26 June 2007

Royals on the Farm 6/25

AAA -- Omaha: O-Royals 7, Oklahoma 1

1B Lewis 2-5, 3B (1), 2 RBI (16), K, RS -- .243
SS Berroa 2-3, HBP, 2B (8), RS -- .257
RF Padilla 2-4, HR (6), RBI (18), K, 2 RS -- .291, slowly creeping toward .300
2B Aviles 1-5, HR (6), 2 RBI (35), RS -- .310
3B Brewer 1-3, BB, RBI (4), RS -- .250
DH Brazell 1-4, BB, 2B (15), K, RS -- .330
CF Maier 0-3, 2 BB, K -- .283

Buckner 6 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K -- W, 7-2, 3.86 ERA, adjusting well thus far to AAA
Giron IP, H, K -- 5.86 ERA
Braun 2 IP, H, BB -- 1.93 ERA

The Royals made Eric Hurley's first AAA start one to forget as they jumped on the Texas prospect and rode Billy Buckner's arm to an easy win. Richie Lewis hit a 1-out triple in the 1st and scored on a Mike Aviles ground out and Omaha added 3 runs in the 2nd on a 2-out RBI single by Jace Brewer and a 2-run single by Lewis to make it 4-0 Royals. A Hurley error in the 5th led to another run and Buckner took a 1-hitter through 5 innings. Three hits in the 6th drove in a RedHawks run but Jorge Padilla homered to lead off the 8th for his 6th of the season at AAA and Aviles hit a 1-out solo homer in the 9th for his 6th of the season. Roberto Giron and Ryan Braun finished off Buckner's victory from the 7th on. Oklahoma RF Nelson Cruz was 2-4 with his 15th RBI and an outfield assist at first to move to .362, C Guillermo Quiroz was 2-2 with his 8th double to improve to .302 and Hurley took the loss with 5 IP of 5 runs (4 ER) on 6 hits, 2 walks and 4 Ks to drop to 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA.

Omaha is 37-41 and 8 1/2 games out. The long CWS road trip concludes tonight with the finale in Oklahoma. Probable starters: Omaha RH Leo Nunez ('07 Omaha debut) vs. RH Alfredo Simon (3-6, 6.53).

AA -- Wichita: All-star break day 1

The ASG is tonight in Corpus Christi. The 2-4 Wranglers also have a makeup game with the Tulsa Drillers (4-2, AA Rockies) tonight. No announced starters on the team site. Pitcher D.J. Mattox has joined the Wranglers' roster after KC purchased his contract from the Worcester Tornadoes in the Can-Am League. Mattox is a veteran of 2 Tommy John surgeries and is 27. He was 2-9 with a 4.83 ERA in 18 games for Worcester last season and this season was 2-2 with a 1.47 ERA. With Adam Donachie ready to come off the DL, C Jeff Howell was also returned to Burlington (A).

A-Adv. -- Wilmington: Winston-Salem 2, Blue Rocks 0 (5/rain)

RF Perez 2-2, 2B (12) -- .311, only Rock with a hit
CF Duarte 0-2 -- .283
3B Lisson 0-2 -- .273
1B McCann 0-2, 2 K -- .500
SS McConnell 0-2, K -- .261

Godin 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, BB, 4 K, HRA, pickoff -- L, 0-3, 6.75 ERA

The Rocks' offense hadn't kicked into gear yet when the rain came to end the game after the 5th and the Warthogs dealt Wilmington its first loss of the second half. Starter Jason Godin allowed a run on 3 hits in the 1st and the Blue Rocks stranded runners at the corners in the 5th before the Warthogs added another run on a solo homer by 1B Micah Schnurstein to make it 2-0 before the rain took over. Schnurstein was 2-3 with his 17th homer and 2 RBI (45) to move to .300 and SP Brian Omogrosso got the win with 5 IP of 2 hits, a walk and 4 Ks to improve to 4-2 with a 3.94 ERA.

Wilmington is 4-1 and still a game up on first. The series ends tonight. Probable starters: Wilmington right-hander Blake Johnson (4-6, 4.43) vs. Warthogs southpaw Clayton Richard (5-4, 3.61). KC has promoted P Tyler Chambliss to Wilmington from Burlington, where he was pitching solidly.

