Diamonds in the Rough 7.9 Reviewed by Momizat on . 2-4 record for Royals affiliates Monday.  HR Roll Call Lane Adams (10) , Whit Merrifield (6) , Julio Aparicio (3) , Tim Ferguson (2) Jared Schlehuber (1) Luis 2-4 record for Royals affiliates Monday.  HR Roll Call Lane Adams (10) , Whit Merrifield (6) , Julio Aparicio (3) , Tim Ferguson (2) Jared Schlehuber (1) Luis Rating:
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Diamonds in the Rough 7.9

2-4 record for Royals affiliates Monday.  HR Roll Call Lane Adams (10) , Whit Merrifield (6) , Julio Aparicio (3) , Tim Ferguson (2) Jared Schlehuber (1) Luis Villegas (1) 


Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Matt Ridings 5.2 IP 1 H 2 R 1 ER 1 BB 5 K 

(Photo Minda Haas)

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Manny Pina 2-3 2b, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Pine Tar Press Rookie League Player of the Day Luis Villegas 3-3 2b, HR, BB, 2R, 2 RBI


San Antonio Mission 7 NW Arkansas Naturals 6

Chris Dwyer couldn’t build on his good run of starts giving up 6 runs in 5.1 innings Monday to drop his 8th game of the season.  The Naturals offense which had been missing showed up in this one knocking out 16 hits and 6 runs including 2 hits, a pair of walks and 3 RBI by catcher Manny Pina playing in just his fourth game since arriving back from the DL.  It wasn’t enough for Dwyer and his teammates as their comeback bid came up a run short in the bottom of the ninth.

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W: Werner (3-8, 3.57) L: Dwyer (5-8, 5.25)
S: McBryde (9)

San Antonio Missions
Dean AnnaLF-3B513100000.302
Jonathan Galvez2B511000002.318
Nathan Freiman1B512001301.287
Cody DeckerRF421001111.275
    Kyung-Min NaLF000000000.000
Edinson RinconDH401000000.261
Jason HagertyC322100111.266
Jake Blackwood3B-RF302000110.272
Jeudy ValdezSS401000001.217
Reymond FuentesCF300000000.234
2B: Anna (9, Dwyer), Hagerty (7, Dwyer).
HR: Freiman (19, 1st inning off Dwyer, 2 on, 0 out), Decker, C (17, 8th inning off Paukovits, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rincon; Hagerty 3; Freiman 5; Galvez; Blackwood 2; Valdez, J; Anna 4; Decker, C 4.
RBI: Freiman 3 (73), Hagerty (15), Blackwood (19), Decker, C (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valdez, J; Fuentes.
GIDP: Rincon, Valdez, J, Galvez.
Team RISP: 4-for-7.
CS: Fuentes (5, 2nd base by Dwyer/Pina).
PO: Fuentes (1st base by Dwyer).

Outfield assists: Decker, C (Fletcher at home).
DP: (Decker, C-Hagerty).

Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Yem PradesCF412000001.256
Rey Navarro2B513000100.253
Brian FletcherLF501000103.238
Manny PinaC302100320.231
    1- Eric DuncanPR010000000.267
Paulo OrlandoDH400000003.256
    a- John WhittlemanPH-DH100000000.237
Mario Lisson1B502100001.236
Nick Van StrattenRF412000000.284
    b- Carlo TestaPH000000100.263
Alex McClureSS512000002.269
Michael Liberto3B412000001.385
a-Flied out for Orlando in the 9th. b-Hit a sacrifice fly for Van Stratten in the 9th.
1-Ran for Pina in the 9th.
2B: Lisson (13, Werner), Pina (1, Werner).
TB: Fletcher; McClure 2; Liberto 2; Lisson 3; Van Stratten 2; Pina 3; Prades 2; Navarro 3.
RBI: Fletcher (4), Pina 3 (3), Navarro (28), Testa, C (35).
2-out RBI: Pina 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McClure; Orlando 3.
SAC: Prades.
SF: Testa, C.
Team RISP: 7-for-15.
DP: 3 (Navarro-McClure-Lisson, McClure-Navarro-Lisson, Liberto-Navarro-Lisson).
Pickoffs: Dwyer (Fuentes at 1st base).

