Daily Royals Minor League Recap: July 25, 2017

                                                   Photo Credits: Ken Inness/MILB.com

AAA – Omaha Storm Chasers (47-54)

Final Score: Omaha Storm Chasers 5, Albuquerque Isotopes 1

In need of innings, the Storm Chasers would send Onelki Garcia to the mound. He would maneuver through six innings of work. He allowed 12 base runners, but only let one run cross the plate.

Seth Maness, who had really been struggling, pitched two scoreless frames for the Storm Chasers.

Kyle Zimmer got two outs in the ninth, but left the game with a trainer. Eric Stout got the final out.

Logan Moon had himself a day. He went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles on the day. He is now batting .314/.375/.510 in Omaha.

Billy Burns and Brayan Pena added multi-hit games.

Frank Schwindel stays hot. He went 2 to 5 with a home run. He’s batting .362/.375/.936 (!) in his last ten games.

AA – Northwest Arkansas Naturals (52-50)

Final Score: Arkansas Travelers 5, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 0

Another rough day for the Naturals offense, as they were blanked on seven hits. 

Rehabbing Paulo Orlando went 1 for 3 last night. Donnie Dewees replaced him, getting a hit in his only AB.

Humberto Arteaga went 3 for 3.

On the mound was Jake Kalish. He gave a good effort, going five scoreless. He allowed five hits, striking out two, walking one.

A+ – Wilmington Blue Rocks (55-47)

Final Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 6, Salem Red Sox 4

The Blue Rocks got things kicked off in the first game of a doubleheader with Jace Vines taking the bump for the first time in High-A. He would struggle with command in this one though, walking four in 4.2 innings. He allowed five hits and four runs.

Walker Sheller pitched well in relief. He would go 2.1 scoreless, striking out three. Grant Gavin would finish the last two frames harmless. He struck out four and walked two. 

The offense was spreaders out for the Blue Rocks, with 8 of 9 players in the lineup reaching base. 

Brandon Downes went 2 for 4 with a double.

DJ Burt went 1 for 3 on the day.

Final Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 3, Salem Red Sox 1

It would be a pitcher’s dual in the second game of this doubleheader, with the Blue Rocks ultimately prevailing with a walk-off home run off the bat of Chase Vallot.

Scott Blewett turned in a good start, throwing six innings of one run ball. He struck out five, walking one.

Luis Rico and Jacob Bodner would combine for four scoreless innings.

DJ Burt went 1 for 3 with 2 BBs and a stolen base. He now has 30 stolen bases on the year.

Brandon Downes went 1 for 4 with a double.

A – Lexington Legends (48-51)

Final Score: West Virginia Power 7, Lexington Legends 3

It was a rough day for Legends starter Andre Davis. He gave up seven hits and six runs in five innings of work. Cody Nesbit relieved him, giving up a run in two innings.

Joe Dudek went 1 for 4 with a double.

Luis Villegas was the only player with more than one hit. He went 2 for 4 yesterday.

Marten Gasparini, Vance Vizcaino, Emmanuel Rivera, and Angelo Castellano would all add in hits of their own.

Matthew Wynne worked around two hits to pitch a scoreless eighth inning.

Rookie – Idaho Falls Chukars (16-19)

Final Score: Missoula Osprey 8, Idaho Falls Chukars 6

Bad news. The Chukars gave up eight run. Good news. They only used two pitchers.

 Starting the game for the Chukars was Holden Capps. He allowed six runs on six hits in 3.1 innings, losing his first game with the Chukars.

The only other pitcher that saw time was Christopher Marte. He allowed a pair of runs in 4.2 innings. He struck out four and walked three.

Tyler Straub had three hits. Amalani Fukofuka, Julio Gonzalez, and Chris Hudgins all had two hits. Offerman Collado, Darrell Miller, Logan Gray, and Cristhian Vasquez would additionally have hits as well.

Straub and Fukofuka each stole a pair of bases. Straub has 10 on the year now. Fukofuka has 13.

Rookie – Burlington Royals (13-19)

Final Score: Johnson City Cardinals 5, Burlington Royals 2

JC Cloney was on the bump for the Burlington Royals Tuesday night. He looked fine, throwing five innings of two run ball. He struck out five, walking none. He pounded the strike zone also, as 50 of his 59 pitches went for strikes.

Cal Jones went 1 for 3, hitting his second home run of the year.

Oliver Nunez went 3 for 3 on the day. His batting average now stands at .330.

Dennicher Carrasco and Jeison Guzman also mixed in hits.

Jordan Floyd threw a scoreless inning of relief, lowering his ERA to 1.54.

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