Diamonds in the Rough 8.30 Reviewed by Momizat on . 2-3 day for Royals affiliates despite a playoff clinching win by the Blue Rocks.  HR Roll Call Wil Myers (36) Julio Aparicio (4) Bubba Starling (11) Terrance 2-3 day for Royals affiliates despite a playoff clinching win by the Blue Rocks.  HR Roll Call Wil Myers (36) Julio Aparicio (4) Bubba Starling (11) Terrance Rating:
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Diamonds in the Rough 8.30

Diamonds in the Rough 8.30

2-3 day for Royals affiliates despite a playoff clinching win by the Blue Rocks.  HR Roll Call Wil Myers (36) Julio Aparicio (4) Bubba Starling (11) Terrance Gore (1) Diego Goris (12) Adalberto Mondesi (3) Nick DelGuidice (2)

(Photo Jake Rose Photography)

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Brett Eibner 3-4 2b, 2 R, 2 RBI

Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Leondy Perez 7.1 IP 5 H 1 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 K

Rookie League Player of the Day Adalberto Mondesi 3-4 HR, 2b, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

Playoff Clutch Performer Daniel Stumpf Burlington see below

Memphis Redbirds 12 Omaha Storm Chasers 4

Nate Adcock and Blaine Hardy got knocked around for 17 hits in the first five innings allowing 11 runs in that time to put the game out of reach.  Royals top prospect Wil Myers hit his 36th home run of the season in the 8th inning.

W: Lyons (4-9, 4.28) L: Adcock (8-6, 5.46)
Omaha Storm Chasers
Irving FaluSS403000000.330
Mitch MaierRF211000000.305
    Derrick RobinsonLF200000000.263
Max RamirezDH311000112.299
Wil Myers3B411001100.293
Clint Robinson1B401100000.290
David LoughCF400000100.275
Rey Navarro2B411000000.318
Jason BourgeoisLF-RF402100001.231
Cody ClarkC401000100.179
2B: Bourgeois (7, Lyons), Robinson, C (36, Browning).
HR: Myers (23, 8th inning off Freeman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Falu 3; Bourgeois 3; Robinson, C 2; Myers 4; Navarro; Clark, C; Maier; Ramirez, M.
RBI: Ramirez, M (75), Clark, C (22), Lough (69), Myers (75).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robinson, D; Navarro.
GIDP: Clark, C, Myers.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
DP: 3 (Falu-Navarro-Robinson, C 2, Myers-Navarro-Robinson, C).

Memphis Redbirds
Adron ChambersDH614100400.317
Lance Berkman1B101000000.235
    1- Brock PetersonPR-1B412100212.218
Matt YoungLF513000001.406
Steven HillC411001311.264
Eugenio Velez3B411100011.279
Ryan JacksonSS422000010.271
Cedric HunterCF522000100.269
Vance Albitz2B422000000.355
Lou MontanezRF513100100.258
1-Ran for Berkman in the 1st.
2B: Velez (33, Adcock), Peterson, Br (2, Hardy), Chambers (16, Hardy), Montanez (8, Joseph, D).
HR: Hill (17, 1st inning off Adcock, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Velez 2; Chambers 5; Young, M 3; Hunter, C 2; Albitz 2; Jackson 2; Berkman; Peterson, Br 3; Hill 4; Montanez 4.
RBI: Hill 3 (50), Hunter, C (44), Montanez (21), Chambers 4 (44), Peterson, Br 2 (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M; Velez 2; Peterson, Br.
GIDP: Jackson, Montanez, Velez.
Team RISP: 9-for-18.
DP: 3 (Velez-Albitz-Peterson, Br, Albitz-Jackson-Peterson, Br, Jackson-Albitz).

Omaha Storm Chasers
Nathan Adcock (L, 8-6)1.08770115.46
Blaine Hardy3.19442103.66
Tommy Hottovy0.20000202.57
Juan Gutierrez1.00001009.00
Donnie Joseph2.04111104.80
Memphis Redbirds
Tyler Lyons (W, 4-9)5.17331104.28
Barret Browning0.21000001.80
Jorge Rondon1.02000103.95
Sam Freeman1.01110112.08
Eduardo Sanchez1.00000005.86
WP: Joseph, D 2.
IBB: Hill (by Hardy).
HBP: Albitz (by Adcock).


