Another split, with the AA and AAA teams winning and stopping their losing streaks
The Quick Rundown…
||@ Norfolk, 7:15 p.m.
||Tom Milone (1-3, 4.40) vs.
Chris Jakubauskas (0-1, 18.90)
||vs. Altoona, 7:00 p.m.
||Shairon Martis (0-1, 4.73) vs.
Aaron Pribanic (3-0, 1.86)
||@ Winston-Salem, 7:00 p.m.
||Trevor Holder (1-3, 6.18) vs.
Terry Doyle (0-4, 4.11)
||vs. Delmarva, 10:35 a.m.
||Bobby Hansen (3-1, 4.37) vs.
Luis Noel (2-2, 4.75)
Syracuse 8 Norfolk 4
• Meyers (W, 1-0) 5IP 5H 4R 4ER 1BB 5K
• Martin, J (H, 2) 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 0BB 1K
• Hulett 2-2, R, 2-2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Flores 2-4, R, HR, 5RBI
Brad Meyers’ AAA debut was a bit pedestrian, but he had the fortune of throwing it on a night when the Chiefs offense wasn’t its usual self as Syracuse doubled up Norfolk 8-4, stopping the Syracuse four-game losing streak. Meyers gave up all four runs on five hits and a walk over five innings to get the win. The bullpen, led by J.D. Martin, tossed four scoreless innings and allowed just two hits. Tug Hulett and Jesus Flores powered the offense with four hits, two doubles, two walks, a grand slam by Flores, and seven RBI.
Harrisburg 3 Altoona 2
• Arnesen (ND) 5⅓ IP 2H 2R 2ER 1BB 6K 1HR
• Barthmaier 1⅓ IP 1H 0R 1BB 0K
• VanAllen 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 1BB 1K
• Mattheus (W, 2-0) 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
• Pahuta 2-3, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI
• Norris 0-2, R, 2BB
The all-or-nothing nature of the Sens offense (two Tim Pahuta solo HRs, nine K’s) continued, but the losses stopped as the Altoona ‘pen and defense faltered in the 9th for anticlimactic walkoff. Derek Norris drew the leadoff walk, was sacrificed to second. After an intentional walk to Pahuta and unintentional walk to Jonathan Tucker, Jesus Valdez tapped to third but the Curve couldn’t execute the 5-4-3 DP, giving the Sens a 3-2 win. Starter Erik Arnesen went the first five and 1/3rd innings, giving up both runs on two hits (one home run) and a walk. Jimmy Barthmaier, Cory VanAllen and Ryan Mattheus combined for three and 2/3rds of scoreless relief. Josh Johnson was placed on the DL, retroactive to May 6, but a corresponding move has not yet been made
Winston-Salem 5 Potomac 3
• Clegg (ND) 5IP 6H 2R 2ER 1BB 3K
• Wort 1IP 0H 0R 1BB 1K
• Hood 2-4, R, 2B, SB, RBI
• Lozada 2-2, 2B, 3B, 2BB
• Ramirez 1-4, R, HR, RBI
Ian Gac’s two-run shot in the bottom of the 7th off Joe Testa capped a three-run rally and was the difference in a 5-3 win by Winston-Salem over Potomac. Starter Mitchell Clegg gave up two runs, but unlike last Tuesday afternoon got eight outs in between them, as he went the first five innings and allowed six hits and a walk. Destin Hood and Jose Lozada combined for four of the eight P-Nat hits and six of the 10 baserunners, seven of which were stranded as just Hood was able to drive in a runner from scoring position in 10 opportunities.
Delmarva 3 Hagerstown 2
• Ray (ND) 5IP 1H 0R 0BB 6K
• Eusebio (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP 4H 3R 3ER 1BB 2K
• Harper 2-4, 2K
• Kelso 2-4
• Martinson 1-2, 2SH, SB
• Oduber 1-1, R, BB, 3SB
Robbie Ray’s Low-A debut was a brilliant one-hit, six-K, five-inning performance, but the ‘pen couldn’t hold the 1-0 lead as the Hagerstown Suns lost 3-2 to Delmarva. Bryce Harper’s first-inning infield single extended his hitting streak to 13 games, but the clutch hit eluded the Suns all game long as they went 0-for-8 with RISP and had two baserunners picked off, and went 4-for-6 on stolen-base attempts, with Randolph Oduber swiping three and taking the Sally League lead with 13. Two errors, two passed balls, and two wild pitches also put pressure on the Suns but all three runs were earned. Ray’s activation was listed on MiLB.com but the corresponding move was not, as 26 men are listed on the roster as this goes to virtual press