RC Organizational Report: June 29
Colon was 0-for-5 in his debut
Colon was 0-for-5 in his debut
RC Contributor
Posted Jun 30, 2010


The Royals' minor league system had six affiliates in action on Tuesday, and four clubs won their games. The Royals' 2010 first round pick, Christian Colon, made his professional debut, going 0-for-5 in Wilmington's 3-2 win over the Frederick Keys. Click inside to read the day's entire organizational report.

AAA: Omaha 5, Oklahoma City 0

W: Manauris Baez (1-0, 4.02)
HR: Kurt Mertins (4), Scott Thorman (13)

Manauris Baez earned his first victory for the O-Royals, throwing six scoreless innings in Omaha's 5-0 win over Oklahoma City. The right-hander kept the ball in the lower part of the strike zone, forcing 12 groundouts, including two double plays. Matt Herges, Blaine Hardy, and Josh Rupe shut out the RedHawks over the final three innings. On offense, Kurt Mertins blasted a homer and a double, while Scott Thorman went 2-for-4, mashing a three-run homer in the fifth inning.

Omaha has Wednesday off before traveling to face the Iowa Cubs Thursday.

Lough - LF

1-for-5, 2 R, K - .273

Mertins - SS

2-for-4, HR (4), 3B (2), 2 RBI, 2 R - .243

Thorman - DH

2-for-4, HR (13), 3 RBI, R - .275

Ka'aihue - 1B

0-for-4 - .307

Lucas - 2B

1-for-4 - .331

Parraz - RF

1-for-4, K, Assist - .267

Miller - CF

1-for-4, K - .232

Bellorin - C

2-for-4, K - .164

Baez - SP

W (1-0), 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K - 4.02

Herges - RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - 4.71

Hardy - RP

1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K - 1.89

Rupe - RP

0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 2.36





High-A: Wilmington 3, Frederick 2

W: Ivor Hodgson (4-6, 4.97)
HR: Adrian Ortiz (1)

Christian Colon went 0-for-5 in his professional debut, but the Blue Rocks hung on to defeat the Keys, 3-2. Adrian Ortiz had a monster game, going 4-for-5 with a double and a home run. Rey Navarro went 2-for-3, cracking a double and driving in a run, while Nick Francis and Jamie Romak also had multi-hit games. John Lamb had his shortest outing as a Blue Rock, allowing one run on six hits in four innings of work, but he did ring up seven batters. Ivor Hodgson pitched well out of the bullpen, earning the victory by throwing 4.2 innings while allowing one run on two hits.

Wilmington returns home Wednesday to kick-off a three game series against the Lynchburg Hillcats.

Ortiz - LF

4-for-5, HR (1), 2B (12), 2 RBI, R - .305

Colon - SS

0-for-5, 2 K; pro debut - .000

Hosmer - 1B

0-for-2, 2 BB, K, PO - .351

Romak - 3B

2-for-4, E (6), PO - .292

Francis - RF

2-for-4, R, K, SB (2) - .261

Perez - C

0-for-3, BB - .255

Navarro - 2B

2-for-3, 2B (5), RBI, R, SB (4), HBP - .242

Norris - CF

0-for-4, 2 K, CS (12) - .242

Lamb - SP

4.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K - 1.77

Hodgson - RP

W (4-6), 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K - 4.97

Mozingo - RP

S (2), 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - 4.71





Low-A: Burlington 5, Peoria 3

W: Dusty Odenbach (3-5, 5.09)

Dusty Odenbach threw five scoreless innings in his first start of the season as the Bees defeated the Chiefs, 5-3. Sam Runion recorded the last four outs, earning his first career save. At the plate, Fernando Cruz went 2-for-4 with a double, and Rene Oriental also had a multi-hit game, driving in two runs. Wil Myers finished 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored.

The Bees wrap up their series against the Chiefs Wednesday night.

