Diamonds in the Rough 8.10 Reviewed by Momizat on . Royals affiliates had a very good day going 7-2. HR Roll Call Anthony Seratelli (17) Brian Fletcher (14) Matt Fields (15,16) Patrick Leonard (12) Mark Threlkeld Royals affiliates had a very good day going 7-2. HR Roll Call Anthony Seratelli (17) Brian Fletcher (14) Matt Fields (15,16) Patrick Leonard (12) Mark Threlkeld Rating:
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Diamonds in the Rough 8.10

Royals affiliates had a very good day going 7-2. HR Roll Call Anthony Seratelli (17) Brian Fletcher (14) Matt Fields (15,16) Patrick Leonard (12) Mark Threlkeld (3) Pedro Gonzalez (2)  

 

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Matt Fields 5-5 2 HR, 4 R, 2 RBI

 

(Photo Bill Mitchell)

Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Kyle Zimmer 6.2 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 10 K

Pine Tar Press Rookie League Player of the Day Nick Delguidice 3-4 2-2b 4 RBI

Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Tucson Padres 3

The Chasers Anthony Seratelli broke a 3-3 tie in the 6th with a solo home run giving Nate Adcock a lead which the bullpen would eventually turn into a win.  Adcock left after the fifth turning these over the pen which was up to the four inning challenge as Brandon Sisk, Tommy Hottovy, Juan Gutierrez and Donnie Joseph finished off the final four scoreless.  The foursome didn’t allow a hit after Adcock gave up 11 while allowing just one base runner to get to second when Joseph walk two in the 9th.  That threat was extinguish when Joseph got Matt Clark to hit one back to him and he spun and executed the 1-6-3 DP to end the game.

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W: Adcock (7-4, 5.09) L: Palmer (6-8, 5.79)
S: Joseph (1)

Omaha Storm Chasers
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Irving Falu3B411100010.328
Johnny Giavotella2B401000101.326
Wil MyersCF502000000.295
Clint RobinsonDH411100010.293
Anthony Seratelli1B322001111.294
David LoughRF401000001.278
Christian ColonSS300000100.143
Adam MooreC401000001.250
Derrick RobinsonLF400000001.277
BATTING
2B: Robinson, C (29, Palmer), Falu (16, Palmer).
HR: Seratelli (17, 6th inning off Palmer, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Moore; Falu 2; Seratelli 5; Robinson, C 2; Giavotella; Myers 2; Lough.
RBI: Colon, C (1), Giavotella (66), Seratelli (60).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lough 2; Robinson, C 2.
SF: Colon, C.
GIDP: Robinson, D.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Falu (18, 2nd base off Hamren/Gale).FIELDING
E: Lough (7, throw).
DP: 3 (Seratelli-Colon, C-Seratelli, Giavotella-Colon, C-Seratelli, Joseph, D-Colon, C-Seratelli).
Tucson Padres
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Andy ParrinoSS423000011.335
Anthony Contreras2B502000000.276
Jeremy HermidaRF311000101.259
    Daniel RobertsonRF000000010.298
Matt Clark1B300000020.291
Vince BelnomeDH402000201.264
Sawyer CarrollLF400000000.259
Jesus Merchan3B403100000.403
Blake TekotteCF300000000.252
Rocky GaleC400000001.122
BATTING
2B: Merchan (4, Adcock).
TB: Merchan 4; Contreras 2; Hermida; Belnome 2; Parrino 3.
RBI: Hermida (21), Belnome 2 (26).
2-out RBI: Belnome 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tekotte; Carroll 2; Parrino.
SAC: Tekotte.
GIDP: Carroll, Clark, M 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 10.FIELDING
E: Merchan (2, missed catch), Clark, M (9, fielding).
DP: (Parrino-Contreras-Clark, M).
Omaha Storm Chasers
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nathan Adcock (W, 7-4)5.011331105.09
Brandon Sisk (H, 6)1.10001203.00
Tommy Hottovy (H, 2)0.20000102.76
Juan Gutierrez (H, 1)1.000000022.50
Donnie Joseph (S, 1)1.00002003.60
Tucson Padres
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matt Palmer (L, 6-8)5.16422315.79
Neil Wagner1.12000004.89
Josh Spence0.20000105.79
Erik Hamren1.21001103.52
Adcock pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.HBP: Giavotella (by Palmer), Hermida (by Sisk).

