14 May 2010

Royals on the Farm 5/14

AAA - Omaha: I could have stayed with Thursday's game another 10 minutes and it would have been done. The Aces won in the 11th on a 2-out walkoff single from 3B Yunesky Sanchez off RP Victor Marte. Marte took the loss with an ER over 2 2/3 IP.

O-Royals 10, Reno 7 (10)

LF Gordon 3-5, BB, 2 HR (5), 3 RBI (7), K, 2 RS, OF assist at home -- .324, what a night
1B Thorman 2-4, BB, 2B (7), HR (5), RBI (13), 2 K, 2 RS -- .229
2B Falu 2-6, RS -- .287
SS Betemit 2-5, BB, K -- .301
DH Mertins 2-5, 2B (2), 2 RBI, K -- .400
CF Lough 2-5, HR (2), 2 RBI (14), RS -- .246
RF Parraz 2-4, HBP, RBI (13), K, CS, E (4) -- .191
3B Maddox 2-6, RBI (14), 3 K -- .268
Omaha stranded 10.

Humber 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 4 BB, 3 K, WP -- 4.57 ERA
B. Johnson 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, BB, K -- 7.11 ERA
Campillo IP, K -- 0.00 ERA, Royals debut
Herges 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 4 BB -- W, 1-1, 3.86 ERA
Hayes 2/3 IP, nothing -- SV, 1, big 3 pitches

* The Royals tied it late then had a big rally in the 10th. Alex Gordon got it started with a 2-run homer (his 4th) in the 1st but Phil Humber wasn't on his game and walked in 2 runs in the bottom of the inning before stranding the bases full. Reno got a sac fly in the 2nd to take the lead but Jordan Parraz hit an RBI single in the 4th to tie it. Reno once again taxed Humber in the 5th as SS Pedro Ciriaco hit a 2-out, 2-run double to take a 5-3 lead. The lead held into the 8th, when Gordon and Scott Thorman slammed solo homers (Gordon's 5th and 2nd of the game, and Thorman's 5th) to tie the game. Both teams stranded 2 in the 9th and the O-Royals took it to RP T.J. Beam in the 10th. Kurt Mertins broke it open with a 2-run double followed by a 2-run David Lough homer (his 2nd) and a Marc Maddox RBI single to make it 10-5, although the Royals left the bases full. Things got very sketchy in the bottom of the 10th as Matt Herges gave up a leadoff triple to Ciriaco, a 1-out triple (after the run had scored), an RBI single worsened by a 2-base Parraz error, and then Herges loaded the bases before getting pulled. Chris Hayes was brought in and needed only 3 pitches to induce a game-ending double play from 2B Ryan Roberts for his 1st save of the season. Beam took the loss with 5 ER in 1 IP while starter Matt Torra allowed 3 ER over 6 1/3 IP. Four Aces had multiple hits. Ciriaco had 2 hits and 3 RBI (16). The O-Royals are 16-17. A 4-game set at the Las Vegas 51s (15-20, AAA Blue Jays) will begin Saturday with Luis Mendoza starting for Omaha. Former hot Royals prospect Chris Lubanski now plays for Vegas and is hitting .259 with an .858 OPS for the third best OPS on the team.

AA - NW Arkansas: Springfield 3, Naturals 2 (13)

1B Seratelli 2-2, 3 BB, RBI (5), CS (2), E -- .209
CF D. Robinson 2-6, 2 K, SB (20) -- .285
DH C. Robinson 1-6, RBI (15), K -- .270
2B Giavotella 1-6, 2B (7) -- .289
3B Moustakas 0-4, 2 BB, RS, E (4) -- .358
RF Van Stratten 1-5, BB, K, RS -- .297
NWA stranded 10. LF Tim Smith had an OF assist at home.

