Salvador Perez hit two home runs on Sunday
In a full slate of minor league games on Sunday, three of the Royals' four full-season affiliates won their games, with Omaha taking the only loss. Unfortunately, all three rookie ball affiliates also lost. The best day was turned in by Blue Rocks catcher Salvador Perez, who finished 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs in Wilmington's 8-2 win over Lynchburg. Click inside to read the full report.
AAA: Memphis 10, Omaha 9
L: Louis Coleman (4-2, 2.70)
HR: Scott Thorman (19)
The O-Royals’ pitching staff was lit up Sunday, giving up 14 hits in a 10-9 loss. Edgar Osuna surrendered six runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings of work before Federico Castaneda followed him and allowed one run on three hits over 1.2 innings. Louis Coleman gave up two runs on three hits in 1.1 innings of relief before Josh Rupe tossed the last two frames, surrendering one run. On offense, Mike Moustakas went 4-for-5, and Lucas May cracked two doubles. Scott Thorman had two hits and went yard for the 19th time this season, while David Lough and Kurt Mertins each had multi-hit games.
Omaha plays the third game of its four-game series against Memphis Monday night.
AA: NW Arkansas 7, Midland 3
W: Everett Teaford (12-3, 3.70)
Clint Robinson went 3-for-4 with a double, helping the Naturals defeat the RockHounds, 7-3. Johnny Giavotella, Josh Fields, and Tim Smith each had two hits, with Giavotella and Eric Hosmer contributing extra-base hits. Everett Teaford threw six strong innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while fanning eight batters. Eduardo Paulino and Rowdy Hardy combined to hold the RockHounds scoreless over the final three frames.
NW Arkansas finishes its series Monday against Midland.
High-A: Wilmington 8, Lynchburg 2
W: Buddy Baumann (4-2, 2.32)
HR: Christian Colon (3), Salvador Perez 2 (5)
Salvador Perez went 3-for-3 with two home runs, powering the Blue Rocks past the Hillcats, 8-2. Christian Colon went 3-for-4 with a home run, while Ernesto Mejia and Nick Francis both had two hits and a double. Wil Myers finished 0-for-4. Buddy Baumann allowed one run and four hits over five innings before he was replaced by Jairo Cuevas, who shut out the Hillcats for the next three innings. Manauris Baez tossed a scoreless ninth to end the game.
Wilmington hits the road Monday to kick-off a series against the Potomac Nationals.
Low-A: Burlington 8, Beloit 5
W: Elisaul Pimentel (10-6, 3.98)
Elisaul Pimentel picked up his first victory for the Bees, tossing six scoreless innings while only allowing two hits in the Bees’ 8-5 win over the Snappers. Chas Byrne followed Pimentel and was only able to record one out while allowing two runs on three hits before Matt Morizio shut out the Snappers for the next 1.2 innings. Mitch Hodge allowed three runs on five hits in the bottom of the ninth. At the plate, Carlo Testa had three hits, and Ben Theriot went 2-for-4 with a double. Hilton Richardson had a multi-hit game, while Gerard Hall stroked a double.
Burlington continues its series against Beloit Monday night.
Rookie: Helena 11, Idaho Falls 4
L: Jordan Roualdes (1-1, 6.00)
The Chukars were tagged for seven runs in the bottom of the seventh, falling 11-4 to the Helena Brewers. Chad Blauer gave up four runs on seven hits in five innings of work before he was lifted for Jordan Roualdes, who allowed five runs on five hits over 1.1 innings. Edwin Carl closed out the game, allowing two runs over the final 1.2 innings. On offense, Murray Watts and Travis Jones had multi-hit games, but Geulin Beltre and Thomas Zebroski were the only other Chukars to collect a hit.
Idaho Falls has an off-day Sunday before returning home to square off against the Missoula Osprey.
Rookie: Pulaski 12, Burlington 0
L: Jonathon Keck (2-3, 4.95)
The Burlington Royals were routed on Sunday, losing 12-0 to the Pulaski Mariners. Gabe MacDougall hit a double, but Geoffrey Baldwin was the only other Royal to reach base. Jonathon Keck allowed seven runs on four hits in two innings of work before J.J. Leaper relieved him and gave up four runs and six hits over the next two innings. Justin Mazur allowed one run in three innings of relief, and Claudio Bavera closed the game with a scoreless frame.
Burlington plays the second game of its series against Pulaski Monday.
Rookie: AZL Rangers 10, AZL Royals 4
L: Dylan Lindsay (1-1, 4.97)
The AZL Royals’ pitching staff was hit hard, as the Royals fell to the AZL Rangers, 10-4. Jorge Soto allowed three runs on six hits over the first four frames before Dylan Lindsay replaced him and was tagged for five runs without recording an out. Parker Bangs closed out the fifth, allowing two runs himself before Nick Wooley and Nicolas Blanco finished the game with four scoreless innings. At the plate, Mike Antonio and Victor Soto both had two hits, while Cameron Conner and Jose Rodriguez had multi-hit games.
The AZL Royals square off against the AZL Cubs Monday night.