Thursday, April 8, 2010

Highlight Omaha Royals v Memphis 4-8

The Omaha Royals looked pretty good in their opening game of the season. Kila Ka'aihue had 2 hits including his first Homerun while Jordan Parraz also homered. Two players made their rookie debuts with Omaha, David Lough and Blake Wood. Lough went 2 for 5 with a couple singles while playing a solid centerfield and Wood went one and two thirds giving up one run while striking out two. Wood was hitting 95 according to the stadium gun.
Jordan Parraz pictured

Here is some of the action via video
Kila HR to right
Kila Single in the 1st inning
Jordan Parraz HR to left
David Lough single
Parraz line out
Blake Wood saws off a bat

Overall Parraz hit the ball hard three times, Lough showed off his speed in center and on the base paths running thru a stop sign and scoring on a Scott Thorman double and Wood was throwing good heat.

Other minor league games Montgomery pitched well in a 4-1 Wilmington loss while Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon each had a hit and a walk. John Lamb was inconsistent in his debut in Burlington striking out 5 over 4 innings but also walking 4 and giving up 3 hits and 1 ER while taking the loss in the Bees hope opener 4-0. Aaron Crow worked hard over 4 and 2/3 in his minor league debut giving up 4 hits 3 walks and striking out 2while allowing a unearned run in a 5-1 Naturals win. Crow threw 80 pitches in that span so he'll need to work on getting his workload down in his next start.

Mike Montgomery 5 IP 2 H 1 R 0 ER 6 So 1 BB
Johnny Giavotella 1-3 2b, BB
Wil Myers 0-4 2ks
Manuel Pina 2-3 HR, BB
Carlo Testa 2-3 1 2b 1 3b, Bb
Hilton Richardson 2-3 bb

Pitching tonight
Omaha Royals Phil Humber
NW Arkansas Mario Santiago
Wilmington Blue Rocks Tim Melville
Burlington Bees Kelvin Herrera

Up Next: I'm heading to Burlington Saturday for the April 10 game versus Quad City. Good chance I'll see Tyler Sample in that third start. I'll also have video of Wil Myers and crew.

David Lough Prior to the game

Again Lough prior to the game

Disco with a big grin


  1. I overheard Parraz say that his first AB was "this close" (as he held up his thumb and forefinger really close together) to being a homer as well. Not that I was eavesdropping into the dugout or anything.