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Diamonds in the Rough 7.24

A 4-3 record by the Royals affiliates.  HR Roll Call  Anthony Seratelli (16) Max Ramirez (12) Fred Ford (9) 


Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Juan Graterol 3-4 2b, 2 R

(Photo Minda Haas)

Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Jake Odorizzi 5.2 IP 4 H 3 R 2 ER 2 BB 6 K

Pine Tar Press Rookie League Player of the Day Bubba Starling 3-5 R, RBI, SB, Assist 

 Omaha Storm Chasers 5 New Orleans Zephyrs 4

The hometown boy lead the way to victory in New Orleans Tuesday.  That hometown boy was Johnny Giavotella of course who came through with a two run single in the 3rd and added another run scoring single in the 8th that turned out to be the deciding run in the game.  The hits extended Giavotella’s hitting streak to 19 games while also moving his average to .325 on the season.  The Chasers tacked on a couple solo home runs off the bats of Anthony Seratelli and Max Ramirez to push enough runs across for pitchers Jake Odorizzi and crew.  The win for Odorizzi moved his record to 7-1 despite another start that was somewhat inefficient as the righty tossed 108 pitches in just 5.2 innings while allowing four hits and a pair of walks allowing three runs (2 ER) to cross in that time.

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W: Odorizzi (7-1, 3.22) L: Villanueva (7-5, 3.89)
S: Colon (7)

Omaha Storm Chasers
Irving FaluSS522100000.314
Johnny Giavotella2B302000300.325
Wil MyersCF300000013.291
Clint Robinson1B400000001.296
Anthony Seratelli3B412001100.290
David LoughDH400000002.282
Max RamirezC411001100.307
Derrick RobinsonLF401000001.277
Mitch MaierRF311000011.105
2B: Falu (12, Villanueva).
HR: Ramirez, M (12, 4th inning off Villanueva, 0 on, 2 out), Seratelli (16, 6th inning off Villanueva, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Falu 3; Robinson, D; Seratelli 5; Giavotella 2; Maier; Ramirez, M 4.
RBI: Giavotella 3 (50), Ramirez, M (61), Seratelli (58).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, M; Seratelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Seratelli; Falu.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
SB: Falu (13, 2nd base off Glover/Montz), Giavotella (6, 2nd base off Glover/Montz).
CS: Seratelli (2, 2nd base by Villanueva/Montz).

E: Seratelli (14, fielding), Robinson, C (10, missed catch).
DP: (Falu-Giavotella-Robinson, C).

New Orleans Zephyrs
Kevin MattisonCF500000002.246
Gil VelazquezSS300000011.313
Chris CoghlanRF401000000.286
Mike CervenakDH411000001.351
Gaby Sanchez1B401000001.294
Donnie Murphy2B322002210.302
Nick Green3B210000120.345
Luke MontzC400000002.240
Chris AguilaLF300000012.262
HR: Murphy, Do 2 (13, 2nd inning off Odorizzi, 0 on, 1 out; 9th inning off Colon, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cervenak; Murphy, Do 8; Coghlan; Sanchez, G.
RBI: Murphy, Do 2 (25), Green (38).
2-out RBI: Green.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mattison; Montz 2.
GIDP: Cervenak.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
DP: (Velazquez-Sanchez, G).

Omaha Storm Chasers
Jake Odorizzi (W, 7-1)5.24322613.22
Brandon Sisk (H, 5)0.10002003.38
Roman Colon (S, 7)3.01111312.79
New Orleans Zephyrs
Elih Villanueva (L, 7-5)6.05442723.89
Gary Glover2.02110104.38
Evan Reed1.02000007.36
WP: Odorizzi.
HBP: Giavotella (by Villanueva).


Tulsa Drillers 6 NW Arkansas Naturals 2

I wonder what the game plan is now?  The game plan for Mike Montgomery is what I’m talking about of course after the lefty got knocked around once again at the AA level.  This time it was nine hits in 5.1 innings giving up four doubles and a home run among those hits while giving up six runs to increase his ERA to 7.13 since being demoted.  The bullpen shutdown the Drillers after Montgomery left but the damage had already been done and the offense could put up just six hits and a pair of runs to drop another game.

