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Sweep time in Omaha

Great weekend for Triple-A Sacramento. The River Cats went into Omaha — Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals — and outscored the Royals 21-9 in winning three games and pushing their Pacific Coast League-best mark to 26-17. Among the highlights:

— Catcher Eric Munson, the classic definition of a 4-A player, hit a grand slam to highlight a six-run eighth in a 12-4 win Sunday, Sacramento’s 11th win in 13 games.

— Dana Eveland finally looked like a pitcher in a 5-2, 12-inning win on Saturday. Nothing to get too excited about as far as I’m concerned. Blind squirrels find acorns now and then.

— Daric Barton, whose days as a hot prospect are over, had an RBI double in the 12th on Saturday. He is 10-for-40 in his past 10 days, and to give you an idea of how far Barton has fallen, that qualifies as a hot streak.

— Vinny Mazzaro was awesome on Friday. Eight innings, one run. Mazzaro has allowed only one earned run over 21 2/3 innings in his past three starts.

DOUBLE-A MIDLAND

— Travis Banwart moved to 5-1 with five solid innings before a rain delay wiped out his day in an 11-5 victory over Corpus Christi. Here are Banwart’s game-by-game totals.

— Arnold Leon is back on the disabled list. He has had all sorts of ailments since having his contract purchased out of the Mexican League last season.

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    Loved the bit about Eveland! I’m not overly impressed with one good outing either. In fact, he’s never really impressed me. He strikes me as one of those guys who has the tools but can’t figure out how to use them effectively. A blind squirrel for sure.

    I also put Daric Barton in the same category. It’s really too bad that his first call up a couple of years ago went so well. It may have messed with his head. Sad that batting .250 qualifies as a hot streak.

    Loved yesterday’s game. Outman did a superb job without his breaking ball, the defense turned 4 double plays, and the offense was awesome. What a story Landon Powell’s effort was. I loved that he tried not to limp around the bases. I really hope the team can build on yesterday’s game.

    On the Hannahan/Crosby issue, leave Hannahan at third stricktly for defensive reasons, and relegate Crosby to the Marco Scutaro roll.