Myers - C

0-for-3, BB, R - .289

Lewis - 1B

0-for-3, BB, R, 2 K - .257

Testa - LF

0-for-4, 2 K - .263

Oriental - RF

2-for-4, 2 RBI, R, K, Assist - .243

Cruz - 3B

2-for-4, 2B (8), RBI - .232

Aparicio - DH

1-for-4, RBI, R, K, CS (1) - .250

Richardson - CF

1-for-2, 2B (8), BB - .191

Odenbach - SP

W (3-5), 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K - 5.09

Encarnacion - RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - 5.33

Sirrett - RP

0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K - 5.71

Runion - RP

S (1), 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K - 8.31





Rookie: Casper 9, Idaho Falls 1

L: Scott Alexander (0-2, 6.23)
HR: Murray Watts (3)

Poor pitching and poor defense hurt the Chukars, leading to a 9-1 defeat to the Ghosts. Scott Alexander allowed five runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings, and two errors by Idaho Falls led to four unearned runs against Nick Graffeo in the bottom of the sixth. On offense, Murray Watts smacked his third home run on the season, while Justin Trapp, Correy Figueroa, and Kevin David each had multi-hit games.

Idaho Falls continues its series against Casper Wednesday.

Ferguson - LF

1-for-4 - .286

Trapp - SS

2-for-4, K, CS (2), E (2) - .308

Espinal - 2B

1-for-4, K, E (5) - .314

Watts - DH

1-for-4, HR (3), RBI, R - .267

Kuebler - 1B

0-for-4, K - .314

Figueroa - 3B

2-for-3, E (2) - .333

David - C

2-for-3 - .294

Alexander - SP

L (0-2), 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - 6.23

Graffeo - RP

1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - 4.50

Graham - RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K - 2.57





Rookie: Bluefield 5, Burlington 1

L: Mike Giovenco (0-2, 4.91)

The Burlington Royals’ bats were quiet Tuesday, only mustering three hits in a 5-1 defeat to the Bluefield Orioles. Edul Escobar roped a double, but Alex Llanos and Geoffrey Baldwin were the only other Royals to collect a hit. Mike Giovenco pitched the first four innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while fanning six. Justin Mazur allowed the other two Orioles runs to cross the plate in the eighth inning.

Burlington finishes its series against Bluefield Wednesday night.

Llanos - CF

1-for-4, RBI, K - .242

Piterson - 2B

0-for-4, K - .520

Stovall - 3B

0-for-3, BB - .304

MacDougall - LF

0-for-3, HBP - .160

Baldwin - 1B

1-for-4, K, E (5) - .111

McClure - SS

0-for-3, K - .192

Figueroa - DH

0-for-3 - .214

Escobar - C

1-for-3, 2B (2), R - .154

Giovenco - SP

L (0-2), 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K - 4.91

Bavera - RP

2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K - 0.00

Mazur - RP

2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - 3.38





Rookie: AZL Royals 6, AZL Reds 4

W: Yordano Ventura (1-0, 1.93)

Jarrod Dyson broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, slamming a two-run triple to right field as the AZL Royals defeated the AZL Reds, 6-4. Julio Pimentel made his second rehab start, pitching one inning while allowing one run on one hit and two walks. Young fireballer Yordano Ventura earned the win by pitching 5.1 innings in relief, holding the Reds to three runs (two earned) on five hits while fanning four. On offense, Dyson finished 2-for-5. Cameron Conner and Henry Moreno both added two hits apiece, while Chelsor Cuthbert and Jin-Ho Shin both finished 1-for-4.

The Royals travel to Peoria on Wednesday to face the AZL Mariners.

Dyson - CF

2-for-5, 3B (1), 3 RBI, R, K, Assist - .520

Mateo - SS

1-for-5, RBI, K, E (6) - .222

Cuthbert - 3B

1-for-4, 2B (1), R, K - .231

Shin - C

1-for-4, K - .333

Moreno - 1B

2-for-4, 2B (5), RBI, R, K, E (2) - .483

Alcantara - RF

1-for-4, K - .250

Conner - DH

2-for-3, HBP, R, K - .238

Blanco - LF

0-for-2, RBI, R - .227

Liberto - 2B

0-for-3, R - .167

Pimentel - SP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K - 8.10

Ventura - RP

W (1-0), 5.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K - 1.93

Sanchez - RP

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

Kriech - RP

1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 2.08

Gatrell - RP

S (1), 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K - 0.00





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