fletcher; McClure; Navarro 4; Whittleman 4.
RBI: Whittleman 2 (37), Navarro (26).
2-out RBI: Whittleman 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Prades; Orlando.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
E: Whittleman (5, throw).
DP: 3 (Lisson-Navarro-Whittleman, Jenkins-Navarro, McClure-Whittleman).

Tulsa Drillers
Edwar Cabrera (W, 8-4)7.05321912.94
Josh Sullivan (H, 4)1.01100302.87
Coty Woods (S, 13)1.00000100.57
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Justin Marks (L, 3-4)5.16552423.86
Elisaul Pimentel3.23000106.17
WP: Sullivan, Marks.


Carolina Mudcats 7 Wilmington Blue Rocks 3

The second half opener was a little different than the first half as the Blue Rocks had plenty of hits (12) and base runners but much like the first half of the season they just didn’t score enough runs to take home a victory.  The Rocks went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position while their 4 and 5 hitters Brett Eibner and Geulin Beltre went 0 for 8 with 6 K’s.  Starter Brooks Pounders gave up 4 runs on 9 hits and walk, five of the nine hits went for doubles while the Mudcats collected 18 hits total off the three different Rocks pitchers.  Newly called up shortstop Orlando Calixte went 2 for 4 in his first game of the year for Wilmington while catcher Kevin David went 3 for 4 with his third home run of the season.


W: Cooper (2-3, 4.19) L: Pounders (0-2, 5.25)

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Whit MerrifieldLF312100010.270
Angel Franco2B501000002.278
Cheslor Cuthbert3B301000010.228
Brett EibnerCF400000004.196
Geulin BeltreRF400000002.201
Orlando CalixteSS402000000.500
    1- Michael LibertoPR000000000.286
Roman HernandezDH402000000.212
Juan Graterol1B411000001.280
Kevin DavidC413001200.230
1-Ran for Calixte in the 9th.
2B: Merrifield (13, Salazar).
HR: David (3, 9th inning off Petter, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Merrifield 3; Hernandez 2; Calixte 2; Cuthbert; David 6; Graterol; Franco.
RBI: David 2 (17).
2-out RBI: David 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Eibner 2; Franco; Beltre 2.
GIDP: Hernandez.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
CS: Hernandez (6, 2nd base by Cooper, J/Cannon).
PO: Hernandez (1st base by Cooper, J).

Outfield assists: Merrifield (Wolters at home), Beltre (Urshela at home).

Carolina Mudcats
Tyler HoltCF512000000.266
Tony WoltersSS312200011.232
Giovanny Urshela3B412100200.260
Jeremie TiceDH512100001.282
Jesus Aguilar1B413001310.303
Ronny Rodriguez2B512000000.278
Carlos MoncriefRF511100001.242
Bo GreenwellLF402000101.364
Tyler CannonC402100000.270
2B: Urshela (11, Pounders), Wolters 2 (15, Pounders, Pounders), Cannon (12, Pounders), Moncrief (13, Pounders), Tice (18, Carl).
HR: Aguilar (7, 7th inning off Carl, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Urshela 3; Moncrief 2; Holt 2; Aguilar 6; Cannon 3; Wolters 4; Rodriguez, Rn 2; Greenwell 2; Tice 3.
RBI: Urshela 2 (22), Aguilar 3 (33), Greenwell (2).
2-out RBI: Aguilar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Rn; Holt; Aguilar; Urshela; Moncrief 2.
SAC: Urshela.
Team RISP: 8-for-18.
Outfield assists: Holt (Merrifield at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Cooper, J-Aguilar-Rodriguez, Rn-Cannon, Wolters-Rodriguez, Rn-Aguilar).
Pickoffs: Cannon (Hernandez at 1st base), Cooper, J (Hernandez at 1st base).

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Brooks Pounders (L, 0-2)5.09441205.25
Edwin Carl2.04220215.19
Cole White1.05111004.83
Carolina Mudcats
Danny Salazar3.02001203.33
Jordan Cooper (W, 2-3)4.05000504.19
Dale Dickerson1.02111104.40
Kyle Petter1.03220115.59
Pounders pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.WP: Pounders, Carl, Salazar, Dickerson.
HBP: Merrifield (by Petter), Wolters (by Pounders).


Pulaski Mariners 4 Burlington Royals 3

The Royals got an outstanding start from Daniel Hernandez to try to complete the three game sweep of the Mariners.  Hernandez gave the Royals 5 perfect innings striking out 5 Pulaski hitters and earning six groundouts and 3 fly outs.  The Royals put Hernandez in a good spot to win the game scoring two runs in the 1st on an RBI double from Humberto Arteaga and a run scoring triple by Chris Elder.  A Patrick Leonard home run in the sixth stretched the Royals lead to 3-0 but Parker Bangs entrance in the bottom half of the sixth would turn things negative for Burlington.  The right-hander from South Carolina has been a bit of a project since getting drafted in 2010 and he remains just that after hitting a pair of batters, a single and a home run that gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead.  The Royals would get the tying runner int scoring position in the 8th and get the tying runner on in the ninth but double play balls would stomp out both rallies to give them their first defeat of the season.


