28 May 2006

Royals on the Farm 5/27 and 5/28

AAA - Omaha: Memphis 6, O-Royals 5 (8/Sat. G1)

2B Gotay 3-4, RBI (17) -- .266
DH Teahen 2-2, 2 BB, 2B (8), RS -- .421
SS Prieto 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI (7), E (5) -- .171
LF Huber 1-4, K, RS -- .260
CF DeJesus 1-4 -- .125, rehab game 2
RF K. Robinson 1-3, HBP, 2 RS, SB (8) -- .352

Snyder 6 2/3 IP, 5 R (3 ER), 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K, HRA, 3 WP! -- ND, 3.81 ERA
Nunez 1 1/3 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, K -- BS, 1, L, 0-1, 6.75 ERA, '06 AAA debut

*** Omaha blew game 1 by giving up 3 late runs to lose in extras in the 7-inning twinbill game. In the 1st, Robinson was hit by a pitch with 1 out, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error and scored on a Gotay single for a 1-0 lead. Snyder gave up a 2-run homer in the 2nd to give Memphis the lead but Omaha came back with 2 in the 4th on a 2-out, 2-run double by Prieto for a 3-2 lead. Memphis tied it in the 5th as Snyder had a walk and wild pitch in the inning but Omaha again moved ahead in the bottom of the inning on a double play ball by C Paul Phillips that scored Robinson. The O-Royals added a run in the 6th on a Prieto RBI single to take a 4-2 lead into the final inning. Snyder got the first 2 outs easy but then Memphis 2B Kevin Estrada reached on a fielding error by Prieto, Snyder threw a wild pitch to let him get to second, and Redbirds CF Skip Schumaker singled Estrada home to cut the lead to 1. Another wild pitch and a single by Memphis C Michel Hernandez put runners at second and third and brought Nunez into the game. Nunez gave up a game-tying single to 1B John Gall before getting out of the inning. Nunez gave up a walk and double to start the 8th and Memphis pushed a run across to take the lead. The O-Royals went down in order in the bottom of the inning to end the game. Omaha dropped to 19-29. Memphis 3B Travis Hanson was 3-4 to move to .245, Gall was 1-4 with his 20th RBI to drop to .315 and Schumaker was 1-4 with 2 RBI to drop to .377.

Memphis 4, O-Royals 3 (7/Sat. G2)

C Price 2-3, HR (3), RBI -- .200
LF Huber 0-3, K -- .252
DH Teahen 1-3, K -- .417
CF Robinson 1-3, BB, HR (1), RBI (15) -- .351
2B Gotay 1-4, HR (5), RBI (18), K -- .266

Baerlocher 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, BB, 3 K, 2 HRA -- L, 2-2, 3.42 ERA

*** Omaha blew 2 leads in the nightcap to drop another game. The O-Royals took another 1-0 lead in the 1st as Robinson led off the bottom of the inning with his first homer. Memphis tied it in the 3rd off Baerlocher but Omaha went back ahead that inning on a Gotay solo shot for his 5th of the season. Memphis got a solo homer from SS John Nelson in the 5th to tie it again and got a 2-run homer off Baerlocher from RF Timo Perez in the 6th to take a 4-2 lead. Price homered with 1 out in the 7th for his 3rd of '06 and Omaha got runners to second and third with 2 outs before Gotay popped out to end the game. Omaha moved to 19-30. Perez was 1-3 with his 5th homer to move to .308, Gall was 1-4 to drop to .313, Schumaker was 0-4 to drop to .358 and 2B Desi Relaford was 1-3 to improve to .121.

Memphis 6, O-Royals 3 (Sun.)

