Jun 232012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-2 vs. Gwinnett,
7:00 p.m.
Maya (4-5, 3.67) vs.
Teheran (5-3, 3.24)
Harrisburg Won, 8-1 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Perry (1st AA start) vs.
Pino (4-2, 3.25)
Potomac Won, 6-2 vs. Winston-Salem,
6:35 p.m.
Grace (4-6, 5.24) vs.
Petricka (4-4, 5.34)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 vs. Lakewood,
7:00 p.m.
Hansen (0-0, 2.57) vs.
Kleven (4-5, 3.80)
Auburn Lost, 13-8 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 13.50) vs.
Warner (1-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 9-3 vs GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m. (DH)
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 9-3 vs. DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (0-2, 4.97) vs.
Flores (1-1, 1.65)

Syracuse 6 Gwinnett 2
• Roark (W, 4-9) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Bibens-Dirkx (H, 5) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Paul 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Rivero 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Bynum 2-4, R

A pair of two-run rallies late pushed Syracuse past Gwinnett for a 6-2 win and a .500 record — the first since April 17, 2011. Tanner Roark got the win with a run on five hits and two walks over six innings. Xavier Paul lef the hit parade with two singles and a double, with a run scored and an RBI.
Roster move: OF Jason Michaels was placed on the 7-Day DL

Harrisburg 8 New Hampshire 1
• Demny (W, 5-4) 7IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Davis 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Walters 2-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Van Ostrand 2-5, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Kobernus 2-5, R

A five-run 6th broke open a 2-1 game as the Senators weathered a 38-minute rain delay for an 8-1 win. Paul Demny got the win with seven hits allowed over seven innings, the run coming on a solo HR in the 2nd. Eight of the nine batters got a hit as the Senators pounded out twelve for the contest, with Zach Walters, Jimmy Van Ostrand, Sean Nicol, and Jeff Kobernus each getting two hits.

Potomac 6 Winston-Salem 2
• Holder (W, 4-2) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Barthmaier 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Taylor 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-4, BB, 2RBI

Lots of walks and strikeouts Last Night In Woodbridge.
Prior to the game, C Sam Palace was transferred to Potomac from Hagerstown with LHP Paul Applebee placed on the 7-Day DL to make room on the roster.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 1
• Kimball 1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hill (W, 7-4) 7IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Dykstra 3-4
• Souza 2-4, R, 2B
• Skole 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI

With HRs by Brian Goodwin and Matt Skole, the Suns put the pinch on the BlueClaws for a 5-1 win. Taylor Hill got the win in relief of Cole Kimball, his 7th, with an unearned run allowed on four hits and a walk over seven innings. Kimball started the game and struck out two while giving up a hit in the first inning. Cutter Dykstra led the hit column with three singles, followed by Steve Souza’s 2-for-4 effort.
Kimball was transferred from the GCL to the Suns as an MLB rehab assignment, while C Jeremy Mayo was transferred from Syracuse to replace Palace.

Williamsport 13 Auburn 8
• Smith (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 7H, 8R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Montilla 3-6, R, 2RBI
• Pleffner 2-5, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Schill 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

A five-run 5th broke a 5-5 tie as Williamsport took an axe to the Auburn ‘pen for a 13-8 win. Jason Smith took the brunt of the beating, giving up eight runs on seven hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Three relievers followed and none went unscathed. Angel Montilla led the Doubleday offense with a 3-for-6 night and 2RBI. Rehabbing Destin Hood was just 1-for-6 (a double) with three strikeouts.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Astros 3
• Schwartz 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Selsor ⅔ IP, 1H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, 1HR
• Chubb 2-2, R, HR, 4RBI
• D. Eusebio 1-2, 3RBI

With three runs in the 3rd, five in the 4th, and four more in the 9th, the GCL Nationals scored 12 unanswered runs in a 12-3 rout of the GCL Astros. Five pitchers were used with Blake Schwartz getting the start and OF/DH Casey Selsor making his mound debut, getting tagged for a HR but also striking out #1 overall draft pick Carlos Correa. The G-Nats pounded out 14 hits, with four G-Nats colecting multiple hits, highlighted by Austin Chubb, who went 2-for-4 with a HR and four RBI. Lots of substitutions, so folks looking for first appearances (e.g. Deion Williams) ought to click through to the box score.
Roster move: RHP Anthony Marcelino was released on Thursday.

