18 May 2010

Royals on the Farm 5/18 -- Lubanski's revenge

AAA - Omaha: Las Vegas 6, O-Royals 5 (late Mon.)

SS Falu 3-4, BB, GS, 4 RBI (10), RS, E (9) -- .318, error put damper on one of best games of his career
DH Lough 2-4, S, 2 2B (6), RS -- .262
LF Gordon 1-3, 2 BB, RBI (13) -- .362
RF Parraz 1-5, K -- .213
CF Miller 0-3, BB, 2 K -- .182

B. Johnson IP, 5 R (4 ER), 3 H, BB, HRA -- L, 0-1, 11.05 ERA
Marte 4 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP -- 4.09 ERA
Herges 3 IP, ER, H, HRA -- 3.72 ERA

* A slugfest start became a pitchers' duel over the last 7 innings but the 51s pulled out the narrow victory. Omaha stranded 2 in the 1st and Blake Johnson had an ugly start as a 3-run homer and sac fly made it 4-0 51s. Irving Falu stepped up with 1 out and the bases loaded in the 2nd and cranked a grand slam for his 1st homer of the season to bail Johnson out. Falu started the bottom of the 2nd with an error and Johnson and manager Mike Jirschele were ejected after Johnson's next pitch got a little too close to the batter for the home ump's comfort. Victor Marte allowed the inherited runner to score before getting out of the inning. Omaha left the bases loaded in the 4th and Jai Miller got thrown out at home in the 6th to keep the Vegas lead intact. Former Royal prospect Chris Lubanski put some breathing room in the game with a solo homer in the 8th off Matt Herges for his 9th homer of the season, which ties him for second in the PCL. Alex Gordon got the run back on an RBI single in the 9th but was stranded at first. 51s SP Lance Broadway allowed 4 ER over 5 IP to improve to 1-5 on the season. Lubanski and 2B Jarrett Hoffpauir had 2 hits as Lubanski also added his 1st triple and 2nd SB of the season and drove in his 20th RBI. C J.P. Arencibia hit a 3-run homer for his 5th of the season.

O-Royals 17, Las Vegas 5 (today)

RF Parraz 5-6, 4 2B (12), HR (3), 4 RBI (19), K, 3 RS -- .242, um, think he's heating up
CF Miller 3-6, 2 HR (3), 3 RBI (10), 3 RS -- .205, hopefully gets him going
SS Falu 3-7, 2 2B (5), 2 RBI (12), K, 3 RS -- .323, wish I rooted for a team where they'd trade Yuniesky and give Irving a shot
LF Gordon 3-5, BB, 2 RBI (15), SB (2), RS -- .385
2B Maddox 2-5, BB, 2B (5), 2 RBI (16), 2 RS -- .270
3B Lucas 3-6, 2 2B (4), RBI (6), K, 3 RS, E -- .278
C Clark 1-5, SF, RBI (8), 2 K, RS -- .191
Omaha stranded 11.

Lerew 5 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 9 H, 3 K, HRA -- W, 2-2, 3.40 ERA, not a great start, but easy W when you get 12 runs of support
Holland 3 IP, H -- 5.23 ERA
Castaneda IP, H -- 5.40 ERA

* The Royals scored 12 unanswered runs to pound the 51s into submission. Omaha started quietly by stranding 1 in the 1st and Vegas got to Anthony Lerew for a run in the bottom of the frame. Omaha spun that in circles with a 6-run 2nd on an Ed Lucas RBI groundout, a Jai Miller solo homer (his 2nd), RBI singles from Marc Maddox and Alex Gordon and a 2-run Jordan Parraz double for his second 2-bagger of the inning. The Royals added 5 in the 3rd on a 2-run Miller homer (his 2nd of the game and 3rd of the season), a Maddox RBI double, and yet another 2-run double from Parraz. Cody Clark added a sac fly in the 4th to make it 12-1 before Lerew started to struggle in the 5th. Vegas got a solo homer that inning and 3 runs in the 6th on 4 singles to chase Lerew. Parraz led off the 8th with his 3rd homer, Irving Falu slapped a 2-run double and Gordon singled in a run to make it 16-5. Parraz wasn't done, as he led off the 9th with his 4th double of the game and scored on an error. 51s SP Marc Rzepczynski took the hammering with 9 ER over 2 1/3 IP to push his ERA to 34.71. Three 51s, including Lubanski, had 2 hits. Lubanski hit his 10th double to improve to .285. Best wishes with the Jays. Jays prospect 1B Brett Wallace was 1-4 with his 13th double and 32nd RBI to improve to .309. Omaha is 18-19. They have tomorrow off to return to the Central time zone.

