12 June 2011

Royals on the Farm 6/12

AAA - Omaha: Storm Chasers 5, Oklahoma City 4

1B C. Robinson 3-4, 2B (15), 2 HR (17), 3 RBI (50), 2 RS -- .356, wonder if Royals are getting any trade interest
C Clark 2-3 -- .316
RF Orlando 2-3, RS, SB (6) -- .244
LF Lough 1-4, RBI (31), CS (3) -- .313
SS Aviles 0-3, SF, RBI -- .000, drove in eventual game-winner
CF Cain 0-3, S, K, OF assist at third -- .291
2B Giavotella 1-4, K, RS -- .307
DH Ka'aihue 1-4, 2 K -- .301

Mendoza 6 IP, 3 R (1 ER), 11 H, 5 K, pickoff -- 3.44 ERA
B. Johnson IP, ER, H, 3 BB -- 7.03 ERA
Sisk IP, K -- W, 1-0, 5.40 ERA
Chavez IP, 2 K -- SV, 7, 4.45 ERA

* Omaha blew a lead but came back and got the win over the RedHawks. Luis Mendoza allowed a run in the 1st but Clint Robinson picked him up with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning for his 16th of the season. The Chasers stranded 2 in the 2nd and Robinson hammered a solo shot in the 3rd for his 2nd of the game and 17th of the season. Mendoza held the line until the 6th, when he allowed the Hawks to tie it on 3 hits and 2 errors behind him. Blake Johnson walked in a run in the 7th before stranding the bases full with Omaha down, 4-3. David Lough came through with a clutch RBI single in the 7th to tie it, and Robinson doubled to lead off the 8th. He was lifted for pinch runner Jarrod Dyson, who would score on a Mike Aviles sac fly to make it 5-4 Chasers. Jesse Chavez pitched a perfect 9th for his 7th save to help Brandon Sisk mark his first AAA victory. RF Brian Bogusevic had 3 hits, his 10th SB and 17th RBI to improve to .234. Two others had 2 hits. Omaha is 35-28. A 4-game home set with the Iowa Cubs (28-34) starts Monday in the last home series before the everlasting College World Series road trip. Bruce Chen may make a rehab start in the opener.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 6, Arkansas 4 (late Sat.)

2B Seratelli 3-4, HBP, 3B, RBI (25), RS -- .311
LF Smith 2-4, RBI (24), K, RS, SB (6) -- .267
CF D. Robinson 1-4, BB, RBI (6), 2 K, SB (18), picked off -- .246
C S. Perez 1-3, S, RBI (9), E (5) -- .248
DH Bianchi 1-2, BB, HBP, RBI (24), RS, SB (6), CS (3) -- .268
3B Mertins 1-4, 2B (8), RBI (16), K, RS, E (5) -- .236
SS Colon 1-3, BB, HBP, 2B (5), RS, CS (5), E (8) -- .244
RF Myers 1-5, 2B (4), K, RS -- .267

Baumann 3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 2 K -- 4.50 ERA
Paulino 2 2/3 IP, ER, 5 H, K -- W, 2-2, 5.54 ERA
Baez 1 1/3 IP, H, K, WP -- 8.71 ERA
Keating 2 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 3 K -- SV, 7, 4.23 ERA

* The Naturals overcame 3 errors to salvage the series finale and take 2 of 6 from Arkansas in the marathon series. Tim Smith, Salvador Perez and Jeff Bianchi hit consecutive RBI singles in the 1st to spot the Naturals a 3-0 lead. Buddy Baumann got off to a shaky start tho by allowing 2 runs in the 1st on 3 hits and a walk. The Nats got 2 on with 1 out in the 2nd but saw Derrick Robinson picked off and Christian Colon caught stealing to take the bats out of the offense's hands. Baumann stranded the bases full in the 2nd and was pulled after the 3rd. The Naturals got some breathing room with 2 runs in the 4th on a Kurt Mertins RBI double and Robinson RBI single. The Travelers got a run back in the 4th off Eduardo Paulino to cut it to 5-3, and Paulino and Manauris Baez would dodge trouble in the 5th and 6th. More Naturals were eliminated on the basepaths in the 7th and 8th and Patrick Keating allowed a run in the 8th to cut it to 5-4. Anthony Seratelli gave the Naturals some insurance with an RBI single in the 9th but was thrown out in a rundown on the play to end the inning. A lineout double play came in big to end the game in the 9th. LF Roberto Lopez had 4 hits and his 10th RBI, while CF Mike Trout had 3 hits, including his 7th triple, scored 3 runs, stole 2 bases (21), and had an assist at second while improving to .316.

