10 June 2007

Royals on the Farm 6/9

AAA -- Omaha: Nashville 8, O-Royals 5

1B Butler 1-4, HR (11), 3 RBI (40), RS -- .282
3B Cortez 3-4, 2B (9), RS -- .284
RF Padilla 1-4, HR (4), 2 RBI (12), RS -- .283
LF Huber 1-4 -- .261
DH Brazell 0-4 -- .295
CF Maier 1-4, 2B (11), RS, OF assist at third -- .281, four guys in lineup hitting between .281 and .284

Buckner 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 3 HRA -- L, 4-2, 5.51 ERA
Markray and Ray 2 1/3 IP hitless relief combined
Giron IP, ER, H, 2 K, HRA -- 5.40 ERA
Braun IP, nothing -- 0.00 ERA, back in Omaha

Omaha didn't get to Nashville starter Adam Pettyjohn until it was too late and the Sounds win the second of three games. Starter Billy Buckner gave up a 2-out 3-run homer to 1B Brad Nelson and Nashville took a 3-0 lead in the 1st. Buckner gave up another 3-run homer to SS Chris Barnwell in the 4th to make it 6-0. Another Sounds homer in the 5th made it 7-0 as Pettyjohn held the Royals to 2 hits through 5 IP. RP Roberto Giron gave up a solo homer in the 8th to make it 8-0 and the Royals finally got to Pettyjohn in their half of the 8th. Mitch Maier led off the half-inning with a double and Jorge Padilla cranked a 2-run homer for his 4th at AAA before Billy Butler hit a 3-run homer with 2 outs to cut the lead to 8-5. Craig Brazell grounded out to end the inning and the Royals didn't threaten in the 9th. Omaha is 31-31 and 5 1/2 games out. Barnwell was 2-4 with 2 SB (6), his 4th homer and 3 RBI (21) to move to .275, Nelson was 1-4 with his 8th homer and 3 RBI (24) to move to .265 and Pettyjohn got the win with 8 IP of 5 ER on 7 hits and a walk with 3 Ks to move to 1-1 with a 5.54 ERA. Former Royals farmhand Steve Bray picked up his 1st save for the Sounds in '07.

The series ended today with an Omaha win. Starters: Nashville RH Tim Dillard (3-3, 3.68) vs. O-Royals RH Jason Shiell (0-2, 2.93). IF Mike Aviles was put on the disabled list with an injured leg. No indication as to its severity on the team site.

AA -- Wichita: Tulsa 9, Wranglers 4 (12)

2B Valentin 2-5, 2B (6), SF, 2 RBI (18) -- .282
LF Lubanski 2-6, K -- .286
CF Greenberg 1-5, 2B (12), RBI (19), K, RS -- .253
SS Falu 2-5, S, 3B (3), RS, E (12) -- .246
C Donachie 2-4 -- .206
1B Stodolka 0-4, 2 BB, K -- .265
* Wichita left 10 on base.

Hochevar 7 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 5 K, 2 HRA -- ND, 4.75 ERA, more longballs
Plummer 4 IP, H, 2 K -- 3.71 ERA
Santos IP, 5 UER, 4 H, BB, HRA -- L, 1-2, 4.26 ERA

A grand slam in the 12th squandered a bid for a would-be Wichita comeback win. SP Luke Hochevar stranded 2 Drillers in the 1st and a Geraldo Valentin sac fly in the Wichita 1st made it 1-0. A 2-run homer and RBI double off Hochevar in the 3rd gave Tulsa a 3-1 lead but the Wranglers got a run back in the bottom of the inning on a Valentin RBI double. Hochevar gave up another homer in the 7th to make it 4-2 Tulsa. Tulsa RP Steven Register came on to close it out in the 9th and, with 1 on and 2 out, Adam Greenberg doubled home a run and scored on an Adam Donachie single to tie the game. Wichita stranded the bases loaded in the 10th and the game stayed tied at 4 into the 12th, when RP Arthur Santos took the mound for Wichita. An Irving Falu error with 1 out put a runner on and the Drillers scored a run before, with 2 out, 3B Christian Colonel hit a grand slam to left to make it 9-4. Wichita got 2 on with 2 out in their half of the 12th but Mike Stodolka grounded out to end the game. Wichita is 23-38 and 8 1/2 games back. Tulsa SS Jonathan Herrera was 3-6 with his 1st homer, 9th SB and 2 RBI (18) to move to .284, CF Chris Frey was 3-6 with his 13th double to move to .292 and Colonel was 1-6 with his 9th E, 5th homer and 4 RBI (31) to move to .281. RP Jentry Beckstead got the win with 2 IP of a hit, 2 walks and a K to improve to 1-1 with a 7.41 ERA.

