10 April 2010

Royals on the Farm 4/9 -- Omaha marathon

AAA - Omaha: Memphis 9, O-Royals 6 (18)

2B Maddox 3-8, 2 RBI, K, RS, E -- .333
SS Falu 2-7, BB, 2 RS, CS, E -- .333
DH Thorman 2-7, BB, K, RS -- .300
C Bellorin 2-4 -- .286
3B Betemit 1-8, 2B, 2 RBI (3), K, E -- .167
CF Lough 1-8, HR, RBI, 3 K, RS -- .231
1B Ka'aihue 1-6, 2 BB, 2B, K -- .300
RF Parraz 1-8, 3 K -- .167
Omaha stranded 11.

Humber 4 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K, HRA -- 9.00 ERA
Lerew 3 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K -- 3.00 ERA
Holland 2 IP, H, BB -- 0.00 ERA
Rosa 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K -- 0.00 ERA
Rupe 4 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K, E -- 0.00 ERA
Herges 2 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K -- L, 0-1, 13.50 ERA

* Omaha came back from an early 3-run deficit but the teams combined for 12 straight scoreless innings until Memphis won it in the 18th. Omaha scratched out a run in the 1st but Phil Humber suffered through a rough 2nd as a 3-run homer and 2 other XBH gave the Redbirds a 4-1 lead. Omaha loaded the bases with 2 out in the 4th and Marc Maddox singled home 2 runs followed by a 2-run Wilson Betemit double to make it 5-4 Omaha. Anthony Lerew came in for the 5th and gave up the tying and go-ahead runs but David Lough led off the 5th with his 1st homer of the season to tie the game. Neither team got a runner past second from then until the 10th. Memphis got a runner to third in the 14th but neither team could rally until the 18th, when Memphis used 4 hits, 2 walks and a Betemit error to score 3 runs off Matt Herges. Omaha left 1 on in the bottom of the frame as Tyler Norrick picked up the win. RF Tyler Henley had 4 hits for Memphis and LF Jon Jay and C Bryan Anderson had 3 hits. Anderson drove in 3 runs as well.
It was the longest Omaha game since 1990. Bruce Chen pitches game 3 of the set tonight.

AA - NWA: San Antonio 13, Naturals 1

LF T. Smith 2-4 -- .375
CF D. Robinson 2-5, 2B -- .250
2B Giavotella 0-5, RBI, E -- .125
1B C. Robinson 0-2, BB, HBP, 2 K -- .200
RF Van Stratten 0-3, 2 K -- .143
NWA stranded 10.

M. Santiago 4 1/3 IP, 6 R (3 ER), 10 H, BB, 4 K -- L, 0-1, 6.23 ERA, rough intro to Texas League
Villa 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB -- 54.00 ERA, OUCH
Swaggerty IP, 5 R (3 ER), 3 H, 3 BB, K, WP -- 27.00 ERA, ouch
Castaneda 3 1/3 IP, BB, 2 K -- nice

* The Missions blistered three of the four Nats pitchers to coast to the win. SA churned out 3 runs on 4 hits and a Kurt Mertins error in the 1st off Mario Santiago. NWA stranded 2 in the 1st and the Missions added a run in the 4th before knocking Santiago from the game in the 5th. When the dust settled that inning, the Missions had scored 4. NWA left the bases loaded in the 5th and San Antonio went back to work for 5 runs off Ben Swaggerty in the 6th to make it 13-0. Johnny Giavotella broke up the shutout with an RBI forceout in the 7th but that was all she wrote for the Naturals. Missions SP Simon Castro got the win with 5 shutout innings. Six Missions had multiple hits led by 3-hit games from 2B Logan Forsythe and 1B Matt Clark. DH Kellen Kulbacki drove in 3. Eduardo Paulino starts tonight's rubber match.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Myrtle Beach 10, Blue Rocks 9

C S. Perez 4-4, BB, RS, CS -- .571
1B Hosmer 3-5, 3B, 3 RBI, 2 RS, SB, E -- .500, gotta like this so far
LF Romak 2-5, 2 RBI (3), 2 K, RS -- .333
RF Ortiz 2-4, RBI, RS, SB, OF assist at second -- .250
DH Taylor 1-5, RBI, K -- .125
3B Gordon 1-1, 2 BB, 2 HBP, 2B, 3 RS -- .667
Wilmington stranded 10.

