10 June 2011

Royals on the Farm 6/10

Mike Moustakas' debut went fairly well from an individual standpoint, I'd have to say. Got his first hit, drew a walk (liked seeing that especially), didn't look overmatched. Here's hoping his first MLB season goes as well as Hosmer's is, despite tonight's 0-fer for Eric.

AAA - Omaha: Storm Chasers 5, Oklahoma City 4

CF Cain 3-3, BB, 2 2B (17), 2 RBI (27) -- .299
2B Giavotella 3-4, BB, 2B (17), RS -- .309, Giavotella for Getz!
LF Lough 2-5, 2B (15), RBI (30), 2 RS -- .322
1B C. Robinson 1-4, RBI (46) -- .352
DH Dyson 1-3, RS, picked off -- .301
RF Orlando 1-4, 2B (9), RBI (22) -- .240
Omaha stranded 10.

M. Santiago 5 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 3 H, 4 BB, 4 K, WP -- W, 2-1, 5.40 ERA
B. Johnson IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 3 BB -- 6.94 ERA
Tejeda 2 IP, BB, 2 K -- 0.00 ERA
Chavez IP, H -- SV, 6, 4.60 ERA

* Omaha held off the RedHawks to even the series on Friday. Mario Santiago had a rough 1st as OKC scored 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk but Omaha righted the ship quickly off former Royals farmhand Andy Van Hekken. David Lough hit an RBI single and Lorenzo Cain hit a 2-out RBI double to tie it. Santiago stranded the bases full in the 2nd and Paulo Orlando doubled in a run in the bottom of the inning to give Omaha the lead. Clint Robinson and Cain singled home runs in the 4th to make it 5-2 Chasers. Santiago handed the ball to Blake Johnson in the 6th and Johnson would allow 1 in the 6th and hand a bases-loaded, 0 out situation to Robinson Tejeda in the 7th. Tejeda allowed only a sac fly to escape with the lead intact, and he and Jesse Chavez finished off the win. Omaha is 34-27. Game 3 is Saturday with Jeff Suppan starting. P Kevin Pucetas was DFA'd to make room for Mike Moustakas on the KC roster.

AA - NW Arkansas: Arkansas 4, Naturals 2 (7/G1)

LF Smith 2-3, HR (6), 2 RBI (23), RS -- .261
2B Bianchi 2-3 -- .257
SS Colon 1-2, BB -- .246
CF D. Robinson 0-3, OF assists at first and third -- .254
RF Myers 0-3 -- .278
C S. Perez 0-3 -- .242

Dwyer 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K, HRA, pickoff, WP -- L, 1-5, 6.79 ERA

* Arkansas kept chugging past the Naturals with their 4th straight win over NWA to open the Friday twinbill. Chris Dwyer gave up a run on 2 hits in the 1st but Tim Smith picked him up with a 2-run homer (his 6th) in the 2nd. Dwyer served the homer right back to lead off the Arkansas 2nd, then allowed a run on 3 hits in the 3rd and a run-scoring wild pitch in the 4th to make it 4-2 Travelers. NWA put the tying run at first with 1 out in the 7th but a Jamie Romak double play ended it. Travs SP Eddie McKiernan went the distance and allowed 2 runs (1 ER) on 5 hits and a walk to improve to 2-5 with a 5.94 ERA. SS Darwin Perez and 2B Ryan Mount had 2 hits each. Mount drove in 2 runs (34) as he improved to .325. CF Mike Trout was 0-2 with a walk and K. He also was picked off by Dwyer.

