AAA - Omaha: all-star break
* Irving Falu is leaving to take part in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. That opens the door for Moustakas....Alex Gordon came up empty in the AAA Home Run Derby. He hit 3 dingers in the first round but was eliminated but got knocked out in the semis after hitting 4 for a total of 7 overall.
AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 3, Corpus Christi 2
3B Romak 2-4, 2 HR (3), 2 RBI (6), K, 2 RS -- .600, don't think he's going back to the Carolina League
2B Giavotella 2-5 -- .284
C Theriot 2-4, 2B -- .250
1B C. Robinson 1-3, BB, HR (18), RBI (60), K, RS, E (11) -- .318, 21-game hit streak
DH Moustakas 1-5 -- .352
CF Orlando 1-4, HBP, picked off -- .323
Dwyer 6 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K, WP -- W, 2-0, 0.82 ERA
Chavez IP, H, K -- 6.15 ERA
Sisk 2 IP, UER, 2 BB, 2 K -- SV, 9, 2.70 ERA
* The Rocks fended off the Hooks late to get back in the W column. Jamie Romak kept hitting well as he hit a solo homer in the 2nd for his 2nd at AA before NWA left the bases full. The Hooks tied it in the bottom of the inning but Chris Dwyer was otherwise on top of his game. The score stayed tied until Clint Robinson and Romak went back-to-back with homers with 2 out in the 6th for their 18th and 3rd of the season, respectively. The Naturals loaded the bases with 0 out in the 8th but came up with nothing. Brandon Sisk gave up a sac fly in the 8th but rebounded with a 1-2-3 9th for his 9th save. Hooks SP Jared Wells allowed 3 ER over 6 IP to fall to 4-4. DH Koby Clemens had 2 hits to improve to .256. The Naturals are 13-4.
A-Adv. - Wilmington: Myrtle Beach 4, Blue Rocks 2 (7/G1)
SS Colon 1-2, BB, HR, RBI (3), RS, E (4) -- .191
C Myers 0-1, 2 BB -- .415
CF Dyson 1-3, SB (5) -- .348
1B Stovall 1-3 -- .429
LF Ortiz 0-2, S, K -- .305
Hodgson 4 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 4 BB -- L, 5-7, 4.60 ERA
Thompson 3 IP, UER, H, BB, 2 K -- 6.75 ERA
* Christian Colon set a personal milestone in the 1st but that was about the only highlight for the Rocks in the opener of a Monday twinbill. Colon smashed a 1-out solo homer in the 1st on a 1-1 pitch off Randall Delgado for his 1st longball as a pro. The Pelicans had notched a run off Ivor Hodgson in the 1st but Adam Frost scored on a wild pitch strikeout by Fernando Garcia in the 2nd to make it 2-1 Rocks. Frost giveth but Frost taketh away in the 3rd as he made a run-scoring error to tie the game. The Pelicans added another run in the 4th and got a sac fly off James Thompson in the 5th to make it 4-2. The Rocks stranded 2 in the 5th and the last 5 went down in order. Delgado got the win with 2 ER allowed over 5 IP to improve to 4-6. Five Pelicans had a hit each.
Myrtle Beach 3, Blue Rocks 1 (7/G2)
SS Navarro 2-3, RS, CS (3) -- .231
3B Frost 2-3, K -- .259
C S. Perez 1-3, RBI (30) -- .248
CF Dyson 0-3, 3 K -- .327
DH Myers 1-2, BB, K -- .419
1B Stovall 0-3, K -- .300
Paukovits 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, 7 K, HRA -- L, 1-2, 6.05 ERA
Lafferty 1 1/3 IP, K -- 4.06 ERA
Bowden IP, ER, 2 H -- 2.08 ERA
* The Rocks need Eric Hosmer back, pronto. They managed 1 run in the nightcap loss as the Pelicans swept the doubleheader. Bryan Paukovits gave up a 2-run homer in the 2nd but stranded the bases full in the 4th. Salvador Perez hit an RBI single in the 4th but the Rocks stranded 2. Barry Bowden gave up an insurance run on a 7th-inning triple and the Rocks stranded 1 in the 9th. Starter J.J. Hoover allowed an ER with 9 K over 6 IP to win and move to 7-5. RF Cory Harrilchak had 3 hits and 2B Dan Nelson had 2 hits, including his 8th homer. Harrilchak was a homer shy of the cycle. The Rocks are 12-7. They have Tuesday off.
