06 May 2011

Royals on the Farm 5/6

It's Hosmermania in KC!!! He turns a nifty 3-6-3 double play in the 1st, works a nice walk in the 2nd, gets another free pass in the 4th (Gio Gonzalez didn't want any), swipes second (great jump!), tough K in the 6th (Gonzalez wanted some that time, wasn't messing around), then, sadly, got robbed on a called third strike in the 9th. I liked that he trusted his instincts tho and had good ABs. Went to 3-2 count in 3 of his 4 plate appearances. And despite the 0-fer, that's a .500 OBP there.

AAA - Omaha: Oklahoma City 3, Storm Chasers 2

DH Zawadzki 3-4, RBI (10) -- .209
SS Falu 2-3, BB, picked off, 2 E (4) -- .320
RF Orlando 1-3, 2B (2), RBI (9) -- .176, haven't typed Paulo's name in a while
2B Giavotella 1-4 -- .283
1B C. Robinson 1-4, K -- .337
LF Lough 0-4, K -- .316
3B Moustakas 0-4, 3 K -- .236
CF Cain 1-4, 2B (5), RS -- .292

Suppan 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HRA -- L, 2-4, 5.29 ERA
Tejeda IP, UER, 2 H, 2 K -- 0.00 ERA, rehabbing
Texeira 2 IP, H -- 5.06 ERA

* A 1-0 Chasers lead fell apart in the 6th as the RedHawks took the series opener. Paulo Orlando hit a 2-out RBI double in the 2nd to spot Omaha a lead. Jeff Suppan took a 2-hit shutout into the 6th but the RedHawks got 2 solo homers in the inning to turn it around. Robinson Tejeda came in for an inning of rehab work in the 7th but a 2-out Irving Falu error allowed another Hawks run to score. Lance Zawadzki hit a 2-out RBI single in the 9th but the Chasers left the tying run 90 feet away. DH Brian Dopirak had 2 hits, including his 3rd homer. Omaha is 16-12. Game 2 is Saturday as there is no announced starter for Omaha on the MiLB scoreboard.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 10, Springfield 4

DH Colon 3-5, 3 RBI (17), 2 RS -- .261
1B Romak 2-4, 2 RBI (15), K, RS -- .282
SS Bianchi 2-4, 2B (7), RBI (10), 2 RS, E -- .247
3B Lisson 2-4, 2B (3), RBI (13), RS -- .278
2B Seratelli 0-1, 3 BB, HBP, RBI (7), 2 RS -- .277
LF T. Smith 1-4, RBI (5) -- .224
RF Myers 1-3, BB -- .271

Rollins 5 IP, ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K, HRA -- W, 1-2, 5.32 ERA
Baumann IP, 2 UER, 2 H, 2 K -- 8.78 ERA
B. Johnson 3 IP, ER, H, 2 K, HRA -- SV, 3, 0.43 ERA

* A 5-run 5th was the key to an NWA victory on Friday. The Cards drew first blood as Heath Rollins allowed a solo homer in the 4th. The Naturals loaded the bases with 0 out in their half of the 4th and a Tim Smith RBI forceout and run-scoring wild pitch made it 2-1 NW Arkansas. Rollins left the bases loaded in the 5th and, once again, the Nats loaded the bases with 0 out in the bottom of the frame. Anthony Seratelli had a great night in the leadoff spot with 3 walks and a HBP and one of those walks brought in the first run of the inning. Christian Colon followed with a 2-run single, and Jamie Romak also hit a 2-run single to make it 7-1. Buddy Baumann allowed a 2-run double in the 6th but Colon singled in another run to make it 8-3. Blake Johnson allowed his first ER of the year on a 7th inning dinger but Jeff Bianchi and Mario Lisson put it away with back-to-back RBI doubles in the NWA half. 1B Matt Adams was 2-4 with 2 HR (8) and 2 RBI (25) for the Cards. The Naturals are 12-12. A 4-game home showdown with the division-leading Tulsa Drillers (16-9, AA Rockies) starts Saturday. Edgar Osuna (3-0, 4.91) starts for NWA.

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

2B Navarro 2-4, SB (5) -- .374
CF Merrifield 0-4, OF assist at third -- .313
LF Ortiz 0-3, BB, K, CS -- .125
RF Francis 1-4, 2B (10), K, SB (5), OF assist at third -- .263, that's 9 OF assists on the season

E. Pimentel 6 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K -- 4.61 ERA, tough no-decision
Chapman 2 IP, ER, 2 H, 3 K -- BS, 1, 4.76 ERA
Dennick 2/3 IP, ER, 2 H, K -- L, 1-1, 2.45 ERA

* The Rocks snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as the offense didn't provide enough fuel for the bullpen to burn. An error scored the Rocks' run in the 2nd. Whit Merrifield turned a leadoff double in the 3rd into a loud out as he nailed the greedy runner trying for third via relay man Alex McClure. The Rocks stranded 2 in the 3rd, left a runner at third in the 5th, and Elisaul Pimentel gave the 1-0 lead to the pen in the 7th. Kevin Chapman came on for his second inning of work in the 8th and a 2-out RBI single tied the game. Ryan Dennick had a man on second with 2 out in the 9th when C Brian Ward hit a walkoff single to give the Keys the win. DH Tyler Kolodny was the only key with 2 hits. The Rocks are 16-11. Game 3 is Saturday night. Tim Melville (2-3, 5.33) is set to start.

A - Kane County: Cougars 4, Quad Cities 3 (14, Thu.)

* As usual, if I'd just waited another 15 minutes to file the report, I'd have had a full recap of the Kane County game Thursday. Brian Fletcher led off the KC 14th with a double, advanced on a groundout, and it was Geulin Beltre with a walkoff single to help KC move to 9-19.

Quad Cities 6, Cougars 1

3B Stovall 2-4, 2B (6), RS, 2 E (5) -- .333
DH Aparicio 0-3, SF, RBI (3) -- .133
CF Llanos 0-4, K -- .265
LF Fletcher 1-4 -- .317

L. Perez 8 IP, 5 R (2 ER), 10 H, 7 K, 2 E (3), pickoff -- L. 0-4, 3.03 ERA
Keck IP, ER, 2 H, HRA -- 1.17 ERA

* Once again the Cougars had more errors (5) than hits (4) as the Bandits drubbed 'em. Kane County had 2 hits in the 1st and Julio Aparicio hit a sac fly to put KC up, 1-0. Leondy Perez gave up the tying run in the 2nd and a 2-out Ryan Stovall error in the 3rd helped lead to 2 more Bandit runs (admittedly because Perez gave up a triple and double directly after) to make it 3-1. Perez allowed another run in the 4th. KC left 2 in scoring position in the 5th and the Bandits added yet another run in the 7th. Jon Keck served up a solo homer in the 9th and the Cougars' offense sputtered. KC is 9-20. A 3-game set at the Peoria Chiefs (14-14, A Cubs) starts Saturday as Robert Penny (0-1, 1.80) makes his second start of the season.

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