San Antonio Missions
Andrew Werner (W, 3-8)5.09221503.57
Eddie Kunz0.25330203.95
Michael Broadway (H, 3)1.10000104.11
Daniel Stange (H, 7)1.01000201.69
Jeremy McBryde (S, 9)1.01111102.61
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Chris Dwyer (L, 5-8)5.17663415.25
Bryan Paukovits2.15110115.11
Jon Keck1.11000102.21
WP: Paukovits.
HBP: Fuentes (by Dwyer).


Wilmington Blue Rocks 6 Myrtle Beach Pelicans 2

The Blue Rocks continued their second half offensive surge with six runs in the second game of their series with Myrtle Beach.  Second baseman Whit Merrifield lead the way for the Rocks going 1-3 with a two run home run and another run scored.  New outfielder Lane Adams knocked out his 5th home run since being promoted while newly promoted pitcher Matt Ridings got his first start of the year and made the most of it going 5.2 innings with just 1 hit allowed.  The right-hander didn’t earn the win due to most of the offense coming late but it was a second solid start in a row from Rocks pitchers who had been struggling since early June.  Shortstop prospect Orlando Calixte had a good day at the plate going 3 for 4 with a double and a walk.

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W: Cruz (1-0, 0.00) L: Van Meter (1-4, 2.43)
S: Runion (4)

Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Odubel Herrera2B221100010.293
    1- Josh RichmondPR000000000.171
Hanser AlbertoSS401000000.268
Brett NicholasDH300000100.286
Christian Villanueva3B400000001.273
Tomas TelisC400000001.255
Jeremy WilliamsRF300000002.179
Teodoro MartinezCF300000001.267
Santiago ChirinoLF300000000.216
Yefry Castillo1B300000000.221
1-Ran for Herrera in the 9th.
2B: Herrera (13, Ridings).
TB: Herrera 2; Alberto.
RBI: Nicholas (44).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nicholas; Telis.
SF: Nicholas.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
E: Villanueva 3 (10, fielding, fielding, fielding), Castillo (4, missed catch).
PB: Telis (10).

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Whit Merrifield2B321001211.265
Orlando CalixteSS403100011.264
Cheslor Cuthbert3B401000100.232
Matt Fields1B400000002.231
Lane AdamsRF411001102.222
Brett EibnerCF400000001.202
Kevin DavidC310000002.251
Roman HernandezDH411010102.228
Geulin BeltreLF411000002.201
2B: Calixte (4, Rojas, R).
3B: Hernandez (1, Rojas, R).
HR: Adams (5, 4th inning off Rojas, R, 0 on, 1 out), Merrifield (6, 8th inning off Van Meter, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Merrifield 4; Hernandez 3; Calixte 4; Beltre; Cuthbert; Adams 4.
RBI: Adams (9), Hernandez (15), Cuthbert (39), Merrifield 2 (29).
2-out RBI: Hernandez; Merrifield 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fields, M 2; Hernandez; Beltre; Adams 2.
SAC: Merrifield.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
SB: Beltre (7, 2nd base off Van Meter/Telis).
CS: Beltre (7, 3rd base by Rojas, R/Telis).

E: Beltre (4, fielding).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Randol Rojas6.05221812.40
Joe Van Meter (L, 1-4)2.03411512.43
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Matt Ridings5.21211502.63
Antonio Cruz (W, 1-0)1.10000000.00
Sam Runion (S, 4)2.01000002.42
WP: Rojas, R.
Balk: Rojas, R, Ridings.


Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 6 Kane County Cougars 4

Righthander Kyle Smith had a okay start but it was far too short to be really effective.  The 2011 draftee lasted just 4.1 innings using 91 pitches in that time due to plenty of long counts fighting hitters as he walked 2 and struck out 7 allowing two runs, one of which was an inherited runner he left, to get a no decision.  Reliever Jason Mitchell struggled following Smith allowing 5 hits and 4 runs in his 1.2 innings to take his fifth loss.  The Cougars offense missed out on a number of opportunities going 3 for 13 with runners in scoring position getting 3 runs via the longball but just one other to cross which cost them the series in Wisconsin.

