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AirForceChief
09-10-2010, 11:27 PM
The Naturals continue to impress. Teaford/Hosmer still producing, and a Royals franchise enjoying at modicum (heh, that sounds almost "dirty") of success:

SPRINGDALE, AR- Everett Teaford turned in seven scoreless frames and Eric Hosmer drove in a pair of runs including a homer as the Naturals evened up their playoff series with the Springfield Cardinals with a 5-2 win Friday night at Arvest Ballpark.

Teaford, who led the Texas League in victories during the regular season with 14, allowed just three hits and a walk and fanned six. Springfield could never get the bats going and had just one runner reach second base against the left-hander. Meanwhile, the Naturals scratched out a run in each of the first two innings and clung to that lead before getting some insurance in the sixth and seventh.

The speedy Derrick Robinson started off the Naturals' side of the first with a nicely placed bunt single down the first base line. Cardinals' starter David Kopp fielded the ball and threw errantly as he fell to the ground. His throw to first base went wide of the bag and dribbled towards the wall as Robinson clicked on another gear as he rounded second base and just beat out a throw into third. Johnny Giavotella followed with a sacrifice fly to center and Robinson slid in safely for the game's first run. Anthony Seratelli hit a one-out homer in the second to extend the lead to 2-0.

Eric Hosmer's homer led off the sixth and put the Naturals up 3-0. Kopp, who was second in the league to Teaford in wins this season with 12, departed after 5 1/3 innings. He allowed five hits and four walks while recording five outs via strikeout.

The Naturals added some insurance in the seventh off of Springfield reliever Matt Frevert, making his Texas League debut. Giavotella singled with one out and Eric Hosmer followed with a triple to deep left-center. Cardinals' shortstop Pete Kozma, Thursday night's hero with two homers, air mailed the relay throw to third past the glove of Matt Carpenter and into the Springfield dugout as Hosmer crossed the plate for the 5-0 lead.

Springfield mounted a rally to start the ninth against Naturals' reliever Henry Barrera. Aaron Luna, Andrew Brown, and Matt Carpenter hit back-to-back singles to start the frame, with Carpenter's scoring Luna, cutting the lead to 5-1. But pinch hitter Chris Swauger grounded into a double play, which scored Brown from third but got the Naturals one out from a win.

Jose Garcia followed with a two-out walk and DeJesus singled to move Garcia to third, bringing up the tying run, light hitting catcher Nick Derba. Barrera was able to get him to pop out to shallow right to end the game.

GO ROYALS IN WAITING!!

Dave Lane
09-11-2010, 08:50 AM
So Dejesus didn't really tear his thumb they just sent him to the Naturals to help them win a series nice :thumb:

cdcox
09-11-2010, 09:05 AM
The Yankees are thankful.

gblowfish
09-11-2010, 09:56 AM
Just three more years!
Lather
Rinse
Repeat.

KC Tattoo
09-11-2010, 10:04 AM
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ILChief
09-11-2010, 10:18 AM
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Nice. Best song on the Spaghetti Incident album (although there are a few other good ones, underrated album)