RC Organizational Report: May 18

The Omaha Royals and NW Arkansas Naturals both delivered blowout wins on Tuesday on a good offensive day in the system. O-Royals outfielder Jordan Parraz had one of the best days of any farmhand in the organization this season, cracking four doubles and a home run. Tim Smith launched a grand slam for the Naturals, and the Blue Rocks split a doubleheader with Lynchburg. Read the report inside.

AAA: Omaha 17, Las Vegas 5

W: Anthony Lerew (2-2, 3.40)
HR: Jai Miller 2 (3), Jordan Parraz (3)

The O-Royals' offense exploded Tuesday, combining for 21 hits and 17 runs in a big win over the 51s. Jordan Parraz went 5-for-6 with a home run and four doubles, while Jai Miller was 3-for-6 with two home runs. Both Ed Lucas and Irving Falu chipped in three hits, including two doubles apiece. Alex Gordon continues to swing a hot bat, going 3-for-5 with a walk.

Anthony Lerew threw five innings, allowing five runs on nine hits. Greg Holland and Federico Castaneda then combined to shut-out Las Vegas over the final four innings.

The win gave Omaha a split in their four-game series against Las Vegas. The O-Royals have an off-day Wednesday before returning home to face the Salt Lake Bees Thursday night.

Irving Falu, SS

3-for-7, 2 2B (5), 2 RBI, 3 R, K -- .323

Marc Maddox, 2B

2-for-5, 2B (5), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB -- .270

Alex Gordon, LF

3-for-5, BB, 2 RBI, 1 R, SB (2) -- .385

Wilson Betemit, 1B

0-for-3, 3 BB, R -- .257

Jordan Parraz, RF

5-for-6, HR (3), 4 2B! (12), 3 R, 4 RBI -- .242

Kurt Mertins, DH

1-for-5 -- .241

Ed Lucas, 3B

3-for-6, 2 2B (4), 3 R, RBI, K, E (1) -- .278

Jai Miller, CF

3-for-6, 2 HR (3), 3 RBI, 3 R -- .205

Cody Clark, C

1-for-5, R, RBI, 2 K -- .191

Anthony Lerew, SP

W (2-2), 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K -- 3.40

Greg Holland, RP

3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 5.23

Federico Castaneda, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 5.40

AA: NW Arkansas 9, Tulsa 3

W: Eduardo Paulino (4-1, 4.24)
HR: Tim Smith (2)

The Naturals' offense pounded the Drillers for 17 hits, sparking the club to a 9-3 victory Tuesday afternoon. Ernesto Meija went 3-for-4 with two doubles, and Paulo Orlando was 3-for-4 with a double. Derrick Robinson finished 3-for-5, while Tim Smith went 2-for-4, including a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth that put the game out of reach for Tulsa. It was the third straight day a Royals farmhand hit a grand slam. Mike Moustakas continues to terrorize Double-A pitching, going 2-for-4 with a double, his third game in a row with two hits.

Eduardo Paulino allowed three runs in the top of the first but recovered to shut out the Drillers for the next four innings. The righthander allowed seven hits and two walks and struck out six batters.

NW Arkansas and Tulsa play the third game of their four-game series Wednesday afternoon.

Derrick Robinson, CF

3-for-5, RBI, CS (4), Assist -- .309

Johnny Giavotella, 2B

1-for-5, R -- .290

Mike Moustakas, 3B

2-for-4, 2B (10), R -- .375

Clint Robinson, 1B

0-for-5, K -- .252

Jeff Howell, C

2-for-4, 2B (3), BB, 3 R, K -- .310

Tim Smith, LF

2-for-4, GSHR (2), 4 RBI, R -- .266

Ernesto Mejia, DH

3-for-4, 2 2B (6), 2 RBI, 2 R -- .244

Paulo Orlando, RF

3-for-4, 2B (5), RBI, R -- .261

Chris McConnell, SS

1-for-4, RBI, K, PO -- .211

Eduardo Paulino, SP

W (4-1), 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K -- 4.24

Louis Coleman, RP

3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 1.82

Kelvin Villa, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K -- 8.56

High-A: Lynchburg 5, Wilmington 1 (F7 – Game 1)

L: Ivor Hodgson (2-3, 6.75)

Ivor Hodgson was hit hard in the first game of Wilmington's doubleheader Tuesday, allowing five runs on nine hits in the Blue Rocks' 5-1 loss to the Hillcats. Hodgson allowed two home runs and failed to record a strikeout for the first time this season.