A - Burlington: Wisconsin 15, Bees 12
RF Oriental 3-4, SF, 2B (12), 4 RBI (41) -- .254
C Bonilla 2-5, RBI (16), RS, CS (3) -- .214
LF Testa 2-5, BB, K, 2 RS -- .262
1B Lewis 1-4, BB, 2 RBI (45), RS -- .247
PR-SS Hall 0-3, BB, SF, RBI (31), RS -- .233
CF Richardson 0-5, RBI (24), K, RS, E (7), SB (25) -- .185
Hayenga 5 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, BB, 4 K, HRA, 2 WP -- 8.50 ERA, somehow escaped the L
Mitchell IP, ER, H, BB, K -- 5.02 ERA
Encarnacion 0 IP, 4 ER, 4 BB -- 6.14 ERA
Runion 2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, BB, WP -- BS, 2, L, 2-2, 7.42 ERA, tagged he and Hayenga as toxic twins before, tonight they were the BP Brothers
* Keaton Hayenga had another poor start but actually exited with a 9-6 lead and the Bees would blow a 12-7 lead Monday. An error on a ball hit by J.D. Alfaro scored the Bees' first run in the 1st and Alfaro left the game after the play. Wisconsin plated 3 runs off Hayenga in the 1st but the Bees blistered starter Kyle Heckathorn in the 2nd for 6 runs on two run-scoring errors, a Gerard Hall sac fly, a Joey Lewis RBI groundout, and a 2-run Rene Oriental single. The Rattlers scored 2 in the 3rd to cut the lead to 1 but Oriental and Jose Bonilla hit RBI singles in the 4th to make it 9-5 Burlington. Hayenga gave up a solo homer in the 5th and Matt Mitchell allowed a run in the 6th as the lead shrank to 2 once more. Yet another run-scoring error got the Bees back on the board in the 7th and Lewis took a bases-loaded walk before Oriental hit a sac fly to make it 12-7. Rodolfo Encarnacion came on for the 7th and walked all 4 batters he faced to bring Sam Runion in. Runion allowed 4 more runs before the dust settled to tie it at 12. Runion allowed 3 more runs in the 8th and the last 8 Bees went down to end it. RP Matt Costello pitched 1 2/3 scoreless IP to improve to 1-2. Heckathorn allowed 7 runs (only 1 ER) over 1 2/3 IP as Wisconsin made 6 errors in the game. LF Khristopher Davis continued to inflict damage on the Bees' pitching staff with a 4-4 day with his 16th homer and 2 RBI (52) and 5 RS. DH Kentrail Davis had 3 hits and four others had 2 RBI. C Austin Stockfisch had 4 RBI. The Bees are 8-9. They have Tuesday off.
Rookie - Idaho Falls: Ogden 8, Chukars 3
RF Taylor 3-4, 2B -- .625
1B Kuebler 2-4, 2B (7), RBI (15), 2 K -- .325
SS Espinal 2-4, RS -- .320
3B Culver 1-4, HR, RBI (8), RS -- .206
LF Ferguson 0-3, BB, 3 K, RS, E -- .282
DH Watts 0-4, K -- .288
L. Perez 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, BB, 3 K -- L, 2-2, 6.94 ERA
Blauer 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 K -- 5.73 ERA
Peacock IP, H, 2 K -- 1.29 ERA
Morizio IP, H, BB, K -- 0.79 ERA
* The Raptors didn't strike often, but they struck hard as an 8-run 5th doomed the Chukars. The game was scoreless entering the bottom of the 5th when Leondy Perez hit trouble abruptly. The inning went HBP, RBI double, RBI double, swinging K, RBI single + error, passed ball, walk, in comes Chad Blauer, 2-run single, RBI triple, fielder's choice at home, single, 2-run double, K looking. Jake Kuebler hit an RBI double in the 6th to spoil the shutout and Malcom Culver tagged his 1st homer of the season in the 7th. A double play ball cut it to 8-3 in the 8th but the momentum died there. Starter Carlos Frias allowed an ER over 5 1/3 IP with 7 K to improve to 2-2. CF Leon Landry had 3 hits and RF Robert Coyle and DH Joe Lincoln had 2 hits. Coyle drove in 3. Idaho Falls is 11-11 after the sweep. They have Tuesday off.
Rookie - Burlington: B-Royals 4, Princeton 3 (11)
DH D. Rodriguez 4-5, RBI (4), RS -- .260
RF Howard 3-6, GW RBI (2), 2 K -- .278
SS McClure 2-4, HBP, RBI (8), RS, SB (4) -- .239
CF Llanos 2-5, BB, 3B, RBI (10), K -- .276
C Jenkins 2-5, BB, K, RS -- .300
2B Piterson 0-6 -- .329
1B G. Baldwin 0-6, 5 K, E (7) -- .090, wow, platinum sombrero?
The Royals stranded 15.
C. Simmons 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 5 K, HRA, WP -- 4.68 ERA
Penny 2 IP, 2 H, K -- 3.86 ERA
Lohden 3 IP, H, BB, 3 K -- 1.93 ERA
Worrell IP, H -- W, 1-1, 0.96 ERA
* The Royals mounted a late comeback and then won in 11. Princeton scored a run in the 1st off Crawford Simmons and then got a leadoff homer in the 2nd to make it 2-0 Rays. A wild pitch made it 3-0 in the 4th and the Royals were being 2-hit entering the 5th. Derek Rodriguez came through with an RBI single in the 5th and Alex McClure took a bases-loaded HBP in the 8th to cut it to 3-2, although the Royals left 'em loaded. Rodriguez led off the 9th with a single and Alex Llanos picked a nice time for his 1st triple of the season to tie the game. The Royals left 2 in scoring position. The Royals left the bases full again in the 10th and a balk came in handy in the 11th as it moved Gabe MacDougall to second and Anthony Howard had the walkoff single to end it. RP Wade Broyles allowed an ER over 2 2/3 IP to drop to 0-2. Starter Enny Romero allowed an ER with 8 K over 6 IP. 3B Scott Lawson and 2B Hector Guevara had 2 hits. The B-Royals are 12-9 and a game up on first. They have Tuesday off.
Rookie - AZL: off day