The Quick Rundown…
|Team||Yesterday’s Result||Today’s Game||Pitching Matchup|
|Syracuse Chiefs||Lost, 5-1||@ Pawtucket 6:15 p.m.||Yunesky Maya (0-0, 6.10) vs.
Kyle Weiland (0-1, 5.87)
|Harrisburg Senators||Won, 6-2||@ Altoona, 7:05 p.m.||Erik Davis (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Jeff Locke (0-2, 1.93)
|Potomac Nationals||Won, 9-0||@ Frederick, 1:05 p.m.||Paul Demny (0-0, 1.59) vs.
Nathan Moreau (1-0, 6.75)
|Hagerstown Suns||Won, 1-0||vs. Hickory, 6:35 p.m.||Matt Grace (1-1, 5.40) vs.
Nicholas Tepesch (0-1, 0.00
Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 1
∙ Martin (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP 9H 5ER 2BB 1K 2HR
∙ Wilkie 2⅔ IP 1H 0R 3BB 2K
∙ Rodriguez 1IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
∙ Brown 2-4, R, HR, RBI
∙ Bixler 1-2, 2BB
While Syracuse was the first to get on the board, thanks to a solo HR from Corey Brown, the Chiefs were not the last to get on the board. Pawtucket would answer with two runs in the second and three runs in the third to take a 5-1 lead, which is how the game would end. Starting pitcher J.D. Martin pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out one. Josh Wilkie, Henry Rodriguez and Cole Kimball would follow him, collectively pitching 4 2/3 shutout innings with just three hits and five walks allowed and five strikeouts combined.
Harrisburg 6 Altoona 2
∙ Meyers (W, 2-1) 5IP 4H 1ER 0BB 3K 1HR
∙ Mandel (H, 2) 2IP 1H 0ER 1BB 1K
∙ Moore 2-5, R, 3B
∙ Lombardozzi 3-5, 2B, 3B
∙ Ivany 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
With three-run outbursts in the fourth and eighth innings, the Harrisburg Senators flattened the Altoona Curve by a score of 6-2. The No. 3 and No. 4 batters Steve Lombardozzi and Tyler Moore combined for five of the 11 Senators hits, including a double and two triples. Starting pitcher Brad Meyers pitched five outstanding innings, allowing only one earned run off four hits while walking none and striking out three. Jeff Mandel followed with two scoreless innings and Hassan Pena survived a ninth-inning scare to finish the game.
Potomac 9 Frederick 0
· Frias (W, 1-1) 6⅔ IP 4H 0R 2BB 5K
· Wort 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 1BB 2K
· Lehman 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
· King 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI
· Perez 3-4, SB
· Hood 2-4, 2R, RBI
Marcos Frias is emerging as the team’s ace, tossing six and 2/3rds innings of shutout ball to lower his ERA to 0.71 as the Potomac Nationals blanked the Frederck Keys, 9-0. Stephen King homered twice and drove in five as the P-Nats pounded out 12 hits while breaking their three-game losing streak. Rob Wort and Pat Lehman followed Frias with two and 1/3rds innings of scoreless relief, as the three pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout.
Hagerstown 1 Lakewood 0
· Selik (ND) 5IP 1H 0R 1BB 11K
· Eusebio 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 3K
· Applebee 1IP 1H 0R 0BB 2K
· Manno (W, 1-0) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
· Freitas 1-3, 2B
Brett Newsome’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth gave the Suns a 1-0 walkoff win on Monday morning. Hagerstown’s pitchers, led by starter Cameron Selik’s 11, combined to strike out 18 batters with just one walk issued. Newsome was the replacement for Bryce Harper, who struck out and flew out before being sent to the bench in the seventh. Daubauch would not elaborate beyond the stock answer of “manager’s decision” and its corollary, “he’ll be back in the lineup tomorrow.”