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W: Chatwood (1-0, 1.89) L: Montgomery (1-2, 7.13)

Tulsa Drillers
Michael MitchellCF411100011.231
Angelys Nina2B400000100.247
Nolan Arenado3B501100101.260
Ben Paulsen1B410000012.251
Kent MatthesRF523101201.219
Tim TorresLF300000012.223
Lars DavisC412100001.290
Mike ZuanichDH413100201.210
Warren SchaefferSS300000012.180
2B: Mitchell, M (10, Montgomery), Arenado (20, Montgomery), Davis (9, Montgomery), Zuanich (2, Montgomery), Matthes (18, Paukovits).
HR: Matthes (16, 4th inning off Montgomery, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Arenado 2; Mitchell, M 2; Zuanich 4; Davis 3; Matthes 7.
RBI: Zuanich 2 (9), Matthes 2 (38), Arenado (40), Nina (41).
2-out RBI: Zuanich.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schaeffer; Matthes; Arenado 2; Zuanich.
SF: Nina.
GIDP: Mitchell, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Yem PradesCF412100000.254
Rey Navarro2B411000100.243
Brian FletcherDH300000013.267
Kevin Kouzmanoff3B401000100.324
Paulo OrlandoRF301000010.259
Manny PinaC400000001.250
Carlo TestaLF300000013.266
Mario Lisson1B401100001.238
Alex McClureSS400000001.223
2B: Prades (16, Chatwood), Lisson (16, Simons).
TB: Kouzmanoff; Lisson 2; Prades 3; Navarro; Orlando.
RBI: Navarro (32), Kouzmanoff (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kouzmanoff; McClure; Prades; Pina.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
SB: Prades (11, 2nd base off Chatwood/Davis), Testa, C (7, 2nd base off Chatwood/Davis).

PB: Pina (2).
DP: (Kouzmanoff-Navarro-Lisson).

Tulsa Drillers
Tyler Chatwood (W, 1-0)6.04222701.89
Zach Simons2.02001102.03
Josh Sullivan1.00000102.27
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Mike Montgomery (L, 1-2)5.19661417.13
Bryan Paukovits1.01002105.01
Buddy Baumann1.20001303.78
Brendan Lafferty1.00000305.77
WP: Chatwood.


Wilmington Blue Rocks 4 Frederick Keys 2

Starter Jason Adam wasn’t as good as he has been his previous three games but unlike most of his starts this year the offense gave him some backing and he earned his third win of the season.  Adam gave up four hits including another home run but managed to gut through six innings to give the team a fourth consecutive quality start.  Adam’s battery mate, Juan Graterol helped pace the offense going 3 for 4 with a double and a couple runs scored as part of a four run effort that was enough for the Rocks to come away with a win and jump into a first place tie in the division.


W: Adam (3-10, 3.65) L: Loomis (1-1, 2.63)
S: Yambati (1)

Frederick Keys
Roderick BernadinaRF400000001.111
Trent MummeyCF400000001.251
Tyler Townsend1B300000010.185
Jeremy NowakDH311001111.283
Justin DallesC411000001.232
Steven BumbryLF100000001.241
    Michael FlaccoLF300000000.221
Travis Adair2B302000010.256
Michael Mosby3B401000001.209
Garabez RosaSS302000100.246
HR: Nowak (4, 6th inning off Adam, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Rosa 2; Adair 2; Dalles; Nowak 4; Mosby.
RBI: Rosa (31), Nowak (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bernadina, R 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-3.
SB: Rosa (3, 2nd base off Adam/Graterol).
CS: Adair (2, 2nd base by Yambati/Graterol).

DP: (Rosa-Adair-Townsend).

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Whit MerrifieldLF301000010.269
Orlando CalixteSS300000201.248
Cheslor Cuthbert3B400000001.225
Matt Fields1B402100000.304
Lane AdamsCF300000012.240
Brett EibnerDH410000002.201
Juan GraterolC423100000.333
Geulin BeltreRF402000100.217
Luis Piterson2B412000001.258
2B: Graterol (9, Loomis), Fields, M (6, Loomis).
TB: Beltre 2; Piterson 2; Graterol 4; Fields, M 3; Merrifield.
RBI: Calixte 2 (14), Beltre (22).
2-out RBI: Beltre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Graterol; Cuthbert; Merrifield; Adams.
GIDP: Cuthbert.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
SB: Adams (5, 2nd base off Bywater/Dalles).

Outfield assists: Beltre (Adair at home).

