Daily Royals Minor League Recap: August 4, 2017

Photo Credits: John Owen

AAA – Omaha Storm Chasers (52-58)

Final Score: Omaha Storm Chasers 4, Sacramento River Cats 1

After seriously struggling for a stretch of games, Christian Binford has now put together back-to-back impressive outings for the Storm Chasers. He gave up one run on seven hits yesterday, striking out six.

Raul Mondesi and Cheslor Cuthbert led the way on offense in this one. They each homered, with Cuthbert adding in a double.

Billy Burns and Frank Schwindel each had multi-hit games. Ryan O’Hearn also collected a hit.

Sam Selman and Kyle Zimmer combined for three hitless innings. Zimmer got save #2 on the year.

AA – Northwest Arkansas Naturals (55-57)

Final Score: Springfield Cardinals 2, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 0

Run support has been an issue for Jake Kalish. After his two run, five inning performance, Kalish’s ERA stood at 3.55. But the run support issues continued, as Kalish dropped to 0-7 on the year.

The Naturals offense struggled to muster together anything. Paulo Orlando was the lone bright spot in the lineup. He went 2 for 2 with 2 BBs.

Nicky Lopez went 1 for 3.

The Naturals got good work from their bullpen. Mark Peterson, Richard Lovelady, and Jake Newberry all put together three scoreless frames. 

A+ – Wilmington Blue Rocks (58-53)

Final Score: Frederick Keys 5, Wilmington Blue Rocks 0

The Naturals weren’t the only team to struggle on offense down on the Royals farm. The Blue Rocks also had issues of their own, scoring no runs on six hits.

Scott Blewett pieced together a decent start. He allowed nine hits and three runs in five innings of work, striking out three. Luis Rico, who followed him, pitched three scoreless innings of relief. He struck out three.

Nick Heath went 2 for 4 with a double on the day. He’s now batting .297 in his last ten games.

Jecksson Flores went 2 for 3 with a double. 

Brandon Downes and Colton Frabasilio also added in hits.

Rookie – Idaho Falls Chukars (19-23)

Final Score: Idaho Falls Chukars 8, Great Falls Voyagers 5

Julio Pinto was the starting pitcher for the Chukars yesterday. He threw five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits.

Damon Olds and Josh Mitchell looked good in relief. They combined to allow one run in four innings pitched.

The Chukars ran wild on the bases. The team had eight total stolen bases. Fukofuka was responsible for half of them.

Fukofuka also had a nice day with the bat. He went 3 for 4 on the day, adding in a BB. He’s now batting .335/.403/.503 on the year.

Rookie – Burlington Royals (19-23)

Final Score: Elizabethton Twins 10, Burlington Royals 5

It was a rough day in the mound and in the field for the Burlington Royals yesterday. Four errors on defense helped lead to ten runs allowed, with only five of them being earned.

Michael Gigliotti hadn’t hit a home run since the first game of his professional career, when he hit two. He went deep in this contest, hitting a three-run homer in the ninth inning.

Sebastian Rivero had two hits of his own, raising his average to .259.

Oliver Nunez went 2 for 3 with a BB. He’s batting .320/.403/.392 on the year now.

DSL – DSL Royals (23-26)

Final Score: DSL Astros Blue 5, DSL Royals 2

Uncharacteristically, the DSL Royals got struggles from their starting pitcher on the bump. Braulio Nunez was on the hill making the start. He went 2.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits. 

Carlos Sanchez and Gerson Pinales followed, each going 2.1 innings, combining to allow three runs. 

All players 1-5 in the lineup got a single hit. That was all on offense for the DSL Royals. 

Randor Vargas had the only extra-base hit, a double, his second on the year.

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