Naturals 7, Tulsa 6 (12)

1B Seratelli 3-4, 2 BB, 2 RBI (27), 2 RS -- .320
SS Bianchi 3-5, BB, RBI (25) -- .277
CF D. Robinson 3-5, BB, 2 K, RS, SB (19), 2 CS (5) -- .259
2B Colon 2-6, 2 RS -- .246
DH Smith 2-6, RBI (25), K, RS -- .270
PH Romak 1-1, 2B (11), 2 RBI (32) -- .244
PH-3B Mertins 0-1, S, SF, GW RBI (17), K -- .234
RF Myers 1-4, 2 BB, 2 K, RS -- .266
NWA stranded 11.

W. Smith 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 WP -- 4.85 ERA
Chapman 2 1/3 IP, ER, H, 3 BB, 2 K -- 2.08 ERA
Baez 3 2/3 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K, WP -- W, 1-0, 6.43 ERA

* NWA launched two comebacks and gutted out a win in 12. Tulsa scored the game's first run in the 3rd then got 2 more off Will Smith in the 4th. NWA stranded 2 in the 4th and Tulsa added a run in both the 5th and 6th to take a 5-0 lead, which held into the 8th. RP Stephen Dodson came in to pitch the NWA 8th and the switch flipped, as the Nats loaded the bases with 0 out. Anthony Seratelli took a bases-loaded walk, Tim Smith and Jeff Bianchi hit RBI singles, and pinch-hitter Jamie Romak greeted RP Joe Torres with a 2-run double to tie the game. Bianchi was thrown out at the plate on the play as NWA couldn't take the lead. Manauris Baez gave up an RBI double in the 9th but Seratelli came up with a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the 9th to resurrect the NW Arkansas hopes. Seratelli and Tim Smith started the NWA 12th with singles and, with the bases loaded and 0 out, Kurt Mertins hit a sac fly to end it. 2B Erik Wetzel had 3 hits and 4 others had 2 hits for Tulsa. NWA is 29-29. Game 2 is Monday as it appears Willy Lebron will start.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Winston-Salem 10, Blue Rocks 1

2B Merrifield 2-5, 2B (14), K -- .274
1B Lewis 2-4, 2B (6), K, RS -- .238
DH Testa 0-2, BB, HBP, RBI (20) -- .284
SS Navarro 0-4, K -- .283

Odorizzi 3 IP, 7 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 HRA, WP -- L, 5-1, 2.97 ERA, yeesh
Dennick 2 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 3 K, HRA -- 2.61 ERA
Lafferty 3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, BB -- 4.61 ERA

* Jake Odorizzi took his first loss of the season as the Dash bats were in fine form Sunday. Odorizzi had 2 outs in the 2nd when things started to go wrong. The rest of the inning went walk, RBI double, wild pitch, RBI double, walk, 3-run homer, groundout as the dust settled with a 5-0 Dash lead. The Rocks left the bases full in the 3rd and Odorizzi gave up a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-0. Wilmington stranded 2 in the 4th and Ryan Dennick gave up a solo homer in the 5th. Carlo Testa hit an RBI groundout in the 7th but the Dash got 2 more runs in the 8th. Four Dash batters had 2 hits as SS Tyler Saladino hit his 7th double, 5th homer and drove in 5 runs (14). Wilmington is 32-29. A 3-day, 4-game set with the Lynchburg Hillcats (27-35, A-Adv. Braves) starts Monday with Justin Marks starting.

A - Kane County: Cougars 5, Dayton 4

DH Stovall 3-4, 2B (15), HR (4), 2 RBI (24), 2 RS -- .298, triple short of cycle
3B Cuthbert 1-3, BB, HR (4), 2 RBI (14), K, RS -- .296
CF Eibner 0-4, 2 K -- .111

Ventura 4 2/3 IP, UER, H, 6 K -- 4.32 ERA, ejected in 5th after hit batsman
Billo 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, BB, 6 K -- W, 4-1, 1.76 ERA

* Kane County took command in the middle innings then had to fend off the Dragons late to take the series finale. A Cougars error helped Dayton score a run in the 1st but Yordano Ventura wouldn't allow another hit until getting ejected in the 5th, I assume for a HBP looked at as retaliatory for one on Geulin Beltre a half-inning earlier. Ventura struck out 4 straight early. Ryan Stovall turned it around in the 3rd with a 2-run homer for his 4th of the season, and Cheslor Cuthbert did the same in the 4th with his 4th homer of the season to make it 4-1. Beltre was HBP in the next AB, which eventually led to Ventura's ejection for backing his squad. An error scored a Kane County run in the 7th to make it 5-1, but Greg Billo finally faced trouble in the 8th. He loaded the bases with 0 out and all three runners ended up scoring to cut the lead to 1 at 5-4. Billo recovered to strike out 2 of 3 in the 9th and pick up his 4th win. 1B Dominic D'Anna had 2 hits and 3 RBI (34) for Dayton. KC is 27-36. They have Monday off.

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