28 August 2009

Royals on the Farm 8/27 -- Myers can hit

I've backed off the fantasy FB draft until Tuesday night....still 8 open spots for blog readers/Royals fans, before I have to go hunting people down. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Send me your e-mail address or put it in a comment so I can get the league filled...

AAA - Omaha: O-Royals 3, New Orleans 2 (11, comp. of July 3 game)

LF Thorman 3-6, HR (15), 2 RBI (34), K, RS -- .300, totals from July 3
SS-3B Lisson 1-5, RBI (15), 3 K -- .242
DH Gordon 1-3, 3 BB, RS -- .333, OBP is healthy at .500
1B Ka'aihue 1-5, K -- .263
* Omaha stranded 13.

Phillips 5 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K -- 6.54 ERA
Atencio 1/3 IP, ER, H, BB, WP -- BS, 4, has since been released
Hamulack 2 2/3 IP, 4 H, K, WP -- 6.29 ERA
Yabuta 1 1/3 IP, UER, H, BB, 2 K -- 3.81 ERA, has since been recalled to KC
Hughes 2/3 IP, K -- 4.21 ERA
Rosa IP, K -- W, 1-6, 5.67 ERA

*** Play picked up in the 11th where it left off when suspended July 3 and the Royals made short work of the walkoff win. Mario Lisson had singled home a run in the 4th but Greg Atencio had given up the tying run in the 6th and the game went to extras. New Orleans took the lead in the 10th but Scott Thorman blasted a game-tying homer in the bottom of the 10th for his 15th of the season before play was suspended. Play resumed Thursday and Carlos Rosa pitched a perfect 11th. The Royals loaded the bases off P Matt DeSalvo with 2 out in the 11th and Thorman came through with a walkoff single to end it. DeSalvo took the loss with an ER in 2/3 IP to fall to 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA. Rick VandenHurk had made the start and allowed an ER over 6 IP to lower his ERA to 3.03. 3B Gaby Sanchez had 3 hits in the game for the Zephyrs.

O-Royals 7, New Orleans 3 (reg. Thu. game)

SS Lisson 2-4, 2B (18), 3 RBI (37), K -- .231
C House 2-3, BB, 2 RBI (48), RS -- .251
3B Gordon 2-5, 2B (2), 3 K, RS, E (4) -- .300
DH Aldridge 2-4, 3B (4), K, RS -- .307
CF Raines 2-4, 2B (9), K, RS -- .232
2B Falu 1-5, RBI (40) -- .270
LF Thorman 1-4, 2B (15), RBI (55), RS -- .279
1B Ka'aihue 0-3, BB, K, RS, E (4) -- .259

Phillips 6 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K, E, 2 pickoffs -- W, 7-7, 5.20 ERA
Godin 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, 4 K -- 4.26 ERA
Hamulack 2/3 IP, nothing -- SV, 1, 5.49 ERA

*** Heath Phillips and Rick VandenHurk squared off again in the regularly scheduled Thursday game, 56 days after they made the start in the game that finished earlier in the night. Phillips was on his game again, but VandenHurk, not so much, as the Royals rolled to the win to even their record with the Zephyrs for second-worst in the PCL. Phillips allowed his only ER on 2 doubles in the 1st but Omaha took the lead in the 2nd as Cory Aldridge tripled and scored on a J.R. House single and Mario Lisson singled home a run. House hit an RBI single in the 3rd and Phillips faced little further resistance from New Orleans. Irving Falu hit an RBI single in the 6th and the Royals padded the lead with 3 in the 7th on a Scott Thorman RBI double and 2-run Lisson double. Jason Godin and Tim Hamulack gave up 2 runs in the 9th but finished off the win. VandenHurk allowed 4 ER over 6 IP to fall to 5-2 with a 2.87 ERA. RF Jai Miller and C Brett Hayes had 2 hits.

The O-Royals are 58-75. Game 4 of the 6-game marathon is tonight as Chris Nicoll (1-1, 9.00) faces Zephyrs righty Hayden Penn (2-4, 4.42). IF Tug Hulett has been named to the U.S. World Cup team set to play in the International Baseball Federation tourney next month in Germany. Lefty Ray Liotta was put on the DL.

