Diamonds in the Rough 8-15-16

Just one win in five chances for the Royals affiliates on Monday evening.

HR Roll Call: Dusty Coleman (4), Samir Duenez (13)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Samir Duenez 4-4, HR, 4 RBI

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Matt Tenuta 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 5-5 GO-FO, 94p/66k

Sacramento River Cats 6 Omaha Storm Chasers 5

It wasn’t as nice of a second Triple-A start for Jake Junis on Monday as the River Cats got after him early. In the first inning a leadoff Gorky Hernandez double lead to the game’s first run. An inning later, Sacramento kept the pressure on with a walk and three more hits that pushed their lead 3-0. After it appeared Junis had corrected the ship, Sacramento got things going once again in the fifth inning when a pair of hit by pitches were sandwiched around three singles to tag Junis with two more runs allowed in his last inning of work. The Chasers would twice get within a run on the night, but couldn’t close the gap the entire way in the loss.

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Hunter Dozier 2-4, 2R, 2b, RBI
Ramon Torres 2-3, R, 2b, RBI, BB
Jake Junis 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 6-2 GO-FO, 81p/55k

Wilmington Blue Rocks 7 Potomac Nationals 3

A pair of Blue Rocks bats combined with solid pitching for a win versus Potomac. First baseman Samir Duenez and centerfielder Cody Jones combined for eight hits and five of the seven runs in. It was Duenez with four RBI in his first three at bats including his 13th home run of the season. These runs benefited lefty Matt Tenuta who won his third decision in a row with 6.2 quality innings while allowing just two runs on four hits allowed in the win.

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Cody Jones 4-5, R, 2-2b, RBI, SB (30)
Robert Pehl 2-3, 2R, RBI, BB
Brennan Henry 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 6-1 GO-FO

Billings Mustangs 12 Idaho Falls Chukars 5

The Idaho Falls pitching staff were knocked around in a game that got ugly for the home team Monday. It was the bullpen that took the brunt of the damage as starter Andre Machado gave up just one run in his five innings of work. From there Drew Milligan and Jason Freeman gave up 11 runs in 3.2 innings to turn a Chukars 2-1 lead into a 12-5 defeat. Catcher Meibrys Viloria has seen his hot season cool a tad with hitless games in three of his last four starts.

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Manny Olloque 2-4, RBI, BB, SB (6)
Joe Dudek 2-4, R, 2b, BB
Nick Heath 3-3, 2R, RBI, BB, 2SB  (21)

Danville Braves 3 Burlington Royals 2

The Royals offense struggled to get things going while a run off the bullpen cost them a game. A pair of throwing errors in the sixth lead to a tie game for Burlington, but reliever Jesse Camp allowed a one-out double that scored a Braves run just one inning later. Just one more baserunner the rest of the game prevented Burlington from tying the game.

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Gabriel Cancel 2-4, R, 2-2b
Vance Vizcaino 1-3, 3b
Geoffrey Bramblett 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

DSL Philliles 2 DSL Royals 1

A pair of early runs did in the Royals on Monday after their offense could plate just one run on seven singles. Starter Yarelmy Garcia took a tough luck loss after giving up two runs on just three hits and a walk allowed.

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Yarelmy Garcia 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 6-5 GO-FO
Esteury Ruiz 1-4, 3 K
Rafael Romero 1-3, R

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