Melville 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, HRA, WP -- 67.50 ERA, can only go up from here?
Keating 3 1/3 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 6 H, 4 K, 2 HRA -- 5.40 ERA
Basurto 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K -- 0.00 ERA
Baumann 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K -- 0.00 ERA
Bowden 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, HRA -- BS, 1, L, 0-1, 54.00 ERA

* The Rocks recovered from a dismal first appearance by Tim Melville but it was all for naught as Barry Bowden blew it in the 9th. The Rocks rallied for 3 runs with 2 out and none on in the 1st as Jamie Romak hit an RBI single and 2 runs scored on a Jason Taylor single aided by a MB error. Melville took the 3-run cushion and lost it quickly as his outing went triple, RBI single, walk, walk, grand slam, pop out, single, walk, wild pitch, single, showers. Patrick Keating got out of the jam but then gave up a solo homer in the 2nd to make it 6-3 Pelicans. Eric Hosmer hit an RBI single in the 3rd and the Rocks put together a 4-run rally in the 4th. Adrian Ortiz hit a 2-out RBI single, Hosmer ripped a 2-run triple, and Romak singled home another run to make it 8-6 Rocks. The lead didn't last as Keating allowed another solo homer and then a run on 2 XBH to tie the game at 8 in the 4th. Salvador Perez gave the Rocks back the lead with an RBI single in the 5th but the Rocks would leave the bases full. Hosmer lined out with the bases loaded to end the Wilmington 7th but the 9-8 lead held into the bottom of the 9th. With 1 out and a runner at second, Bowden gave up a walkoff 2-run shot to 3B Shayne Moody to end it. RP Yeliar Castro pitched a scoreless 9th for the win for MB. Six Pelicans had multiple hits led by 3-hit nights from 2B Yoel Campusano and Moody. Both also had 2 RBI. 1B Gerardo Avila had the grand slam off Melville. Chris Dwyer makes his Wilmington debut tonight.

A - Burlington: Bees 7, Quad Cities 1

1B Lewis 2-3, BB, 2 HR, 3 RBI, K, 3 RS -- .286
CF H. Richardson 2-5, 2 K, RS, 2 SB -- .500
3B F. Cruz 2-4, K, RS -- .250
DH Stovall 1-3, BB, 3B, 3 RBI -- .143
C Myers 1-4, RBI, K, PB -- .125, 0-1 SB against
LF Testa 1-4, K, RS -- .429

Herrera 4 IP, ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 6 K -- 2.25 ERA, nice start other than BB
Odenbach 3 IP, H, BB, 6 K -- W, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, lockdown
Mozingo 2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K -- 0.00 ERA, Harold makes his return

* The Bees got a nice night from the pitching staff and generated ample offense for the win. Kelvin Herrera allowed an RBI double in the 1st but that was all Quad Cities would get in terms of runs. Wil Myers tied the game with an RBI single in the 1st but the Bees left 2 in scoring position. With 2 out and the bases full in the Bees 4th, Ryan Stovall cleared them with a triple and Burlington had a 4-0 lead. Joey Lewis led off the 6th with his 1st homer of the year and then clubbed a 2-run homer in the 8th to put the game away. Dusty Odenbach and Harold Mozingo finished the game with 5 scoreless innings of work. Starter Eric Fornataro took the loss for the Bandits. 1B Matt Adams was 3-4 as the lone offensive standout for QC. Tyler Sample takes the hill for the Bees tonight.

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