DSL Yankees1 9 DSL Nationals 3
• J. Rodriguez (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 4K, 2HR
• Acevedo 4IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HR
• Mercedes 2-5, R
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI

The DSL Yankees1 squad battered the DSL Nationals for four HRs in a 9-3 win to reclaim 1st place in the Boca Chica South Division of the DSL. Starter Jefry Rodriguez took the loss with five runs on four hits and a walk over the first four innings while giving up two HRs. Reliever Miguel Acevedo wasn’t much better, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over the last four innings while coughing up two HRs. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz doubled twice to pace the seven-hit offense.

  6 Responses to “Saturday’s News & Notes”

  1. What a disgrace that Skole is still with Hagerstown; maybe no one has noticed his .980 OPS.
    For that matter, Goodwin needs to go with him. They paid him $3 million last year, and he’s hitting .912 OPS, so let’s see him at Potomac and get a sense of what he can do.

  2. Luke, thanks for your “sarcastic” e.g. on Deion Williams, however, I will stand by my feelings that the GCL is a develop and tutor league and is not designed to focus on winning. You seem to be a smart man. Check all other GCL rosters (Marlins, Astros and Cardinals) and you will see that their roster are mostly-comprised of teenagers with birthdays ranging from 1994-1990. Our Nationals roster has more 21, 22 and 23 years old than any GCL team. They are “Men playing with Boys” and they should be successful but not at the cost of sacrificing valuable experience for Hayden Jennings and Deion Williams. Jennings is struggling as the 2012 6th rounder but that is expected! Williams struggled last season but this is the league to develop, tutor and learn. The Dominican born players are allowed and afforded an opportunity to come to the GCL pro ball ready because they receive 200 or more at bats in the DSL. Why can’t our American born teen players be given that same opportunity to get 200 or more at bats in the GCL? Regarding of whether they hit .157 as Williams did in his first season or .077 as Jennings is doing now, the valuable experience of getting at bats will only make them better. 22 and 23 years olds who start in the GCL must move EXTREMELY quick to get to the majors by 25 years of age. The average age of the MLB rookie.

    • I’m not sure how my remark about a lot of players getting into yesterday’s game was inferred as “a ‘sarcastic e.g.’” I referenced Deion Williams simply because I had recently gotten a question about him recently at this website’s e-mail address and figured that there might be other players like him that might have been missed in this week’s box scores.

      Having run this site for two and a half years, and a close follower of Brian Oliver’s “Nationals Farm Authority” for three years prior to that, I’m more than slightly aware that the Nationals organization has shied away from drafting American-born teenagers. Perhaps you missed my 2011 season review of the Auburn Doubledays, where I specifically made the case that now’s the time to start taking chances on HS draft picks again:

      I’m no draft expert and am quite honest in my distaste for discussing it, but it’s not lost on me that this emphasis on upperclassmen isn’t ideal — especially when the new normal for player advancement is one level per year. It’s great that Washington is putting more money into the D.R. and getting more players to come stateside, but that can’t be the only source of teenage talent. I can understand shying away from drafting high school pitchers (before you chime in with Peacock, Cole, or Ray, remember McGeary, Smoker, and Willems) but it just seems to me that now might be the time to start taking chances again on some high school hitters.

    • It would be nice to stock the GCL with younger players, but that is hard to do considering Hayden Jennings, Deion Williams, and Robbie Ray represent the HS tallent draft by the Nats recently. We dont have younger players to put there, so the older players go there

  3. CHECK OUT : minorleaguecentral.com/youngest.php

  4. My apoligizes to you Luke!

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