NW Arkansas Naturals 5 Midland RockHounds 4

J.C. Sulbaran’s second start was much like the first as the player acquired in the Broxton trade struggled with the zone, taking a quick hook and missing out on a chance at a win for the Naturals.  The former Red farmhand was the victim of a Whit Merrifield error in the first which lead to the RockHounds getting a pair in scoring position and eventually scoring on a two out single in the 1st.  Outfielder Brian Fletcher got those runs back and added another in the bottom of the 1st with his 9th home run since joining the Naturals.  Sulbaran gave that one run lead back in the 2nd before pitching the next two innings scoreless and getting the hook after four innings.  The Naturals took the lead in the 4th getting a pair of run scoring hits from Whit Merrifield and Fletcher to take a 5-3 lead.  Reliever Ethan Hollingsworth followed J.C. working four innings of one run ball giving up just two hits and one run to earn the win after Sam Runion worked a perfect 9th with three strikeouts on 11 pitches.

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W: Hollingsworth (3-7, 4.29) L: Castro (1-4, 4.73)
S: Runion (2)

Midland RockHounds
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Conner CrumblissLF412020012.258
Tyler LadendorfCF510000002.249
Anthony Aliotti1B311000112.293
Matt RizzottiDH301100110.326
Jeremy BarfieldRF400000000.270
Josh Horton2B401000201.272
Miles Head3B400000001.237
Beau TaylorC400000001.240
Dusty ColemanSS411100001.202
BATTING
2B: Coleman, D (13, Sulbaran), Rizzotti (9, Hollingsworth).
3B: Crumbliss 2 (5, Sulbaran, Hollingsworth).
TB: Rizzotti 2; Coleman, D 2; Horton; Crumbliss 6; Aliotti.
RBI: Horton 2 (49), Aliotti (63), Rizzotti (16).
2-out RBI: Horton 2; Aliotti; Rizzotti.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Head; Barfield 3.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.FIELDING
Outfield assists: Crumbliss (Pina at home).
DP: 2 (Head-Horton-Aliotti, Horton-Coleman, D-Aliotti).
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Yem PradesCF523000001.255
Whit Merrifield2B413000101.357
Brian FletcherLF412001401.261
Kevin Kouzmanoff1B401000001.293
    Mario Lisson1B000000000.254
Manny PinaC301000011.267
Paulo OrlandoDH301100010.269
Nick Van StrattenRF300000011.284
Alex McClureSS412000001.231
Michael Liberto3B300000002.204
BATTING
2B: Orlando (11, Castro, F).
HR: Fletcher (9, 1st inning off Castro, F, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Fletcher 5; McClure 2; Kouzmanoff; Merrifield 3; Pina; Prades 3; Orlando 2.
RBI: Fletcher 4 (23), Merrifield (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McClure; Fletcher; Van Stratten.
SAC: Liberto.
GIDP: Kouzmanoff.
Team RISP: 5-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.FIELDING
E: Merrifield 2 (2, fielding, throw).
Midland RockHounds
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Fabio Castro (L, 1-4)4.010551414.73
Paul Smyth2.02002204.82
Ian Krol1.01000200.00
Beau Jones1.00000104.70
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
J.C. Sulbaran4.04313502.25
Ethan Hollingsworth (W, 3-7)4.02110204.29
Sam Runion (S, 2)1.00000300.00
WP: Castro, F, Sulbaran.

