02 June 2011

Royals on the Farm 6/2 -- Tommy John Lamb

AAA - Omaha: New Orleans 22, Storm Chasers 6

2B Giavotella 3-5, 2B (12), HR (3), 3 RBI (34), 2 RS, SB (5), E (6) -- .296
LF Lough 2-5, RBI (26), RS -- .320
3B Moustakas 2-5, HR (10), RBI (42), K, RS -- .292
DH C. Robinson 2-3, RBI (40) -- .354
C Pina 2-4, K, RS, E (6), pickoff -- .204
CF Dyson 1-5, RS -- .293
RF Cain 0-4, K -- .293

Pucetas 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 K, HRA -- L, 4-2, 4.61 ERA
B. Johnson 1 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, K, HRA, WP -- 6.87 ERA
Rollins 1 2/3 IP, 6 R (5 ER), 5 H, 2 HRA -- 16.62 ERA
Hardy IP, 7 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 HRA -- 8.44 ERA

* Seventeen, count 'em, seventeen late runs made for a laugher in Omaha Thursday. It got ugly quick as the Zephyrs loaded the bases with none out in the 1st and Chris Aguila smoked a grand slam (his 9th) to left to make it 4-0 off the bat. David Lough and Clint Robinson hit RBI singles in the bottom of the 1st to keep Omaha in the game. Things stayed 4-2 until Kevin Pucetas allowed an RBI single in the 5th to extend it to 5-2. Mike Moustakas cut it to 5-3 with his 10th homer of the season in the 6th. Things headed south in the 7th as Blake Johnson got tagged for 4 runs. Then, Heath Rollins gave up 2 homers in a 6-run New Orleans 8th. Blaine Hardy then got worse treatment with 3 HR allowed in a 7-run New Orleans 9th to make it 22-3. Johnny Giavotella got in on the act with a 3-run homer in the 9th for his 3rd of the season, but a miracle rally was not to be. Six Zephyrs had multiple hits led by 4-hit nights from 2B Ruben Gotay and 3B Matt Dominguez. Dominguez (HS teammate of Mike Moustakas, if you remember) hit 2 HR (3) and drove in 5 (13) while Gotay hit his 6th homer and drove in 6 (21). Omaha is 30-24. The series ends Friday as Mike Montgomery starts.

AA - NW Arkansas: Frisco 7, Naturals 5 (10)

1B Seratelli 2-3, 2 BB, RBI (17), RS, 2 SB (12) -- .308
CF D. Robinson 2-3, BB, S, 3B (2), 2 RS, SB (15), CS (2) -- .280
SS Colon 1-5, RBI (26) -- .232
LF T. Smith 1-3, BB, HR (4), RBI (14), RS -- .261
2B Bianchi 1-5, RBI (21) -- .259
C S. Perez 0-4, BB, 2 K -- .263
RF Nick Van Stratten had an assist at second.

Miner 4 IP, 3 R (1 ER), 4 H, BB, 5 K -- 3.00 ERA
Sisk 3 IP, 2 K -- 3.76 ERA, nice
Keating 2 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, BB, 2 K, HRA -- BS, 4, 4.56 ERA
Paulino IP, 2 ER, 3 H, HRA -- L, 1-1, 5.16 ERA

* The Naturals gave up 4 late runs as Frisco got a comeback win. NWA jumped on Frisco early as Derrick Robinson led off the Nats 1st with a triple, scored on an Anthony Seratelli single, and Seratelli scored on a Jeff Bianchi single before NWA left 'em loaded. Christian Colon singled in a run in the 2nd and Zach Miner kept Frisco off the board until the 5th. The Riders got 3 runs that inning off Miner and Brandon Sisk to tie the game. Tim Smith put NW Arkansas back up with his 4th homer of the season to lead off the 6th. The Naturals left the bases full again in the 7th, but an error scored an insurance run in the 8th to make it 5-3. Patrick Keating served up a 2-run homer in the 9th, though, to blow his 4th save, and Eduardo Paulino gave up a 2-run homer in the 10th to put NWA down. The Naturals went down in order in the 10th. C Robinzon Diaz and SS Guilder Rodriguez had 2 hits for the Riders. 3B Tommy Mendonca hit his 12th homer to tie it in the 9th. NWA is 24-23. The series ends Friday with Edgar Osuna starting. John Lamb does, in fact, have to have Tommy John surgery so probably won't be seen in action again until late 2012 or spring 2013.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Kinston 7, Blue Rocks 6

