Jul 022012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Norfolk,
7:15 p.m.
Roark (4-10, 5.33) vs.
Tillman (8-8, 3.63)
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (6-4, 5.25) vs.
De La Cruz (5-7, 4.20)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 @ Carolina,
7:15 p.m.
Holder (5-2, 3.52) vs.
Salazar (0-2, 3.00)
Hagerstown Won, 11-9 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (8-4, 4.02) vs.
Oviedo (1-6, 8.72)
Auburn Lost, 7-1 @ Jamestown,
7:00 p.m.
Monar (0-1, 6.14) vs.
Milroy (0-1, 9.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (2-0, 3.21) vs.
Dominguez (2-3, 3.41)

Norfolk 3 Syracuse 2
• Lannan (L, 6-7) 6⅓ IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Pena 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Rivero 1-3, 2B, BB, CS
• Carroll 1-4, R, RBI, SB

Syracuse hung with Norfolk for seven innings, but with just four hits to the Tide’s eleven, the Chiefs were edged 3-2 on a sacrifice fly in the last of the 7th. John Lannan took the loss, giving up all three Norfolk runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four. Corey Brown’s 18-game hit streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 night (though he walked to keep the on-base streak going). Carlos Rivero, who saw his 18-gamer snapped the night before, went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk to pace the Syracuse offense.

Harrisburg 3 Erie 1
• Bibens-Dirkx (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Davis (H, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Kobernus 3-4, R, SB
• Van Ostrand 2-4, R

A pair of runs early and stellar bullpen work were the key ingredients in a 3-1 win over Erie. Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx made his longest appearance, giving up a run on four hits over five innings to get the win. Erik Davis led a trio of relievers that combined to throw four shutout innings of relief, with Davis and Henry “El Infarto” Rodriguez earning holds and Zech Zinicola notching his first save. Jeff Kobernus led the hit column with a 3-for-4 afternoon, stealing his league-leading 31st base. Roster move: C Sandy Leon was assigned to Harrisburg as an MLB rehab. Local media are reporting that Bibens-Dirkx will return to Syracuse. Demoted starter Robert Gilliam and swingman Ryan Tatusko are reportedly not taking his slot, leading to speculation that a starter from Potomac will be promoted, with Trevor Holder the most obvious candidate.

Carolina 8 Potomac 3
• Ray (L, 3-5) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Barthmaier 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kimball ⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Taylor 2-4, 2B, SB
• Fernandez 1-2, R, 2BB, RBI

Five Potomac errors, including two in the 8th that plated four unearned runs to turn a 4-3 deficit into an 8-3 blowout. Robbie Ray took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk, but avoided the first-inning bugaboo that had been the hallmark of his previous two outings. The P-Nats made the most of their five hits, scoring three runs but went just 1-for-11 with RISP. Michael Taylor led the way with a single, double, and a stolen base. Cole Kimball gave up two hits to the five batters he faced, but was in position to get out of the inning when Adrian Sanchez booted a one-out grounder to second with a runner on first.

Hagerstown 11 Lakewood 9
• Turnbull (W, 4-4) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Barrett (SV, 12) ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-1 IR-S, 2WP
• Newsome 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Leonida 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Miller 2-4, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI

After taking a 9-1 lead after four and a half innings, Hagerstown nearly blew the eight-run cushion, surviving a three-run rally in the 9th to hold on for an 11-9 triumph. Kylin Turnbull evened his record at 4-4, giving up three runs on seven hits and four walks, striking out just one. The trio of Brett Newsome, Cole Leonida, and Justin Miller combined for eight hits and eight RBI. Aaron Barrett got the save (#12) while giving up a single and uncorking two wild pitches.

Jamestown 7 Auburn 1
• Baez (L, 1-1) ⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• Peters 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Poole 2-4, 2B
• S. Perez 1-4, SB

Gregory Baez was smacked around for five runs on five hits, getting just one of six batters faced out as Jamestown cruised to a 7-1 win over Auburn. The Doubledays were held to just four hits and stranded seven runners, hitting into four double plays. Jordan Poole had two of the four safeties, including a double. The Doubledays still remain in first, 1½ ahead of State College and Williamsport in the NYPL’s Pinckney division.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats are looking to break a seven-game skid this week, having fallen into the cellar of the GCL East, 3½ games behind the G-Cards.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
After a 3-3 week, the DSL Nationals are 15-10, tied for 2nd with the DSL Giants and three games behind the DSL Yankees1 squad.

