The Royals' minor league system enjoyed a great day on Tuesday, with six of the seven affiliates…
RC Organizational Report: August 26
L: Matt Herges (7-4, 4.91)
HR: Mike Moustakas (8)
The O-Royals fell behind early, rallying back in the ninth inning but falling short of the Cubs, 7-6. Mike Moustakas went 2-for-5, smashing a double and home run while driving in five runs. Between Omaha and NW Arkansas, Moose now has 29 home runs and 102 RBIs this season. Every starter for the O-Royals reached base safely, but Moustakas collected the only extra-base hits. Matt Herges threw the first 4.2 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits, including two home runs. Federico Castaneda, Brian Anderson, and Victor Marte did not allow a hit over the final 4.1 innings.
Omaha plays the third game of its four-game series against Iowa Friday.
AA: NW Arkansas 6, Springfield 1
W: John Lamb (1-1, 5.79)
HR: Clint Robinson 2 (27)
The Naturals came within one out of a no-hitter, but lost it when the Cardinals' Andrew Brown homered with two outs in the ninth. Starter John Lamb no-hit the Cardinals for 6.1 innings, walking three batters while fanning five and picking up his first Double-A victory. Rowdy Hardy relieved Lamb, allowing one run on three hits over the final 2.2 innings. At the plate, Clint Robinson had a monster day, going 3-for-4 with two round-trippers and a double. With 27 home runs, Robinson now owns the Naturals' single season record. Josh Fields and Jamie Romak both had multi-hit games, while Derrick Robinson and Manny Pina added doubles.
NW Arkansas finishes its series against Springfield Friday night.
Low-A: Burlington 10, Wisconsin 3
W: Keaton Hayenga (2-12, 6.51)
HR: Alex McClure (1)
The Bees' bats exploded for 12 hits on Thursday, powering Burlington to a 10-3 win over the Timber Rattlers. Alex McClure went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run, while Ben Theriot contributed a double. Carlo Testa, Jacob Kuebler, Jose Bonilla and Hilton Richardson each collected two hits. Keaton Hayenga tossed six frames, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks. Mitch Hodge and Ryan Wood shut out the Timber Rattlers over the final three innings.
Burlington wraps up its series against Wisconsin on Friday.
Rookie: Idaho Falls 5, Missoula 4
W: Greg Billo (4-6, 4.63)
The Chukars won their first series in the month of August, winning the rubber match 5-4 Thursday night against the Osprey. Yowill Espinal led the offense with three hits, while Tom Zebroski and Reggie Taylor both had two hits and a double. Greg Billo allowed two runs on three hits while punching out nine batters over 5.2 innings before he was lifted for Michael Mariot, who gave up two runs on three hits in 2.1 innings of relief. Alex Rivers threw a perfect ninth to earn his sixth save of the season.
Idaho Falls continues its home stand Friday when the club kicks off a four-games series against the Helena Brewers.
Rookie: Burlington 6, Kingsport 4
W: Leonel Santiago (6-2, 2.08)
The Burlington Royals scored five runs in the top of the first and hung on to defeat the Kingsport Mets, 6-4. Alex Llanos went 3-for-3 with a triple, while Yunior Figueroa and Edul Escobar both cracked doubles. Leonel Santiago threw the first 6.1 innings, surrendering four runs on nine hits while ringing up six batters. J.J. Leaper held the Mets scoreless over the final 2.2 innings to close out the game.
Burlington plays its series finale against Kingsport Friday night.
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