 

Wilmington Blue Rocks 9 Salem Red Sox 1 

A night after Vance Wilson had a team meeting with his young Blue Rocks squad they played perhaps their best game of the year.  Wilmington starter Jason Adam contributed to that game with one his better starts in his young professional career, hurling 7 innings of two hit ball to earn his fourth win of the year.  Adam showed plenty on the mound according to PTP writer Zach Mortimer, throwing his fastball in the 92-94 range with good life, downward curve in the 77-79 mph range and flashing a good change with good fade and sink in the low 80’s.  He also backed up one of his hitters that had beaned earlier in the game by returning the favor in the 2nd and finishing his work allowing just an unearned run with six K’s and just one walk.  The Rocks had struggled to back up Adam in the past but didn’t have that same problem on this night scoring 9 runs thanks in part to a 5 for 5 night by designated hitter Matt Fields including two home runs.  First baseman Murray Watts also got involved going 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a couple runs driven in.  The win for the Rocks put them back in a first place tie with the Frederick Keys.

Jason Adam Postgame Audio via John Sadak

Vance Wilson Postgame Audio via John Sadak

 

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W: Adam (4-11, 3.73) L: Rivera (4-5, 5.65)

Salem Red Sox
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Felix SanchezDH311000002.248
Zach Gentile3B201000020.500
Michael Almanzar1B300000100.303
Brandon JacobsLF400000002.262
Shannon WilkersonCF300000002.279
Sean Coyle2B200000001.244
Lucas LeBlancRF200000001.225
James KangSS300000000.182
Jayson HernandezC301100000.333
BATTING
2B: Hernandez, J (1, Graffeo).
TB: Gentile; Sanchez, F; Hernandez, J 2.
RBI: Almanzar (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sanchez, F.
SAC: LeBlanc.
SF: Almanzar.
GIDP: Almanzar.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.BASERUNNING
SB: Sanchez, F (23, 2nd base off Adam/Bonilla).
CS: Sanchez, F (4, 2nd base by Adam/Bonilla).FIELDING
E: Gentile (1, fielding).
PB: Hernandez, J (1).
DP: (Kang-Coyle-Almanzar).
Pickoffs: Rivera (Beltre at 1st base).
Wilmington Blue Rocks
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Orlando CalixteSS501010002.277
Geulin BeltreRF411010001.240
Lane AdamsCF522000100.227
Matt FieldsDH545002200.301
Cheslor Cuthbert3B500000001.220
Murray Watts1B413200200.207
Jose BonillaC110000030.221
Chris ElderLF401010301.231
Luis Piterson2B300000012.286
BATTING
2B: Watts 2 (6, Rivera, Gleason).
3B: Beltre (5, Gleason), Elder (1, Gleason), Calixte (3, Bayer).
HR: Fields, M 2 (16, 2nd inning off Rivera, 0 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Bayer, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Calixte 3; Beltre 3; Adams 2; Watts 5; Elder 3; Fields, M 11.
RBI: Fields, M 2 (30), Watts 2 (8), Adams (16), Elder 3 (3).
2-out RBI: Watts; Elder 3; Fields, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Piterson; Calixte; Bonilla; Beltre.
GIDP: Cuthbert.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
CS: Beltre (10, 2nd base by Rivera/Hernandez, J).
PO: Beltre (1st base by Rivera).FIELDING
E: Calixte (13, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Calixte-Piterson, Cuthbert-Piterson-Watts).
Salem Red Sox
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Manuel Rivera (L, 4-5)3.24332515.65
Michael Gleason1.05552105.02
Jeremiah Bayer2.13110114.24
Pete Ruiz1.01000002.77
Wilmington Blue Rocks
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jason Adam (W, 4-11)7.02101603.73
Nick Graffeo2.01001203.62
HBP: Sanchez, F (by Adam), Coyle (by Adam), Beltre (by Rivera).

