Diamonds in the Rough 6-2-16

The affiliates went 1-2 with just a Double-A win,

HR Roll Call Travis Snider (1)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Travis Snider 2-3 HR, BB, 4 RBI

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Kyle Bartsch 4 IP 2 H 1 ER 1 BB 2 K 7-2 GO-FO 49p/31k

Colorado Springs Sky Sox 13 Omaha Storm Chasers 9

The Storm Chasers have been left a little shorthanded after all the injuries in Kansas City and it showed Thursday night. After building a commanding 9-2 lead in Colorado Springs, the starter, bullpen and defense that had players playing in unfamiliar positions ran into trouble before giving up the lead and eventually the win. Lefty Jonathan Dziedzic couldn’t prevent the Sky Sox from making the comeback, giving up nine hits and three walks in giving up nine runs. Reliever Benino Pruneda struggled mightily with the strike zone, walking three in just one and one-third innings and taking the loss partly due to a fly ball to Angel Franco that was dropped in the outfield to surrender three runs. It was Franco’s first game ever playing in the outfield. The Storm Chasers have now dropped seven of their last eight games played.

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Zane Evans 2-4 2 R, RBI
Hunter Dozier 2-4 2b, R, RBI
Travis Snider 2-3 R, HR, BB, 4 RBI

NW Arkansas Naturals 5 San Antonio Missions 1

The Naturals got a big relief appearance from lefty Kyle Bartsch when starter Alec Mills was forced to leave early after a ball deflected off his hand. Bartsch, who recently rejoined the Royals organization, gave the Naturals four innings in which he gave up just one run via a solo home run in the 5th inning. Prior to Kyle rejoining the Royals, he had a 8.31 ERA in his 10 appearances as part of the Padres Double-A farm system. He’s given up just that one run in his 9.2 innings and five appearances with the Naturals. On the offensive side, the bottom half of the lineup was the catalyst to the Naturals sweeping the Mission as Bubba Starling scored a pair of runs after connecting on a two extra base hits during the game. First baseman Frank Schwindel had another good night, driving in three runs with a sac fly and a two run single.

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Cam Gallagher 2-3 R, BB
Corey Toups 2-5 R
Ryan O’Hearn 1-3 R

Lynchburg Hillcats 4 Wilmington Blue Rocks 2

The Rocks were left punchless in game two of their series with Lynchburg Thursday, connecting on just six singles and scoring two runs in the loss. Starter Josh Staumont continued his personal battle with the strike zone, walking four in four and one-third innings and giving up three hits and two runs in that time to take the loss. The smoke throwing righty did manage to put seven down via the K as he hit the zone with 50 of his 93 pitches.

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Josh Staumont 4.1 IP 3 H 3 R 2 ER 4 BB 7 K 4-3 GO-FO 93p/50k
Robert Pehl 2-3 RBI
Humberto Arteaga 1-3 RBI, BB, SB (10)

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