Aug 222011
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitcher
Syracuse Won, 3-1 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Craig Stammen (9-6, 4.41) vs.
Tony Pena (8-5, 3.60)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-1
(8½ inn.)
@ Portland Tanner Roark (8-8, 5.23) vs.
Chris Balcom-Miller (3-6, 5.26)
Potomac Lost, 15-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 2-1 @ Kannapolis,
5:05 p.m.
Stephen Strasburg (rehab) vs.
Will Lamb (0-0, 0.00)
Auburn Won, 5-0 vs. State
College, 7:05 p.m.
Manny Rodriguez (2-2, 4.34) vs.
Nick Kingham (3-2, 2.57)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @/vs. GCL
Cardinals
(completion,
reg. sched. gm)
TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 7 Pawtucket 4
• Maya (W, 3-8) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Martin 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Frazier 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Bynum 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

A six-run 2nd inning gave Yunesky Maya the cushion and confidence to win his second straight start as Syracuse beat Pawtucket, 7-4. Maya gave up two runs on five hits over six innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Jeff Frazier and Seth Bynum both homered, combining for five of the 10 Chiefs hits. The win improves Syracuse to 58-67, but the elimination number is down to one in the I.L. North.

Erie 5 Harrisburg 1
• Martis (L, 7-5) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 8K
• Pena 1⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Gilbert 2-4, 2B, SB
• Fox 1-3, R, 2B

Erie completed its sweep of Harrisburg with a rain-shortened 5-1 win. The Senators were held to just five hits, with Archie Gilbert leading the offense with a 2-for-4 afternoon. The loss coupled with a Bowie win cuts the Sens lead to just a ½ game, with Richmond close behind at 1½ games back in the E.L. West.

Winston-Salem 15 Potomac 3
• Davis 2⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR
• Wort 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-1 IR-S
• Soriano 2-3, R, 3B, RBI, BB, SB
• Hood 2-3, BB

Potomac pitchers threw two scoreless innings against Winston-Salem, but the Dash got 15 runs in the other seven, pounding out 23 hits against five pitchers in a 15-3 smackdown. The loss drops second-place Potomac to 4½ games behind Frederick, but they still have a 5½ game lead over third-place Lynchburg in the C.L. North.

Kannapolis 2 Hagerstown 1
• Ray 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 7K
• McKenzie (L, 4-5) 3⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Sanchez 3-4, R, 2B, 3B
• Keyes 2-3, RBI, SF

Hagerstown rallied for one in the top of the 9th but left the tying run on first as Kannapolis took the game, 2-1, and the series 3-1. Adrian Sanchez and Kevin Keyes accounted for five of the Suns’ six hits while Chris McKenzie took the loss with both runs allowed on five hits over three and 2/3rds innings of relief. The loss drops Hagerstown to third place, three games behind Kannapolis in the Sally North.

Auburn 5 State College 0
• Dupra (W, 4-3) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Rivera (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rowe 2-3, R, 2B, SB
• Miller 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Four Doubledays pitchers combined to shut out the Spikes on six hits in a 5-0 Auburn win. Brian Dupra got the win, pitching the first five innings while Manny Rivera and Travis Henke both earned holds. The win, the fourth straight for Auburn, opens up a 1½ game lead over Williamsport in the NYPL’s Pinckney Divison.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
After a day off on Sunday, it’s six games in four days as the G-Nats have two makeup/completion doubleheaders today and on Thursday.

  6 Responses to “Monday’s News & Notes”

  1. I think someone mentioned that Ray and Cole are tapering a few days ago. Is that why he only pitched 4 innings? Is that a good policy? I assume it is the conservative one. I had simply never heard of tapering in regards to pitching and instead only heard about it regarding racing.

    According to fangraphs, which may or may not be accurate Cole and Ray have pitched 76 and 81 innings respectively. Is there goal like 90 innings?

    I just don’t know anything about pitching development. Will they follow the Verducci plan where they pitch no more than 30 more innings next year? Like 120 next year? If anyone wants to educate me I would appreciate it.

  2. Rich, since both of them are so young I think the Nats are trying to keep them under 100 innings. This is both of their first seasons in pro ball and the sky is the limit for both of them. I would think you are somewhere close on your innings guess for next season. I would think somewhere around 130 would be about right and then 160 to 170 the year after. Its pretty awesome to think both of them will only be 20 or 21 when they are fully stretched out to the 160 or 170 mark.

    • Thanks for, um, pitching in pdowdy… I had speculated that the reason for the decrease in innings per outing was to keep them pitching close top the season’s end while keeping their innings down. Rich is right in that I used a distance-running term (I ran the ’93 Boston Marathon, thank you) which is probably not accurate per se but I felt like it was applicable because the principle of preventing overuse was similar.

  3. different philosophies for different teams. BUt I think Dowdy is on the money for what the Nats are trying to do. Both guys have some very nice upside, and brass will error on the side of caution, but if you talk to Nolan Ryan , it is a different story

    • While I’m an advocate of the Johnny Sain principle of an arm doesn’t wear out, it rusts out, Nolan Ryan benefited greatly from coming up in an organization that was one of the first to realize the benefits of a five-man rotation. And let’s face it: He was also a physical freak, with the highest concentration of fast-twitch fibers that had been ever seen when they tested him in the 1970s.

  4. Looks like you have yesterday’s opponent info for SS’s rehab start tonight. They’re at home vs. Hickory.

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