Kane County Cougars 5 Clinton Lumber Kings 0

Royals 1st Round pick, Kyle Zimmer had his best Single A start since joining the club earning his first Midwest League win.  The right-hander had his longest professional start, getting through 6.2 innings while allowing just three singles, not allowing a run, a walk and striking out a career high 10.  Zimmer nearly missed out at a shot at a win as the offense struggled to get anything going off Clinton starter Robert Shore but a pitching replacement in the 7th allowed the Cougars to get a run across on a sac fly by Henry Moreno that scored Alex Llanos who had doubled earlier in the inning.  The offense tacked four more on Clinton reliever Josh Corrales in the 8th thanks in part to another Llanos double that drove in a pair.  Those runs were more than enough for the Kane pen to secure the win for the team and Zimmer.

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W: Zimmer (1-2, 4.32) L: Corrales (3-4, 4.15)

Kane County Cougars
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Justin Trapp2B512020003.258
Jack LopezSS401000001.207
Daniel Mateo3B310000013.273
Dean Espy1B412100100.257
Alex LlanosCF422200201.283
Julio AparicioLF202000100.264
Tim FergusonRF400000002.287
Henry MorenoDH300000102.208
Kevin DavidC400000003.227
BATTING
2B: Espy (14, Shore), Llanos 2 (12, Corrales, Corrales).
3B: Trapp, J 2 (8, Shore, Corrales).
TB: Trapp, J 6; Lopez; Espy 3; Aparicio 2; Llanos 4.
RBI: Moreno (12), Espy (19), Llanos 2 (17), Aparicio (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Espy; David.
SAC: Aparicio.
SF: Moreno; Aparicio.
GIDP: Ferguson.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
PO: Lopez (1st base by Dowd).FIELDING
DP: (Mateo-Espy).
Clinton LumberKings
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Christopher TaylorDH401000000.318
Daniel Paolini1B401100000.275
Kevin RiversRF400000004.317
Ramon Morla3B400000004.284
Michael DowdC201000000.288
Guillermo PimentelLF300000002.252
Jabari BlashCF300000003.220
Dillon Hazlett2B301000001.249
Anthony PhillipsSS100000000.220
BATTING
2B: Paolini (20, Fassold).
TB: Dowd; Paolini 2; Taylor, C; Hazlett.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morla.
SAC: Phillips, A.
GIDP: Paolini.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
CS: Hazlett (9, 3rd base by Zimmer/David).FIELDING
E: Morla (27, fielding), Paolini 2 (15, fielding, fielding).
DP: (Morla-Hazlett-Paolini).
Pickoffs: Dowd (Lopez at 1st base).
Kane County Cougars
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kyle Zimmer (W, 1-2)6.230001004.32
Malcom Culver (H, 3)1.10000204.66
Cody Fassold1.01000203.65
Clinton LumberKings
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robert Shore6.050001001.45
Joshua Corrales (L, 3-4)2.04541304.15
Jeremy Dobbs1.00000205.80
IBB: Mateo (by Corrales).
HBP: Phillips, A (by Zimmer), Dowd (by Zimmer).

Idaho Falls Chukars 12 Orem Owlz 5

The Chukars jumped out with 10 runs in the first four innings to cruise to a win Friday night.  Four different players had multi-hit games with Nick Delguidice pacing the way with three hits and four RBI’s thanks to a pair of doubles.  17 year old prospect Adalberto Mondesi reached base three times with a pair of hits and a walk scoring two runs and driving in another while stealing his ninth base of the season.  Starter Zeb Sneed gained the win with all of the run support despite giving up five runs in five innings.

