AAA - Omaha: Albuquerque 10, O-Royals 2
LF Coats 2-4, 2B (4), K, SB -- .333
1B Thorman 1-4, HR, RBI (4), K, RS -- .250
DH Ka'aihue 1-4, RBI (13) -- .271
SS Aviles 1-3, HBP, K, 2 E (4) -- .255
CF Lough 0-4, K -- .243
RF Parraz 0-4 -- .175
Humber 6 2/3 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 8 H, BB, K, HRA, WP -- L, 1-2, 5.56 ERA
Holland 1 1/3 IP, 3 R (2 ER), H, 3 K -- 6.55 ERA
Hayes IP, 3 ER, 5 H -- 7.20 ERA
* A 2-0 O-Royal lead evaporated in the 6th as it was all Isotopes thereafter. Kila Ka'aihue hit an RBI single in the 1st and Scott Thorman led off the 2nd with his 1st homer of the season to make it 2-0 Omaha. Phil Humber had a 4-hit shutout going into the 6th but Albuquerque 1B John Lindsey scorched a 2-run homer for his 3rd of the season to tie it. Humber allowed 2 more runs in the 7th before getting pulled for Greg Holland. Omaha stranded 2 in the 8th and the 'Topes put it away with a 6-run 9th off Holland and Chris Hayes. The Royals left 2 in scoring position in the 9th. RP Juan Perez pitched a scoreless 6th for the win. Four Isotopes had multiple hits as SS Ivan DeJesus Jr. and 3B Russ Mitchell notched 3 hits each. Lindsey drove in 3 runs (16) and is hitting .500. Omaha is 7-10. Bryan Bullington is being moved into Bruce Chen's vacated rotation spot. He starts Sunday for Omaha.
AA - NWA: Arkansas 10, Naturals 9
3B Moustakas 4-5, 2B (3), HR (3), 3 RBI (8), 3 RS -- .615, white hot
LF Orlando 3-4, 2B (3), RBI (7), RS, SB (4), E (2) -- .244
1B C. Robinson 1-3, 2 BB, HR (2), 2 RBI (6), K, 2 RS -- .250
RF Van Stratten 1-5, RBI (4), 2 K, RS -- .277
C Theriot 1-4, RBI, K -- .200
CF D. Robinson 0-4, BB, 2 K, SB (7) -- .298
2B Giavotella 1-4, BB, K, RS, E (5) -- .333
Crow 4 1/3 IP, 8 R (5 ER), 8 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 HRA -- L, 0-1, 4.57 ERA, that's disappointing...
Swaggerty 1 2/3 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, K, HRA, 2 WP -- 5.63 ERA
R. Hardy 3 IP, K -- 0.00 ERA
* A would-be Naturals comeback in the 9th fell just short. A 6-run Travs 5th was the key to the win. Aaron Crow served up a 2-run homer in the 1st but Mike Moustakas kept his hot start rolling with a 2-run homer of his own to tie the score. The Nats left 2 in scoring position in the 2nd but NWA took the lead with 3 in the 3rd on a Nick Van Stratten groundout and RBI singles by Paulo Orlando and Ben Theriot. Crow served up DH Paul McAnulty's 2nd homer of the game in the 4th to cut it to 5-3 NW Arkansas. Crow got into trouble again in the 5th as an Orlando error helped a run score and another run came in before Crow was pulled with the bases loaded and 1 out. Ben Swaggerty came in and got a pop out but then RF Julio Perez took him out for a grand slam to make it 9-5 Arkansas. Nick Van Stratten scored on a wild pitch in the 5th but Arkansas got the run back in the 6th to make it 10-6. Arkansas RP Jordan Walden came in to close it out with that score in the 9th but Moustakas cracked an RBI single and Clint Robinson smoked a 2-run homer to cut the lead to 1. That was it though as Walden survived from there. RP Barret Browning allowed an ER over 3 IP for the win. Three Travs had multiple hits led by 3 hits from SS Andrew Romine. McAnulty drove in 3 runs (9) and Perez's HR gave him 4 RBI (6). The Naturals are 9-6.
