16 May 2011

Royals on the Farm 5/16

AAA - Omaha: Storm Chasers 12, Colorado Springs 9

RF Falu 5-6, 2 3B (4), 2 RBI (12), 3 RS, SB (4) -- .346, a 5-hit night'll do wonders for your BA
LF Orlando 4-5, 2B (4), RBI (13), 3 RS, SB (3), OF assist at second -- .212
2B Giavotella 2-5, BB, 3 RBI (28) -- .298
3B Moustakas 2-5, BB, 2B (6), 2 RBI (31), K, 2 RS, E (8) -- .267
1B C. Robinson 2-5, BB, 2B (11), 2 RBI (29), RS -- .345
SS Arias 2-5, 2 RS -- .318
DH Ka'aihue 1-3, 2 BB, RBI (4) -- .226
C May 1-5, 3B, RBI (7), 2 K, RS, picked off runner -- .149
CF Cain 0-5, 3 K -- .283, hard couple games since the cycle
Omaha stranded 11.

Suppan 4 1/3 IP, 8 R (7 ER), 13 H, BB, 5 K, 2 HRA -- 5.91 ERA, looks like a little bit of BP off Jeff Monday
M. Santiago 1 2/3 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, HRA -- W, 1-0, 9.82 ERA
Holland 3 IP, H, 4 K -- SV, 2, 2.08 ERA, nice outing

* Omaha once again proved to have the Sky Sox's number, and that number was 12 runs once more. The Chasers came back from down, 7-1, as Colorado Springs scored 4 in the 1st and 1 in the 2nd off Jeff Suppan. Irving Falu enjoyed a career day at the plate as he tripled and scored on a Johnny Giavotella single to cut it to 5-1. C-Springs struck for 2 more off Suppan in the 3rd. Lucas May tripled home a run and scored on a Paulo Orlando RBI single in the 4th to trim it to 7-3. Clint Robinson hit an RBI double and Kila Ka'aihue singled home a run to cut it to 7-5 in the 5th as Omaha continued to chip away. Suppan allowed a solo homer before getting pulled in the 5th but Omaha tied it in the 6th as Mike Moustakas hit a 2-run double and Robinson singled home the tying run. The Chasers took the lead in the 7th on a 2-run Falu triple and Giavotella RBI single. The Sky Sox got a solo homer off Mario Santiago in the 7th to cut it to 11-9 but Greg Holland would hold the line. An error scored an insurance run for Omaha in the 9th and Holland sat down the last 5 Sox consecutively. Seven Sky Sox pitchers appeared in the game with 6 getting credited for earned runs. Three Sox had 3 hits as 2B Brad Emaus hit 2 HR (4) and drove in 3 runs (12). Two others had 2 hits. Omaha is 22-16. The series wraps Tuesday as Kevin Pucetas (3-1, 3.13) starts.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 5, Tulsa 4

1B Seratelli 2-3, BB, HR (4), RBI (14), K, 2 RS, SB (4) -- .289
C S. Perez 2-4, RS -- .255
SS Colon 1-3, SF, 2 RBI (20), CS (4) -- .263
RF Francis 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, E -- .111, picked a great time for his first 2 AA RBI
2B Bianchi 1-4, 2 K, RS -- .252

Miner 4 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, K, HRA, balk -- 4.50 ERA, organization debut
Sisk 3 IP, 2 H, 5 K -- 5.52 ERA
Herrera IP, 2 ER, 2 H, K, 2 HRA -- BS, 1, W, 1-0, 4.50 ERA
Rollins IP, 2 K -- SV, 1, 4.68 ERA

* A wild last couple innings settled out with the Naturals on top in a key divisional game. Anthony Seratelli got the scoring started with a solo homer in the 3rd for his 4th of the season. Zach Miner was perfect in his first 2 organizational innings of work, but allowed a run in the 3rd and a solo homer in the 4th as Tulsa took a 2-1 lead. Christian Colon hit a sac fly in the 6th to tie it, then came through with a 2-out RBI single in the 8th to make it 3-2 Naturals. Kelvin Herrera was shaky, however, as he allowed 2 solo homers to turn the lead around for the Drillers. The Naturals were down to their last out in the 9th but a Jeff Bianchi single kept it alive and Salvador Perez did the same. Nick Francis then came to the plate and hit a clutch 2-run double to give the Nats a 5-4 lead. Heath Rollins pitched a 1-2-3 9th for his 1st save. CF Tim Wheeler was 2-4 with his 3rd triple and 12th HR and 2 RBI (35) to move to .326. LF Mike Mitchell also had 2 doubles. NW Arkansas is 19-14. OF Nick Van Stratten and P Will Smith were named the Texas League Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for May 9-15, as Van Stratten hit 8-18 (.444) with 2 HR and 9 RBI over the week. Smith allowed an ER in 13 IP with 2 wins on the week. Zach Miner, who started tonight, joined the roster. OF Wil Myers has joined OF Derrick Robinson back in Arizona to rehab. Minors FA RH Willy Lebron has also been added to the roster. He's 32. To make room, P Harold Mozingo was DL'ed with a calf problem.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 7, Salem 3

1B Graterol 3-5, RBI (3), K, E (4) -- .182
2B Navarro 2-5, RBI (18) -- .324
3B Batista 1-4, 2B (7), 2 RBI (9), K, E (7) -- .207
CF Ferguson 1-4, BB, 2B (6), RBI (16), 2 K, RS -- .174
LF Merrifield 1-4, BB, 2B (12), K, 2 RS -- .321
The Rocks stranded 10.

Arguelles 4 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, BB, 2 K, HRA, 2 WP -- 2.43 ERA, not his best outing
Mariot 5 IP, ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K, WP -- W, 4-0, 1.46 ERA

* A pair of 3-run innings helped the Rocks beat the Sox on Monday. A double play helped Noel Arguelles out of a jam in the 1st, and the Rocks loaded the bases with 1 out in the 2nd before a Juan Graterol RBI single and Deivy Batista 2-run double made it 3-0. Salem stranded 2 in the 3rd before the Rocks added 3 in the 4th on a double-play ball that scored a run, a Rey Navarro RBI single and Tim Ferguson bases-loaded walk that made it 6-0. Arguelles gave up a solo homer and another run in the 4th and Mike Mariot took over in the 5th. Whit Merrifield doubled and scored on an error in the 8th and the Sox scored a run that inning to cut it to 7-3. Mariot recovered with a 1-2-3 9th for his 4th win. 2B Zach Gentile had 3 hits for Salem and 2 others had 2 hits. The Rocks are 20-16. Game 2 is Tuesday as Elisaul Pimentel (2-1, 4.73) starts.

A - Kane County: off day

* There's gonna be a big debut on Tuesday as a 3-game set at the Cedar Rapids Kernels (20-17, A Angels) begins. RH Jason Adam, the Royals' 2010 5th rounder out of Overland Park (KS), will start for the Cougars in his organizational debut. OF Brian Fletcher has been placed on the DL.

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