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W: Sneed (2-1, 6.41) L: Rodriguez (3-3, 6.86)

Orem Owlz
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Joel CapoteCF311010211.397
    Andrew RayLF100000000.301
Sherman Johnson2B511010000.218
Wade Hinkle1B311001200.322
Jonathan WalshLF-RF401000000.307
Michael BolaskiDH402000001.288
Wendell SotoSS401000001.319
Chevy ClarkeRF-CF311000010.299
Caleb Bushyhead3B411000001.294
Zac LivingstonC401100003.273
BATTING
2B: Livingston (2, Patton).
3B: Capote (5, Sneed), Johnson, S (2, Sneed).
HR: Hinkle (10, 1st inning off Sneed, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson, S 3; Capote 3; Soto, W; Bolaski 2; Walsh, J; Hinkle 4; Clarke, C; Livingston 2; Bushyhead.
RBI: Hinkle 2 (40), Capote 2 (23).
2-out RBI: Hinkle.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto, W; Hinkle; Bushyhead.
SF: Hinkle.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, N (1, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Capote (Goris at 3rd base).
DP: (Soto, W-Johnson, S-Hinkle).
Idaho Falls Chukars
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Ethan ChapmanCF421000010.330
Adalberto MondesiSS422000110.302
Elier HernandezRF410000011.218
Nicholas Cuckovich3B231010321.271
Jin-Ho ShinC523010200.289
Jared Schlehuber1B410000002.253
Nick DelGuidiceDH403200400.297
Diego Goris2B402100100.247
Jerico BlancoLF411000001.188
BATTING
2B: DelGuidice 2 (9, Rodriguez, N, Santiago, Y), Goris (3, Lopez, B).
3B: Shin (1, Santiago, Y), Cuckovich (4, Santiago, Y).
TB: Mondesi 2; Cuckovich 3; Chapman; DelGuidice 5; Shin 5; Blanco, J; Goris 3.
RBI: Shin 2 (21), DelGuidice 4 (12), Mondesi (19), Cuckovich 3 (32), Goris (15).
2-out RBI: DelGuidice 4; Goris.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanco, J; Goris; Hernandez.
GIDP: Shin.
Team RISP: 7-for-13.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Mondesi (9, 2nd base off Lopez, B/Livingston), Cuckovich (6, 2nd base off Lopez, B/Livingston).FIELDING
E: Goris (2, throw).
DP: (Sneed-Schlehuber).
Orem Owlz
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nataniel Rodriguez (L, 3-3)0.22442206.86
Brandon Efferson1.11000107.20
Yancarlos Santiago2.07661207.06
Baudilio Lopez3.032210010.95
Jake Boyd1.00001004.26
Idaho Falls Chukars
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zeb Sneed (W, 2-1)5.06552416.41
Spencer Patton (H, 1)3.04000206.91
Matthew Strahm1.00000104.50
WP: Santiago, Y.
HBP: Cuckovich (by Rodriguez, N).

Game 1

Burlington Royals 12 Bluefield Blue Jays 5

The Royals entered the 7th down 5-2 of the first game of their doubleheader but exploded over the next two innings to cruise to a win.  First baseman Mark Threlkeld hit a two run home run to get things started for Burlington to pull within a run.  The Royals weren’t done there putting together four consecutive singles to put four more runs on the board to take a 8-5 lead.  Threlkeld got things started again for the Royals in the 8th doubling to lead off the inning, scoring on a Terrance Gore single as part of a four run inning to cap off an easy win.

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W: Peterson (3-0, 1.98) L: Davis (0-1, 15.43)
S: Stumpf (1).

