12 April 2010

Royals on the Farm 4/11-12

AAA - Omaha: Memphis 11, O-Royals 3 (Sun.)

1B Thorman 2-5, 2B (2), RBI (2) -- .278
2B Maddox 2-4, HBP, RS -- .429, so far so good
SS Falu 2-5, 2 K, RS -- .316
DH Ka'aihue 1-3, BB, HR (2), 2 RBI (4), 2 K, RS -- .267
RF Lough 0-4, 2 K -- .190

B. Thompson 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 11 H, BB, 2 K, HRA -- L, 0-1, 11.12 ERA, that's BP
Holland 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, BB, K, WP -- 10.80 ERA, no better
Herges 2 IP, 3 H, K -- 6.75 ERA

* At one point early, Omaha had a 2-0 lead. It didn't last long. Kila Ka'aihue provided it with a 2-run homer in the 1st for his 2nd of 2010 but Brad Thompson served up a solo homer in the 2nd and then coughed up 4 runs in the 3rd. Omaha left the bases full in the 3rd but Scott Thorman pulled Omaha a run closer with an RBI double in the 5th. Greg Holland was brought in with 2 on and 2 out in the 6th and allowed 4 runs on 3 hits before getting out of the inning. He gave up 2 more runs in the 7th and that was it. 2B Dan Descalso was 4-5 and CF Jon Jay and LF Tyler Henley had 3-hit games. Starter Adam Ottavino got the win for Memphis.

Nashville 5, O-Royals 3 (Mon.)

CF Lough 2-3, BB -- .250
LF Coats 2-3, BB, 2B (2), K, RS -- .286
C Clark 1-1, BB, S, HR, RBI, RS, PB -- .111
3B Betemit 1-4, HR, RBI (5), K, RS -- .238
SS Aviles 1-3, BB, K -- .333, back in action
RF Parraz 0-4, K, E (2) -- .100

Bullington 7 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 5 H, 7 K -- 1.29 ERA, can't dog on that
Lerew IP, 3 ER, H, 2 BB, K -- L, 0-1, 9.00 ERA
Rosa IP, H, BB, K -- BS, 1, 0.00 ERA

* So much for a good start in Omaha. Both in terms of Bryan Bullington's outing Monday and Omaha's season overall. Bullington allowed a run in the 1st but worked out of further trouble and struck out 5 straight through 2. Buck Coats doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the 3rd and Cody Clark and Wilson Betemit went solo in the 5th to give Omaha a 3-1 lead. A Jordan Parraz error helped the Sounds (AAA Brewers) trim the lead to 1 in the 6th but Bullington gave the 3-2 lead to the pen in the 8th. Anthony Lerew pitched a quiet 8th but loaded the bases without an out in the 9th. Manager Mike Jirschele went to Carlos Rosa, who got an out before walking in a run and giving up a sac fly to turn the game around. Another run scored in the frame to put Omaha down 2 but the O-Royals got the tying run on base before falling in the 9th. RP Mike McClendon pitched 2 scoreless innings for the win for Nashville. Sounds CF Norris Hopper had 2 hits and LF Trent Oeltjen drove in 2. Ed Lucas was placed on Omaha's DL to make room for Aviles. Gaby Hernandez is set to start Tuesday. Omaha is 1-4 and 4 games out.

AA - NWA: Naturals 7, Corpus Christi 4 (Sun.)

LF Smith 2-3, BB, 2 2B, 2 RS, SB -- .333, left with leg injury in 7th
1B Mejia 2-5, RBI (4), 2 K, E -- .357
CF D. Robinson 2-4, BB, 3B, K, RS, SB -- .250
2B-3B Mertins 1-3, BB, SF, 3 RBI (4), SB -- .286
3B-RF Seratelli 2-3, S, RBI, RS, SB, CS -- .600
RF-LF Orlando 1-4, RBI, K, RS, SB -- .125
C Pina 0-3, BB, RBI (4) -- .273
DH C. Robinson 1-4, BB, 2B, RS -- .250
NWA stranded 10.