AA - NW Arkansas: rainout

The Naturals are 30-28 and 1 1/2 games back. The rainout will be made up as part of a doubleheader tonight. The Naturals won game 1, 3-2, in support of Rowdy Hardy. The game 2 starters are incorrect on the team site, it appears.

A-Adv. - Wilmington: Blue Rocks 7, Lynchburg 2

CF D. Robinson 2-4, BB, 2 RS -- .243
SS Seratelli 2-4, K, 2 RS -- .281
3B Moustakas 1-4, 2 RBI (83), 2 K -- .254
1B C. Robinson 1-4, 2B (27), 2 RBI (54), RS, SB (4) -- .295
2B Giavotella 1-5, RBI (45), K, RS, SB (24) -- .255
RF Van Stratten 1-3, BB, 2B (6), RBI (10), RS -- .287
LF Orlando 0-4, RBI (33) -- .259

Caldera 8 IP, H, 3 BB, 2 K -- W, 5-10, 5.16 ERA, very nice
Z. Peterson IP, 2 ER, 2 H, HRA -- 2.38 ERA

*** Alex Caldera gave a 1-hit shutout to the bullpen in the 9th but the Rocks had to settle for a 7-2 win. Johnny Giavotella hit an RBI single in the 3rd and Mike Moustakas added a 2-run single to make it 3-0. Paulo Orlando hit an RBI groundout in the 4th before Clint Robinson hit a 2-run double in the 5th and was in turn doubled home by Nick Van Stratten to make it 7-0. Caldera lost his no-hit bid with 1 out in the 7th and Zach Peterson gave up a 2-out, 2-run homer in the 9th to spoil the shutout. Lynchburg SP Justin Wilson allowed 4 ER over 4 IP to fall to 6-8 with a 4.50 ERA. 1B Matt Hague had the HR (7) and 2 RBI (48).

The Rocks are 40-20 and 3 games up on first. A 3-day, 4-game set with the Salem Red Sox (27-32) starts with a doubleheader tonight as Danny Gutierrez (0-0, 2.11) and Mario Santiago (6-12, 4.50) face Salem righty Seth Garrison (8-10, 3.60) and lefty Jose Capellan (5-3, 6.88). The Rocks are 12-4 versus the Sox. The Rocks won game 1 in a 3-0 shutout. IF Josh Johnson has been returned down to Wilmington.

A - Burlington: rainout

The Bees are 30-29 and 7 games back but 4 games up on a playoff spot. The finale with Wisconsin will not be made up. A 4-game set at the Beloit Snappers (25-35, A Twins) was to start tonight but has been rained out. It will be made up as part of a Sunday twinbill. The Bees are 2-9 versus the Snappers. Nick Francis was suspended for a second positive test for a "drug of abuse" -- so he's gone for 50 games. OF Hilton Richardson has gotten called up from Idaho Falls to take Francis' place.

Rookie - Idaho Falls: Chukars 9, Ogden 8 (10)

DH W. Myers 2-3, 2 BB, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, K, 2 RS -- .333, I like
C S. Perez 3-5, 2B (12), 3B (2), RBI (29), K, 3 RS -- .313
2B Franco 2-4, 2 RS, SB (16) -- .260
RF Aparicio 1-4, HR (4), RBI (16), 3 K, RS -- .216
CF Llanos 1-4, BB, 3 K -- .222
3B Stovall 1-5, 2 K -- .287
LF Pickett 0-4, 2 K -- .000, IF debut

Marimon 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 10 H, 2 BB, 4 K, HRA, 2 WP -- 6.56 ERA
Lafferty 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, BB, 6 K, WP -- 2.91 ERA
Keating IP, BB, 2 K -- W, 4-1, 1.93 ERA