Wilmington Blue Rocks 9 Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3

The Rocks clinched at least a share of the 2nd half division title with their win Thursday night.  The offense did much of the heavy lifting as they have for most of the 2nd half, punching out twelve hits and nine runs to take a comfortable win.  Brett Eibner had a big day at the plate connecting on three hits in four at bats while scoring a pair and driving in a pair.  Shortstop Orlando Calixte also got in the act on offense with two hits including his 17th double for the Blue Rocks.  Starter Leondy Perez took the win giving Wilmington his best start of the year by working 7.1 innings of one run ball (0 ER) while working around five hits and a walk.  The win combined with Lynchburg and Frederick losses secured the playoff birth for the Blue Rocks.

Brett Eibner Postgame Audio via John Sadak

Vance Wilson Postgame Audio

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Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Odubel Herrera2B501000001.285
Edwin Garcia3B400000000.242
Hanser AlbertoSS401000101.258
Brett NicholasC401000000.286
Vincent DiFazioDH310000010.212
Christopher GraysonCF310000011.185
Jhonny Gomez1B400000000.197
Jeremy WilliamsRF312100211.240
Yefry CastilloLF402000001.212

W: Perez (5-4, 3.74) L: McBride (2-3, 3.76)

2B: Williams, J (6, Sample).
TB: Williams, J 3; Nicholas; Herrera; Alberto; Castillo 2.
RBI: Alberto (34), Williams, J 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Alberto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Alberto; Gomez; Nicholas; Herrera.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
CS: Williams, J (1, 2nd base by Perez, L/Bonilla).

E: Herrera 2 (41, fielding, fielding), McBride (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Castillo (Beltre at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Alberto-Herrera-Gomez, Reyes, J-Alberto-Gomez).

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Orlando CalixteSS502100200.288
Nick Van StrattenLF511100003.359
Lane AdamsDH310000021.235
Matt Fields1B411000001.285
Cheslor Cuthbert3B410000000.240
Brett EibnerCF423100200.199
Geulin BeltreRF311000011.243
Jose BonillaC411000101.215
Angel Franco2B413000000.268
2B: Eibner (26, McBride), Calixte (17, McBride), Van Stratten (4, Reyes, J).
TB: Calixte 3; Beltre; Bonilla; Van Stratten 2; Fields, M; Eibner 4; Franco 3.
RBI: Eibner 2 (52), Calixte 2 (28), Bonilla (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre; Fields, M; Adams 2.
GIDP: Calixte, Fields, M.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
SB: Bonilla (3, 2nd base off McBride/Nicholas).

E: Calixte (21, fielding).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Nicholas McBride (L, 2-3)3.16742103.76
Josh McElwee1.20001300.00
Francisco Mendoza1.00000104.98
Jimmy Reyes1.01100002.52
Ben Rowen1.05110201.60
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Leondy Perez (W, 5-4)7.15101303.74
Tyler Sample1.22222205.84
WP: McElwee, Sample.

Quad Cities River Bandits 2 Kane County Cougars 1 F/12

The Cougars season is running on empty as they get closer to being eliminated from the playoff race.  The Cougars only run came in the 8th on a Julio Aparicio home run but the Bandits answered that with a two out run scoring single eventually winning the game in the 12th with a bases loaded sac fly.


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W: Cole (4-1, 2.04) L: Culver (2-1, 3.73)

Kane County Cougars
Justin Trapp2B501100003.271
Jack LopezSS500000001.229
Daniel Mateo3B400000001.261
Dean Espy1B400000002.251
Julio AparicioRF411001101.266
Alex LlanosLF-CF400000002.282
Tim FergusonCF200000000.283
    Chris ElderLF200000001.220
Henry MorenoDH400000003.197
Kevin DavidC400000002.209
2B: Trapp, J (19, Cornelius).
HR: Aparicio (4, 8th inning off Castillo, Y, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Trapp, J 2; Aparicio 4.
RBI: Aparicio (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Espy.
GIDP: Mateo.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
DP: (Trapp, J-Lopez-Espy).

