RC Organizational Report: May 14

The Omaha Royals were trailing 4-1 when their game was suspended in the third inning on Monday. Wichita dropped a 2-1 decision, despite another strong start by Carlos Rosa. However, both Wilmington and Burlington won their games. RC recaps Monday's minor league action inside.



The Omaha Royals' game against Fresno was called due to rain in the 3rd inning of Monday's game.
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AA: Tulsa 2, Wichita 1

L: Carlos Rosa (1-1, 2.66)
HR: Adam Greenberg (2)


PlayerABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKAVG
LF Chris Lubanski401100001.311

PlayerIPHRERBBKHRERA
Carlos Rosa (L, 1-1)5.05221302.66


Chris Lubanski extended his hitting streak to eight games on Monday with a 3rd inning double. Third baseman Ed Lucas has quietly put together a solid season, and he's also carrying an 8-game hitting streak. Carlos Rosa turned in another good performance, going five innings while only allowing two runs. Greg Atencio finished off the the game with three scoreless innings, but the Wichita offense couldn't get the job done. The loss takes the Wranglers to an even .500 on the season, at 19-19.
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High A: Lynchburg 2, Wilmington 0

L: Blake Johnson (2-3, 2.98)

PlayerABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKAVG
2B Marc Maddox402100000.333

PlayerIPHRERBBKHRERA
Blake Johnson (L, 2-3)6.07222302.98
Gilbert de la Vara2.01000100.48


The Wilmington offense struggled again as it has all season, managing seven baserunners and no runs. Fortunately, there has been one sparking spot in the lineup, and his name is Marc Maddox. He apparently has forgotten the competition is supposed to get tougher as you jump a level, as his average jumped up to .333 in his time in Wilmington. Gilbert de la Vara is quietly putting together a solid season in relief, sporting a 0.48 ERA and averaging a strikeout per inning.
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Low A: Burlington 4, Quad Cities 3

W: Brent Fisher (1-3, 4.75)
HR: Joseph Dickerson (2)


PlayerABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKAVG
SS Chris McConnell501000003.238
DH Jeff Bianchi411100012.250
LF Joseph Dickerson511001202.278
2B Kurt Mertins211100030.231

PlayerIPHRERBBKHRERA
Brent Fisher (W, 1-3)5.01001304.75


The Bees finally broke their losing streak on Monday, led by the strong pitching performance in the late innings from Brent Fisher. Piggybacking with Ryan Di Pietro, Fisher only allowed two baserunners in five strong innings of work. This marks Fisher's second consecutive strong outing, which is encouraging given his slow start this season. On the defensive side of the spectrum, Joe Dickerson made an error that led to an unearned run in the 6th inning. However, he ultimately made up for it in the 9th inning, tying the game on one swing with a home run to right field.

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