May 062012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
1:35 p.m.
Lannan (2-2, 5.19) vs.
Elarton (2-1, 3.51)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 at Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Gilliam (1-3, 5.03) vs.
Peavey (2-1, 6.35)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Grace (1-3, 7.36) vs.
Perez (2-1, 3.66)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 vs. Augusta,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (3-1, 3.15) vs.
Crick (0-1, 2.30)

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 1
• Maya (L, 1-4) 6+ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• Severino ⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Lehman 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Brown 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Teahen 1-3, BB

An ugly four-run rally in the bottom of the 7th was the difference in a 4-1 Syracuse loss to Lehigh Valley. Among the miscues: Carlos Rivero’s two-base throwing error, an IF single off his glove, a SB when he neglected to call time to talk to the pitcher, and three walks (two unintentional) by Atahualpa Severino. Up until the 7th, starter Yunesky Maya was cruising: just four hits allowed over six innings. The offense, however, was next-to-nil besides Corey Brown’s leadoff HR and third-inning single and Mark Teahen’s first-inning single and third-inning walk. The Chiefs would finish with just six hits and three walks total.

Harrisburg 2 Binghamton 1
• Rosenbaum (W, 4-0) 9IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 4K
• Perez 2-5
• Leon 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Lozada 1-4, RBI

For the second time in four starts, Danny Rosenbaum has thrown a nine-inning complete game, winning the Saturday matinee, 2-1. He needed a few more pitches (109 vs. 95) and relied on his defense a little more (4K vs. 9K) as they turned three double plays for him, two of them ending the inning. The Sens took full advantage of an errant pickoff throw that moved up two runners into scoring position as Sandy Leon drove in the first run with a groundout and Jose Lozada drove in the second with an RBI single. Eury Perez was the sole Sen to collect multiple hits with a 2-for-5 afternoon.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4
• Winters (L, 1-4) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 10K
• McCatty 1IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K
• Sanchez 3-4, R, 2B
• Taylor 2-4, 2B, RBI

A four-run 9th quashed any chance for back-to-back walkoffs Last Night In Woodbridge.
Prior to the game, 2B Adrian Sanchez was activated from the 7-Day DL, swapping places on the roster with OF Chris Curran.

Hagerstown 4 Augusta 1
• Meyer (W, 2-3) 7IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K, 2WP
• Barrett (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Souza 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Ramirez 2-4, RBI, SB

Backed by two HRs by Steve Souza, Alex Meyer turned in his best outing as a pro thus far as the Suns beat the GreenJackets, 4-1. Meyer went seven innings, allowing the one Augusta run on four hits and three walks while setting down six on strikes. Todd Simko and Aaron Barrett each followed with a scoreless inning to preserve the win, earning the hold and save respectively. Souza drove in three while going 2-for-4 to lead the Hagerstown offense.

  6 Responses to “Sunday’s News & Notes”

  1. It is well established that Rosenbaum has earned a call-up to Syracuse, but other than sending him a sign of his progress, what would that really accomplish? He isn’t in line to get a call-up to DC until September, and if they needed to bring him up before that, couldn’t that be done as easily from H-burg as from SYR?

    +1/2St.

    • Maybe and yes. Certainly, Brad Peacock was in a similar position last year, though not to this degree, but I don’t anticipate Rosenbaum getting called up sooner. We can certainly hope that Lannan is feeling the pressure and produces this afternoon, which makes him both an option for the big club and a trading chip.

  2. Seems like G Holt hasn’t had a lot of appearances of late; maybe since Apr 27th? Any ‘inside’ news on how he’s doing (other than the stats we have)? He made only relief appearances at both Auburn and Hagerstown last year and appears to have workable K:BB and WHIP so far. Any thoughts about his progress or short term future with the org?

    Another Top 10 2011 Draft Pick, Dixon Anderson (9) isn’t on the HAG roster, so I assume he and Manny Rodriguez (10) are both “enjoying” some XST. Anyone heard if either are injured or just working on their skills?

    • Holt is one of several relievers that seem to be working on a starter-like rotation for multiple innings. He last pitched on May 2, the time before that on April 26, then April 20, etc.

      I’ve asked for a dispatch from my spy in Hagerstown, but relievers often have a built-in problem if you’re not specifically watching for them. We tend to notice them only when they’re really good or really bad.

      Holt’s being groomed as a middle reliever, but as one of my Twitter followers snarkly remarked: “Seems if a guy doesn’t fit what Riz planned, he makes sure he doesn’t succeed. Kidding, sort of.” He has a plus curve that reminds me of Clint Everts.

      Anderson may be the next Nathan Karns, by which I mean he’ll have 1 or 2 people talking/asking about him… and that’s the only thing you can find anywhere on the Internet since he was drafted. The logical inference with no appearances and placement on the 60-Day DL is that he had surgery, but given the Pats Nats bunker-like mentality when it comes to player health, I can’t confirm it.

      Given that “M-Rod” is a convert to the position, it’s fair to deduce that he’s in XST to refine his skills w/o scrutiny.

  3. Regarding Rodriguez, wasn’t he really an HS draftee? His PG bio says he graduated from North Broward Prep HS in 2011, and was then drafted by Nats that same year. Strangely (or not?), his BA bio lists Forest Hills HS. His draft bio says he was at Barry College, but unless it was summer school, I’m not sure how that’s possible. I’m officially confused.

    As far as his position switch from 3B to P, was it made by the Nats or was it something he was working on prior to that? Doesn’t seem like something very common to switch positions before even starting your pro career — unless your last name is Harper.

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