28 April 2010

Royals on the Farm 4/28

AAA - Omaha: off day

* A 4-game set with the Iowa Cubs (9-10) starts Thursday in Omaha for a game before switching to Iowa for 3 games. Gaby Hernandez is set to start the opener. Omaha is 8-11.

AA - NWA: Springfield 4, Naturals 3

RF-LF Seratelli 2-3, BB, HR, RBI (4), RS -- .194
1B Mejia 2-4, RBI (8), K, E (2) -- .210
DH C. Robinson 0-4, RBI (8), K -- .266
CF D. Robinson 1-1, BB, RS, SB (15) -- .329, left game in 3rd
RF Van Stratten 0-3, K -- .286
2B Giavotella 0-4, BB, K -- .329
3B Moustakas 1-4, 2B (4), K, RS, E -- .345

Santiago 5 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K, pickoff -- L, 0-3, 3.43 ERA
R. Hardy 2 IP, H, K -- 0.00 ERA
Swaggerty IP, H, K -- 5.00 ERA

* The Cardinals regained sole possession of first place with the matinee win over the Naturals. Derrick Robinson led off the game with a single and scored on a Clint Robinson groundout as NWA grabbed the early lead. Derrick Robinson walked and stole second in the 3rd but left in the middle of the inning. Mario Santiago gave up the tying run on a 2-out rally in the 4th but Anthony Seratelli led off the 5th with his 1st homer of the season to make it 2-1 NWA. 1B Ernesto Mejia made a 2-run error in a 3-run Springfield 5th as the Cards made it 4-2. NWA stranded 2 in the 6th and Mike Moustakas led off the 8th with a double and scored on a Mejia single to cut the lead to 1. The Nats stranded 2, but went down in order in the 9th. Starter Scott Gorgen got the win for Springfield with 5 2/3 IP of 2 runs (1 ER) allowed to move to 4-0. CF Adron Chambers and 1B Curt Smith had 2 hits each. Aaron Crow starts Thursday's series finale for NW Arkansas. The Naturals are 11-8.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Salem 2, Blue Rocks 1

1B Hosmer 0-3, SF, RBI (14), 2 K -- .417, when that line leads off the summary, you know it wasn't a great offensive day for the Rocks
CF Norris 1-4, 3 K -- .272, was having too much success in 2-hole, needed to move back to leadoff
LF J. Rivera 1-3, RS -- .200
DH Prasch 1-4, K -- .391

Caldera 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 8 K -- L, 1-1, 3.54 ERA
Keating 2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K -- 2.25 ERA
Bowden 1/3 IP, BB, K -- 2.70 ERA

* Salem SP Alex Wilson had a good start and the Rocks had a woeful offensive day before making it close in the 9th. Wilson set the tone by striking out the side in the 1st. Salem loaded the bases off Alex Caldera with none out in the 3rd but Caldera pulled the Houdini to emerge unscathed. Eddie Prasch broke up Wilson's no-no with a single in the 5th and the Red Sox finally broke through off Caldera for a 2-run 6th before Patrick Keating came in to strand the bases loaded. The Rocks got their other 2 hits to start the 9th off RP Lance McClain and they loaded the bases before an Eric Hosmer sac fly cut the lead to 1. Prasch and Ryan Wood struck out with the bases loaded to end the game. Wilson allowed a hit and walk with 6 K over 5 IP but picked up the no-decision. RP Mitchell Herold pitched 3 hitless innings for the win. Five Sox had a hit each and 3B Will Middlebrooks was 1-3 with a walk, his 8th double and 2 RBI (12). The Rocks are 9-11 and 3 games back. They have Thursday off.

A - Burlington: Beloit 11, Bees 1

1B Lewis 2-4, RBI (16) -- .246
C Myers 2-4, 2B (3), K, PB (7), E (2) -- .244
DH Frost 2-4 -- .286
SS Hall 0-4, BB, 2 K, RS -- .271
CF Testa 0-3, BB, 2 K -- .268
The Bees stranded 10.

Lamb 4 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K, HRA, 2 pickoffs -- L, 0-3, 2.45 ERA
Kelley 2 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 4 H, BB, K, HRA -- 12.00 ERA
Runion 2 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, K, HRA -- 13.06 ERA
Hodge IP, nothing -- 2.53 ERA

* A day after beating the Snappers by 10, Beloit returned the favor in the series finale. John Lamb gave up 2 runs on 2 walks and a hit in the 1st but the Bees answered with a run on a Joey Lewis RBI single to cut the lead in half. Of course, it was all Beloit thereafter. The Snappers got a 2-run homer off Lamb in the 2nd, added a homer off Scott Kelley in the 5th, then scored 3 off Kelly and Sam Runion in the 7th. The Bees stranded 2 in the 6th and 7th and Beloit tagged Runion for 3 runs in the 8th to finish the scoring. The Bees stranded 2 in the 8th and that was it. SP Tom Stuifbergen allowed an ER over 7 IP to move to 3-0. Three Snappers had multiple hits led by 3 hits from 3B Reggie Williams, who hit his 1st homer and drove in 2. Four Snappers in all had 2 RBI. The Bees are 7-14 and in the cellar of the MWL West. They have Thursday off. C Jose Bonilla has been placed on the DL with an MCL sprain.

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