Royals Farm Report: April 27
Romak hit a big two-run homer on Wednesday
Romak hit a big two-run homer on Wednesday
Royals Corner Publisher
Posted Apr 28, 2011


Wednesday was a rough night for the Royals' system, as all three minor league affiliates in action lost their games. NW Arkansas lost on a walk-off suicide squeeze just moments after Jamie Romak tied the contest with a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the ninth. Wilmington dropped Tuesday's suspended game and the seven-inning affair that followed, while Kane County fell to the Kernels, 5-4.

Triple-A: Scheduled Off-Day

Next Game: The first place Omaha Storm Chasers (12-7) kick off a four-game home series on Thursday night with the second place Iowa Cubs (10-9). Vin Mazzaro (1-0, 5.02) is scheduled to start for the Storm Chasers, who are looking for their ninth straight victory.

PCL North Division Standings

CLUB
W
L
PCT
GB
Omaha
12
7
.632
--
Iowa
10
9
.526
2.0
Nashville
8
11
.421
4.0
Memphis
7
12
.368
5.0





Double-A: Springfield 4, NW Arkansas 3

L: Buddy Baumann (0-1, 9.58)
HR: Mario Lisson (5), Jamie Romak (2)

Next Game: The Naturals (9-8) look to salvage a four-game split with the Cardinals (8-11) on Thursday evening. Will Smith (0-2, 10.61) is slated to start for NW Arkansas.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Robinson, CF 3 1 1 0 .246 BB, K
Colon, DH 4 0 1 0 .213  
Bianchi, SS 3 0 0 0 .306 SAC, K
Romak, 1B 4 1 1 2 .283 HR (2), K
Perez, C 4 0 0 0 .275  
Mertins, 2B 3 0 0 0 .244  
Seratelli, LF 3 0 0 0 .262 2 K
Lisson, 3B 3 1 1 1 .333 HR (5)
Van Stratten, RF 3 0 0 0 .240  


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Lamb 5.0 4 2 0 1 4 1 3.86
Paulino 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.91
Baumann (L, 0-1) 1.1 3 2 2 1 1 1 9.58
Johnson 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00





High-A: Lynchburg 3, Wilmington 2 (Completion of Tuesday’s suspended game)

L: Bryan Paukovits (0-1, 3.38)
HR: John Whittleman (4)

High-A: Lynchburg 5, Wilmington 2 (7 innings)

L: Justin Marks (1-1, 6.20)
HR: None

Next Game: The first place Blue Rocks (12-7) will try to earn a four-game split with the Hillcats (6-12) on Thursday night. Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 3.46) will start the series finale for Wilmington.

Tuesday’s Suspended Game (Completed Wednesday)

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Merrifield, LF 3 0 0 0 .308 BB, 2 K
McClure, SS 4 0 0 0 .143 K, E (4)
Navarro, 2B 3 0 2 0 .420 2B (5), HBP
Francis, DH 4 0 1 0 .261  
Whittleman, 1B 4 1 1 1 .258 HR (4)
Ferguson, CF 3 1 0 0 .190 BB, 2 K
Bonilla, C 4 0 1 0 .175 K, E (1), PB (4)
Testa, RF 4 0 1 0 .250 K
Batista, 3B 3 0 0 1 .167 2 K, SF


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR
ERA
Sample 2.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1.72
Paukovits (L, 0-1) 3.2 4 3 1 0 2 0 3.38
Herrera 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.04


Game 2 (7 innings)

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Merrifield, LF 2 1 1 1 .313 2B (4), BB, SF
McClure, SS 3 0 0 0 .136 2 K, SAC
Francis, RF 2 0 1 1 .268 2B (7), BB, SB (3)
Whittleman, DH 2 0 0 0 .250 BB, 2 K
Ferguson, CF 3 0 0 0 .180 K
Lewis, 1B 2 0 0 0 .275 BB, 2 K
Batista, 2B 3 0 0 0 .157 2 K
Eigsti, C 3 0 0 0 .250 K
Frost, 3B 2 1 1 0 .214 BB, 3 SB (4), E (1)


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marks (L, 1-1) 6.0 8 5 5 1 2 1 6.20





Low-A: Cedar Rapids 5, Kane County 4

L: Keaton Hayenga (1-1, 5.85)
HR: None

Next Game: The Cougars (7-13) open a three-game road series with the Burlington Bees (13-5) on Thursday night. Greg Billo (0-0, 1.69) will take the mound for Kane County in the series opener.

Player AB R H RBI AVG Notes
Llanos, CF 3 1 1 0 .311 BB, K
Espinal, 2B 4 1 1 1 .200 K
Stovall, 3B 4 1 2 1 .378 K
Fletcher, LF 4 0 0 0 .347  
Aparicio, DH 4 0 1 1 .250 2B (1), 2 K
Beltre, RF 4 0 1 0 .194 K
Cruz, 1B 4 0 0 0 .200 2 K
Jones, C 4 0 0 0 .065 Now 2-for-31
Liberto, SS 2 1 1 0 .250 2B (1), BB, K
- Watts, PH 1 0 0 0 .214 K


Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hayenga (L, 1-1) 6.0 9 5 5 2 4 0 5.85
Hodge 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86




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