Osuna 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, K -- 1.38 ERA
Coleman 2 IP, BB, 3 K -- 2.08 ERA
B. Hardy 3 IP, 2 BB, K -- 0.82 ERA
Sisk 1 2/3 IP, ER, H, 2 BB, K, killer WP -- L, 2-2, 1.80 ERA

* The Nats rallied in the 9th to force extras but Brandon Sisk got a little wild in the 13th and it cost NW Arkansas. Clint Robinson hit an RBI single in the 1st and the Naturals left the bases full in the 3rd. Springfield finally got to Edgar Osuna in the 5th for 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk. There were 2 outs and Nick Van Stratten was at second in the 9th when Anthony Seratelli came through with a clutch RBI single to keep the Naturals alive. The Nats stranded 2 in the 10th and 11th. A Mike Moustakas error put the leadoff guy at first in the 13th and the Naturals got a big play from Tim Smith in gunning down a runner at the plate for the second out, but Sisk uncorked a wild pitch to allow the walkoff run. RP Blake King pitched 2 hitless innings for the win. Starter Scott Gorgen allowed only an unearned run over 7 IP. Five Cards had a hit each as CF Adron Chambers drove in 2 runs. The Naturals are 21-12.

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

3B Romak 1-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI (18), K, RS, E (4) -- .206, has bounced back a little since move down lineup
1B Hosmer 0-4 -- .389, BA takes a little tumble
C S. Perez 0-3, HBP, RS, PB (3) -- .302
RF Ortiz 1-5, 2 K, OF assist at third -- .301
SS Navarro 1-3, S, K -- .216

Caldera 7 2/3 IP, 5 H, 11 K, pickoff -- W, 2-2, 3.32 ERA, hell yeah, one of the best starts of his career
Baumann 1 1/3 IP, ER, 3 H, 3 K -- SV, 2, 2.57 ERA

* Alex Caldera made his presence felt among the Nationals for perhaps the Rocks' best non-Montgomery start of the season. Both teams stranded 2 early on and the Rocks' only runs came on a 2-run Jamie Romak homer (his 1st) in the 4th. Caldera struck out 2 Nats in 3 different innings and retired 8 in a row at one point. He was pulled with 2 out in the 8th and Buddy Baumann gave up 2 doubles to start the 9th and make the lead a little dicey but then struck out 2 and got a fly out to lock down his 2nd save. Potomac SP Patrick Lehman allowed only 2 ER over 7 IP to take his 1st loss. C Derek Norris had 2 hits and the P-Nats' lone RBI. The Rocks are 15-20. IF Juan Rivera was activated from the DL. Also, lefty Starling De La Rosa has joined the team for his first action above rookie ball. Jairo Cuevas pitches for Wilmington Saturday.

A - Burlington: Peoria 4, Bees 3

DH Myers 2-4, picked off -- .256
RF Oriental 1-3, SF, RBI (9), 2 K, OF assist at third -- .252
2B Hall 1-4, HR, RBI (15), RS -- .254
CF Richardson 0-4 -- .185
LF Testa 1-3, BB, 3B, 2 RS, SB (5) -- .250

Paukovits 7 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 5 H, 7 K -- L, 2-2, 2.45 ERA
Wooley 2 IP, BB, 2 K -- 5.18 ERA

* The Bees lost a late 3-1 lead. Two doubles scored a run in the Peoria 1st but Carlo Testa tripled and scored on a Rene Oriental sac fly in the 2nd. Fernando Cruz pulled a Berroa and was thrown out at third to end the inning. Gerard Hall hit a solo homer in the 3rd and a double play ball in the 4th made it 3-1. Bryan Paukovits had a good start but was left in an inning too long and gave up a 2-run triple and a sac fly to lose the lead. The Bees went down in order in the 8th and 9th. Peoria SP Ryan Searle allowed 3 ER over 6 IP and walked 4 with 2 Ks but got the win. SS Hak-Ju Lee had 2 hits for the Chiefs and DH D.J. Fitzgerald had the big 2-run triple. The Bees are 12-23.

1 comment:

mgrich said...

Sure hope Gordon's move to the OF can wake up hit bat. So far so good.