Diamonds in the Rough 8.30 Reviewed by Momizat on . 2-3 day for Royals affiliates despite a playoff clinching win by the Blue Rocks.  HR Roll Call Wil Myers (36) Julio Aparicio (4) Bubba Starling (11) Terrance Go 2-3 day for Royals affiliates despite a playoff clinching win by the Blue Rocks.  HR Roll Call Wil Myers (36) Julio Aparicio (4) Bubba Starling (11) Terrance Go Rating:
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Diamonds in the Rough 8.30

Diamonds in the Rough 8.30

2-3 day for Royals affiliates despite a playoff clinching win by the Blue Rocks.  HR Roll Call Wil Myers (36) Julio Aparicio (4) Bubba Starling (11) Terrance Gore (1) Diego Goris (12) Adalberto Mondesi (3) Nick DelGuidice (2)

(Photo Jake Rose Photography)

Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day Brett Eibner 3-4 2b, 2 R, 2 RBI

Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day Leondy Perez 7.1 IP 5 H 1 R 0 ER 1 BB 3 K

Rookie League Player of the Day Adalberto Mondesi 3-4 HR, 2b, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

Playoff Clutch Performer Daniel Stumpf Burlington see below

Memphis Redbirds 12 Omaha Storm Chasers 4

Nate Adcock and Blaine Hardy got knocked around for 17 hits in the first five innings allowing 11 runs in that time to put the game out of reach.  Royals top prospect Wil Myers hit his 36th home run of the season in the 8th inning.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Omaha 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
Memphis 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 x
W: Lyons (4-9, 4.28) L: Adcock (8-6, 5.46)
Omaha Storm Chasers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Irving Falu SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .330
Mitch Maier RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
    Derrick Robinson LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Max Ramirez DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .299
Wil Myers 3B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .293
Clint Robinson 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290
David Lough CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .275
Rey Navarro 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318
Jason Bourgeois LF-RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231
Cody Clark C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .179
BATTING
2B: Bourgeois (7, Lyons), Robinson, C (36, Browning).
HR: Myers (23, 8th inning off Freeman, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Falu 3; Bourgeois 3; Robinson, C 2; Myers 4; Navarro; Clark, C; Maier; Ramirez, M.
RBI: Ramirez, M (75), Clark, C (22), Lough (69), Myers (75).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Robinson, D; Navarro.
GIDP: Clark, C, Myers.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.FIELDING
DP: 3 (Falu-Navarro-Robinson, C 2, Myers-Navarro-Robinson, C).

Memphis Redbirds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Adron Chambers DH 6 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 .317
Lance Berkman 1B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
    1- Brock Peterson PR-1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 .218
Matt Young LF 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .406
Steven Hill C 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 .264
Eugenio Velez 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .279
Ryan Jackson SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Cedric Hunter CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .269
Vance Albitz 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .355
Lou Montanez RF 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .258
1-Ran for Berkman in the 1st.
BATTING
2B: Velez (33, Adcock), Peterson, Br (2, Hardy), Chambers (16, Hardy), Montanez (8, Joseph, D).
HR: Hill (17, 1st inning off Adcock, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Velez 2; Chambers 5; Young, M 3; Hunter, C 2; Albitz 2; Jackson 2; Berkman; Peterson, Br 3; Hill 4; Montanez 4.
RBI: Hill 3 (50), Hunter, C (44), Montanez (21), Chambers 4 (44), Peterson, Br 2 (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M; Velez 2; Peterson, Br.
GIDP: Jackson, Montanez, Velez.
Team RISP: 9-for-18.
Team LOB: 11.FIELDING
DP: 3 (Velez-Albitz-Peterson, Br, Albitz-Jackson-Peterson, Br, Jackson-Albitz).

Omaha Storm Chasers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nathan Adcock (L, 8-6) 1.0 8 7 7 0 1 1 5.46
Blaine Hardy 3.1 9 4 4 2 1 0 3.66
Tommy Hottovy 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.57
Juan Gutierrez 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9.00
Donnie Joseph 2.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 4.80
Memphis Redbirds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tyler Lyons (W, 4-9) 5.1 7 3 3 1 1 0 4.28
Barret Browning 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
Jorge Rondon 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.95
Sam Freeman 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.08
Eduardo Sanchez 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.86
WP: Joseph, D 2.
IBB: Hill (by Hardy).
HBP: Albitz (by Adcock).

