AAA - Omaha: Colorado Springs 8, O-Royals 5
DH Kaaihue 2-3, BB, HR (4), RBI (7), K, 2 RS -- .407, looks like it's for real
1B Shealy 1-4, HR (16), 2 RBI (47), K, RS -- .283
PH-RF B. Pena 2-3, HR, RBI (17), RS -- .297
RF Stodolka 0-1, OF assists at third and second -- .286, pulled in 4th with injured hand, has been getting it done all-around lately, hope it's nothing serious
LF Lubanski 1-4, 2 K, RS -- .245
SS Sanchez 0-4 -- .210
Capellan 6 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 5 BB, 3 K, HRA -- L, 4-1, 3.56 ERA
Salmon 3 IP, 3 UER, 4 H, 3 K, HRA, WP, E -- 4.83 ERA
*** Three Sky Sox runs in the 9th helped spoil a possible Omaha comeback. Jose Capellan had a rough 1st in coughing up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks, although RF Mike Stodolka had a nice inning with an outfield assist at third for the second out and also doubled off a runner at second to end the inning. Ryan Shealy equalized the score with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 1st for his 16th of the season. Capellan struggled again in the 3rd as Colorado Springs added 2 more runs on 2 hits and 2 walks, including a bases-loaded free pass. Kila Kaaihue continued his torrid hitting with a leadoff homer in the 4th for his 4th of the season in only 7 AAA games but Capellan served up a 2-out solo blast in the 5th to give the run back to the Sox. Chris Lubanski scored from second on a wild pitch in the 8th to cut the Sky Sox lead to 1 but Brad Salmon had an error and wild pitch in the 9th and a 2-out RBI single and 2-run homer made it 8-4. Brayan Pena led off the Omaha 9th with his 1st homer as a Royal but the next three went down to end it as Ryan Speier got his 3rd save. Sox starter Mark Redman got the win with 3 ER allowed over 6 IP to move to 7-3 with a 5.00 ERA. 1B Joe Koshansky terrorized the Royals with a 3-4 night including a walk, 2 HR (24), 5 RBI (93), K and 2 RS. Three other Sox had 2-hit games and LF Christian Colonel drove in 2 runs.
Omaha is 51-66. The series concludes with a matinee today. The Sky Sox will send RH Josh Hall (0-2, 4.50) to face LH Jimmy Gobble (rehab), then LH Josh Newman (1-2, 2.70).
AA - NW Arkansas: off day
*** The Naturals take on the Midland RockHounds (26-18, AA A's) in the first of 3 games tonight in Springdale. Julio Pimentel (4-10, 5.81) is slated to take the mound against Midland's Ryan Webb (7-6, 5.03). Midland has won 11 in a row. The Nats are 4-2 versus the RockHounds this season.
A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 4, Winston-Salem 3
2B Bianchi 2-4, HR (8), RBI (53), RS -- .258
1B Seratelli 2-2, 2 BB, RS -- .228, picking it up lately
RF Strait 1-4, HR (4), 2 RBI (18), 2 K, RS -- .306
CF Ortiz 1-4, 2B, RBI (4) -- .200
SS McConnell 0-4, K -- .271
DH Correll 0-3, BB, K, RS -- .333
3B J. Johnson 1-4 -- .271
LF Dyson 1-3, OF assist at third -- .249
Kniginyzky 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 2 HRA -- W, 8-7, 3.43 ERA, 6th straight W decision
Swaggerty IP, ER, 2 H, 2 K -- 2.88 ERA
Chambliss IP, K -- SV, 20, 3.45 ERA
*** The Rocks jumped on Winston-Salem starter Anthony Carter and evened the series with the Warthogs. Cody Strait and Jeff Bianchi hit back-to-back jacks in the 1st as Strait's was a 2-run shot for his 4th for the organization and Bianchi's was his 8th of the season to make it 3-0. Matt Kniginyzky gave up a solo homer in the 2nd and another in the 5th but was otherwise unscathed. Adrian Ortiz hit an RBI double in the 4th to make it 4-1 but the homer in the 5th and a run on 2 hits off Ben Swaggerty in the 8th cut the lead to 1. Tyler Chambliss pitched a perfect 9th, however, for his 20th save. Carter took the loss with 4 ER allowed over 4 IP to fall to 4-3 with a 5.66 ERA. CF Paulo Orlando and C Francisco Hernandez both had 2 hits in the loss. Orlando hit his 12th triple and Hernandez hit his 4th homer.
Wilmington is 20-24 and 5 games back. The series wraps up tonight. Probable starters: Rocks southpaw Everett Teaford (6-5, 3.88) vs. Warthogs righty Jacob Rasner (4-5, 3.96).
