Please do us a big favor and download the most recent edition of the RFR Podcast. You don’t even have to listen to it! Just give it a download! In all seriousness, Josh and I were joined by Seth (@platinombrero), Derek (@Jsjide56), Jared (@JaredCP1), Jacob (@JMilTheHam), and Marcus (@RoyalsWeekly) to air out some frustrations about the current state of the Royals. It was necessary, it was cathartic, it was a great time. You’ll love it.
AAA Omaha (25-23): W 2-1
The Storm Chasers continue to play good baseball as they are now two games above .500 after losing 5 of 6 earlier in May. They only managed 4 total hits last night, but they were both home runs and the pitching staff held Indianapolis to just 1 run. Vinnie homered in the 7th, Nate Eaton walked ’em off in the 9th, and that was all she wrote. Kris Bubic is on the bump tonight as he continues to try to work his way back to the big leagues.
– Nick Pratto: 0-4, 4 K
– Nate Eaton: 1-4, HR
– Vinnie Pasquantino: 1-3, HR
– Cam Gallagher: 1-2, K
– Clay Dungan: 1-3
– John Rave: 0-3
– Jackson Kowar: 4 IP, 4 H, 5 BB, 7 K, 1 ER
– Zach Willeman: 2 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 R
AA Northwest Arkansas (22-23): L 7-8
The Naturals offense continues to be red hot, but the pitching staff couldn’t keep runners off base last night and the Hooks wound up scoring 8 runs despite striking out 15 times. Nick Loftin and Michael Massey both had 3-hit games for NWA. Alec Marsh struck out 9 in 6.1 innings. Lots of good things, just couldn’t finish it off. Drew Parrish and his 1.63 ERA are on the bump tonight.
– Maikel Garcia: 1-5, 4 K
– Nick Loftin: 3-4, 2B, K
– Michael Massey: 3-4, BB, SB, K
– Robbie Glendinning: 1-3, BB, 2 K
– Seuly Matias: 1-4, HR
– Tucker Bradley: 1-4, K
– Alec Marsh: 6.1 IP, 9 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 5 ER
– Yefri Del Rosario: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 ER
– Jonah Dipoto: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 R
A+ Quad Cities (18-28): L 2-6
The Royals A-ball teams are really struggling. If you wanted to point out an obvious weak point in the organization, it’s probably a lack of viable prospects on this Quad Cities team. Luckily for Kansas City they have a bunch of guys between AA and the big league club that should be able to hold down the core for the next 5-6 years, but they’ve gotta start finding some guys in the lower levels that can be legitimate big league options to fill in behind them. The pitching staff in Columbia looks promising, I still like Darryl Collins and Carter Jensen down there, Peyton Wilson has been okay in High-A, there’s just not a ton of depth on either team.
– Tyler Tolbert: 1-4, 2 K
– Diego Hernandez, 0-2, 2 BB, 3 SB, K
– Tyler Gentry: 0-3, BB, K
– Luca Tresh: 0-4, 2 K
– Kale Emshoff: 0-3, BB, 3 K
– Peyton Wilson: 1-4, HR, K
– Adrian Alcantara: 4.2 IP, 10 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 3 ER
– Caden Monke: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 3 ER