C Graterol 2-4, HR, 2 RBI (5), K, RS, E (7) -- .187
3B Whittleman 2-4, RS -- .244, ejected in 7th
2B Navarro 1-4, HR (4), 2 RBI (32), RS -- .301
DH Bonilla 1-4, 2 RBI (16), 2 K -- .260
LF Merrifield 0-4, BB, 3 K -- .278
RF Testa 0-4, BB, 2 K, RS, SB (5), E -- .270

Mariot 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, K, HRA, WP -- 2.36 ERA, first start not as planned
Paukovits 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, BB, K -- 2.84 ERA
Dennick 2 IP, 2 UER, 3 H, 2 K, E -- L, 1-2, 2.20 ERA

* Wilmington fought back to tie the game but faltered late. Mike Mariot's first 2011 start didn't go nearly as well as his previous outings in support of Noel Arguelles. A 2-run homer keyed a 3-run Kinston 1st as Mariot dug the Rocks into an early hole. Jose Bonilla got the Rocks on the board with an RBI single in the 2nd but the Tribe got the run back in the 3rd. Wilmington loaded the bases with 0 out in the 4th and Bonilla hit an RBI forceout before a Juan Graterol RBI single cut the lead to 4-3. Mariot gave a run back again before getting pulled in the 4th. Bryan Paukovits came in and would get a double play to escape trouble in the 6th. Carlo Testa drew a 2-out walk in the 7th and Rey Navarro followed with his 4th homer of the season to tie the game. Ryan Dennick came on for his second inning of work in the 9th and made a throwing error that came back to haunt the Rocks as Kinston scored 2 in the inning. Juan Graterol led off the 9th with his 1st homer of the season but the next 3 went down in order to end it. 1B Jeremie Tice and 3B Adam Abraham had 3 hits with Abraham hitting his 7th homer with 3 RBI (27). Three others had 2 hits. The Rocks are 29-23. A 3-game home set with the Potomac Nationals (18-34) starts Friday. I keep waiting for Bryce Harper to get called up to the P-Nats but it hasn't happened yet. Noel Arguelles will start the opener.

A - Kane County: Cougars 4, Lake County 3

3B Cuthbert 2-3, BB, RBI (9) -- .318
C Jones 1-4, HR (2), 2 RBI (7), RS -- .175
2B-SS Espinal 0-3, SF, RBI (12), K -- .180
SS-1B Hall 1-4, 2B (14) -- .282

Adam 6 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K, HRA, E (4) -- 1.85 ERA
Hodge 2 IP, 3 H, 2 K -- W, 1-0, 4.91 ERA
Byrne IP, ER, H, HRA -- SV, 3, 3.96 ERA

* Travis Jones had a big hit in the 9th and it came in handy. KC stranded the bases full in the 2nd and Lake County stranded 2 in the 3rd. Lake County broke the ice with a solo homer off Jason Adam in the 4th, but Yowill Espinal hit a sac fly in the 5th to tie it. Adam stranded 2 in the 5th and Kane County got an RBI single from Cheslor Cuthbert in the 6th to take the lead. The inning was also marked by Jake Kuebler and manager Vance Wilson being ejected after Kuebler was thrown out trying to extend a double to a triple. Adam allowed the tying run in the 6th in his final inning of work. The game stayed tied at 2 into the 9th. Jones came up with 1 on and 2 out and slammed his 2nd homer of the season to put the Cougars up, 4-2. Chas Byrne served up a solo homer before closing it out for his 3rd save. 3B Giovanny Urshela had 2 hits, including his 6th homer, and his 21st RBI. KC is 24-30. A 3-game set at the Fort Wayne TinCaps (23-30, A Padres) starts Friday as Sugar Ray Marimon starts.

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