25 July 2008

Royals on the Farm 7/24

AAA - Omaha: Las Vegas 4, O-Royals 3 (10)

LF Lubanski 2-3, BB, 2B (15), HR (9), RBI (37), K, 2 RS -- .240
PH-1B Shealy 1-1, 2B (15), 2 RBI (44) -- .296
C B. Pena 1-5, K -- .305
RF Stodolka 1-4, 2B (9) -- .277
SS Sanchez 1-3, S -- .210
* Omaha turned 4 DPs.

D. Hughes 5 1/3 IP, ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 3 K -- 3.67 ERA
Colon 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K -- 4.24 ERA
Yabuta 0 IP (3 batters), 3 ER, 3 H, HRA -- BS, 1, L, 1-3, 6.23 ERA, definitely closer to Yoshii than Saito

*** Omaha appeared to take command in an exciting 10th inning but Yasuhiko Yabuta was victimized for a walkoff 2-run homer to swing the game back to the 51s. The game was scoreless into the 4th when Dusty Hughes allowed a run on 2 hits and a walk. Chris Lubanski led off the 6th with his 9th homer of the season and the game was tied. Omaha stranded 2 in scoring position in the 8th and the game went to extras. In the top of the 10th, Damon Hollins walked and Lubanski was intentionally walked with 1 out to bring up pinch-hitter Ryan Shealy, who came through with a double to right to score both runners and make it 3-1 Omaha. Yabuta came on for the bottom of the 10th and allowed a single, RBI double, and walkoff 2-run homer to DH John Lindsey to end it for his 3rd loss for the O-Royals. RP Mike Koplove got the win despite allowing 2 ER in his inning of work to move to 2-1. Starter Miguel Pinango allowed 1 ER over 6 IP. 3B Terry Tiffee and Lindsey both had 3 hits as Lindsey hit his 19th homer with 2 RBI. Tiffee had the RBI double in the 10th.

Omaha is 48-57. The series wraps tonight as John Bale makes another rehab start vs. 51s SP Jon Meloan (5-10, 4.97). If you saw the Royals game last night, you noted that OF Mitch Maier has gotten the call to KC as Joey Gathright hit the DL with a bone bruise in his shoulder. No announcement that I've seen on Maier's Omaha replacement. Could be Kila Kaaihue time and, possibly soon, bye bye Brian Buchanan time.

AA - NW Arkansas: Tulsa 11, Naturals 6

3B Lucas 2-4, BB, 3B (3), HR (3), 2 RBI (24), 2 RS -- .319
RF McFall 1-3, BB, HR (13), 3 RBI (42), K, RS, OF assist at third -- .242
CF Duarte 2-5, 2B (18), K, RS, E (4) -- .257
DH Aldridge 2-4, K, RS -- .235
LF Suero 2-4, 2 2B (8), K -- .271
1B Kaaihue 0-4, SF, RBI (71), K -- .304
2B Maddox 0-5 -- .300

B. Wood 5 IP, 9 ER, 9 H, 4 BB, K, WP -- L, 3-5, 6.58 ERA, inconsistency hurting him
Crist 3 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, BB, K -- 4.76 ERA
Atencio IP, BB -- 3.67 ERA

*** A 6-run 3rd was about all the Drillers would need in avoiding a sweep by the Naturals. The game was scoreless entering the 3rd when the Drillers' half went groundout, single, walk, RBI single (plus Jose Duarte throwing error), fielder's choice with no out recorded, 2-run single, K, RBI single, 2-run double, flyout -- so you can see Blake Wood didn't necessarily get hammered, but 6 runs in an inning is harsh to the numbers. Wood allowed another run in the 4th that NWA answered with 2 in the bottom of the inning on an Ed Lucas RBI triple and Kila Kaaihue sac fly. Wood allowed 2 more runs in the 5th although Brian McFall cut the rally short by helping nail a runner at third. Kyle Crist allowed 2 more runs on a 2-out rally in the 6th to make it 11-2 Tulsa and enough damage had been done. McFall hit a 3-run homer in the 6th for his 13th of the season and Lucas went solo in the 7th for his 3rd of the season to cut it to 11-6 but NWA stranded 2 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th. Starter Brandon Hynick got the win for Tulsa despite allowing 6 ER over 6 2/3 IP to move to 7-6. RF Dan Carte was 3-4 with a double, 3 RBI and 2 RS and 3 other Drillers had 2-hit games.

NWA is 19-14 and tied with Springfield for first. That makes the 4-game home set with the Cardinals that starts tonight pivotal. Rowdy Hardy (4-8, 5.35) is slated to start vs. Cards SP Kyle Mura (3-1, 2.08).