CF DeJesus 4-5, 2 RBI -- .385, rehab game 3
3B Teahen 0-3, BB, K -- .397
2B Gotay 2-4, 2B (7), K -- .271
LF Huber 2-4, 3B (1), 2 K, RS, E (4) -- .261
SS Prieto 2-4, 2B, RS -- .193
RF Robinson 0-5 -- .333

Brian Boehringer 6 2/3 IP, ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K, HRA -- ND, 1.35 ERA in organizational debut
Loux 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, BB, K -- L, 0-2, 6.75 ERA

*** Memphis clinched the series with a late rally and Redbirds SP John Webb threw 130 pitches in a complete-game win. Memphis got a leadoff homer from 1B Brian Daubach in the 4th to break the ice but Omaha tied it in the 5th on a DeJesus RBI single. Boehringer had a good debut for Omaha with only the 1 ER over 6 2/3 IP, but RP Shane Loux faltered in the 8th when Memphis 3B Travis Hanson hit a 1-out, 2-run double and Nelson followed with a 2-run single. A fielding error by 1B Rick Bell helped the Redbirds to a run in the 9th for a 6-1 lead but Omaha rallied for 2 in the 9th after a Huber leadoff triple. Bell hit an RBI ground out to score Huber and DeJesus singled home another run later in the inning but it was too little, too late. Omaha dropped to 19-31 and is only 1/2 a game ahead of Memphis now for third in the 4-team division. Webb moved to 3-4 with a 4.26 ERA. Timo Perez was 3-5 with 2 doubles to improve to .320, Daubach was 3-5 with his 6th homer to move to .306, Schumaker was 0-5 to drop to .337 and Gall was 2-4 to move to .318.

The teams finish the series Monday. Pitchers: Memphis LH Randy Leek (2-3, 4.58) vs. LH Neal Musser (0-0, 1.93 in Omaha). Runelvys Hernandez got demoted to AAA Sunday after getting torched by the Yankees, so DeJesus must be coming back up.

AA - Wichita: Wranglers 5, San Antonio 3 (Sat.)

3B Gordon 1-3, BB, 3B (1), RS -- .314, back in action
RF Butler 1-4, RS -- .292
LF Lubanski 1-4, K, 2 RBI (18), OF assist at home -- .258
CF Maier 1-3, BB, K, RS, SB (4) -- .263
C Tupman 1-1, 2 BB, RS -- .342
SS Sanchez 2-5, K -- .302
DH Murphy 0-3, K, RS -- .212

Herndon 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, BB, 3 K -- W, 4-2, 4.70 ERA
Braun IP, 3 K -- SV, 4, 2.22 ERA

*** Wichita overcame losing a late lead to come back and beat the Missions by 2. Herndon gave up a walk and 2 doubles for 2 runs to start the game in the 1st and give San Antonio a 2-0 lead. 1B Kila Kaaihue got Wichita on the scoreboard with a sac fly in the 2nd and Wichita scored 2 in the 4th on a 2-out, 2-run single by Lubanski. The score remained 3-2 into the 7th when Herndon gave up a single and double to start the inning but Lubanski nailed the lead runner at home on the double. The Missions pushed a run across to tie the game. Gordon stepped up to lead off the 8th with a triple and scored when a Maier grounder was mishandled by Missions 1B Bryan LaHair, who Lubanski had thrown out at the plate previously. A 2-out wild pitch in the 9th brought Tupman home and gave Wichita a 5-3 lead. Braun set the side down in order in the 9th to end the game for his 4th save. Wichita moved to 20-29. LaHair was 1-4 to drop to .330, DH Erick Monzon was 1-3 to move to .333 and 3B Jesus Guzman was 1-4 with 2 RBI to drop to .256.

Wranglers 5, San Antonio 3 (Sun.)