Quad Cities River Bandits
Matt WilliamsSS310000021.273
Nick MartiniCF511000001.262
Colin WalshLF-2B401000021.316
Stephen PiscottyDH503100100.296
Anthony Melchionda3B301000001.273
    Gary ApelianRF200000100.167
David Medina1B400000010.242
Luis Mateo2B-3B401000010.259
Casey RasmusC401000010.219
Jordan WaltonRF-LF400000011.118
2B: Piscotty, S (18, Brazoban, J).
TB: Mateo; Rasmus; Martini, N; Melchionda; Walsh; Piscotty, S 4.
RBI: Piscotty, S (25), Apelian (2).
2-out RBI: Piscotty, S.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walsh; Mateo; Martini, N; Medina; Piscotty, S; Williams, M 2.
SAC: Martini, N; Williams, M.
SF: Apelian.
GIDP: Medina.
Team RISP: 1-for-14.
SB: Williams, M (22, 2nd base off Giovenco/David), Rasmus (5, 2nd base off Giovenco/David).

E: Williams, M (35, fielding).
DP: (Williams, M-Medina).

Kane County Cougars
Michael Giovenco5.03003303.83
Jose Brazoban3.021111014.54
Malcom Culver (L, 2-1)3.13114103.73
Quad Cities River Bandits
Jonathan Cornelius6.01000903.27
Yunior Castillo2.01110314.15
Heath Wyatt3.00000102.26
Ethan Cole (W, 4-1)1.00000302.04
Cornelius pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.WP: Giovenco.
IBB: Walsh (by Culver), Rasmus (by Culver).
HBP: Piscotty, S (by Culver).

Burlington Royals 4 Johnson City Cardinals 2

The Royals got an outstanding relief appearance by Daniel Stumpf and a little power to save their season, sending their first round series to a deciding third game.  The game was tied after three innings when starter Colin Rodgers ran into trouble in the 4th, loading the bases with no outs.  Facing a possible elimination the Royals manager went to the pen after Rodgers got a force out at that plate turning to Daniel Stumpf.  The left-hander answered the bell striking out the first hitter he faced and getting a force out to end the Cardinals rally and keeping the game tied at two apiece.  Tied into the 5th diminutive speedster Terrance Gore would hit his first career home run to give Burlington the advantage.  Stumpf would continue to hold the ship down working 3.2 scoreless innings before turning things over to John Walter who would close out the final two innings to save the game.  Bubba Starling gave the Royals an insurance run with his solo home run in the 7th, going 2-3 with a pair of RBI in the game.

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W: Stumpf (1-0, 0.00) L: Petrick (0-1, 5.40)
S: Walter (1)

Johnson City Cardinals
C.J. McElroyCF321001110.167
Ildemaro Vargas2B400000001.125
Jeremy Schaffer1B402100100.429
Bruce CaldwellDH400000002.000
Gerwuins VelazcoC402000000.375
Carson Kelly3B402000001.375
Cesar ValeraSS401000003.125
Ronard CastilloLF300000000.000
Ricardo LizcanoRF300000003.143
2B: Schaffer (1, Rodgers).
HR: McElroy (1, 1st inning off Rodgers, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Valera; McElroy 4; Kelly 2; Schaffer 3; Velazco 2.
RBI: McElroy (1), Schaffer (2).
2-out RBI: Schaffer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Caldwell; McElroy 2.
GIDP: Kelly, Caldwell.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

PB: Velazco (2).
DP: (Valera-Vargas, I-Schaffer).

Burlington Royals
Terrance GoreLF422001110.375
Humberto ArteagaSS401000002.375
Bubba StarlingCF312001201.400
Patrick Leonard3B401000001.143
Mark Threlkeld1B411000001.143
Cameron GallagherDH300000013.000
Fred FordRF300000011.143
Kenneth Diekroeger2B402000100.250
Beau MaggiC200000012.167
HR: Gore (1, 5th inning off Petrick, 0 on, 0 out), Starling (1, 7th inning off Tuivailala, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Arteaga; Leonard; Diekroeger, K 2; Gore 5; Starling 5; Threlkeld.
RBI: Starling 2 (2), Diekroeger, K (1), Gore (1).
2-out RBI: Diekroeger, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gore 2; Maggi; Threlkeld; Arteaga 2.
SF: Starling.
GIDP: Leonard.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

DP: 2 (Diekroeger, K-Arteaga-Threlkeld, Threlkeld-Arteaga-Threlkeld).

Johnson City Cardinals
Zachary Petrick (L, 0-1)5.07331515.40
Cesar Aguilar1.00003100.00
Samuel Tuivailala2.02110514.50
Burlington Royals
Colin Rodgers3.16221315.40
Daniel Stumpf (W, 1-0)3.21000400.00
John Walter (S, 1)2.01000300.00
WP: Petrick, Tuivailala.
HBP: Maggi (by Petrick).