A -- Burlington: Kane County 11, Bees 2

1B Turner 3-3 -- .196
RF Peralta 1-4, RBI (6), K, OF assist at third -- .348
3B Thompson 1-3, RBI (39) -- .244
DH Everett 2-4, RS -- .287
LF Dickerson 1-4, RS -- .282
CF Robinson 1-4 -- .271
SS Bianchi 0-4 -- .244

Teaford 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, 11 H, 4 K, 2 HRA -- L, 3-7, 5.54 ERA
Wladyka 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 HRA, WP -- 10.32 ERA

Bees pitchers Everett Teaford and Jim Wladyka got shelled as the Cougs took the series opener. Mike Thompson hit an RBI single in the 2nd to give the Bees a 1-0 lead but Kane County tied it off Teaford with 3 hits in the bottom of the inning and took the lead with 3 in the 3rd on 2 doubles, a HBP and sac fly. Three homers off Teaford and Wladyka in the 5th helped the Cougars score 6 runs for a 10-1 lead and another homer off Wladyka in the 6th made it 11-1. The Bees scored in the 7th on a Felix Peralta RBI single but stranded 2 that inning and didn't threaten again. Three Cougars had a 3-hit game with 1B Greg Dowling going 3-4 with his 13th double, 6th homer and 2 RBI (43) to move to .276. DH Haas Pratt was 2-3 with 2 HR (6) and 4 RBI (19) to move to .214 and SP Scott Deal went the distance with 2 runs (1 ER) on 9 hits with 2 Ks to improve to 4-5 with a 4.13 ERA.

Burlington is 3-2 and a 1/2 game back. The series continues tonight. Probable starters: Bees RH Mario Santiago (1-5, 2.76) vs. Cougars RH Andrew Bailey (1-4, 4.03).

Rookie -- Burlington: B-Royals 4, Bristol 3

RF Tucker 2-4, 2B (3), HR (3), 2 RBI (9), RS -- .357, nice night
C Doscher 2-4, RBI (3), 2 K, CS -- .278
CF Norris 0-1, 2 BB, RS, 2 SB (7), picked off once, OF assist at first -- .154
SS Martin 0-4, 2 K, E (1) -- .273
DH Lane 1-3, BB, 2B (1), K, RS, SB (2) -- .263
1B Amyx 1-4, 2B (1), 2 K, RS -- .292

Arias 5 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 8 H, 3 K, WP -- W, 1-0, 3.38 ERA
Diaz 1 2/3 IP, BB, 2 K -- 13.50 ERA
Woods 2 1/3 IP, 2 K -- SV, 2, 0.00 ERA, old fashioned save

The Royals held off the Sox for 4 innings to get the narrow win. Patrick Norris walked and stole 2 bases in the 1st and scored on a throwing error on his steal of third to give the Royals a 1-0 lead without the benefit of a hit. Bristol looked to tie the game in the 1st off SP Henry Arias but LF Neder Severino nailed a runner at the plate to end the inning. Nick Doscher hit an RBI single in the 2nd to make it 2-0 before Bristol cut the lead in half with a run on a hit and Kyle Martin error in the 2nd. Wilson Tucker hit an RBI double in the 3rd to make it 3-1 before a 4th-inning sac fly and 5th-inning RBI double tied the game at 3 for the Sox. Tucker led off the 6th with his 3rd homer of the season and Jose Diaz and Ryan Woods held the Sox hitless the rest of the way to nail down the victory. Sox 3B Logan Johnson was 2-4 with 2 doubles (4) and his 1st RBI to move to .571 and RP Hector Santiago took the loss with 2 1/3 IP of an ER on a hit and 5 Ks to drop to 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA.

Burlington is 5-2 and a game back of the Bluefield O's. The series with Bristol wraps tonight. No announced starters on the team site. So far, 7 games and nary an update on the B-Royals official site other than the bare minimum. Good times.

Rookie -- Idaho Falls: Chukars 7, Casper 6 (10)

3B Seratelli 3-4, BB, 2 HR (3), 4 RBI (8), K, 2 RS, E (3) -- .387
2B Bionde 2-3, BB, RBI (2), RS -- .278
PH Van De Keere 1-1, HR (1), RBI (5), RS -- .321, walkoff shot, good time for 1st pro homer
1B Robinson 1-4, HBP, RBI (9), K -- .389
CF Van Stratten 0-5, OF assist at home -- .200
DH Evangelho 1-4, RS -- .400

J. Hughes 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, BB, 6 K, WP -- ND, 4.15 ERA
Phillips 3 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 3 WP -- 4.50 ERA
Holland 2 IP, UER, 3 H, 2 K -- BS, 2, W, 2-0, 0.00 ERA

