RC Organizational Report: July 15
Baumann was dominant on Thursday
Baumann was dominant on Thursday
RC Contributor
Posted Jul 16, 2010


Behind a pair of outstanding starts by Buddy Baumann and John Lamb, the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Thursday swept a doubleheader against the Frederick Keys. Elsewhere in the minors, Mike Moustakas made his Triple-A debut, while Kevin Chapman appeared in his first game as a professional. Click inside to read the entire report.

Editor’s Note: The NW Arkansas Naturals were rained out on Thursday.

AAA: Omaha 3, Nashville 1

W: Gaby Hernandez (7-5, 5.55)

Gaby Hernandez pitched 6.2 strong innings, allowing one run on four hits while fanning 11 batters, leading the O-Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Sounds. Louis Coleman followed Hernandez with 1.1 shutout innings, and Josh Rupe recorded three strikeouts in the ninth inning to log his fourth save. On offense, Kila Ka’aihue went 1-for-3, collecting a double and three RBIs, while Alex Gordon roped a triple and drew two walks. Mike Moustakas went 0-for-4 in his Triple-A debut.

Omaha continues its series against Nashville Friday night.

Lucas - 2B

1-for-4, BB, R - .318

Ankiel - CF

0-for-4 - .239

Gordon - LF

1-for-2, 3B (3), 2 BB, HBP, 2 R - .324

Ka'aihue - 1B

1-for-4, 2B (16), 3 RBI, BB, K - .305

Moustakas - 3B

0-for-4; Triple-A debut - .000

Miller - DH

1-for-4, 2B (19), 3 K - .243

Parraz - RF

0-for-3, BB, K, CS (2) - .277

Pina - C

1-for-3, BB - .278

Mertins - SS

0-for-4, 2 K - .234

Hernandez - SP

W (7-5), 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K - 5.55

Coleman - RP

1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K - 3.86

Rupe - RP

S (4), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K - 1.99





High-A: Wilmington 10, Frederick 1
Wilmington 2, Frederick 0


W: Buddy Baumann (3-1, 2.26), John Lamb (6-2, 1.28)

Wilmington got two dominant starting pitching performances Thursday, allowing the Blue Rocks to sweep the Frederick Keys in two seven-inning games. In the first game, Buddy Baumann tossed six frames, allowing one run and two hits while ringing up six batters. In the nightcap, John Lamb shut out the Keys over six innings, allowing one hit while striking out eight hitters. Kevin Chapman and Barry Bowden each threw a scoreless inning of relief. In the early game, Christian Colon, Eric Hosmer and Nick Francis had multi-hit games, while Rey Navarro added a double. In the late game, Hosmer and Adam Frost cracked doubles, while Wil Myers legged out a triple and drew two walks.

The Blue Rocks will face the Keys on Friday for the third game of their four-game series.

Norris - CF

0-for-4, 2 R, RBI - .228

Colon - SS

2-for-4, RBI, R - .216

Hosmer - 1B

2-for-3, 2B (28), RBI, BB, K - .352

Francis - RF

2-for-3, 2 R, RBI, SB (3) - .260

Myers - C

0-for-2, BB, RBI, K - .400

Walton - LF

1-for-4, RBI, R - .196

Frost - 3B

1-for-4, R, K - .259

Navarro - 2B

1-for-2, 2B (8), 2 R, RBI, BB - .233

Garcia - DH

1-for-3, RBI, R, K - .191

Baumann - SP

W (3-1), 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K - 2.26

Chapman - RP

1.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - 0.00



Norris - CF

0-for-2, BB, R, 2 K, SB (16) - .226

Colon - SS

0-for-3, K - .204

Hosmer - 1B

1-for-2, 2B (29), BB, R, K - .353

Francis - RF

0-for-3, K - .255

Myers - DH

1-for-1, 3B (1), 2 RBI, BB, HBP - .413

Perez - C

0-for-3 - .244

Frost - 3B

1-for-1, 2B (4), HBP - .271

Garcia - 2B

1-for-2 - .195

Lamb - SP

W (6-2), 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K - 1.28

Bowden - RP

S (8), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K - 2.01





Low-A: Bowling Green 7, Burlington 0

L: Matt Mitchell (1-6, 5.37)

The Bees struggled on offense, getting blanked by the Hot Rods in a 7-0 defeat. Carlo Testa and Luis Del Rosario were the only Bees to record hits. Matt Mitchell was hit hard, allowing four runs on six hits in three innings. Rodolfo Encarnacion allowed two unearned runs in the fourth, and Onassis Sirrett allowed one run in three innings of relief.

Burlington will wrap up its series against Bowling Green Friday.

