Jul 192012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-1 @ Pawtucket,
12:05 p.m.
Roark (4-12, 5.54) vs.
Stewart (1-1, 3.74)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (6-4, 5.12) vs.
Martin (3-3, 4.14)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Grace (4-9, 5.91) vs.
Martin (10-6, 2.80)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-1, 4.88) vs.
Bandilla (1-3, 2.05)
Auburn Won, 7-5 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Fischer (1-1, 4.80) vs.
Freeman (1-1, 3.16)
GCL Nationals Won, 8-0 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 4-3 @ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (3-2, 4.40) vs.
Alejo (3-4, 4.81)

Pawrucket 5 Syracuse 1
• Mandel (W, 1-2) 8IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Garcia 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Brown 3-5, 2R, HR(20), 2RBI
• Negrych 2-3, 2BB, RBI
• Rivero 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

With eight strong innings from Jeff Mandel, Syracuse broke a nine-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over Pawtucket. Mandel allowed just a run on six hits and now walks while striking out three. Christian Garcia struck out the side and worked around two walks in the 9th to seal the deal. Corey Brown connected for his team-leading 20th HR while going 3-for-5 to lead the Chiefs offense.

Akron 6 Harrisburg 5
• Perry (ND) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K,
• Nelo (BS, 2; L, 1-4) ⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 0K
• Lozada 2-4, R, BB, RBI, E(10)
• Perez 2-5
• Rahl 1-5, R, HR, 3RBI

Make that five straight one-run losses for the Harrisburg Senators, as Hector Nelo imploded in the 9th to give this one away, 6-5. Nelo walked three straight batters with two outs to walk in the tying run before he was lifted for Rafael Martin, who gave up a single to the first batter he faced to let in the winning tally with Nelo charged with both the loss and the blown save. Starter Ryan Perry got the no-decision with four runs allowed (one earned) on five hits and three walks. Eury Perez and Jose Lozada both singled twice, while Chris Rahl smacked a three-run shot in the top of the first, his 11th roundtripper of the season.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 2
• Wang (L, 0-1) 4IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K
• Ray 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Sanchez 2-4, R, SB
• Keyes 1-3, R, 2B

Lynchburg’s Gus Schlosser outdueled a rehabbing Chien-Ming Wang Last Night In Woodbridge.

HAGERSTOWN SUNS — OFF DAY
After a 3-5 road trip, the Suns return home for a pair of four-game series against the Augusta GreenJackets and the Lakewood BlueClaws.

Auburn 7 Williamsport 5
• Medina 3⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 6K, HBP, WP
• Smith (W, 4-1) 2⅓ IP, H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Self (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Schill 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Martinez 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI

Jordan Poole’s triple, the third of the night for Auburn, followed by a single by Wes Schill broke a 5-5 tie as the Doubledays eventually fell the Crosscutters, 7-5. Brett Mooneyham was a late scratch (manager’s decision), so Silvio Medina got the start and was knocked around for five runs on five hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds innings. Jason Smith got the win in relief while Derek Self tossed a scoreless 9th for his third save. Schill let the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, scoring one and driving in two.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Cardinals 0
• Hudgins (W, 1-2) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Mendez 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
• J.C. Valdez 2-5, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Lippincott 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Jennings 2-5, SB

Four G-Nats pitchers combined to blank the G-Cards, 8-0. Will Hudgins got his first professional win with five innnings of two-hit, no-walk ball, striking out three. Rehabbers Mike Schultz and Alex Kreis both turned in a empty frame while Gilberto Mendez laid two goose eggs on the board to complete the shutout. The G-Nats rapped out 12 hits, with Jean Carlos Valdez leading the attack with a pair of doubles and two runs scored.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Phillies 3
• Gomez (W, 5-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR
• K. Rodriguez (SV, 6) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Read 3-4, R, 2-2B, HR, 2RBI
• Novas 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 2SB

Raudy Read’s RBI double in the 5th broke a 3-3 tie as the D-Nats went on to edge the D-Phillies, 4-3. Elisaul Gomez turned in a quality start for his fifth win, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four. Kelvin Rodriguez threw three hitless innings to nail it down and earn his sixth save. Read led the D-Nats attack with two doubles in addition to the home run, going 3-for-4 with 2RBI overall.

  11 Responses to “Thursday’s News & Notes”

  1. Estarlin Martinez is having a pretty good season in the NYPL at 20. Above .800 OPS so far.

  2. how do you let Nelo walk 3 straight batters with 2 out to walk in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth. Given the troubles this club has been experiencing don’t you need a quick hook and an alternate plan to go to?????

  3. Could Corey Brown become a trade chip for another starter? Maybe packed with Tyler Moore?

    • If you’re talking trading for another SP in lieu of losing Stras, I wouldn’t be worried losing those two guys… more worried about losing a high prospect SP – Karns or Mayer. Because to get a Greinke or a Dempster, you would have to part with one of them, AND maybe Skole or Goodwin. I don’t suspect we’re as desperate as say Mets, Dodgers, Detroit and Boston. I could see Pittsburgh and Cinci in a bidding war, too. I doubt our FO is prepared (or has the mindset) to duke it out with desperate teams like these who will sell the farm to rent a player for 3 months. I think we have the talent to make it pretty far as is. I don’t see us as an active buyer this year.

  4. Certainly, but the addition another wild card is going to make this a seller’s market. I’m not much for speculating on who the parent club will acquire, but I’m not expecting to write about who “we” got so much as who “we’ll” lose.

  5. Any news on the health of Wirkin Estevez? He went on the DL quite a while ago and I haven’t heard anything about him since.

  6. Also… Rendon is playing today in the GCL. Guess he’s finally getting back to rehabbing.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2012_07_19_carrok_natrok_1

    • Good find & that’s great to see…Hopefully he can get healthy and be our AFL exemption(similar to how we sent Z. Walters last year) this year.

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