Royals Farm Report: April 15
Tyler Sample earned his first High-A win
Tyler Sample earned his first High-A win

Posted Apr 16, 2011


Rain stole the show on Friday, wiping out a pair of games, including the Omaha Storm Chasers' home opener. Elsewhere in the minors, the Wilmington Blue Rocks staged a late rally in a one-run victory, while Northwest Arkansas was utterly destroyed in San Antonio. Click inside for today's Farm Report.

Triple-A: Omaha vs. Nashville – Postponed

Comment: The Omaha Storm Chasers’ grand opening of Werner Park was postponed by foul weather in the Omaha region. The game will be made up in a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.

Next Game: Omaha (2-6) will try again to open their new park on Saturday evening against the Nashville Sounds (5-3). Danny Duffy (0-0, 3.60) is slated to start for the Storm Chasers.

PCL American North Division Standings
CLUB
W
L
PCT
GB
Nashville
5
3
.625
--
Iowa
4
4
.500
1.0
Memphis
3
5
.375
2.0
Omaha
2
6
.250
3.0





Double-A: San Antonio 26, NW Arkansas 5

L: Will Smith (0-1, 11.81)
HR: None

Comment: The less said about this game the better. Tim Smith raised his average to .389 with a 3-for-4 effort, while Jamie Romak finished 2-for-4 and also turned in the Naturals’ best pitching performance.

Other Notes: Prior to the game, catcher Ryan Eigsti was activated and reassigned to High-A Wilmington. Read our Hot News item about the transaction here.

Next Game: The Naturals (5-3) will look to put this stinker in the rearview mirror as they try to salvage the series finale with San Antonio (5-3) on Saturday. Heath Rollins (0-0, 1.50) will start for NW Arkansas.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Robinson, CF 3 1 1 0 .273 2 BB, 2 K
Colon, SS 5 0 1 1 .267 K
Bianchi, 2B 4 1 1 1 .355 BB, K
Romak, DH-P 4 1 2 1 .259 2B (3)
Smith, LF 4 1 3 1 .389 2B (1)
Perez, C 4 0 1 0 .214 K
Seratelli, 1B 4 0 0 0 .150 K
Lisson, 3B 3 0 0 0 .357 BB, K
Van Stratten, RF 3 1 0 0 .231 BB


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Smith (L, 0-1) 1.0 6 6 6 1 1 2 11.81
Mozingo 0.2 5 5 5 2 0 1 67.50
Paulino 2.2 5 5 5 3 3 1 7.04
Baumann 1.2 7 7 7 3 2 2 10.29
Theriot 1.0 2 3 3 3 0 1 27.00
Romak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00





High-A: Wilmington 5, Potomac 4

W: Tyler Sample (1-0, 1.17)
HR: Alex McClure (1)

Comment: Down 4-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, Wilmington plated four runs to stage a late comeback win, highlighted by a game-tying home run by shortstop Alex McClure. Tyler Sample earned his first High-A victory with three hitless shutout innings in relief of piggyback partner Justin Marks.

Other Notes: Rey Navarro went 4-for-5, raising his batting average to an incredible .533 (16-for-30). He leads the Carolina League in hits, batting average, runs scored, and triples…Nick Francis recorded his fifth outfield assist of the season.

Next Game: The Blue Rocks (5-2) meet up again with the Nationals (2-4) on Saturday night, with top right-handed prospect Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 2.25) scheduled to take the mound for Wilmington.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Merrifield, LF 4 1 2 0 .250 BB
McClure, SS 4 2 1 2 .115 HR (1), BB, SB (3)
Navarro, 2B 5 1 4 0 .533 2B (2), SB (3), CS (1)
Francis, RF 4 0 1 1 .138 2 K, OF Assist
Whittleman, DH 4 0 1 1 .286 2B (2)
Ferguson, CF 3 0 0 0 .148 BB, 2 K, SB (2)
Bonilla, C 3 0 0 0 .071 BB, 2 K
Lewis, 1B 4 0 1 0 .238 K
Batista, 3B 2 1 0 0 .200 2 BB, K, SB (1)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marks 6.0 7 4 4 2 5 1 5.79
Sample (W, 1-0) 3.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.17





Low-A: Kane County at Clinton – Postponed

Comment: Rain postponed Friday night’s series opener between Kane County and Clinton.

Next Game: The Cougars (3-5) and LumberKings (2-6) will play a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. Keaton Hayenga (1-0, 1.80) will start in the first game for Kane County, followed by Greg Billo (0-0, 4.91) in the second.

Midwest League Western Division Standings
CLUB
W
L
PCT
GB
Burlington
6
2
.750
--
Beloit
5
3
.625
1.0
Quad Cities
5
3
.625
1.0
Cedar Rapids
4
4
.500
2.0
Wisconsin
4
4
.500
2.0
Kane County
3
5
.375
3.0
Peoria
3
5
.375
3.0
Clinton
2
6
.250
4.0




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