Friday’s News & Notes

So long, Spike 2003-2012
Sorry, no writeups today. Click on the picture to go to our Facebook page, which will explain what happened to Spike. Good, Bad, and Interesting will still publish today around noon.

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-0 “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Atkins (5-5, 4.32) vs.
Betances (3-5, 5.92)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (1-6, 5.40) vs.
Hall (5-6, 4.14)
Potomac Won, 5-4 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (0-2, 8.53) vs.
TBD
Hagerstown Won, 8-6 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (1st A- start in ’12) vs.
Benedict (4-4, 3.66)
DSL Nationals Won, 10-9
(12 inn.)
@ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Suero (2-0, 1.64) vs.
Dominguez (1-1, 3.27)

Syracuse 10 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 0
• Duke (W, 7-3) 5⅔ IP, 6H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Pena 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Carroll 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Bynum 2-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI
• Paul 2-5, R, 2B, 2RBI

Erie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Pucetas (L, 4-2) 6⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Nelo 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lozada 3-4, R, 2B
• Kobernus 0-3, 3K, 2SF, 2RBI

As expected, Eury Perez was placed on the DL, retroactive to June 11.

Potomac 5 Myrtle Beach 4
• Grace (W, 4-6) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Holland (H, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Wort (SV, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-3, R, HR, SF, 3RBI
• Kelso 2-3, 2R, BB, SB

Hagerstown 8 West Virginia 6
• Hill 5IP, 4H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, 3HR
• Hawkins (W, 2-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Barrett (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ramsey 4-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI, SB
• Newsome 2-5, R, 2B
• Burns 2-4, R, RBI

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Phillies 9 (12 inn.)
• Silvestre 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• K. Rodriguez (W, 2-0) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-6, R, HR, BB, 4RBI
• Ramirez 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

19 thoughts on “Friday’s News & Notes”

  1. So sorry, Luke & Family. He was such an important part of NP, I think you’re right to not retire his photos.
    We get so attached, thankfully it was a painless end for him.

  2. Very sorry for your loss I have an old dog too and I’m dreading the day I might have to make a decision.

    There are 3 things outside of my family I love equally, travel, baseball and dogs.

    RIP Spike.

  3. Luke, I rarely write but read you daily. I am sorry for your loss. My Golden had 12 great year and I know Spike will be missed. Please keep using pictures of him unless that hurts too bad.

  4. Sorry for your loss, Luke. We lost our shepherd two years ago, and my daughter still cries.

    Does anyone know what Luke meant by this? Other than hearing that Purke got put on the DL, I haven’t seen any details about it. Is surgery a given?

    “In what should be presumed to be a procedural move, LHP Matt Purke has been placed on the 7-Day DL.”

    1. My guess (lacking anything other than Luke’s “procedural”) is that it’s just another turn of the DL merry go round. With 8 guys on the DL in Hagerstown, and a 7-day DL in the minors, some of the injuries may not be, er, all that serious (wink wink). Just like some of the guys who were “sent to Auburn” as a matter of procedure were still seen around the clubhouse.

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