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W: Goforth (6-4, 5.36) L: Mitchell (3-5, 5.12)
S: Toledo (6)

Kane County Cougars
Alex LlanosCF501000003.296
Jack LopezSS501100000.254
Daniel Mateo2B412010100.287
Julio AparicioLF312011210.340
Michael Antonio3B401100001.230
Murray WattsDH400000000.215
Dean Espy1B401000000.227
Kenny SwabC400000002.244
Tim FergusonRF322001110.282
2B: Antonio (14, Goforth), Lopez (3, Goforth).
3B: Mateo (7, Goforth), Aparicio (1, Goforth).
HR: Aparicio (3, 2nd inning off Goforth, 0 on, 0 out), Ferguson (2, 9th inning off Toledo, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Antonio 2; Mateo 4; Lopez 2; Espy; Ferguson 5; Aparicio 7; Llanos.
RBI: Aparicio 2 (12), Mateo (37), Ferguson (18).
2-out RBI: Mateo; Aparicio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swab; Antonio 3; Mateo.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
SB: Mateo (2, 2nd base off Goforth/Garfield), Ferguson (10, 2nd base off Williams, Al/Garfield).
CS: Llanos (5, 2nd base by Goforth/Garfield).

E: Ferguson (1, fielding), Swab (5, throw).

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Chadwin StangCF411000112.263
Brandon Macias3B514200100.276
Ben McMahanLF421001111.304
Nick Ramirez1B501000103.250
Cameron GarfieldC300000110.297
Michael GarzaDH401000002.077
Yadiel RiveraSS301000011.225
Max WallaRF412000001.240
Adrian Williams2B411000002.192
2B: Macias 2 (20, Smith, K, Yambati).
HR: McMahan (7, 3rd inning off Smith, K, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Walla 2; Macias 6; Garza; Rivera, Y; Williams, Ad; McMahan 4; Ramirez, N; Stang.
RBI: McMahan (38), Ramirez, N (38), Garfield (13), Stang (30), Macias (41).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garfield 2; Stang; Garza; Ramirez, N 2; Williams, Ad.
Team RISP: 3-for-15.
SB: McMahan (7, 2nd base off Smith, K/Swab), Williams, Ad (3, 3rd base off Mitchell/Swab), Macias (6, 2nd base off Mitchell/Swab).

E: McMahan (7, throw).

Kane County Cougars
Kyle Smith4.15222713.00
Jason Mitchell (L, 3-5)1.25421405.12
Rudy Brown1.01001003.60
Robinson Yambati1.01000103.30
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
David Goforth (W, 6-4)6.09330215.36
Alan Williams (H, 1)2.00002200.00
Tommy Toledo (S, 6)1.01110211.95


Orem Owlz 20 Idaho Falls Chukars 6

Ugly game from start to finish as Clayton Schulz gave up 10 runs in the first 2 inning and the game was never close from there losing by two touchdowns.

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W: Diaz (2-2, 4.71) L: Schulz (1-3, 8.44)

Idaho Falls Chukars
Ethan ChapmanCF412010110.362
Carlos Garcia2B400000201.250
Elier HernandezRF300000001.250
    Jerico BlancoRF200000001.045
Nicholas Cuckovich3B411100001.269
Jin-Ho ShinDH301000002.284
    a- Travis LanePH-DH100000000.071
Rainier Bello1B101000000.292
    Jared Schlehuber1B312001200.308
Parker MorinC400000000.345
Sam BatesLF422100001.214
Nick DelGuidiceSS412000001.275
a-Flied out for Shin in the 8th.
2B: Cuckovich (5, Baker, G), Bates (1, Efferson).
3B: Chapman (3, Efferson).
HR: Schlehuber (1, 8th inning off Baker, G, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuckovich 2; Bates 3; Chapman 4; DelGuidice 2; Shin; Bello, R; Schlehuber 5.
RBI: Garcia, C 2 (12), Schlehuber 2 (4), Chapman (9).
2-out RBI: Schlehuber 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuckovich; Shin; Chapman.
SF: Garcia, C.
GIDP: Morin.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
DP: 2 (Mills-DelGuidice-Schlehuber, Cuckovich-Morin-Schlehuber).

