FRANCISCO PENA NEWS

Diamonds in the Rough 08.24.14

The Affiliates would play multiple doubleheaders today ending with a record of 3-5.HR CALL: Francisco Pena (27), Fred Ford (2), Cameron Gallagher (5), Ryan O'Hearn (12) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 7.0 IP  5 H  2 R  2 BB 4 K [caption id="attachment_28917" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Photo Jake Rose Photography)[/caption]Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

September Call-Ups Could Key Royals

For the majority of seasons for the Kansas City Royals, the rosters expanding in September meant an opportunity to see what players could do as a sort of audition for the following year. I can think back to late season call-ups for guys like Ruben Gotay and others who always got the Royals and their fans excited for the next season only for the next season to end in inevitable disappointment...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.15.14

The Affiliates would go 3-3 today.HR CALL:  Francisco Pena (26), Carlos Peguero (22), Cheslor Cuthbert (1), Mitch Maier (2), Raul Mondesi (7), Frank Schwindel (20) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Andy Ferguson 6.0 IP  2 H  0 R  2 BB  9 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Carlos Peguero 3-5 R  2B  HR  4 RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 7               Salt Lake Bees...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.13.14

The Affiliates would go 4-5 today.HR CALL:  Francisco Pena (25), Carlos Peguero (21), Hunter Dozier (4),  Raul Mondesi (6), Fred Ford (1),  Frank Schwindel (19), Elier Hernandez (7), Dominique Taylor (7) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 7.0 IP   2 H  0 R  1 BB  7 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Logan Moon (2 games)  6-8  3 2B  RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.07.14

A good day for the Affiliates with a 4-2 record.HR Call: Francisco Pena (24),  Carlos Peguero (19) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Alec Mills 6.0 IP  2  0 R  0 BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Carlos Peguero 2-4  3 R  HR  3 RBI  2 BB Omaha Storm Chasers 16                Colorado Springs Sky Sox 9 The Chasers would slug their way to victory in a...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 08.01.14

A good day for the affilaites with plenty of strong pitching performances. They went 4-3 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (23),  Orlando Calixte (9) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Liam Hendriks 7.0 IP  7 H 2 R  0 BB  12 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Pedro Ciriaco 4-5  2 R  2B  3B RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 4                Memphis Redbirds 3Recently acquired...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.27.14

A couple tough luck losses as the Affiliates went 2-4 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (22), Christian Colon (8), Carlos Peguero (14), Cody Stubbs (9), Kenny Diekroeger (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 5.0 IP 5 H  0 R   4 BB  5 K [caption id="attachment_28917" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Photo Jake Rose Photography)[/caption]Pine Tar Press Hitter of the...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The affiliates went 3-3 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (21), Bubba Starling (8), Luis Valenzuela (1) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Christian Binford 6.1 IP 7 H  0 R  o BB  6 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Justin Trapp 3-3 3 R  2B Omaha Storm Chasers 7            New Orleans Zephyrs 8Juan Diaz capped off a 5-run 9th innings for the Zephyrs with a 2-run shot...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.22.14

A rough day for the Affiliiates with just Wilmington and Burlington winning. They went 2-4 today.HR Call: Francisco Pena (20), Justin Maxwell (7), Cheslor Cuthbert (9), Jared Schlehuber (4),  Daniel Rockett (3) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sean Manaea 7.0 3 H  1 R  3 BB 6 K [caption id="attachment_28917" align="aligncenter" width="300"] (Photo Jake Rose Photography)[/caption...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.19.14

With a couple rainouts the affiliates just played 4 games today, splitting them going 2-2.HR Call: Francisco Pena (19), Justin Maxwell (6), Bubba Starling (7),  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Andy Ferguson 9.0 IP  4 H  0 R   2 BB  4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Francisco Pena  3-4  R   2B   HR  RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 5             New Orleans Zephyrs...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Allan Dykstra Is Crowned The 2014 PCL HR Derby Champ

On Monday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Allan Dykstra won the 2014 Pacific Coast League Home Run Derby. Ironically, Dykstra beat former Mets farmhand and teammate Francisco Pena to claim the belt. “My goal was to make sure I beat Frank,” jokes Dykstra about squaring off against his former teammate. “I have enough power to have fun in this kind of competition...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.14.14

Just 4 games for the Affiliates today as they went 1-3.HR Call: None   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Andy Ferguson 7.0 IP  9 H  4 R  3 ER  0 BB  4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Ethan Chapman 3-4  3 R  2B   Omaha Storm ChasersDue to the all star break the Chasers were off tonight, but that didn't stop Francisco Pena from hitting home runs. Pena competed in...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Allan Dykstra Wins The 2014 PCL Home Run Derby

Allan Dykstra wins the 2014 Pacific Coast League Home Run Derby with eight home runs through three rounds. Ironically, Dykstra beat former Mets farmhand Francisco Pena to claim the belt. The 27-year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.12.14

