10 June 2010

Royals on the Farm 6/10

Seven draftees are the first to sign with the club: 7th rd P Eric Cantrell, 11th rd SS Alex McClure, 26th rd P Gates Dooley, 27th rd OF Jose Rodriguez, 28th rd 1B Murray Watts, 30th rd P Chad Blauer and 46th rd C William Robertson. NDFA (that's non-drafted free agent) lefty Kyle Kreich was also signed out of Jacksonville U.

AAA - Omaha: Nashville 6, O-Royals 4 (10)

LF Gordon 1-5, HR (10), 2 RBI (29), 3 K, RS -- .370
PH-3B Thorman 1-1, RBI (29) -- .246
C Bellorin 0-3, SF, RBI (2), K -- .168
SS Falu 1-4, BB, K -- .310
CF Ankiel 0-3, K, RS -- .000
RF Parraz 1-2 -- .257
1B Ka'aihue 1-5, K -- .315

Parrish IP, K -- 10.80 ERA
Humber 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 4 K, HRA -- 5.04 ERA, took liner off head in 6th
Holland 2 2/3 IP, 2 BB, 3 K -- 5.29 ERA
Rupe 2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 K, HRA, WP -- L, 0-1, 0.90 ERA

* Nashville came back to outscore Omaha, 6-1, down the stretch for the win. Alex Gordon hammered a 2-run homer for his 10th of the season in the 1st and Edwin Bellorin added a sac fly in the 2nd to make it 3-0 Omaha. Omaha would do what it has done best lately, leave the bases full of runners, in the inning. The shutout lead held until Phil Humber served up a 3-run homer to 3B Mat Gamel in the 6th and then took a liner off his head from the next batter and had to leave the game as the Sounds took a 4-3 lead. Scott Thorman hit a 2-out RBI single in the 8th to tie it. Josh Rupe served up a 2-run homer to RF Brendan Katin in the 10th and that was all as Omaha didn't threaten in the bottom of the inning. RP Brandon Kintzler got the win with 1 1/3 scoreless IP to move to 1-0. Starter Chuck Lofgren allowed 3 ER over 5 IP. Gamel and SS Luis Cruz had 3 hits each and 3 others had 2 hits. Omaha is 30-28. Humber left the field under his own power and went to the hospital with mouth injuries. Luis Mendoza starts Friday's game 2. RP Brad Thompson has elected to pursue free agency rather than return to Omaha.

AA - NW Arkansas: rainout

* The game will be made up as part of a Friday doubleheader. The Naturals' magic number for the first half title is 8. Edgar Osuna and Aaron Crow will start Friday.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 13, Winston-Salem 2

3B Romak 3-5, BB, 2B (14), 4 RBI (37), K -- .275
LF Ortiz 4-6, 2B (8), RBI (11), 3 RS -- .281
1B Hosmer 3-6, 2B (22), 3B (5), 3 RBI (37), RS, E (5) -- .361
CF Norris 3-3, BB, SF, 2 RBI (18), 3 RS -- .219, thrives in 9-slot
RF Francis 2-6, 3 K, 2 RS -- .264
DH Walton 2-5, 2 K, RS -- .177
SS Navarro 2-5, RS, E (9) -- .234
C S. Perez 0-5, K -- .284
Wilmington stranded 10.

Caldera 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 6 H, BB, 4 K, WP -- W, 6-3, 2.84 ERA, not as good as recent starts but good enough
Mozingo 3 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K, pickoff -- 4.86 ERA
Thompson IP, H -- 8.35 ERA

* The Rocks continued their stranglehold on the Carolina League's best team (record-wise) with a runaway win over the Dash. Jamie Romak got it started with an RBI single in the 1st but Winston-Salem cracked back with 2 runs in their half as Alex Caldera had a shaky 1st. A run-scoring error helped spur on a 4-run 2nd as Adrian Ortiz added an RBI double and Eric Hosmer atoned for an error in the 1st with a 2-run triple to make it 5-2 Rocks. Patrick Norris added a sac fly in the 3rd and the game stayed 6-2 into the 8th. Norris jumpstarted another rally in the 8th with an RBI single and the Dash made another run-scoring error, Romak hit another RBI single and another Dash error made it 10-2 Wilmington. Wilmington loaded the bases with 2 out in the 9th and Hosmer hit an RBI single before Romak finished the scoring with a 2-run double. Dash SP Nevin Griffith lasted only 2 full IP and allowed 6 runs (3 ER) to fall to 4-2. Three Dash batters had 2 hits. The Rocks are 29-32. John Lamb starts game 2 Friday. Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Alex Caldera were named to the Carolina League all-star team today. IF Adam Frost has been called up from Burlington.

A - Burlington: Great Lakes 5, Bees 4 (10)

DH Myers 3-4, BB, 2 HR (10), 3 RBI (43), K, 2 RS, CS (3) -- .289
LF Testa 2-5, 2 K, OF assist at third -- .266
C Bonilla 2-5, K, E (2) -- .256
2B D. Batista 1-5, HR (2), RBI (14), K, RS -- .233
The Bees stranded 10.

Wooley 6 2/3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 9 H, 3 BB, 3 K, WP -- 6.93 ERA
Dennick 3 1/3 IP, ER, 2 H, 3 K -- L, 1-2, 4.91 ERA

* The Loons swept the series on Burlington's home turf with another narrow win Thursday. The Loons scratched out a run in the 1st and another in the 3rd. Deivy Batista hit his 3rd homer for a solo shot in the 3rd to cut the lead in half but Great Lakes got the run back in the 5th. Wil Myers slammed his 9th homer of the season to cut it to 3-2 but again the Loons got the run back in the 7th. Myers came back up in the 7th and went yard for the 2nd time in the game and 10th time this season for a 2-run jack to tie it at 4. Ryan Dennick allowed a run in the 10th and the Bees stranded 1 in the bottom of the inning. RP Justin Miller pitched 3 1/3 scoreless IP to improve to 4-0. Starter Brett Wallach worked 2 2/3 IP with 1 ER allowed. CF Brian Cavazos-Galvez was 4-5 with 2 doubles and his 28th RBI. LF Angelo Songco had 3 hits and 3B Christian Lara had 2 hits for Great Lakes as they were the first 3 batters in the lineup and tore up Burlington. The Bees are 20-40. A 3-game home set with the Lansing Lugnuts (32-27, A Blue Jays) starts Friday. Righty Mike Lehmann was released from the organization after a mostly ugly 31 2/3 IP this season and Sam Runion rejoined the roster. OF Luis Del Rosario is also set to make his full season 2010 debut.

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