Royals Farm Report: April 17

Seratelli hit three doubles on Sunday

Sunday brought a heavy slate of games in the Royals' minor leagues, with both the Omaha Storm Chasers and Wilmington Blue Rocks hosting doubleheaders. The Chasers split their two games, while the first place Blue Rocks swept away the Potomac Nationals. Elsewhere in the minors, Wil Myers hit his first home run for the Naturals, while Kane County prevailed in Clinton. Read the day's report inside.

Triple-A: Omaha 4, Nashville 1 (7 innings – Game 1)

W: Mike Montgomery (1-1, 3.00)
S: Greg Holland (1)
HR: None

Triple-A: Nashville 5, Omaha 3 (7 innings – Game 2)

L: Steven Shell (1-2, 10.80)
HR: None

Next Game: After splitting Sunday's doubleheader, Omaha (4-7) and Nashville (6-5) wrap up their four-game series on Monday afternoon. Jeff Suppan (0-2, 7.71) will take the mound for the Storm Chasers.

Game 1

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Cain, CF 3 0 0 0 .182  
Lough, LF 2 1 1 0 .297 3B (1), BB
Hosmer, 1B 3 1 1 0 .366  
Moustakas, 3B 2 2 1 1 .211 BB, 2 E (5)
Robinson, DH 3 0 1 1 .333 2B (4); Back in lineup after HBP
Giavotella, 2B 3 0 2 2 .324  
Zawadzki, SS 3 0 0 0 .111 K
May, C 2 0 0 0 .083 K
Orlando, RF 2 0 0 0 .265 K


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Montgomery (W, 1-1) 6.0 2 1 0 5 6 0 3.00
Holland (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.00


Game 2

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Cain, CF 3 1 1 0 .214 BB, SB (1)
Lough, RF 3 0 0 1 .275 SF, OF Assist
Hosmer, DH 3 0 3 2 .409 BB; 6-game hitting streak
Moustakas, 3B 4 0 1 0 .214  
Robinson, 1B 4 0 2 0 .351 K
Giavotella, 2B 4 0 0 0 .293  
Falu, SS 3 0 0 0 .250  
Pina, C 3 0 0 0 .150 K
Blanco, LF 2 2 2 0 .185 2 2B (3), 2 SB (3)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Mazzaro 5.0 8 3 3 3 4 1 9.82
Shell (L, 1-2) 2.0 4 2 2 1 2 1 10.80





Double-A: NW Arkansas 12, Corpus Christi 9

W: Edgar Osuna (2-0, 4.38)
S: Patrick Keating (1)
HR: Wil Myers (1), Jamie Romak (1)

Next Game: After snapping a three-game losing streak, the Naturals (6-4) square up again with the Hooks (3-6) for the middle game of their three-game set on Monday night. Chris Dwyer (0-1, 8.59) will look to get back on track for NW Arkansas.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Van Stratten, CF-LF 3 1 0 0 .219 3 BB
Colon, DH 4 1 0 0 .216 BB, SAC
Myers, RF 4 1 1 2 .294 HR (1), SF
Bianchi, SS 5 1 2 1 .359 2B (4), SB (2)
Smith, LF 3 0 0 0 .320  
-- Robinson, PH-CF 2 1 1 2 .256  
Romak, 1B 5 3 3 2 .343 HR (1), K
Seratelli, 2B 5 2 3 0 .240 3 2B (3)
Mertins, 3B 3 2 1 1 .269 HBP, SF
Theriot, C 2 0 2 4 .500 2B (1), BB, 2 SAC, PB (1)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Osuna (W, 2-0) 6.2 10 6 6 1 4 2 4.38
Sisk 0.2 1 2 2 1 1 0 7.20
Keating (S, 1) 1.2 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.45





High-A: Wilmington 6, Potomac 0 (7 innings – Game 1)

W: Michael Mariot (2-0, 1.12)
HR: Ryan Eigsti (1)

High-A: Wilmington 6, Potomac 5 (7 innings – Game 2)

W: Manauris Baez (1-0, 0.00)
S: Kelvin Herrera (1)
HR: Nick Francis (1), John Whittleman (2)

Next Game: The winners of six straight, the first place Blue Rocks (7-2) on Monday host the opener of a three-game series with Kinston (2-7). Elisaul Pimentel (0-0, 12.00) will toe the rubber for Wilmington.

Game 1

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Merrifield, LF 3 0 1 0 .258 BB
McClure, SS 4 0 0 0 .100 K
Navarro, 2B 3 0 0 0 .485 K; snapped 7-game hitting streak
Francis, RF 3 1 1 0 .156 3B (1)
Whittleman, 1B 3 1 1 0 .290  
Ferguson, CF 3 2 1 0 .167  
Lewis, DH 3 1 2 2 .292 2B (1)
Eigsti, C 3 1 2 2 .667 HR (1), K; homered in first AB
Batista, 3B 3 0 1 1 .222 2B (3), K


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Arguelles 4.0 2 0 0 1 5 0 0.00
Mariot (W, 2-0) 3.0 1 0 0 0 5 0 1.13


Game 2

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Merrifield, CF 2 1 1 1 .273 BB, SF, 2 SB (4)
Batista, 2B 3 0 0 0 .190 BB, K, E (1)
Navarro, SS 3 0 2 1 .500 K
Francis, RF 3 1 1 1 .171 HR (1), E (2)
Whittleman, DH 3 1 1 1 .294 HR (2), K
Bonilla, C 2 1 0 0 .063 BB, PB (1)
Testa, LF 2 1 2 0 .250 BB, SB (1)
Lewis, 1B 2 0 0 0 .269 SAC
Frost, 3B 3 1 1 2 .167 3B (1), K


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Odorizzi 3.0 4 4 2 2 4 0 3.86
Baez (W, 1-0) 2.1 3 1 0 2 3 0 0.00
Herrera (S, 1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00





Low-A: Kane County 6, Clinton 1

W: Leonel Santiago (1-2, 6.59)
HR: None

Next Game: The Cougars (4-7) now return home to open a three-game series against the first place Burlington Bees (8-2), the Royals' former Midwest League affiliate. Sugar Ray Marimon (0-1, 6.00) is scheduled to start for Kane County.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Llanos, CF 4 0 2 1 .390 2B (4), BB, K, CS (3), PO
Espinal, 2B 5 0 0 1 .176 2 K
Fletcher, LF 5 2 3 0 .286 2B (3), K, 2 SB (2)
Watts, 1B 5 0 3 2 .265 K
Adams, RF 4 0 1 0 .273 BB, 3 K
Beltre, DH 4 0 1 0 .205 BB, K, 2 CS (3)
Franco, 3B 4 1 1 0 .167 BB, K
Jenkins, C 4 2 2 0 .400 2B (2)
Hall, SS 4 1 2 2 .267 3B (1)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santiago (W, 1-2) 6.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 6.59
Hodge (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.15
Byrne 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4.50


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