Bluefield Blue Jays
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Dwight Smith, Jr.CF100000000.213
    Dennis JonesCF401000103.250
Chris PetersLF111000000.286
    Jacob AndersonRF400000000.172
Santiago NessyC500000001.250
Art CharlesDH000000010.214
    a- Jorge Vega-RosadoPH-DH311000010.444
Christian Lopes2B502100100.279
Seth Conner1B413100101.424
Dickie ThonSS411000000.206
Matthew Dean3B402100101.211
Nico TaylorRF-LF411000102.261
a-Singled for Charles in the 3rd.
BATTING
2B: Lopes (5, Conroy), Conner (2, Rodriguez, F), Dean (4, Rodriguez, F).
TB: Dean 3; Jones; Taylor, N; Lopes 3; Peters; Thon, D; Vega-Rosado; Conner 4.
RBI: Lopes (9), Taylor, N (5), Jones (1), Conner (5), Dean (9).
2-out RBI: Lopes; Dean.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conner 2; Nessy; Taylor, N; Thon, D.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: Taylor, N (1, 2nd base off Rodriguez, F/Maggi), Jones (1, 2nd base off Rodriguez, F/Maggi), Vega-Rosado (2, 2nd base off Rodriguez, F/Maggi).FIELDING
E: Nessy 2 (3, missed catch, throw), Carmona, Ju (1, fielding), Dean (8, fielding).
DP: 3 (Conner-Thon, D-Conner, Lopes-Thon, D-Conner, Thon, D-Conner).
Burlington Royals
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Terrance GoreLF332000120.356
Humberto ArteagaSS421000011.224
Bubba StarlingCF322000310.317
Patrick Leonard3B514100201.286
Kenneth Diekroeger2B501000101.282
Fred FordRF401000101.227
Beau MaggiC310000010.196
Henry Moreno1B000000000.406
    Mark Threlkeld1B433201200.222
Adrian MoralesDH400000002.129
BATTING
2B: Threlkeld 2 (4, Carmona, Ju, Spano), Leonard (1, Carmona, Ju).
HR: Threlkeld (3, 7th inning off Davis, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Arteaga; Diekroeger, K; Leonard 5; Gore 2; Ford; Starling 2; Threlkeld 8.
RBI: Starling 3 (13), Threlkeld 2 (10), Leonard 2 (17), Diekroeger, K (15), Ford (9), Gore (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Diekroeger, K; Arteaga; Ford.
SF: Starling.
GIDP: Ford, Maggi, Diekroeger, K.
Team RISP: 8-for-18.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Gore 3 (15, 2nd base off Norris/Nessy, 3rd base off Carmona, Ju/Nessy, 2nd base off Spano/Nessy), Arteaga (2, 3rd base off Spano/Nessy).
CS: Ford (2, 2nd base by Davis/Nessy).FIELDING
E: Ford (3, throw).
Bluefield Blue Jays
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Daniel Norris2.12110303.57
Julio Carmona3.13112203.27
Shane Davis (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.256521115.43
Joe Spano1.24441007.71
Burlington Royals
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Patrick Conroy1.02111203.86
Freddy Rodriguez2.06440106.75
Mark Peterson (W, 3-0)4.04000201.98
Daniel Stumpf (S, 1)2.00001300.71
WP: Carmona, Ju 2, Spano 2, Rodriguez, F.

Game 2

Bluefield Blue Jays 7 Burlington Royals 5

Game two was an ugly one for the Royals, committing five errors and allowing 7 runs in 7 innings of a loss.  The Royals took a brief lead in 5th on Patrick Leonard’s 12th home run, a grand slam.  Reliever Lincoln Rassi came in with two on in the bottom half of the 5th allowing one run to cross to tie the game.  Rassi gave up a couple more in the 6th to allow the Jays to take the lead and the eventual win.

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W: Valdez (1-1, 5.02) L: Rassi (1-1, 10.19)
S: Browning (3)

