Pimentel was dominant again for the Blue Rocks
Sunday was a busy day for the Royals' organization, as the seven affiliates combined to play nine games. However, it was also a very successful day, as the clubs combined to go 7-2, behind doubleheader sweeps by both the Wichita Wranglers and the Burlington Royals. RC has all the details inside in today's minor league report.
AAA: Omaha 2, Round Rock 1 (13 innings)
W: Ben Hendrickson (11-5, 4.34)
HR: Mitch Maier (12), Richard Lewis (5)
|CF Mitch Maier||5||1||2||0||0||1||1||0||2||.285 |
|Brandon Duckworth||7.0||4||0||0||0||6||0||3.60 |
Two solo shots, one each from Mitch Maier and Richard Lewis, lifted the Omaha Royals to a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon. Maier, on the third pitch of the game, hit a shot up past the first set of seats in right field to put the O-Royals up 1-0. Brandon Duckworth tossed seven scoreless on his rehab assignment, striking out six. Greg Atencio came in for the eighth, pitched a scoreless inning, but gave up a solo shot to left field in the ninth to tie the game up at 1-1. The teams were scoreless until the bottom of the 13th, when Richard Lewis hit a deep drive into left field for the walkoff home run.
AA: Wichita 11, Tulsa 2 (Game 1)
W: Jason Cromer (3-7, 5.44)
HR: Damaso Espino (2)
|1B Mike Stodolka||4||1||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||.291 |
|DH Kila Kaaihue||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.242 |
|RF Onil Joseph||4||1||4||1||0||0||1||0||0||.263 |
|Gabe DeHoyos||3.1||4||2||2||4||2||0||1.80 |
The Wichita Wranglers’ offense exploded in an 11-2 win over Tulsa in game one of the doubleheader. Mike Stodolka and Kila Kaaihue each had two hits and an RBI in the win. Onil Joseph went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the offense. Every player in the lineup had at least two hits, with the exception of Irving Falu, who went hitless.
Wichita 8, Tulsa 1 (Game 2)
W: David Bernat (1-0, 0.00)
HR: Damaso Espino (2)
|DH Mike Stodolka||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||.291 |
|1B Kila Kaaihue||3||1||2||2||0||0||5||0||0||.248 |
|Justin Barnes||4.0||4||1||1||1||4||0||0.82 |
|David Bernat (W, 1-0)||3.0||1||0||0||1||4||0||0.00 |
The offense didn't slow down in an 8-1 win in game two for the Wranglers. Kila Kaaihue didn't stop either, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and five RBI's in the win. Justin Barnes started the game for the Wranglers and gave up a run in four innings. David Bernat, straight up from rookie ball, tossed three scoreless to pick up the win.
High-A: Wilmington 6, Lynchburg 2
W: Julio Pimentel (11-4, 2.78)
HR: Cody Clark (3)
|RF Brian McFall||5||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.284 |
|SS Chris McConnell||4||0||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||.230 |
|Julio Pimentel (W, 11-4)||6.1||6||2||2||0||3||0||2.78 |
The Wilmington Blue Rocks picked up a 6-2 win over Lynchburg, and cut their magic number down to three games to clinch the second half title. Julio Pimentel dominated for six innings before running into a little trouble in the seventh, and reliever David Humen ultimately allowed two inherited runners to score. Brad McCann led the offense with a 4-for-5 night, which included two doubles and an RBI. Mario Lisson went 0-for-5 and ended his franchise-record hitting streak at 20 games.
Low-A: Wisconsin 7, Burlington 0
L: Mario Santiago (5-10, 3.77)
|RF Jamar Walton||3||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||1||.280 |
The Burlington Bees were shut out on Sunday afternoon, 7-0. The Bees' bats fell flat on their faces for the most part, as they only put together four hits, all of them coming from two players. Jamar Walton had two of them, going 2-for-3 with a double. The Bees will finish up their series with Wisconsin on Monday.
R-Adv: Idaho Falls 9, Ogden 2
W: Chris Chavez (3-2, 2.96)
HR: Anthony Seratelli (10), O.D. Gonzalez (8)
|CF Adrian Ortiz||5||1||2||0||0||0||3||0||0||.308 |
|RF Wilson Tucker||5||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||.382 |
|DH O.D. Gonzalez||5||2||3||0||1||1||3||0||1||.295 |
|Chris Chavez (W, 3-2)||5.0||4||2||0||1||4||0||2.96 |
|Dane Secott||4.0||3||1||1||0||2||0||0.90 |
|Greg Holland||4.0||3||1||1||0||2||0||3.30 |
The Idaho Falls Chukars continued the trend of offensive prowess in a 9-2 win on Sunday. Leadoff hitter Adrian Ortiz went 2-for-5 with three RBI's and picked up his 16th stolen base of the season. O.D. Gonzalez also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI's. The Chukars pitching staff was also excellent, only allowing two unearned runs in the second inning.
R-Adv: Burlington 3, Bristol 1 (Game 1)
W: Bryan Paukovits (3-4, 4.91), S: Jimmy Rollins (3)
|CF Patrick Norris||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.292 |
|DH Juan Graterol||3||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.224 |
|Bryan Paukovits (W, 3-4)||5.0||2||1||0||1||7||0||4.91 |
It was all about the pitching in game one, as the Burlington Royals picked up a 3-1 win. Bryan Paukovits dominated for five strong innings, allowing a run (unearned) on two hits while striking out seven while picking up his third win of the season. Juan Graterol went 3-for-3 and scored two runs for the B-Royals in game one.
Burlington 1, Bristol 0 (Game 2)
W: Jose Diaz (2-1, 4.68), S: Yensi Lopez (2)
|CF Patrick Norris||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.294 |
|Jose Diaz (W, 2-1)||5.0||2||0||0||2||5||0||4.68 |
|Yensi Lopez (S, 2)||2.0||1||0||0||1||3||0||3.58 |
The pitching may have been even better in game two, as the B-Royals picked up a 1-0 win in the nightcap. Jose Diaz and Yensi Lopez combined on a three-hit shutout while striking out a combined eight batters. Patrick Norris scored the only run of the game by walking in the first inning, advancing to second on a balk, stealing third, and scoring on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Martin.
R: Giants 2, Royals 1
L: Onassis Sirrett (1-2, 8.53)
|C Sean McCauley||3||0||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||.284 |
|Onassis Sirrett (L, 1-2)||4.1||2||1||1||2||7||0||8.53 |
The AZL Royals lost in a low scoring affair on Sunday, 2-1. Rehabbing Devon Lowery tossed the first two innings, allowing a run on three hits, but striking out five. Onassis Sirrett tossed the next 4.1 innings, allowing a run on two hits, striking out seven. Unfortunately, a combined two runs was too much for the Royals, as an RBI double in the fifth inning by Sean McCauley was the only run the Royals could muster.