21 June 2008

Royals on the Farm 6/20

AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 3, Round Rock 2 (13)

1B Butler 3-6, 2 HR (5), 2 RBI (12), K, 2 RS -- .369, that's more like it
SS Smith 1-5, BB, GW HR (16), RBI (46), K, RS -- .266
CF Maier 2-5, BB, SB (5) -- .304
DH Shealy 2-5 -- .244
RF Costa 1-6, 2 K -- .302
LF Lubanski 1-5, 2 K -- .249

Duckworth 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, 7 K, HRA -- 4.82 ERA
Musser 1 2/3 IP, BB, 3 K -- 3.83 ERA
Peralta 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA
Giron 4 IP, H, 2 BB, K -- W, 3-3, 5.86 ERA

*** Three solo homers lifted Omaha to the win Friday versus Round Rock. Billy Butler went solo in the 1st for his 4th at Omaha to give the O-Royals a 1-0 lead but Brandon Duckworth served up a 2-run blast in the 2nd to give the Express the lead. Butler hit another solo shot in the 6th for his 5th of the season to tie the game at 2. The game went to extras and Omaha stranded the bases full in the 10th. With 2 out in the top of the 13th, Jason Smith finally broke the tie with his 16th homer of the season. Roberto Giron set the Express down in order in the bottom of the inning to complete his 3rd victory. RP Ryan Houston took the loss with 2 2/3 IP of an ER on 2 hits with 4 Ks to drop to 1-3 with a 6.53 ERA. Starter Runelvys Hernandez went 7 IP of 2 ER on 6 hits, 3 walks and 5 Ks to move his ERA to 3.72. C J.R. House and 2B Jon Ash had 2-hit games for Round Rock. RF Ray Sadler had his 9th HR and 2 RBI (23).

Omaha improved to 35-38. The Royals took the finale tonight as Tyler Lumsden got his 3rd win.

AA - NW Arkansas: Arkansas 8, Naturals 4

LF Suero 2-3, 3B (4), RS, SB (30) -- .278
1B Kaaihue 1-3, BB, HR (16), RBI (45), K, 2 RS -- .276
3B Lisson 1-4, 2B (10), 2 RBI (26), K -- .205
RF Falu 1-4, RBI (15) -- .268
CF Duarte 0-4 -- .246
SS Sanchez 0-4, K -- .264

Pimentel 6 IP, 7 R (5 ER), 10 H, BB, 6 K, HRA, E (3), WP -- L, 3-8, 5.40 ERA
Crist 2 IP, ER, H, BB, 3 K, HRA -- 4.54 ERA
Nicoll IP, H -- 13.50 ERA

*** The Naturals' woes continued as Arkansas battered Julio Pimentel. A double and Pimentel error got the Travelers on the board without an out. Arkansas added an RBI single, steal of home and an RBI double before the half-inning came to an end with a 4-0 Travs lead. Kila Kaaihue hit his 16th homer to lead off the 2nd and Irving Falu hit a 2-out RBI single in the 3rd to cut the lead to 4-2. The comeback was complete when Mario Lisson laced a 2-run double to right center to tie the game in the 4th. Pimentel coughed up the lead in the 5th as Arkansas scored a run on a walk and 2 hits before stranding 2. A 2-run homer chased Pimentel in the 7th and Kyle Crist gave up a solo homer later in the inning to make it 8-4 Travs. The last 8 Nats went down in order. Arkansas starter Anthony Ortega got the win with 7 IP of 4 ER on 5 hits, 2 walks and 4 Ks to improve to 8-4 with a 3.56 ERA. 3B Corey Smith was 3-5 with his 46th RBI, 8th SB and a run scored to move to .272. Two other Travs had 2-hit games. 1B Brian Stavisky hit his 5th homer with 2 RBI (15), his 5th SB and 3 RS to move to .346.