W: Garcia (1-0, 3.00) L: Bangs (0-1, 18.00)
S: Huijer (1)

Burlington Royals
Terrance GoreCF412000001.333
Humberto ArteagaSS412100101.364
Chris ElderLF402110100.333
Fred FordRF300000011.250
Patrick Leonard3B412001101.273
Cameron GallagherDH400000001.167
Beau MaggiC300000002.000
    a- Mark ThrelkeldPH100000000.222
Henry Moreno1B200000001.000
Adrian Morales2B300000000.167
a-Grounded into a double play for Maggi in the 9th.
2B: Arteaga (1, Garcia, R), Elder (2, Garcia, R).
3B: Elder (1, Garcia, R).
HR: Leonard (2, 6th inning off Garcia, R, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Arteaga 3; Leonard 5; Gore 2; Elder 5.
RBI: Arteaga (4), Elder (3), Leonard (2).
2-out RBI: Leonard.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ford 2.
GIDP: Gallagher, Morales, A, Elder, Threlkeld.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
E: Ford (1, fielding).
DP: (Leonard-Morales, A-Moreno).

Pulaski Mariners
Brock HebertSS411001301.333
Bryan Brito3B300000001.000
James ZamarripaCF300000000.182
Jordy Lara1B300000001.083
Martin Peguero2B300000001.250
Phillips CastilloLF200000000.100
Jabari HenryRF210000000.000
Toby DemelloDH311000002.333
Franklin DiazC210000001.000
HR: Hebert (1, 6th inning off Bangs, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Demello; Hebert 4.
RBI: Hebert 3 (4).
GIDP: Henry, J.
SB: Henry, J (1, 2nd base off Bangs/Maggi).

E: Peguero, M (3, fielding), Garcia, R (1, pickoff).
DP: 4 (Peguero, M-Hebert-Lara, J 2, Brito-Peguero, M-Lara, J, Hebert-Peguero, M-Lara, J).

Burlington Royals
Daniel Hernandez5.00000500.00
Parker Bangs (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)2.024400118.00
John Walter1.00000200.00
Pulaski Mariners
Rigoberto Garcia (W, 1-0)6.05321713.00
Nick Valenza (H, 1)2.13000100.00
Lars Huijer (S, 1)0.200000010.13
WP: Garcia, R.




Grand Junction Rockies 4 Idaho Falls Chukars 3

A 2 for 17 performance with runners in scoring position damaged the chances of Idaho Falls improving to 4-0.  The Chukars got a solid start from Ali Williams, a college reliever, getting 5 innings of 1 run ball from the power throwing Williams who struck out 7.  The Chukars were down 1-0 heading into the bottom of the 5th when Elier Hernandez tied up the game with a single to drive in Travis Lane who had tripled to lead off the inning.  Grand Junction scored a pair off reliever Alex Mills in the 6th on a two run double and then added another in the 8th to take a 4-1 lead.  Doubles and runs scored by Adalberto Mondesi and Elier Hernandez would shrink the lead to 4-3 but the rally would be cut short there.

Grand Junction001002010482
Idaho Falls0000100023113

W: Warner (1-0, 4.50) L: Mills (0-1, 6.00)
S: Meaux (1)

Grand Junction Rockies
Cesar GalvezSS501000000.286
David DahlCF300000110.000
Julian YanRF422000001.250
Ben Waldrip1B510000001.105
Jason Stolz3B402100201.353
Chris CowellC400000003.000
Drew BeuerleinDH400000002.125
Jeffrey PopickLF301000012.286
Matt Wessinger2B412100001.375
2B: Wessinger (1, Williams, A), Stolz (3, Mills).
TB: Yan, J 2; Wessinger 3; Stolz 3; Galvez, Ce; Popick.
RBI: Dahl (1), Stolz 2 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stolz 2; Beuerlein 2; Waldrip 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-13.
CS: Stolz (1, 2nd base by Williams, A/Lane).

E: Waldrip 2 (3, fielding, missed catch).
PB: Cowell (1).

