13 April 2011

Royals on the Farm 4/13

AAA - Omaha: Round Rock won Tuesday's game, 3-2, in 13

* Steven Shell took the loss as 3 hits scored a run in the bottom of the 13th. Johnny Giavotella picked up his 3rd hit of the game in the top of the inning to improve to .333.

Round Rock 2, Storm Chasers 0

1B Hosmer 1-3 -- .323
3B Moustakas 1-3, K -- .188
RF Lough 1-4, K -- .269
DH C. Robinson 0-3 -- .296
2B Giavotella 0-4 -- .286

Suppan 5 1/3 IP, ER, 6 H, 2 K, HRA -- L, 0-2, 7.71 ERA
Mendoza 2 2/3 IP, ER, 2 H, K, HRA -- 3.38 ERA

* Omaha's offensive struggles continued as Jeff Suppan's solid start went for naught. Omaha had 1 hit after the 4th. Suppan worked around 2 hits in the 2nd but hung strong until giving up a leadoff homer to Taylor Teagarden in the 6th. Luis Mendoza came in to strand 2 in the inning but gave up a solo homer in the 7th to make it 2-0 Express. Irving Falu's 8th inning single was Omaha's final hit, and Paulo Orlando reached on an error in the 9th but went nowhere. Round Rock starter Neil Ramirez K'd 5 over 6 IP to get his first 2011 win. 3B Brian Barden had 2 hits. Omaha is 2-5. The series wraps Thursday night. Danny Duffy starts the series finale.

AA - NW Arkansas: off day

* NW Arkansas is 5-1 and tied with Midland for the best record in the Texas League. The Naturals are 2 games up on first in the TL North. The first road trip of the season starts Thursday with the first of 3 at the San Antonio Missions (AA Padres). John Lamb will start.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 2, Kinston 1

CF Merrifield 1-3, BB, RBI, K, CS -- .208
1B Whittleman 0-3, RBI (5), K -- .292
2B Navarro 1-4, 3B (3), K, RS -- .480
LF Testa 0-3, 2 K -- .000

Melville 6 IP, ER, 5 H, BB, 7 K, HRA, pickoff -- W, 1-1, 3.60 ERA, nice
Herrera 2 IP, H, 3 K -- 0.00 ERA
Chapman IP, 2 K -- SV, 2, 4.50 ERA

* The Blue Rocks made the most of 3 hits and 2 walks as they pulled out the 3-game sweep of Kinston. Tim Melville gave up Kinston's only run of the game on a solo homer in the 2nd but otherwise shone on Wednesday. The problem was Kinston SP Drew Pomeranz (5th overall pick in the 2010 draft) no-hit the Rocks through 5 innings. In the 6th, Adam Frost reached on a forceout, stole second and advanced to third on an error, and then scored on a Whit Merrifield single that broke up the no-no and shutout and sent Pomeranz to the showers. Rey Navarro led off the 7th with a triple and scored on a John Whittleman groundout to make it 2-1 Rocks. Melville handed the ball off to Kelvin Herrera in the 7th and he pitched 2 solid innings before making way for Kevin Chapman, who struck out the final 2 Indians to finish it. 1B Justin Toole had 2 hits for Kinston. Pomeranz had 8 Ks over 5 2/3 IP and took the no-decision. The Rocks are 4-2 and 1 1/2 games up on first in the Carolina League Northern division. They have Thursday off. Juan Graterol was pulled from the game with an apparent leg injury in the 6th.

A - Kane County: Quad Cities 2, Cougars 1

CF L. Adams 1-4, 2B, RBI, K, E -- .125
LF Fletcher 1-3, BB, K, RS -- .296
C Jenkins 1-3, K -- .308
SS Hall 1-3, picked off -- .111, Cougs had 4 hits
DH Llanos 0-2, BB, HBP, 2 K -- .333
1B Watts 0-4, 3 K -- .227
RF Geulin Beltre had an OF assist at third.

Marimon 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 4 BB, 4 K -- L, 0-1, 6.00 ERA
Mitchell 3 IP, 4 H, 2 BB -- 0.00 ERA, 0 runs allowed, but not a good day on the WHIP
Byrne IP, 2 K -- 0.00 ERA

* One swing of the bat made the game as a key hit in the 5th gave the Bandits all they needed for yet another win. Sugar Ray Marimon actually took a no-hitter 1 out into the 5th but with 2 on and 1 out, QC LF Virgil Hill hit a 2-run double, but was thrown out at third on the play. Only one of the Cougars' 4 hits went for any good as Lane Adams hit an RBI double in the 7th. RP Boone Whiting retired the last 6 in a row for the Bandits for his 1st save. Lee's Summit native and Quad Cities starter Trevor Rosenthal struck out 6 over 7 innings to get his 1st win of the season. KC is 2-5 and 3 games out. The Bandits go for the sweep in Thursday's matinee series finale. Leondy Perez (0-1, 0.00) starts for KC.

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