RC Organizational Report: May 6

Thursday was a disappointing day for the Royals' minor leagues, just as it was for the big league club. All four affiliates were in action, but only Omaha emerged from the day victorious behind another outstanding start by Bryan Bullington. Click inside to see all the details from Thursday's minor league games.

AAA: Omaha 3, Oklahoma City 1

W: Blake Wood (2-1, 2.30)

Starter Bryan Bullington and reliever Blake Wood both had strong pitching performances, combining to surrender just one run on five hits as Omaha defeated Oklahoma city, 3-1. Bullington threw 7.1 innings, handing the game over to Wood with a man on third and one out in the eighth with the O-Royals leading, 1-0. Wood surrendered an RBI single to Esteban German to tie the game, but he escaped further damage in the inning. The O-Royals' offense produced two runs in the bottom of the frame, and Wood pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve the win.

For the offense, Edwin Bellorin went 2-for-3 with a double, and Jordan Parraz – who may be emerging from his April slump – added a double and an RBI. Alex Gordon went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk, and he scored the go-ahead run in the eighth. Scott Thorman drove him in with an RBI double, and he finished the day 1-for-4.

With the win, the O-Royals managed to earn a split against the RedHawks. The team continues their homestand Friday night by playing host for a four-game series against New Orleans Zephyrs.

David Lough, CF

0-for-3, BB -- .255

Alex Gordon, LF

1-for-3, R, 2B (1), BB, 2 K -- .333

Scott Thorman, 1B

1-for-4, R, 2B (5), RBI -- .244

Jordan Parraz, RF

1-for-3, 2B (4), RBI -- .181

Edwin Bellorin, C

2-for-3, 2B (1), RBI -- .308

Bryan Bullington, SP

7.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K -- 1.54 ERA

Blake Wood, RP

W (2-1), 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 2.30 ERA






AA: Springfield 16, NW Arkansas 8

L: Everett Teaford (3-2, 6.23)
HR: Ernesto Meija (4)

The Naturals' pitching staff got shelled by the Cardinals on Thursday, giving up 16 runs on 16 hits and six walks. Starter Everett Teaford surrendered six runs on seven hits, including three home runs in just three innings of work.

On offense, Nick Van Stratten reached base five times by going 3-for-3 with a walk and a HBP. Kurt Metins went 3-for-5, while Paulo Orlando was 2-for-5 with a triple. Mike Moustakas continued to swing a hot bat while going 2-for-5, and Ernesto Meija clubbed his fourth home run of the year.

The loss snapped the first place Naturals' six-game winning streak, and reduced their divisional lead to 3.5 games. They'll look to regain their momentum in the final game of their four-game series Friday night against Springfield.

Derrick Robinson, CF

0-for-4, R, RBI, BB, E (2) -- .319

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

1-for-5, R, RBI -- .299

Mike Moustakas, 3B

2-for-5, 2 RBI -- .418

Clint Robinson, DH

1-for-5, K -- .277

Nick Van Stratten, RF

3-for-3, BB, HBP, R, RBI -- .310

Manny Pina, C

0-for-4, BB -- .269

Ernesto Mejia, 1B

1-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR (4) -- .218

Kurt Mertins, SS

3-for-5, R -- .279

Paulo Orlando, LF

2-for-5, 2 R, 3B (2), RBI -- .219

Everett Teaford, SP

L (3-2), 3.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 1 K, 3 HR -- 6.23 ERA

Chris Chavez, RP

3.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 BB -- 13.50 ERA

Kelvin Villa, RP

3.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 2 HR -- 8.44 ERA






High-A: Salem 4, Wilmington 3

L: Tim Melville (1-4, 10.48)

The Blue Rocks suffered a tough loss Thursday, falling to Salem, 4-3. Wilmington was swept in the four-game series, and the loss was their sixth in a row.

Tim Melville started and went 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. He was then relieved by Brendan Lafferty, who pitched well in his High-A debut, throwing 3.1 innings of no-hit ball.

On the offensive side, Jamar Walton and Anthony Seratelli each went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while Ben Theriot was 2-for-3. Eric Hosmer saw his six-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-4 performance.

The Blue Rocks hit the road on Friday, looking to reverse their fortune with a three-game series against the Frederick Keys.

Adrian Ortiz, RF

0-for-4; snapped 8-gm hitting streak -- .290

Eric Hosmer, 1B

0-for-4; only fourth hitless game -- .389

Jamar Walton, LF

2-for-4, 2B (2), R, K -- .147

Anthony Seratelli, 2B

2-for-4, 2B (2), R, 2 K -- .333

Salvador Perez, C

Left game in first inning (injury)

Ben Theriot, C

2-for-3, R -- .280

Rey Navarro, SS

1-for-3, RBI, K -- .182

Tim Melville, SP

L (1-4), 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K -- 10.48 ERA

Brendan Lafferty, RP

3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA






Low-A: Kane County 7, Burlington 4

L: Tyler Sample (1-1, 5.34)

Burlington's woes against Kane County continued on Thursday as the Bees lost 7-4 and were swept by the Cougars for the second time this season. Starter Tyler Sample threw six innings, giving up five runs and six hits while issuing three walks. Sample did manage, however, to fan six batters for his third start in a row.

At the plate, Wil Myers went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks, and Rene Oriental hit safely for the seventh game in a row. However, the offense once again struggled, as Myers' double was the Bees' only extra base hit, and the team went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

The Bees open a new series Friday night, when they kick of a six-game road trip with a three-game set in Beloit.

Hilton Richardson, CF

0-for-5, K -- .212

Wil Myers, C

1-for-3, 2B (7), 2 BB, PO -- .240

Joey Lewis, DH

1-for-4, 3 K -- .240

Carlo Testa, LF

1-for-3, R, BB, 2 K -- .250

Rene Oriental, RF

1-for-3, R, BB, K -- .272

Adam Frost, 2B

1-for-4, R, 2 SB (3), K -- .317

Tyler Sample, SP

L (1-1), 6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 K -- 5.34 ERA

Mitch Hodge, RP

2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K -- 2.63 ERA

Scott Kelley, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 K -- 9.75 ERA




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