Daily Royals Minor League Recap: July 24, 2017

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AAA – Omaha Storm Chasers (46-54)

Final Score: El Paso Chihuahuas 14, Omaha Storm Chasers 6

Making the surprise start for the Omaha Storm Chasers was Miguel Almonte. He made it through three innings in his start, allowing his first three runs in AAA this year. He got hit around a bit, allowing seven hits.

With Omaha in a bit of a pitching shortage, two relievers from the Lexington Legends had to make their AAA debuts. It was a good story for one, as Kevin Lenik tossed 2.1 scoreless innings, striking out four. The other one, Justin Camp, struggled a bit, only recording two outs, allowing five runs. He threw 43 pitches, only 16 strikes.

The Storm Chasers had to piece together the last two innings with Brayan Pena and Dean Anna.

Logan Moon had a good day at leadoff, going 2 for 4 with a BB. He’s batting .283 in Omaha now.

Frank Schwindel clubbed two long-balls, putting his AAA total at ten.

Jack Lopez, Cheslor Cuthbert, Dean Anna, and Ryan O’Hearn also had hits.

AA – Northwest Arkansas Naturals (52-49)

Final Score: Arkansas Travelers 4, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3

After a crazy game on Sunday, the Naturals got back to work against the Arkansas Travelers. The Travelers would be up for most of this game, but trailing 4-0 in the ninth, the Naturals made it interesting, scoring three runs.

This came after a good start from Emilio Ogando on the mound. He went seven strong, giving up three runs (one earned).

Richard Lovelady gave up a run out of the bullpen. His ERA now sits at 1.32.

Anderson Miller built off his big hit on Sunday, going 3 for 4 yesterday.

Mauricio Ramos went 2 for 4, hitting his eighth home run of the year.

Samir Duenez went 1 for 4 with a double.

A – Lexington Legends (48-50)

Final Score: West Virginia Power 8, Lexington Legends 7

Returning to a starting role for the Lexington Legends was righty Travis Eckert on Monday. H ended up going five innings for the Legends, allowing five runs on seven hits.

The Legends used Arnoldo Hernandez for five innings of long relief. He allowed eight hits and two runs. He struck out six, walking one.

Vance Tatum gave up the game-winning run in the 11th inning.

Khalil Lee busted out of his slump, going 2 for 6 with a stolen base on the day.

Emmanuel Rivera went 3 for 4 with 3 doubles.

John Brontsema had one hit, a three-run homer.

Vance Vizcaino, Meibrys Viloria, and Marten Gasparini additionally had hits.

Max Bartlett is still looking for his first hit as a Legend, as he went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts yesterday.

Rookie – Idaho Falls Chukars (16-18)

Final Score: Idaho Falls Chukars 14, Missoula Osprey 7

More offense for the Idaho Falls a Chukars. For the fourth straight game the Chukars put up five or more runs. They got a whopping 14 yesterday on 19 hits.

Robby Rinn, Darrell Miller, Freddy Fermin, Logan Gray, and Matt Morales all had two-or-more hits. Gray hit home run #2 on the year.

Travis Jones went 1 for 5 with a BB. He’s batting .455/.585/.576 in Idaho Falls.

On the bump for the Chukars was Robert Garcia. He struggled a little bit, allowing 11 base runners in 4.2 innings, which consequently led to five runs.

Andrew Beckwith threw a scoreless inning of relief. He surrendered one hit, striking out one.

Rookie – Burlington Royals (13-18)

Final Score: Johnson City Cardinals 4, Burlington Royals 1

The Burlington Royals only used two pitchers on Monday, having starter Carlos Hernandez go 6.2 innings, allowing all four Johnson City Cardinals runs. Yerelmy Garcia got the last four outs unharmed.

The Burlington Royals lineup couldn’t help the pitching out much. Their only four hits came off the bats of Michael Gigliotti, Cal Jones, Jeison Guzman, and Jesus Atencio.

Michael Gigliotti, Seuly Matias, Dennicher Carrasco, Jeison Guzman, Jesus Atencio, and Benji Cash all walked.

Gigliotti and Atencio each doubled.

AZL – AZL Royals (10-13)

Final Score: AZL Athletics 4, AZL Royals 3

It was another close loss for the AZL Royals on Monday night. They got a terrific effort from starter Andres Sotillet, who gave up one run in six innings of work.

Recently signed draft pick Marlin Willis fired two scoreless frames in relief. Jackson Klein gave up the deciding run in the ninth.

Cristian Perez went 2 for 5 with a double.

Nick Pratto went 2 for 3 with a stolen base.

Brewer Hicklen went 1 for 4 with a home run, the third in his professional career.

DSL – DSL Royals (20-22)

Final Score: DSL Red Sox 7, DSL Royals 0

The DSL Royals were gifted with another great performance by one of their starting pitchers, as Adan Frias threw five scoreless frames, striking out six. Adrian Alcantara was the first to relieve, as he was terrific, throwing four scoreless.

With the good heading into extra innings, the bullpen had a meltdown in the 10th. Donato Augusta and Braulio Nunez gave up a combined seven runs.

The DSL Royals only had three hits. Reynin Reynoso, Edickson Soto, and Daytan Biegel had them.

Edickson Soto doubled.

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