NWA dropped to 0-3. The Nats lost again tonight as Rowdy Hardy took the loss vs. the Travelers.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Winston-Salem 7, Blue Rocks 6

2B Bianchi 3-5, HR (5), 2 RBI (30), K, RS, SB (5), picked off -- .243
1B Seratelli 1-4, BB, HR (8), 3 RBI (32), 2 RS, SB (11) -- .205
SS McConnell 3-5, 2B (19), K, RS, E (17) -- .271
3B W. Perez 1-4, 2B (7), RBI (7), K -- .170
RF Dickerson 2-5, RS -- .321
DH Mertins 2-5, 2B (17), RS -- .283

Teaford 5 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 K -- 3.22 ERA
Haltiwanger 2 IP, H, 2 K -- 4.15 ERA
de la Vara 2/3 IP, 2 ER, H, BB, WP -- BS, 1, L, 3-3, 3.70 ERA
Chambliss 1/3 IP, H -- 3.44 ERA

*** The Blue Rocks made a nice comeback in the 7th, but Winston-Salem did the same in the 8th to take back the win. Jeff Bianchi hit a 2-out RBI single in the 1st to give the Rocks a 1-0 lead. A triple and RBI groundout off Everett Teaford in the 2nd tied it and another triple led to a Warthog run in the 3rd. Wilver Perez hit an RBI double to tie it in the 4th but the Rocks left 2 in scoring position. Chris McConnell was thrown out at home in the 5th but Bianchi led off the 6th with his 5th homer to give Wilmington a 3-2 lead. The Rocks stranded 2 and the 'Hogs answered with 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks off Teaford. Anthony Seratelli got the Rocks back the lead on one swing in the 7th as a 3-run homer made it 6-5 Wilmington on Seratelli's 8th longball. Gilbert de la Vara ran into trouble immediately after entering the game in the 8th and gave up the lead before Tyler Chambliss gave up a 2-out RBI single. McConnell tried to score on an infield grounder in the 9th but was cut down at the plate and Kanekoa Texeira picked up his 14th save. RP Richard Brooks went an inning of 3 Ks for the win to move to 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA. Starter Matt Zaleski went 4 2/3 IP and allowed 2 runs (1 ER) on 6 hits, 2 walks and 3 Ks to make his ERA 3.65. Three 'Hogs had 2-hit games, including 1B Brett Bonvechio, who had 2 doubles and 2 RBI to move to .364.

Wilmington dropped to 1-3 and lost again tonight to the Warthogs as Matt Kniginyzky took the loss.

A - Burlington: Bees 3, Wisconsin 2

SS Moustakas 1-4, 2B (11), RBI (34), 2 K, RS -- .235
LF Lough 1-4, 2B (11), RBI (27) -- .255
CF Ortiz 0-4, 2 K, picked off -- .301
2B Giavotella 1-4, K, RS, E -- .200
3B Taylor 1-3, BB, K, RS, SB (23) -- .219
1B C. Robinson 0-4, E (2) -- .261
DH Martin 1-3, BB, SB (2) -- .338

Mitchell 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, BB, 2 K, 2 WP -- W, 5-5, 3.92 ERA, nice
Augustine 4 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K, WP -- SV, 6, 2.10 ERA

*** The Bees made an early 2-run lead stick to continue a good start to the second half. Mike Moustakas hit an RBI double in the 1st and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0 Bees. Matt Mitchell held the Rattlers hitless through 3 but gave up a run in the 4th on a single, Johnny Giavotella's 1st pro error, wild pitch and sac fly to cut the lead in half. Mitchell gave up the tying run in the 5th but David Lough doubled home a run in the 6th to give the Bees back the lead. Joe Augustine stranded 2 in the 8th and got a double play in the 9th to help him to his 6th save. Rattlers SP Nathan Adcock took the loss with 6 1/3 IP of 3 ER on 6 hits, 2 walks and 7 Ks to fall to 2-5 with a 3.60 ERA. The Rattlers only had 3 hits in the loss as Mitchell and Augustine pitched very well.

Burlington moved to 2-0. The good fortune continued tonight as the Bees won another from the Rattlers with Sam Runion getting the win.

