Diamonds in the Rough 7-5-16

Three affiliates scored double digit runs while compiling a 4-3 record Tuesday.

HR Roll Call Orlando Calixte (6), Mauricio Ramos (4), Anderson Miller (3)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Orlando Calixte 4-6 3R, 2-2b, HR, 2 RBI

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Matt Strahm 5.1 IP 5 H 2 R 0 ER 0 BB 8 K 5-2 GO-FO 101p/68k

Omaha Storm Chasers 12 Iowa Cubs 4

Chasers exploded for 18 hits and 12 runs to cruise to an easy win over Iowa on Tuesday. Every Omaha hitter contributed at least one hit or a run driven in while Orlando Calixte had a big day on offense. Calixte, a once promising Latin prospect, punched out two doubles and a home run while scoring three times to pace the offense that put together three multi-run innings. Starter Kris Medlen didn’t fare too well, giving up a pair of solo home runs in addition to three other hits in his two and two-third innings but the bullpen picked him up to earn the Omaha win.

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Jorge Bonifacio 2-4 2R, RBI, BB
Hunter Dozier 3-5 2b, 2RBI
Balbino Fuenmayor 3-5 2R, RBI

NW Arkansas Naturals 7 Frisco RoughRiders 2

Matt Strahm has dialed up the gas over his the last four starts and the results have been solid for the Royals pitching prospect. Counting his eight strikeout performance on Tuesday, the lefty has put away 29 hitters via strikeout in his last 23 innings of work. This was the best start yet for Strahm despite the lack of efficiency as he worked five and one-third innings with just two runs allowed, both via a Carlos Garcia dropped flyball on the warning track, on five hits without a walk allowed. The eight strikeouts combined by the offense’s five runs off Rangers #5 prospect Luis Ortiz led to a Naturals win. Third baseman Mauricio Ramos brought the biggest stick, connecting on a two run home run in the first and a two run single in the sixth that pushed the lead and the eventual winning margin to five runs.

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Raul Mondesi 2-5 R, SB (17)
Mauricio Ramos 2-5 HR, 4 RBI
Corey Toups 3-4 R, 3b

Potomac Nationals 14 Wilmington Blue Rocks 1

After the Rocks ran up the score on the Nationals Monday, the favor was returned to them on Tuesday. Potomac knocked out 14 runs in the first four innings while compiling fifteen hits in the game. Starter Colin Rodgers was victim of much of the damage with the lefty getting knocked around for nine hits and seven runs in just two innings. While the Nationals were batting around Wilmington, the Rocks weren’t getting much accomplished on offense, connecting on just three hits and one run during the 14-1 loss.

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Alfredo Escalera 1-4
Wander Franco 1-4 R
Luis Rico 2 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 4 K

Lexington Legends 10 Asheville Tourists 1

The Legends offense exploded for 17 hits en route to an easy win in game two of their series in Asheville. It took a few innings to really get going for the offense as they scored just two runs in the first five innings. The first run came courtesy of an Anderson Miller RBI single and the second via a wild pitch that let Mike Hill run home. Scott Blewett was tossing up zeroes in his one of his better starts of the year when the Legends put a stranglehold on the game with a three runs sixth inning to push the lead to 5-0. A two-run home run by Miller as part of a three run inning expanded the lead to 8-1 and a couple more runs in the ninth put the capper on a 10-1 win.

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Scott Blewett 6 IP 1 H 1 ER 3 BB 4 K 5-2 GO-FO 86p/56k
Anderson Miller 3-5 HR, 3 RBI
Mike Hill 3-5 3R, 2b

Idaho Falls Chukars 12 Ogden Raptors 10

The Chukars built a 12-2 lead in the first four innings and hung on late for a win to pull within a half of a game of first place. A six run first that featured RBI doubles by David Edwards and Nick Heath got the Chukars started. Heath added a run scoring triple in the second before extra base hits from Tanner Stanley and Ricky Aracena played part in a three run third. The score ballooned to 12-2 after two more in the fourth but the bats would go cold the rest of the way as Idaho Falls would collect just two singles from the fifth inning on. The Raptors would draw close with a four run fifth, a three run seventh and a single tally in the eighth but Nicolas Andros would work a perfect ninth to secure the win for Idaho Falls.

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Ricky Aracena 1-4 2R, 3b, RBI, BB
Nick Heath 2-5 R, 2b, 3b, 2 RBI
Andres Machado 4 IP 6 H 2 R 0 ER 0 BB 7 K 2-4 GO-FO 71p/49

Danville Braves 3 Burlington Royals 2

Lefty Garrett Davila gave up a run finally and the Royals lost a game late to drop their second in a row to Danville. Davila who had tossed 11.2 scoreless innings over his first two starts gave up a second inning two run home run to put his team behind early. From there the lefty settled and tossed four consecutive scoreless innings while working around just a fifth inning jam. Burlington scored a pair of runs in the sixth to even the game but an eighth inning run via a David McKay wild pitch did in Burlington in this one.

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Logan Gray 1-4 R
Vance Vizcaino 1-3 R
Garrett Davila 6 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 4 K HBP 10-2 GO-FO

DSL Red Sox 4 DSL Royals 1

Just two hits and one run with the Red Sox scoring four runs (2 ER) off starter Andres Sotillet for the win.

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Angel Medina 1-4
Juan Peguero 0-3 RBI
Esteury Ruiz 0-3 BB


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