RC Organizational Report: June 24

Six affiliates were in action on Thursday, but only the Wilmington Blue Rocks and Arizona Royals managed wins. The Blue Rocks were led to victory by starter John Lamb, who was brilliant while picking up his third win of the season. Click inside to read Thursday's minor league report.

AAA: Iowa 5, Omaha 4

L: Federico Castaneda (3-1, 3.25)

Federico Castaneda allowed two runs to score in the bottom of the seventh, suffering his first loss of the year as Omaha fell to the Iowa Cubs, 5-4. Castaneda relieved Manauris Baez, who allowed three runs on five hits in five innings of work. Scott Thorman lead the offense with three hits, including a double, and Irving Falu smacked two hits and drew two walks. Kila Ka'aihue cracked a double and drove in two runs, while Ed Lucas and Jordan Parraz both contributed extra-base hits. Alex Gordon had three outfield assists.

Omaha wraps up their series against Iowa Friday night.

Falu - SS

2-for-3, 2 BB, R, SB (9) -- .288

Lough - CF

0-for-3, K -- .274

Gordon - LF

1-for-4, R, 2 K, 3 Assists -- .333

Ka'aihue - 1B

1-for-4, 2B (14), 2 RBI, 1 K -- .313

Thorman - 3B

3-for-4, 2B (16), R, K, CS (3), PO -- .264

Lucas - 2B

1-for-4, 2B (8), RBI, E (5) -- .350

Miller - DH

0-for-4, K -- .235

Parraz - RF

1-for-4, 2B (17), R, K -- .258

Bellorin - C

1-for-3, RBI -- .164

Baez - SP

5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K -- 6.52

Castaneda - RP

L (3-1), 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 1 K -- 3.25

Holland - RP

1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K -- 4.91





AA: Tulsa 12, NW Arkansas 7

L: Mario Santiago (5-6, 3.29)
HR: Clint Robinson 2 (12)

Mario Santiago was hit hard Thursday, allowing six runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings as the Naturals lost to the Drillers, 12-7. The bullpen struggled as well, as Ben Swaggerty and Blake Johnson allowed six runs on 10 hits in the final 4.1 innings. On offense, Clint Robinson blasted two home runs and a double, while Tim Smith went 3-for-4, driving in two runs. Johnny Giavotella, Derrick Robinson, and Paulo Orlando each had multi hit games, but Mike Moustakas had a rough game, going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.

The Naturals hit the road Friday to start a four-game series against the Arkansas Travelers.

Robinson, D - CF

2-for-5, CS (12) -- .292

Giavotella - 2B

2-for-4, 2B (16), RBI, R, BB -- .283

Moustakas - 3B

0-for-5, 2 K -- .350

Robinson, C - 1B

3-for-4, 2 HR (12), 2B (26), 3 RBI, 3 R. E (9) -- .301

Van Stratten - RF

1-for-4, R -- .300

Orlando - LF

2-for-3, 2B (10), BB, R, RBI, E (6) -- .316

Seratelli - SS

1-for-4, 2 K -- .295

Smith - DH

3-for-4, 2 RBI, R, CS (2) -- .303

Howell - C

0-for-4, 2 K -- .238

Santiago - SP

L (5-6), 4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K -- 3.29

Swaggerty - RP

1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K -- 3.97

Johnson - RP

3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K -- 6.33





High-A: Wilmington 2, Salem 0

W: John Lamb (3-2, 1.94)
HR: Hosmer (4)

John Lamb was spectacular Thursday, allowing four hits and no runs while ringing up nine batters in 6.2 innings to lead the Blue Rocks to a 2-0 victory. Harold Mozingo and Henry Barrera pitched the final 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three. At the plate, Eric Hosmer connected on a solo shot, while Jamar Walton had three hits, including his fifth double of the season.

The Blue Rocks play the second game of their series against the Salem Red Sox Friday night.