Burlington Royals
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Terrance GoreLF411000002.287
Kenneth DiekroegerSS310000110.235
Bubba StarlingCF400000003.289
Patrick Leonard3B311001401.260
Cameron GallagherC300000000.278
Mark Threlkeld1B201000011.301
Fred FordDH200000012.258
Alex HudakRF111000020.333
Jose Rodriguez2B311100001.214
BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, Js (1, James).
HR: Leonard (12, 5th inning off James, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Leonard 4; Gore; Threlkeld; Rodriguez, Js 2; Hudak.
RBI: Diekroeger, K (29), Leonard 4 (39).
2-out RBI: Leonard 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gore 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Gore (27, 2nd base off James/Alvarez, H).FIELDING
E: Threlkeld (2, throw), Rodgers (2, pickoff), Diekroeger, K (7, throw), Leonard (9, throw), Rodriguez, Js (3, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Hudak (Conner at 3rd base).
DP: (Diekroeger, K-Rodriguez, Js-Threlkeld).
Bluefield Blue Jays
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Jorge Vega-Rosado2B422001201.309
Dennis JonesCF321000001.200
Christian LopesDH422100000.275
Seth Conner3B-1B302000201.348
Nico TaylorLF302000101.232
Jacob AndersonRF300000001.191
Emilio GuerreroSS-3B300000000.000
Jordan Leyland1B201000000.229
    Dickie ThonSS100000000.220
Hector AlvarezC200000000.040
    a- Santiago NessyPH-C010000010.236
a-Walked for Alvarez, H in the 6th.
BATTING
2B: Lopes (15, Rassi).
HR: Vega-Rosado (2, 6th inning off Rassi, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Leyland; Jones; Taylor, N 2; Lopes 3; Conner 2; Vega-Rosado 5.
RBI: Conner 2 (21), Taylor, N (8), Vega-Rosado 2 (10).
2-out RBI: Vega-Rosado 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, J 3; Conner 2.
SF: Conner.
GIDP: Alvarez, H.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Lopes (4, 2nd base off Rodgers/Gallagher), Taylor, N (3, 2nd base off Rodgers/Gallagher).FIELDING
E: Alvarez, H (2, throw).
DP: (Alvarez, H-Vega-Rosado).
Burlington Royals
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Colin Rodgers4.17510401.86
Lincoln Rassi (L, 1-1)1.232211110.19
Bluefield Blue Jays
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Justin James4.25544615.63
Denny Valdez (W, 1-1)1.10001305.02
Wil Browning (S, 3)1.00000101.04
WP: Rodgers.
HBP: Jones (by Rassi).
AZL Royals 6 AZL Angels 5
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W: Almonte (1-0, 2.03) L: Sookee (0-1, 3.60)
AZL Angels
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Pedro ToribioDH402100001.421
Jose RondonSS400000000.248
Kody Eaves2B422010001.260
Glenn BeltranLF411000102.266
Samir Mendez1B400000001.228
Ryan BoldenRF310000012.125
Raul Linares3B300000001.133
    a- Blake AmaralPH110000000.111
    Chance Ross3B000000000.275
Chase PattersonC400000004.114
Quinten DavisCF301000000.283
a-Reached on error for Linares in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Toribio, P (5, Almonte, M).
3B: Eaves (5, Keating).
TB: Beltran; Toribio, P 3; Davis, Q; Eaves 4.
RBI: Beltran (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Rondon, J.
GIDP: Rondon, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
E: Rondon, J (11, throw), Patterson (5, throw).
AZL Royals
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Jerrell AllenCF401000200.167
Ramon TorresSS401000001.321
Alexis RiveraLF400000000.352
Mauricio Ramos3B400000001.326
Mark Donato1B311100000.262
    Bobby Fisher-Brown1B100000000.237
Pedro GonzalezC412101202.260
Lance HarperRF422100001.265
Luis VillegasDH302000110.226
    1- Alfredo PatinoPR-DH010000000.188
Lewis Urena2B310000010.125
1-Ran for Villegas, Lu in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Harper (1, Fernandez), Donato (12, Fernandez), Gonzalez, P (7, Fernandez).
HR: Gonzalez, P (2, 2nd inning off Fernandez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Harper 3; Donato 2; Torres, Ra; Gonzalez, P 6; Allen; Villegas, Lu 2.
