Jul 272012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 17-9 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (7-8, 3.93) vs.
Manship (6-1, 2.29)
Harrisburg Winning, 3-1 @ Trenton,
6:05 p.m.
Holder (1-2, 6.28) and
Pucetas (6-3, 3.18) vs.
Betances (1-1, 4.88) and
TBA
Potomac Won, 3-1 @ Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (4-8, 6.59) vs.
D. Jones (1-0, 5.00)
Hagerstown Won, 8-6 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (0-0, 4.76) vs.
Quezada (1-2, 4.91)
Auburn Won, 6-5 vs. Vermont,
7:05 p.m.
Pineyro (0-1, 7.20) vs.
Powers (0-2, 4.97)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-0 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-2 vs. DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-2, 3.05) vs.
Nova (3-1, 1.44)

Syracuse 17 Rochester 9
• Bibens-Dirkx 4IP, 7H, 8R, 7ER, 2BB, 0K, 2HR
• Arnesen (W, 2-2) 2⅔ IP, H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Valdez 4-6, 3R, HR, 4RBI
• Rivero 4-6, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, SB
• Perez 4-6, 2R, 2-2B, RBI

Syracuse posted season highs in hits and runs scored in a 17-9 whipping of Rochester. All nine batters hit safely, with seven collecting multiple hits, and three collecting four hits. The Chiefs scored in seven of nine innings and all 17 runs were earned. Austin Bibens-Dirkx couldn’t make it to the 5th, charged with eight runs on seven hits and two walks. Erik Arnesen got the win in relief with a run on one hit and one walk over two and 2/3rds innings.

Harrisburg 3 Trenton 1 — SUSP.
Rain halted play in the bottom of the second with the Senators leading the Thunder, 3-1. The game will be completed tonight, then followed by a seven-inning game. The originally scheduled doubleheader will pushed to tomorrow night.

Potomac 3 Lynchburg 1
• Karns (W, 7-2) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Carr (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sanchez 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Hague 1-4, 2B, RBI

Nathan Karns finally gave up a HR in High-A, ending a streak 19⅓ scoreless innings while winning his seventh straight game in a 3-1 win over Lynchburg. The 24-y.o. Texan struck out seven and gave up five hits and a walk over six innings. Kevin Keyes, Adrian Sanchez, and Ricky Hague each doubled in the three-run fifth, taking advantage of an error that put on Michael Taylor with two outs. Adam Carr unveiled a knuckleball in his two innings following Karns, walking one and striking out two while Neil Holland pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Potomac heads back north for three against Frederick over the weekend.

Hagerstown 8 Lakewood 6
• Jordan 4IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Bates (W, 6-3) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Higley 3-4, R, 2B, CS
• Ortega 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI

A pair of three-run rallies, separated by a 98-minute rain delay, powered the Suns past the BlueClaws for an 8-6 win, taking the series 3-1. Taylor Jordan gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks over the first four frames, striking out five. Colin Bates got the win in relief as the pitcher of record while Richie Mirowski worked around two walks in the 9th for his first save at Low-A. Hagerstown pounded out 11 hits, with J.R Higley leading the way with a 3-for-4 night, followed by Bryce Ortega and Caleb Ramsey, who both went 2-for-4 and combined for three runs and three RBI.

Auburn 6 Vermont 5
• Lee 5⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 8K, 2HR
• Encarnacion (W, 3-1) 3⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Renda 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Martinez 2-3, R, BB
• Rendon 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI, 2K

Blah blah blah Anthony Rendon blah blah blah homered in his first at-bat blah blah blah as Auburn blah blah blah rallied in the 8th to win their third straight, 6-5. Starter Nick Lee faltered in the 5th and 6th innings, giving up home runs that erased leads of 2-0 and 4-2. He retired the first seven batters he faced, five by way of the K, but finished with a more mundane line of five runs on seven hits and a walk over five and a 1/3rd innings. Pedro Encarnacion picked up the win in relief with three and 2/3rds scoreless innings. Tony Renda led the hit column with a 3-for-5 night, including a game-winning RBI single in the 8th.
Roster moves: LHP Andrew Wall assigned from Washington, SS Stephen Perez activated from DL.

