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Diamonds in the Rough 7.26

Diamonds in the Rough 7.26

2-3 day for Royals affiliates.  HR Roll Call Johnny Giavotella (10) Brian Fletcher (7) Yem Prades (6) Fred Ford (10) Patrick Leonard (10)

 

Photo by Levi Payton

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Johnny Giavotella 3-3 2b, HR, BB

Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Ryan Dennick 5.2 IP 3 H 0 R 2 BB 6 K

Patrick Leonard

Pine Tar Press Rookie League Player of the Day Patrick Leonard 2-4 HR, BB, 4 RBI

 

 New Orleans Zephyrs 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 1

Johnny Giavotella kept his hot bat going unfortunately the rest of the team couldn’t get much done collecting three hits, two of which were erased by a caught stealing and a pickoff. ¬†With the offense on hiatus starter Chris Dwyer would take a loss giving up four runs on seven hits in six innings. ¬†Giavotella extended his hitting streak to 21 games with a 3 for 3 night connecting on his 10th home run and 16th doubles of the season.

Omaha 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
New Orleans 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 x 5 10 0

W: Webb (2-0, 1.59) L: Dwyer (1-2, 6.88)

Omaha Storm Chasers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Irving Falu 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .320
Johnny Giavotella 2B 3 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 0 .338
Wil Myers CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .285
Clint Robinson 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .296
Tony Abreu SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311
David Lough RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Max Ramirez DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .304
Derrick Robinson LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Adam Moore C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
BATTING
2B: Giavotella (16, Koehler).
HR: Giavotella (10, 1st inning off Koehler, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Falu 2; Giavotella 7; Lough.
RBI: Giavotella (53).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lough.
GIDP: Ramirez, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
CS: Falu (3, 2nd base by Koehler/Brantly).
PO: Falu (1st base by Koehler).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Giavotella-Abreu, T-Robinson, C, Abreu, T-Giavotella-Robinson, C 2).

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kevin Mattison CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Gil Velazquez 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .304
Chris Coghlan RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284
Mike Cervenak 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .346
Gaby Sanchez DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302
Nick Green SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 .343
Rob Brantly C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .571
Chase Lambin 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Chris Aguila LF 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .263
BATTING
2B: Sanchez, G (7, Dwyer).
HR: Aguila (4, 6th inning off Dwyer, 0 on, 0 out), Green (10, 7th inning off Hottovy, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Cervenak; Green 4; Mattison; Brantly; Lambin 2; Sanchez, G 3; Aguila 5.
RBI: Coghlan (19), Aguila (17), Green 3 (41).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Coghlan 2.
SF: Coghlan.
GIDP: Sanchez, G, Aguila, Green.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Mattison (19, 2nd base off Dwyer/Moore).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Mattison (Ramirez, M at home).
DP: 2 (Lambin-Velazquez-Cervenak, Lambin-Velazquez-Brantly).
Pickoffs: Koehler (Falu at 1st base).

Omaha Storm Chasers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chris Dwyer (L, 1-2) 6.0 7 4 4 1 3 1 6.88
Tommy Hottovy 1.0 3 1 1 1 1 1 3.11
Blaine Hardy 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.25
New Orleans Zephyrs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tom Koehler 5.1 6 1 1 3 4 1 3.53
Ryan Webb (W, 2-0) 2.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.59
Chris Hatcher 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.83
Dwyer pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.HBP: Moore (by Koehler).

 

NW Arkansas Naturals 3 Tulsa Drillers 2

The Naturals jumped into the win column for the first time in awhile getting a pair of home runs to post the victory.  Lefty starter Ryan Dennick came an out short of giving the Naturals a quality start giving his teammates 5.2 scoreless but getting a no decision when Ethan Hollingsworth gave up the 2-0 lead Ryan left with.  Tied at 2 apiece Cuban outfielder Yem Prades connected on a solo home run in the bottom of the 8th with two down to give the Naturals the lead and an eventual win.  Middle infield prospect Christian Colon played in his first game since a DL stint in Arizona going 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 7 0
NW Arkansas 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 3 5 0

W: Hollingsworth (1-7, 5.33) L: Sullivan (0-1, 2.42)
S: Gutierrez (2)

Tulsa Drillers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Michael Mitchell CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230
Angelys Nina 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Nolan Arenado 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
Kent Matthes RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .217
Mike Zuanich 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .208
Jimmy Cesario DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .210
Tim Torres LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223
Jose Gonzalez C 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .248
Warren Schaeffer SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .178
BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, J (5, Hollingsworth).
HR: Matthes (17, 7th inning off Hollingsworth, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Nina 2; Schaeffer; Gonzalez, J 3; Matthes 4; Torres, T.
RBI: Matthes (40), Schaeffer (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Arenado; Matthes.
GIDP: Arenado.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.BASERUNNING
SB: Schaeffer (1, 2nd base off Hollingsworth/Pina).
CS: Zuanich (1, 2nd base by Dennick/Pina), Torres, T (4, 2nd base by Hollingsworth/Pina).

