RC Organizational Report: April 28

Three of the Royals' four full-season affiliates were in action on Wednesday afternoon, but unfortunately, all three lost. The Naturals and Blue Rocks both suffered one-run losses, while the Bees were blown out just one day after putting 13 runs on the board against Beloit. Read all about Wednesday's minor league action inside.

Note: The Omaha Royals were off on Wednesday. They begin a four-game series with the Iowa Cubs on Thursday.

AA: Springfield 4, NW Arkansas 3

L: Mario Santiago (0-3, 3.43)
HR: Anthony Seratelli (1)

The Naturals dropped game three of their four-game set with the Springfield, thanks to the Cardinals' three-run fifth that gave the club a lead it never relinquished. The fateful outburst was aided by two walks and a pair of errors by the Naturals. Mario Santiago started for the Naturals and surrendered four runs (two earned) in five innings pitched.

On offense, Derrick Robinson stole a base for the sixth consecutive game, swiping second for his Texas League-leading 15th stolen base. Unfortunately, a hard tag to his head on the play knocked him out of the game, and he finished 1-for-1 with a walk. Anthony Seratelli was 2-for-3, and he smacked his first home run of the season in the fifth. Ernesto Meija finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. Mike Moustakas connected on his fourth double on the season, going 1-for-4 for the second straight game.

The Naturals won the first two games of the series, and with a win on Thursday they can avoid a split and move back into a first place tie with the Cardinals. Top prospect Aaron Crow (0-1, 4.57) is schedule to toe the mound for the Naturals against Springfield's David Kopp (2-0, 4.20).

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

Notes

Robinson D, CF

1

1

1

0

.329

BB, SB (15)

Van Stratten, RF

3

0

0

0

.286

Giavotella, 2B

4

0

0

0

.329

BB

Moustakas, 3B

4

1

1

0

.345

2B (4), E (1)

Robinson C, DH

4

0

0

1

.266

Mejia, 1B

4

0

2

1

.210

E (2)

Seratelli, RF-LF

3

1

2

1

.194

HR (1)


Pitcher

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Santiago (L, 0-3)

5.0

5

4

2

2

3

0

3.43

Hardy R

2.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0.00

Swaggerty

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

5.00





High-A: Salem 2, Wilmington 1

L: Alex Caldera (1-1, 3.54)

The Salem Red Sox broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the sixth and stopped a Blue Rocks rally in the ninth inning to hold on for a 2-1 victory. With the loss, the Blue Rocks also dropped the third series of the season. Alex Caldera started for Wilmington and pitched well, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out eight in 5.2 innings of work.

The Blue Rocks threatened to capture the lead in the top of the ninth, loading the bases with two singles and an error. With nobody out, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly to deep right that plated Juan Rivera. The Red Sox then intentionally walked Jamie Romak to re-load the bases, but the next two Blue Rocks struck out, ending the game. The offense struggled the entire game, mustering just three hits against three Salem pitchers.

The Blue Rocks get an off day on Thursday before kicking of a seven-game homestand with three games against the Winston-Salem Dash.

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

Notes

Norris, CF

4

0

1

0

.272

3 K

Hosmer, 1B

3

0

0

1

.417

19-gm on base streak ends

Prasch, DH

4

0

1

0

.391

6-gm hitting streak

Rivera, LF

3

1

1

0

.200


Pitcher

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Caldera (L, 1-1)

5.2

5

2

2

4

8

0

3.54

Keating

2.0

0

0

0

2

2

0

2.25

Bowden

0.1

0

0

0

1

1

0

2.70





Low-A: Beloit 11, Burlington 1

L: John Lamb (0-3, 2.45)

Beloit smoked Bees pitching for 11 hits and 11 runs, giving the Snappers an 11-1 victory in Tuesday afternoon's rubber match. Starter John Lamb threw four innings for the Bees, surrendering four runs on three hits and four walks. The bullpen wasn't much better, as three Burlington relievers combined to yield seven more runs on eight hits over the final five frames.

The Bees mustered just seven hits in a dismal offensive effort, but Wil Myers, Joey Lewis, and Adam Frost each went 2-for-4. Burlington is off on Thursday before hitting the road for a four-game series against the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

Notes

Hall, SS

4

1

0

0

.271

BB

Batista, 2B

4

0

0

0

.260

Myers, C

4

0

2

0

.244

2B (3)

Lewis, 1B

4

0

2

1

.246

16 RBI leads club

Testa, CF

3

0

0

0

.268

BB

Frost, DH

4

0

2

0

.286


Pitcher

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Lamb (L, 0-3)

4.0

3

4

4

4

2

1

2.45

Kelley

2.0

4

4

2

1

1

1

12.00

Runion

2.0

4

3

3

0

1

1

13.06

Hodge

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2.53




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