AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 6, Colorado Springs 4
2B Gotay 2-5, 3B, RBI (13), 2 K, RS -- .240
SS Aviles 2-4, K -- .265
RF Allen 1-4, K, RS -- .292
3B Teahen 1-2, 2 BB, 2 RS -- .120
LF D. Brown 0-4 -- still at .000, can we end the renewed Dermal experiment already?
Yarnall 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 8 K, HRA -- ND, 2.93 ERA
Baerlocher 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, K, HRA -- W, 2-1, 2.92 ERA
*** It was a game of 2s as there were 5 2-run half-innings and Omaha came out on top by 2. 1B Rick Bell doubled home a run and CF Chip Ambres hit a sacrifice fly in the 2nd to put the O-Royals ahead, 2-0. Colorado Springs tied the game in the 5th on a 2-run homer off Yarnall but Gotay tripled home a run in the 7th followed by an RBI single by DH Alejandro Prieto for a 4-2 Omaha lead. Omaha added runs in the 8th on a 2-run double by C Jared Price and RP Ryan Baerlocher gave up 2 runs in the 9th but held on to preserve the victory. Omaha is 17-20 and 4 1/2 games back of first. Sky Sox SP Miguel Asencio took the loss with 4 ER and 8 K over 7 IP to drop to 2-3 with a 4.59 ERA. Sky Sox 1B Carlos Rivera was 1-4 to drop to .330 and CF Ryan Spilborghs was 1-5 to drop to .305. RF Jeff Baker hit his 3rd homer and picked up his 29th RBI in going 1-4 to drop to .287.
The series is wrapping up as I write and it's 5-5 in the 8th. Starters were: Sky Sox RH Jon Asahina (1-2, 6.10) vs. Omaha RH Kyle Snyder (0-2, 4.33). RP Joe Nelson was called up to KC to replace new pickup RP Chris Booker, who gave up 3 HRs in one inning in his team debut and promptly went on the DL with a reported groin injury.
AA - Wichita: Wranglers 7, Springfield 6
3B Gordon 1-4, BB, RBI (19), K -- .310
RF Butler 0-3, HBP, K -- .282, slumping
LF Lubanski 0-5, 2 K, RBI (14), E (3), OF assist at home -- .277
CF Maier 2-4, 2B (9), HR (5), RBI (23), K, 2 RS -- .282
SS Sanchez 2-4, BB, 2 RBI (18), E (10, double digits) -- .290
2B Murphy 2-4, 2B, RBI (11), 2 RS -- .217
C Tupman 2-4, RS, SB (1) -- .348
* The Wranglers turned 4 DPs
Cedeno 3 IP, 6 UER!, 3 H, 4 BB, K -- ND, 4.63 ERA, not a good start
DePriest 3 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, K -- ND, 3.45 ERA
Gragg III IP, BB, nothing else -- W, 1-1, 5.02 ERA
*** Wichita came back from a 6-0 deficit and capped it off with 3 in the bottom of the 9th to get the victory. Fielding errors by Sanchez and Lubanski along with 3 walks, a bases-loaded double and two RBI singles helped the Cards build a 6-0 lead but Lubanski atoned on the play that included his error by throwing a runner out at the plate via relay man Donnie Murphy. The score remained 6-0 in the 5th when Maier led off with a double and was singled home by Murphy. A fly into a force out by DH Adam Keim brought another run home, a Lubanski ground out brought a third run home and an RBI single by Sanchez made the score 6-4 but Sanchez was cut down at second trying to stretch the hit. The Wranglers entered the bottom of the 9th down, 6-4, and Maier homered to lead off the inning and cut the lead to 1. With 2 out and the bases loaded, Springfield RP Mark Worrell Jr. walked Sanchez and Gordon to bring the tying and winning runs home and give Wichita the win. Wichita was 15-22 after the game and riding a 3-game win streak. The loss was Worrell's 2nd blown save. Springfield DH Juan Richardson was 2-3 with 3 RBI to improve to .361 and C Iker Franco was 0-3 to drop to .302.
The teams wrapped up the series with a game this morning and Wichita moved to 16-22 with a 11-5 win. They're now out of the cellar with a 4-game win streak rolling and 6 games back of Springfield. Report on that one in the next RoF.
High-A - High Desert: Lancaster 14, Mavs 4
OF Valentin 2-5, RBI (15), 2 K, RS -- .304
2B Perez 3-4, RS -- .303
1B Stodolka 1-4, K -- .314
LF Galloway 1-2, 2B (9), 2 RBI (15), HBP -- .291
C Donachie 1-4, RS -- .271
3B Lucas 1-4, RBI (18), K, CS -- .281
Christensen 4 IP, 8 ER, 11 H, BB, 2 K, 2 HRA -- L, 1-3, 4.91 ERA, ugly start
DeHoyos IP, BB, nothing else -- 1.26 ERA
*** Lancaster scored in all but 2 innings and High Desert got blown out by the JetHawks. The score was 7-0 in the 5th when High Desert got on the board with 3 runs on an RBI single by Valentin and a 2-run double by Galloway. It was 14-3 when High Desert scored its last run in the 8th on an RBI single by Lucas. Christensen and RPs C.J. Woodrow and Brandon Weeden all got touched up by Lancaster. High Desert is 18-19 and 3 games back of first. Lancaster SP Gregory Smith moved to 4-0 with 6 IP of 3 ER and 5 K to make his ERA 2.24. JetHawks CF Chris Rahl was 3-5 with 3 RBI to move to .363, SS Mark Reynolds was 2-4 with his 8th homer to move to .314 and LF Javier Brito was 2-3 to move to .352. Three other JetHawks had a multi-hit game in the drubbing.
Game 2 of the series is tonight. Pitchers: JetHawks SP Kellen Raab vs. the Mavs' Jarod Plummer.
Low-A - Burlington: double rainout
*** The scheduled doubleheader of games with Quad Cities won't be made up according to the team site. Burlington (14-21) begins a 4-game home set with the Lansing Lugnuts (23-13, Low-A Blue Jays) tonight. Pitchers: Lugnuts SP Chi-Hung Cheng (5-2, 3.24) vs. Bees SP Carlos Rosa (2-3, 2.64). The Bees haven't played since Saturday so they should be well-rested.
16 May 2006
AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 6, Colorado Springs 4