Minor League Minutes: 8/4/2021

Here is a quick link to the Royals afilliates scores from yesterday.

Quad Cities won and is now 52-25 on the season. Columbia lost after giving up four in the seventh. The Naturals lost 7-2 rolling out a bullpen day after a day off. I’m not really sure what they’re trying to do with that other than blow the pen for the week. Omaha had a huge six-run inning in the 11th against Columbus. BWJ capped that with a three-run homer sealing the win. Right now in Omaha you have Mondesi, Witt, Pratto, Isbel, and McBroom on the field at the same time. That’s a solid lineup in AAA.

The Royals were down 3-1 in the 7th after getting a quality start from Bubic when Kyle Zimmer walked the first three batters he faced. That led to four runs and a 7-1 loss in Chicago. The Royals only managed three hits.

Miguel Cabrera hit home run number 498 yesterday. The Royals don’t face the Tigers again until September 24 so hopefully by then Miggy has hit number 500. Detroit isn’t that far, I’d love to see him hit that milestone in person.

If the season ended today, the Royals would get the sixth pick overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. They’ll also have a Competitive Balance Round A pick and a high round 2 pick so they should have a huge draft pool and some high level players to add to their system again next year.

I posted yesterday about the Naturals week last week. They are playing a tough schedule right now and are in the midst of a 40+ game streak of opponents better than .500.

The hopes of the USA Olympic Baseball Team rest on the arm of Scott Kazmir as the USA faces off against the Dominican Republic. Also, they have some sweet gear.

Over at Royals Review, Max talked about GMDM’s comments on Mondesi and his injury bug. It’s something that’s going to be tough to figure out, but with Witt almost ready, maybe Mondesi is a DH for this organization allowing his bat to play almost every day. Maybe he gets some time at third, short, second, and first defensively keeping his body rested and healthy. There is no question he can hit and be valuable, the question is how do the Royals keep him in the lineup?

Yesterday was the first day of pads in St. Joe. Andy Reid likes what he’s seen.

Sydney McLaughlin ran really fast while jumping over hurdles. She won the gold followed closely by her teammate. McLaughlin set a new world record with a time of 51.46 beating her previous WR by .44.

Tim Tebow is getting praise from his head coach in Jags camp.

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