Diamonds in the Rough 4-26-16

The Royals affiliates split the only two games on the docket yesterday.

HR Roll Call Tony Cruz 2 (1,2), Cheslor Cuthbert (4), Raul Mondesi (4)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Tony Cruz 2-4 2 HR 5 RBI

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Matt Strahm 7 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 5 K 5-1 GO-FO

Omaha Storm Chasers 9 Colorado Sky Sox 4

The Chasers exploded with a five-run 6th inning to take a 3-0 advantage in their four game series with Colorado Springs. Catcher Tony Cruz connected on the first blow with a three-run shot to left field to push a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 Chasers advantage. After tacking on a couple more runs in the inning Cruz finished off the scoring with a two-run home run to give Omaha a comfortable win. Starter Jon Dziedzic went six innings while working around six hits and four walks on 95 pitches.

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Jorge Bonifacio 1-2 R, RBI came in as a PH
Cheslor Cuthbert 2-4 HR, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Travis Snider 2-3 3b, 2R hitting .357

Springfield Cardinals 4 NW Arkansas Naturals 3

The Naturals Yender Caramo couldn’t close things out in the first game of their series with Springfield Monday, giving up a two-run two-out double to lose this one in walkoff fashion. Prior to the rally, starter Matt Strahm had given NW Arkansas seven innings of quality pitching with five strikeouts on just 86 pitches, 63 of which found the zone. The lefty did yield a pair of solo home runs and a double, but was able to mitigate damage by walking just one and picking one off of the bases. Second baseman Ramon Torres put together his fourth two-hit game in the last ten that he has played.

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Bubba Starling 1-4 2b, R, OF Assist
Raul Mondesi 1-5 HR, 2 RBI
Ramon Torres 2-5

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