Frederick Keys
Matt Bywater4.14222405.93
Andy Loomis (L, 1-1)2.25220102.63
Eric Beaulac1.01000205.56
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Jason Adam (W, 3-10)6.04223313.65
Robinson Yambati (S, 1)3.03000302.57
WP: Bywater, Loomis.
HBP: Calixte (by Loomis).


Great Falls Voyagers 7 Idaho Falls Chukars 2

Starter Ali Williams has struggled in his two starts since winning pitcher of the week honors a couple weeks ago.  The college right-hander struck out six in 4.2 innings but gave up six hits, a pair of walks and six runs to take his third loss of the season.  The Chukars offense wasn’t nearly effective against Voyagers pitching putting together just five hits and two runs.  Latin signee Elier Hernandez struggles continued going 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts to lower his average to .214 on the season.

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W: Linza (3-0, 4.12) L: Williams (2-3, 5.10)

Idaho Falls Chukars
Ethan ChapmanCF401000000.336
Carlos Garcia2B411000002.290
Elier HernandezRF400000002.214
Nicholas CuckovichLF400000002.267
Jin-Ho ShinC411100001.297
Rainier Bello1B400000001.271
Parker MorinDH401000101.290
Nick DelGuidice3B401000000.214
Adrian MartinezSS300000001.200
2B: Shin (9, Linza).
TB: Garcia, C; Chapman; DelGuidice; Shin 2; Morin.
RBI: Morin (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuckovich; Shin.
GIDP: Chapman.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
SB: Chapman (11, 2nd base off Linza/Tanner), Garcia, C (6, 2nd base off Linza/Tanner).

E: Garcia, C (2, throw).
DP: (Martinez, A-Garcia, C-Bello, R).

Great Falls Voyagers
Michael JohnsonCF310000010.211
Bradley SalgadoSS401000101.270
Micah JohnsonDH400000002.306
Kyle RobinsonRF311000211.394
Brent TannerC311001211.262
Abe Ruiz1B400000000.234
Patrick PalmeiroLF422100001.203
Tyler Williams3B412000101.169
Justin Jirschele2B311000101.312
2B: Palmeiro (5, Middendorf).
HR: Tanner (4, 2nd inning off Williams, A, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Williams, T 2; Robinson; Tanner 4; Jirschele; Palmeiro 3; Salgado.
RBI: Tanner 2 (26), Jirschele (22), Salgado (6), Robinson 2 (27), Williams, T (5).
2-out RBI: Robinson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tanner; Williams, T.
GIDP: Jirschele.
Team RISP: 4-for-8.
E: Jirschele (5, fielding), Williams, T (7, throw), Tanner (5, throw), Salgado 2 (8, throw, throw).
DP: (Jirschele-Salgado-Ruiz).

Idaho Falls Chukars
Ali Williams (L, 2-3)4.26662615.10
David Middendorf2.12110104.15
John Killen1.000011010.45
Great Falls Voyagers
Keegan Linza (W, 3-0)6.02210604.12
Ryan Bollinger2.02000403.00
Brett Merkley1.01000002.12


Burlington Royals 4 Greenville Astros 3 F/10

If you are lucky enough to be in Burlington the last couple of nights you have seen the tools that made Bubba Starling the #5 overall pick in the loaded 2011 draft.  A night after Bubba hit his 4th home run he used his legs, hitting ability and arm to help the Royals towards a 12th straight home win.  Early it was a Fred Ford solo home run and a RBI triple by Chris Elder that gave the Royals a 2-0 lead.  After the Astros got a run back Bubba singled in Humberto Arteaga after his second triple of the season pushing the lead back to two runs, Starling would steal second four his fourth steal of the season but get stranded there to leave the lead at two.  Again the Astros would cut the lead to one but when they made an attempt to tie the game Bubba was there again tossing out the runner at the plate to keep the margin at a run.  Eventually the Astros would tie the game but the threat of Bubba may have been to much for them in the 10th as their pitcher got wild following a Starling single, advancing him to 2nd on a wild pickoff throw and eventually pushing him across with a pair of wild pitches to give he and his teammates a walkoff win.  The win was the eighth consecutive win by Burlington while pushing their lead in the division to five games.


