May 222013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-5 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 8-2 (6½ inn.) @ Erie,
11:05 a.m.
Karns (4-2, 4.38) vs.
Larez (5-1, 3.40)
Potomac Won, 6-5 (10 inn.) @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Cole (1-1, 4.50) vs.
Berry (2-2, 3.50)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Greensboro,
10:35 a.m.
Turnbull (2-1, 6.50) vs.
Del Orbe (0-3, 6.37)



Syracuse 7 Toledo 5
• Tatusko (ND) 5⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 9K
• Accardo (BS, 1; W, 1-0)1 ⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, K, HR, 1-1 IR-S
• Davis (SV, 6) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Jeroloman 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Rivero 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Brown 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Ryan Tatusko pitched brilliantly in a last-minute spot start while the Chiefs rallied for six runs in the final two innings to take the game, 7-5 and the series 3-1. The 28-year-old Hoosier pitched into the 6th and let up just three hits and a walk while striking out a season-high of nine. He left with a runner on and one out but got the no-decision. Corey Brown’s two-out, two-run shot in the 8th capped the first of two three-run rallies in the final two frames as the Chiefs scored seven times on just eight hits. Erik Davis staved off a final Toledo charge in the bottom of the 9th for his sixth save of the season.

Harrisburg 8 Erie 2 (6½ inn.)
• Clay (W, 4-2) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Head 3-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Bloxom 1-3, R, BB, 2RBI
• Hood 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI

Harrisburg went deep three times in an 8-2 pummeling of Erie for the Senators’ fifth straight win. Josh Johnson, Jeff Howell, and Destin Hood each went solo but the “band” filled the scorebook with 15 hits, led by Jerad Head’s single and two doubles. Caleb Clay rebounded from a run of three bad outings with six strong innings, giving up both Seawolves runs on five hits and no walks for his fourth win. Ricky Hague’s hot stretch continued with another multihit game, his seventh in a row and eighth straight games with a hit overall — a 16-for-29 streak that’s raised his batting average from .220 to .286.

Potomac 6 Frederick 5
• Solis 2IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, BB, K, WP
• Fischer 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Soriano 1-2, R, 2BB, HBP
• Taylor 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI

Sammy Solis gave up a pair of unearned runs in his first regular-season appearance since TJ surgery last March as the P-Nats outlasted the Keys, 6-5 in 10 innings. Solis threw 47 pitches while facing 11 batters over two-plus innings, giving up three hits and a walk. Frederick chipped away at the P-Nats ‘pen, erasing deficits of 4-1 and 5-4 with single runs in the 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 9th innings to force extras. Francisco Soriano reached base four times with a single, two walks, and a beanball that knocked him from the game. Another walk and another HBP loaded the bases for Potomac with no outs with the winning run scoring on a double-play ball. Derek Self got the dreaded blown-save-win while Richie Mirowski tossed a 1-2-3 tenth for his third save.

Hagerstown 5 Greensboro 4
• Pena 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Harper (W, 3-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Pleffner 3-5, 2-2B
• Manuel 2-3, BB

Hagerstown rallied for three in the bottom of the 9th with a squeeze play with one out sealing the deal for a 5-4 win. It was the Suns’ 13th win out of 17 games in May. Craig Manuel walked to get things going. Stephen Perez singled and stole second to put the tying runs on for Khayyan Norfork, who delivered a two-run single to tie it and took second on the throw to the plate. Shawn Pleffner’s third hit of the contest, an infield hit up the middle, pushed Norfork to third. “Help Me” Wander Ramos squared on the first pitch and caught the Grasshoppers napping as the righthanded batter pushed one up the first base line far enough for Norfork to scamper home. Bryan Harper got the win in relief with two scoreless innings.

  5 Responses to “Wednesday’s News & Notes”

  1. Erik Davis probably would have fared
    Better vs Pablo Sandoval last night !

    • I’m still scratching my head about the Maya promotion, then immediate insertion into an extremely high-leverage situation.

      Clearly, the Nationals value Davis highly. Otherwise, they’d have not given him a 40 man roster spot, especially when risking other guys like Rosenbaum and Kobernus. So what’s the reasoning for promoting Maya ahead of him?

      Basically, everyone knows what they’re getting with Maya. A very bad pitcher, who, at his best, might work in mop-up relief. But then don’t use that guy in a tied game in extra innings! Storen and Abad were still available.

      I can understand Rizzo’s reluctance to make too drastic of a change (though I wouldn’t have shed any tears over a DFA from Maya or Kimball), but what’s most worrying is the judgments made by Rizzo and then Johnson. Rizzo preferred Maya to Davis, and then Johnson preferred Maya to Storen or Abad. That concerns me.

      • he had to save Storen for a save situation

      • Erik Davis isn’t a long guy, which is what they needed with Stammen and Duke being used up the night before, so he was never an option. Perry and Maya are the only two stretched out arms already on the 40 man, and Perry’s on the DL, so it had to be Maya.

        • To clarify, being placed on the DL does not necessarily mean a player is injured — especially a starting pitcher who wasn’t put there immediately after his previous start.

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