Aug 042013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-6 (12 inn.) @ Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
Storen (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Hendriks (3-7, 5.01)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 vs. Binghamton,
2:00 p.m.
Gilliam (3-5, 4.09) vs.
Snydergaard (4-0, 2.25)
Potomac Won, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 7-6 (10 inn.) vs. Kannapolis,
1:05 p.m.
Turnbull (5-3, 4.82) vs.
Recchia (4-0, 1.48)
Auburn Won, 4-3 (13 inn.) @ Hudson Valley,
5:05 p.m.
Johansen (0-1, 0.99) vs.
Griffin (3-0, 2.66)
GCL Nationals Won, 9-5 (6 inn.) OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Won, 4-0 OFF DAY N/A



Rochester 7 Syracuse 6 (12 inn.)
• Clay 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, K
• Kimball ⅔ IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, HR, WP
• Mandel (L, 1-7) 1⅓, 1H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Perez 2-4, R, 2B, HBP
• Moore 1-4, R, 2B, 2BB, 2K

Believe it or not, this was 1-1 after nine. The Chiefs rallied for five runs in the top of the 10th, only to have Cole Kimball serve them right back with a walk and four hits, including a two-out grand slam. Two innings later, the debacle was completed on a walk, double, and a dropped relay throw. Jeff Mandel took the loss, his seventh. Caleb Clay got his third no-decision despite seven innings of one-run, three-hit pitching with two walks and one strikeout. Eury Perez singled and doubled while Tyler Moore doubled and drew two walks as the Chiefs scored six times on just eights, though five of them were two-baggers.

Binghamton 3 Harrisburg 2
• Karns (L, 7-5) 8IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 11K, HR
• Herron 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bloxom 2-4
• Jeroloman 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI

Nathan Karns turned in eight strong innings, but the offense left him hanging for a 3-2 loss to Binghamton. Karns coughed up a two-run shot in the 1st and let in the third Mets run in the 3rd but clamped down for five scoreless innings to finish, allowing five hits total, striking out 11 and walking two. Brian Jeroloman and Destin Hood hit back-to-back RBI triples in the 5th to account for the two Harrisburg runs. Jeroloman and Justin Bloxom both went 2-for-4 as the Senators notched eight hits total and left on six baserunners.

Potomac 6 Myrtle Beach 3
• Purke (W, 2-3) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HBP, 2WP, 2PO
• Benincasa (SV, 12) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• B. Miller 2-4, R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Keyes 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Nieto 2-4, 2R, 2-2B

Matt Purke recovered from a shaky start to turn in a quality start and win his second game for Potomac, which doubled up Myrtle Beach for a 6-3 win and a series sweep. Purke hit a batter, threw a wild pitch, and let up a single before recording the first out in the 1st. He finished with two runs allowed on six hits over six innings, no walks, and four strikeouts. Kevin Keyes and Brandon Miller hit back-to-back jacks in the 6th to break open a 3-2 game. All nine Potomac batters hit safely with the 4-5-6 hitters (Adrian Nieto, Keyes, Miller) each going 2-for-4.

Hagerstown 7 Kannapolis 6 (10 inn.)
• Lee 3IP, 5H, 6R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Pena 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Mendez (W, 3-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Mesa 2-4, R, RBI, SH
• Martinez 2-5, 2R
• Severino 2-5, R, 2-2B, RBI

The Intimidators raced out to a 6-3 lead but were overtaken in extras as the Suns scored four unanswered runs for a 7-6 win in 10 innings. Nick Lee was battered for six runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks as Kannapolis put up two-spots in the first three frames. With Ronald Pena settling things down (four scoreless innings of relief), Hagerstown posted a picket fence in the middle innings to tie it at 6-6. Stephen Perez’s RBI single in the 10th sealed the deal, making a winner of out Gilberto Mendez. The Dominican trio of Narciso Mesa, Estarlin Martinez, and Pedro Severino combined for six of the Suns 11 hits while scoring four runs.

Auburn 4 Hudson Valley 3 (13 inn.)
• Ullmann 5⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Medina (W, 1-3) 4IP, 1H, 0R, 5BB (3IBB), 5K, 2WP
• J.C. Valdez 3-6, 2B, 3RBI
• Ballou 3-6, 2R, two OF assists at 2B

The Renegades got the winning run to 3rd with one out in the 10th, but failed to score thanks to what’s called overmanaging when it fails, brilliant when it works. Auburn manager Gary Cathcart ordered a pair of intentional walks to set up a force at any base and pulled in an outfielder for a five-man infield. Hudson Valley’s Granden Goetzman lined into your run-of-the-mill 7-8B double play to end the inning. In the 13th, Cody Gunter’s two-out RBI single plated the gamewinner. Jean Carlos Valdez drove in the first three runs while going 3-for-6 with a double to lead the Doubledays offense. Silvio Medina got the win with four innings of scoreless relief.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Mets 5 (6 inn.)
• Valdez 3IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• K. Rodriguez (W, 5-0) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Abreu 3-4, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Bautista 2-3, 2R
• Gordon 2-4, R

The good news for the G-Mets pitchers: They didn’t allow 10 runs to the G-Nats for the second straight game. The bad news: That’s because the game was called in the bottom of the 6th due to rain. Six errors, of course, didn’t help nor did the 12 hits they gave up in a 9-5 loss. Osvaldo Abreu led the assault, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and driving in three. Kelvin Rodriguez was tagged for three runs on four hits and a walk over two subpar innings of relief, but was issued a “W” as the pitcher of record.

DSL Nationals 4 DSL Rojos 0
• Reyes (W, 4-2) 5IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• J. Ramirez (H, 1) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 1-3, 2R, BB, SB
• Ortiz 1-2, 2RBI, 2BB

Four D-Nats pitchers comebined on a one-hit shutout as the D-Nats blanked the D-Rojos, 4-0 for their third straight win. Luis Reyes won his fourth game with five no-hit innings, walking two and striking out five. Oliver Ortiz walked twice and drove in two with a two-out single in the 8th to pace the D-Nats six-hit, five-walk attack.

  6 Responses to “Sunday’s News & Notes”

  1. Lots to like here. Brandon Miller has adjusted to High A well with a Triple & Home Run.

    Another month like this and we can get excited about Purke again.

  2. What is the skinny on Clay, Luke. He has pitched quite consistently and is not that old. Also anything on the three starters, not counting Gioljto, who are doing so well for the G nats. Anything to get excited about?

    • Skinny? Well, he’s said himself that he’s “all bones,” which when I peeked in on the Chiefs game last night seems about right. Like a lot of the reclamation projects, a good deal of it is the change of scenery, as noted in this feature story a couple months ago. Unfortunately, he doesn’t throw especially hard (low-90s) and we all know what happens to guys like that under Rizzo.

      I tend not to get excited about GCL guys (hitters or pitchers) unless they’re bumped up to Auburn midseason. Rodriguez and Silvestre are DSL guys that I’ve watchlisted, but like all things short-season, it’s always important to keep expectations and projections in check. I’ve just seen that too many times from the pros to not pass it along.

  3. Harrisburg offense is terrible!

  4. Moon effect. Number 1 pick for mariners ten years ago
    Jeff Clement hits a GS.
    Nice offense for future Nats goon squad

  5. Severiino true story at hags.
    Kudos adjusting to climate
    A gun behind plate.
    Doubles numbers proves power will come
    Jason Coats found out late last night
    Anybody see the Johnny bench gun to 2 nd
    To erase Coats?!! From crouch?
    Manuel plays once in a blue moon notice??

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