RC Organizational Report: July 20

Just two of the six Royals affiliates in action on Tuesday won their games, with Northwest Arkansas and Arizona emerging victorious. Mike Moustakas hit his first home run for the Omaha Royals, while 2010 third rounder Mike Antonio blasted his first professional round-tripper in the AZL Royals' extra-inning win. Click inside to read the day's entire report.

AAA: Memphis 3, Omaha 2

L: Gaby Hernandez (7-6, 5.54)
HR: Mike Moustakas (1)

Mike Moustakas smacked his first home run in Triple-A, but the O-Royals still fell to the Redbirds, 3-2. Scott Thorman hit a double, but David Lough and Ed Lucas were the only other O-Royals to collect hits. Gaby Hernandez pitched the first five innings, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out three batters. Matt Herges threw three scoreless innings in relief of Hernandez.

Omaha will play Memphis Wednesday for the third game of their four-game series.

Lough - LF

1-for-4 - .258

Ankiel - CF

0-for-4, 3 K - .270

Gordon - RF

0-for-4, K - .315

Ka'aihue - 1B

0-for-3, BB, R, SB (2), 3 K - .307

Moustakas - 3B

1-for-3, HR (1), RBI, R, K - .174

Lucas - SS

1-for-3, RBI, K - .335

Thorman - DH

1-for-3, 2B (22), K - .274

Mertins - 2B

0-for-3, 2 K - .232

Hernandez - SP

L (7-6), 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K - 5.54

Herges - RP

3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - 4.47





AA: NW Arkansas 5, Arkansas 0

W: Alex Caldera (3-0, 3.38)
HR: Tim Smith (6)

Alex Caldera and Henry Barrera combined to throw a three-hitter, shutting out the Travelers in a 5-0 victory. Caldera tossed the first seven innings, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out three. Barrera pitched the final two innings, allowing no hits and one walk while striking out two. At the plate, Tim Smith went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double, while Chris McConnell went 2-for-4 with a double. Ben Theriot also had a multi-hit game, while Derrick Robinson stole his league-leading 42nd base.

NW Arkansas continues their series against Arkansas Wednesday night.

Dyson - LF

1-for-5, RBI, Assist - .353

Robinson, D - CF

1-for-5, R, SB (42) - .306

Hosmer - 1B

0-for-4, BB - .333

Robinson, C - DH

1-for-4, RBI, BB, K, SB (4) - .311

Giavotella - 2B

1-for-3, BB - .284

Smith - RF

3-for-4, HR (6), 2B (9), 2 RBI, 2 R, E (5) - .292

Seratelli - 3B

0-for-4 - .250

Theriot - C

2-for-4, R, K - .282

McConnell - SS

2-for-4, 2B (12), R - .226

Caldera - SP

W (3-0), 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K - 3.38

Barrera - RP

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





High-A: Myrtle Beach 5, Wilmington 4

L: Eric Basurto (3-1, 2.42)
HR: Shane Costa (1)

The Blue Rocks allowed three runs to score over the final two innings, blowing a 3-0 lead while falling to the Pelicans, 5-4. Buddy Baumann started and allowed two runs on two hits while striking out six in 4.2 innings before being lifted for Brendan Lafferty, who held the Pelicans scoreless until the eighth. Lafferty allowed two runs to score in the eighth before Eric Basurto replaced him and balked in the winning run with two outs in the ninth. On offense, Shane Costa homered while Wil Myers went 1-for-2 with two walks. Wilmington wraps up their series against Myrtle Beach Wednesday.

Norris - CF

1-for-4, R - .229

Colon - SS

0-for-3, RBI, K - .217

Myers - DH

1-for-2, 2 BB, R - .367

Mejia - 1B

1-for-4, 3 K - .385

Francis - RF

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

Perez - C

1-for-4, R - .247

Costa - LF

1-for-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, R, 2 K - .250

Navarro - 2B

0-for-4 - .242

Baumann - SP

4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - 2.38

Lafferty - RP

3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - 4.10

Basurto - RP

L (3-1), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K - 2.42





Rookie: Great Falls 7, Idaho Falls 6

L: Nick Graffeo (0-1, 1.69)
HR: Geulin Beltre (4)

Idaho Falls jumped out to an early 6-1 lead, but they couldn't hold on, falling 7-6 to Great Falls. Scott Alexander allowed three runs on four hits while ringing up six in six innings before he was removed for Jordan Roualdes, who allowed two runs on four hits in 1.1 innings. Nick Graffeo recorded the last two outs of the eighth, but he allowed two unearned runs in the ninth while getting tagged with his first loss of the season. At the plate, Geulin Beltre went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, while Cheslor Cuthbert went 2-for-4 with a double.

