13 June 2010

Royals on the Farm 6/13

AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 2, Nashville 1

1B Ka'aihue 2-4, K -- .327
CF Ankiel 1-3, 2B, RBI -- .231
2B Mertins 1-3, RBI (14), E (5) -- .265
LF Gordon 1-4, RS -- .359
RF-CF Lough 0-2, HBP, picked off -- .275, hitting streak snapped at 13 games

Lerew 7 IP, UER, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K, E -- W, 5-3, 2.84 ERA
Holland IP, BB -- 5.13 ERA
Parrish 1/3 IP, BB, K -- 9.00 ERA, left game after aggravating shoulder
Rupe 2/3 IP, K -- SV, 1, 0.87 ERA

* Omaha pieced together another key win versus Nashville. Kurt Mertins singled home a run in the 1st and Rick Ankiel hit an RBI double in the 5th as Anthony Lerew held the Sounds in check. Nashville's only run came after Lerew made a throwing error in the 8th. John Parrish started the 9th but had to leave the game as his shoulder flared up, so Josh Rupe had to finish it for his 1st save. Sounds SP Sam Narron went the distance and allowed 2 ER to take a tough loss and fall to 0-2. Only 3 Sounds had a hit. Omaha is 33-28 and only 1/2 a game out. A 4-game set at the Albuquerque Isotopes (32-29, AAA Dodgers) starts Monday as the long College World Series road trip commences.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 5, Tulsa 1

CF D. Robinson 3-5, K, 2 RS -- .297
2B Giavotella 3-5, K, RS -- .272
1B C. Robinson 2-5, HR (8), 3 RBI (41), K, RS -- .276
LF Seratelli 2-4, 2B (2), RS -- .293
3B Moustakas 0-3, BB, HBP, 2 K, E (10) -- .339
SS McConnell 1-4, RBI (18) -- .255
RF Orlando 0-4, RBI (20), K, SB (12), E (4) -- .299

Santiago 6 2/3 IP, ER, 3 H, BB, K, 2 pickoffs -- W, 5-5, 2.33 ERA
Coleman 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 6 K, WP -- 2.13 ERA

* The Naturals hopped on Mario Santiago's back and got some good output from Clint Robinson to beat the Drillers. Robinson hammered a 2-run homer in the 1st for his 8th of the season and then hit an RBI single in the 3rd before Paulo Orlando hit an RBI forceout to make it 4-0 NWA. Tulsa scratched out a run in the 4th but Chris McConnell singled in a run in the 6th to make it 5-1. Louis Coleman came in and stranded 2 in scoring position in the 7th but struck out the side in the 9th. Starter Brandon Durden took the loss with 6 IP of 5 ER allowed to fall to 3-4. NWA is 37-24 and 5 games up on first. Game 2 with Tulsa (25-34, AA Rockies) is Monday.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 6, Winston-Salem 0 (susp./4)

* The rest of the game will be completed when the teams meet again in a week to close out the first half. Rey Navarro had the big blow with a 3-run jimmy jack. The Rocks have Monday off.

A - Burlington: Lansing 3, Bees 2

LF Testa 2-4, HR (5), RBI (19), K, RS -- .265
DH Lewis 2-4, HR (6), RBI (32), RS -- .273

Paukovits 7 IP, ER, H, 6 K -- 3.08 ERA
Dennick 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, K -- L, 1-3, 5.54 ERA
Encarnacion 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, BB -- 4.35 ERA

* The headline I saw for Sunday's game was "Paukovits flirts with no-hitter" so I figured, the Bees must have won. But no, they didn't. Lansing picked on Burlington's pen to get the comeback win. Joey Lewis broke a deadlock with a solo homer in the 4th for his 6th of the season. Lansing broke up Paukovits' no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the 7th as the Lugnuts got a sac fly to tie it. The Bees left 2 in scoring position in the 7th and Lansing struck for 2 off Dennick and Rodolfo Encarnacion in the 8th. Encarnacion gave up the key 2-run single to give Lansing what it needed. Carlo Testa went long for his 5th homer of the season in the 9th but that was all the Bees could muster. SP Ryan Shropshire allowed an ER over 7 IP to move to 4-5. SS Ryan Goins had 2 hits, including the clutch 2-run single for his 27th RBI of the season. The Bees are 20-43 and losers of 6 straight. A 3-game home set versus the Peoria Chiefs (34-29, A Cubs) starts Monday.

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