FIELDING
DP: (Arenado-Nina-Zuanich).

Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Yem Prades CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250
Christian Colon SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Brian Fletcher LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 .266
Kevin Kouzmanoff DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .318
Manny Pina C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
Carlo Testa RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Rey Navarro 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .243
Mario Lisson 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .235
Michael Liberto 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225
BATTING
2B: Colon, C (8, Sullivan).
HR: Fletcher (7, 1st inning off Frazier, 1 on, 1 out), Prades (6, 8th inning off Sullivan, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Fletcher 4; Prades 4; Navarro; Colon, C 3.
RBI: Fletcher 2 (16), Prades (27).
2-out RBI: Prades.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fletcher.
GIDP: Lisson.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 3.FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pina-Colon, C, Colon, C-Navarro-Lisson).

Tulsa Drillers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Parker Frazier 7.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 3.73
Josh Sullivan (L, 0-1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 2.42
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ryan Dennick 5.2 3 0 0 2 6 0 4.50
Ethan Hollingsworth (BS, 2)(W, 1-7) 2.1 4 2 2 0 0 1 5.33
Juan Gutierrez (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12.00
WP: Dennick, Hollingsworth.
HBP: Mitchell, M (by Hollingsworth).

 

 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4 Kane County Cougars 0

First round pick Kyle Zimmer made his full season debut Thursday night in Kane County taking a loss but looking pretty effective in the four innings. ¬†He used all four of his pitches while mixing up the movement on his fastball which registered in as high 97 and sat 94-95 through all four innings. ¬†The fastball while showing plenty of velocity has a wicked tail to his arm side when he wants to break it out tying up right-handers and getting under a couple of their bats for strikeouts. ¬†On top of the fastball variations Zimmer threw three offspeed pitches with a slider, a change up and curveball. ¬†The slider seems to be the offspeed pitch Zimmer was most comfortable on this night throwing it in the low 80′s inducing some weak contact but also hanging a couple that ended up in hits. ¬†While Zimmer mixed in all four pitches giving up four singles and a double in his four innings allowing that double with one out in the fourth and then giving up a single that squeaked through the left side to allow a run to cross. ¬†It was a brief highlight reel of what the #4 overall pick can do earning strikeouts with three of the four pitches and showing good control. ¬†The Wisconsin starter Chad Pierce earned the win despite having a less impressive stuff spotting his fastball and mixing up the Cougars hitters to toss 7 innings of shut out ball to earn the win.

Look for video and audio from Kyle on Friday or Saturday.

Wisconsin 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 9 0
Kane County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2

W: Pierce (4-3, 3.35) L: Zimmer (0-1, 2.25)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Chadwin Stang CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .270
Max Walla RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .244
Brandon Macias 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .277
Gregory Hopkins 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Nick Ramirez 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .255
Ben McMahan LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .301
Cameron Garfield C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .291
Michael Garza DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .177
Yadiel Rivera SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223
BATTING
2B: Hopkins (16, Zimmer).
TB: McMahan; Ramirez, N 2; Rivera, Y 2; Garza; Hopkins 3; Stang.
RBI: McMahan (47), Ramirez, N (48).
2-out RBI: McMahan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walla; Garfield.
SAC: Stang; Walla.
GIDP: Garfield.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 6.FIELDING
PB: Garfield 2 (6).

Kane County Cougars
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Justin Trapp 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .252
Jack Lopez SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .202
Daniel Mateo DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Jorge Bonifacio RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .290
Michael Antonio 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .223
Alex Llanos CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .299
Julio Aparicio LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .295
Dean Espy 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Kevin David C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
BATTING
2B: Espy (9, Strong).
TB: Mateo 2; Lopez; Espy 3; Llanos.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Espy; Llanos; Trapp, J; David 3; Antonio 2.
SAC: Aparicio.
Team RISP: 0-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.FIELDING
E: Antonio (23, fielding), Giovenco (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Bonifacio (Hopkins at 3rd base), Aparicio (Garza at 2nd base).
DP: (Lopez-Trapp, J-Espy).

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chad Pierce (W, 4-3) 7.0 3 0 0 2 8 0 3.35
Michael Strong 2.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 1.45
Kane County Cougars
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyle Zimmer (L, 0-1) 4.0 5 1 1 0 5 0 2.25
Andrew Triggs 3.0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0.96
Michael Giovenco 1.0 2 3 1 1 3 0 3.93
Jason Mitchell 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.93
HBP: Macias (by Giovenco), Llanos (by Pierce).