A-Adv. - Wilmington: off day

*** The Rocks start a 3-game home set with the Kinston Indians (19-13) tonight. The Rocks are 9-5 versus the "K-Tribe". Scheduled starters: Rocks
righty Mario Santiago (7-6, 3.96) vs. Kinston southpaw Shawn Nottingham (1-1, 2.79).

A - Burlington: Bees 14, Cedar Rapids 7

1B Taylor 2-5, 2 HR (11), 3 RBI (38), K, 2 RS -- .211
DH C. Robinson 2-3, SF, HR (11), 3 RBI (39), 2 RS -- .249
SS Martin 3-4, BB, HR (6), RBI (19), K, 3 RS -- .331
C Eigsti 1-3, BB, GS (7), 4 RBI (26), K, RS -- .216
CF Ortiz 2-4, BB, 2 K, 2 RS, 2 SB (29), OF assist at home -- .306
RF Van Stratten 2-3, BB, 2B (7), RS -- .379
2B Giavotella 0-4, RBI (12), K -- .301
3B Moustakas 0-4, BB, RS -- .249

Gutierrez 5 IP, ER, 5 H, BB, 6 K -- W, 3-1, 2.03 ERA
Baldwin 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K, WP -- 8.27 ERA
Raglione 2 1/3 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 2 K, balk -- 6.57 ERA
Huber 1/3 IP, nothing -- 6.00 ERA

*** The Bees pounded out 5 homers, including a grand slam by Ryan Eigsti, to beat the Kernels by a touchdown and extra point. Adrian Ortiz led off the 1st with a single, stole two bases and scored on a passed ball to get Burlington started and Jason Taylor hit the first of his 2 homers on the day for a 2-run shot in the inning. Clint Robinson added a sac fly and the Bees had a 4-0 lead after 1. Ortiz had another highlight play in the 2nd when he shot down an inside-the-park homer attempt by combining with cutoff man Johnny Giavotella to nail the runner at the plate. He singled and advanced to third on an error in the 2nd and scored on a Giavotella groundout to make it 5-0 Bees. Kyle Martin slammed his 6th homer of the season for a solo shot in the 3rd and Cedar Rapids finally got to Danny Gutierrez for a run on 2 hits and a walk in the 5th. The Bees answered by putting it away as Taylor smacked his 2nd homer of the game and 11th of the season and Eigsti hit the 2-out grand slam for his 7th homer of the season to make it 11-1. Burke Baldwin allowed 3 runs in the 6th but the Bees matched that output on a 2-run Clint Robinson homer for his 11th of the season and a run-scoring wild pitch to make it 14-4. Baldwin allowed a 2-run double before getting pulled in the 7th and Paul Raglione gave up a meaningless run in the 9th. Kernels SP Trevor Reckling took the loss with 9 runs (8 ER) allowed over 4 2/3 IP to fall to 7-4. RF Tyler Johnson was 3-5 with a double, RBI, his 18th SB and 2 RS and 3 other Kernels had 2-hit games.

The Bees are 18-14 and 2.5 games back of Peoria. The series ends tonight as Luis Cota (0-1, 6.75) pitches versus Kernels SP Robert Fish (7-3, 5.07).

Rookie - Idaho Falls: Ogden 10, Chukars 9

LF Griffin 2-3, 2 BB, 2B (9), 2 RBI (14), K, OF assist at second -- .287
RF Francis 1-5, RBI (21), K, 2 RS -- .320
DH A. Perez 1-4, BB, RBI (21), 3 K, RS -- .257
1B Espinosa 1-4, BB, RBI (6) -- .157
CF Norris 0-3, 2 BB, K, 2 RS, OF assist at third -- .248
SS Alfaro 0-3, BB, S, 2 K, 2 RS -- .272
C McCauley 1-3, BB, HBP, K, 2 RS, E (4) -- .262
3B Jimenez 1-4, BB, K -- .325
2B F. Garcia 0-5, SB (11) -- .308

Toribio 3 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 3 HRA -- 5.81 ERA
Miller 1 1/3 IP, H, 3 BB -- 7.62 ERA
J. Garcia 1 2/3 IP, 2 K -- 1.83 ERA
Gilgenbach 1 1/3 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 2 K -- 15.09 ERA
Novakowski 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, BB, K -- L, 0-2, 4.66 ERA