 

Wilmington Blue Rocks 9 Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3

The Rocks clinched at least a share of the 2nd half division title with their win Thursday night.  The offense did much of the heavy lifting as they have for most of the 2nd half, punching out twelve hits and nine runs to take a comfortable win.  Brett Eibner had a big day at the plate connecting on three hits in four at bats while scoring a pair and driving in a pair.  Shortstop Orlando Calixte also got in the act on offense with two hits including his 17th double for the Blue Rocks.  Starter Leondy Perez took the win giving Wilmington his best start of the year by working 7.1 innings of one run ball (0 ER) while working around five hits and a walk.  The win combined with Lynchburg and Frederick losses secured the playoff birth for the Blue Rocks.

Brett Eibner Postgame Audio via John Sadak

Vance Wilson Postgame Audio

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Myrtle Beach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Wilmington 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 1 x

 

Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Odubel Herrera 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285
Edwin Garcia 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Hanser Alberto SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .258
Brett Nicholas C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Vincent DiFazio DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .212
Christopher Grayson CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .185
Jhonny Gomez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197
Jeremy Williams RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .240
Yefry Castillo LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212

W: Perez (5-4, 3.74) L: McBride (2-3, 3.76)

BATTING
2B: Williams, J (6, Sample).
TB: Williams, J 3; Nicholas; Herrera; Alberto; Castillo 2.
RBI: Alberto (34), Williams, J 2 (17).
2-out RBI: Alberto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Alberto; Gomez; Nicholas; Herrera.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.BASERUNNING
CS: Williams, J (1, 2nd base by Perez, L/Bonilla).

FIELDING
E: Herrera 2 (41, fielding, fielding), McBride (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Castillo (Beltre at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Alberto-Herrera-Gomez, Reyes, J-Alberto-Gomez).

Wilmington Blue Rocks
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Orlando Calixte SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .288
Nick Van Stratten LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .359
Lane Adams DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .235
Matt Fields 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .285
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Brett Eibner CF 4 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 .199
Geulin Beltre RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .243
Jose Bonilla C 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .215
Angel Franco 2B 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
BATTING
2B: Eibner (26, McBride), Calixte (17, McBride), Van Stratten (4, Reyes, J).
TB: Calixte 3; Beltre; Bonilla; Van Stratten 2; Fields, M; Eibner 4; Franco 3.
RBI: Eibner 2 (52), Calixte 2 (28), Bonilla (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre; Fields, M; Adams 2.
GIDP: Calixte, Fields, M.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 6.BASERUNNING
SB: Bonilla (3, 2nd base off McBride/Nicholas).

FIELDING
E: Calixte (21, fielding).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nicholas McBride (L, 2-3) 3.1 6 7 4 2 1 0 3.76
Josh McElwee 1.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Francisco Mendoza 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.98
Jimmy Reyes 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.52
Ben Rowen 1.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 1.60
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leondy Perez (W, 5-4) 7.1 5 1 0 1 3 0 3.74
Tyler Sample 1.2 2 2 2 2 2 0 5.84
WP: McElwee, Sample.

Quad Cities River Bandits 2 Kane County Cougars 1 F/12

The Cougars season is running on empty as they get closer to being eliminated from the playoff race.  The Cougars only run came in the 8th on a Julio Aparicio home run but the Bandits answered that with a two out run scoring single eventually winning the game in the 12th with a bases loaded sac fly.

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Kane County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Quad Cities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

W: Cole (4-1, 2.04) L: Culver (2-1, 3.73)

Kane County Cougars
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Justin Trapp 2B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .271
Jack Lopez SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .229
Daniel Mateo 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Dean Espy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .251
Julio Aparicio RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .266
Alex Llanos LF-CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .282
Tim Ferguson CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
    Chris Elder LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220
Henry Moreno DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .197
Kevin David C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .209
BATTING
2B: Trapp, J (19, Cornelius).
HR: Aparicio (4, 8th inning off Castillo, Y, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Trapp, J 2; Aparicio 4.
RBI: Aparicio (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Espy.
GIDP: Mateo.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 1.FIELDING
DP: (Trapp, J-Lopez-Espy).