A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 7, Winston-Salem 3
1B Hosmer 3-4, BB, 2B (3), RS, SB (3) -- .456
3B Taylor 2-4, SF, 2 2B, 2 RBI (7), K, 2 RS -- .182
DH Prasch 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, RS -- .375
C S. Perez 2-4, RBI (4) -- .333, 0/2 SB against
SS R. Wood 1-4, RBI (3), 3 K, RS -- .102
CF Norris 0-4, BB, RBI (5), picked off -- .254
RF Ortiz 0-5, 4 K -- .232, golden sombrero
* LF Jamie Romak had an OF assist at third.
Montgomery 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 6 K -- W, 2-0, 1.09 ERA
Keating 2 1/3 IP, ER, H, 3 BB, 4 K -- SV, 1, 2.70 ERA
* Winston-Salem's 9-game win streak has turned into a 2-game losing streak as Mike Montgomery led the Rocks to another win over the Dash Saturday. A Jamie Romak assist to third helped Montgomery escape a jam in the 1st and the Rocks scored 2 in the 2nd on a 2-out RBI single by Ryan Wood and an Eddie Prasch RBI double. Montgomery settled down and the Rocks added 2 in the 6th on a Jason Taylor RBI double and Salvador Perez RBI single. Montgomery had retired 10 in a row with 2 out in the 7th when he gave up a triple, RBI double and RBI single to cut the lead to 4-2. Patrick Keating came in and walked 2 before stranding the bases loaded. Jason Taylor hit a sac fly in the 8th to make the lead 3 but Keating gave the run back in the bottom of the inning on a Dash sac fly. Prasch led off the 9th with his 1st organizational homer and Patrick Norris hit an RBI groundout in the 9th to restore a 4-run lead. Keating closed out the game in convincing fashion as he struck out the side in the 9th for his 1st save. Dash SP Justin Edwards took the loss with 5 runs (4 ER) allowed over 7 2/3 IP. RF Brandon Short and LF Kenny Williams Jr. (son of the ChiSox GM) had 2 hits for W-S. The Rocks are 8-8. Tim Melville starts Sunday for the Rocks.
A - Burlington: Bees 6, Cedar Rapids 3
C Myers 1-3, BB, HR (2), 2 RBI (7), RS, SB (2), E -- .242, 1/1 SB against
LF Caldwell 1-3, 2B (3), 2 RBI (5), K, RS -- .219
SS Hall 1-4, 2B (8), RBI (12), 2 K, RS -- .259
2B D. Batista 1-4, RBI (6), 2 K, RS, E (9) -- .262
CF Testa 0-4, 2 K -- .317
Herrera 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 6 K, WP -- W, 2-0, 2.66 ERA
Lafferty 2 2/3 IP, UER, 3 H, BB, K, 2 WP -- 2.51 ERA
* The Bees found somebody they can beat. A 6-run 5th got Burlington the win Saturday. Kelvin Herrera had a 2-hit shutout through 5 but no run support. That changed when the Bees rallied with 2 out in the 5th. Two walks were followed by a 2-run Allen Caldwell double, a Gerard Hall RBI double, a Deivy Batista RBI single, and a 2-run Wil Myers homer for his 2nd of the season. Herrera gave up 2 walks in the 7th and was pulled for Brendan Lafferty with 1 out. Lafferty let both inherited runners score before getting out of the inning. Lafferty had a wild pitch in the 8th and Myers made a throwing error on the play to score a run and cut it to 6-3 Bees. Lafferty stranded 1 in the 9th to finish the game. Kernels SP Fabio Martinez Mesa took the loss with 5 ER over 4 2/3 IP. CF Mike Trout was 3-5 with his 9th SB and 6th RBI. The Bees are 6-11.
24 April 2010
AAA - Omaha: Albuquerque 10, O-Royals 2