24 May 2010

Royals on the Farm 5/24

AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 4, Colorado Springs 1

LF Gordon 3-4, RBI (17), K, RS, OF assist at first -- .362, his first assist, after a short hiatus, back to hitting
SS Falu 2-3, S, RS -- .313
1B Ka'aihue 1-3, BB, HR (8), 2 RBI (25), RS -- .330
RF Parraz 1-3, BB, RBI (22), K, OF assist at home -- .238
DH Lough 1-4, SB (5) -- .266
CF Miller 0-3, BB, K -- .204

Lerew 7 IP, ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 2 K -- W, 3-2, 3.10 ERA
Marte 2 IP, H, 4 K -- SV, 2, 3.60 ERA

* A 3-run 3rd keyed the O-Royals' series-opening win over the Sky Sox. RF Jordan Parraz gunned down a runner at the plate to end the Colorado Springs 1st but the Sky Sox tallied a run in the 3rd to take the lead. Alex Gordon hit a 2-out RBI single in the 3rd to tie it and, guess who, Kila Ka'aihue, stepped up to slam a 2-run homer for his 8th of the season to give Omaha a lead it wouldn't relinquish. The Royals stranded 2 in the 5th but Anthony Lerew kept the lead intact over 7 not great but decent innings pitched. Parraz took a bases-loaded walk in the 7th but Omaha stranded 3. Victor Marte cleaned up shot over the last 2 innings for his 2nd save. Sky Sox SP Kurt Birkins allowed 3 ER over 6 IP to drop to 1-3. Three Sox had 2 hits. Omaha is 21-21. Phil Humber starts Tuesday's game 2. Omaha activated RP Chris Hayes from the DL and put Ed Lucas on it.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 7, Arkansas 3

CF D. Robinson 2-3, HBP, 2 RBI (14), RS, CS (7) -- .316
LF Orlando 1-3, HBP, 3B (3), 2 RBI (18), RS -- .279
3B Moustakas 1-4, RBI (41), E (6) -- .390, no homers but another ribby
2B Giavotella 1-4, RBI (13), K -- .293
DH Mejia 1-4, RBI (25), K, RS -- .261
1B C. Robinson 0-3, BB, K -- .269
RF Van Stratten 1-3, HBP, RS -- .268

Osuna 8 IP, 3 R (1 ER), 6 H, BB, 5 K, WP -- W, 5-1, 1.21 ERA
Teaford IP, K -- 4.91 ERA

* A 4-run 7th helped the Naturals stay ahead of the Travs to take 3 of 4 in the series. NWA rallied for 3 in the 2nd on an Ernesto Mejia RBI single and 2-run Paulo Orlando triple. Orlando got thrown out trying to score and Chris McConnell got picked off to help stymie any further offense in the inning. Arkansas struck back with 2 in the 3rd off Edgar Osuna but left 2 on. The score stayed 3-2 into the 7th when the Naturals got some needed breathing room on a 2-run, 2-out Derrick Robinson single and RBI singles by Johnny Giavotella and Mike Moustakas to make it 7-2. The runs came in handy as the Travs scored another run off Osuna in the 8th. Everett Teaford pitched a perfect 9th to finish it. Arkansas SP Manuel Flores allowed 5 runs (3 ER) over 6 1/3 IP to take the loss. Six Travs had a hit each. The Naturals are 28-15. Moustakas was rightfully named the TL Player of the Week for April 17-23. He hit 13-26 with 5 HR and 14 RBI over the week. The Naturals have Tuesday off.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 3, Frederick 1

1B Hosmer 2-4, RS -- .379
DH Romak 1-3, BB, HR (4), 2 RBI (25), RS -- .205
C S. Perez 1-1, 2 BB, RBI (14) -- .299
RF Ortiz 0-4, K -- .280
3B Taylor 0-3, BB -- .214, back from DL
SS Navarro 0-3 -- .208

Caldera 6 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K -- W, 4-2, 2.73 ERA, another good one
Mozingo 2 IP, H, 3 K -- 7.59 ERA
Keating IP, H, K -- SV, 5, 1.08 ERA

* The Rocks scored all 3 of their runs in one rally to ride Alex Caldera's arm to another victory. Caldera allowed a run on 3 hits before stranding 2 in the 1st but only allowed a hit and 2 walks over the next 5 innings. Jamie Romak cracked a 2-run homer in the 4th for his 4th of the season and Salvador Perez hit a 2-out RBI single to make it 3-1 Wilmington. Caldera was pulled after putting the first 2 on in the 7th and Harold Mozingo stranded 2. Patrick Keating pitched a solid 9th for his 5th save. Keys SP Nathan Nery took the loss with 3 ER over 6 IP to drop to 3-4. 2B Miguel Abreu had 2 hits for the Keys. The Rocks are 21-24. With Jason Taylor back off the DL, J.D. Alfaro was demoted to Burlington. Ivor Hodgson starts game 2 for the Rocks.

A - Burlington: Wisconsin 4, Bees 2

LF Testa 2-4, 3B (5), HR (4), 2 RBI (17), RS, OF assist at second -- .267
3B F. Cruz 2-3, HBP, SB -- .248
C Myers 2-4, K, RS -- .272
CF Richardson 0-4, K -- .177
DH Bonilla 1-4, 2B (2), K -- .196

Sample IP, BB, K -- 4.78 ERA, took line drive off ankle, left after 1st
Lehmann 4 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 7 H, 2 BB, 3 HRA -- L, 1-3, 6.20 ERA
Encarnacion 3 IP, BB, 4 K -- 6.35 ERA

* The Bees took an early lead but let it slip away as Wisconsin took 3 of 4 to switch places with Burlington in the MWL West cellar. Carlo Testa hit a 2-run homer in the 1st for his 4th of the season but that was all the runs the Bees would post. Tyler Sample took a liner off his ankle on the Rattlers' first batter and finished the 1st but stayed in the clubhouse for the 2nd. Mike Lehmann made the emergency appearance and gave up a leadoff homer in the 2nd and another homer in the 3rd to tie it at 2. Wisconsin got another solo homer as part of a 2-run 5th to make it 4-2. The Bees got the first 2 in scoring position in the 7th but 2 strikeouts and a popout short-circuited the rally. Testa tripled with 2 out in the 8th but also was left there. Starter Damon Krestalude got the win for Wisconsin with 2 ER over 6 IP. DH Khristopher Davis and C Cameron Garfield had 2 hits for the T-Rats. Both had a homer and RBI. The Bees are 15-28. A 3-game set at the Clinton LumberKings (23-20, A Mariners) starts Tuesday. Matt Mitchell starts for Burlington.

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