The Quick Rundown…
|Team||Yesterday’s Result||Today’s Game||Pitching Matchup|
|Syracuse Chiefs||Lost, 7-0||vs. Lehigh Valley, 2:00 p.m.||Craig Stammen (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Eddie Bonine (0-1, 1.50)
|Harrisburg Senators||Lost, 8-1||@ Trenton, 5:05 p.m.||Luis Atilano (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Craig Heyer (1-0, 1.35)
|Potomac Nationals||Lost, 5-4||@ Wilmington, 7:05 p.m.||Trevor Holder (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 2.25)
|Hagerstown Suns||Lost, 8-4||vs. Lakewood, 6:35 p.m.||Bobby Hansen (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Jesse Biddle (0-1, 1.93)
Pawtucket 8 Syracuse 2
∙ Mock (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP 2H 3R 3ER 7BB 2K
∙ Kimball 1IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K
∙ Marrero 2-4
∙ Solano 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
Garrett Mock and the strike zone weren’t well acquainted Friday night, as he walked seven of the 20 batters he faced as the Chiefs fell to the PawSox, 8-2. The first two men out of the ‘pen were also ineffective, as Matt Chico and Lee Hyde allowed five of the six batters they inherited to score. Jhonatan Solano’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 7th prevented a shutout, as Syracuse was held to just four hits overall.
Trenton 8 Harrisburg 1
∙ Tatusko (L, 0-2) 3⅔ IP 10H 7R 7ER 3BB 2K
∙ Pena 2IP 0H 0R 0BB 5K
∙ Johnson 1-3, 2B, RBI
∙ Valdez 1-4, 2B
Ryan Tatusko suffered through another tough outing, giving up seven runs on 10 hits and three walks as the Senators lost 8-1 in Trenton. Like the Syracuse game, the bats were silent, with just one run and five hits by five different players. But the bullpen was much more effective, with one run in 4⅓ innings and six strikeouts (five by Hassan Pena).
Wilmington 5 Potomac 4
∙ Rosenbaum 5IP 5H 1R 1ER 2BB 6K
∙ Morrison, K (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP 3H 3R 3ER 1BB 2K 1HR
∙ Perez 2-4, CS
∙ Kobernus 2-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
∙ Souza 1-4, 3B, 3RBI
A four-run seventh turned a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 lead that Wilmington would hold to defeat the P-Nats. Three stolen bases, a passed ball, and a wild pitch also aided the Blue Rocks rally, which was highlighted by a two-run shot off Kyle Morrison that tied the game at 4-4. The rally took away a possible win from Danny Rosenbaum, who started and went the first five innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks. He also struck out six. Steven Souza gave the P-Nats the 4-1 lead with a two-out, three-run triple in the top of the sixth. Eury Perez and Jeff Kobernus each had two hits while Destin Hood drew two walks to up his total to six in six games.
Lakewood 8 Hagerstown 4
∙ McKenzie (L, 1-1) 3⅓ IP 7H 5R 5ER 6BB 1K
∙ Manno 2IP 2H 0R 0ER 0BB 1K
∙ Sanchez 2-5, R, 2B
∙ Kelso 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
∙ Harper 0-3, BB, K
The Suns dropped their third straight game by an 8-4 score in Hagerstown’s 2011 Home Opener, which was a reported sellout of 6,107. Lakewood chased starter Chris McKenzie with one out in the fourth after touching him for two runs in the second and three runs in the third. Hagerstown got back two runs in the bottom of the inning, taking advantage of two errors and two wild pitches. But a three-run rally off reliever Shane McCatty in the top of the sixth put the game out of reach. Adrian Sanchez and Blake Kelso each had two hits as the Suns had six for the night, and were a woeful 1-for-10 with RISP. Bryce Harper struck out and grounded out twice before drawing a walk in his last plate appearance.