04 June 2010

Royals on the Farm 6/4 -- Arguelles is shut down

AAA - Omaha: New Orleans 15, O-Royals 6

CF Miller 3-5, 3 2B (11), 4 RBI (23), K -- .237, when you're hot, you're hot...
RF Gordon 2-3, 2 BB, 2B (8), K, 2 RS, E (3) -- .369
DH Ka'aihue 2-4, BB, 2 K, 2 RS -- .346
1B Thorman 1-5, 2B (11), 2 RBI (28), RS -- .235
SS Falu 0-5, E (12) -- .305, ...when you're not, you're not
Omaha stranded 10.

Humber 4 IP, 12 R (9 ER), 13 H, BB, 2 K, HRA -- L, 4-4, 4.82 ERA, yowza
Herges 2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, BB, K -- 4.85 ERA
Castaneda IP, ER, 2 H, HRA -- 3.27 ERA
Rupe IP, H, 2 WP -- 0.00 ERA

* Phil Humber got Charlie Browned as the Zephyrs ran away and hid with the win. Things looked the opposite in the top of the 1st as Omaha rallied for 3 runs with 2 out on a 2-run Scott Thorman double and Jai Miller RBI double, but then the Zephyrs came up to bat. Seven hits later, 7 runs had scored and the Omaha good start had been vaporized. Humber gave up 3 more runs in the 2nd and by the time Omaha scored 3 in the 4th on a bases-loaded 3-run double by Miller, it didn't even really get them back in the game. Especially when Humber put the cherry on top with a 2-run homer allowed in the 4th. Matt Herges gave up 2 runs in the 6th and Federico Castaneda allowed a run in the 7th. Zephyrs SP Brad Stone got the win despite 6 ER over 5 IP to move to 3-1. 2B Danny Richar had 4 hits and 3 RS and C Brad Davis had 3 hits and 5 RBI (15) with his 3rd homer. Five others had 2 hits. Omaha is 29-24. A 4-game home set with the Oklahoma City RedHawks (29-25, AAA Rangers) starts tomorrow. Luis Mendoza starts game 1 for Omaha.

AA - NWA: Frisco 5, Naturals 4 (10)

RF-1B Seratelli 3-4, 3B, K, RS -- .231
3B Moustakas 2-5, 2 RBI (45), 2 E (8) -- .372, 2nd error came at tough time
DH Mejia 2-4 -- .260
2B Giavotella 1-5, RBI (15), K -- .275
SS McConnell 0-2, BB, SF, RBI (10), K, RS -- .233
1B C. Robinson 0-4 -- .262
CF-RF Orlando 1-5, 2B (8), K, RS -- .299, for some reason moved to leadoff...3 BB this season
LF Smith 1-3, S, picked off -- .302

Osuna 7 IP, ER, 4 H, 6 K -- 1.66 ERA, keeps rolling
Sisk 2 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, BB -- BS, 2, 2.40 ERA
Swaggerty IP, UER, H, BB, K -- L, 1-2, 4.91 ERA

* Mike Moustakas' bat giveth, but his glove taketh away on Friday night. The Naturals scored 2 in the 3rd on a Chris McConnell sac fly and Johnny Giavotella RBI single and Edgar Osuna pretty much cruised through 5. He finally allowed a run in the 6th but NWA answered with 2 in the 7th on a 2-out, 2-run Moustakas single. The 4-1 lead held into the 9th when Brandon Sisk gave up a 2-out, 2-run game-tying single to C Elio Sarmiento. With 2 outs and runners at the corners in the 10th, Moustakas made a fielding error and the eventual winning run scored. NWA went down 1-2-3 in the 10th. RP Josh Lueke pitched 2 scoreless to move to 1-0. Starter Richard Bleier allowed 4 ER over 6 IP. SS Guilder Rodriguez was the only RoughRider with more than 1 hit as he was 3-4 with 2 RS. The Naturals are 30-22. A 3-game home set with the Midland RockHounds (25-28, AA A's) starts Saturday. I guess Mike Montgomery is having a little tricep stiffness which is limiting him. Hopefully it's as minor as it sounds.

