AAA - Omaha: Fresno 6, O-Royals 5
3B Teahen 4-4, BB, 3B (2), 3 RBI (9), RS -- .392, guess he wants to come back to KC
C Phillips 2-3, HR (4), RBI (14), 2 BB, 3 RS -- .279
2B Gotay 2-5, K, RS -- .243
1B Bell 2-4 -- .192
LF Huber 0-4, BB, 3 K, CS (2) -- .244
DH Allen 1-4, BB, K -- .328
Baerlocher 4 1/3 IP, ER, 2 H, 4 BB, K, HRA -- ND, 2.41 ERA
Andrade 3 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 2 K, HRA -- BS, 1, L, 0-2, 4.15 ERA
*** Three ABs in the 7th made all the difference for the Grizzlies in dropping Omaha to its 3rd straight loss. SS Mike Aviles hit a sac fly to drive home Teahen, who tripled to lead off the 2nd, and give Omaha a 1-0 lead. Teahen came back up in the 3rd and hit a 2-run single to make the score 3-0 and he singled home another run in the 5th to make the score 4-0. Baerlocher had little trouble through the first 4 innings but gave up a leadoff homer in the 5th before RP Frank Brooks finished out the inning. The score was still 4-1 Omaha in the 7th when Andrade gave up 2 singles to start the inning, got a fly out, but then gave up an RBI single, 2-run double and 2-run homer (by Jed Hansen) to consecutive batters to blow the game. Phillips homered with 1 out in the 9th to get the Royals within 1 but Huber struck out on a foul tip with Teahen at first to end the game. Omaha is 18-26 and in third place in the PCL American North. Fresno RF Brian Horwitz, who I think tore up High Desert in some games earlier this season, isn't doing so hot at AAA. He was 0-4 to drop to .077. Hansen was 2-3 with his 3rd homer to improve to .237 and another former O-Royal, 1B Chad Santos, was 1-3 with his 32nd and 33rd RBIs to improve to .252.
Game 3 of the 4 game set will be played this afternoon. New pickup 25-year-old LHP Neal Musser (1-3, 5.45), who had been with Tucson in the D-Backs organization, is slated to start for Omaha. I assume he's taking Brian Bass' starting spot since Bass got bussed to Wichita.
AA - Wichita: Corpus Christi 9, Wranglers 1
3B Gordon 0-0, HBP -- hit in the 1st, left game in 3rd
RF Butler 2-4, K, OF assist at second -- .287
LF Lubanski 0-3 -- .266
CF Maier 0-4, 2 K -- .281
SS Sanchez 2-4, HR (2), RBI (19), 2B, K, RS, 2 E (15) -- .292
C Tupman 0-4 -- .330
2B Murphy 0-3, BB, SB (2) -- .247
Middleton 5 1/3 IP, 9 R (7 ER), 10 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HRA -- L, 3-3, 4.55 ERA
*** The Wranglers had about as many errors (4) as hits (5) in getting creamed by the Hooks and SP Joshua Miller. Sanchez led off the game with a homer to put Wichita on top but things went south from there as Gordon was hit by a pitch and left in the 3rd as a precautionary measure, according to the team. Middleton gave up a run in each of the first 3 innings, including one thanks to a 2-out error by Sanchez, and 2 more in the 5th. Sanchez had a simultaneously good yet bad game as he made 2 errors in the field but had the homer and doubled in the 5th only to get thrown out trying to stretch it to a triple. A fielding error by 3B Brett Groves gave the Hooks an extra out in the 6th and they made it count for 4 runs as they homered twice in the inning. Meanwhile, Miller kept the Wichita bats quiet and got the complete game 5-hitter. Wichita is 18-27 and in third in the TL North. Miller walked 2 and K'd 5 in improving to 6-3 with a 3.98 ERA. Hooks RF Hunter Pence was 2-5 with his 11th double to move to .309, C J.R. House was 1-4 with his 26th RBI to drop to .337 and CF Josh Anderson was 0-5 but stole his 14th base in dropping to .319.
The series wraps up Wednesday afternoon as Wichita tries to avert the sweep. No announced pitchers.
High-A - High Desert: Mavs 6, Rancho Cucamonga 3
IF Sevilla 3-4, HR (1), 3 RBI (7), BB, 2 RS -- .263
1B Stodolka 2-4 -- .333!
LF Gaffney 2-5 -- .260
3B Lucas 2-4, HR (3), RBI (20) -- .272
DH R. Brown 1-4, picked off -- .300
CF Senreiso 1-3, BB, K, RBI (19), CS -- .262
C Donachie 1-4 -- .283
RF McFall 1-3, BB, HR (6), RBI (20), 2 RS -- .210
Buckner 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 H, 2 BB, 10 K!, WP -- W, 6-0!, 2.58 ERA
DeHoyos IP, 2 K -- SV, 8, 1.10 ERA
*** Buckner survived a shaky 1st to move to 6-0 and the Mavs hit 3 homers in the win. Buckner gave up 3 hits, a wild pitch and 2 runs in the 1st but one swing of the bat put the Mavs in front in the 4th on Sevilla's 3-run shot for his first of '06. Buckner let the Quakes tie it in the 5th but RC was foiled in a double steal attempt of second and home when the runner coming home was thrown out. A McFall homer in the 6th (his 6th) broke the tie and High Desert took advantage of a Quake error in the 7th as Senreiso singled home a run. Lucas' homer in the 8th (his 3rd) added some gravy to the Mav lead and DeHoyos shut the door in the 9th for his 8th save. High Desert is 22-23 and in fourth in the Cal Lg South but only 4 games back of first. RC 1B Clifton Remole was 3-5 to improve to .328, LF Patrick Reilly was 2-4 to move to .321 and C Michael Collins was 0-4 to drop to .325.
Game 3 of the series is tonight. Pitchers: Mavs RH Kyle Crist vs. Rancho Cucamonga RH Nick Green.
Low-A - Burlington: Bees 10, Wisconsin 3
DH Everett 2-4, BB, 2 RS -- .462
1B Vega 2-5, 2B, K, RS -- .267
OF Jirschele 2-4, BB, 2B, RS -- .231
CF Duarte 2-4, 2 RBI (10), K -- .252
3B Lisson 1-5, HR (4), 3 RBI (28), K -- .215
* 2B Josh Johnson stole 2 bases (6)
Nicoll 7 IP, ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K, WP -- W, 3-2, 1.82 ERA!
Schambough IP, nothing -- 1.17 ERA
*** The Bees clicked on both sides of the ball in winning the 9th of the last 10 games. A Duarte RBI single in the 2nd and Lisson RBI ground out in the 3rd put Burlington on top, 2-0, but Wisconsin got a run back in the 4th. The Bees broke it open for good in the 6th with 7 runs on a bases-loaded walk to C Jeff Howell, a Duarte RBI single, a sac fly by LF Antonio Sabatini, 2 runs on Rattler throwing errors and a 2-run shot by Lisson for his 4th of the year. Johnson doubled home a run in the 7th and the bullpen secured the 10-3 win. Burlington is 21-22 and fourth in the MWL West, 5 games back of first. Rattler DH Jeff Dominguez was 0-3 to drop to .309 and 3B Ron Garth was 1-3 with his 24th RBI to improve to .277.
The Bees have Wednesday off before starting a 4-game set at the Beloit Snappers (22-22, Low-A Twins) Thursday.
24 May 2006
AAA - Omaha: Fresno 6, O-Royals 5