A - Burlington: Bees 7, Peoria 4
3B Moustakas 2-4, 2 HR (20), 4 RBI (58), 2 RS -- .265, showing why he was #2 overall pick, took MWL lead in HR
CF Lough 2-5, 2B (14), 3B (10), 2 RBI (46), 2 K, RS -- .258
2B Giavotella 2-5, K, 2 RS -- .306
LF Walton 3-4, K, RS, CS (5) -- .242, must be hot weather guy because he hit poorly to start season, and has picked it up over the last month or so
SS J. Rivera 2-4, 2B (7), RS -- .225
1B Taylor 0-4, K -- .228
DH C. Robinson 1-4 -- .247
RF Francis 0-4, 3 K -- .212
Liotta 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, BB, 3 K, HRA -- W, 1-0, 2.45 ERA, not great, but the arm seems to be holding up, still a quality start
Raglione 2 IP, K -- 4.95 ERA
Z. Peterson IP, ER, 2 H, K -- 3.79 ERA
*** Mike Moustakas clubbed 2 more homers, including one off rehabbing Jon Lieber, and the Bees came back from a 2-0 deficit to win. Ray Liotta allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in the 1st but settled down to allow only 1 more run on 4 hits and a walk over the next 5 innings. The Bees stranded 2 in the 2nd but surged ahead in the 3rd as Johnny Giavotella hit a run-scoring single aided by a Chiefs error and Moustakas hammered his 19th homer of the season off Lieber for a 2-run shot to make it 3-2. Jamar Walton was caught stealing home in the 4th but the Bees piled on 2 more runs in the 5th on Moustakas' 20th homer of the season and 2nd of the game. David Lough ripped a 2-out, 2-run triple in the 6th to make it 7-2 and Liotta served up a solo homer in the 6th but Paul Raglione and Zach Peterson finished off the victory. Peterson gave up a run in the 9th on 2 hits. Lieber took the loss with 3 ER over 3 IP to fall to 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in the beginning of his Peoria rehab. 2B Jake Opitz and SS Nate Samson had 2-hit games for Peoria and 3B Jovan Rosa hit his 6th homer with 2 RBI in the loss.
The Bees are 26-17 and 2 1/2 games up on first while on a 5-game tear. The series continues tonight as Danny Gutierrez (3-2, 2.48) pitches vs. Peoria's Kevin Kreier (5-5, 3.73).
Rookie - Idaho Falls: Ogden 8, Chukars 4
RF Testa 2-4, 2 RBI (13) -- .250
1B Espinosa 2-4, 2B (3), RBI (9), RS -- .180
3B Van De Keere 2-2, 2 BB, 2 RS, SB (4) -- .283
CF Norris 2-4, BB, 2B (8), K, RS, SB (23), OF assist at third -- .251
SS Alfaro 1-4, BB, RBI (37), 2 K -- .281
LF Griffin 0-5, 3 K -- .267
C McCauley 1-2, 2 BB, RS, PB (7) -- .260
Beach 3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K, E -- 5.92 ERA
J. Garcia 3 IP, 2 H, 4 K, WP -- 1.90 ERA
Saito IP, 3 ER, 2 H, BB, K -- BS, 2, L, 0-4, 6.75 ERA
Thompson 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 3 K -- 3.86 ERA
Carver 1/3 IP, nothing -- 8.31 ERA
*** The Chukar pen allowed 6 late runs as Ogden swept the 3-game set. Colby Beach allowed a run in the 1st on 2 hits, a walk and an error but IF matched it with a J.D. Alfaro RBI single to make it 1-1 after 1. Both teams stranded 2 in the 2nd and Ogden scored 1 in the 3rd on 2 hits. Carlo Testa singled in the tying run in the 4th but Devery Van De Keere was nailed at the plate to keep the game tied at 2. With 2 out and 1 on in the 8th, Tito Espinosa hit an RBI double and Testa followed with an RBI single to make it 4-2 IF. Derrick Saito came in for the 7th and the lead melted away as, with 2 out and 1 on, a hit batsman, passed ball and walk were followed by a 3-run double to make it 5-4 Ogden. IF stranded 2 in the 8th and Ogden poured on 3 more runs in the 9th off James Thompson on 2 doubles and 3 walks. RP Eric Thompson pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the Raptors to get the win and move to 2-1 with a 5.22 ERA. Starter Kyle Smit pitched 3 innings of an ER allowed to move his ERA to 2.25. CF Travis Vetters was 4-4 with a walk, double, RBI and 2 RS and chipped in an OF assist. 1B Kyle Orr was 3-5 with 2 doubles, 2 K and 2 RBI and RF Kyle Russell also had 2 hits for Ogden. DH Clay Calfee drove home 3 runs.
IF is 4-5 and 2 games back after the sweep. The Chukars have today off.
Rookie - Burlington: Greeneville 6, B-Royals 1
LF D. Wood 2-4, RBI (14) -- .269
2B A. Franco 1-4, 2B (7), RS -- .247
RF Caldwell 0-4, 2 E (5) -- .197
DH Vittek 0-4, K -- .264
3B F. Cruz 0-3, K -- .241
Bryant 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, BB, 5 K, HRA, WP -- L, 0-3, 5.11 ERA
Halliman 2 2/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 6 H, BB, 3 K, WP -- 9.00 ERA
Farinas 1 1/3 IP, H, BB, 2 WP -- 10.03 ERA
*** The Astros dominated the opener as Burlington dropped yet another game. The 'Stros scored a run on 2 hits and an Allen Caldwell error to take a 1-0 lead in the 1st and a solo homer off Carson Bryant in the 3rd made it 2-0. Astros starter Henry Villar retired 10 in a row at one point and the Astros scored 3 more runs in the 6th on 3 hits, a walk and wild pitch off Pernell Halliman plus another Caldwell error. Two more hits plated another Greeneville run in the 7th to make it 6-0. Villar and RP Colton Pitkin retired 11 more in a row before Angel Franco hit a 1-out double in the 9th and David Wood singled him home to spoil the shutout. Villar worked 6 scoreless frames to improve to 2-4 with a 4.11 ERA. Pitkin got his 2nd save. C Carlos Mojica and LF Frank Almonte had 3-hit games for the Astros and CF Wilton Infante had 2 hits. Almonte hit his 5th homer.
Burlington is 15-31. The series continues tonight with no announced starters on the team site.
Rookie - AZL: off day
*** The 2-6 Royals play the 5-3 Mariners tonight.
06 August 2008
AAA - Omaha: Colorado Springs 8, O-Royals 5