GCL Cardinals 5 GCL Nationals 0
• Vasquez (L, 1-6) 5+ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Mendez 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, 3-3 IR-S
• Bailey 1-3
• Jennings 1-3

A grand slam in the 6th put this one away as the G-Cards swept the G-Nats in this week’s home-and-home with a 5-0 shutout. Daury Vasquez took the loss with four runs on four hits and two walks over five-plus innings. The G-Nats were held to just four hits and seven baserunners total, going 0-for-5 with RISP. Roster move: RHP Mike Shultz was released earlier this week.

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Yankees1 2
• De La Cruz 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Valdez (W, 2-1) 5⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• A. Martinez 4-5, 2RBI, SB
• Bautista 2-2, 4R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI, 3SB
• Aguero 2-4, 2R, 2RBI

The D-Nats made the most of their scoring chances, racking up 10 runs on 12 hits in a 10-2 romp over the DSL Yankees1. Rafael Bautista wreaked havoc from the leadoff spot with a single, double, two walks, two RBI, three stolen bases and four runs scored. The team went 8-for-17 with RISP and left just five runners on base. Emmanuel De La Cruz started and tossed two perfect innings before giving way to Philips Valdez, who got the win with two runs allowed on six hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds innings with three strikeouts.

  17 Responses to “Friday’s News & Notes”

  1. Alex Kreis sent back to Hagerstown after rehabbing with GCL Nationals

  2. Whatever happened to Cameron Selik? I haven’t seen his name in the boxscores for awhile.

    • Lat injury. Saw a tweet from him that he’s started rehab in Viera this week, so watch the GCL boxes for him.

  3. Karns should be in AA this is ridiculous that he hasnt been moved up!!

    • Karns is probably going to be one the guys moved up to make the AFL deadline (if he doesn’t have an innings cap, which he might).

      • I almost certainly think Karns would have an innings cap.

        In fact, I think I read an article stating that he had an innings cap.

        “As well as Karns was working in tandem with his defenders, there always begs the question of why he couldn’t go an extra inning or two. However, with the 24-year-old pitching his first full season after undergoing shoulder surgery in 2010, he knows there’s a plan to limit his innings, no matter the result.

        ‘There’s definitely an itch to get back out there,’ Karns said. ‘But they’ve got limits on all of us here and my only real goal for the year is to finish it off healthy. So that made the decision easy today.’ ”

        http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120721&content_id=35344234&vkey=news_l122&fext=.jsp&sid=l122

  4. Why would you not want him to get experience against better players since he has proven himself in potomac?Is there a advantage for the nationals waiting until the deadline to move him up?

    • Because there is also the chance that he has not proven himself since he’s only faced six of the seven teams in Carolina League (still hasn’t faced the #1 offense of Winston-Salem) and the #2 and #3 teams once apiece. It’s not unheard of for a pitcher to plow through the league on the first pass and then get stomped on like a narc at biker rally the second time around (see: Rosenbaum, Danny). I don’t wish that on him, but I know it can happen because I’ve seen it. Many times.

  5. Rendon – A homer is good….following that with 2 strikeouts is not so good.

  6. Any idea why Billy Burns was out of the game last night after two at-bats? Injury or call-up?

    • Neither seems a likely explanation — wasn’t removed mid-inning and the Potomac OF has no openings (hence Higley’s presence in Hagerstown).

  7. Eury Perez is definitely exceeding expectations so far at AAA. Between him, Goodwin and Taylor, I can see the Nats opting not to get into the free agent race for a CF this winter.

    • None of these players have proven themselves to be major league ready yet. Perez comes closest but needs to show he can hit consistently and hustle all the time.

      • I have my doubts Perez ever sees serious time in the DC OF.

        Doesn’t walk, relies on BABIP to have value with the bat.

        Could see him carving out a role as a starter that gets by on defense/speed for a second division team… but I don’t think that plays in DC anymore with the club now competing.

    • Thanks for the link, actually didn’t realize until reading that Auburn is in 1st place. Good news.
      The article reinforces how odd it must be in the GCL, playing morning games with absolutely no one watching.

  8. I just was reminded of how long Seth Bynum has been in the system – he was drafted in 2003 by the Expos. Played in 848 games with nearly 2800 At Bats. Who has the organizational record for MiLB appearances? If Bynum doesn’t have it, I really wonder who does.

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