Naturals 3, Arkansas 0 (4-hitter, 7/G2)

DH Bianchi 2-2, BB, 2B (13), RBI (23), RS, CS (2) -- .265
3B Mertins 1-3, RBI (15), K -- .235
LF Van Stratten 1-1, BB, S, 2B (8), RBI (25) -- .250
CF D. Robinson 0-4, K -- .246
SS Colon 0-3 -- .242
RF Myers 0-3, K -- .270

Osuna 5 IP, 2 H, 8 K -- W, 5-2, 7.68 ERA
Herrera 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K -- SV, 3, 2.02 ERA, Absolute Zero needs to keep it up, haha

* Edgar Osuna and Kelvin Herrera collaborated on a 4-hit shutout of the Travelers. Jamie Romak and Jeff Bianchi hit back-to-back doubles in the 2nd to give NWA the only run needed. Kurt Mertins added an RBI single in the 4th and, for good measure, Nick Van Stratten squeezed home a runner in the 7th. Neither Osuna nor Herrera faced a big-time threat from the Travelers. Trout was 1-3 with a K and his 19th SB to improve to .307. Mount also had a hit to improve to .325. NWA is 27-29. The series ends Saturday with Buddy Baumann getting the start.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 4, Winston-Salem 2

C Eigsti 2-4, HR (2), 2 RBI (5), 2 K, RS, picked off runner -- .250
CF Prades 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, K, RS -- .266, first pro longball
LF Merrifield 0-3, BB, K -- .264
DH Testa 0-4, K -- .284
2B Navarro 1-3, BB, 2B (13), K, RS -- .288

Melville 6 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K -- W, 6-6, 4.67 ERA, nice night
Mariot IP, K -- 2.17 ERA
Barrera 2 IP, ER, 2 H, 4 K, WP -- 4.50 ERA

* Tim Melville had one of his best starts of the season and the Rocks took out the Dash. Wilmington threatened in the 1st as the bases were loaded with 1 out but a forceout at home helped the Dash escape without damage. They did break the ice in the 2nd as Joey Lewis tripled and scored on a Ryan Eigsti single. Yem Prades went yard for a 2-run homer in the 3rd for his 1st pro dinger and Ryan Eigsti went solo in the 4th for his 2nd of the season to make it 4-0 Rocks. Melville had progressively tougher innings but got a key pickoff at third from Eigsti in the 4th and stranded the bases full. Melville settled back down for a quiet final 2 innings of work. Henry Barrera allowed a run in the 8th but threw a perfect 9th to finish it. Six Dash batters had a hit each, including CF Jared Mitchell, who was 1-4 to improve to .221. The Rocks are 31-28. Game 2 is Saturday as Tyler Sample is set to start.

A - Kane County: Dayton 8, Cougars 4

RF Beltre 2-3, RBI (15), 2 RS -- .267
3B Franco 0-4, RBI (7) -- .185
DH Hall 1-3, BB, 2B (15), 2 K, RS, CS (2) -- .269

L. Perez 6 IP, 6 R (3 ER), 10 H, BB, 3 K, balk -- L, 1-6, 3.14 ERA
Garrido 2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K, WP -- 6.14 ERA
Caldwell IP, K -- 0.00 ERA, former position player making a run at pitching?

* Kane County took a 4-0 lead but the Dragons doubled it up to nail down the series opener. The Cougars got it started with 2 runs in the 3rd on a run-scoring error and an Angel Franco RBI groundout. Geulin Beltre doubled in a run in the 4th, then scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-0 KC. Dayton got on the board with 2 runs in the 5th off Leondy Perez, then cut it to 4-3 with a run in the 6th. The 7th was disastrous for Kane County as the Dragons pounded out 5 runs on 6 hits, 2 walks and a wild pitch off Perez and Santiago Garrido. The last 9 Cougars went down in order as RP Drew Hayes struck out the side in the 9th for Dayton. Former Royal farmhand OF Allen Caldwell pitched a scoreless 9th for KC. 2B Devin Lohman and DH Jaren Matthews had 3 hits for the Dragons. Matthews also drove in 2 runs (12). SS Billy Hamilton was 2-5 with his 21st RBI and 50th (!!) SB to improve to .232. One other Dragon had 2 hits. KC is 26-35. Leonel Santiago starts game 2 Saturday.

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