06 May 2010

Royals on the Farm 5/6

AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 3, OK City 1

C Bellorin 2-3, 2B, RBI -- .308
1B Thorman 1-4, 2B (5), RBI (12), K, RS -- .244
DH Parraz 1-3, SF, 2B (4), RBI (11), K -- .181
CF Lough 0-3, BB -- .255
LF Gordon 1-3, BB, 2B, 2 K, RS -- .333
RF Miller 1-4, K, RS -- .180

Bullington 7 1/3 IP, ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 K, WP -- 1.54 ERA, nice again, I've got a good feeling here
B. Wood 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, K -- BS, 1, W, 2-1, 2.30 ERA, owes Bullington dinner after this one

* Blake Wood blew a slim lead in the 8th but the O-Royals were resilient in fighting right back for the win. Bryan Bullington had another good start as he struck out the side after an Esteban German leadoff double in the 1st. The game was a pitching battle between Bullington and OKC SP Guillermo Moscoso into the 7th. Jai Miller hit a seemingly innocent 2-out single in the 7th, advanced on a Moscoso balk and scored on an Edwin Bellorin single to break the scoreless tie. Bullington was pulled with a man on third and 1 out in the 8th, so Wood didn't really have much wiggle room. Maybe he just owes him a beer. German came through with the game tying single to haunt his former team. Omaha got right back on the horse in the 8th as Alex Gordon and Scott Thorman hit back-to-back doubles and Jordan Parraz hit a sac fly to make it 3-1. Wood had a quiet 9th. RP Omar Beltre got hung with the loss with 2 ER over 1 1/3 IP. German had 2 hits and his 12th SB with his 13th RBI as the rest of the team combined for 1 more hit then good ol' Esty. Omaha is 14-13. Anthony Lerew starts the first of 4 at home versus the New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA Marlins) Friday.

AA - NWA: Springfield 16, Naturals 8

RF Van Stratten 3-3, HBP, BB, RBI (11), RS -- .310, Nick's finding his AA stroke
SS Mertins 3-5, K, RS -- .279
3B Moustakas 2-5, 2 RBI (19), K -- .418
LF Orlando 2-5, 3B (2), RBI (12), 2 RS -- .219
1B Mejia 1-4, HBP, HR (4), 2 RBI (16), 2 K, 2 RS -- .218
2B Giavotella 1-5, RBI (9), RS -- .299
CF D. Robinson 0-4, BB, RBI (7), RS, E (2) -- .319
DH C. Robinson 1-5, K -- .277
NWA stranded 10.

Teaford 3 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, BB, K, 3 HRA -- L, 3-2, 6.23 ERA, ouch
Chavez 3 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, HRA, WP -- 13.50 ERA
Villa 3 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 HRA -- 8.44 ERA

* The Naturals' 6-game win streak came to a screeching halt Thursday. The Cardinals got a 2-run homer in the 1st as part of a 3-run rally off Everett Teaford. The Nats left the bases full in their half and Springfield tallied 3 more runs in the 3rd on back-to-back homers. Chris Chavez took over in the 4th and allowed another run to make it 7-0, but the Naturals got back in the game in the bottom of the inning. Ernesto Mejia hit a 2-run longball for his 4th of the season, Paulo Orlando tripled in a run and a Derrick Robinson groundout scored Orlando to cut it to 7-4. That's as close as it would get as Chavez gave up a 3-run homer in the 5th and another run in the 6th. Kelvin Villa came in for the 7th and also got the bum's rush with 5 runs in the inning on a grand slam followed by another homer. NW Arkansas knocked in 4 runs in the 8th on a run-scoring error, a 2-run Mike Moustakas single and a Nick Van Stratten RBI single to cut it to 16-8. The next 4 Rocks went down to end it. Springfield SP Nick Additon allowed 4 ER over 6 IP to get the win. Six Cards had multiple hits led by CF James Rapoport, who had 3 hits including the granny for his 2nd homer of the season. He drove in 5 (12). The Naturals are 17-9 and still have a solid lead on first. The series wraps Friday as Eduardo Paulino takes the hill.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Salem 4, Blue Rocks 3

LF Walton 2-4, 2B (2), K, RS -- .147
C Theriot 2-3, RS -- .280
2B Seratelli 2-4, 2B (2), 2 K, RS -- .333
SS Navarro 1-3, RBI, K -- .182
3B Alfaro 0-3, RBI (6), K -- .178
1B Hosmer 0-4 -- .389
RF Ortiz 0-4, K -- .290

Melville 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 WP -- L, 1-4, 10.48 ERA, better than other recent starts
Lafferty 3 1/3 IP, BB, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA, nice Rocks debut

* The Rocks outhit the Sox but could not outscore them. Ben Theriot drove in a run with a double play ball in the 2nd and the 5th inning was a mini-slugfest as Salem scored 3 runs on a 2-out rally off Tim Melville, who had pitched well thru 4 2/3. Rey Navarro got his first organizational RBI with a run-scoring single and J.D. Alfaro drove in a run with a groundout to tie it at 3 in the bottom of the 5th. Salem scored the lead run in the 6th and the Rocks didn't really threaten after the 5th. Salem SP Brock Huntzinger picked up the win with 3 runs (2 ER) allowed over 6 IP. Four Sox had a hit each. Wilmington is 10-17 and on a 6-game skid. P Eric Basurto was put on the DL with a rhomboid strain and Brendan Lafferty made his Rocks debut as shown. Ivor Hodgson starts the first of 3 at the Frederick Keys (A-Adv. O's) Friday.

A - Burlington: Kane County 7, Bees 4

3B R. Wood 1-4, RBI, K -- .167
C Myers 1-3, 2 BB, 2B (7), K, picked off -- .240
CF Richardson 0-5, K -- .212
LF Testa 1-3, BB, 2 K, RS -- .250

Sample 6 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 6 K, HRA, WP, balk -- L, 1-1, 5.34 ERA
Hodge 2 IP, ER, H, 2 BB, K, 2 WP -- 2.63 ERA
Kelley IP, ER, H, K -- 9.75 ERA

* The Cougars swept the Bees for the second time this season. The game was scoreless until Tyler Sample gave up a 3-run homer in the 4th and the Bees stranded 2 in the inning. Sample gave up another run in the 5th and again the Bees stranded 2. Kane County also scored single runs in the 6th, 7th and 9th. Fernando Cruz was ejected in the 7th. The Bees loaded the bases with no outs in the 9th and Ryan Wood hit an RBI groundout before 2 errors scored runs. A wild pitch scored another run before the Bees went down. Cougars SP Dan Straily K'd 7 over 6 scoreless for his 3rd win. 3B Leonardo Gil had 3 hits, including a double and his 3rd homer, and drove in 3 (17). The Bees are 10-18. A 3-game set at the Beloit Snappers (A Twins) starts Friday.

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