Aug 012012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Binghamton,
6:35 p.m.
Demny (6-6, 5.40) vs.
Germen (6-7, 4.60)
Potomac Lost, 5-4 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Workman (7-6, 3.28)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (0-1, 6.23) vs.
Jefferson (4-6, 4.81)
Auburn OFF DAY @ Staten Island,
7:00 p.m.
Encarnacion (3-1, 4.26) vs.
Rutckyj (3-4, 3.95)
GCL Nationals Lost, 12-4 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Vasquez (1-6, 3.90) vs.
Beltre (0-5, 3.52)
DSL Nationals Won, 6-3 @ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Valdez (2-1, 7.02) vs.
Sanchez (3-3, 3.03)

Lehigh Valley 8 Syracuse 6
• Bibens-Dirkx (L, 0-3) 1⅓ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, K
• Atkins 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 3-0 IR-S
• Valdez 3-4, R, 2B, HR, BB, 4RBI
• Perez 2-3, 2R, BB, 3SB
• Hoffpauir 2-4, 2RBI

A four-run 2nd knocked out starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx and three-run 5th opened up a 4-3 ballgame as Lehigh Valley beat Syracuse 8-6 in a midday slugfest. The IronPigs belted out 16 hits off six pitchers, with Bibens-Dirkx taking the loss. Jesus Valdez smacked a three-run home run to pull the Chiefs within one at 7-6 in the last of the 5th and led the offense with a 3-for-4 game and 4RBI total. Eury Perez continues to hit, going 2-for-3 with a walk and three stolen bases. Roster moves: OF Chad Tracy recalled to Washington, OF Corey Brown optioned back from Washington.

Binghamton 3 Harrisburg 2
• Rosenbaum (L, 7-8) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Broderick 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Walters 2-4, R, 2B
• Pahuta 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Make that five straight losses for the Senators as Harrisburg whiffed 17 times in a 3-2 decision against Binghamton. Danny Rosenbaum lost for the seventh time over the past two months, giving up all three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out four. Zach Walters and Tim Pahuta both went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts, as the Senators got just five runners into scoring position and left six baserunners on base. Roster moves: OF Chris Rahl placed on the 7-Day DL, OF Jonathan Tucker signed from the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League and assigned to Harrisburg.

Salem 5 Potomac 4
• Grace (L, 6-10) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Swynenberg 4IP, H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Hague 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Souza 3-4, R, 2B, 3B

It was too little, too late Last Night In Woodbridge.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 2
• Jordan (L, 0-1) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Mirowski 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Miller 2-4, R
• Higley 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Alvarez 2-3

Four errors led to four unearned runs as Hagerstown fell into second place with a 4-2 loss to first-place West Viringia, 4-2. Taylor Jordan took the loss with all four runs allowed on four hits and a walk while striking out two. The Suns outhit the Power 9-6 with three players (Carlos Alvarez, Justin Miller, and Cole Leonida) combining for six singles but the only scoring came off the bat of J.R. Higley, a two-run HR in the 7th.

AUBURN DOUBLEDAYS — OFF DAY
It’s a six-game swing through New York City with three against the Staten Island Yankees and three against the Brooklyn Cyclones, the second (and final) road trip outside of Western Pennsylvania and New York for Auburn. MASN’s Byron Kerr is reporting that 3B Anthony Rendon will remain with the team and will continue to play 3B for roughly six innings, act as DH the next game, then rest the game after that for the immediate (and naturally, unspecified) future.

GCL Cardinals 12 GCL Nationals 4
• Selsor (L, 0-2) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Santana 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Albaladejo 2-4, BB, 2RBI
• Difo 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Jennings 2-4, 2R, 2SB

A six-run 5th followed by a five-run 6th erased an early 2-1 lead as the G-Cards pummeled the G-Nats, 12-4. Starter Casey Selsor took the loss with six runs charged on seven hits over four and a 1/3rd innings to push his ERA to 6.12 and WHIP to 1.72, with relievers Mike Mudron and Gilberto Mendez getting roughed up for four runs and two runs respectively. Nineteen-year-old Hayden Jennings was one of three G-Nats to collect multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases.

DSL Nationals 6 DSL “Redbacks” 3
• Silvestre (W, 4-3) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, BB, 9K
• Sanchez (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 4BB, 3K
• Novas 2-4, 2R
• Cerda 2-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, SB

A four-run broke open a 2-0 game as the D-Nats cruised to a 6-3 win over the Arizona/Cincinnati co-op. Hector Silvestre won his 4th game with six innings pitched, all three “Redbacks” runs allowed on five hits and a walk while striking out nine. Kevin Cerda went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen pace to lead the 10-hit attack. Roster move: 20-y.o. Venezuelan RHP David Ramos assigned from Washington.

  16 Responses to “Wednesday’s News & Notes”

  1. They ended up signing Ramos’s brother after all?

  2. You wonder what’s the upside for Renden is to be on the week-long bus ride instead of being close to home.
    The next month with him should be interesting.

    Another Venezuelan signing, interesting.

    • It’s certainly breaking the pattern of hiding high-profile prospects away from major media markets. Have to wonder how much of that decision was influenced by the Yankees being at home at the same time. Still, I made sure the NYC-area prospect followers were aware…

  3. Look at that! Carlos Alvarez must be pretty smiley right now, collecting his first hit(s) since he was promoted three weeks ago.

    There’s really no one else the Auburn roster that could manage an OPS better than .400??

  4. Wow, Danny Rosenbaum has fallen off a cliff, hasn’t he? If I want to keep smiling, I have to shift my mind to Eury Perez.

    +1/2St.

    • Well, it’s a little-known fact that (oh, wait not that cliff)…

      I’ve been waiting for him to string 2-3 quality starts together but the Jeckyll-Hyde pattern just won’t break.

  5. Looking at the eye popping stats of Christian Garcia…

    Does he have the velo to be a long term MLB RP? Or is he more of a deception guy? Looking at his high draft slot, I assume he can run it up there in the low to mid 90’s?

    • I’m definitely intrigued by this guy. The combination of his gaudy stats, size and high draft slot makes you think he could be an effective MLB reliever.

      • He’s also had two (2) TJ surgeries. It’s my understanding that he can still throw hard, but bear in mind that the success rate with TJ goes way down after #2.

        • All the more reason to get him to the majors sooner rather than later.

          If he’s got a finite amount of throws in his twice-rebuilt elbow before it goes, why waste them in Syracuse, if he’s ready?

  6. Am I the only one that things the Nationals should promote Carlos Rivero or Jim Negrych in place of Mark DeRosa. I mean they literaly CANT be any worse

  7. Two walks in as many days for Eury!

    And oh yeah, he kept his hit-streak alive and stole three bases. But seriously, two walks!

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