Daily Royals Minor League Recap: August 6, 2017

AAA – Omaha Storm Chasers (53-59)

Final Score: Omaha Storm Chasers 5, Sacramento River Cats 0

Omaha picked up a well-rounded win Sunday afternoon. Onelki Garci was one mound, looking impressive. He pitched seven scoreless, allowing only one hit and one walk. He struck out eight.

Kevin McCarthy and Sam Selman each followed with scoreless innings of their own.

Jorge Soler was all over any pitch thrown to him. He went 3 for 3 with two home runs and a walk.

Cheslor Cuthbert continued his rehab, going 1 for 3. 

Luis Villegas, up in Omaha replacing Cam Gallagher, went 1 for 4.

Billy Burns went 2 for 5, stealing three bags.

AA – Northwest Arkansas Naturals (55-59)

Final Score: Springfield Cardinals 5, Northwest Arkansas Naturals 2 

It was a struggle for Foster Griffin on the mound Sunday, as he allowed four hits and four runs in four innings. He walked four and struck out none. Zach Lovvorn followed him, giving up one run in three innings.

Yunior Marte pitched a scoreless inning of relief, retiring the side on nine pitches.

Samir Duenez stayed hot, going 1 for 3 with a walk.

Mauricio Ramos, Allan de San Miguel, and Alfredo Escalera all had multiple hits. Allan de San Miguel went deep for the first time this year.

A+ – Wilmington Blue Rocks (60-53)

Final Score: Wilmington Blue Rocks 5, Frederick Keys 4

This game went back-and-forth, but the Blue Rocks ultimately ended up prevailing in extras. Jared Ruxer toeing the slab in this one. He had a quality start, giving up three runs in seven innings of work. 

Grant Gavin gave up a run in extra innings, but got the win with the Blue Rocks walking it off.

Wander Franco had a near-perfect day at the plate, going 3 for 4.

Nathan Esposito went 2 for 3, both hits being doubles.

Roman Collins collected two hits also.

A – Lexington Legends (54-57)

Final Score: Hickory Crawdads 5, Lexington Legends 1

Anthony Bender couldn't continue a stretch of impressive starts in this one, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings of work. He struck out six.

Vance Vizcaino and Angelo Castellano each went 2 for 4. Castellano collected stolen base #17.

Gabriel Cancel went 1 for 3 with a triple, his second three-bagger of the season. 

Meibrys Viloria went 1 for 3.

Cody Nesbit pitched a scoreless inning of relief. He struck out a pair and walked one. His ERA is now at 1.04 in Lexington.

Rookie – Idaho Falls Chukars (19-25)

Final Score: Great Falls Voyagers 7, Idaho Falls Chukars 5

Jansen Lara couldn't make it out of the first inning in his start yesterday. He recorded only two outs, allowing three runs in the process. Jeremy Gwinn would follow with 4.1 innings of long relief. Christopher Marte would finish the last three inning.

Amalani Fukofuka and Robby Rinn each went 1 for 3 with a walk. 

Chris Hudgins went 2 for 4, with both hits going for doubles. 

Rookie – Burlington Royals (20-24)

Final Score: Greenville Astros 2, Burlington Royals 1

The Burlington Royals lost in walk-off fashion in a low-scoring affair. The team got a good start from Sal Biasi, who went five scoreless. Jordan Floyd was walked off in the ninth inning.

Michael Gigliotti and Oliver Nunez each went 1 for 3. Both of them walked. Nunez also doubled.

Reed Rohlman had two hits. Max Bartlett and Dennicher Carrasco also had hits.

AZL – AZL Royals (15-18)

Final Score: AZL Royals 9, AZL Athletics 7

On the mound for the AZL Royals yesterday was rookie Marlin Willis. He recorded seven outs in his start, allowing three runs on two hits. Pitching after Willis was Bryar Johnson, who allowed a pair of runs in 2.2 innings.

Nick Pratto and MJ Melendez each had two hits in this one. Melendez hit his third double of they year. Pratto stole his eighth bag of the year.

Jose Caraballo had a good day at the dish, going 2 for 4 with a triple.

Tyler James stole two bags, giving him 19 on the year.

Michael Austin looked good in relief, pitching two scoreless, striking out a pair.

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