09 May 2011

Royals on the Farm 5/9

AAA - Omaha: Oklahoma City 8, Storm Chasers 5

3B Moustakas 2-3, BB, SF, 2 2B (4), 2 RBI (25), CS -- .261
2B Giavotella 2-4, BB, 2B (4), RBI (20), 2 K, 2 RS -- .282
LF Lough 2-4, BB, 2B (11), K, 3 RS -- .323
DH Ka'aihue 0-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI -- .167
1B C. Robinson 0-3, 2 BB, K -- .313
CF Cain 0-4, K, OF assist at third -- .298

Montgomery 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 K, HRA, 2 WP -- 2.84 ERA
Hardy IP, ER, 2 H, BB, HRA -- 3.97 ERA
Mendoza 2 IP, UER, H, BB, K, WP -- BS, 2, 4.74 ERA
Texeira IP, 3 ER, 4 H, WP -- L, 0-1, 8.53 ERA

* It wasn't a great day for Omaha pitchers, but the Chasers were in position for the win in the 8th before things went sour. Mike Montgomery wasn't on top of his game to start as the RedHawks scored a run on 3 hits before stranding 2 in the inning. Omaha loaded the bases with 0 out in the 1st and a Kila Ka'aihue groundout scored the tying run before the Chasers stranded 2. Montgomery settled down and Omaha got a Johnny Giavotella RBI double and Mike Moustakas sac fly in the 3rd to take a 3-1 lead. Clint Robinson was doubled off 1st on a Ka'aihue flyout to end the inning. A Montgomery wild pitch scored a RedHawk run in the 4th and a solo homer in the 5th tied the game for OKC. The Storm Chaser offense responded as Moustakas doubled in a run and Ka'aihue worked a bases-loaded walk to make it 5-3. Blaine Hardy gave up a solo homer in the 6th to cut it to 5-4 but the lead held until the 8th. Moustakas was caught stealing home in the 7th (broken-up bunt play?) and OKC tied it in the 8th off of Luis Mendoza. Omaha stranded 2 in the 8th and Kanekoa Texeira had a man on second and 2 out in the 9th when three straight hits scored 3 runs to make it 8-5 RedHawks. The Chasers went down in order in the 9th. Five RedHawks had 2 hits as RF Drew Locke and 1B Koby Clemens had 2 RBI. Omaha is 18-13 but still 4 games up on the division lead. A 4-game set at the Reno Aces (19-11, AAA D-Backs) starts Tuesday, so count on some possible next-day Omaha recaps as the games will start at 9:05 CT. Vin Mazzaro (1-0, 4.97) will start game 1. UT Joaquin Arias is taking OF Gregor Blanco's roster spot after Blanco's ticket was punched to Washington.

AA - NW Arkansas: Tulsa 6, Naturals 4 (10)

3B Lisson 2-4, HR (8), RBI (16), K, 2 RS -- .295
CF Van Stratten 1-4, RBI (11), RS -- .225
SS Colon 1-3, 2 BB, RBI (18) -- .263
2B Seratelli 0-5, RBI (10), K, E -- .256
RF Myers 1-5, K, E (2) -- .271
C S. Perez 0-4 -- .244

Lamb 6 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 10 H, 2 K -- 3.49 ERA
Baumann 4 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 WP -- L, 0-2, 7.27 ERA

* The Naturals spent most of the game digging out of a 4-run hole but ended up losing in 10. Tulsa did most of its damage in a 4-run 2nd as 4 hits and an error gave the Drillers the lead. Anthony Seratelli hit an RBI groundout in the 3rd followed by a Christian Colon RBI single to cut the lead in half. John Lamb stranded 2 Drillers in a couple other innings and Nick Van Stratten hit an RBI single in the 5th to trim the lead to 1. Buddy Baumann stranded 2 in the 7th and Mario Lisson got it tied with a solo homer in the 7th for his 8th of the season. The 4-4 tie held into extra innings, when a wild pitch by Baumann and a throwing error by C Ben Theriot scored 2 runs to give the Drillers the lead. The Nats got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the 10th but there would be no magic in the NWA bats. Five Drillers had multiple hits led by 3-hit games from C Wilin Rosario and RF Mike Daniel. NWA is 13-14. They go for a series split in Tuesday's finale. Will Smith (1-3, 6.75) is set to start.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: off day

* The 16-13 Rocks are now tied with Frederick for the division lead after the sweep by the Keys. A 3-game home set with the Salem Red Sox (20-8) starts Tuesday. Jake Odorizzi (2-0, 2.42) will start game 1.

A - Kane County: Peoria 4, Cougars 0 (2-hitter)

3B Stovall 1-4, 2 K -- .322
2B Espinal 1-3, K -- .179
CF Llanos 0-3, BB, K -- .258
SS Hall 0-2, 2 BB, K -- .323
LF Fletcher 0-3, BB, K -- .304

L. Santiago 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K, pickoff -- L, 2-4, 3.46 ERA, no margin for error when offense can't score
Byrne 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, BB -- 5.28 ERA
Mitchell 2/3 IP, H, K -- 3.77 ERA

* The dynamic Cougar offense was on display again as they scored 1 or less runs in their third straight game. KC put 2 on in the 1st with 1 of their 2 hits but a double play put the threat to rest. Their other hit came in the 3rd, so that tells you what kind of game it was for KC, for the most part. The Cougars stranded 2 in the 6th thanks to walks. Peoria broke through that same inning as Leonel Santiago gave up an RBI double. The Chiefs scratched out another run in the 7th then knocked Chaz Byrne around for 2 in the 8th. RP Marcus Hatley struck out the side in the 9th for Peoria. Starter Cameron Greathouse allowed 2 hits and 5 BB with 5 K over 6 IP to improve to 2-2 with a 3.48 ERA. SS Arismendy Alcantara outhit the Cougars, 3-2, and CF Matt Szczur had 2 hits and his 10th SB to improve to .316. KC is 9-23. A 3-gamer with the Beloit Snappers (17-12, A Twins) starts Tuesday. Sugar Ray Marimon (1-2, 3.71) will start game 1.

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