*** The Chukar pen blew the game in a big way in the 9th to spoil a great IF comeback. Ogden scored 2 in the 1st on back-to-back homers and then added 3 in the 3rd on a 3-run homer off Aneidy Toribio to take a 5-0 lead. Idaho Falls was being shutout on 2 hits into the 7th when they got a run on a 2-out RBI single by Tito Espinosa. Stephen Gilgenbach gave the run back in the bottom of the 7th to make it 6-1 but IF scored 4 in the 8th on a 2-run Shawn Griffin double, a bases-loaded passed ball and Alwin Perez RBI single to cut the lead to 1. They jumped on RP Luis Garcia in the 9th for 4 more runs on a run-scoring wild pitch, a Nick Francis RBI fielder's choice and a 2-run Ogden error to take a 9-6 lead. Gary Novakowski had gotten the last 2 outs in the Ogden 8th and came back out for the 9th. A single and 2 doubles later the lead was cut to 9-8 with no outs. A wild pitch and walk were followed by a game-tying RBI groundout and, with 2 outs, Novakowski gave up a walkoff single to DH Brian Ruggiano. Garcia got the win with 4 runs (1 ER) on no hits over 1 IP to improve to 2-0 but blow his 2nd save. Starter Jon Michael Redding went 5 scoreless IP. 2B Anthony Delmonico led the way for the Raptors by going 3-5 with his 1st 2 HR of the season, 4 RBI and 3 RS. Three other Raptors had 2 hits.

IF is 14-21. The 2-game set ends tonight as Bryan Casey (2-1, 1.93) hurls versus Ogden's Geison Aguasviva (1-2, 4.15).

Rookie - Burlington: Pulaski 3, B-Royals 2

RF McFadden 2-4, BB, 2B (2), 2 K, RS -- .238
3B Morales 1-4, BB, 3B, RBI (7), 2 K, RS -- .221
C Y. Reyes 1-3, BB, 2B (2), RBI, K -- .194
CF Caldwell 0-4, BB, 2 K, picked off -- .195
DH F. Cruz 0-5, 2 K -- .248
* The Royals stranded 15.

Bryant 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 K, WP -- L, 0-2, 6.11 ERA
Jorge 1 1/3 IP, ER, 2 H, BB -- 6.04 ERA
Roq. Colon 1 2/3 IP, H, 2 K, balk -- 6.75 ERA

*** A 2-run 1st helped Pulaski to even the series with the Royals and snap Burlington's 3-game win streak. The Mariners got their runs on 2 singles, a triple and wild pitch off Carson Bryant to take a 2-0 lead. The Royals left the bases loaded in the 5th and Victor Jorge gave up a key run in the 6th to make it 3-0 M's. Burlington broke through in the 7th with 2 runs on a Jason Morales RBI triple and Yenssi Reyes RBI double but left 2 in scoring position. The tying run got to third in the 9th but stayed there as pinch hitter Josh Vittek struck out to end it. Pulaski starter Fabian Williamson pitched 5 scoreless frames for the win to move to 3-2 and had 10 Ks in the outing. Philip Roy got his 3rd save for the Mariners. DH Deybis Benitez was 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RS and RF Jose Rivero was 2-3 with a triple and RBI.

The B-Royals are 12-24. The series ends tonight. No announced starters on the team site.

Rookie - AZL: Padres 6, Royals 2

2B Nilsen 3-4, HBP, RS, SB (3) -- .200
3B D. Batista 3-5, RBI (8) -- .333
SS Espinal 2-4 -- .196
RF Del Rosario 0-5, 3 K -- .330
C J. Bonilla 1-2, BB, 2B (7), K -- .390
CF Llanos 0-4 -- .172
DH Culver 1-3, HBP, K, RS -- .167
* LF Miguel Mariano had an OF assist at second and the Royals stranded 11.

Sample 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, H, 6 BB, 5 K, WP, balk -- L, 0-3, 10.66 ERA
Sirrett 3 1/3 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K -- 3.50 ERA
Feickert IP, UER, 2 H -- 8.59 ERA
J. Smith IP, nothing -- 2.00 ERA

*** Tyler Sample got touched up and the Royals left 11 on base in the loss to the Pads. James Nilsen led off the game with a single, advanced on a balk and single and scored on a wild pitch to stake the Royals to a 1-0 lead. The Pads got to Sample for 5 runs in the 3rd on 4 walks, a hit and passed ball with Onassis Sirrett also walking in a run and giving up a 2-run single. The Royals stranded runners here and there and RP Casey Feickert allowed a run in the 7th thanks in part to an error to make it 6-1. Deivy Batista singled in a run in the 9th but the Royals stranded 2. Padres SP Chris Wilkes got the win with an ER allowed over 5 IP to move to 3-0. Five Pads had a hit each as the Royals outhit them, 11-5. 3B Matt Gaski drove in 2 runs and had 2 errors.

The Royals wrapped the first half at 15-13 after beating the Brewers today.

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