17 May 2008

Royals on the Farm 5/15

AAA - Omaha: rainout

*** Thursday's game was rained out and will be made up Sunday as part of a twinbill with the Isotopes. The series got under way Friday with an Omaha win as Kyle Davies got the victory. Carlos Rosa is set to make his Omaha debut Saturday.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 6, Tulsa 4 (12)

2B Falu 2-4, 2 BB, 3 RBI (7), RS -- .259
SS Sanchez 3-5, BB, CS (2), E (8) -- .227
CF Duarte 2-5, BB, RBI (12), K, picked off -- .255
LF Valentin 1-6, HR (3), RBI (11), K, RS -- .308
C Thibault 0-4, SF, RBI, 2 K -- .133
RF McFall 0-3, 3 BB, K, 2 RS, SB (3) -- .230
DH Maddox 1-4, BB, HBP, 2B (6), RS -- .243
* NWA stranded 11.

Cortes 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 5 K, HRA -- 2.00 ERA
De La Cruz 2 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, BB, K, E -- 4.26 ERA
Plummer 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 K -- 4.09 ERA
C. Hayes 2 IP, 2 H, BB, K -- W, 1-0, 1.04 ERA

*** Irving Falu had the key hit as the Naturals took the finale from Tulsa. Dan Cortes allowed an RBI single in the 1st and the Nats stranded 2 in the 3rd. Juan Richardson doubled to lead off the Nats 4th and tried to score on a 1-out flyout by Marc Maddox but was cut down trying to score to keep it 1-0 Tulsa. Jose Duarte did get it tied with an RBI single in the 5th but Cortes served up a 2-out solo homer in the Tulsa 5th to make it 2-1 Drillers and bring in Julio De La Cruz. A Drillers error scored a run in the top of the 6th and a Kiel Thibault sac fly made it 3-2 Naturals. De La Cruz gave up the tying run in the 6th but Geraldo Valentin cracked his 3rd homer of the season in the 7th to once again give NWA a 1-run lead at 4-3. De La Cruz again couldn't hold the lead, however, as Tulsa tied it in the 7th but Jarod Plummer came in and stranded the bases full. NW Arkansas stranded 2 in the 8th and Plummer escaped trouble in the 9th as Falu threw out the would-be winning run at the plate. The Nats stranded 2 more in the 11th but, with 2 out in the 12th, Brian McFall walked and Maddox doubled to set up Falu, who drove both home with a single but was thrown out trying to get to second. Chris Hayes put 2 on in the bottom of the 12th but got a sharp groundout to end it. RP Luis Gonzalez took the loss with an IP of 2 ER on 2 hits and a walk to fall to 0-1 with a 8.00 ERA. Tulsa starter Tomas Santiago went 5 1/3 IP of 3 runs (1 ER) on 4 hits, 6 walks and 3 Ks to move his ERA to 2.90. 2B Corey Wimberly and LF Matt Miller had 3 hits each with Miller having 2 RBI (24).

NWA moved to 22-18. A 4-game set at the Arkansas Travelers (19-22, AA Angels) started tonight with a Naturals loss. The Nats came in 4-4 versus Arkansas. Paul Mildren took the loss. C Cody Clark got a spot call-up to Omaha as Matt Tupman moved to KC for John Buck, whose wife is having a child.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 1, Kinston 0

C Howell 1-3, RBI (13) -- .301
SS J. Johnson 1-4, K, RS -- .313
3B Mertins 1-4 -- .284
CF D. Robinson 0-4, K -- .252
RF Dickerson 0-4 -- .300
DH Bianchi 0-3 -- .259

Kniginyzky 7 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 K -- W, 1-4, 4.11 ERA, great outing
de la Vara 1 2/3 IP, H, K -- 4.84 ERA
Chambliss 1/3 IP, nothing -- SV, 6, 0.90 ERA

*** Matt Kniginyzky and 2 relievers combined on a 3-hit shutout as the Rocks finished the series with Kinston on a good note. Jeff Howell hit a 2-out RBI single in the 1st but the Rocks stranded 2. Kniginyzky retired 14 in a row from the 3rd into the 7th but the Rocks also couldn't get to K-Tribe SP Carlton Smith. Gilbert de la Vara and Tyler Chambliss pitched 2 solid innings to finish off Kniginyzky's 1st win of the season. Smith took the loss with 7 IP of an ER on 4 hits with a K to fall to 1-2 with a 4.40 ERA. Three separate Kinston batters had the team's 3 hits.

Wilmington moved to 18-21. A 3-game set at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (26-15, A-Adv. Braves) started tonight with another Pelicans win. The Rocks are now 1-7 versus the Pelicans. Jason Godin took the loss.

A - Burlington: Wisconsin 7, Bees 2

2B A. Perez 2-3, 2B (5), SB (7), E (6) -- .205
SS Moustakas 1-4, 2B (5) -- .248
3B Taylor 1-2, BB, HBP, RBI (18), RS, 2 SB (13), E (7) -- .215
RF Tucker 0-3, SF, RBI (7), OF assist at third -- .146
LF Ortiz 0-4, OF assists at second and first -- .313
CF Lough 1-4, 3B, RS -- .246

Cegarra 6 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 6 H, BB, 7 K -- L, 1-4, 2.44 ERA
Swaggerty IP, H, BB, K -- 4.15 ERA
Lopez IP, 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, E (2) -- 4.80 ERA

*** For 3 batters, the Bees were on top, but the Rattlers took control in their half of the 1st and didn't look back. David Lough hit a 1-out triple in the 1st and scored on a Jason Taylor single to make it 1-0 Bees. Ed Cegarra didn't have his stuff as his 1st went single, RBI triple, RBI double, single and sac fly before he got out of the inning down, 3-1. With 2 out in the 4th, Cegarra gave up an RBI single but Adrian Ortiz threw out the batter at second to end the inning. The Bees were silenced through 6 and an Alwin Perez error scored another Rattler in the 6th to make it 5-1. Wilson Tucker hit a sac fly in the 7th to cut the lead to 3 but Yensi Lopez allowed 2 runs in the 8th thanks to 2 errors. Rattlers SP Juan Ramirez got the win with 7 IP of 2 ER on 4 hits, a walk and 3 Ks to improve to 2-2 with a 3.98 ERA. SS Juan Diaz and LF Gavin Dickey had 2-hit games as 5 Rattlers had an RBI each.

Burlington dropped to 15-23. The Bees started a 3-game home set versus the Quad Cities River Bandits (21-17, A Cards) tonight and lost the opener as Matt Mitchell took the loss. That makes the Bees 1-4 versus the Bandits.

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