19 July 2011

Royals on the Farm 7/19 -- A no-hitter it was! And a no-hitter tonight for Smith/Herrera!!!

After a couple twists and flip-flops, Luis Mendoza does, in fact have his no-hitter from Monday. The David Lough late game fielding error was, in fact, changed to a hit, BUT, in a rare double dose of drama, it was later changed BACK to an error, keeping Mendoza's no-hitter intact. Good for Luis.

AAA - Omaha: the Chasers and Memphis are tied at 5 in the 11th

* What? Noooooooooooooo...another cliffhanger? I'll bring this Tuesday affair to the report on Wednesday.

AA - NW Arkansas: Naturals 1, Arkansas 0 (no-hitter)

1B Romak 2-4, 2B (16), RBI (51) -- .255
C S. Perez 1-3, 2B (13), K -- .266
2B Bianchi 1-4, 2 K, SB (10) -- .269
CF Robinson 0-4, K -- .271
SS Colon 0-4, RS -- .255
RF Myers 0-4, K -- .267

W. Smith 7 IP, 2 BB, 5 K -- W, 8-7, 3.93 ERA
Herrera 2 IP, 2 K -- SV, 7, 1.91 ERA

* The organization got its second no-hitter in 2 nights on Tuesday, PLUS the Naturals turned a triple play in the 1-0 win. Jamie Romak hit a 2-out RBI single in the 1st and it was up to Will Smith from there. Smith was perfect through 5 and, after 2 walks to start the 6th, a 5-4-3 triple play abruptly ended the would-be rally. Smith and Kelvin Herrera proceeded to retire the next 9 to nail down the first Naturals' no-hitter. NW Arkansas is 11-13. Game 3 is Wednesday. In a stellar promotion, Zach Miner and his 7-point AA ERA were promoted to Omaha as RP Jeremy Jeffress got moved down to AA. Miner was supposed to start Wednesday, but Jeffress is supposed to be getting another shot at starting so may take the mound.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Myrtle Beach 6, Blue Rocks 4 (14)

2B Merrifield 3-7, K, SB (18) -- .260
SS Mertins 3-6, BB, K, RS, E (3) -- .245
RF Van Stratten 2-6, S, 2B (3), RBI (6), 2 K -- .288
CF Prades 2-7, 2B (12), 3B (2), 3 K, 2 RS -- .256
LF Ferguson 1-6, BB, 2B (8), 2 RBI (29), K, RS -- .209
C Bonilla 1-6, 2B (8), RBI (24), K -- .206
Wilmington stranded 14.

E. Pimentel 7 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 8 H, BB, 7 K -- 3.73 ERA
Melville 2 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K -- 3.94 ERA
Paukovits 3 IP, H, BB, 3 K, WP -- 2.83 ERA
Odenbach 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 K, HRA -- L, 2-2, 3.13 ERA

* Seven scoreless innings screeched to a halt with a walkoff homer in the 14th for the Pelicans. The Rocks broke the ice in the 4th with 3 straight doubles, including RBI 2-baggers by Tim Ferguson and Jose Bonilla. Elisaul Pimentel allowed a run in the 4th but Nick Van Stratten doubled in a run in the 5th to make it 3-1. The Pelicans tied it with 2 in the 5th but Yem Prades tripled and scored on a Ferguson groundout in the 6th. The Rocks left the bases full in the 7th and Pimentel allowed the tying run before leaving the game to the pen. Tim Melville stranded the bases loaded in the 8th and the teams bogged down. The Rocks nailed a runner at the plate to stay alive in the 11th but then left the bases loaded in the 12th. Wilmington stranded 2 more in the 13th and Dusty Odenbach gave up a 2-run walkoff shot to CF Ryan Strausborger in the 14th. Wilmington is 9-15. Game 3 is Wednesday with Mike Mariot set to start.

A - Kane County: off day

* A 3-game set at the West Michigan Whitecaps (13-11, ) starts Wednesday with Greg Billo getting the start. OF Alex Llanos was put on the DL with a shoulder injury. OF Brian Fletcher has been missing some time recently with hamstring problems.

Rookie - Idaho Falls: Missoula 9, Chukars 8 (Mon.)

