04 July 2006

Royals on the Farm 7/3

AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 7, Iowa 6

LF Costa 3-3, BB, 2B, HBP, 3 RS -- .450
RF Allen 3-5, 2 2B (19), 6 RBI! (57), K -- .336
SS Blanco 2-3, RS, 2 E (18) -- .249
C Phillips 2-4, RS, SF, RBI (32) -- .255
CF K. Robinson 1-4, RS, K -- .317
DH Gotay 1-3, BB -- .252
2B Cortez 1-3, BB, RS -- .268

Baerlocher 4 2/3 IP, 6 R (3 ER), 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, pickoff -- ND, 3.95 ERA
Elder 2 1/3 IP, H, BB -- 2.70 ERA
Keppel IP, nothing -- W, 4-4, 4.91 ERA
MacDougal IP, K -- SV, 1, 7.71 ERA

*** A big 8th propelled the O-Royals to their 3rd straight win over the I-Cubs. Chad Allen singled home Costa in the 1st for a 1-0 lead but Iowa tied it in the 3rd and moved ahead with 3 in the 4th and 2 in the 5th off Ryan Baerlocher, although 3 were unearned because of 2 fielding errors by Andres Blanco. Two singles and a hit batsman loaded the bases for Omaha in the 5th and Allen cleared the bases with a double to cut the Iowa lead to 6-4. Iowa RP David Aardsma had that lead to start the 8th and gave up 2 singles and a sac bunt to put runners at second and third with 1 out. A Phillips sac fly cut the lead to 1 and, after Costa walked, Allen again came through with a 2-run double to put Omaha ahead, 7-6. Mike MacDougal set the Cubs down in order in the 9th for his 1st save coming off his injury. Omaha moved to 33-51. The blown save was Aardsma's 3rd as he gave up 3 ER to drop to 2-3 with a 3.12 ERA. Iowa 3B Casey McGehee was 2-4 with his 14th double and 2 RBI to move to .277, 2B Mike Fontenot was 1-5 with his 15th double to drop to .318 and CF Felix Pie was 0-4 with his 37th RBI to drop to .244.

The O-Royals started a 3-game set at Oklahoma Tuesday and lost the opener, 4-0. Runelvys got the start. In other news, Justin Huber is still day-to-day with a sore thumb and Joe Nelson got called up to KC when Mike Wood went on the DL.

AA - Wichita: Wranglers 8, Springfield 1

3B Gordon 2-4, BB, K, RS -- .306
RF Butler 2-5, K, RS -- .327
LF Lubanski 3-5, HR (6), 2 RBI (36), CS -- .259
2B Murphy 2-4, K, RS -- .231
1B Keim 2-3, BB, 3B, 2 RBI (16), RS -- .258
CF Maier 1-4, K, RS -- .268
SS Sanchez 1-5, 2B (13), RBI (32), RS -- .280
DH D. Brown 1-4, SF, HR (5), 3 RBI (29) -- .268
C Tupman 0-4, K -- .284

Greinke CG, ER, 2 H, BB, 12 K!!! -- W, 3-1, 5.91 ERA, like to see that line

*** Zack Greinke was in the zone and Wichita rolled to the win over the Cardinals. Angel Sanchez doubled home a run in the 3rd and was singled home by Chris Lubanski for a 2-0 Wranglers lead. The Wranglers added 4 in the 6th as Billy Butler led off the inning with a single and scored on a 2-run homer by Dee Brown for his 5th of the season. With 2 on and 1 out, Adam Keim tripled to score the other 2 runs and Wichita's lead was 6-0. Brown hit a sac fly in the 7th to add another run and Wichita scored its final run in the 9th on a Lubanski leadoff solo homer for his 6th of the season. Greinke retired 16 in a row at one point but gave up a walk and triple to start the bottom of the 9th and spoil the shutout before mowing through the next three batters to end it. Wichita moved to 7-4. Cards SS Kevin Estrada had both of his team's hits in going 2-4 with his 1st triple and 2nd RBI to move to .296. RF Terry Evans was 0-2 to drop to .310.

The teams finished their series Tuesday night and Wichita got the win to take 4 of 5 from the Cardinals. Neal Musser got the start.

High-A - High Desert: Mavs 8, Lake Elsinore 2

DH Stodolka 3-4, BB, 2B (18), RBI (37), K, RS -- .282
SS Gaffney 2-5, 2 RBI (17), 2 K, 2 RS -- .280
1B R. Brown 2-4, SF, 2 RBI (38) -- .280
CF Senreiso 2-5, 2 K -- .245
LF Tomlin 2-4, 2B, 2 RS -- .264
3B Lucas 2-3, BB, 3B, RBI (33), RS -- .257
2B W. Perez 1-3, BB, RBI (24), 2 K, RS -- .290

Plummer 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 K, HRA -- W, 10-3, 5.17 ERA, first Cal Leaguer to 10 wins
de la Vara 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA, nice high-A debut
Atencio IP, BB, K -- 4.72 ERA

*** The Mavs pounded out 16 hits to cruise past the Storm in the series finale. The Storm pushed across a run on Jarod Plummer in the 1st but an Ed Lucas RBI triple in the 3rd tied the game at 1. Lake Elsinore got a solo homer off Plummer in the 3rd but the Mavs tied it again in the 4th on a double play ball by C Tomas Duenas. The Mavs moved ahead for good with 3 in the 5th on a Michael Gaffney 2 RBI single that was aided by a Storm throwing error and a sac fly by Rusty Brown. A bases-loaded walk by Wilver Perez got the Mavs another run in the 6th and the final 2 runs scored in the 9th on RBI singles by Mike Stodolka and Brown. High Desert moved to 6-4. Storm 2B Sean Kazmar was 4-4 and a triple short of the cycle with his 5th homer, 27th RBI and 2 RS to move to .238, 3B Chase Headley was 1-4 to drop to .273 and LF Peter Ciofrone was 0-2 with his 33rd RBI to drop to .333.

