Diamonds in the Rough 5-23-17

The Royals affiliates split the two games that finished, while Lexington and NW Arkansas were suspended.

HR Roll Call: Tanner Stanley (1)

BPKC Hitter of the Day: Chris DeVito 2-4, 2-2b, RBI

BPKC Pitcher of the Day: Cristian Castillo 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-7 GO-FO, 76p/48k

Wilmington Blue Rocks 3, Lynchburg Hillcats 0

The Blue Rocks moved back over .500 with a series-opening win over Lynchburg on Tuesday night.

Southpaw Cristian Castillo spun six scoreless innings on just 76 pitches while using the spacious confines of Frawley Field to his advantage. With just two strikeouts on the night, Castillo collected seven fly outs against just three groundouts while allowing only four singles. The Hillcats advanced a runner to second just once versus Castillo before he turned things over to rehabbing reliever Andrew Edwards.

The Rocks scored in the first inning on an error by the Hillcats centerfielder after a D.J. Burt single, allowing Nicky Lopez to score from first base. That lead would stay static until the seventh when Tanner Stanley would connect on his first home run of the season to push the lead to 2-0. The final Rocks run would come in the ninth on Chris DeVito’s second double of the night which brought Hunter Dozier around after his leadoff single.

Reliever Andrew Edwards worked 2.1 innings before handing off to Richard Lovelady to close things out.

Boxscore Link

Andrew Edwards 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1-0 GO-FO, 46p/25k
Nicky Lopez 2-3, R, BB, SB (10)
Hunter Dozier 1-3, R, BB

Nashville Sounds 10, Omaha Storm Chasers 0

After eight consecutive quality starts to start his season Christian Binford laid his first dud of the season in Nashville.

The tall righty was knocked around for seven runs on nine hits in just two innings, including a home run to one of the Oakland A’s top prospects, Matt Chapman.

Down 7-0, the Chasers bullpen picked up some slack, working five innings with just a pair of runs allowed. Meanwhile, the offense didn’t put up much of a fight with just three hits on the night. The final inning of the blowout was pitched by Chasers second baseman Dean Anna, giving up a run on a couple hits.

Back from Kansas City, Raul Mondesi extended his Triple-A hit streak to 12 games with a double in the fourth inning.

Boxscore Link

Raul Mondesi 1-4, 2b, 3K
Terrance Gore 1-1
Ryan O’Hearn 1-3, 2b

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