Diamonds in the Rough 4.6 Reviewed by Momizat on . The Royals affiliates only took one victory home Friday night despite solid starts from both Vin Mazzaro and Jake Odorizzi. Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Ton The Royals affiliates only took one victory home Friday night despite solid starts from both Vin Mazzaro and Jake Odorizzi. Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Ton Rating:
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Diamonds in the Rough 4.6

Diamonds in the Rough 4.6

The Royals affiliates only took one victory home Friday night despite solid starts from both Vin Mazzaro and Jake Odorizzi.

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Tony Abreu 3-4 3b, HR

Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Jake Odorizzi 5 IP 3 H 0 BB 0 R 8 K

Jake Odorizzi

Albuquerque Isotopes 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 

Albuquerque 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 12 0
Omaha 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
W:¬†Savage (1-0, 4.50)¬†L:¬†O’Sullivan (0-1, 108.00)
S: Rice (1)

Sean O’Sullivan wasted a solid start by Vin Mazzaro Friday night allowing 4 runs in just 1/3 of an inning while giving up 2 home runs in the process and paving way to the first Storm Chasers loss of the year. ¬†While O’Sullivan was struggling the same couldn’t be said of Mazzaro who was solid going 6 strong innings while working around 5 hits and a walk while striking out 6. ¬†I’m sure it was a great relief to Vin who struggled so badly to start last season that he missed out on an opportunity to be the Royals 5th starter, while he won’t have that same opportunity this season any success is welcome considering starting pitching is Kansas City’s major weakness. ¬†The Storm Chasers bats couldn’t get much of a cushion for the pitchers connecting on 7 hits but unable to sustain many rallies due in part to an uncharacteristically weak night from the heart of the order as the 3-6 hitters in the Chasers lineup combined to go 1-14.

Albuquerque Isotopes
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Matt Angle CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Alex Castellanos 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .375
Jerry Sands LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Jeff Baisley 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Scott Van Slyke DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500
Trent Oeltjen RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .222
Josh Fields 3B 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 .429
Tim Federowicz C 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .429
Luis Cruz SS 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .625
BATTING
2B: Cruz (1, Mazzaro), Oeltjen (1, O’Sullivan), Fields 2 (3, O’Sullivan, Sisk).
HR: Van Slyke (2, 7th inning off O’Sullivan, 0 on, 1 out), Federowicz (1, 7th inning off O’Sullivan, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Van Slyke 5; Fields 4; Castellanos 2; Federowicz 5; Oeltjen 2; Cruz 4.
RBI: Van Slyke (2), Fields 2 (2), Federowicz 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Fields.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sands 2; Federowicz 2.
GIDP: Angle.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
CS: Castellanos (1, 2nd base by Mazzaro/Clark, C).
PO: Castellanos (1st base by Mazzaro).FIELDING
Outfield assists: Angle (Robinson, D at 2nd base).
DP: (Angle-Castellanos).
Omaha Storm Chasers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jarrod Dyson CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444
Derrick Robinson LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Johnny Giavotella 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Clint Robinson 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .429
Kevin Kouzmanoff DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .375
David Lough RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Tony Abreu SS 4 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 .500
Cody Clark C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Irving Falu 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
BATTING
2B: Kouzmanoff (3, Savage).
3B: Abreu, T (1, Antonini).
HR: Abreu, T (1, 5th inning off Antonini, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Dyson 2; Kouzmanoff 2; Robinson, D; Abreu, T 8.
RBI: Abreu, T (2), Kouzmanoff (4).
2-out RBI: Kouzmanoff.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robinson, C; Clark, C; Lough 2; Dyson.
SAC: Clark, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Dyson (2, 2nd base off Savage/Federowicz).FIELDING
PB: Clark, C (1).
Outfield assists: Lough (Castellanos at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Abreu, T-Robinson, C, Lough-Robinson, C).
Pickoffs: Mazzaro (Castellanos at 1st base).
Albuquerque Isotopes
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Michael Antonini 5.0 4 1 1 0 2 1 1.80
Will Savage (W, 1-0) 2.0 3 1 1 1 1 0 4.50
Wil Ledezma (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Scott Rice (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Luis Cruz 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Omaha Storm Chasers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vin Mazzaro 6.0 5 0 0 1 6 0 0.00
Sean O’Sullivan¬†(BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.1 5 4 4 0 0 2 108.00
Brandon Sisk 1.1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Roman Colon 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
HBP: Robinson, C (by Ledezma).

NW Arkansas Naturals 5 Corpus Christi Hooks 3

NW Arkansas 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 9 0
Corpus Christi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 8 3
W: Odorizzi (1-0, 0.00) L: Seaton (0-1, 3.60)
S: Keating (1)

Starter Jake Odorizzi had his best stuff last night working over the Hooks hitters for 8 strikeouts in 5 innings pounding the zone for 52 strikes out of his 76 pitches used.  Odorizzi mixed his pitches well while keeping the ball low in the zone something he had a problem with last year.  While Odorizzi was dominating on the mound the Naturals hitters got warmed up a bit connecting on a pair of home runs from Mario Lisson and Wil Myers after being shutout last night.  Instead of the Naturals defense playing sloppy behind their pitchers it was the Hooks defense booting balls around the infield making 3 errors leading to a pair of Naturals unearned runs.  Patrick Keating earned the save in the ninth working around a couple of hits and a walk.

Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Rey Navarro 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Christian Colon SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Wil Myers RF 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .250
John Whittleman DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125
Mario Lisson 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 .167
Yem Prades CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
Terry Evans LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200
Kurt Mertins 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ben Theriot C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333
BATTING
2B: Navarro (1, Leon, Ar).
HR: Lisson (1, 4th inning off Seaton, 1 on, 1 out), Myers (1, 5th inning off Seaton, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lisson 4; Myers 4; Prades 2; Theriot 2; Navarro 2; Whittleman; Colon, C.
RBI: Lisson 2 (2), Theriot (1), Myers (1), Evans (1).
2-out RBI: Theriot.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Evans; Navarro; Myers; Theriot.
SF: Evans.
GIDP: Myers.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Prades (1, 2nd base off Seaton/Fernandez), Myers (1, 2nd base off Seaton/Fernandez).
Corpus Christi Hooks
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jonathan Villar SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Austin Wates DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .444
Kody Hinze 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .286
Jonathan Singleton LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Brandon Barnes RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500
T.J. Steele CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .375
Jordan Kreke 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Jair Fernandez C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J.C. Thompson 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
    a- Jake Goebbert PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
a-Walked for Thompson in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Barnes (1, Keating).
HR: Hinze (1, 8th inning off Hardy, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kreke 2; Barnes 3; Steele; Hinze 5; Wates.
RBI: Hinze 2 (2), Steele (2).
2-out RBI: Hinze 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Singleton; Steele; Villar, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
SB: Barnes (1, 2nd base off Odorizzi/Theriot).FIELDING
E: Kreke 2 (3, fielding, fielding), Thompson (1, fielding).
DP: (Villar, J-Thompson-Hinze).
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jake Odorizzi (W, 1-0) 5.0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0.00
Blaine Hardy (H, 1) 3.0 3 2 2 0 3 1 6.00
Patrick Keating (S, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 9.00
Corpus Christi Hooks
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ross Seaton (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 4 2 0 1 2 3.60
Arcenio Leon 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.50
Jason Stoffel 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Leon, Ar pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.WP: Odorizzi 2.

 


Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6 Wilmington Blue Rocks 0

Wilmington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Myrtle Beach 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 x 6 10 0
W: Henry (1-0, 0.00) L: Sample (0-1, 5.79)

 

The Blue Rocks couldn’t get much going offensively in their Carolina League opener against the Rangers affiliate Pelicans. ¬†Four different Myrtle Beach pitchers combined to limit the Rocks to just 6 hits while striking out 13, starter Cody Buckel put down the most Rock hitters striking out 7 while working around 3 walks and a couple singles. ¬†While the Pelicans pitchers were whiffing Rocks their hitters were clearing fences hitting 3 home runs including 2 by Tomas Telis. ¬†Wilmington starter Tyler Sample didn’t fair too badly despite giving up a couple solo home runs lasting 4.2 innings while giving up just 3 hits, 1 walk and striking out 5 while on the mound, his third run allowed was a runner that scored when reliever Thomas Melgarejo allowed a 2 run home run. ¬†According to John Sadak Sample’s fastball was working around 92 while he was fooling hitters with a diving change up. ¬†Cheslor Cuthbert became the fourth youngest Blue Rock ever in making his first start for the High A Royals affiliate, the young third baseman reached base three times twice via walks and registering the Rocks only extra base hit with a double.

