Diamonds in the Rough 5-31-16

Just two games on the slate with the Royals affiliates splitting them.

HR Roll Call Corey Toups (3)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Terrance Gore 2-3 BB, R, 3 SB

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Ashton Goudeau 6 IP 7 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 4 K 5-6 GO-FO 88p/55k

NW Arkansas Naturals 4 San Antonio Missions 1

Bubba’s back and the Naturals are streaking. Just a week after Missions starter Kyle Lloyd blanked NW Arkansas for six innings they got after him and pushed him out after just three innings. The Naturals connected on two doubles, a pair of triples and a Corey Toups home run as part of eight hits and four runs off the starter in this go round. Outfielder Bubba Starling was back in the lineup making an impact after missing ten days with a heel injury, going 2 for 4 with his league leading 13th double of the season. The four runs were plenty for starter Ashton Goudeau and the bullpen as the Naturals staff didn’t allow an earned run on the night.

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Bubba Starling 2-4 2b
Cam Gallagher 2-3 3b, BB, RBI
Ryan O’Hearn 2-4 2b, R, SB (1)

Greensboro Grasshoppers 3 Lexington Legends 0

Not much going offensively for the Legends Tuesday, going 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position in getting shutout. Starter Emilio Ogando fell victim to the lack of offense, taking the loss despite giving his team a quality start over six and one-third innings. The lefty hit the zone with 62 strikes among his 90 pitches, falling victim to a solo home run in the 1st and a walk that came around to score after he left in the 7th.

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Roman Collins 1-4 2b
Emilio Ogando 6.1 IP 5 H 2 ER 1 BB 4 K 9-5 GO-FO 90p/62k
DJ Burt 1-4 SB (11)

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