W: Stumpf (2-1, 1.72) L: Hauschild (1-2, 2.12)

Greeneville Astros
Jose MonzonCF512000002.220
Jean BatistaSS502000000.328
Angel Ibanez3B401100101.239
Terrell JoyceLF400000012.281
Ariel OvandoRF501000002.331
Brian BlasikDH500000001.336
Marc Wik2B522000001.263
Michael Martinez1B503100002.273
Ricky GingrasC301000111.122
2B: Ibanez (4, Binford), Martinez, M (2, Martinez, Jo).
TB: Ovando; Gingras; Martinez, M 4; Monzon 2; Ibanez 2; Wik 2; Batista, Je 2.
RBI: Ibanez (8), Gingras (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gingras 2; Ovando; Blasik; Monzon.
SF: Ibanez.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
SB: Batista, Je (3, 2nd base off Binford/Marquez).
CS: Wik (6, 2nd base by Morales, J/Marquez).
PO: Wik (1st base by Marquez).

E: Hauschild (1, pickoff).
DP: 3 (Minor-Batista, Je-Martinez, M, Batista, Je-Martinez, M 2).

Burlington Royals
Terrance GoreLF300000011.299
Humberto ArteagaSS511010000.266
Bubba StarlingCF513000100.287
Patrick Leonard3B301000010.215
Kenneth Diekroeger2B501000003.270
Fred FordDH512001102.271
Mark Threlkeld1B412100001.260
Chris ElderRF401010101.250
Alexander MarquezC401000000.158
    1- Jose RodriguezPR000000000.192
    Beau MaggiC000000000.164
1-Ran for Marquez in the 9th.
2B: Threlkeld (8, Minor).
3B: Elder (2, Minor), Arteaga (2, Minor).
HR: Ford (9, 2nd inning off Minor, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Arteaga 3; Diekroeger, K; Leonard; Ford 5; Starling 3; Elder 3; Threlkeld 3; Marquez.
RBI: Ford (19), Elder (7), Starling (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gore; Ford; Arteaga; Threlkeld.
GIDP: Diekroeger, K, Threlkeld, Arteaga.
Team RISP: 2-for-13.
SB: Starling (4, 2nd base off Minor/Gingras).

E: Diekroeger, K (3, fielding), Leonard (7, fielding).
Outfield assists: Starling (Martinez, M at home).
DP: (Starling-Marquez).
Pickoffs: Marquez (Wik at 1st base).

Greeneville Astros
Daniel Minor6.09330413.45
Mike Hauschild (L, 1-2)3.23112402.12
Burlington Royals
Christian Binford4.19220502.70
Julio Morales2.21001302.31
Jossiel Martinez (BS, 2)1.02100001.08
Daniel Stumpf (W, 2-1)2.00001401.72
WP: Hauschild 2, Morales, J.
HBP: Gore (by Minor), Leonard (by Hauschild).



AZL Padres 9 AZL Royals 7

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W: Stewart (1-1, 8.62) L: Alexander (0-1, 0.00)
S: Corpas (1)

AZL Royals
Ariel EstadesCF422000011.259
Christian ColonSS402000110.364
Alexis RiveraRF510000001.411
Mauricio Ramos3B512000000.289
Bobby Fisher-Brown1B422100100.294
Chad JohnsonC311100201.233
Pedro GonzalezDH302100211.302
Lance HarperLF400000003.300
Alfredo Patino2B300000000.235
    Lewis Urena2B100000000.161
2B: Johnson, C (4, Kelly), Fisher-Brown, B (1, Kelly), Gonzalez, P (4, Kelly).
TB: Johnson, C 2; Gonzalez, P 3; Colon, C 2; Fisher-Brown, B 3; Ramos, M 2; Estades 2.
RBI: Johnson, C 2 (12), Fisher-Brown, B (3), Gonzalez, P 2 (7), Colon, C (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patino; Colon, C; Urena, Le; Ramos, M.
SF: Johnson, C.
GIDP: Rivera, A.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
SB: Fisher-Brown, B (1, 3rd base off Guerrero, T/Gomez, Ja), Estades 2 (6, 2nd base off Stewart/Gomez, Ja, 3rd base off Stewart/Gomez, Ja).

E: Patino (4, throw), Fisher-Brown, B (1, throw).