At the plate, Eddie Prasch went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI, and Fernando Garcia was 1-for-2 with a double. Eric Hosmer finished the first game 1-for-3.

Adrian Ortiz, RF

1-for-3, SB (14), K -- .291

Patrick Norris, CF

0-for-3, K -- .213

Eric Hosmer, 1B

1-for-3 -- .388

Jamar Walton, LF

1-for-3, R -- .164

Rey Navarro, SS

1-for-3 -- .208

Eddie Prasch, DH

1-for-3, 2B (9), RBI -- .239

Ben Theriot, C

0-for-3, K -- .216

Fernando Garcia, 2B

1-for-2, 2B (3) -- .205

Ivor Hodgson, SP

L (2-3), 5.0 IP, 5 R, 2 BB, 0 K -- 6.75

James Thompson, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K -- 8.53

High-A: Wilmington 5, Lynchburg 4 (F7 – Game 2)

W: Chris Dwyer (2-2, 3.89)
HR: Jamie Romak (3)

The Blue Rocks were opportunistic in the second game of their doubleheader, scoring five runs on six hits in their 5-4 victory over the Hillcats. Adrian Ortiz went 2-for-3 with a triple and stolen base, while Jamie Romak smacked his third home run of the year. Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 and drove in three runs, giving him an impressive 29 RBIs on the season.

Chris Dwyer pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. The lefthander has struggled with walks this season, but he showed excellent control on Tuesday, punching out seven hitters while walking none.

Wilmington plays the third game of their four-game series Wednesday night.

Adrian Ortiz, RF

2-for-3, 3B (3), BB, 3 R, 2 SB (16) -- .299

Patrick Norris, CF

0-for-3, 2 K -- .209

Eric Hosmer, DH

1-for-3, 3 RBI -- .387

Jamie Romak, 1B

1-for-2, HR (3), BB, R, RBI -- .203

Jamar Walton, LF

1-for-3, R, SB (2) -- .171

Salvador Perez, C

0-for-3, K -- .290

Rey Navarro, SS

1-for-3, RBI -- .216

Chris Dwyer, SP

W (2-2), 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 7 K -- 3.89

Buddy Baumann, RP

S (3), 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K -- 2.82

Low-A: Clinton 4, Burlington 1

L: Tyler Sample (1-2, 4.89)

Burlington starter Tyler Sample provided his second straight quality start on Tuesday, but his offense could muster just a single tally as the Bees lost to the LumberKings, 4-1. Sample was tagged with his second loss of the season after surrendering three runs on seven hits and three walks in 6.0 innings pitched. He fanned four as his season ERA improved to 4.89. Scott Kelley and Dusty Odenbach combined for three innings in relief, surrendering just one unearned run on one hit and a pair of walks.

The Bees' offense managed just seven hits, all singles. Fernando Cruz was 2-for-3, the only Bee to record more than one hit. Rene Oriental (1-for-3) scored the Bees' only run on an RBI fielder's choice by Ryan Wood in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Catcher Wil Myers was noticeably absent from the Bees' lineup. The 19-year-old left the Bees' game on Sunday night in the sixth inning. RC has learned that he is fine, however, and is likely to be in the lineup tomorrow as the Bees match up again with Clinton for game two of the three-game set.

Gerard Hall, SS

1-for-4, K -- .244

Deivy Batista, 2B

1-for-4, K -- .188

Juan Graterol, C

1-for-4, PB -- .353

Joey Lewis, DH

0-for-4 -- .252

Carlo Testa, LF

1-for-4, K -- .246

Rene Oriental, RF

1-for-3, R, K -- .248

Fernando Cruz, 1B

2-for-3 -- .213

Ryan Wood, 3B

0-for-3, RBI, K -- .152

Hilton Richardson, CF

0-for-3 -- .186

Tyler Sample, SP

L (1-2), 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K -- 4.89

Scott Kelley, RP

2.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K -- 7.80

Dusty Odenbach, RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K -- 3.20

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