Rookie - Idaho Falls: Casper 3, Chukars 2

LF Griffin 2-4, 2B (2), RBI (2), 2 K, CS, OF assist at home -- .286
SS Alfaro 1-2, SF, 2B, RBI, K, E -- .571, first pro ribbie
CF Norris 0-4, K -- .118
RF Francis 1-3, BB, 2 K -- .333
C McCauley 0-4, K, PB (2) -- .083
1B Espinosa 1-3 -- .267

Raglione 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA, very nice
Gilgenbach 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB -- 27.00 ERA, rough pro debut
Novakowski 2 1/3 IP, ER, 6 H, BB, WP -- BS, 1, L, 0-1, 3.86 ERA, likewise

*** The Chukars lost a 2-run lead in the 6th and the game in the 8th. Idaho Falls ran into outs in the 3rd and 4th but John Alfaro gave them the lead with a sac fly in the 5th. Shawn Griffin hit an RBI double in the 6th but was caught stealing third to end the inning (pulling a Berroa). Stephen Gilgenbach walked 3 in the bottom of the inning but had 2 in scoring position with 2 out when he was pulled for Gary Novakowski, who gave up a 2-run single and walk before getting out of the inning with the game tied at 2. Novakowski stranded 2 Ghosts in the 7th but 2 doubles and a wild pitch cost him a run for the lead in the 8th. Griffin nailed a runner at the plate to end the inning and the Chukars stranded a runner in the 9th as Isaiah Froneberger got his 1st save. RP Ethan Hollingsworth got the win with 3 IP of an ER on a hit, walk and 4 Ks to move to 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA. Starter Matt Baugh went 5 IP and allowed an ER on 5 hits and 5 Ks to set a 1.80 ERA. SS Carlos Martinez was 2-2 with a walk, his 2nd SB, his 1st E and a run scored to move to .375.

Idaho Falls moved to 1-3 but lost again tonight as Aneidy Toribio took the loss.

Rookie - Burlington: Bristol 7, B-Royals 6

C S. Perez 2-4, SF, 2 RBI (3) -- .556
2B A. Franco 3-5, K, RS, E (2) -- .375
LF Aparicio 2-4, BB, 2B (2), RBI (4), K, RS, CS, E -- .250
3B F. Cruz 2-4, RBI, K, E (2) -- .286
1B D. Cruz 1-5, RBI (2), K, 2 RS -- .235
DH H. Richardson 0-4, BB, 2 K, RS -- .250
RF Caldwell 0-4, BB, 3 K, OF assist at first -- .214
CF Testa 0-3, BB, K -- .000

Lehmann 3 IP, 7 R (4 ER), 7 H, BB, K, HRA -- L, 0-1, 12.00 ERA
Flanagan 2 IP, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA, nice pro debut
M. Baez 4 IP, 3 H, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA

*** Mike Lehmann and the B-Royal defense had a rough night and the offense couldn't recover. A triple and 2-run homer off Lehmann started the game but the Royals got a run back in the bottom of the frame as an error brought home Angel Franco. Two doubles and a walk brought home 2 more Bristol runs in the 2nd and the Royals left the bases loaded in their half. Errors by Fernando Cruz and Julio Aparicio in the 3rd helped fuel a 3-run Sox rally as Bristol made it 7-1. Salvador Perez singled in a run in the bottom of the 3rd to cut into the lead and the B-Royals kept the comeback going in the 4th as Aparicio hit an RBI double, Diego Cruz singled in a run, Perez added a sac fly and Fernando Cruz singled in a run to make it 7-6. The Royals stranded 2 and it was all of a sudden a pitchers' duel thereafter as the Sox made it stand. RP Kevin Asselin picked up his 1st save and RP Shane Buriff got the win with 2 2/3 IP of an ER on 3 hits, a walk and 4 Ks to improve to 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA. Starter Po-Yu Lin lasted only 3 1/3 IP of 5 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits, 3 walks and 2 Ks to make his ERA 8.10. Three Sox had 2-hit games, including 2B Drew Garcia, who was 2-5 with his 1st double and HR and 4 RBI to move to .308. He was a 21st round pick of the ChiSox this year.

Burlington dropped to 0-4 and lost again tonight as Victor Jorge took the loss.

Rookie - AZL: season starts Sunday

*** The Royals get into action versus the Rangers. The AZL team's roster features late '07 signee righty Keaton Hayenga, '07 draftee righty Mitch Hodge, '07 draftee OF Derek Rodriguez, '08 6th rounder OF Alex Llanos, 10th rounder C Mauricio Matos and 17th rounder 3B Jake Kuebler (Alex Gordon's cousin) along with a bevy of Latin players and some NDFAs. I also figure more drafted pitchers are on the squad than those listed on the team site. Surely there's more than 9 pitchers on the roster.

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