Osuna 5 1/3 IP, 3 UER, 5 H, 4 K, pickoff -- W, 1-0, 0.00 ERA
Coleman 3 2/3 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, K, HRA -- SV, 1, 2.45 ERA

* Tyler Lumsden did his thing Sunday and it meant a NWA win. The former Royals farmhand gave up 4 runs in his inning of work and the Naturals capitalized. Tim Smith led off the Naturals 2nd with a double and scored on an error to get the scoring started. As Edgar Osuna kept the Hooks scoreless through 4, Smith led off the NWA 4th with another double and scored on a Manny Pina groundout. Kurt Mertins chased CC starter Jordan Lyles with a sac fly in the 5th and Lumsden came in and gave up a double and then an RBI single to Ernesto Mejia to make it 4-0 NWA. Osuna finally got nicked in the 6th as he and Louis Coleman allowed 3 runs in the inning to cut it to 4-3. NWA got the runs back, tho, thanks in part to Lumsden as Paulo Orlando hit an RBI single and Lumsden was pulled with 2 out and 2 on. Mertins came through with a 2-run single and it was 7-3 NWA. Coleman gave up a solo homer in the 7th but that was all the Hooks would get. NWA did get some bad news as Smith left the game with a leg injury in the 7th. Lyles took the loss for CC. LF Jack Shuck was the only Hook with 2 hits.

Naturals 11, Corpus Christi 8 (Mon.)

LF Orlando 3-3, SF, 2 2B, 3 RBI (4), RS, SB (2) -- .364
CF D. Robinson 3-5, 2B (2), 3B (2), 2 RS, SB (2), CS (2) -- .333, don't want to jinx it after I badmouthed his opening day effort
2B Giavotella 2-5, RBI (2), 2 RS -- .235
1B C. Robinson 2-5, HR, 2 RBI (3), 2 RS -- .294
C Pina 2-3, BB, 2B, 3 RS -- .357
SS McConnell 1-4, 2 RBI, K, SB -- .308
RF Van Stratten 1-3, S, RBI, RS -- .200

B. Johnson 1/3 IP, 3 ER, H, 2 BB -- 81.00 ERA
Teaford 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, K -- W, 2-0, 3.38 ERA
Villa 2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, K -- 15.43 ERA
Castaneda 3 IP, 2 H, 6 K -- SV, 1, 0.00 ERA, nice

* The Naturals came back from an early 4-run deficit to grab another win over the Hooks. Blake Johnson got the start but didn't survive the 1st as he left with an apparent injury. Everett Teaford made the unexpected replacement and got hit for 4 runs before escaping the inning. The Naturals immediately began to regroup as Derrick Robinson tripled to lead off the NWA 1st and scored on a Johnny Giavotella groundout before Clint Robinson clubbed his 1st homer of the season to cut it to 4-2. Teaford still wasn't on his game as the Hooks scored 2 in the 2nd to make it 6-2. The Robinsons went back to work in the 3rd as Derrick led off with a double and scored on a Clint single. Giavotella scored on a wild pitch, Nick Van Stratten hit an RBI single and Paulo Orlando doubled in 2 to make it 7-6 NWA. Teaford and Kelvin Villa guided the Nats through 6 and Chris McConnell stroked a 2-run single in the 5th before Giavotella scored on a wild pitch in the 6th. Villa allowed 2 runs in the 7th before Federico Castaneda came in to strand 2. Orlando hit a sac fly in the 7th to finish the scoring and Castaneda took care of the rest. Hooks SP Jeremy Johnson lasted only 2 2/3 IP in the loss. LF Jack Shuck had 3 hits and 3 others had 2 hits for the Hooks. The series will close Tuesday as Aaron Crow is set to make his 2nd start. The Nats are 4-1 and in first.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 8, Myrtle Beach 3 (Sun.)

RF Ortiz 2-4, S, 2 2B, RBI (3), RS -- .313
LF Romak 2-4, BB, 2 RBI (7), K, RS -- .353
1B Hosmer 2-4, BB, RBI (4), RS -- .500
C S. Perez 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI -- .500
2B F. Garcia 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K, CS -- .273
3B Taylor 2-4, BB, 2 RS, E -- .188
DH Gordon 0-2, 2 BB, HBP, RS -- .250
The Rocks stranded 11.

Caldera 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, BB, 3 K, WP -- 3.86 ERA
Hodgson 3 1/3 IP, ER, 4 H, BB, 2 K -- W, 1-0, 2.70 ERA
Bowden IP, K -- 13.50 ERA

* A 4-run 9th helped the Rocks put the away. The Rocks stranded 2 in the 4th and the Pelicans got to Alex Caldera that inning for a run. Adrian Ortiz tied it with an RBI double in the 5th and Jamie Romak singled home the go-ahead run. Caldera struggled slightly again in the 5th and Ivor Hodgson allowed an inherited runner to score before stranding the bases full. Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the 7th and Salvador Perez doubled home a run in the 8th to give the Rocks a cushion. Hodgson gave a run back in the 8th but the Rocks took command in the 9th as Romak hit an RBI single, a key bases-loaded error allowed Hosmer to score, and Fernando Garcia hit a big 2-run double to make it 8-3. Barry Bowden recovered from his rough first outing of the season for a 1-2-3 9th Sunday to finish it. RP David Francis took the loss for the Pelicans. Two Pelicans had 2 hits.