Idaho Falls Chukars
Adalberto MondesiSS512100002.389
Carlos Garcia2B500000102.313
Elier HernandezRF512100100.333
Nicholas Cuckovich3B502000100.294
Rainier Bello1B502100001.538
Parker MorinDH301000012.286
Ysmelin AlcantaraLF401000001.250
Jerico BlancoCF400000001.000
Travis LaneC311010000.333
2B: Bello, R (2, Roliard), Mondesi (1, Meaux), Hernandez (3, Meaux).
3B: Lane (1, Warner).
TB: Hernandez 3; Cuckovich 2; Mondesi 3; Bello, R 3; Alcantara; Morin; Lane 3.
RBI: Hernandez (4), Garcia, C (1), Cuckovich (6).
2-out RBI: Hernandez; Cuckovich.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanco, J 2; Cuckovich 2; Bello, R; Lane.
Team RISP: 2-for-17.
CS: Bello, R (1, 2nd base by Stuart/Cowell).

E: Mills (1, throw), Bello, R (2, fielding), Mondesi (1, fielding).
DP: (Lane-Garcia, C).

Grand Junction Rockies
Patrick Johnson2.21001402.45
Shawn Stuart1.11000100.00
Ryan Warner (W, 1-0)2.04110204.50
Kyle Roliard (H, 1)2.020002012.00
Jesse Meaux (S, 1)1.03220009.00
Idaho Falls Chukars
Ali Williams5.03112701.69
Alec Mills (L, 0-1)2.03210106.00
Matthew Strahm1.00100205.40
David Middendorf1.02000100.00
WP: Johnson, Mills, Strahm.
HBP: Yan, J (by Strahm), Dahl (by Middendorf), Lane (by Johnson).
DSL Royals 5 DSL Rays 1
DSL Rays100000000161
DSL Royals00000041x541

W: Melgar (2-0, 2.65) L: Almonte (0-1, 6.10)
S: Rosario (1)


DSL Rays
Cristian Toribio2B411100001.364
Bill Pujols3B401000000.241
Alexander SimonDH401000100.279
Ismael Aguero1B301000012.296
Julio HerreraC400000000.310
Elias TorresCF300000000.180
Joel JumesRF200000000.138
    Luis MarteRF100000001.140
Rolman RamirezLF201000010.227
Juan TapiaSS301000000.270
2B: Toribio (3, Melgar).
TB: Tapia, J; Aguero; Toribio 2; Ramirez; Pujols; Simon.
RBI: Simon (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Torres; Marte, L.
GIDP: Herrera.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
SB: Simon (3, 2nd base off Melgar/Gonzalez, C), Torres (3, 2nd base off Melgar/Gonzalez, C).
CS: Pujols (1, 3rd base by Melgar/Gonzalez, C).
PO: Pujols (2nd base by Melgar).

E: Pujols (2, fielding).
PB: Herrera 2 (3).

DSL Royals
Jeckson FloresSS401100002.236
Angelo Castellano3B300000010.250
Wander FrancoDH402100200.292
Cristian Cano2B200000010.396
Cesar GonzalezC310000010.087
Brawlun GomezRF311010000.117
Jose GironCF310000000.209
Jose SolanoLF210000120.239
Roberto Tovar1B200000000.143
    a- Eddy MeloPH-1B110000010.277
a-Walked for Tovar in the 7th.
2B: Franco (4, Gracia), Flores, J (3, Gracia).
3B: Gomez, B (3, Paredes).
TB: Gomez, B 3; Flores, J 2; Franco 3.
RBI: Franco 2 (14), Solano (6).
2-out RBI: Franco 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez, C 3; Franco; Cano.
SAC: Gomez, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
CS: Solano (3, 2nd base by Almonte/Herrera).

E: Castellano (2, fielding).
DP: (Flores, J-Cano-Melo).
TP: (Flores, J-Tovar).
Pickoffs: Melgar (Pujols at 2nd base).

DSL Rays
Ariel Gracia4.02000007.45
Yomelbin Almonte (L, 0-1)2.10333106.10
Carlos Garcia0.11113105.40
Ruben Paredes1.11110001.54
DSL Royals
Luis Melgar (W, 2-0)7.05111402.65
Harol Rosario (S, 1)2.01001002.45
WP: Gracia, Almonte, Garcia, C.
HBP: Cano (by Gracia), Giron (by Almonte).


About The Author

I grew up on the mean gravel roads of Iowa where I started my love for baseball from the age of 2. George Brett and the voice of Denny Matthews deepened my love even more for the Royals as my father and I spent summers listening to the team on our deck or in the car on our way to or from my little league and high school games. Sports was always the common bond that my father and I enjoyed and the Royals were in the center of that.I currently live in La Vista with my wife, two sons, two dogs and a pair of gross cats where we are grinding through until we can move somewhere warm when we retire. I own Casino Cab Company and Bluffs Affordable Auto Repair in Council Bluffs trying to build my 1% empire. If you are in the area you can find me at Omaha Storm Chasers games on most nights or just follow me on twitter @ClintScoles.

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