Aug 192012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 vs. Indianapolis,
2:00 p.m.
Pucetas (0-0, -.–) vs.
Locke (9-5, 2.66)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Erie,
1:35 p.m.
Broderick (1-0, 4.26)
Potomac Won, 7-4 @ Salem,
4:05 p.m.
Gilliam (0-1, 5.75) vs.
Barnes (5-4, 3.40)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 @ Delmarva,
5:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-2, 4.56) vs.
TBD
Auburn Won, 10-8 vs. Batavia,
5:05 p.m.
Fischer (2-3, 4.76) vs.
Helisek (2-2, 2.93)
GCL Nationals Suspended OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A

Indianapolis 6 Syracuse 2
• Lannan 6⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Pena (L, 3-5) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Severino ⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Teahen 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Walters 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Indianapolis scored four unearned runs in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie and hand Syracuse a 6-2 loss. Starter John Lannan gave up two runs on six hits and three walks over six and a 1/3rd innings while striking out three. Hassan Pena took the loss when the fourth Chiefs error of the night helped let in his one-out walk (three hits given up by Atahualpa Severino also contributed). Zach Walters hit his first AAA home run and drove in two, while Mark Teahen singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Chiefs offense.

Harrisburg 2 Erie 1
• Rosenbaum (W, 8-9) 7IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Zinicola (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K,
• Nelo (SV, 15) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• Hood 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Watts 1-4, R, 2B

Danny Rosenbaum tossed seven scoreless innings as the Senators won consecutive games for the first time in two weeks with a 2-1 win over Erie. Rosenbaum won his 8th game, snapping a streak of 13 winless starts, with five hits allowed, one walk, and three strikeouts. The Senators plated two but none from scoring position, with Kris Watts scampering home on a wild pitch in the 3rd and Anthony Rendon (1-4) scoring from first on a two-out double by Destin Hood in the 4th.
Potomac 7 Salem 4
• Swynenberg (W, 5-5) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Wort (SV, 10) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Keyes 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Souza 2-4, R, HR, RBI, BB
• Martinson 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Kevin Keyes’s three-run shot in the first set the tone early as Potomac broke a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 win over Salem. Keyes, Steve Souza Jr., and Jason Martinson each singled and homered as the P-Nats pounded out 15 hits total. Matt Swynenberg got the win in his first start since July 14, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. Rob Wort turned in two scoreless frames and struck out three for his 10th save. Roster moves: RHP Will Hudgins promoted from the GCL. A corresponding move has not yet been reported, though Nathan Karns, whose turn in the rotation was skipped yesterday and is not listed in the next five probables by the team, is a likely candidate for a deactivation.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 2
• Jordan (W, 2-2) 5IP, 7H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bates (SV, 5) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Nieto 1-2, R, BB, SF, HR, 3RBI
• Newsome 2-4

Adrian Nieto drove in all three Suns runs in a 3-2 win over the Shorebirds. The Hagerstown backstop hit a two-run HR in the first and a sacrifice fly in the 3rd. Starter Taylor Jordan won his second game, throwing five shutout frames with seven hits allowed, no walks, and three strikeouts. Richie Mirowski and Colin Bates both gave up a run over two ininngs but earned the hold and save respectively. The win keeps the Suns atop the Sally League North division by 1½ games over the Crawdads and Power.

Auburn 10 State College 8
• Monar 4IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K
• Wall (W, 1-0) 2IP, H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Self (SV, 11) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Kieboom 3-3, R, BB, 2RBI
• Schill 1-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Auburn rallied for six in the top of the 9th to overcome a 5-4 deficit and held off a similar charge by State College in the last of the 9th for a 10-8 victory. Derek Self racked up his third one-batter, one-strikeout save and his 11th overall to nail down the win for Andrew Wall. Blake Monar started and went the first four innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Spencer Kieboom led the offense with a 3-for-3 night, scoring a run, and driving in two. The win keeps pace with second-place Batavia, which comes to Auburn for three games in two days with a completion of a July 22 contest tonight followed by regularly scheduled games tonight and tomorrow. The two teams are separated by three games in the Pinckney Division.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Astros 0 — SUSP.
• Vasquez 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 0K

Play was suspended after 2½ innings with the G-Nats leading 2-0. It will be resumed this coming Friday.

DSL Pirates2 2 DSL Nationals 1
• Silvestre 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 9K
• Lopez (L, 1-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Novas 1-3, 2B, SB
• Mercedes 1-3, BB, RBI

All the scoring came in the final two innings as the DSL Pirates2 edged the DSL Nationals, 2-1. Hector Silvestre tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and a walk while setting down nine on strikes. Reynaldo Lopez took the loss giving up single runs in the 8th and 9th innings. The D-Nats were held to just four hits, but two came in the ninth as Osvaldo Abreu led off with a single and Yermin Mercedes plated him with two outs with another single, the game ending on an out at third base as 17-year-old Thomas Alvarez tried to advance from first base.

  11 Responses to “Sunday’s News & Notes”

  1. You’re pretty efficient for someone out of town, guess that means the tech staff is up and running.

  2. Yes, good job!

    I’ve been meaning to ask: how do you find the P-Nats’ probables? I’ve tried a few times to find them on the team’s site, but no luck so far. I wondered whether it might be in some kind of media handout. Thanks for any help.

    • I’m on distribution lists from the clubs’ PR folks, which are essentially PDFs of the handouts that they give out in the press box. Some clubs post them online, others hand them out at the ballpark itself, so you can see there are differing philosophies to how this info is disseminated.

      • Thanks, Luke. The bottom line is, I know I can count on finding good information here. I appreciate your hard work.

  3. Rob Wort is officially the best reliever in Minor League Baseball. For all pitchers with more than 40 IP, Wort has the highest K/9, which is an insane 15.33 K/9. The next best pitcher has 14.55. In fact only two other pitchers total besides Wort have k/9 above 14.
    Wort’s ERA is a fantastic 1.92, but he’s actually been better than it suggests. His FIP is 1.32, which is again the best in all of minor league baseball.
    On top of that, he’s only given up one HR all season.

    With that said, he’s now spent nearly two entire seasons in Potomac and will be turning 24 this winter. I know Harrisburg’s bullpen has been pretty good this season, but Wort is a real talent. I wish he would have been promoted a while ago, but there’s half a dozen guys who I think the organization should have been more aggressive with (and a bunch of others whose promotions have surprised me- Bloxom, Perez, Valdez, Walters, to name a few). So I guess I should stop speculating on promotions

    • Stats in the minors can be deceptive and should always be taken with a grain of salt. Best recent example I can think of is Blake Schwartz, who didn’t put up great numbers in the GCL but has still done well with Hagerstown. I’m curious to see if Mike Mudron will do the same.

      • Still small sample size on Schwartz so I wouldn’t use him as a great example just yet (hopefully you can soon). Although it is interesting to see some of the jumps from the GCL this year.

        • I think the example is the success more than we can’t always draw conclusions from promotions and moves. But agree with SSS.

    • Wort has not been anywhere near the same pitcher he was before the all star break. His stats might still be good thanks to an exceptional first half. Evidence – when they needed a spot move to AAA, they sent Holland, not Wort.

  4. So maybe I am the only one who missed it but what is the deal with Karns. Are they deactivate him because of an innings or pitch limit, or is he possibly hurt? I know he wasn’t impressive his last outing but he has been one of the sole bright spots in Woodbridge this season. I wish him nothing but the best.

    • I’ve heard nothing specific but I recall something from one of Kerr’s articles on him alluding to an innings limit. Given that he’s two years removed from shoulder surgery, that inference isn’t a stretch.

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