A rough day for the affiliates going 2-4.HR Call: None   Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Foster Griffin 3.0 IP  0 R  0 H  0 BB  2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Logan Moon 2-4  R   RBI  Omaha Storm Chasers 4           Colorado Springs Sky Sox 0           SuspDue to rain and the field being unplayable the Chasers game was suspended. It will be resumed...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.11.14

The Affiliates would put together a good day with a 4-3 record.HR Call:  Francisco Pena (18), Matt Fields (17), Max Ramirez (3), Joshua Banuelos (2) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jason Adam 7.0 IP 5 H  0 R  2 BB  7 K [caption id="attachment_18324" align="aligncenter" width="237"] (Photo Jake Rose Photography)[/caption]Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Francisco Pena 2...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.10.14

The affiliates had a strong day going 4-2.HR Call: Francisco Pena (16,17), Parker Morin (1), Hunter Dozier (3), Zane Evans (2), Chase Vallot (4), Ryan O'Hearn (5) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Buddy Baumann 4.0 IP  3 H  0 R  0 BB  5 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day:  Francisco Pena 2-4  2 R  2 HR  4 RBI Omaha Storm Chasers 7           Iowa Cubs 1Francisco...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.05.14

The Affiliates put together a 3-4 day.Francisco Pena (15), Orlando Calixte (8), Hunter Dozier (1), Cody Stubbs (8) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Christian Binford 7.0 IP  5 H  3 R  1 BB  2KPine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Orlando Calixte 2-4 2 R   HR   3 RBI   Omaha Storm Chasers 2            Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5Buddy Baumann made his first start since...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.01.14

A rough day for the Affiliates as they went 2-5.HR Call: Francisco Pena (14) , Carlos Peguero (11), Dexter Kjerstad (3), Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado (7,8), Amalani Fukofuka (1)  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Luis Santos  5.2 IP  3 H  1 R  1 BB 2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day:  Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado 4-6  3  R   2B   2  HR   4 RBI   Omaha...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.30.14

An up and down day as the affiliates went 3-3.HR Call: Carlos Peguero (10), Francisco Pena (13), Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado, Frank Schwindel (12), Chase Vallot (2), D.J. Burt (1), Brandon Dulin (4), Corey Toups (1), Robert Pehl (1)  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Jake Newberry 6.0 IP  5 H  2 R  2 BB 5 KPine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Chase Vallot 2-4   2 R  2B  HR  RBI...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.26.14

The affiliates would have plenty of struggles on offense, but still end up with a 4-4 record.HR Call: Francisco Pena(12), Paulo Orlando (5), Lane Adams (7), Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado (5), Mauricio Ramos (2)  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day:  Andy Ferguson 6.0 IP  3 H  0 R  2 BB  4 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Francisco Pena 4-5   2 R   2B  HR   3 RBI  Omaha...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.13.14

The Affilaites had a good day with several comebacks and some top prospects leading the way to a 3-3 record.HR Call: Francisco Pena (11),  Justin Maxwell (4),  Christian Colon (4), Hunter Dozier (4), Elier Hernandez (6) Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Justin Maxwell 4-5  2 R   3B  HR  3 RBI Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Christian Binford 6.0 IP  3 H  0 R  0 BB  5...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 06.12.14

The Affiliates had a good day as they won all 3 games.HR Call: Francisco Pena (10), Justin Maxwell (3), Fred Ford (7)  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Sam Selman 5.0 IP  5  H  2 R   1 BB  5 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Humberto Arteaga 3-4    R   2 2B  3B   2 RBI [caption id="attachment_5838" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Humberto Arteaga[/caption] Omaha...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds of the Rough 06.10.14

A rough day for the affiliates going just 1-4.HR Call: None Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Louis Coleman 2.1 IP  0 H  0 R   0 BB  2 K  Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day: Brian Bocock 2-4  2B   R   Omaha Storm Chasers 2             Sacramento River Cats 3The River Cats would get 3 unearned runs in the 6th to takedown the Chasers today.  After two 1-out singles...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mixed Bag

  Execs Scouting - ESPN's Keith Law tweeted out that the White Sox contingent was in heavy force Aaron Nola's last outing at the SEC tourney. You'll tend to hear a lot of that type of stuff as the draft approaches and it gives you a decent interpretation of who teams may draft. With that said I am fairly certain I saw one upper management level Royals brass member at the Indiana...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Pena's big-league debut makes father, Tony, proud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For some kids, taking batting practice in a big-league ballpark such as Kauffman Stadium might instantly get them dreaming about actually being a major-league player there someday. Not so much for Francisco Pena. Sure, he was thrilled to be hitting at The K when he was just 13. And he loved hanging out at the ballpark with his dad, Tony, the manager of the Royals...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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