RC Organizational Report: April 27

NW Arkansas moved into a first place tie, Omaha lost an extra-inning affair, and Burlington and Wilmington were on opposite sides of blowouts. Inside, read all about Tuesday's minor league action from around the Royals' system in today's organizational report.

AAA: Albuquerque 3, Omaha 2 (10 innings)

L: Blake Wood (1-1, 3.27 ERA)

The Isotopes scored two runs off reliever Blake Wood in the top of the tenth to break a 1-1 tie and win the rain-shortened three-game series. The O-Royals fought back with a run in the bottom of the frame, but the club stranded the tying runner on third when Kila Ka'aihue popped out and David Lough hit a harmless grounder to second.

Anthony Lerew got the start and threw six strong innings, surrendering just one run while striking out five. Federico Castaneda and Roman Colon both made their 2010 Triple-A debuts, combining for two scoreless innings in relief. Wood took over in the ninth, and after a 1-2-3 inning, he ran into trouble in the tenth with a pair of walks. The go-ahead run scored when Omaha catcher Cody Clark threw the ball into left field on a double steal, allowing Albuquerque's Lucas May to cross the plate and Nick Green to advance to third. Green later scored an insurance run on a groundout.

On offense, Ka'aihue and Lough each had two hits, as did Chris Getz in the first minor-league rehab game. Irving Falu reached base twice with a single and a walk, but Jordan Parraz continued to struggle, going 0-for-4 on the day while lowering his batting average to .157 on the season.

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

Notes

Falu, SS

4

1

1

0

.291

BB

Getz, 2B

4

0

2

0

.500

Rehab assignment

Ka'aihue, 1B

5

0

2

0

.284

Lough, CF

4

1

2

0

.244

Parraz, RF

4

0

0

0

.157

Coats, LF

3

0

0

1

.314


Pitcher

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Lerew

6.0

4

1

1

1

5

0

3.15

Castaneda

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.00

Colon

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

Wood (L, 1-1)

2.0

0

2

1

2

2

0

3.27





AA: NW Arkansas 6, Springfield 2

W: Edgar Osuna (3-1, 0.78)
HR: Nick Van Stratten (1)

The Naturals jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and held on for a 6-2 victory over Springfield. With the win, NW Arkansas moved into a first place tie with the Cardinals. Edgar Osuna started for the Naturals and pitched his second straight gem, going six innings while striking out six and surrendering just two runs. Blaine Hardy pitched three shutout innings in relief while picking up his first save of the season. Hardy has yet to allow an earned run in 15.0 innings this season.

On offense, Derrick Robinson had two hits and walk and stole his Texas League-leading 14th base of the year. Nick Van Stratten went 3-for-4 and slammed his first home run of the season, while Mike Moustakas added a double in a 1-for-4 effort.

The Naturals have now won two in a row and four of six, and they square up again with the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon for game three of their four-game set.

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

Notes

Robinson D, CF

4

0

2

1

.319

BB, 2 SB (14)

Giavotella, 2B

5

0

0

0

.348

8-gm. hitting streak ends

Moustakas, 3B

4

1

1

0

.360

2B (3)

Robinson C, 1B

4

1

1

0

.283

Van Stratten, RF

4

2

3

2

.300

HR (1)

Pina, C

4

1

0

0

.300

Mertins, 3B

3

1

0

0

.263

BB


Pitcher

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Osuna (W, 3-1)

6.0

6

2

2

1

6

2

0.78

Hardy B (S, 1)

3.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0.00





High-A: Salem 15, Wilmington 5

L: James Thompson (0-2, 12.71)

The Blue Rocks surrendered 15 runs on 17 hits and committed five errors as they were trounced by Salem, 15-5. Wilmington actually went into the bottom of the seventh with a 5-3 lead, but the bullpen imploded as the Red Sox scored 12 unanswered runs. Riquy Pena took most of the damage, giving up eight runs on nine hits and 8 runs in 1.1 innings of work.

Rocks starter Chris Dwyer went 4.2 innings and surrendered three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks. He was relieved in the fifth by James Thompson, who took the loss after yielding four unearned runs in two innings of work.

At the plate, both Jason Taylor and Eddie Prasch finished 2-for-3. First baseman Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a double and an intentional walk.

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

Notes

Norris, CF

5

1

1

0

.273

Hosmer, 1B

4

0

1

0

.435

BB, 2B (6)

Taylor, LF

3

2

2

0

.224

2B (4)

Prasch, DH

3

1

2

2

.421

2B (4)


Pitcher

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Dwyer

4.2

4

3

2

4

4

1

3.57

Thompson (L, 0-2)

2.0

4

4

0

2

3

0

6.35

Pena

1.1

9

8

8

1

1

0

13.50





Low-A: Burlington: 13, Beloit 3

W: Nick Wooley (1-1, 6.14)
HR: Wil Myers (4)

Wil Myers led an offensive explosion for the Bees with a three-run home run in the first inning as Burlington rolled over the Beloit Snappers, 13-3. Deivy Batista went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, and Carlo Testa added a triple as the Bees mounted an impressive 16-hit attack. Rene Oriental was also 3-for-5, while second baseman Gerard Hall punched out four hits and scored four runs. Eight of the Bees' nine starters had at least one hit in the game.

On the mound, starter Nick Wooley got his first win of the season despite walking five batters, going five innings while striking out six and allowing two runs. His piggyback partner Bryan Paukovits pitched four innings in relief and continued his string of dominant outings, allowing just one run on one hit while fanning six. The 22-year-old righthander has yielded a total of just two hits and one earned run in his last three appearances (14.0 IP).

With the win, the Bees have now won four of their last six games. They'll wrap up their three game series with Beloit on Wednesday afternoon before embarking on a four-game road trip.

Player

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

Notes

Hall, SS

5

4

4

1

.288

SB (7), E (5)

Batista, DH

5

2

3

0

.274

2 2B (5)

Myers, C

3

1

1

4

.230

HR (4), 2 PB (6)

Lewis, 1B

3

1

1

1

.231

E (5)

Testa, CF

5

2

1

1

.283

3B (2)

Oriental, RF

5

2

3

1

.239

2B (3)

Cruz, 3B

4

0

2

2

.179


Pitcher

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

Wooley (W, 1-1)

5.0

5

2

2

5

6

0

6.14

Paukovits (S, 1)

4.0

1

1

1

2

6

0

3.18


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