Ogden Raptors 11 Idaho Falls Chukars 5

The Chukars dropped another one Thursday despite plenty of hits on their side.  Each team bashed three home runs and put up double digit hits but the Raptors were a little more patient drawing five walks to just one by Idaho Falls helping them tack on eleven runs on their twelve hits to just five on ten for the Chukars.  Shortstop Adalberto Mondesi had a solid day at the plate going 3 for 4 with his third home run of the season, a double and a walk.

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W: Downing (3-0, 5.54) L: Sneed (2-2, 7.82)

Idaho Falls Chukars
Ethan ChapmanCF511100001.314
Adalberto MondesiSS423101211.292
Nicholas Cuckovich3B502000001.281
Jin-Ho ShinDH300000101.285
Diego GorisLF411001100.308
Elier HernandezRF400000001.204
Jared Schlehuber1B400000000.267
Nick DelGuidice2B412101101.290
Tyler SmithC401000001.200
2B: DelGuidice (14, Downing), Chapman (9, Downing), Mondesi (6, Downing).
HR: Mondesi (3, 3rd inning off Downing, 0 on, 1 out), DelGuidice (2, 7th inning off Downing, 0 on, 0 out), Goris (9, 8th inning off De Aza, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Mondesi 7; Cuckovich 2; Chapman 2; DelGuidice 6; Smith, T; Goris 4.
RBI: Shin (32), Mondesi 2 (25), DelGuidice (20), Goris (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Goris; Smith, T; Shin.
SF: Shin.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Cuckovich (9, 2nd base off Downing/Smith, E).

E: Mondesi (20, throw).

Ogden Raptors
Malcolm Holland2B410000011.251
Eric SmithC410000000.345
Jeremy RathjenCF422001210.331
Jesus ValdezDH221000111.330
Noel CuevasLF525100300.481
Justin BoudreauxSS512101401.253
Bladimir Franco3B501100000.287
Tae-Hyeok Nam1B411001101.239
Devon EthierRF210000021.171
2B: Cuevas (4, Sneed), Franco (4, Sneed), Boudreaux (12, Lopez, J).
HR: Nam (4, 2nd inning off Sneed, 0 on, 1 out), Boudreaux (3, 2nd inning off Sneed, 1 on, 2 out), Rathjen (8, 8th inning off Lopez, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Franco 2; Nam 4; Boudreaux 6; Rathjen 5; Cuevas 6; Valdez, J.
RBI: Valdez, J (60), Nam (16), Rathjen 2 (49), Cuevas 3 (7), Boudreaux 4 (28).
2-out RBI: Rathjen; Cuevas 3; Boudreaux 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boudreaux; Nam 2; Franco 2.
SF: Valdez, J.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Holland (39, 2nd base off Sneed/Smith, T), Ethier (3, 2nd base off Sneed/Smith, T).

E: Holland (15, fielding).

Idaho Falls Chukars
Zeb Sneed (L, 2-2)2.06883227.82
Matthew Strahm3.12112206.04
Joe Lopez2.24220112.97
Ogden Raptors
Gregg Downing (W, 3-0)7.08441525.54
Carlos De Aza1.01110017.86
Alan Garcia1.01000206.05
HBP: Smith, E (by Sneed), Valdez, J (by Sneed).

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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 (3)

  • Clint Scoles

    Ya it is a very interesting decision especially when you consider that Eibner is Rule V eligible next season. With that said I think the Royals could have him play the entire next season in the OF before making the move. No team is gonna put them on their major league roster without pitching for four years.

  • Number5

    The royals and Eibner have a really interesting choice this offseason. 45 extra-base hits while playing in Wilmington is definitely an accomplishment. Moustakas only had a few more (50) in about 80 more total at bats. It would be really interesting to hear what the Royals think about Eibner’s future and how strongly they are or aren’t thinking about switching him to pitching.

  • kcastrofan

    Perhaps I am stuck in the perpetual Royals mode of woe is me, but it seemed that for a brief time Nate Adcock was going to become a serviceable #4 or #5 starter. however it seems his numbers have been very pedestrian this season. And this latest start was a real stinker. Any insight on what the difference has been for him? Injury? League figured out his stuff? And maybe the bigger question, why(!) can’t just one of these pitchers DMGM takes a flyer on – why can’t they turn into something more than a AAAA starter? Never mind the last question, not that I had visions of Adcock winning the Cy Young but it seems he has really tailed off this season.

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