Batista - 2B

0-for-4, 2 K, E (16) - .224

Testa - RF

1-for-4, K - .265

Lewis - 1B

0-for-4, 2 K, E (11) - .240

Cruz - 3B

0-for-4, K - .225

Bonilla - C

0-for-3 - .211

Del Rosario - LF

1-for-2, BB, K, Assist - .186

Richardson - CF

0-for-2, BB - .190

Mitchell - SP

L (1-6), 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K - 5.37

Encarnacion - RP

1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 1 K - 5.93

Sirrett - RP

3.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K - 5.70

Kelley - RP

2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K - 4.50





Rookie: Billings 14, Idaho Falls 5

L: Scott Alexander (1-3, 6.65)
HR: Geulin Beltre (3)

Scott Alexander was rocked on Thursday, allowing nine runs on nine hits in four innings as the Chukars fell to the Mustangs, 14-5. Jason Mitchell followed Alexander, allowing three runs on two hits over three innings before being removed for Chad Blauer, who allowed two runs on three hits over the final two frames. At the plate, Jacob Kuebler smacked two doubles, while Geulin Beltre blasted a two-run bomb in the fourth. Kevin David went 2-for-4 with a double, and Murray Watts connected on a triple. Middle infielders Justin Trapp and Yowill Espinal combined to commit seven errors on the day.

Idaho falls plays its series finale against Billings Friday night.

Ferguson - CF

1-for-5, K, CS (1), Assist - .326

Espinal - 2B

1-for-5, R, K, 3 E (15) - .301

Kuebler - 1B

2-for-4, 2 2B (9), RBI, R, K - .326

Watts - DH

1-for-3, 3B (1), R, BB, K - .284

Beltre - RF

1-for-3, HR (3), 3 RBI, R - .229

Trapp - SS

0-for-3, BB, K, CS (3), 4 E (13) - .234

Culver - 3B

2-for-4, SB (4) - .236

Monger - LF

0-for-3, BB - .292

David - C

2-for-4, 2B (3), R - .342

Alexander - SP

L (1-3), 4.0 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K - 6.65

Mitchell - RP

3.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K - 2.57

Blauer - RP

2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - 6.23





Rookie: Greeneville 13, Burlington 8

L: Claudio Bavera (1-2, 3.46)

Burlington Royals pitching was rocked Thursday, allowing 13 runs on 17 hits in a 13-8 loss to the Greeneville Astros. Mike Giovenco was tagged for seven runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings before being lifted for Claudio Bavera, who allowed four runs on six hits in 1.2 innings. Justin Mazur followed Bavera and allowed two runs on four hits in 2.1 innings before Robbie Penny recorded the final two outs in the top of the ninth. On offense, Ryan Stovall went 3-for-4 with a triple, and Anthony Howard went 3-for-5 with a double. Luis Piterson and Gabe MacDougall both had two hits, while Piterson, Alex Llanos, and Yunior Figueroa each added a double.

Burlington will look to avoid the sweep against Greeneville when they finish their series Friday.

Llanos - CF

1-for-5, 2B (9), R, K - .259

Piterson - 2B

2-for-5, 2B (6), 2 R, SB (8) - .329

Stovall - 1B

3-for-4, 3B (3), RBI, 3 R, BB, SB (7) - .361

MacDougall - LF

2-for-3, 2 RBI, R, BB, HBP - .194

Howard - RF

3-for-5, 2B (1), 2 RBI, SB (2) - .308

McClure - SS

1-for-5, RBI, R, K, SB (5) - .253

Figueroa - 3B

1-for-2, 2B (4), RBI - .208

Giovenco - SP

3.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K - 5.40

Bavera - RP

L (1-2), 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - 3.46

Mazur - RP

2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K - 6.39

Penny - RP

0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - 3.65





Rookie: AZL Royals 7, AZL Giants 3

W: Brennon Martin (3-2, 2.92)

The AZL Royals offense cracked 13 hits, powering them to a 7-3 victory over the AZL Giants. Hector Moreno hit three doubles, while Shane Costa also had three hits, including two doubles. Daniel Mateo and Cheslor Cuthbert contributed two hits to the Royals attack. Brennon Martin pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out four batters. Nick Rogers and Jordan Roualdes held the Giants scoreless over the final 3.1 innings.

The AZL Royals will square off against the AZL Angels Friday.

Conner - CF

1-for-4, BB, K - .200

Mateo - 2B

2-for-4, R - .216

Cuthbert - 3B

2-for-4, R, K - .266

Costa - DH

3-for-4, 2 2B (3), 2 R, RBI, K - .345

Antonio - SS

1-for-3, 3B (1), RBI, R, BB, K, E (4), CS (2) - .348

Moreno - 1B

3-for-4, 3 2B (10), 4 RBI, R - .355

Martin - SP

W (3-2), 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K - 2.92

Rogers - RP

2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K - 2.25

Roualdes - RP

1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K - 0.71





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