Jul 202012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 vs. Norfolk,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (10-4, 3.78) vs.
Matusz (1-0, 1.69)
Harrisburg Losing, 4-0 vs. New Britain,
5:30 p.m.
(comp./7-inn. DH)
Rosenbaum (7-6, 3.44) vs.
Hermsen (5-5, 3.36)
Potomac Won, 11-8 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (A+ debut) vs.
Henry (5-4, 1.42)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Augusta,
5:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-1, 4.88) and
Jordan (0-0, -.–) vs.
Bandilla (1-3, 2.05) and
Crick (4-6, 2.94)
Auburn Lost, 3-0 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (1-0, 2.11) vs.
Melling (2-0, 1.95)
GCL Nationals Lost, 9-4 @ GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Pawtucket 4 Syracuse 3
• Roark 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Arnesen (L, 1-2) 2IP, H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Hill 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Brown 1-5, R, HR, RBI

Live by the longball, die by the longball. Corey Brown led off the game with his 21st, Koyie Hill belted a two-run shot in the 7th, but it wasn’t enough as Pawtucket edged Syracuse, 4-3 and took the series, 3-1. Tanner Roark notched a quality start with three runs allowed on eight hits and a walk over six innings, but came away with a no-decision. Erik Arnesen took the loss and saw his scoreless inning streak snapped at 21 and 1/3rd innings with solo shot in the bottom of the 8th that broke a 3-3 tie. The Chiefs mustered just six hits total and went 0-for-5 with RISP and stranded seven baserunners.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 0 — SUSP. (Bot. 3)
• Demny 3IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, K, 2HBP, 2WP

Perhaps the rains came an inning too late for Paul Demny, who gave up four in the top of the third on four hits, a walk, and a hit batsman before getting out of the jam with a double-play ball. The umps waited nearly two hours before suspending the game, a decision no doubt influenced by the threat of more rain today as well as this being the final scheduled series between the two teams.

Potomac 11 Lynchburg 8
• Grace (W, 5-9) 6IP, 11H, 7R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Wort (H, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Hague 2-5, R, 3B, 4RBI, SB
• Sanchez 2-5, R, 2RBI
• Fernandez 3-3, 3R, RBI

With three big innings and 14 hits, the P-Nats outslugged the Hillcats to take game 11-8, and the series, 3-1. Seven of the nine starters racked up hits, with backup catcher Erick Fernandez leading the hit column with three singles and Ricky Hague driving in four, including three with a bases-loaded triple in the 4th. Matt Grace got the win, Jack Morris-style, allowing seven runs (three earned) on 11 hits and two walks, and striking out three.

HAGERSTOWN — PPD
Rain postponed the series opener between the Suns and GreenJackets, and will be made up tonight with a doubleheader starting at 5:05 p.m., weather permitting.

Batavia 3 Auburn 0
• Fischer (L, 1-2) 5IP, 11H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, K
• Mooneyham 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Schill 2-4, OF assist at HP
• Ramos 0-3, BB, OF assist at HP

There was a 12mph wind blowing in at Falcon Park, but a 13K breeze blowing out as Batavia blanked Auburn, 3-0. The Doubledays were limited to just two singles (Wes Schill) and two doubles (Carlos Lopez, Estarlin Martinez) as they stranded seven baserunners and went 0-for-5 with RISP. David Fischer suffered the loss, giving up three runs on 11 hits (two runners thrown out at HP, two double plays) with no walks and one strikeout over five innings. Brent Mooneyham finished the game with four innings of two-hit ball, walking one and fanning four.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Cardinals 4
• Selsor (L, 0-1) 3IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K
• Heredia 3IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Foat 3-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, CS
• Rendon 0-2 (L5, F8) – no def. chances

The G-Cards scored early, often, and late to take this one, 9-4. Casey Selsor took the loss in his first start, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk over three innings. Anthony Rendon made his first appearance since his ankle injury in April, going 0-for-2 with no defensive chances. Matt Foat and Wilmer Difo continue to rake, combining for five hits, three doubles, and two RBI.

DSL Phillies 4 DSL Nationals 3
• De La Cruz 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Silvestre 6IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• Berrio (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, WP, E
• De Los Santos 2-3, 2B, 2RBI, 2E
• Mercedes 2-3, R

Five errors were too much for the D-Nats to overcome as the D-Phils rallied for two in the 8th to win, 4-3. Jorge Berrio took the loss, giving up the tying and winning runs on three hits and a walk, while throwing a wild pitch and committing an error. Juan De Los Santos and Yermin Mercedes both went 2-for-3, with De Los Santos doubling and driving in two.

  6 Responses to “Friday’s News & Notes”

  1. Great to see Rendon back!

    Also, is there any reason why Rob Wort hasn’t been promoted yet? He spent all last year in Potomac, and struggled with his command, but seems to have resolved those issues this season. He’s been blowing batters away – 41 IP, 14BB:70K, 2.40 ERA (one of the few bright spots in Potomac). He’s long overdue, and not getting any younger.

    • Yesterday was the first decent outing from Wort in about a month — lot of walks, pitches left up in the zone, etc.

      • What’s his velo look like?

        Potential future? Or organizational soldier?

      • Well that’s a little unfair. He’s had two ‘bad’ outings in the past month (granted he’s only pitched in 7 games in that time). Admittedly, you’ve seen him up close a lot more than I have, but that strikeout rate is crazy. Forget Strasburg’s 11.57 K/9. Wort is striking out 15.24 per 9 IP!

        That’s the highest in the entire minor leagues right now, and by a considerable margin. The next highest is 13.92 K/9. And he hasn’t struggled with command much (until very recently as you noted). 3.05 BB/9 is relatively low. He pitched all last season in Potomac (so there’s no argument about 1 level per year), and he’s been arguably the best reliever in the minors this season. What more does he need to do?

        • Be less volatile. Last year was like last month. Stats can only tell you so much without seeing first hand, but the number of blown saves relative to save chances is pretty spot-on.

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