The Quick Rundown…
|Team||Yesterday’s Result||Today’s Game||Pitching Matchup|
|Syracuse Chiefs||Lost, 4-1||vs. Durham 7:00 p.m.||Ross Detwiler (2-2, 4.64) vs.
Brian Baker (1-2 4.70)
|Harrisburg Senators||Lost, 6-3 (11 inn.)||@ Richmond, 7:05 p.m.||Brad Peacock (4-1, 2.29) vs.
Justin Fitzgerald (2-2, 3.99)
|Potomac Nationals||OFF DAY||vs. Wilmington, 7:05 p.m.||Cameron Selik (0-1, 3.00) vs.
Tim Melville (2-4, 5.17)
|Hagerstown Suns||Lost, 6-3||@ Lakewood 7:05 p.m.||A.J. Cole (0-1, 4.91) vs.
Jesse Biddle (1-4, 5.47)
Norfolk 4 Syracuse 1
• Maya (L, 1-3) 7⅓ IP 7H 4R 3ER 1BB 3K 1HR
• Mandel ⅔ IP 1H 0R 0BB 0K
• McConnell 2-3, R, BB, SB
• Brown 1-3, BB
It may be mean, but the reversion to it was apparent in Norfolk as the Tides rolled over the Chiefs, 4-1. Syracuse starter Yunesky Maya pitched well enough to win, going seven and 1/3rd innings with four runs allowed on seven hits and a walk, but the offense stranded 10 baserunners and was 0-for-8 with RISP. Chris McConnell led the hitters with a 2-for-3 effort, including a walk and a stolen base.
Richmond 6 Harrisburg 3 (11 inn.)
• Tatusko (ND) 4⅔ IP 6H 2R 1ER 2BB 3K
• Pena 2⅓ IP 2H 0R 0BB 4K
• Mattheus (L, 2-1) 1⅔ IP 4H 3R 3ER 1BB 2K 1HR
• Rahl 4-4, BB
• Norris 2-5, 2R, SB
As is often the case, when the bullpen is driven like rental, it’s going to break down, as Ryan Mattheus served up a three-run walkoff with two outs in the 11th for a 6-3 Sens loss. Starter Ryan Tatusko improved from his last outing, but couldn’t get out of the fifth, allowing two runs on six hits over four and 2/3rds. Carlos Martinez, Cory VanAllen, and Hassan Pena held Richmond to just one run over the next four and a 1/3rd to enable the Sens to eventually tie it in the eighth on a throwing error as Derek Norris and Archie Gilbert executed a double steal and Norris scampered in with the 3rd Harrisburg run. Chris Rahl had a career night, reaching base five times in five PAs with a walk and four singles.
Potomac — OFF DAY
The P-Nats return home for yet another mini-homestand of three games against first-place Wilmington, with Cameron Selik set to make his first Pfitz start. Naturally, there is rain in the forecast for each game.
Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 3
• Grace (L, 3-4) 4⅓ IP 7H 4R 3ER 2BB 3K
• Freitas 2-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-5, R, 2B
• Harper 1-3, R, BB, SB
Bryce Harper extended his hit streak to 16 with a third-inning single, but the Suns dropped the series finale to the Shorebirds, 6-3. Matt Grace went the first four and 1/3rd innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks and striking out three. Matt Swynenberg and Sam Brown followed from the bullpen but neither was particularly effective, each giving up a run over the finals four and 2/3rds. David Freitas and Adrian Sanchez both singled and doubled to lead the seven-hit offensive output, six of which came from the top four batters.