LF Chism 3-5, 2 RBI (15) -- .280
C Escobar 2-3, BB, 2 2B (7), RBI (4), K, 2 RS, 2 PB (5) -- .343
RF Elder 2-3, BB, 3B, RBI, RS, picked off, E -- .400
1B Espy 2-5, RBI (16), 2 K, RS -- .316, killer Es on Monday
CF Sandford 2-5, RBI (14), K, RS -- .281
2B Mateo 1-4, BB, 3B (2), RBI (14), K, RS -- .371
DH Moreno 1-5, HR (4), RBI (15), K, RS -- .255

Brooks 5 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 HRA -- 4.67 ERA
Patton 2 IP, ER, 3 H, 3 K, WP -- 5.03 ERA
Carl 2 IP, 2 R (1 ER), H, BB, 6 K, 3 WP -- L, 1-1, 0.75 ERA, Edwin's first semi-poor outing, and he still got all 6 outs via K

* The Chukars had 3 comebacks in them Monday but not a fourth as the Osprey got the win. Aaron Brooks served up a leadoff homer in the 1st but the Chukars answered with 2 in their half on a Daniel Mateo RBI triple and Richard Espy RBI single. Missoula tied it in the 2nd and then racked up 4 runs in the 3rd off Brooks. Edul Escobar hit an RBI double in the 4th and, after the Chukars squandered a bases-loaded situation in the 5th, they struck back in the 6th as Henry Moreno led off with a homer for his 4th of the season. Tyler Chism added an RBI single and Darian Sandford hit an RBI forceout to tie the game before IF stranded 2. The Osprey scored a run in the 7th and Edwin Carl gave up a run-scoring wild pitch in the 8th to make it 8-6. Chris Elder tripled home a run in the 8th and Chism singled home the tying run. A third-strike passed ball cost the Chukars dearly in the 9th as Carl actually struck out the side but had to get one more out, and another passed ball scored the go-ahead run. IF went down in order in the 9th. The Chukars are 11-17. The series ends tonight and the Chukars are up, 5-0, in the middle frames.

Rookie - Burlington: B-Royals 2, Bluefield 1 (11)

DH Shin 2-5, 2B (5), HR, RBI (3), RS -- .222, key homer
SS Trapp 2-5, E (10) -- .276
RF Bonifacio 2-5, 2 K -- .311
3B Bringas 1-4, BB, HR (3), RBI (8), 2 K, RS -- .219
The Royals stranded 10.

Ridings 5 IP, 3 H, 4 K -- 3.41 ERA
Graham 2 IP, ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 2 K -- BS, 1, 1.27 ERA
Graffeo 4 IP, H, BB, 5 K -- W, 3-1, 0.78 ERA

* Three Royals pitchers made 2 solo homers enough for a win on Tuesday. Adrian Bringas hit a solo homer in the 2nd for his 3rd of the season, and Matt Ridings stranded the bases full in the 4th. Tyler Graham wasn't as lucky in the 6th as he walked in a run. The Royals left the bases full in the 8th and stranded 2 in the 10th. Jin-Ho Shin led off the 11th with his 1st homer of the season and Nick Graffeo retired the last 12 Jays for a stellar outing. The Royals are 11-17. The series ends Wednesday.

Rookie - AZL: Angels 10, Royals 3 (Mon.)

DH Howard 2-4, HR (3), 2 RBI (7), K, RS -- .476
2B Garcia 2-3, HBP, 2B (5), RBI (12), E (7) -- .239
3B DelGuidice 2-4, 2B (10), K, RS -- .453
LF Jerrell Allen had an assist at third.

Lumpkins 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, K, E (2) -- L, 1-1, 8.40 ERA
Morales 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, K, WP -- 4.60 ERA
Witt 3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 K, WP -- 9.69 ERA, best pro outing gets his ERA under 10
F. Cruz IP, 2 H, K -- 19.13 ERA

* Stephen Lumpkins got rocked by the Halos on Monday. Anthony Howard put the Royals at their Monday apex with a 2-run homer in the 1st for his 3rd of the season. Lumpkins worked around a single in the 1st and then got mangled in inning #2. Four straight singles and a Lumpkins error started the inning and, after the first out, 2 walks, a double and single chased Lumpkins with the Royals down, 6-2. Carlos Garcia hit an RBI double in the 2nd to cut into the lead. Max Morales escaped trouble in the 3rd but gave up 2 runs in the 4th and was pulled with the bases loaded and 1 out in the 5th. Christian Witt allowed a 2-run single before getting out of the inning. The Royals stranded 2 in the 7th and couldn't rally thereafter. The Royals are 8-14. They play the Brew Crew tonite.

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