The Chukars travel on Wednesday to square off against the Billings Mustangs.

Adams - RF

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

Trapp - SS

1-for-3, 2 BB, R, SB (2), E (16) - .282

Cuthbert - 3B

2-for-5, 2B (1), RBI, R, SB (1) - .333

Watts - DH

0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 R - .309

Beltre - CF

2-for-4, HR (4), 2B (2), 2 RBI, 2 R, Assist - .233

Espinal - 2B

1-for-3, 2 RBI, SB (6), E (16) - .297

Ferguson - LF

0-for-4, 3 K - .317

Culver - 1B

0-for-4 - .205

David - C

0-for-4, K - .314

Alexander - SP

6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K - 5.90

Roualdes - RP

1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K - 13.50

Graffeo - RP

L (0-1), 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K - 1.69





Rookie: Princeton 8, Burlington 2

L: Mike Giovenco (0-3, 6.84)

Mike Giovenco was rocked on Tuesday, allowing six runs in 3.1 innings as the Burlington Royals fell to the Princeton Rays, 8-2. Josh Worrell replaced him in the fourth and allowed two runs on four hits in 1.2 innings. Claudio Bavera and Justin Mazur each threw two shutout innings apiece to end the game. The offense struggled, failing to collect an extra-base hit. Edul Escobar and Geoffrey Baldwin both had RBI singles.

Burlington will face the Princeton Rays on Wednesday for the sixth straight time.

Llanos - CF

1-for-4, R, K, CS (2), Assist - .252

Piterson - 2B

1-for-4 - .303

Stovall - 3B

1-for-3, BB - .330

Jenkins - DH

1-for-4, PO, CS (1) - .270

Baldwin - 1B

1-for-4, RBI - .139

MacDougall - LF

0-for-4, 2 K - .213

Howard - RF

0-for-2, BB, HBP, R - .297

McClure - SS

0-for-3, BB - .256

Escobar - C

1-for-4, RBI, K, E (1) - .239

Giovenco - SP

L (0-3), 3.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 4 K - 6.84

Worrell - RP

1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K - 2.45

Bavera - RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 3.00

Mazur - RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K - 5.52





Rookie: AZL Royals 5, AZL Dodgers 4 (F11)

W: Kyle Kriech (2-0, 4.38)
HR: Michael Antonio (1)

Jose Rodriguez drew a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eleventh, giving the AZL Royals a 5-4 win over the AZL Dodgers. Daniel Mateo and Hector both went 2-for-5 and collected extra-base hits, while third-round pick Michael Antonio went deep for the first time in his professional career. Ryan Eigsti returned to action on a rehab assignment with the AZL Royals, going 1-for-3 in his first action since suffering a broken forearm with NW Arkansas in mid-April. Ryan Wood allowed one run on one hit in one inning before Brennon Martin relieved him and threw 3.1 scoreless innings. Rudy Brown pitched 3.2 shutout innings in relief of Martin before Kyle Kriech replaced him. Kriech blew the save by allowing two runs in ninth, and he allowed one run to cross in the tenth before shutting out the Dodgers in the eleventh to earn the victory.

The AZL Royals will meet the AZL Mariners Wednesday night.

Rodriguez - 2B

0-for-5, BB, RBI, K - .242

Mateo - 3B

2-for-5, 2B (5), K - .244

Antonio - SS

1-for-5, HR (1), RBI, R, E (6) - .275

Shin - C

0-for-5, 2 K - .246

Moreno - 1B

2-for-4, 3B (2), R, K, E (5) - .333

Eigsti - DH

1-for-3, BB, R, SB (1) - .333

Alcantara - RF

0-for-4, HBP - .293

Sandford - CF

1-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 K, PO - .317

Polonia - LF

0-for-4, BB, Assist - .097

Wood - SP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K - 4.50

Martin - RP

3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K - 2.57

Brown - RP

3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K - 2.00

Kriech - RP

W (2-0), 3.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K - 4.38



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