*** In a see-saw game, Ogden tied it in the 8th and Idaho Falls won it in 10. Sugar Ray Marimon left the bases full of Raptors in the 2nd and Ogden grabbed the lead in the 3rd. Wil Myers turned that around with 1 swing of the bat in the 4th as his 3-run homer (his 1st with Idaho Falls) made it 3-1 Chukars. Marimon couldn't hold the lead, tho, as Ogden scored 4 in the 5th to make it 5-3 Raptors. Salvador Perez and Myers hit back-to-back RBI triples in the 6th and Myers scored on a throwing error on his three-bagger to give IF the lead. Two batters later, Julio Aparicio hit his 4th homer of the season to make it 7-5 Idaho Falls. This time, Brendan Lafferty couldn't hold the lead as Ogden scored 2 in the 7th. A run-scoring wild pitch gave the Chukars back the lead but Ogden tied it off Lafferty in the 8th. Ogden stranded 2 in the 9th and, in the Idaho Falls 10th, Perez led off with a double and, after Myers was intentionally walked, a Ryan Stovall bunt single was mishandled by the first baseman and Perez scored the winning run. RP Nick Gaudi allowed an unearned run over 2 IP to fall to 2-2 with a 2.38 ERA. Starter Brett Wallach allowed 3 ER over 4 IP but K'd 9 as his ERA shifted to 4.81. Six Ogden batters had multiple hits with CF Brian Cavazos-Galvez driving in 3 RBI (55) and C Gorman Erickson hitting his 4th homer to drive in 2 (32).

The Chukars are 15-8 and 5 games back. A key 3-game set with the first-place Orem Owlz (20-3, Rookie Angels) starts tonight as Chris Dwyer (0-0, 5.40) makes his 2nd pro start versus Orem lefty Tyler Kehrer (3-2, 4.29). Lefty Aneidy Toribio and OF Carlo Testa have been shut down for the season with injuries -- Toribio with his throwing elbow and Testa with a dislocated pinky finger.

Rookie - Burlington: Greeneville 4, B-Royals 1

SS Espinal 1-3, HBP, HR (7), RBI (22), K, RS, 3 E (21) -- .235, continues with hot bat, iron glove
LF Del Rosario 1-3, BB, K -- .267
2B Tschepikow 1-4, K, E (2) -- .206

Hayenga 5 2/3 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 7 H, BB, K, HRA -- L, 3-7, 3.88 ERA
D. De La Cruz 3 1/3 IP, H, K -- 3.47 ERA

*** Burlington once again had more errors (5) than hits (4) as the Astros took the series opener. Yowill Espinal provided the Royals' only offense with a solo homer in the 1st for his 7th of the season. An error helped Greeneville to a run in the 2nd, then Greeneville took the lead with 2 in the 4th, then 3 errors in the 5th helped the 'Stros score 2 to make it 4-1. The Royals didn't threaten again. Astros SP Angel Gonzalez worked 6 IP of an ER allowed with 5 Ks to improve to 4-4 with a 7.95 ERA. RP Joan Belliard worked 3 hitless IP with 4 K to get his 1st save. 3B Jonathan Meyer had 2 hits and 2 RS for the Astros. He also had his 14th error, 3rd HR and 26th RBI.

The Royals are 22-41. Game 2 with the 'Stros was to be tonight but has been suspended by rain. It will be made up Saturday before the regularly scheduled game. RP Claudio Bavera has been added for the last few games from the AZL, where he pitched well.

Rookie - AZL: Padres 7, Royals 2

SS Trapp 2-5, K -- .264
3B Figueroa 2-4, 2B (7) -- .271
RF Cooper 2-3, BB, K, RS, SB (9), CS -- .214
2B Piterson 1-5, RBI (15) -- .312
C Matos 0-1, SF, RBI (12) -- .300
1B G. Baldwin 1-4, K, SB (3) -- .244
LF Howard 0-3, BB, K, RS, SB (11), E (4) -- .189

Peacock 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, BB, 5 K, 2 HRA -- L, 0-5, 4.93 ERA
L. Ortega 4 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 4 H, BB, 5 K -- 4.47 ERA

*** The Padres dealt the Royals another loss. Brian Peacock gave up a 2-run homer in the 1st and a solo shot in the 2nd as the Royals never recovered. Mauricio Matos hit a sac fly in the 2nd and the 3-1 score held into the 7th when the Padres added a run, then added 3 in the 8th off Luis Ortega. Luis Piterson hit an RBI groundout in the 9th to account for the Royals' other run. Starter Deiber Sanchez allowed an ER over 5 IP to move to 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA. Two Padres had 2 hits and 2 had 2 RBI.

The 9-17 Royals complete their season tonight versus the 11-15 Rangers.

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