Quad Cities River Bandits
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Matt Williams SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .273
Nick Martini CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Colin Walsh LF-2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .316
Stephen Piscotty DH 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .296
Anthony Melchionda 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
    Gary Apelian RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167
David Medina 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
Luis Mateo 2B-3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .259
Casey Rasmus C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .219
Jordan Walton RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .118
BATTING
2B: Piscotty, S (18, Brazoban, J).
TB: Mateo; Rasmus; Martini, N; Melchionda; Walsh; Piscotty, S 4.
RBI: Piscotty, S (25), Apelian (2).
2-out RBI: Piscotty, S.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Walsh; Mateo; Martini, N; Medina; Piscotty, S; Williams, M 2.
SAC: Martini, N; Williams, M.
SF: Apelian.
GIDP: Medina.
Team RISP: 1-for-14.
Team LOB: 14.BASERUNNING
SB: Williams, M (22, 2nd base off Giovenco/David), Rasmus (5, 2nd base off Giovenco/David).

FIELDING
E: Williams, M (35, fielding).
DP: (Williams, M-Medina).

Kane County Cougars
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Michael Giovenco 5.0 3 0 0 3 3 0 3.83
Jose Brazoban 3.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 14.54
Malcom Culver (L, 2-1) 3.1 3 1 1 4 1 0 3.73
Quad Cities River Bandits
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jonathan Cornelius 6.0 1 0 0 0 9 0 3.27
Yunior Castillo 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 4.15
Heath Wyatt 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.26
Ethan Cole (W, 4-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.04
Cornelius pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.WP: Giovenco.
IBB: Walsh (by Culver), Rasmus (by Culver).
HBP: Piscotty, S (by Culver).

Burlington Royals 4 Johnson City Cardinals 2

The Royals got an outstanding relief appearance by Daniel Stumpf and a little power to save their season, sending their first round series to a deciding third game.  The game was tied after three innings when starter Colin Rodgers ran into trouble in the 4th, loading the bases with no outs.  Facing a possible elimination the Royals manager went to the pen after Rodgers got a force out at that plate turning to Daniel Stumpf.  The left-hander answered the bell striking out the first hitter he faced and getting a force out to end the Cardinals rally and keeping the game tied at two apiece.  Tied into the 5th diminutive speedster Terrance Gore would hit his first career home run to give Burlington the advantage.  Stumpf would continue to hold the ship down working 3.2 scoreless innings before turning things over to John Walter who would close out the final two innings to save the game.  Bubba Starling gave the Royals an insurance run with his solo home run in the 7th, going 2-3 with a pair of RBI in the game.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Johnson City 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burlington 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 x

W: Stumpf (1-0, 0.00) L: Petrick (0-1, 5.40)
S: Walter (1)

Johnson City Cardinals
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
C.J. McElroy CF 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .167
Ildemaro Vargas 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125
Jeremy Schaffer 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .429
Bruce Caldwell DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Gerwuins Velazco C 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
Carson Kelly 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375
Cesar Valera SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125
Ronard Castillo LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ricardo Lizcano RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143
BATTING
2B: Schaffer (1, Rodgers).
HR: McElroy (1, 1st inning off Rodgers, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Valera; McElroy 4; Kelly 2; Schaffer 3; Velazco 2.
RBI: McElroy (1), Schaffer (2).
2-out RBI: Schaffer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Caldwell; McElroy 2.
GIDP: Kelly, Caldwell.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
PB: Velazco (2).
DP: (Valera-Vargas, I-Schaffer).

Burlington Royals
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Terrance Gore LF 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 .375
Humberto Arteaga SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .375
Bubba Starling CF 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 .400
Patrick Leonard 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Mark Threlkeld 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143
Cameron Gallagher DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Fred Ford RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .143
Kenneth Diekroeger 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Beau Maggi C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .167
BATTING
HR: Gore (1, 5th inning off Petrick, 0 on, 0 out), Starling (1, 7th inning off Tuivailala, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Arteaga; Leonard; Diekroeger, K 2; Gore 5; Starling 5; Threlkeld.
RBI: Starling 2 (2), Diekroeger, K (1), Gore (1).
2-out RBI: Diekroeger, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gore 2; Maggi; Threlkeld; Arteaga 2.
SF: Starling.
GIDP: Leonard.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Diekroeger, K-Arteaga-Threlkeld, Threlkeld-Arteaga-Threlkeld).

Johnson City Cardinals
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zachary Petrick (L, 0-1) 5.0 7 3 3 1 5 1 5.40
Cesar Aguilar 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.00
Samuel Tuivailala 2.0 2 1 1 0 5 1 4.50
Burlington Royals
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colin Rodgers 3.1 6 2 2 1 3 1 5.40
Daniel Stumpf (W, 1-0) 3.2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
John Walter (S, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
WP: Petrick, Tuivailala.
HBP: Maggi (by Petrick).

