The Peoria Javelinas went just 1-5 last week and fell to last place in the West Division in the Arizona Fall League (3-7). All eight KC Royals representatives got into action over the last seven days.
Let’s start with a recap of the Royals pitching.
Jason Adam had a very successful start on October 15th, throwing 26 of his 35 pitches for strikes. Over four innings, he allowed two hits (both were doubles) while striking out two. Noel Arguelles made an appearance in relief of Adam, entering in the fifth. He was not as successful. Arguelles allowed three runs on two hits and three walks in just one inning. He threw just 13 of his 28 pitches for strikes.
Arguelles would make a much better relief appearance October 18th. He had a perfect inning, throwing nine of his 15 pitches for strikes.
Malcom Culver made two relief appearances over the last week. He blew a save and took the loss on October 16th. He pitched a perfect 5th inning, but fell apart in the sixth. With the bases loaded and one out, he allowed a two-run single and then a sac fly. So he allowed three runs on two hits and two walks over two innings. Culver was much better on October 19th. He allowed just one hit in his one inning. He threw just ten pitches (seven strikes).
Angel Baez made one relief appearance and that came on October 17th. It was a bad outing, as he allowed four runs on one walk and three home runs. He did strike out two, but threw 35 pitches.
Now to the hitters.
Jorge Bonifacio made four starts, all coming in right field. He batted fifth in the order in his first two games of the week (October 14 and 16) and batted sixth in his final two starts (October 18-19). Overall, he went 4-for-16 with two doubles and three runs scored. He did strike out three times and grounded into a double play. He also committed an error on Saturday.
Cheslor Cuthbert also made four starts. He was the DH twice and played third base twice. He batted all over in the lineup (ninth, sixth, and seventh twice). Overall, he went 3-for-13 with two RBIs. He did strike out three times.
Orlando Calixte played shortstop twice in the week and also played second base once. In his start at second base on October 15th, he went 1-for-2 with two RBIs with two outs. He did however commit an error in the field and was thrown out trying to steal a base. Overall, Calixte went 2-for-11 with a triple and two runs scored. He did strike out four times.
Lane Adams made just two starts last week. He played right field and batted eighth on October 15th. The following day, he played left field and batted ninth. He went 0-for-6 in those two games with two strikeouts.
The Javelinas are back in action on Monday afternoon at home against Salt River.