Orem Owlz
Joel CapoteCF533100001.536
    Kyle JohnsonCF000000000.317
Sherman Johnson2B524101410.318
Wade Hinkle1B431100400.333
Jarrod ParksDH411000001.245
    a- Caleb BushyheadPH-DH211000001.286
Michael Bolaski3B522011400.260
Jonathan WalshRF422100120.230
Wendell SotoSS533110111.346
Andrew RayLF422001322.304
Adrian GutierrezC412100300.500
a-Singled for Parks in the 6th.
2B: Johnson, S (2, Schulz), Gutierrez (1, Mills), Walsh, J (4, Mills), Hinkle (4, Hentges), Soto, W (9, Hentges), Capote (4, Strahm).
3B: Soto, W (2, Schulz), Bolaski (2, Hentges).
HR: Ray (1, 2nd inning off Schulz, 1 on, 0 out), Bolaski (4, 4th inning off Mills, 0 on, 0 out), Johnson, S (1, 7th inning off Strahm, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Johnson, S 8; Soto, W 6; Capote 4; Bolaski 7; Ray 5; Walsh, J 3; Hinkle 2; Gutierrez 3; Parks; Bushyhead.
RBI: Hinkle 4 (25), Bolaski 4 (13), Ray 3 (8), Johnson, S 4 (8), Walsh, J (12), Gutierrez 3 (3), Soto, W (15).
2-out RBI: Walsh, J; Ray; Gutierrez 2; Hinkle 3; Bolaski 2; Soto, W.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walsh, J; Capote 2; Gutierrez 3; Bolaski 2.
SF: Bolaski; Gutierrez.
GIDP: Hinkle, Parks.
Team RISP: 10-for-23.
SB: Capote (1, 2nd base off Schulz/Morin).

E: Soto, W (8, fielding).
DP: (Diaz, Ja-Soto, W-Hinkle).

Idaho Falls Chukars
Clayton Schulz (L, 1-3)1.2810101018.44
Alec Mills3.15111313.00
Chase Hentges0.267741016.43
Matthew Strahm2.12220216.48
Orem Owlz
Jairo Diaz (W, 2-2)5.07210404.71
Tyler DeLoach1.00000103.86
Aaron Sookee1.00001103.48
Garrett Baker1.02220114.82
Brandon Efferson1.02220105.28
WP: Schulz 2, Hentges, Baker, G.
HBP: Hinkle (by Schulz), Capote (by Mills), Hinkle (by Mills).


AZL Royals 5 AZL Padres 4

Two more hits for Royals 10th round pick Alexis Rivera raising his batting average to .446.

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W: Tenuta (2-0, 0.75) L: Paz (0-1, 3.38)
S: Durden (1)

AZL Royals
Jerrell AllenCF-LF411000010.227
Ramon TorresSS510000000.315
Diego GorisDH501000102.448
Alexis RiveraRF402000000.446
Mauricio Ramos3B400000001.333
Bobby Fisher-Brown1B400000001.167
Lance HarperLF411000001.308
    Alfredo Escalera-MaldonadoCF000000000.286
Luis VillegasC323101210.500
Lewis Urena2B200000000.143
2B: Villegas, Lu (1, Ottoson).
HR: Villegas, Lu (1, 4th inning off Paz, U, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Harper; Rivera, A 2; Goris; Allen; Villegas, Lu 7.
RBI: Goris (16), Villegas, Lu 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fisher-Brown, B 2; Allen; Goris 2.
SAC: Torres, Ra; Urena, Le 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
SB: Torres, Ra (8, 3rd base off Paz, U/Daal), Rivera, A (5, 2nd base off Paz, U/Daal), Urena, Le (1, 2nd base off Ottoson/Daal).
CS: Harper (1, 2nd base by Paz, U/Daal), Allen (2, 2nd base by Miller/Daal).
PO: Allen (1st base by Miller).

E: Torres, Ra (7, fielding).
PB: Villegas, Lu (1).

AZL Padres
Edwin MorenoCF501000002.266
Jalen Goree2B512000002.419
Luis Tejada1B502100001.328
Gabriel Quintana3B501000100.222
Rodney DaalC523200000.326
    1- Yair LopezPR000000000.192
Adam FordSS200000030.263
Fabel FilpoLF400000100.238
Wynton BernardRF411001101.267
Christian MunozDH301000101.250
    a- Henry CharlesPH-DH100000001.297
a-Struck out for Munoz in the 8th.
1-Ran for Daal in the 9th.
2B: Daal 2 (5, Tenuta, Durden), Tejada, L (3, Deshazier).
HR: Bernard (1, 5th inning off Tenuta, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Goree 2; Moreno, E; Bernard 4; Tejada, L 3; Quintana, Ga; Munoz; Daal 5.
RBI: Filpo (5), Bernard (4), Munoz (4), Quintana, Ga (11).
2-out RBI: Munoz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bernard; Filpo 2; Quintana, Ga; Moreno, E; Goree; Ford.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
SB: Moreno, E (2, 2nd base off Deshazier/Villegas, Lu).