A 3-game home set with division leaders Lancaster started Tuesday night. John Gragg III got the start for HD.

Low-A - Burlington: Cedar Rapids 7, Bees 1

1B Vega 2-4, 2B (10), RS -- .251
CF Duarte 0-4, K -- .262
2B Johnson 0-3, BB -- .256
DH Everett 1-4 -- .257
SS McConnell 0-3 -- .173
3B Jirschele 1-2, SF, RBI (13), K, CS -- .186

Rosa 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, BB, 6 K, HRA, WP -- L, 6-5, 3.00 ERA
Hayes IP, 4 ER, 5 H, BB, K -- 2.43 ERA

*** The Bees got 5-hit in a loss to the Kernels. Carlos Rosa gave up a single and 2-run homer to the first 2 batters he faced and the Kernels were off from there. Jeremy Jirschele hit a sac fly in the 2nd to account for the Bees' only run and they scattered their 5 hits. A 4-run 7th off RP Chris Hayes put the game away for Cedar Rapids. Burlington moved to 4-8. Kernels SP Stephen Marek went 8 IP and allowed an ER on 4 hits with 2 K to move to 9-1 with a 2.01 ERA. LF Josh Davies was 3-4 with his 2nd homer and 5 RBI (10) to move to .276 and CF Brad Coon was 2-3 with his 11th double and 2 RBI (21) with 2 RS to move to .275.

The teams continued the series Tuesday and the Bees once again came up short to drop their 4th straight. Rayner Oliveros got the start for the Bees. In other news, P Erik Cordier got the call up to Burlington from Idaho Falls and David Henninger was moved to the bullpen.

Rookie - Idaho Falls: Chukars 10, Orem 4

CF Dickerson 2-4, SF, 3 RBI (6), 2 K, RS -- .326
RF Bigler 2-4, BB, 2 RBI (8), SB (5) -- .289
1B Turner 2-4, BB, 2B, HR (1), 2 RBI, K, 2 RS -- .182
3B B. Herrera 2-4, BB, K -- .279
LF Morel 0-6, 5 K!!!! -- .333, rough night
2B Maddox 0-4, HBP, BB, RBI (10), 3 RS, SB (1) -- .265
DH Castillo 1-4, BB, K, 2 RS -- .390
C Morizio 1-4, BB, RBI (3), K, RS -- .353

Hardy 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, K, HRA -- W, 2-0, 1.15 ERA

*** Seven runs in the first 2 innings got Idaho Falls its 9th win. The Chukars scored 4 in the 1st on a 2-run single by Joe Dickerson and bases-loaded walks by Matt Morizio and Brett Bigler. They added 3 in the 2nd on a 2-run homer by Jase Turner for his 1st of '06 and a wild pitch that scored Luis Castillo. Rowdy Hardy gave up a solo homer in the 4th but Idaho Falls got the run back in the 6th on a Dickerson sac fly. The Owlz scored again in the bottom of the 6th but Idaho Falls scored 2 in the 7th on a fielding error on a ball hit by Bigler and a force out by Marc Maddox. Juan Abreu gave up 2 runs but Orem caused no more damage. Idaho Falls moved to 9-5. Orem DH Tyler Johnson was 2-4 with his 2nd homer and 9th RBI to move to .394, CF Peter Bourjos was 0-4 to drop to .327 and OF Chris Pettit was 2-4 with 2 RBI to move to .259. The Owlz made 4 errors in the loss.

The Chukars flirted with a no-hitter in taking the first game with Orem back in Idaho Falls Tuesday. Harold Mozingo got the start. With Cordier headed to Burlington, 3rd round pick and P Blake Wood is set to join the Chukars. P Romas Hicks left the team and will rehab an injury in Georgia. Wood is set to start Wednesday.

Rookie - AZL: Royals 6, Athletics 5

DH Taylor 2-3, BB, RS -- .312
SS Bianchi 1-4, E (1) -- .414, jinxed him
2B T. Wilson 0-2, BB, 2 K, RS -- .250
3B Juan 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI (5), RS -- .300
1B S. Lucas 1-4 -- .342
RF Peralta 0-4 -- .333
CF Van Stratten 1-2, BB, HBP, HR (1), RBI (6) -- .167, first pro homer
LF Dickson 1-2, RBI, K, SB (2) -- .167

Raglione 4 2/3 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 9 H, BB, 6 K -- ND, 4.60 ERA
Cummings 1 1/3 IP, H, K -- 0.00 ERA, organizational debut
M. Morales 3 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 K -- W, 1-0, 5.06 ERA

*** The Royals came back from a 5-0 5th inning deficit to win in the 9th. Paul Raglione gave up 3 runs in the 4th and 2 more in the 5th as the A's ran up a lead but the Royals scored 3 in the 5th on a 2-run double by Manuel Juan and a wild pitch that scored Juan. Nick Van Stratten hit his 1st homer of the season to lead off the 6th and Eric Dickson singled home Jason Taylor to tie the game at 5. Alwin Perez doubled to lead off the bottom of the 9th after RP Miguel Morales worked out of a bases loaded jam in the 7th and 2 throwing errors on a pickoff attempt allowed Perez to score from second to give the Royals the win. The Royals moved to 6-4.
CF Ramiro Mendez was 2-3 with a double and RBI to move to .324, 1B Wilber Perez was 2-5 with a run scored to move to .333 and 3B Carlos Arrieche was 2-4 with a double and RBI to move to .296.

The Royals took on the Padres Tuesday and got another win. Report pending in the next RoF.

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