The series continues today. Starters: Wichita RH Leo Nunez (0-0, 1.50) vs. Tulsa lefty Franklin Morales (0-2, 3.07).

A-Adv. -- Wilmington: Winston-Salem 3, Blue Rocks 0

3B Lisson 1-4 -- .298
1B Kaaihue 1-4, K -- .255
CF Duarte 0-4, K -- .304
2B Maddox 0-3, HBP, 2 K -- .275
DH Perez 0-4, 2 K -- .313

B. Johnson 8 IP, 3 ER, 10 H, BB, 4 K, WP, pickoff -- L, 3-5, 4.67 ERA

The Blue Rocks stranded 8 off two Warthogs pitchers as Winston-Salem earned at least a split of the 4-game set. The Warthogs scored a run on 2 hits off Blake Johnson in the 1st to get all the lead they'd need. Wilmington stranded Mario Lisson at third in the 4th and Winston-Salem scored another run on 2 hits and a walk in the 5th to make it 2-0. The Warthogs added an insurance run in the 8th and RP John Lujan took care of the rest for
SP Kyle McCulloch. Wilmington is 28-33 and 1 game back of first with 7 games left in the first half. Warthogs RF David Cook was 3-4 with his 11th double, 2nd triple and 33rd RBI to move to .263, 1B Micah Schnurstein was 2-4 with his 42nd RBI to move to .311 and McCulloch got the win with 7 IP of 6 hits and 8 Ks to improve to 4-5 with a 3.50 ERA. Lujan got his 6th save.

The series wraps tonight. Starters: Blue Rocks right-hander Jason Godin (0-2, 12.46) vs. Warthogs righty Matt Zaleski (3-1, 3.60).

A -- Burlington: Beloit 4, Bees 3

SS McConnell 2-4, 2 RBI (13) -- .223
2B Bianchi 1-4, RBI (10) -- .246
CF Robinson 1-5, 2 K, RS -- .262
LF Dickerson 0-4, K -- .250

Mozingo 6 IP, ER, 4 H, BB, 9 K -- ND, 3.58 ERA, great start
Hayes 2 IP, 3 ER, 6 H -- BS, 3, L, 1-3, 5.01 ERA

Three late runs set the Snappers in place for a potential sweep with Saturday's win. Burlington starter Harold Mozingo gave up a run in the 3rd but that was all the bending he would do over his 6 IP. The Bees had only 1 hit through 4 innings off Snappers starter Brian Kirwan but took the lead with 2 runs in the 5th on a 2-out, 2-run single by Chris McConnell to make it 2-1. A Jeff Bianchi RBI single in the 7th made it 3-1 and Chris Hayes came on in the bottom of the inning to try and preserve the win. He gave up 3 hits for 1 Beloit run that inning and, with 2 out in the 8th, gave up 2 singles sandwiched around a triple (which Bees RF Alvi Morel lost in the sky) for 2 runs and a 4-3 Snapper lead. RP Robert Delaney set the Bees down in order in the 9th for his 19th save. Burlington is 25-36. Beloit CF Joe Benson was 4-4 with his 8th double and 17th RBI to move to .220, RF Danny Santiesteban was 2-3 with his 6th SB, 6th double and 22nd RBI to move to .226 and RP Danny Vais picked up the win with 2/3 IP of hitless relief to move to 5-1 with a 5.49 ERA.

The series ended today as Beloit picked up the 4-game sweep. Starters were Bees RH Tyler Chambliss (3-0, 1.62) making his first start of the season vs. Beloit RH Chris Devries (4-3, 2.01).

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