RC Organizational Report: August 12

It was a great night in the minors for the Royals organization on Sunday night, with one exception. Omaha southpaw Neal Musser surrendered his first run of the season while blowing a save in the ninth inning for the O-Royals, and his ERA now stands at a miniscule 0.19. However, the O-Royals eventually prevailed in extra innings, and the organization wound up a perfect 7-0 on the night.

AAA: Omaha 7, Memphis 5 (12 innings)

W: Roberto Giron (1-4, 3.99)

C Matt Tupman502000301.297

Tyler Lumsden4.05337106.33
Neal Musser1.01110110.19

Matt Tupman's 12th inning RBI single gave the Omaha Royals a 7-5 win. Starter Tyler Lumsden struggled with his control as he gave up seven walks in four innings. Neal Musser gave up his first earned run of the year in Triple-A, and his ERA stands at a miniscule 0.19. Ryan Shealy returned to Omaha and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, but did walk twice, with one of the walks bringing home a run in the 12th inning.

AA: Wichita 5, Frisco 3

W: Gabe DeHoyos (3-0, 1.13)
HR: Kila Kaaihue (7)

DH Mike Stodolka411000011.295
1B Kila Kaaihue611001101.249

Jarod Plummer2.21000403.15
Gabe DeHoyos (W, 3-0)2.11001201.13

The Wichita Wranglers came out on top in 11 innings, 5-3, on Jorge Padilla's RBI double. Padilla reached base four times and went 2-for-4 with a double and two walks. Kila Kaaihue added a shot to right-center field for his seventh homer of the season. Gabe DeHoyos tossed 2.1 scoreless innings at the end of the game to pick up his third win.

High-A: Wilmington 2, Frederick 1

W: Blake Johnson (6-6, 3.68), S: Russell Haltiwanger (5)

RF Brett Bigler301000010.247

Blake Johnson (W, 6-6)5.05110513.68
Tyler Chambliss3.01001104.46
Russell Haltiwanger (S, 5)1.00000103.38

A two-run third inning was all the Wilmington Blue Rocks needed to pick up a 2-1 win on Sunday. Blake Johnson allowed a solo home run, but otherwise was excellent through five innings. Tyler Chambliss tossed three scoreless innings, and Russell Haltiwanger pitched a perfect ninth to pick up the save. Brett Bigler continued his hot streak with a 1-for-3 day, and is batting .407 in his last 10 games.

Low-A: Burlington 3, Dayton 2

W: Blake Wood (1-1, 4.76), S: Chris Hayes (11)

CF Derrick Robinson311000011.244

Blake Wood (W, 1-1)5.07222404.76

Despite only three hits, the Burlington Bees picked up a 3-2 win over Dayton on Sunday. Blake Wood gave up two first inning runs but went on to toss four scoreless innings after that. The bullpen fired four scoreless innings to finish off the game. Derrick Robinson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

R-Adv: Idaho Falls 2, Billings 1

W: Clegg Snipes (2-3, 4.17), S: Greg Holland (4)

3B Devery Van De Keere301100120.281

Clegg Snipes (W, 2-3)5.05112404.17
Greg Holland (S, 4)1.00000002.70

The Idaho Falls Chukars picked up a road victory with a 2-1 win over Billings. Anthony Seratelli went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and two stolen bases, and Devery Van De Keere went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks. Clegg Snipes put together another decent start, allowing one run in five innings. Greg Holland tossed a perfect ninth to pick up the save.

R-Adv: Burlington 10, Kingsport 3

W: George Biddle (3-0, 2.61)
HR: Antonio Jimenez (4)

CF Patrick Norris311000031.277
1B Jake Lane402100211.313
3B Antonio Jimenez534101401.213

The Burlington Royals bats exploded to a 10-3 win over the Kingsport Mets on Sunday. Antonio Jimenez busted out of a slump with a 4-for-5 night, knocking in four runs with a home run and a double. Patrick Norris reached base four times, three times by walk, but was caught stealing for only the fourth time this season. Jake Lane went 2-for-4 with a walk and a double, and now has an eight-game hitting streak.

R: Royals 5, Athletics 4

W: Casey Feickert (1-1, 8.31), S: Eric Van Slyke (7)

3B Fernando Cruz402100101.210

Sam Runion4.04223306.62
Ivor Hodgson3.03222505.04
Casey Feickert (W, 1-1)1.01000008.31

The AZL Royals stormed back with five runs in the eighth inning to pick up a 5-4 win over the Athletics on Sunday night. Fernando Cruz helped out with a 2-for-4 night, which included a double and an RBI. Sam Runion made the start for the Royals and allowed two runs on four hits in four innings. Ivor Hodgson struck out the side in his first inning, but he allowed two runs in his next two innings of work. Casey Feickert and Eric Van Slyke finished out the game with a scoreless inning apiece.

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