Clint Robinson launched his 25th homer on Tuesday
The Royals' minor league system enjoyed a great day on Tuesday, with six of the seven affiliates collecting wins. The day was capped off by a no-hitter in Idaho Falls, as three Chukars pitchers combined to hold Missoula hitless in a 3-0 win. Click inside to read the day's entire minor league report.
AAA: Memphis 8, Omaha 2
L: Blaine Hardy (2-4, 3.12)
The O-Royals’ pitching staff was hit hard Tuesday, as each pitcher surrendered at least one earned run in an 8-2 loss to the Redbirds. Blaine Hardy allowed four runs on eight hits over five frames before he was replaced by Gil Meche, who allowed one run on two hits in 1.2 innings of relief. Devon Lowery allowed two more runs to cross in the inning before recording the final out in the seventh, and Gaby Hernandez gave up one run over the final two innings. On offense, every starter except for Irving Falu collected a hit, and David Lough was 2-for-4. Mike Moustakas finished 1-for-4.
Omaha kicks-off a five-game series Wednesday against the Iowa Cubs.
AA: NW Arkansas 5, Springfield 2
W: Henry Barrera (3-1, 2.25)
HR: Clint Robinson (25)
Clint Robinson went 2-for-4 and smacked his 25th long ball on the season, pacing the Naturals’ attack in a 5-2 win over the Cardinals. Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a double, while Derrick Robinson and Nick Van Stratten also added doubles. Johnny Giavotella, Manny Pina, Tim Smith, and Chris McConnell each had multi-hit games. Eduardo Paulino pitched the first 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, walking five batters while striking out four. Henry Barrera and Patrick Keating only gave up one hit over the final 4.1 innings, shutting out the Cardinals while striking out a combined six batters.
NW Arkansas plays the second game of its series against Springfield Wednesday night.
High-A: Wilmington 4, Potomac 2
W: Wil Smith (3-1, 2.95)
HR: Nick Francis (12), Eddie Prasch (2)
Wil Smith threw eight brilliant innings, leading the Blue Rocks to 4-2 victory over the Nationals. The left-hander shut out the Nationals, only giving up one hit and zero walks while punching out 12 batters. Kevin Chapman allowed two runs on two hits to close out the game in the ninth. At the plate, Nick Francis and Eddie Prasch both went deep for the Blue Rocks, and Rey Navarro collected two hits. Wil Myers and Christian Colon went a combined 0-for-7. Myers is now 0-for-12 in his last three games.
Wilmington wraps up its series against Potomac Wednesday.
Low-A: Burlington 11, Beloit 8
W: Matt Morizio (1-1, 6.57)
The Bees struck for 10 runs over the final three frames, coming back to defeat the Snappers, 11-8. Ben Theriot smoked three doubles, driving in four runs. Alex McClure and Felix Cruz cracked doubles, while Carlo Testa added a triple. Dusty Odenbach allowed four runs on six hits over five frames before he was lifted for Matt Mitchell, who tossed a scoreless frame in relief. Chas Byrne then allowed two runs over the next 1.2 innings before he was replaced by Matt Morizio, who gave up two more runs but managed to record the final four outs.
Burlington continues its homestand Wednesday when the club battles the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Rookie: Idaho Falls 3, Missoula 0
W: Jason Mitchell (1-1, 5.95)
HR: Reggie Taylor (1)
Three Chukars pitchers combined to no-hit the Osprey Tuesday night, throwing the first no hitter for the team since 1996. Brian Peacock threw the first seven innings, issuing one walk while fanning eight batters. Jason Mitchell and Alexander Rivers each threw a perfect inning of relief, securing the no-hitter. On offense, Travis Jones went 2-for-4 with a double, and Justin Trapp also had a multi-hit game. Reggie Taylor went deep for the first time this season, and Juan Polonia collected the other Chukars’ hit.
Idaho Falls will square off against Missoula Wednesday night for the second game of their series.
Rookie: Burlington 6, Pulaski 4
W: Jonathon Dooley (4-6, 4.56)
Ryan Stovall had four hits Tuesday, helping the Burlington Royals defeat the Pulaski Mariners, 6-4. Ryan Jenkins went 2-for-5 with a double, while Luis Piterson, and Alex Llanos also had multi-hit games. Jonathon Dooley tossed five shutout innings, giving up four hits while ringing up six batters. Mike Giovenco allowed two runs in 1.2 innings of relief, and Robbie Penny pitched the final 2.1 innings, giving up two runs as well.
Burlington travels to Tennessee on Wednesday to start a series against the Kingsport Mets.
Rookie: AZL Royals 4, AZL Padres 2
W: Yordano Ventura (4-2, 3.44)
HR: Henry Moreno (4)
Henry Moreno went 3-for-4, smashing a home run and a double and helping power the AZL Royals past the AZL Padres, 4-2. Mike Antonio roped two doubles, and Jorge Bonifacio went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Yordano Ventura tossed five scoreless frames, giving up four hits while striking out six. Rudy Brown allowed two runs on five hits in two innings of relief before Chase Boruff followed him and was perfect over the final two innings to close the game.
The AZL Royals will face the AZL Padres on Wednesday night.