August 3rd Minors Recap

Triple-A Omaha won their series opener against Sacramento, 7-1.

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Cheslor Cuthbert at the plate during spring training 2016 (Jen Nevius).

The rehabbing Cheslor Cuthbert put the Storm Chasers on the board in the bottom of the first with a two-run home run. Logan Moon fell a homer short of the cycle (3-for-4). Catcher Cam Gallgher returned from injury to go 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored.

Raul Mondesi returned from a three week back injury to go 0-for-3. He was pinch-hit for in the fifth by Jack Lopez (1-for-2).

Frank Schwindel saw his 18-game hitting streak come to an end (0-for-4).

Seth Maness earned the win in relief, though he allowed an inherited run in the fifth (2.2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K). Lefty Brian Flynn got the start and allowed just one hit and two walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out seven. Flynn allowed a leadoff single in the third.

 

Double-A NW Arkansas lost their series opener in Springfield, 5-3.

The Naturals scored three runs in the ninth and had the tying run on first base, but Allan de San Miguel struck out to end the game. Mauricio Ramos and Humberto Arteaga each had two hits in the loss. Ramos hit two doubles.

Naturals starter Emilio Ogando dropped to 7-8, as he allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings. Andres Machado made his Double-A debut and allowed a run on two hits and two walks over three innings of relief.

Paulo Orlando restarted his rehab assignment and went 1-for-3 before being replaced on defense in the eighth. Hunter Dozier continued his rehab assignment (this time as the DH) and went 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

*In roster news, reliever Matt Tenuta was promoted back to NWA from High-A Wilmington.

 

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Blue Rocks outfielder Nick Heath at the plate on July 26, 2017 (Jen Nevius).

High-A Wilmington won their series opener against Frederick, 3-2.

With the game tied at 2-2 in the seventh, Nick Heath drove in the go ahead run with a one out single. Heath went 3-for-4.

Short-handed on the pitching side, the Blue Rocks received a great relief effort from Walker Sheller. The right-hander stranded two runners in the fourth and allowed just two hits and a walk over 3.1 scoreless innings. He struck out two to earn his fourth win.

Grant Gavin earned his second save with two perfect innings of relief. He struck out four.

*In roster news, catcher Chase Vallot was placed on the DL. He has not played since July 27th. According to milb.com, the Blue Rocks received relievers Justin Camp and Jose Veras from Low-A Lexington.

 

legends logoLow-A Lexington won their series opener in Hickory, 9-1.

The Legends hit three home runs. Gabriel Cancel hit a two out, two-run home run in the fourth to break the scoreless tie. Emmanuel Rivera (2-for-5) hit a three-run homer in the fifth. Marten Gasparini added a three-run home run in the ninth.

Leadoff hitter Khalil Lee went 2-for-5 with a triple. Meibrys Viloria and John Brontsema each had two hits in the win.

Legends starter Garrett Davila earned his seventh win, as he pitched six shutout innings. He retired the first 17 batters he faced before allowing a two out single in the sixth. After back-to-back walks loaded the bases, Davila struck out the final batter he faced to end the inning (he struck out five).

Ofreidy Gomez earned his first save, though he did allow a run over the final three innings. He allowed four hits while striking out two.

*In roster news, infielder Max Bartlett was sent to rookie level Burlington.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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