RBI: Gonzalez, P 2 (12), Villegas, Lu (6), Allen 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, P; Allen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Urena, Le; Villegas, Lu.
SAC: Allen.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Harper (1, 2nd base off Sookee/Patterson).
CS: Torres, Ra (6, 2nd base by Fernandez/Patterson).FIELDING
E: Torres, Ra (14, fielding), Urena, Le (5, fielding), Almonte, M (2, throw), Gonzalez, P (2, throw).
DP: (Torres, Ra-Urena, Le-Donato).
AZL Angels
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arjenis Fernandez6.05332215.21
Aaron Sookee (L, 0-1)2.24320303.60
AZL Royals
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Melville3.02100300.00
Patrick Keating2.01110301.93
Miguel Almonte (BS, 1)(W, 1-0)4.03301602.03
WP: Almonte, M.
Balk: Fernandez.
DSL Rays 11 DSL Royals 2
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W: Paredes (4-2, 2.33) L: Melgar (3-2, 2.55)
DSL Rays
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Cristian Toribio2B613010200.267
Enmanuel PaulinoSS300000101.237
Alexander Simon3B411000110.298
Ismael Aguero1B512100101.284
Elias TorresCF413000111.286
Jose RojasC410000012.272
Julio HerreraDH535000000.240
Roberto AdolfoRF422000110.246
Anthony MojicaLF211000200.215
BATTING
2B: Aguero (20, Viloria).
3B: Toribio (3, Melgar).
TB: Aguero 3; Mojica; Toribio 5; Herrera 5; Torres 3; Adolfo 2; Simon.
RBI: Mojica 2 (7), Toribio 2 (23), Paulino (18), Torres (21), Adolfo (12), Simon (30), Aguero (31).
2-out RBI: Toribio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Simon 2; Rojas.
SF: Mojica 2; Paulino.
GIDP: Rojas, Adolfo.
Team RISP: 9-for-17.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Torres (7, 2nd base off Melgar/Gonzalez, C), Simon (9, 2nd base off Rosario/Gonzalez, C).
CS: Torres (8, 3rd base by Melgar/Gonzalez, C).FIELDING
E: Cano 2 (2, throw, throw), Simon (28, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Simon-Toribio-Aguero, Paulino-Toribio-Aguero)
DSL Royals
PlayerPosABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVG
Jeckson FloresSS110000040.214
Angelo Castellano3B400000000.236
Wander FrancoDH411000012.307
Cristian CanoLF100000030.286
    Jose GironCF100000001.223
Eddy Melo1B401000000.272
Cesar GonzalezC301000100.208
Johan Santa2B300000012.307
Jose SolanoRF400000000.249
Brawlun GomezCF-LF300000013.198
BATTING
TB: Melo; Gonzalez, C; Franco.
RBI: Gonzalez, C (18).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Santa 3; Solano; Franco.
SAC: Castellano.
GIDP: Castellano, Melo.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 11.BASERUNNING
CS: Castellano (6, 2nd base by Cano/Rojas).FIELDING
E: Flores, J (18, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Solano (Toribio at 2nd base), Giron (Simon at home).
DP: 2 (Santa-Flores, J-Melo, Castellano-Santa-Melo).
DSL Rays
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Joselito Cano4.01105402.49
Roquely Ortiz1.011140015.75
Ruben Paredes (W, 4-2)3.00001302.33
Ariel Gracia1.01000104.50
DSL Royals
PlayerIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Luis Melgar (L, 3-2)5.06331302.55
Harol Rosario0.13552103.68
Yojensy Arias0.21000002.79
Alejandro Viloria1.021110018.90
Reinaldo Cepin1.03210104.34
Cesar Melendez1.02000004.05
Ortiz pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.WP: Cano, Ortiz 2, Melgar 2, Rosario, Arias, Viloria, Cepin.
HBP: Paulino (by Arias), Mojica (by Cepin), Gonzalez, C (by Cano).
All boxscores via milb.com

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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Comments (2)

  • Greg Schaum

    I think you are just seeing a young player go thru the dog days….And of course, he is now hurt and on the DL

  • adwatts

    Any news on what has happened to Jorge Bonifacio? I noticed he’d been slumping a bit but I haven’t seen him written in the box score for the last several games.

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