Diamonds in the Rough 6-23-17

A rough day of pitching for the Royals affiliates with pair of pitchers unable to finish off two innings and a few other less than stellar starts leading to a

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BPKC Hitter of the Day Cody Jones 4-4 R, 2-2b

BPKC Pitcher of the Day Eric Stout 3.2 Ip 2 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 K 58p/38k 3-4 GO-FO

Memphis Redbirds 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 4

The struggles for Josh Staumont continued with the Royals prospect able to record just four outs in his latest start on Friday versus Memphis.

With a pair of hits allowed and six walks, the righty allowed four runs (3 ER) before leaving while tossing just 25 strikes among his 61 pitches thrown. While Staumont wavered reliever Eric Stout continued his stellar run of late, toss three and two-third innings scoreless, lowering his ERA to 2.35 while striking out three on the night.

The offense trimmed the deficit to two runs but former Cardinal prospect Seth Maness gave up three runs to his former Triple-A squad to put the game out of reach for Omaha.

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Raul Mondesi 2-5 R, 2b, 3b, RBI
Jorge Soler 1-3 2R, 2BB
Bubba Starling 0-5

Tulsa Drillers 8 NW Arkansas Naturals 2

The defense behind lefty Emilio Ogando was sub par which amplified his own mistakes in the NW Arkansas loss.

Up 1-0 at the time a two-out error by first baseman Zach Walters on what would’ve been the third out allowed a run in and extended the inning. The Drillers quickly took advantage with a double to plate the runner that reached on the error, taking a 2-1 lead. After the Naturals plated a run with a sac fly in the fourth to tie the game back up Ogando allowed a solo home run to fall behind once again.

The Drillers would pile three singles together in the fifth off Ogando for a run before getting an error and a two run home run in the sixth to push their advantage to 6-2. The Naturals offense went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position to fail to keep up and Andrew Edwards struggles after his DL stint continued with a pair of runs allowed while he was on the hill.

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Emilio Ogando 6 IP 8 H 6 R 2 ER 0 BB 5 K 8-4 GO-FO 91p/67k
Donnie Dewees 3-4 R, 3b
Nick Dini 1-2 R, RBI, BB

Wilmington Blue Rocks 4 Salem Red Sox 3 

The Rock mounted a late rally to take down the 1st half champs in Salem.

Trailing 3-0 after three innings the Rocks bullpen settled things down, tossing six straight zeros to give the offense some time to get back in the game.

A run in the sixth on four singles got things started with Roman Collins rbi single to drive in Chris DeVito accounted for the run in that inning. The next inning featured a pair of rbi hits as DeVito once again was in the middle of things, singling to drive in Wander Franco before Nathan Esposito’s two-bagger plated Chase Vallot. In the eighth inning, Cody Jones connected on his fourth hit of the night to start off the inning, doubling and then advancing to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jecksson Flores. The Red Sox would walk All-Star Nicky Lopez before striking out D.J. Burt to get within an out of escaping the jam but Wander Franco would line a single to left to plate the lead run for Wilmington.

Wilmington’s Yunior Marte would retire two in the eighth after getting his club out of a seventh-inning jam before turning the ball over to Richard Lovelady. The hard-throwing southpaw would spin his way through four outs to record the save while earning his seventh save of the season.

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Chase Vallot 2-4 R, 2b, BB
Chris DeVito 2-5 R, 2b, RBI
Richard Lovelady 1.1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 1 K 1-2 GO-FO 10p/8k

Orem Owlz 10 Idaho Falls Chukars 6 

The Chukars starter put them behind the eight ball which lead to a home opening loss to the Angels rookie squad.

Starting pitcher Christopher Marte got tuned up for 10 hits and seven runs in just four innings while recording just one strikeout on the day.

Trailing 8-0 the Chukars would plate six runs to get back in the game but failed to get any closer, dropping their home opener in the process.

Outfielder Cristhian Vasquez had a good day at the plate going two for four with a pair of runs scored and two driven in.

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Robby Rinn 2-4 RBI, BB
Tyler Straub 3-3 R, 3b, BB
Cristhian Vasquez 2-4 2R, 3b, 2 RBI

Kingsport Mets 16 Burlington Royals 1 

An ugly second game for the Burlington Royals against the Mets.

The pitching staff gave up 22 hits and 16 runs with five runs coming off starter Michael Messier with just one out recorded before Yerelmy Garcia gave up another five in two and two-third innings.

While the pitching staff was getting knocked around the Royals offense was getting little done on their own, collecting just four hits and one run in the blowout loss. Position player Ryan Dale finished off the night on the mound by tossing the final two innings while allowing five runs in the process.

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Jeison Guzman 1-4 3b
Michael Gigliotti 1-3 R, BB, SB
J.C. Cloney 2 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 3 K 2-1 GO-FO 20p/16k

DSL Royals 11 DSL Marlins 10

A wild one in the normally pitcher friendly Dominican League on Friday.

The Royals scored eight runs in the first five innings before being forced into making a comeback late. A pair of Royals pitchers worked five innings while limiting the Marlins to two runs with that five run lead. Catcher Felix Familia helped the Royals to an 8-2 lead through that time, doubling in a run in the first and scoring before scoring again in the fifth after reaching on a hit by pitch.

A pair of relievers couldn’t hang onto that lead, allowing eight runs in the seventh frame to put the Royals behind 10-8. Fortunately, the offense wasn’t done plugging the scoreboard for three runs with a Nicholas Febres rbi double before crossing the plate two more times on Marlins wild pitches to take the lead and the eventual win.

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Maikel Garcia 3-3 R, 3b, 3 RBI, BB
Reynin Reynoso 2-3 2R, BB, 2 SB(3)
Nicolas Febres 2-4 2R, 2-2b, 2 RBI


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