AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 4, New Orleans 3
3B Teahen 1-4, HR (2), 2 RBI (13), 3 K -- .380, nice night despite the triple sombrero
CF Robinson 0-3, BB, RS, SB (9), OF assist at third -- .321
2B Gotay 1-4, RBI (20), K -- .275
LF Huber 1-3, K, HBP -- .274
SS Aviles 1-4, 2B (10), RBI (18), K, RS -- .241
Bernero 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 4 K -- W, 2-2, 3.27 ERA, having nice year as starter
Nunez 2/3 IP, H -- SV, 1, 4.50 ERA
*** A 3-run 1st was enough for Omaha and Bernero in taking the series opener versus New Orleans. Aviles doubled home Robinson and Teahen hit a 2-run homer in the 1st for a 3-0 Omaha lead. The Zephyrs scored their first run in the 4th but Omaha got it back in the 7th on a Gotay RBI single. New Orleans got another run in the 8th to cut the lead to 2 and Royals RP Frank Brooks got 1 out but gave up 2 hits to bring Leo Nunez into the game. Nunez gave up an RBI single but then got Zephyrs LF Tyrell Godwin to fly into a game-ending double play as Robinson relayed to Aviles who threw it to Teahen to double a runner off third. According to the Omaha World-Herald, it was a pretty controversial play as the Zephyrs claim the runner tagged up before coming home, but the home plate umpire ruled otherwise. Omaha is 21-31. Zephyrs 1B Larry Broadway was 3-4 with his 13th double and 40th RBI to improve to .344, 3B Brendan Harris was 2-4 with 2 RS to move to .326, RF Ryan Church was 0-4 to drop to .171 and C Brandon Harper was 1-3 to get to .333.
The series continues tonight. Starters: Zephyrs RH Pedro Astacio (0-0, 0.00) vs. RH David Elder (0-0, 3.91).
AA - Wichita: rainout
*** The game with Corpus Christi was rained out and made up tonight as part of a doubleheader.
High-A - High Desert: Mavs 4, Lake Elsinore 3
2B Perez 2-3, RS, HBP, SB (3), E (10) -- .277
1B Stodolka 1-3, 2 BB, RBI (27), SB (2) -- .310
LF Valentin 1-5, K, RS -- .295
C Donachie 1-4, 2B, 2 K -- .290
3B Lucas 0-4, 2 K -- .249
Christensen 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, K -- ND, 5.28 ERA
Plummer 2 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 3 K -- W, 6-1, 5.60 ERA
DeHoyos IP, nothing -- SV, 9, 0.98 ERA
*** A 9th-inning rally got High Desert the win. Stodolka singled home a run in the 1st but Lake Elsinore tied it off Christensen in the 3rd. CF Juan Senreiso singled home a run in the 5th but Lake Elsinore tied it again in the 6th on an RBI double. Senreiso threw out the would-be lead run at home via a relay through Perez on the hit and the Storm was stopped for the time being. They weren't stopped in the 7th as Plummer gave up a leadoff triple and then struck out 2 batters before giving up a tiebreaking RBI single for a 3-2 Storm lead. Mavs RF Brian McFall hit a leadoff homer in the 9th for his 8th of the season to tie the game and, with 2 out, Stodolka reached on an error by Storm 2B Sean Kazmar and Perez scored on the play to give High Desert the lead. DeHoyos got 3 ground outs in a row in the 9th to end it. High Desert is 24-28 and 7 1/2 games back of first. Storm CF Tim Turner was 2-4 with his 8th steal to move to .264, Kazmar was 2-4 to improve to .260 and 3B Chase Headley was 1-3 with his 25th RBI to move to .279.
The teams continue the set tonight. No announced pitchers.
Low-A - Burlington: Bees 5, Wisconsin 1
3B Lisson 2-3, BB, HR (5), RBI (32), K -- .213
SS McConnell 0-4, 2 K -- .184
1B Vega 0-4, 3 K, E (6) -- .236
CF Duarte 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI (16), RS, SB (12) -- .273
2B Johnson 1-3, BB, RBI (10), CS -- .250
Kniginyzky 7 IP, ER, 3 H, BB, 7 K, WP -- W, 6-2, 2.82 ERA
Oliveros and Garcia 2 shutout IP
*** Four runs in the 2nd and Kniginyzky's pitching got the Bees the win. The Bees took three walks to load the bases in the 2nd before Duarte cleared the bases with a double. Duarte stole third before scoring on a Johnson ground out for a 4-0 lead. Lisson homered to lead off the 3rd to extend the lead to 5 and Wisconsin scored its only run in the 4th. The Rattlers only had 3 hits after that. Burlington is 25-24. Rattlers 2B Ron Garth was 2-4 with 2 doubles to move to .273 and 3B Robert Hudson was 1-4 to drop to .283.
The series continued today. Pitchers: RH Carlos Rosa (4-3, 2.28) vs. Rattlers LH Jose Escalona (4-4, 3.65).
31 May 2006
AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 4, New Orleans 3