3B Gordon 2-4, HR (9), RBI (23), K -- .318
RF Butler 2-4, HR (7), RBI (29) -- .296
LF Lubanski 0-3, K -- .254
CF Maier 1-4, RS, OF assist at second -- .263
SS Sanchez 0-3, 2 K -- .297
2B Murphy 0-3, BB, RS -- .207

Middleton 7 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K -- ND, 4.19 ERA
C. Smith 2 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 2 K -- BS, 1, W, 2-0, 2.78 ERA

*** Sunday was a pretty good repeat of Saturday as Wichita again lost a late lead but came back to win late by the same score. DH Walter Sevilla hit an RBI ground out in the 3rd to give the Wranglers a 1-0 lead but San Antonio tied the game in the 4th. Wichita scored 2 in the 6th on back-to-back homers by Gordon and Butler -- hopefully the first of many times that happens in their careers -- to take a 3-1 lead but San Antonio scored once in the 7th to cut the lead to 1 and RP Cody Smith blew the lead in the 8th by giving up a leadoff triple and then a wild pitch. The Wranglers got runners to second and third with 2 out in the 9th when C Damaso Espino came through in the clutch to single home both runners and give Wichita a 5-3 lead. Smith finished the game to get the win. Wichita improved to 21-29. Missions CF Sebastien Boucher was 3-5 with his 10th SB to move to .219, 2B Ismael Castro was 3-4 to move to .327 and Monzon was 0-3 to drop to .300.

The Wranglers return home for 4 vs. the Corpus Christi Hooks (29-20, AA Astros) starting Monday. No announced pitchers. Wednesday and Thursday's games will be televised via RSTN on Fox Sports Midwest. Sevilla was recalled from High Desert after Nunez got called up to Omaha.

High-A - High Desert: Inland Empire 6, Mavs 4 (Sat.)

1B Stodolka 1-4, BB, K, RBI (26), RS -- .312
LF Galloway 2-4, K, RBI (17), RS -- .272
SS Falu 2-5, CS -- .257
CF Senreiso 2-4, 2 2B (7), BB, K, 2 RBI (22), SB (5) -- .250
DH R. Brown 0-2, 3 BB!, K, RS -- .299
3B Lucas 0-3, RS, HBP, SB (6) -- .259

Gragg III 5 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 5 K, HRA, WP -- L, 0-2, 10.61 ERA
DeHoyos IP, 2 H, 2 K, WP -- 1.04 ERA

*** A 4-run 3rd propelled the 66ers to another win. Inland Empire scored a run in the 1st on a HBP, 2 hits and a walk with 2 outs but the Mavs answered with 2 in the 1st on a 2-out, 2-run double by Senreiso. The Mavs added a run in the 2nd on a Galloway RBI single but Gragg gave up an RBI single and a 3-run homer in the 4th to give Inland Empire the lead for good. The 66ers tacked on a run in the 8th and HD scored a garbage run in the 9th on a 2-out RBI single by Stodolka before Senreiso, who represented the winning run, grounded out to end the game. High Desert fell to 23-26. 66ers RP Mumba Rivera got the win with 4 IP of 2-hit relief to move to 4-2 with a 1.67 ERA, DH Yung-Chi Chen was 2-5 to move to .318, RF Michael Wilson was 2-5 to move to .336, SS Matt Tuiasosopo was 2-4 with his 24th RBI to move to .320 and C Brian Schweiger was 1-2 with his 1st homer and 4 RBI to move to .429.

Inland Empire 12, Mavs 2 (Sun.)

1B R. Brown 2-4, picked off -- .304
RF McFall 2-3, 2B, K -- .235
LF Valentin 0-4 -- .306
C Donachie 1-4 -- .291
3B Lucas 0-3, BB -- .254

Buckner 5 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HRA, 2 WP, E (2) -- L, 6-1, 3.22 ERA, perfect streak over for '06
Barnes 2 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, K, HRA -- 4.75 ERA