 

Burlington Royals 9 Pulaski Mariners 2

This Burlington crew is a bit too much for the Appy League at this point winning their ninth game in a row and fifteenth in sixteen tries Thursday.  The Royals are doing much of their damage with big bats like the one Fred Ford takes to the plate connecting on his league leading 10th home run of the season in the 2nd as part of a 4 run inning that grabbed the lead away 4-1.  Ford grabbed that lead from Patrick Leonard who has lead the league much of the season but it was short lived after Leonard connected on his 10th of the season to tie Ford with a three run shot in the 4th.  Those runs were plenty for the foursome of Royals pitchers that limited Pulaski to just three hits and two runs.

Burlington 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 9 11 0
Pulaski 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2

W: Peterson (4-0, 2.02) L: Marte (1-3, 3.80)

Burlington Royals
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Terrance Gore LF 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286
Humberto Arteaga SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .274
Bubba Starling CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 .286
Patrick Leonard 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 1 .225
Kenneth Diekroeger 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .262
Cameron Gallagher C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .313
Fred Ford RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 .270
Beau Maggi DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167
Mark Threlkeld 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .277
BATTING
2B: Threlkeld (9, Marte, W), Starling (3, Marte, W).
HR: Ford (10, 2nd inning off Marte, W, 1 on, 0 out), Leonard (10, 4th inning off Gonzalez, I, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Arteaga 2; Leonard 5; Ford 4; Gallagher; Starling 2; Threlkeld 4; Maggi.
RBI: Ford 2 (21), Starling 2 (18), Arteaga (19), Leonard 4 (24).
2-out RBI: Starling 2; Arteaga; Leonard 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Diekroeger, K 3; Leonard; Gore 2; Maggi.
GIDP: Ford.
Team RISP: 4-for-17.
Team LOB: 10.BASERUNNING
SB: Gore 2 (17, 2nd base off Marte, W/Marlette, 3rd base off Marte, W/Marlette), Leonard (2, 2nd base off Marte, W/Marlette), Diekroeger, K (3, 2nd base off Marte, W/Marlette).
CS: Ford (3, 2nd base by Gonzalez, I/Marlette).
PO: Ford (1st base by Gonzalez, I).

FIELDING
DP: (Leonard-Diekroeger, K-Threlkeld).

Pulaski Mariners
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Martin Peguero SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
Felipe Burin 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .234
Dario Pizzano RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Reginald Lawson DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .244
Jabari Henry CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .218
Tyler Marlette C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Phillips Castillo LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .210
Jordy Lara 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .144
Gilmer Lampe 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .197
BATTING
2B: Henry, J (6, Caramo).
TB: Marlette; Lara, J; Henry, J 2.
RBI: Lampe (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Henry, J; Lara, J.
SF: Lampe.
GIDP: Lampe.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 4.BASERUNNING
SB: Peguero, M (2, 3rd base off Fairchild/Gallagher), Burin (2, 2nd base off Fairchild/Gallagher).

FIELDING
E: Peguero, M (8, throw), Lara, J (6, fielding).
DP: (Burin-Peguero, M-Lampe).
Pickoffs: Gonzalez, I (Ford at 1st base).

Burlington Royals
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Austin Fairchild 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 18.00
Mark Peterson (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.02
Yender Caramo (H, 1) 6.0 2 0 0 0 4 0 3.71
Ben Tomchick 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Pulaski Mariners
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wander Marte (L, 1-3) 2.0 4 4 4 4 4 1 3.80
Isliexel Gonzalez 2.0 2 4 0 1 0 1 2.01
Nolan Diaz 3.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 3.27
Lars Huijer 2.0 4 1 1 1 2 0 6.00
Fairchild pitched to 2 batters in the 2nd.
Marte, W pitched to 2 batters in the 3rd.WP: Fairchild 2.
HBP: Arteaga (by Marte, W), Peguero, M (by Fairchild), Castillo, P (by Fairchild).

 

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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 (2)

  • rybarns

    Good thing the Royals have Yuni and Getz tearing it up in the majors and blocking Gio’s path.

  • unclejesse

    I have never been a Gio hater but at the same time I have never been one of the guys screaming that he needs to be up now. But dang he is starting to change my mind, this guy is flat out killing it in AAA. For the same reason it frustrated me last year that our best AAA pitcher (Mendoza) was never getting called, Gio is just doing everything he can to force the Royals hand. Come on GMDM let the players play. Why have minor league teams if you arent going to bring up the ones that should be graduating to the next level.

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