Casper forced extras with a late implosion by the Chukar pen but Idaho Falls pulled the game out in the end to continue dominance of Casper this season. A Clint Robinson RBI force out in the 1st gave the Chukars an early lead but Casper scored 2 in the 2nd off SP Joe Hughes before Nick Van Stratten ended the inning by throwing out a runner at the plate. Anthony Seratelli hit a 2-out solo homer in the 3rd (his 2nd of the season) to tie the game and, after Mike Bionde singled home a run in the 4th, Seratelli came up and smoked a 3-run homer to right center for his 2nd of the game and 3rd of the season to make it 6-2 Chukars. Hughes handed that lead to the pen in the 6th. RP Justin Phillips stranded a runner at third that inning and allowed a sac fly in the 7th to cut it to 6-3. IF left 2 in scoring position in the 7th and Phillips allowed 2 runs in the 8th on 3 hits, a passed ball on C Joe Billick and wild pitch to cut it to 6-5. Greg Holland came on for the 9th and 2 hits and a fielding error by LF Rubi Koko allowed Casper to tie it. The Rockies went for the lead later in the inning as a Holland pitch got away from Billick but the catcher and Holland combined to get the runner trying to score from third to keep it tied at 6. IF left the bases full in the 9th and Devery Van De Keere pinch hit to lead off the 10th and ended the game with his 1st pro homer. Casper CF Scott Robinson was 3-5 with his 1st double and 2 RS to move to .357 and RP Randall Taylor took the loss with 1/3 IP of an ER on a hit and walk to drop to 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA.

Idaho Falls is 6-1 and 2 games up on first. The series goes to game 2 tonight. Probable starters: IF's Dane Secott (1-0, 0.00) vs. Casper's Jose Campos (0-1, 9.00). We're still awaiting the debut of CF Adrian Ortiz (5th rounder).

Rookie -- AZL: Padres 10, Royals 7

LF Pennell 3-5, 2B (1), RBI (2), RS, picked off -- .400
3B Donovan 2-4, BB, 2 2B (2), 3 RBI (4) -- .438
1B Wood 2-3, BB, HBP, 2B (3), RBI (6), K, 2 RS, E (2) -- .615
SS Cruz 0-3, SF, RBI (1), K, E (1) -- .100
C McCauley 0-1, HBP, E (1) -- .125

Lehmann 2 1/3 IP, 4 R (1 ER), 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K, E (1) -- L, 0-1, 3.86 ERA
Mitchell 2 2/3 IP, ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K, WP, pickoff -- 3.38 ERA, so-so debuts for both guys
Biddle IP, H, K -- 0.00 ERA
J. Sanchez IP, 4 ER, 2 H, 3 BB -- 36.00 ERA
Hodgson 2 IP, ER, 3 H, BB, 2 K, WP -- 4.50 ERA

The Royals made 4 errors and the Pads pulled away late to get the win. C Sean McCauley made a throwing error in the 1st and the Pads scored 2 runs to grab the lead. Vinny Pennell got the Royals on the board with an RBI single in the 1st and a wild pitch and Fernando Cruz sac fly in the 2nd made it 3-2 Royals. Two errors and 4 hits helped the Padres score 3 in the 3rd to regain the lead but a Dennis Donovan RBI double in the bottom of the 3rd cut the lead to 5-4. RP Matt Mitchell stranded 2 in the 5th in his pro debut but the Royals left 2 in scoring position in the 6th. RP Juan Sanchez walked the bases loaded with 2 out in the 7th and gave up a bases-clearing double to SS Jeudy Valdez and RBI single to pad the Pads lead to 9-4. RP Ivor Hodgson gave up another run in the 8th but Donovan hit a 2-run double that inning to cut the lead back to 10-6. David Wood hit a 2-out RBI single in the 9th but Donovan flew out to end it. Valdez was 3-5 with his 3rd double and 3 RBI (7) to move to .500, 2B Keoni Ruth was 3-5 with his 1st SB to move to .636 and RP Jose Martinez got the win with 2 IP of perfect relief to improve to 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA.

The Royals are 1-3 and 2 games back. They had today off. 2nd round pick righty Sam Runion has been added to the AZL roster, so must have signed at some point. Still haven't seen when he or 3rd round LH Dan Duffy signed, but both are in Arizona.

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