Kinston 6, Rocks 3 (Mon.)

C Theriot 2-4, 2B, K -- .250
3B Gordon 1-3, BB, 2B (2), RBI (2), K, RS -- .273
RF Ortiz 0-2, 2 BB, 2 RS, SB (4) -- .278
1B Hosmer 1-2, 2 BB -- .500, LASIK surgery helping batting eye?
LF Romak 0-3, BB, K -- .300

Cuevas 5 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 8 H, 5 K, HRA -- L, 0-1, 7.20 ERA
M. Baez 3 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K -- 3.00 ERA

* The Rocks were held to 4 hits as the K-Tribe (A-Adv. Indians) opened the series with the win. Kinston scratched out a run off Jairo Cuevas in the 2nd and 4 singles pushed home 2 more Tribe runs in the 3rd. Alex Gordon got the Rocks off ground zero with an RBI double in the 4th and an error scored Gordon to cut it to 3-2. Cuevas served up a 2-run homer in the 5th, tho, and the Rocks could only scratch out 1 more run on a Hosmer DP ball in the 6th. Wilmington left 2 in scoring position in the 7th and stranded 2 more in the 8th. The Tribe got an insurance run in the 8th and that was it. Starter Joe Mahalic worked 5 IP for the win. 2B Jason Kipnis had 3 hits, including his 1st homer, and 2 RBI while 2 other Tribe hitters had 2 hits. The Rocks are 1-4 and 1 1/2 games out.

A - Burlington: Kane County 9, Bees 1 (Sun.)

C Myers 2-4, K, RS, SB -- .235
3B Stovall 2-4, K, 2 E -- .273, made Es in bunches last season
DH Bonilla 0-3, BB, RBI, K -- .143
CF Richardson 0-5 -- .250
LF Testa 0-2, BB, S -- .385

Mitchell 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 3 K -- L, 0-1, 3.86 ERA
Kelley 1 2/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), H, 2 BB, K -- 16.20 ERA
Lehmann 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, HRA, WP -- 7.71 ERA

* The Bees couldn't get going on offense as the Cougars took it to them Sunday. Matt Mitchell made his return from injury and allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in the 1st but settled down nicely thereafter. The Bees left the bases full in the 4th and the game stayed 2-0 into the 6th. Jose Bonilla hit an RBI forceout that inning but the Bees again left them loaded. The Bees stranded 2 in the 7th and the Cougars lit up Scott Kelley and Mike Lehmann for 6 runs in the bottom of the inning as LF Kent Walton hit a grand slam for Kane County. The Cougars poured on another run in the 8th and the last 7 Bees went down in a row. Starter Chris Mederos allowed only an unearned run over 6 IP to get the win for KC. Walton and CF Myrio Richard had 2 hits as Walton drove in 5 to single handedly defeat the Bees.

Kane County 7, Bees 2 (Mon.)

RF Oriental 1-4, 2 RBI, K -- .267
CF Richardson 1-4, BB, 2 K -- .250
C Myers 1-4, BB, 2 K -- .238
LF Testa 0-3, BB, 2 K -- .313

Paukovits 3 IP, 6 R (5 ER), 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K, WP -- L, 0-1, 15.00 ERA
Wooley 4 IP, H, BB, 4 K -- 0.00 ERA
Hodge IP, UER, H, K -- 0.00 ERA

* A 4-run 1st gave the Cougars all they needed off Bryan Paukovits and the Bees. Kane County did the damage on 2 walks and 3 hits in the 1st and the Bees got all their offense in the 3rd on a 2-run Rene Oriental single. Paukovits gave the runs right back on 3 hits, a wild pitch and Fernando Cruz error before stranding 2 in scoring position. The Bees left the bases loaded in the 5th and stranded 2 more in the 6th for their last, best chance. RP Connor Hoehn worked 3 1/3 IP for the win for the Cougars. 1B Anthony Aliotti had 2 doubles and 2 RBI while 2 others drove in 2. The Bees are 1-4 and 3 games out.

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