Daily Royals Minor League Recap: July 22, 2017

AAA – Omaha Storm Chasers (45-53)

Final Score: El Paso Chihuahuas 12, Omaha Storm Chasers 6

Christian Binford continued his struggles in a spot-start for the Omaha Storm Chasers yesterday. He went five innings, allowing six runs on ten hits. His ERA is now at 8.95.

Also struggling for the Storm Chasers is reliever Seth Maness. He gave up six runs in two innings of work. Most the damage came on the three home runs he allowed.

Sam Selman worked a scoreless ninth inning.

Ryan O’Hearn continued to hit extra-base hits, going 1 for 5 with a double on the night. Jorge Soler and Cheslor Cuthbert also went 1 for 5.

Brayan Pena, Dean Anna, and Frank Schwindel all tallied multi-hit games.

AA – Northwest Arkansas Naturals (51-48)

Final Score: Tulsa Drillers 2, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 1

A streak of lackluster performances on offense held it’s course last night, as the Naturals only put up one run on six hits in twelve innings.

Foster Griffin, who had struggled in his past few starts, turned in a good outing for the Naturals, going 5.1 innings, allowing one run. He struck out four, walking three.

Zach Lovvorn was lights out of the Naturals bullpen, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings. He gave up only one hit, striking out five.

Paulo Orlando went 1 for 6 in his second rehab game for the Naturals.

Samir Duenez went 2 for 6 on the day.

Yunior Marte had trouble throwing strikes last night. He walked five batters in three innings of relief.

A – Lexington Legends (48-48)

Final Score: West Virginia Power 16, Lexington Legends 2

There weren’t a lot of postitives last night for the Legends. Ofreidy Gomez burried them with a bad start on the mound, allowing six runs in three innings. It got worse from that point, as reliever Tyler Fallwell allowed eight hits and nine runs in 1.2 innings.

Catcher Luis Villegas came into relief for the second time this week, working around two base runners to finish a scoreless ninth inning.

Manny Olloque went 2 for 4 with a double.

John Brontsema went 3 for 4 with a double.

Max Bartlett made his Lexington Legends debut. He went 0 for 1.

Rookie – Idaho Falls Chukars (15-17)

Final Score: Idaho Falls Chukars 11, Helena Brewers 4

Another big offensive performance for the Idaho Falls Chukars. They put up 11 runs on 12 hits.

Five players had multi-hit games. Amalani Fukofuka, Travis Jones, Freddy Fermin, Chris Hudgins, and Cristhian Vasquez.

David McKay held his own in a nice start. He allowed a pair of runs in 5.1 innings. He struck out eight, walking three.

Michael Silva threw 2.2 scoreless innings of relief. He struck out three, walking one.

Rookie – Burlington Royals (12-17)

Final Score: Burlington Royals 5, Bristol Pirates 4

It was the Dennicher Carrasco story on Saturday. He went ham, going 4 for 4 on the night. All four of hits went for extra bases, including two home runs.

On the other side of things was Daniel Tillo. He made the start for the Burlington Royals, going threee innings. He gave up two runs.

Connor Mayes went a long way in relief. He went five frames, giving up a pair of runs on five hits. Collin Snider closed things out with a scoreless ninth.

Seuly Matias had a good day at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a home run and HBP.

Michael Gigliotti went 1 for 3 with a BB.

AZL – AZL Royals (10-12)

Final Score: AZL Giants 11, AZL Royals 6

Toeing the slab for the AZL Royals was Gerson Garabito, making a rehab start. He worked around two base runners in a scoreless inning, striking out one on the day.

Dillon Drabble and Randy Acevedo both struggled in relief, giving up eleven runs in 7.2 innings combined. Mitchell Schulewitz finished things off, striking out the only batter he faced.

Esteury Ruiz led the way on offense, going 2 for 5 with a double (his tenth of the year) and a stolen base (his ninth of the year).

Nick Pratto went 0 for 3, but he did walk twice, stealing a pair of bases.

MJ Melendez went 1 for 4 with a BB.

Brady Cox went 2 for 4 with a triple and stolen base.

Photo Credits: John Owen 

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