A - Adv. - Wilmington: Potomac 5, Blue Rocks 2 (11)

1B Hosmer 4-5, 2 2B (19), RBI (32) -- .361
LF Walton 0-5, RBI (12), 3 K -- .158
3B Romak 2-5, 2B (9), 2 K, RS -- .249
C Theriot 2-4 -- .268
RF Francis 1-5, K, RS -- .185
SS Navarro 0-4, HBP, K -- .192

Hodgson 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, BB, 6 K, HRA -- 5.33 ERA
Lafferty 3 IP, 3 ER, H, 4 BB, 4 K, balk -- L, 0-1, 5.09 ERA
Mozingo 2/3 IP, H, K -- 5.93 ERA

* Nationals stalled prospect OF Michael Burgess had the big hit in the 11th as the P-Nats took down the Rocks. Jamar Walton broke a scoreless tie with an RBI groundout in the 4th but Ivor Hodgson's good start was interrupted by a solo homer in the 5th to tie it. Eric Hosmer regained the lead for Wilmington with an RBI double in the 6th but was thrown out trying to get to third and an insurance run went by the boards. Potomac cracked back to tie it in the 7th and the 2-2 game went to extras. The Rocks stranded 2 in the 8th. In the 11th, with 2 on and 1 out, Burgess ripped a 2-run triple off Brendan Lafferty. He later scored, and the Rocks went down in order in the 11th. RP Dan Leatherman pitched 3 scoreless for his 2nd win of the season. Burgess and LF Robert Jacobsen had 2 hits. Burgess, who is in his 2nd Carolina League go-round, had 2 RBI (44) and 2 RS and is hitting .282. He and Jacobsen combined for all 5 P-Nats RBI. The Rocks are 24-31. Righty Alex Caldera starts Saturday's game 3. Dayton Moore poo-pooed ideas that either Moustakas or Hosmer would get MLB time this September. Hosmer I can understand, but if Moose keeps this up, he deserves a taste.

A - Burlington: South Bend 6, Bees 5

C Myers 2-3, 2 BB, 2B (13), HR (8), 2 RBI (37), 2 RS -- .286, here's an idea, drop somebody like Jamar Walton and put the Wil in Wil-mington, I've got a really good feeling about this kid
1B Lewis 2-4, BB, 2 2B (15), RS -- .263
2B D. Batista 2-5, RS -- .236
LF Frost 1-3, S, RBI (13), K, SB (7) -- .256
RF-LF Testa 1-4, OF assist at home -- .275

Hayenga 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K, HRA -- 7.71 ERA
Odenbach 2 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 BB -- 5.08 ERA
Encarnacion 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 K, HRA -- BS, 1, L, 0-1, 5.29 ERA

* The Bees joined the blowaleadaganza in the Royals minors by coughing up a 5-run lead to the Silver Hawks. Wil Myers hit an RBI double followed by a 2-run Joey Lewis double and Adam Frost RBI single as the Bees jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Myers hit a 2-out solo homer in the 2nd for his 8th of the season to make it 5-0. South Bend plated 1 in the 3rd and got a solo homer in the 5th to trim it to 5-2. Dusty Odenbach gave up 2 runs in the 6th as South Bend continued to claw its way back into the game. Rodolfo Encarnacion gave up a sac fly in the 8th to blow the lead and SS Chris Owings slammed his 2nd homer of the game (5th of the season) with 1 out in the 9th to end it. RP Yonata Ortega pitched a scoreless inning to move to 3-2. Starter Scottie Allen allowed 5 ER over 5 1/3 IP. Owings was 4-5 with the 2 RBI (26) to improve to .305. RF David Narodowski drove in 2 runs as well. The Bees are still cellar dwelling at 19-36.

Cuban defector and Royals signee lefty Noel Arguelles has been shut down with shoulder soreness in extended ST in Arizona. Great news. Dayton Moore left open the chance he might appear in the minors this season.

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