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Whit Merrifield CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Alex McClure SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 .500
Brian Fletcher 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Roman Hernandez LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Geulin Beltre RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250
Kevin David C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Jake Kuebler DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500
Angel Franco 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
BATTING
2B: Cuthbert (1, Bell).
TB: McClure 2; Kuebler 2; Beltre; Cuthbert 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Franco; Hernandez 2.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 9.BASERUNNING
SB: McClure (1, 2nd base off Buckel/Telis).FIELDING
E: Franco (1, throw).
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Odubel Herrera SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Jared Hoying LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Tomas Telis C 4 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 .500
Christian Villanueva 3B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Vincent DiFazio DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .250
Jake Skole CF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .667
Andrew Clark 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Santiago Chirino 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Josh Richmond RF 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667
BATTING
2B: DiFazio (1, Melgarejo).
HR: Richmond (1, 3rd inning off Sample, 0 on, 2 out), Telis 2 (2, 4th inning off Sample, 0 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Melgarejo, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Skole 2; Richmond 5; Herrera; DiFazio 2; Clark; Hoying; Telis 8.
RBI: Richmond (1), Telis 3 (3), DiFazio (1).
2-out RBI: Richmond; Telis 2; DiFazio.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hoying; Clark; Telis; Chirino.
Team RISP: 3-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.BASERUNNING
SB: Herrera (1, 2nd base off Sample/David).
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tyler Sample (L, 0-1) 4.2 3 3 3 1 5 2 5.79
Thomas Melgarejo 1.1 5 3 3 2 0 1 20.25
Sam Runion 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cody Buckel 4.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 0.00
Randy Henry (W, 1-0) 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Chad Bell 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Joe Van Meter 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Balk: Melgarejo.
HBP: Richmond (by Sample).
Quad Cities River Bandits 8 Kane County Cougars 0
Kane County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5
Quad Cities 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 x 8 9 1
W: Hernandez (1-0, 0.00) L: Carl (0-1, 2.70)
The Cougars played a second consecutive sloppy defensive game committing 5 errors but unlike last night they didn’t bring enough of their bats with them getting shutout 8 to 0. ¬†All five Cougars errors were made by infielders with third baseman Michael Antonio committing two but in his defense he is new to the position. ¬†While the defense was faltering behind them the Cougars pitchers were nibbling walking 6 Bandit hitters and allowing 9 hits, starter Edwin Carl would take the loss striking out 2 in 3 innings while allowing 3 runs (1 earned), 4 hits and walking a pair. ¬†Michael Antonio connected on his second and third doubles of the season going 2-4 on the night.
Kane County Cougars
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Alex Llanos CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
Daniel Mateo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Michael Antonio 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Jorge Bonifacio RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Lane Adams LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .375
Orlando Calixte SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Justin Trapp DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Henry Moreno 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Edul Escobar C 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .667
BATTING
2B: Antonio 2 (3, Hernandez, H, Hernandez, H), Adams (1, Hernandez, H), Escobar, E (1, Billbrough).
TB: Antonio 4; Trapp, J; Bonifacio 2; Adams 2; Escobar, E 3; Llanos.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bonifacio; Moreno; Mateo 2.
GIDP: Calixte.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
E: Antonio 2 (2, fielding, throw), Mateo (1, fielding), Calixte (3, fielding), Escobar, E (1, throw).
PB: Escobar, E (1).
Outfield assists: Adams (Walsh at home).
DP: 2 (Antonio-Mateo-Moreno, Mateo-Calixte-Moreno).
Quad Cities River Bandits
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Matt Williams SS 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
Nick Martini CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .222
Roberto De La Cruz 1B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .400
David Medina RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Colin Walsh DH 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .143
Anthony Garcia LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .100
Tyler Rahmatulla 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286
Luis Mateo 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375
Juan Castillo C 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .625
BATTING
2B: Garcia, A (1, Alexander).
TB: Rahmatulla; Martini, N; Williams, M; Castillo, J 3; Garcia, A 2; De La Cruz, R 2.
RBI: Garcia, A 2 (2), Martini, N (2).
2-out RBI: Garcia, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garcia, A 2; Rahmatulla 2; Mateo; De La Cruz, R.
GIDP: Castillo, J, Medina.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Martini, N (1, home off Alexander/Escobar, E), Medina (1, 2nd base off Alexander/Escobar, E).FIELDING
E: Martini, N (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Martini, N (Antonio at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Williams, M-De La Cruz, R, Williams, M-Mateo-De La Cruz, R).
Kane County Cougars
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Edwin Carl (L, 0-1) 3.1 4 3 1 2 2 0 2.70
Scott Alexander 0.2 1 4 0 2 1 0 0.00
Jonathan Dooley 3.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Eric Cantrell 1.0 2 1 1 2 0 0 9.00
Quad Cities River Bandits
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hector Hernandez (W, 1-0) 5.0 5 0 0 0 6 0 0.00
Brandon Creath 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Logan Billbrough 1.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Heath Wyatt 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
WP: Alexander 2.
HBP: Rahmatulla (by Carl).
All boxscore date courtesy of milb.com
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Clint Scoles

I grew up on the mean gravel roads of Iowa where I started my love for baseball from the age of 2. George Brett and the voice of Denny Matthews deepened my love even more for the Royals as my father and I spent summers listening to the team on our deck or in the car on our way to or from my little league and high school games. Sports was always the common bond that my father and I enjoyed and the Royals were in the center of that. I currently live in La Vista with my wife, two sons, two dogs and a pair of gross cats where we are grinding through until we can move somewhere warm when we retire. I own Casino Cab Company and Bluffs Affordable Auto Repair in Council Bluffs trying to build my 1% empire. If you are in the area you can find me at Omaha Storm Chasers games on most nights or just follow me on twitter @ClintScoles.

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Comments (3)

  • Clint Scoles

    Clint Scoles

    Ya Carl’s stuff from what Greg pointed out last year sounds more like a starter good change up not an overwhelming amount of vela.

  • Michael Lycklama

    Edwin Carl – a starter?

  • Greg Schaum

    Greg Schaum

    I like seeing Sam Runion’s name pop up…the Royals selected him just before the Nationals took Jordan Zimmerman…

    Man, we could use Zimmerman now- he would be our ace

    Runion is back from TJ and by all accounts is a great young man…so. A nice stat line for him

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