AA - NWA: Naturals 9, Tulsa 3

DH Mejia 3-4, 2 2B (6), 2 RBI (23), 2 RS -- .244
RF Orlando 3-4, 2B (5), RBI (16), RS -- .261
CF D. Robinson 3-5, RBI (10), CS (4), OF assist at second -- .309
LF T. Smith 2-4, GS (2), 4 RBI (11), RS -- .261, biggest hit yet for organization
SS McConnell 1-4, RBI (6), K, picked off -- .211
3B Moustakas 2-4, HBP, 2B (10), RS -- .375
C Howell 2-4, BB, 2B (3), K, 3 RS -- .310
2B Giavotella 1-5, RS -- .290
1B C. Robinson 0-5, K -- .252

Paulino 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 K -- W, 4-1, 4.24 ERA, not a good WHIP day, but enough for the win
Coleman 3 IP, 2 H, 2 K -- 1.82 ERA
Villa IP, H -- 8.56 ERA

* NWA stormed out of a 3-0 hole to continue to get right against the Drillers. Tulsa churned out 3 runs off Eduardo Paulino in the 1st but the Naturals tied it in the 2nd on an Ernesto Mejia RBI double and RBI singles from Chris McConnell and Derrick Robinson. Tulsa stranded 2 in the 4th and Mejia and Paulo Orlando hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the 4th to take the lead. Tim Smith creamed a grand slam in the 5th for his 2nd homer of the season and it was 9-3 Nats. Louis Coleman and Kelvin Villa finished it off with 4 scoreless IP. Tulsa SP Greg Reynolds allowed 9 ER over 4 2/3 IP. Three Drillers had 2 hits. NWA is 23-14. Edgar Osuna starts game 3 for NWA Wednesday.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Lynchburg 5, Blue Rocks 1 (7/G1)

DH Prasch 1-3, 2B (9), RBI (11) -- .239
1B Hosmer 1-3 - .388
RF Ortiz 1-3, K, SB (14) -- .291
SS Navarro 1-3 -- .208

Hodgson 5 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 2 HRA, 2 pickoffs -- L, 2-3, 6.75 ERA
Thompson IP, H, 3 K -- 8.53 ERA

* The Hillcats rolled past Ivor Hodgson and the Rocks. They wasted no time as they got a run in the 1st, but the Rocks got an RBI double from Eddie Prasch in the 2nd. A solo homer gave the lead back to Lynchburg in the 3rd and they added a run in the 4th and 2 runs in the 5th. Wilmington didn't really threaten after the 2nd. Curtis Partch started and allowed an ER over 6 IP to move to 2-3 for the 'Cats. Three Hillcats had 2 hits as CF Josh Fellhauer hit his 4th homer with 2 RBI (17).

Blue Rocks 5, Lynchburg 4 (7/G2)

RF Ortiz 2-3, BB, 3B (3), 3 RS, 2 SB (16) -- .299
DH Hosmer 1-3, 3 RBI (29) -- .387
1B Romak 1-2, BB, HR (3), RBI (21), RS -- .203
C S. Perez 0-3, K -- .290
SS Navarro 1-3, RBI (7) -- .216

Dwyer 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 7 K, WP -- W, 2-2, 3.89 ERA
Baumann 1 1/3 IP, ER, 2 H, 2 K, WP -- SV, 3, 2.82 ERA

* Eric Hosmer had a productive night and Chris Dwyer picked up his 2nd win of the season as the Rocks split the twinbill. Hosmer hit an RBI groundout in the 1st and then singled home Adrian Ortiz, who had tripled, in the 3rd. Rey Navarro singled home a run in the 4th and Dwyer had been perfect thru 3 but allowed a run on 2 hits in the 4th. Hosmer drove in Ortiz with another groundout in the 5th and Jamie Romak added a solo homer for his 3rd of the season to make it 5-1. Buddy Baumann came in with 2 on and 2 out in the 6th and allowed both inherited runners to score as the Hillcats rallied for 3 runs. Baumann rebounded for a perfect 7th to pick up his 3rd save. Lynchburg SP Brad Boxberger allowed 3 ER over 4 IP to take the loss. 1B Carlos Mendez and LF Kevyn Feiner had 2 hits. The Rocks are 16-23. Alex Caldera will try to follow up his 11-K start tomorrow.

A - Burlington: Clinton 4, Bees 1

1B F. Cruz 2-3 -- .213
3B R. Wood 0-3, RBI (2), K -- .152
LF Testa 1-4, K -- .246
CF Richardson 0-3 -- .186

Sample 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K, WP -- L, 1-2, 4.89 ERA
Kelley 2 IP, UER, BB, K, E -- 7.80 ERA
Odenbach IP, H, BB, 3 K -- 3.20 ERA

* The Bees' offensive struggles continued as Clinton took the series opener. Clinton rallied for 2 runs off Tyler Sample in the 1st and another run in the 2nd as Sample labored. Ryan Wood drove in Burlington's only run in the 5th to cut it to 3-1. Scott Kelley allowed a run in the 7th and the last 7 Bees went down in order. Clinton SP Erasmo Ramirez allowed an ER over 7 IP to move to 2-2. RF James Jones and LF Welington Dotel had 2 hits for the LumberKings. Jones had an OF assist at second. The Bees are 13-25. Matt Mitchell pitches for the Bees Wednesday.

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