Royals Minor League Notes: June 3

The Royals minor league system had a rough night on Friday, as the Kansas City affiliates dropped three of four games. Inside, get the latest scoop on each of the four minor league clubs.

Omaha Storm Chasers

With his third inning single, Jarrod Dyson extended his hitting streak to 10 games. He has reached base safely in 12 straight games.

Johnny Giavotella has a nine-game hitting streak. He is batting .395 (15-for-38) over that stretch, with five multi-hit games, including four straight over his last four contests. Perhaps most impressively, the 23-year-old second baseman has six extra-base hits over his last four games, and he's currently hitting .300/.367/.409 after his first 220 at bats at the Triple-A level.

After finishing Friday's game 2-for-3 with a triple, David Lough has hit safely in eight straight games, raising his overall 2011 numbers to .326/.367/.522.

Mike Moustakas finished 0-for-4, snapping a seven-game hitting streak. During his streak, Moose hit .455 (15-for-33) with three doubles, two home runs, and five RBIs. On the season, the 22-year-old slugger is hitting .286/.349/.500 with 10 home runs and 42 RBIs in 206 at bats.

Kila Ka'aihue saw his seven-game hitting streak snapped. The 27-year-old first baseman drew a walk and struck out twice.

Lorenzo Cain won the game with his fourth home run of the year. The 25-year-old center fielder has steadily improved his numbers this season, and he's currently hitting .298/.365/.483 in 178 at bats.

Mike Montgomery walked more batters than he struck out for the fourth time this season.

NW Arkansas Naturals

Wil Myers reported via Twitter that he will be back in NW Arkansas after one more rehab game at extended spring training.

Jeff Bianchi snapped a modest five-game hitting streak. He is hitting .289/.325/.316 over his last 10 games.

Salvador Perez has no extra-base hits in his last nine games. The 21-year-old catcher is slugging just .368 this season.

Edgar Osuna hasn't allowed less than three runs in a start since his first appearance in 2011, when he won on April 11 despite surrendering two unearned runs in 5.2 innings pitched. The 23-year-old southpaw has allowed six or more earned runs in three of his last five starts.

Harold Mozingo hasn't turned in a scoreless outing since April 29. The 26-year-old right-hander sports a bloated 12.75 ERA in seven appearances this season.

Royals fans should take a moment to acknowledge Anthony Seratelli. The 28-year-old infielder signed with the club after a tryout in 2007. Since then, he has played practically every position on the diamond while establishing himself as one of the most popular guys in the clubhouse. This season for the Naturals, he's hitting .308/.423/.445 with five home runs, 20 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases. On Friday, he finished 1-for-3, which ended a stretch of five straight games in which he recorded multiple hits.

Wilmington Blue Rocks

Whit Merrifield is mired in an 0-for-21 slump. His batting average in that stretch has fallen from .308 to its present .274.

Alex McClure is just 3-for-28 (.107) over his last eight games

Kane County Cougars

Gerard Hall, Leonel Santiago, Greg Billo, and Sugar Ray Marimon were all named to the Midwest League All-Star team on Friday.

Leondy Perez was a notable snub, but he could be among the first added to the All-Star roster when the inevitable substitutions are needed because of promotions and injuries.

Paul Nielsen of NWAOnline.net reported via Twitter that outfielder Brett Eibner may rejoin Kane County by the All-Star break.

Sugar Ray Marimon tossed his third "quality" start in four attempts while lowering his season ERA to 2.98.

Ryan Stovall lost a seven-game hitting streak on May 31, but he has still reached base safely in 14 straight games.


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