E: Tejada, L (4, fielding), Daal (1, throw), Goree (4, missed catch), Quintana, Ga 2 (6, fielding, throw), Ottoson (1, throw).
DP: (Miller-Tejada, L-Goree-Daal).
Pickoffs: Miller (Allen at 1st base).

AZL Royals
Michael Giovenco1.00000100.00
Matt Tenuta (W, 2-0)4.05212310.75
Torey Deshazier (H, 2)3.05211308.22
Andrew Durden (S, 1)1.01000108.44
AZL Padres
Andrew Lockett1.03110109.00
Uber Paz (L, 0-1)4.04310013.38
Christian Miller2.00102106.59
Kyle Ottoson2.01000301.80
WP: Tenuta, Lockett, Paz, U, Miller.


DSL Rays 5 DSL Royals 3 

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W: Alonzo (1-3, 5.58) L: Pena (1-2, 3.00)
S: Arguila (1)

DSL Royals
Brawlun GomezRF403010200.183
Jeckson FloresSS500000001.221
Wander FrancoDH300000010.280
Johan Santa2B302100010.347
Eddy Melo1B400000000.282
Cesar GonzalezC400000000.114
Angelo Castellano3B401000000.213
Jose SolanoLF422100000.245
Jose GironCF411000001.218
2B: Santa (5, Alonzo), Solano (5, Arguila).
3B: Gomez, B (4, Arguila).
TB: Gomez, B 5; Castellano; Solano 3; Santa 3; Giron.
RBI: Gomez, B 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Gomez, B 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Melo 2; Gonzalez, C 2; Flores, J 2.
GIDP: Melo.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Solano (2, 2nd base off Arguila/Rojas).

Pickoffs: Gonzalez, C (Jumes at 1st base).

DSL Rays
Bill Pujols2B311000011.270
Enmanuel PaulinoSS321001201.187
Alexander Simon3B400000002.319
Ismael AgueroDH311100110.255
Jose RojasC200000020.271
Joel JumesRF401000201.137
    Rolman RamirezRF000000000.214
Roberto AdolfoLF200000000.200
Francisco Rosario1B300000001.045
Luis MarteCF311000000.145
2B: Aguero (11, Pena).
HR: Paulino (2, 2nd inning off Pena, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Paulino 4; Aguero 2; Jumes; Marte, L; Pujols.
RBI: Aguero (14), Paulino 2 (8), Jumes 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Aguero; Paulino 2; Jumes 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jumes.
SAC: Paulino.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 3.

SB: Pujols (3, 2nd base off Pena/Gonzalez, C), Marte, L (1, 2nd base off Pena/Gonzalez, C).
CS: Jumes (1, 2nd base by Arias/Gonzalez, C).
PO: Jumes (1st base by Gonzalez, C).

E: Alonzo (3, throw), Adolfo (2, fielding).
DP: (Paulino-Pujols-Rosario, F).

DSL Royals
Yimauri Pena (L, 1-2)4.04331213.00
Elvis Diaz3.00000404.72
Felix Encarnacion0.101110014.85
Yojensy Arias0.21112001.59
DSL Rays
Jose Alonzo (W, 1-3)6.06201005.58
Nelson Arguila (S, 1)3.03111205.14
WP: Alonzo 2.
IBB: Aguero (by Arias).
HBP: Gomez, B (by Arguila).


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 (4)

  • Clint Scoles

    Mondesi pulled his hamstring and will be out about 2 weeks according to Mike Lycklama. Look for an interview by Mike very soon.

  • Clint Scoles

    John twisted an ankle supposed to be back in a couple weeks as of last week. Hopefully we see him next week.

  • cpass

    Kyle read my mind…what’s up with Lamb? He was supposed to pitch on 7/3. I heard vaguely that he has an ankle injury now?

  • Kyle

    Mondesi has been out for awhile, what’s the word?? Has lamb been throwing? Any word on when he’ll be back to nwa?? What about colon?

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