Daily Royals Minor League Recap: July 31, 2017

                                                  Photo Credits: Troy Schulte/MILB.com

AAA – Omaha Storm Chasers (49-58)

Final Score: Fresno Grizzlies 6, Omaha Storm Chasers 4

The Omaha Storm Chasers were handed another loss led by a rough performance from Eric Skoglund on the mound. He allowed four run (three earned) in four innings, walking a pair, striking out one.

Kevin Lenik continues to look solid in relief for the Storm Chasers. After three scoreless innings, his ERA now stands at 1.23.

Frank Schwindel led the bats. He went 3 for 4 with a double, raising his average to .297.

Corey Toups hit his 4th AAA home run.

AA – Northwest Arkansas Naturals (53-55)

Final Score: Arkansas Travelers 11, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 5

Corey Ray had a really rough start in this one, giving up eight runs (six earned), on twelve hits in 4.1 innings. 

Richard Lovelady allowed one run in 2.2 innings of work. He gave up the first home run of his professional career.

Donnie Dewees went 3 for 5 with a double.

Nick Dini, Alfredo Escalera, Anderson Miller, and Carlos Diaz all had multiple hits.

Zach Lovvorn threw a scoreless frame, working around two base runners. He struck out one.

A+ – Wilmington Blue Rocks (57-51)

Final Score: Buies Creek Astros 4, Wilmington Blue Rocks 2

Jared Ruxer continued to be Mr. Consistent for Wilmington, giving up two runs in six innings. Jacob Bodner would follow him, taking the loss after giving up a pair of runs in the eighth inning. Walker Sheller followed him, striking out both batters he faced.

Roman Collins had one hit yesterday, a two-run homer, his 7th on the year.

DJ Burt, Jonathan McCray, and Nick Heath added in hits of their own.

A – Lexington Legends (51-54)

Final Score: Lexington Legends 5, West Virginia Power 2

Arnaldo Hernandez was on the mound in the first game of a doubleheader for the Lexington Legends. He went the distance in a seven inning game, allowing just two runs. 

Gabriel Cancel played in his first game back from injury. He went 1 for 3.

Emmanuel Rivera went 1 for 4, hitting home run #10 on the year.

Vance Vizcaino raised his batting average to .300 on the dot with a 2 for 3 performance.

Final Score: Lexington Legends 2, West Virginia Power 1

On the bump in the second game of a doubleheader was Gerson Garabito. This was his first start back in Lexington after coming off the DL. He pitched three scoreless frames, striking out two. He filled the strike zone, with 30 of his 39 pitches going for strikes.

Matthew Wynne and Michael Silvia combined to allow one unearned run in four innings of relief. 

Emmanuel Rivera and Manny Olloque each went 2 for 3.

Rookie – Burlington Royals (17-22)

Final Score: Greenville Astros 6, Burlington Royals 1

Sal Biasi started for the Burlington Royals in yesterday’s contest. He allowed three runs on six hits in 4.1 innings of work. His ERA is now at 2.79 in Burlington.

Michael Gigliotti showed his leadoff potential, going 1 for 3 with a double, BB, and a stolen base. His OBP is now at .465.

Sebastian Rivero, Cal Jones, and Reed Rohlman added in hits of their own.

Seuly Matias went 0 for 3, but had a sac fly.

AZL – AZL Royals (13-15)

Final Score: AZL Rangers 7, AZL Royals 0

Starting for the AZL Royals yesterday was Marlin Willis. He gave up two runs in two innings, striking out one. He was followed by Kelvin Gonzalez, Jackson Klein, and Stephen Greenlees, who all went two innings each themselves.

Nick Pratto continued his nice stretch of game, going 1 for 3 with a BB and a double.

Brewer Hicklen also stayed hot, going 2 for 4 in this contest.

MJ Melendez went 1 for 4.

DSL – DSL Royals (22-23)

Final Score: DSL Royals 3, DSL Braves 2

Pitching for the DSL Royals yesterday was Adan Frias. He continued his impressive season, allowing one run in four innings. He struck out five.

Victor Medina looked good in relief, tossing 2.1 scoreless frames, striking out one.

Rubendy Jaquez went 2 for 3 with a double in leadoff for the DSL Royals.

Paul Mondesi, Javier Sanchez, Maikel Garcia, and Edickson Soto all contributed with hits of their own.

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