May 022012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-0 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Arnesen (1-0, 0.64) vs.
Harvey (2-1, 4.85)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-1
(12 inn.)
vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Ballard (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Albers (1-0, 3.81)
Potomac Lost, 15-6 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (0-3, 7.29) vs.
Petricka (2-2, 5.50)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Briceno (2-1, 3.42)

Syracuse 8 Buffalo 0
• Duke (W, 2-1) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Bibens-Dirkx 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Rivero 3-5, 3R, 2B, E
• Hoffpauir 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Michaels 2-4, 2RBI

The hits keep coming for the Syracuse Chiefs, rapping out 14 in an 8-0 romp over the Charlotte Knights. Zach Duke got the win with seven shutout innings, with just three hits and three walks allowed. Austin Bibens-Dirkx closed them out with two more goose eggs, with just one hit given up. Carlos Rivero and Jarrett Hoffpauir both went 3-for-5 with a double, while Jason Michaels went 2-for-4 with 2RBI.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 1 (12 inn.)
• Gilliam 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 9K
• Tatusko 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Kobernus 2-5, R, 2B
• Rahl 2-5, 2B
• Perez 2-5

The 12th inning is not the friend of the Senators as the Rock Cats won again in 12 by a 6-1 score in Harrisburg. A throwing error, a balk, and hit batsmen by Hector Nelo didn’t help matters as New Britain scored five runs on four hits in the top of the 12th. Starter Rob Gilliam went the the first seven innings and allowed just a run on three hits and three walks while fanning nine. Ryan Tatusko’s second outing was a strong three scoreless with four K’s. Jeff Kobernus and Chris Rahl both went 2-for-5 with a double to lead the Sens offense.

Winston-Salem 15 Potomac 6
• Grace (L, 1-3) 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
• Eusebio ⅓ IP, 3H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 3HBP
• Freitas 3-5, R, HR, 2RB
• Moore 3-4, R, HR, RBI, SB
• Hague 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB

Winston-Salem broke open a 7-5 lead with a six-run 7th and cruised to a win Last Night In Woodbridge.

HAGERSTOWN — OFF DAY

The Suns went 4-3 on their Georgia swing, and rematch against the Rome Braves and Augusta GreenJackets over the next seven games at home.

  6 Responses to “Wednesday’s News & Notes”

  1. The 2 main problems are the middle of the lineup and the back of the bullpen.

    The 3, 4, and 5 hitters were 0 for 14 last night. The lineup features Kobernus now leading off (Perez was 3 for 43 while batting leadoff previously) and Rahl hitting sixth. Silent bats in between these 2 don’t help to score runs.

    The bullpen as hilighted by Nelo last night can’t hold on in extra innings.

  2. just to illustrate the point about the Senators lineup,

    runners in scoring position averages
    Hood .185
    Pahuta .143
    Valdez .250

    these are the 3, 4, and 5 spots

    Rahl .444
    Leon .294

    these are the 6 and 7 spots ???

    • Yep. I was really hoping to see Destin Hood and Eury Perez step forward at this level and it hasn’t happened yet.

  3. Hood is making more progress than Perez at this point. Both will be good players and need the exposure at this level. They should not be put in pressure situations too early. Batting them down in the order will help their development . The problem is the lack of one more consistent bat in the order especially one with some pop. Negrych would have helped as would Johnson but both deserve to be at AAA as does Rahl.

  4. Why is Syracuse going with a six man rotation now? Is this an indication that maybe they are close to trading Lannan?

    • This is evening out the rotation due to the snowouts that forced doubleheaders on Thursday and Saturday last week.

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