30 April 2011

Royals on the Farm 4/30 -- Arguelles gets 1st pro win

I'll provide the April wrap in tomorrow's report.

AAA - Omaha: Storm Chasers 7, Iowa 6

3B Moustakas 1-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI (18), E (6) -- .229
SS Falu 1-3, S, 3B (2), 2 RBI (5), RS -- .250
C Pina 1-2, BB, RBI (4), K, RS -- .190
DH C. Robinson 1-5, RBI (16), K -- .333
C May 1-1, 2B, RBI (2) -- .111
1B Hosmer 1-3, 2 BB, K, RS -- .410
CF Cain 0-4, BB, 3 K -- .241
RF Lough 1-4, S, RS -- .301
Omaha stranded 10.

Mazzaro 5 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 6 H, 2 BB, 10 K -- 4.66 ERA
Teaford 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, BB, 2 K -- W, 2-1, 3.26 ERA
Texeira 1 1/3 IP, ER, 3 H, 2 BB, K, HRA -- 7.71 ERA
Chavez 1/3 IP, K -- SV, 2, 0.00 ERA

* Omaha held off a late Cubs charge to get back on the right track Saturday. Vin Mazzaro made the start and allowed a run on 2 hits in the 1st. Omaha stranded 2 in the 1st but loaded the bases with 1 out in the 3rd and Mike Moustakas cracked a 2-run single. Mazzaro allowed the tying run in the 4th and the go-ahead run in the 5th to make it 3-2 Iowa. Clint Robinson hit a 2-out RBI single in the 5th to tie it but Omaha stranded 2 more. Manny Pina singled in the go-ahead run in the 6th as Omaha left the bases full. Omaha got some elbow room in the 7th as Irving Falu hit a 2-run triple and Lucas May doubled him home to make it 7-3. Kanekoa Texeira replaced Everett Teaford with 1 out and the bases loaded in the 8th and allowed 2 to score before leaving 'em loaded. Texeira served up a solo homer in the 9th but Jesse Chavez came in to strand 2 for his 2nd save. CF Tony Campana had 3 hits and two other Cubs had 2 hits. Omaha is 14-8. Jeff Suppan (2-2, 4.87) will start Sunday's game 4.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 3, Arkansas 0 (4-hitter)

DH Lisson 1-4, RBI (12), K, SB -- .310
1B Seratelli 1-4, RBI (5), CS -- .245
2B Bianchi 0-4, RBI (8), 2 K -- .271
CF D. Robinson 1-4, BB, RS, SB (9) -- .254
SS Colon 1-3, S, RS, 2 SB (6) -- .208

M. Santiago 6 IP, 2 H, BB, 6 K, WP -- W, 2-0, 1.42 ERA, heck of a spot start
Paulino 2 IP, 3 K -- 4.15 ERA
Keating IP, 2 H -- SV, 3, 6.52 ERA

* Mario Santiago made a strong start as the Nats got a shutout win over the Travelers. Neither team threatened until the 4th when Christian Colon led off with a single, stole second with 1 out, and scored on a Mario Lisson single. Jeff Bianchi hit an RBI groundout in the 6th and, after NWA left 'em loaded in the 7th, Anthony Seratelli singled in a run in the 8th to make it 3-0. Patrick Keating brought the tying run to the plate with 1 out in the 9th but got out of the jam for his 3rd save. Angels top prospect CF Mike Trout was 0-4 to drop to .268. NW Arkansas is 11-9. The teams play again Sunday afternoon. Chris Dwyer (1-2, 4.15) starts.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 3, Winston-Salem 1

2B Navarro 1-4, 3B (4), 2 RBI (11), K -- .416
LF Merrifield 1-3, BB, 2B (6), 2 RS -- .311
RF Francis 0-4, K -- .260, hit streak snapped

Arguelles 5 1/3 IP, UER, 5 H, 5 K, 2 WP, pickoff -- W, 1-0, 1.02 ERA
Mariot 3 2/3 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K, WP -- SV, 1, 0.63 ERA, he and Noel have been dynamic duo

* Noel Arguelles picked up his 1st pro win with the help of strong backing from Mike Mariot as the Rocks took down the Dash. Arguelles gave up a 2-out RBI triple in the 2nd as the Dash grabbed the lead. With 2 out and 2 on in the Rocks 3rd, Rey Navarro kept a strong season going with a 2-run triple to turn the lead around. Arguelles stranded 2 in the 4th and the teams took turns stranding runners from there. Whit Merrifield drew a leadoff walk in the 8th, advanced on a wild pitch and sac bunt, then scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-1 Rocks. Mariot worked around a walk in the 9th for his 1st save. Winston-Salem SP Terry Doyle allowed 2 ER over 7 IP but took the loss to drop to 0-3. SS Dan Wagner had 2 hits for the Dash. Wilmington is 14-7. Elisaul Pimentel (2-0, 7.53) starts Sunday's matinee series finale.

A - Kane County: Cougars 5, Burlington 1

CF Llanos 2-5, 2 HR (4, one a huge GS), 5 RBI (15), 2 K, 2 RS -- .294, probably his best game as a pro
RF Beltre 2-4, 2B -- .190
LF Adams 2-4, K, RS, SB -- .177
SS Hall 1-4, K, RS -- .302

Marimon 8 IP, ER, 4 H, 5 K, WP -- W, 1-2, 4.18 ERA, Sugar Ray was sweet Saturday
Boruff IP, BB, 2 K -- 0.90 ERA

* Alex Llanos was nearly a 1-man show on offense and Sugar Ray Marimon had his best start of the season to lead the Cougars to the win Saturday. The Cougars stranded 2 in the 2nd but Llanos went deep in the 3rd for his 3rd homer of the season. That was all the action the game would see through the middle innings as Marimon took a 1-hitter into the 8th. He may have been left in an inning too long as he allowed a leadoff double in the 8th and a 1-out single tied the game for the Bees. Marimon survived with the tie intact and things looked possibly headed for extras. The Cougars had 1 on with 2 out in the 9th when pinch-hitter Ryan Stovall was intentionally walked and Gerard Hall singled to load the bases. Llanos stepped up to the plate and smoked a grand slam to left off RP Zach Thornton for his 4th homer of the season and 2nd of the game to put KC up, 5-1. The first 2 Bees reached in the bottom of the 9th and manager Vance Wilson was ejected, but Chase Boruff sat down the next 3 to lock it down. Burlington SP A.J. Griffin allowed an ER over 7 IP with 8 K to move his ERA to 1.38. SS Wade Kirkland had 2 hits and the Bees' only RBI. KC is 8-15. The win snapped a 6-game skid. A 3-game home set with the Cedar Rapids Kernels (14-8, A Angels) starts Sunday. Leondy Perez (0-3, 4.42) starts.

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