Ortiz - LF

1-for-4 -- .296

Francis - RF

0-for-4, 2 K -- .277

Hosmer - 1B

2-for-4, HR (4), RBI, R -- .358

Romak - 3B

0-for-2, HBP -- .281

Perez - C

0-for-3 -- .256

Walton - DH

3-for-3, 2B (5), R, CS (3) -- .199

Navarro - SS

0-for-2, K -- .233

Garcia - 2B

0-for-3, K -- .187

Norris - CF

1-for-2, RBI, SB (14), CS (9), Assist -- .231

Lamb - SP

W (3-2), 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K -- 1.94

Mozingo - RP

0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 4.79

Barrera - RP

S (1), 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 9.00





Rookie: Casper 5, Idaho Falls 2

L: Scott Alexander (0-1, 2.25)

Defense hurt the Chukars on Thursday. Two errors led to four unearned runs as Idaho Falls fell to Casper, 5-2. Scott Alexander suffered the loss, allowing three runs on four hits in four innings of work. Matt Morizio relieved him, allowing two unearned runs in four innings while striking out four. On offense, Jake Kuebler cracked a double and drove in a run, while Julio Aparicio blasted a triple and drew a walk.

The Chukars finish their series against the Ghosts Friday night.

Ferguson - CF

0-for-3, BB, R, K -- .167

Trapp - SS

0-for-2, BB -- .300

Kuebler - 1B

1-for-4, 2B (3), RBI -- .357

Watts - DH

0-for-4 -- .375

Aparicio - LF

1-for-2, 3B (1), BB, HBP, R, K, PO -- .300

Howard - RF

1-for-4 -- .286

Zebroski - 2B

0-for-2, BB -- .400

Figueroa - 3B

0-for-3, BB, RBI, E (1) -- .000

David - C

0-for-4, 2 K, PB (2) -- .200

Alexander - SP

L (0-1), 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K -- 2.25

Morizio - RP

4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K -- 0.00

Rivers - RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 0.00





Rookie: Greeneville 2, Burlington 1

L: Mike Giovenco (0-1, 5.40)

The Burlington Royals lost their first series of the season, falling to the Greeneville Astros, 2-1. Mike Giovenco pitched the first 3.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five. Jonathon Keck, Justin Mazur, and Claudio Bavera shut out the Astros over the final 5.2 innings, but the Royals' offense could not mount a comeback. Luis Piterson remained red-hot at the plate, collecting three hits and a double, while Yunior Figueroa had two hits in his first start of the season, smashing a double.

The Royals hit the road Friday to face the Pulaski Mariners.

Llanos - CF

0-for-3 -- .100

Piterson - 2B

3-for-4, 2B (2), RBI, CS (1) -- .636

Baldwin - 1B

0-for-4, 3 K -- .100

MacDougall - LF

1-for-3, K, HBP -- .400

Stovall - DH

0-for-4 -- .222

McClure - SS

0-for-3, K, HBP, E (1) -- .200

Figueroa - 3B

2-for-3, 2B (1) -- .667

Escobar - C

0-for-3, K -- .000

Rodriguez - RF

0-for-3, R, K, SB (3) -- .100

Giovenco - SP

L (0-1), 3.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K -- 5.40

Keck - RP

2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K -- 0.00

Mazur - RP

2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 0.00

Bavera - RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 0.00





Rookie: AZL Royals 8, AZL Mariners 5

W: Rudy Brown (1-0, 0.00)

The AZL Royals' offense collected 13 hits, powering them to an 8-5 victory over the AZL Mariners. Leadoff man Jarrod Dyson had four hits, while Henry Moreno had three hits, including two doubles. Yordano Ventura was dominant in his first start of the season, allowing one hit while fanning seven over four scoreless frames. Rudy Brown followed Ventura and earned the victory by throwing two perfect innings, striking out three batters.

The AZL Royals face the AZL Padres Friday night.

Dyson - DH

4-for-5, 2 R, RBI, SB (2) -- .462

Mateo - SS

0-for-5, 2 K -- .286

Cuthbert - 3B

1-for-4, R, K -- .308

Beltre - RF

1-for-4, RBI, R, K -- .273

Shin - C

1-for-3, RBI, R -- .429

Moreno - 1B

3-for-4, 2 2B (2), 2 RBI, R, K, E (1) -- .462

Conner - CF

1-for-4, 2B (1), RBI, K -- .111

Liberto - 2B

1-for-3, HBP, R -- .200

Sandford - LF

1-for-4, R, K -- .250

Ventura - SP

4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K -- 0.00

Brown - RP

W (1-0), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 0.00

Rogers - RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K -- 9.00

Sanchez - RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 0.00

Lindsay - RP

0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K -- 0.00

Mitchell - RP

0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 0.00