Apr 262011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 2-1 (13 inn.) vs. Toledo, 6:00 p.m. J.D. Martin (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Charlie Furbush (1-1, 1.62)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 8-7 vs. Altoona, 7:00 p.m. Erik Davis (0-0, 1.86) vs.
Aaron Thompson (2-1, 2.08)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 2-0 @ Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m. Mitchell Clegg (1-0, 5.40) vs.
Barret Loux (1-1, 4.40)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 3-0 @ West Virginia, 7:05 p.m. Matt Grace (1-2, 6.00) vs.
Tyler Waldron (2-1, 5.06)

Scranton/WB 2 Syracuse 1 (13 innings)
∙ Detwiler 6⅓ IP 8H 1R 1ER 2BB 5K
∙ Carr 1⅔ IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
∙ Wilkie 2IP 0H 0R 1BB 3K
∙ Brown 3-5, 2-2B
∙ Bynum 1-6, R, HR, RBI

Unfortunately, it was another one-run loss for the Chiefs as the Yankees were able to win in walkoff fashion, scoring a run in the bottom of the 13th inning. While Bynum was able to hit a solo shot for his second homerun in as many games, that would be the only run Syracuse would score as the Chiefs went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Starting pitcher Ross Detwiler pitched a good game, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing only one run on eight hits and two walks while striking out five. Carr, Wilkie, and Rodriguez, combined for five and two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and two walks while striking out seven. Unfortunately, Mandel couldn’t hold the tie, allowing a 2-out solo home run in the bottom of the thirteenth, pegging him with his first loss of the season.

Altoona 8 Harrisburg 7
∙ Martis 4IP 8H 5R 5ER 1BB 6K 1HR
∙ Martinez (L, 0-1) 2IP 4H 2R 2ER 1BB 0K
∙ Lombardozzi 3-4, R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI, SB
∙ Moore 2-5, 2R, 2-2B
∙ Fox 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI

It was a high-scoring game right off the bat as 10 runs collectively were scored between Harrisburg and Altoona after the first three innings. Down 6-4, Altoona would score four unanswered runs until the bottom of the ninth. That’s when the Senators rallied late, with a Tyler Moore double and Adam Fox RBI single, but they fell one run short for an 8-7 loss. Including a 2-run homerun and another RBI double in the third, Fox ended the game with four RBI on the night. Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore also collectively hit 5-for-9 with three runs scored, three doubles and two RBI. The Harrisburg pitching, on the other hand, was less than admirable. Starting pitcher Shairon Martis, making his ’11 debut, threw four complete innings, allowing five earned runs on eight this and a walk while striking out six. Differnt city, same result as Carlos Martinez took the loss by allowing two earned runs on four hits and a walk in his two innings of work.

Myrtle Beach 2 Potomac 0
∙ Demny (ND) 7IP 5H 0R 3BB 2K
∙ Olbrychowski (L, 1-1) 1IP 3H 2R 2ER 1BB 1K
∙ Ramirez 1-3
∙ Lozada 1-3
∙ Kobernus 1-4, 2SB

Paul Demny pitched his best game of the season but had the misfortune of matching up against Texas’s #4 prospect in a 2-0 loss. Demny threw seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and three walks with two strikeouts. The 21-year-old lefthanded Erlin, however, allowed just two hits and walked none and struck out 10 in his seven innings. Potomac managed just three hits, all singles, and had just one runner reach third base all evening. Folks interested in vicarious road-trippin’ might be interested in following Tug Haines, who was on hand last night at BB&T Coastal park as part of his 113-game sojourn.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 0
∙ Selik (W, 4-0) 8IP 6H 0R 0BB 3K
∙ Manno (S, 2) 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 3K
∙ Martinson 3-4, R, SB, CS, E
∙ Taylor 1-4, 2B, RBI

Cameron Selik wasn’t about to rest on his laurels, combining with Chris Manno, to short-circuit the West Virginia Power 3-0. Selik scattered six hits over eight innings with no walks and three strikeouts for his fourth win while Manno struck out the side in the 9th for his second save. Jason Martinson led the offense with a 3-for-4 night as the Suns scored single runs in the 1st, 4th and 5th innings, but struggled in the clutch with a 2-for-10 mark with RISP and seven runners left on base.

  15 Responses to “Tuesday’s News & Notes”

  1. Good to see Lombardozzi surging after starting slowly. The way Desmond is going, we may need a new 2B in DC with Espi slinding over to SS.

    • If there is ANY justice, please let just that happen….espi to short, lombo to 2nd. zimm at third, laroche at first. That’s how it’s gotta be! :)

  2. Somebody named Maxwell hit the homer in the bottom of the 13th to beat his old team from Syracuse.

  3. boys the story today is Selik

  4. Elliot let me correct you the story is Selik and Manno

  5. Good to see Martis back throwing. Hopefully it was just a little rust to allow that many hits, encouraging to see the Ks.

  6. How many more starts for Selik at Hagerstown?

    • It’s true that Selik is older, but with just four (4) starts in his pro career, I’d bet against any promotion before Memorial Day.

  7. Interesting question: if Ryan Zimmerman is going to do a couple of rehab starts this week as the team reportedly wants, where does he go? Unfortunately, both Potomac and Hageerstown are on the road through this weekend. Syracuse and Harrisburg are at home this week, but the latter only through Thursday (and then they go to New Britain, Conn.). I’m sure Zimm would not want to go far for rehab, but he may have to.

  8. April conveniently forgot to mention the offending Yankee’s CF that took that Mandel pitch to the bleachers after an 0 for but with walks night? Why it was good old Justin Maxwell hitting his fifth home run on the year. But with a fairly poor batting average to go with it.

  9. Syracuse has an opening in the infield with the loss of Bixler. Zim would fit in nicely and perhaps serve to jump start that offense. Tug Hulett has played fair … is currently hitting .400.

  10. Speaking of jumping … nice leap by Cutter Dykstra! Looks like an NBA all star. Good old Keith Law calls him org man/inventory … but he might just be worth keeping an eye on.

  11. I heard from a reliable source that next weeks Potomac Nationals games (May 2-4) may be switched to Myrtle Beach. The field at Pfitzner is still not playable is what I was told. Has anyone else heard anything?

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