AZL Padres
Mallex SmithCF320000101.311
Yair LopezRF511100000.200
Luis TejadaDH500000002.312
Gabriel Quintana3B433001310.276
Cade Kreuter1B512200302.294
Fabel FilpoLF301000111.313
    Henry CharlesLF000000000.275
Jairo GomezC110000030.357
Adam Ford2B412100001.271
Felipe BlancoSS200000010.245
2B: Kreuter, C 2 (2, Lumpkins, Lovvorn), Ford (1, Stephenson), Lopez, Y (2, Lovvorn).
HR: Quintana, Ga (3, 5th inning off Lovvorn, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kreuter, C 4; Lopez, Y 2; Quintana, Ga 6; Filpo; Ford 3.
RBI: Kreuter, C 3 (5), Filpo (8), Smith (3), Quintana, Ga 3 (22).
2-out RBI: Kreuter, C 3; Filpo; Quintana, Ga 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tejada, L; Lopez, Y; Ford; Filpo.
SAC: Blanco, F; Smith.
SF: Smith.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
SB: Smith (6, 2nd base off Lumpkins/Johnson, C).

E: Gomez, Ja (1, throw), Ford 2 (11, fielding, throw).
Outfield assists: Smith (Colon, C at 2nd base).
DP: (Ford-Blanco, F-Kreuter, C).

AZL Royals
Scott Alexander (L, 0-1)0.10100000.00
Stephen Lumpkins0.222221014.73
Niklas Stephenson1.01110009.00
Zachary Lovvorn3.25553317.36
Ashton Goudeau2.11001305.29
AZL Padres
Tayron Guerrero2.03111206.00
Cam Stewart (W, 1-1)3.01111208.62
Michael Kelly (H, 1)3.27531307.66
Jean Corpas (S, 1)0.10000008.10
WP: Lumpkins 2, Lovvorn 2, Stewart, Kelly.


DSL Royals 3 DSL Dodgers 2

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W: Crisostomo (2-3, 3.45) L: De La Rosa (0-3, 3.38)

DSL Dodgers
Geison NunezCF500000000.340
Jorky InfanteSS512100001.268
Melvin Santana2B400000010.313
Johnathan LinaresC411000001.307
Yensys CapellanDH301000101.227
Jesus PerezRF300000002.232
Jeffry Rojas1B402000100.336
Claudio Tejeda3B300000000.258
Jose Luis JavierLF401000000.269
2B: Infante, Jo (5, Rosario).
TB: Infante, Jo 3; Javier; Linares; Rojas, J 2; Capellan.
RBI: Rojas, J (18), Capellan (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nunez, G 2; Perez, Je 3.
SAC: Perez, Je; Tejeda, C; Linares.
SF: Capellan.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
CS: Santana, M (4, 2nd base by Melgar/Lara).

E: Beras (2, throw), Silverio (1, pickoff), Tejeda, C (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Perez, Je (Castellano at home).

DSL Royals
Brawlun GomezRF-CF301000011.209
Jose GironCF200000011.228
    a- Cristian CanoPH-LF101000110.293
Wander Franco3B413100000.276
Johan Santa2B210000001.329
    Jeckson Flores2B100000000.220
Wander BautistaSS300000011.259
Eddy Melo1B400000002.269
Luis LaraC401010002.263
Jose SolanoLF-RF412000000.257
Roberto TovarDH200000011.212
    1- Angelo CastellanoPR-DH000000000.244
a-Walked for Giron in the 8th.
1-Ran for Tovar in the 8th.
2B: Franco (9, Beras).
3B: Lara (2, Beras).
TB: Gomez, B; Cano; Lara 3; Solano 2; Franco 4.
RBI: Cano (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Santa; Solano 2; Flores, J.
SAC: Santa; Gomez, B; Castellano.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
CS: Giron (6, 2nd base by Beras/Linares), Franco (4, 2nd base by Beras/Linares), Bautista, W (1, 2nd base by Beras/Linares), Gomez, B (7, 2nd base by Beras/Linares).

E: Santa (6, fielding), Franco 2 (10, missed catch, fielding).

DSL Dodgers
Wander Beras6.06202703.20
Luis Silverio1.00000104.45
Jose Moreno0.10002000.00
Ricardo De La Rosa (L, 0-3)2.02111103.38
DSL Royals
Luis Melgar5.13111201.75
Harol Rosario1.23100002.08
Branly Crisostomo (BS, 2)(W, 2-3)3.01000303.45
Beras pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Rosario pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.WP: Beras, Crisostomo.
HBP: Capellan (by Melgar).


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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