14 April 2011

Royals on the Farm 4/14

Didn't mention the fact that the Royals flipped RP Victor Marte to St. Louis yesterday. No big deal, all in all.

AAA - Omaha: Round Rock 7, O-Royals 5

1B C. Robinson 2-3, HBP, HR (4), RBI (7), RS -- .333, left game after HBP in 8th
CF Cain 2-5, 2B, RBI, OF assist at home -- .400, Omaha debut
DH-1B Hosmer 1-4, HR, 2 RBI (4), 2 K, RS -- .314
LF Lough 1-5, RBI (2), RS, OF assist at second -- .258
2B Giavotella 1-3, S, K -- .290

Pucetas 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 4 K, HRA -- 2.00 ERA
Holland 2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, K, HRA -- BS, 1, 3.60 ERA
Coleman IP, 3 R (2 ER), 2 H, BB, K -- BS, 2, 6.75 ERA

* The Storm Chasers blew not 1 but 2 saves on Thursday as their woes continued. Eric Hosmer went deep in 1st for his 1st homer of the season as the 2-run shot gave the Chasers an early lead. That lasted until Kevin Pucetas served up a 2-run homer in the 4th to tie the game. Lorenzo Cain earned his 1st organizational RBI in the 5th with a run-scoring double in the 5th and Clint Robinson led off the 6th with his 4th homer of the season to make it 4-2 Storm Chasers. The lead lasted 2 batters as Greg Holland came on in the 6th and gave up a 2-run homer to retie the game. Omaha regained the lead on a David Lough fielder's choice in the 7th, but Louis Coleman loaded the bases with 1 out in the 8th and gave up a killer 3-run triple to C Kevin Cash, Round Rock's #9 hitter. The Chasers went down in order in the 9th. Three Express batters had 2 hits. Omaha is 2-6. The Chasers bid good riddance to Round Rock and will open Werner Park Friday with the first of 4 versus the Nashville Sounds (AAA Brewers). There's no announced starter on the Chasers' site, but I'm thinking Danny Duffy? With Robinson Tejeda put on the DL with some inflammation, Blake Wood got called up to the KC pen.

AA - NW Arkansas: San Antonio 7, Naturals 4

2B Bianchi 2-4, RBI (5), K, RS -- .370
RF Van Stratten 0-2, SF, RBI (3) -- .261
LF Myers 0-3, 2 K -- .300
SS Colon 0-3, BB, RS -- .280
CF D. Robinson 0-4, K -- .267
C S. Perez 1-4, RS -- .208

Lamb 3 2/3 IP, ER, 3 H, 5 BB, K, WP, 2 pickoffs -- 4.05 ERA, 73 pitches, not on top of his game yet, obviously
B. Johnson 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K -- 0.00 ERA, another good outing
Sisk 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, BB, K, HRA -- 4.15 ERA
Keating IP, 4 ER, 4 H, K, HRA -- BS, 2, L, 0-1, 10.80 ERA

* It was a night of blown leads in the upper Royals' minors as the Naturals lost an 8th inning lead in a major way. John Lamb had pickoffs in a laborious first couple innings of work to keep the Missions off the board but gave up a run in the 3rd after laboring again. Jeff Bianchi got NWA on the board with a 4th inning RBI single and a run-scoring error gave the Nats a 2-1 lead. Lamb didn't survive the 4th but Blake Johnson kept the lead intact. Brandon Sisk stranded the bases full in the 6th and a run-scoring wild pitch and Nick Van Stratten sac fly in the 7th stretched the lead to 4-1. Sisk was pulled after giving up a homer and double to start the 8th but Patrick Keating fared no better as a 2-out, 2-run double, RBI single and 2-run homer flipped the lead to 7-4 San Antonio. The Naturals went down in order in the 9th. Missions SP Casey Kelly allowed 2 runs (1 ER) over 6 IP but didn't factor in the decision. 1B Cody Decker and 3B Blake Tekotte had 3 hits for the Missions. NWA is 5-2 as the 5-game win streak is snapped. Game 2 is Friday night. Will Smith (0-0, 2.08) is set to start for the Naturals.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: off day

* The Rocks are 4-2. They play host to the Potomac Nationals (2-3) in the first of 3 Friday. Justin Marks (0-0, 5.40) will start with Tyler Sample playing piggyback after a few innings.

A - Kane County: Cougars 1, Quad Cities 0 (10, 3-hitter)

SS Hall 3-4, 2B, K, RS -- .227
RF Llanos 2-5, K, SB -- .344
2B Espinal 1-5, GW RBI (2), K -- .227
The Cougars were 1-11 with runners in scoring position.

L. Perez 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 5 K, WP -- 0.00 ERA
Wooley 4 IP, H, 5 K, pickoff -- 3.86 ERA, nice
Boruff IP, BB -- W, 1-0, 2.25 ERA

* A good start from Leondy Perez resulted in a no-decision as the teams combined for 11 hits in 10 innings until Yowill Espinal finally laid the game to rest. Perez stranded 2 Bandits in the 2nd but innings came and went without any scoring. The Cougars got a runner to third a couple times but couldn't get one home. KC stranded 2 in the 9th but Gerard Hall hit a 1-out double in the 10th and Espinal hit a 2-out walkoff single to end it. 2010 Cards 2nd rounder Jordan Swagerty K'd 9 over 7 IP but took the ND as well. SS Greg Garcia had 2 hits. Rest of the team? 1-29. Kane County is 3-5 after averting the sweep. A 3-game set at the Clinton LumberKings (A Mariners) starts Friday with Keaton Hayenga (1-0, 1.80) getting the start.

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