*** Two 4-run innings gave Inland Empire its 9th straight win. The 66ers got to Buckner for 2 in the 2nd but High Desert got a run back in the 4th as SS Irving Falu tripled to lead off the inning and 2B Wilver Perez drove him home with a sac fly. Buckner got torched for 4 runs in the 5th and Barnes gave up 4 in the 6th and the 66ers were up, 10-1. Runs in the 7th and 8th made the score 12-1 66ers but High Desert scored a run in the 8th on an RBI double by CF James Tomlin to make the final 12-2. High Desert dropped to 23-27 and 8 games back of first. They're on a 7-game skid. IE starter Robert Rohrbaugh got the win with 7 IP of an ER on 5 H with 5 K to move to 4-0 with a 1.33 ERA, Chen was 2-5 with his 11th double, 17th SB and 28th RBI to improve to .320, LF Chris Colton was 3-4 with his 1st homer to improve to .237, Wilson was 2-3 with his 7th homer to move to .344 and Tuiasosopo was 2-5 with 2 RBI to move to .323.

A 4-game set at the Lake Elsinore Storm (25-24, High-A Padres) starts Monday. No announced starters.

Low-A - Burlington: Beloit 4, Bees 3 (Sat.)

2B Arce 2-4, 2B, BB, K, E (8) -- .207
C Lowen 2-4, RS -- .230
SS McConnell 1-3, K, 2 HBP -- .179
1B Everett 1-4, K -- .391

Henninger 7 IP, ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K -- ND, 4.07 ERA
Schambough 0 IP, ER, H, HRA -- BS, 1, L, 0-1, 1.57 ERA

*** Burlington rallied for a late lead but the 'pen lost it in the 9th. The Bees scored in the 3rd on a wild pitch that brought CF Jose Duarte home and Henninger 1-hit the Snappers through 6 IP. In the 7th, Beloit rallied with 2 out with 2 singles and a walk to bring home the tying run but the Bees came back to score 2 in the 8th on back-to-back RBI singles by DH Jeff Howell and RF Carlos Arroyo to take a 3-1 lead. That was the score entering the bottom of the 9th when a throwing error by Arce helped the leadoff hitter reach second. Snappers 1B Erik Lis hit a 1-out RBI double to cut the lead to 1 and bring in Schambough, who gave up a 2-run walkoff homer to the first batter he faced, CF Edward Ovalle. Burlington dropped to 23-23. Beloit SP Kyle Waldrop pitched an identical line to Henninger to drop his ERA to 3.79. Lis was 3-4 with his 20th double and 29th RBI to move to .358 and Ovalle was 1-3 with his 4th homer and 2 RBI to move to .248.

Beloit 7, Bees 2 (Sun.)

2B Johnson 3-4, K, RBI -- .248
1B Vega 1-4, K -- .250
DH Everett 0-3, BB -- .346
CF Duarte 1-3, 2B, K, RS, OF assist at home -- .271

Nicoll 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 3 K, HRA -- ND, 1.93 ERA, another good start
de la Vara 0 IP, 5 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, HRA -- L, 2-2, 3.62 ERA, ugly line, six batters, no outs

*** de la Vara's nightmare 8th forced the Bees to settle for a split of the 4-game set with Beloit. Burlington scored first in the 3rd on an RBI ground out by 2B Valentino Arce but a Beloit solo shot in the 4th tied the game. A Johnson RBI single in the 5th gave the Bees another lead but the Snappers tied the game in the 7th on a 2-out RBI double in which Duarte threw the would-be lead run out at the plate to end the inning. de la Vara allowed Beloit to load the bases with 0 out in the 8th before walking in a run and then giving up a grand slam to Snappers CF Edward Ovalle, who had a second straight big day at the plate with the homer. The Bees went down quietly in the 9th to end the game. Burlington fell to 23-24 and 6 games back of first. Snappers SP Brian Duensing went 6 IP and allowed 2 ER to get a no-decision and move his ERA to 2.19, Ovalle was 2-4 with his 5th homer and 4 RBI to move to .255, 1B Erik Lis was 0-3 with his 30th RBI to drop to .352 and DH Dwayne White was 3-4 to move to .221.

A 4-game home set with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (19-30, Low-A Mariners) starts Monday. Pitchers: RH Michael Penn (3-1, 4.15) vs. Rattlers LH Paul Fagan (1-5, 5.48).

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