Jul 012012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 @ Norfolk,
6:15 p.m.
Lannan (6-6, 4.43) vs.
Britton (2-1, 5.74)
Harrisburg Lost, 13-9 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Bibens-Dirkx (0-0, 2.57) vs.
Garcia (6-6, 3.96)
Potomac Won, 13-4 @ Carolina,
4:00 p.m.
Ray (3-4, 5.26) vs.
Jimenez (6-5, 3.82)
Hagerstown Lost, 12-9 @ Lakewood,
1:05 p.m.
Turnbull (3-4, 4.84) vs.
Milner (0-0, -.–)
Auburn Won, 10-9 @ Jamestown,
4:00 p.m.
Baez (1-0, 5.00) vs.
Newell (0-1, 9.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Won, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A

Norfolk 5 Syracuse 3
• Atkins (L, 6-6) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Arnesen 3⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Negrych 4-5, R, RBI
• Paul 2-3
• Carroll 2-4, R, HR, RBI

The Chiefs stranded 11 runners in a 5-3 loss to Norfolk, a game that was delayed nearly an hour due to Norfolk’s late arrival from Columbus and called after a rain delay with two outs and nobody on in the 9th. Mitch Atkins took the loss with all five Tides runs allowed on six hits and two walks. Erik Arnesen turned in three and 2/3rds perfect innings of relief, but the offense sputtered — twice leaving ‘em loaded in the 5th and 7th innings. Corey Brown extended his hit streak to 18 with a third-inning single.

Erie 13 Harrisburg 9
• Pucetas (L, 6-3) 5IP, 12H, 8R, 6ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Nelo 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Van Ostrand 4-5, 2R, 2B
• Rahl 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI, OF assist at HP
• Walters 3-5, 3R, HR, RBI
• Perez 3-6, R, RBI

The Seawolves scored early and often, weathering five unanswered runs from the Sens for a 13-9 triumph. Starter Kevin Pucetas was fileted for eight runs (six earned) on 12 hits and a walk. Five of those runs came on two longballs. Jimmy Van Ostrand led the Harrisburg hit parade with a 4-for-5 night as eight of the nine starters got a hit and five of those eight had multiple hits. Zach Walters and Chris Rahl both homered as the Senators were only outhit by one, 19-18.

Potomac 13 Salem 4
• Olbrychowski (W, 3-6) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Adam Carr 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 3-4, 2R, BB, 2RBI
• King 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Ramirez 3-5, R, 2B, RBI

With a 15mph breeze out and a 100-degree gametime temperature, it’s a miracle more runs weren’t scored as the P-Nats slammed Salem 13-4. Every starter reached base at least twice, and seven batters had multiple hits. Adam Olbrychowski got the win with four runs given up over five innings, while relievers Adam Carr, Rob Wort, and Neil Holland combined for four no-hit innings of relief. After their first road series win since April, Potomac swings southeast to Zebulon for a three-game series against the Carolina Mudcats.

Lakewood 12 Hagerstown 9
• McKenzie 4⅓ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K
• Bates (BS, 2; L, 2-1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K, 3-2 IR-S
• Mayo 3-4, 2-2B, BB
• Goodwin 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, BB
• Newsome 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI

After leading 6-0 and 9-5, the Lakewood BlueClaws scored seven unanswered runs, including four in the last of the 8th, for a 12-9 win over the Hagerstown Suns. Though they registered 13 hits, the Suns stranded 10 runners and went 3-for-18 with RISP. Chris McKenzie hit the wall in the 5th, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd. Jeremy Mayo and Brian Goodwin both singled and doubled twice to lead the hit column, while Steve Souza Jr. and Brett Newsome both tallied three RBI in the loss.

Auburn 10 Williamsport 9
• Medina 4⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 5BB, 5K
• Henke (W, 2-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Higley 3-5, 3R, 3B, RBI
• Renda 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Leon 2-5, R, 2B, 3RBI

Like speaking ill of Stan Musial, leaving Falcon Park early might just be a cardinal sin as Auburn rallied late yet again for a walkoff win, 10-9 over Williamsport. It took just three batters to erase the 9-8 deficit, as Shawn Pleffner homered, Angel Montilla singled, and Tony Renda doubled to seal the deal. The comeback made a winner out of Travis Henke, the last Doubleday hurler of the night who tossed a scoreless 9th. Silvio Medina got the start but put up a LaLoosh-like line of four runs on four hits and five walks with five strikeouts over four and and 1/3rd.

GCL Astros 3 GCL Nationals 2
• Hudgins 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Heredia 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Difo 3-4, 3B, RBI
• Nix 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The G-Astros cashed in on a leadoff triple in the last of the 7th to edge the G-Nats, 3-2. Will Hudgins made his second start, giving up a run on three hits (including a HR) and no walks. Both teams had seven hits, but the G-Nats had just two runners get into scoring position and left on three runners, thanks to a caught stealing, Tony Nix’s HR, and a double play ball.

DSL Nationals 3 DSL Pirates2 2
• E. Gomez (W, 3-1) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 1K
• Berrio (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Mercedes 2-3, R
• Novas 2-4, R, 2-2B
• Mejia 1-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

Elisaul Gomez’s first start was a dandy — a single run given up over six innings on four hits and two walks, as the DSL Nationals edged the DSL Pirates2 squad, 3-2. The D-Nats had just seven hits, but three of them went for extra-bases, as 6-7-8 hitters Yermin Mercedes, Randy Novas, and Bryan Mejia combined to go 5-for-11 with those three doubles and scored all three runs. 17-y.o. Jorge Berrio’s second outing was also strong: five K’s over two frames, while Felix Moscat closed out the game with a scoreless 9th for his first save.