 

Ogden Raptors 11 Idaho Falls Chukars 5

The Chukars dropped another one Thursday despite plenty of hits on their side.  Each team bashed three home runs and put up double digit hits but the Raptors were a little more patient drawing five walks to just one by Idaho Falls helping them tack on eleven runs on their twelve hits to just five on ten for the Chukars.  Shortstop Adalberto Mondesi had a solid day at the plate going 3 for 4 with his third home run of the season, a double and a walk.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Idaho Falls 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0
Ogden 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 x

W: Downing (3-0, 5.54) L: Sneed (2-2, 7.82)

Idaho Falls Chukars
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ethan Chapman CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .314
Adalberto Mondesi SS 4 2 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 .292
Nicholas Cuckovich 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Jin-Ho Shin DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .285
Diego Goris LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .308
Elier Hernandez RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .204
Jared Schlehuber 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Nick DelGuidice 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 .290
Tyler Smith C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
BATTING
2B: DelGuidice (14, Downing), Chapman (9, Downing), Mondesi (6, Downing).
HR: Mondesi (3, 3rd inning off Downing, 0 on, 1 out), DelGuidice (2, 7th inning off Downing, 0 on, 0 out), Goris (9, 8th inning off De Aza, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Mondesi 7; Cuckovich 2; Chapman 2; DelGuidice 6; Smith, T; Goris 4.
RBI: Shin (32), Mondesi 2 (25), DelGuidice (20), Goris (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Goris; Smith, T; Shin.
SF: Shin.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cuckovich (9, 2nd base off Downing/Smith, E).

FIELDING
E: Mondesi (20, throw).

Ogden Raptors
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Malcolm Holland 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251
Eric Smith C 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345
Jeremy Rathjen CF 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 .331
Jesus Valdez DH 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .330
Noel Cuevas LF 5 2 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 .481
Justin Boudreaux SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 1 .253
Bladimir Franco 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287
Tae-Hyeok Nam 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .239
Devon Ethier RF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .171
BATTING
2B: Cuevas (4, Sneed), Franco (4, Sneed), Boudreaux (12, Lopez, J).
HR: Nam (4, 2nd inning off Sneed, 0 on, 1 out), Boudreaux (3, 2nd inning off Sneed, 1 on, 2 out), Rathjen (8, 8th inning off Lopez, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Franco 2; Nam 4; Boudreaux 6; Rathjen 5; Cuevas 6; Valdez, J.
RBI: Valdez, J (60), Nam (16), Rathjen 2 (49), Cuevas 3 (7), Boudreaux 4 (28).
2-out RBI: Rathjen; Cuevas 3; Boudreaux 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Boudreaux; Nam 2; Franco 2.
SF: Valdez, J.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Holland (39, 2nd base off Sneed/Smith, T), Ethier (3, 2nd base off Sneed/Smith, T).

FIELDING
E: Holland (15, fielding).

Idaho Falls Chukars
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Zeb Sneed (L, 2-2) 2.0 6 8 8 3 2 2 7.82
Matthew Strahm 3.1 2 1 1 2 2 0 6.04
Joe Lopez 2.2 4 2 2 0 1 1 2.97
Ogden Raptors
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gregg Downing (W, 3-0) 7.0 8 4 4 1 5 2 5.54
Carlos De Aza 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 7.86
Alan Garcia 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.05
HBP: Smith, E (by Sneed), Valdez, J (by Sneed).

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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 (3)

  • Clint Scoles

    Clint Scoles

    Ya it is a very interesting decision especially when you consider that Eibner is Rule V eligible next season. With that said I think the Royals could have him play the entire next season in the OF before making the move. No team is gonna put them on their major league roster without pitching for four years.

  • Number5

    The royals and Eibner have a really interesting choice this offseason. 45 extra-base hits while playing in Wilmington is definitely an accomplishment. Moustakas only had a few more (50) in about 80 more total at bats. It would be really interesting to hear what the Royals think about Eibner’s future and how strongly they are or aren’t thinking about switching him to pitching.

  • kcastrofan

    Perhaps I am stuck in the perpetual Royals mode of woe is me, but it seemed that for a brief time Nate Adcock was going to become a serviceable #4 or #5 starter. however it seems his numbers have been very pedestrian this season. And this latest start was a real stinker. Any insight on what the difference has been for him? Injury? League figured out his stuff? And maybe the bigger question, why(!) can’t just one of these pitchers DMGM takes a flyer on – why can’t they turn into something more than a AAAA starter? Never mind the last question, not that I had visions of Adcock winning the Cy Young but it seems he has really tailed off this season.

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