RC Organizational Report: June 3

Thursday was a tough day for the Royals' minor league system, as only the Wilmington Blue Rocks -- behind another strong start by Chris Dwyer -- emerged victorious. Click inside to view Thursday's Organizational Report.

Triple-A: New Orleans 4, Omaha 3

L: Anthony Lerew (4-3, 2.82)
HR: Kurt Mertins (2)

Two Omaha errors led to two unearned runs as the O-Royals lost 4-3 to the Zephyrs. Anthony Lerew threw 5.1 innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on three hits. Lerew had issues with his control, walking five batters while only striking out three. Greg Holland and Federico Castaneda shut out New Orleans over the final 2.2 innings, but Omaha could not recover.

At the plate, Kurt Mertins went 3-for-4, connecting on his second home run of the year and scoring two runs. Scott Thorman went 1-for-4 and drove in two runners, while Kila Ka'aihue and Alex Gordon both drew two walks.

Omaha plays the final game of their four-game series against New Orleans Friday night.

Irving Falu, SS

0-for-5, 2 K -- .312

Kurt Mertins, 2B

3-for-4, HR (2), RBI, 2 R, K, E (4) -- .265

Alex Gordon, LF

0-for-2, 2 BB, R, K -- .361

Kila Ka'aihue, 1B

0-for-2, 2 BB, K -- .341

Scott Thorman, DH

1-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 K -- .236

Jordan Parraz, RF

1-for-4 -- .264

Jai Miller, CF

1-for-4, K -- .224

Ed Lucas, 3B

1-for-3, BB -- .353

Anthony Lerew, SP

L (4-3), 5.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K -- 2.82

Greg Holland, RP

1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 3.81

Federico Castaneda, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K -- 3.00





Double-A: Frisco 12, NW Arkansas 2

L: Eduardo Paulino (4-3, 4.60)
HR: Mike Moustakas (13)

Eduardo Paulino was hit hard Thursday, lasting just four innings in the Naturals' 12-2 defeat to the RoughRiders. Paulino was tagged for five runs on six hits. The bullpen was unable to provide any relief, allowing a combined seven runs on 11 hits over the final five innings.

Mike Moustakas lead the Naturals' offense by going 2-for-4 on the day, mashing his 13th home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth. Clint Robinson went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Tim Smith finished 1-for-2 with a walk.

NW Arkansas wraps up their series against Frisco Friday night.

Derrick Robinson, CF

0-for-4, K -- .289

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

0-for-4, K -- .276

Mike Moustakas, 3B

2-for-4, HR (13), RBI, R -- .371

Clint Robinson, 1B

1-for-4, 2B (19), R, 2 K -- .267

Manny Pina, C

1-for-3 -- .271

Paulo Orlando, RF

0-for-3, 2 K -- .303

Tim Smith, LF

1-for-2, BB, SB (4) -- .301

Eduardo Paulino, SP

L (4-3), 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K -- 4.60

Everett Teaford, RP

2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K -- 5.13

Chris Chavez, RP

1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K -- 8.25

Rowdy Hardy, RP

2.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K -- 6.75





High-A: Wilmington 4, Potomac 3

W: Chris Dwyer (3-3, 3.61)

Chris Dwyer pitched six strong innings, allowing just two runs on two hits while leading the Blue Rocks to a 4-3 victory over the Nationals. Dwyer had electric stuff, fanning nine batters while walking only three. Barry Bowden pitched two scoreless innings to earn his sixth save of the year.

On offense, Nick Francis went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Jamie Romak was 1-for-2 with two walks and run scored, and he extended his season-best hitting streak to 11 games. Adrian Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and Eric Hosmer finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Wilmington continues their series against Potomac Friday night.

Adrian Ortiz, CF

1-for-3, BB, R, K -- .279

Nick Francis, DH

1-for-3, 2B (2), 2 RBI, R, HBP, K -- .182

Eric Hosmer, 1B

1-for-4, RBI, CS (1), K -- .350

Jamie Romak, RF

1-for-2, 2 BB; 11-gm hitting streak -- .245

Jason Taylor, 3B

0-for-3, 2 E (8) -- .184

Rey Navarro, SS

0-for-2, RBI, R -- .200

Ben Theriot, C

0-for-3, E (5) -- .250

Chris Dwyer, SP

W (3-3), 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K -- 3.61

Buddy Baumann, RP

1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K -- 2.73

Barry Bowden, RP

S (6), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 1.48





Low-A: Western Michigan 9, Burlington 2

L: Tyler Sample (2-3, 4.47)

Tyler Sample and Mitch Hodge combined to give up eight runs as the Bees lost 9-2 to the Whitecaps. Sample threw five innings, allowing four runs on two hits and five walks. Hodge relieved him but was unable to retire any batters, allowing four runs on two hits while walking three batters.

At the plate, Carlo Testa went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, and Gerard Hall finished 1-for-4 with a double. Wil Myers was 1-for-3 with a walk, while Deivy Batista went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The Bees continue their road trip Friday when they kick-off a three game series against the South Bend Silver Hawks.

Gerard Hall, SS

1-for-4, 2B (13) -- .237

Deivy Batista, 2B

1-for-3, RBI, SB (6), K -- .231

Wil Myers, C

1-for-3, BB, K -- .279

Juan Graterol, 1B

1-for-4, K -- .304

Carlo Testa, LF

3-for-4, 2B (9), 3B (7), R, CS (5) -- .275

Fernando Cruz, 3B

0-for-4 -- .225

Jose Bonilla, DH

0-for-3, K -- .226

Hilton Richardson, CF

1-for-4, R, K -- .199

Tyler Sample, SP

L (2-3), 5.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 6 K -- 4.47

Mitch Hodge, RP

0.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K -- 5.32

Mike Lehmann, RP

3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K -- 6.89




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