Moustakas slammed two homers on Monday
In a full minor league slate on Monday, the Royals' affiliates went 3-4. NW Arkansas won again behind two more home runs by third baseman Mike Moustakas, while two of the three rookie ball clubs won as well. Click inside to read the entire organizational report.
AAA: New Orleans 5, Omaha 0
L: Manauris Baez (1-1, 4.79)
The O-Royals could not bring any runners across the plate, stranding eight in their 5-0 loss to the Zephyrs. Kila Ka’aihue and Jordan Parraz both had multi-hit games, but the team had no extra base hits on the day. Manauris Baez had only allowed one hit through five innings, but he was tagged for four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Federico Castaneda relieved Baez and also allowed a run in the sixth.
Omaha continues its series against New Orleans Tuesday night.
AA: NW Arkansas 10, Corpus Christi 9
W: Everett Teaford (7-3, 5.47)
HR: Mike Moustakas 2 (21), Paulo Orlando (6)
Mike Moustakas went 4-for-4, smashing two home runs to power the Naturals to a 10-9 victory over the Hooks. Paulo Orlando went 2-for-4, smacking a two-run jack, while Derrick Robinson connected on two doubles. Johnny Giavotella and Clint Robinson each had multi-hit games with a double. Blake Johnson threw the first four innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out four. Johnson was relieved by Everett Teaford, who earned the win by pitching the next three innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four.
Chris Dwyer will make his Double-A debut Tuesday in NW Arkansas series finale against Corpus Christi.
High-A: Potomac 5, Wilmington 0
L: Tim Melville (2-10, 5.72)
The Blue Rocks’ offense was inept Monday, only mustering five hits in Wilmington's 5-0 loss to the Potomac Nationals. Jamie Romak bashed a double, while Christian Colon and Eric Hosmer both hit singles. Tim Melville pitched the first five innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two batters. The right-hander was followed by Harold Mozingo, who allowed two runs on four hits over the final three frames.
The Blue Rocks wrap up their series against the Nationals Tuesday.
Low-A: Quad Cities 5, Burlington 1
L: Tyler Sample (3-5, 3.97)
The Bees’ bats were quiet on Monday, collecting only four hits in a 5-1 loss to the River Bandits. Carlo Testa and Gerard Hall both delivered triples, but Deivy Batista and Hilton Richardson were the only other Bees to collect hits. Tyler Sample allowed five runs, but only two earned, in six innings of work. The right-hander allowed six hits and two walks, but he did fan eight batters. Sam Runion and Mitch Hodge each tossed a perfect inning in relief.
Burlington plays the series finale against Quad Cities Tuesday night.
Rookie: Ogden 14, Idaho Falls 1
L: Santiago Garrido (1-1, 9.00)
Santiago Garrido was hit hard, allowing nine runs on nine hits in just two innings as the Chukars were routed by the Raptors, 14-1. Starling De La Rosa followed Garrido and allowed three runs on five hits in three innings, while Tyler Graham gave up two runs in the ninth. On offense, Lane Adams collected three hits, and Correy Figueroa also had a multi-hit game.
Idaho Falls continues their homestand Tuesday with a two-game series against the Casper Ghosts.
Rookie: Burlington 7, Elizabethton 1
W: Willian Avinazar (2-0, 0.56)
HR: Ryan Jenkins (1)
Ryan Jenkins mashed a double and a home run, helping the Burlington Royals defeat the Elizabethton Twins, 7-1. Alex Llanos went 2-for-4 with a double, while Adrian Martinez and Ryan Stovall each cracked a double. Willian Avinazar earned the victory by throwing six innings, allowing one run on three hits while ringing up four. Robbie Penny shut out the Twins over the final three innings to preserve the win.
Burlington looks to sweep Elizabethton Tuesday night.
Rookie: AZL Royals 4, AZL Angels 2
W: Brennon Martin (2-1, 3.75)
Brennon Martin picked up his second victory of the season, allowing one run on four hits while punching out six in five innings as the AZL Royals beat the AZL Angels, 4-2. Jose Sanchez followed Martin, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings, and Nick Rogers allowed a run to score in the ninth before Tyler Gatrell struck out the final batter to end the game. At the plate, Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a triple, and Seth Furmanek went 2-for-4 with a double. Jose Rodriguez collected two hits, while Ysmelin Alcantara legged out a triple.
The AZL Royals face the AZL Indians Tuesday.