August 19th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost their series opener in Round Rock, 6-5. The Storm Chasers scored two runs in the top of the ninth on the second home run of the game for Hunter Dozier (2-for-3).

omahaTerrance Gore went 2-for-2 with a triple and a walk. He was pinch-hit for in the ninth.

Christian Binford took the loss, as he allowed five runs on six hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out three, but allowed two home runs. Lefty Sam Selman did not allow a hit over two innings of relief, but did allow a run on four walks.

Frank Schwindel‘s hitting streak came to an end at 16 games, as he went 0-for-3 on Saturday night (though he did walk and score a run).

*In roster news, Eric Skoglund was called back up to the big leagues to replace reliever Neftali Feliz (who was placed on the DL). Jake Kalish was promoted to Triple-A from Double-A for the first time.

 

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August 18th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha won their series finale against OKC, 10-1. The Storm Chasers now head out on the road until September 1st, beginning in Round Rock.

Paulo Orlando

Outfielder Paulo Orlando at the plate during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Every Omaha player had at least one hit. Paulo Orlando put the Storm Chasers ahead in the first on a three-run home run (he went 2-for-4).

Leadoff hitter Ramon Torres went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Raul Mondesi once again fell short of a cycle, this time by a homer (3-for-5 with two runs scored). He did however commit two errors.

Frank Schwindel extended his hitting streak to 16 games by going 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Hunter Dozier went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. Dean Anna went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Jake Newberry earned his first Triple-A win in relief, as he stranded one runner in the 4th inning (2.1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K). Kevin Lenik continues his domination of Triple-A hitters by throwing three perfect innings of relief to earn his second save. Lenik’s ERA dropped to 0.96.

 

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Video from last night’s Blue Rocks-Keys game

Last night, I took some video of the Wilmington Blue Rocks game against visiting Frederick Keys. I took the entire first inning, as Blue Rocks starter Jared Ruxer faced five batters and Keys starter Matt Grimes (in just his second start off the DL) faced four batters. Ruxer unfortunately did not make it out of the second. After the first inning, you will find video of Blue Rocks relievers Franco Terrero and Jose Veras.

Jared Ruxer’s first inning:

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August 17th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha lost to OKC, 4-3.

Mark Peterson, who was just called up from Double-A, took the loss, as he allowed the go ahead run in the 5th inning (1.2IP, 3H, R, BB, K). That came after starter Andres Machado allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits, four walks, and two hit batters over four innings. He also allowed another home run.

Raul Mondesi

Shortstop Raul Mondesi during spring training 2015 (Jen Nevius).

Seth Maness stranded a runner in the sixth, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings of relief. He walked one and struck out two.

The Storm Chasers had ten hits, including a 3-for-5 night from Raul Mondesi (he fell a home run short of a cycle). He also stole his 20th base. Terrance Gore, who did not start, went 2-for-2. However, he was caught stealing for the third time.

Frank Schwindel extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a leadoff double in the second. He would score a run in that inning.

 

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August 16th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha swept their doubleheader over OKC. The Storm Chasers held on to win the first game 11-8. They scored six runs in the fourth to take the lead.

omahaIn that 4th inning, Frank Schwindel hit a grand slam. He went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Bubba Starling hit a solo home run in the second and Hunter Dozier hit a two-run homer in the sixth.

Raul Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored. He did commit his tenth error. Catcher Luis Villegas went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Starter Onelki Garcia improved to 7-2, though he allowed six runs on 12 hits and a walk over 5.2 innings. Though Jake Newberry stranded two runners in the sixth, he allowed two runs on three hits of his own.

The Storm Chasers held on for the 2-1 win in the second game. The Dodgers had the tying run on second base, but Eric Stout got an infield pop up to end the game and pick up his fourth save.

Paulo Orlando (2-for-4) drove in both runs with a double in the fourth and a single in the sixth.

Schwindel extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a 6th inning single. Leadoff hitter Ramon Torres went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and his tenth stolen base.

Spot starter Pedro Fernandez picked up the win, as he pitched five scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and walked one while striking out two.

*Omaha beat former Royal Justin Marks in the first game (3.1IP, 6H, 5R, 2BB, 4K).

 

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August 15th Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha won their series opener over OKC, 1-0.

Frank Schwindel ST

First baseman Frank Schwindel during spring training 2016 (Jen Nevius).

First baseman Frank Schwindel broke the scoreless tie in the seventh with an RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Paulo Orlando continued his rehab assignment, going 2-for-4 and scored the winning run. Orlando also stole a base.

Kevin Lenik earned the win in relief, as he allowed a hit and a walk over 2.1 scoreless innings. Sam Selman struck out two in the ninth to earn his second save. That came after Storm Chasers starter Eric Skoglund allowed four hits and a walk over 5.2 scoreless innings. He struck out nine.

*Hunter Dozier was promoted from Double-A, as he is rehabbing from a broken hamate bone. He started at third base and went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

 

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Video from Monday night’s Blue Rocks-Keys game

I took some video from Monday night’s Wilmington Blue Rocks versus Frederick Keys game. Well, mainly the first inning. The Keys had two big leaguers rehabbing last night and I have video of both of their first at-bats.

 

 

 

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