Aug 062013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:00 p.m. (comp. DH)
TBD and Maya (6-7, 4.06) vs.
TBD and Huff (1-4, 3.12)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Reading,
7:00 p.m.
Cole (2-0, 0.69) vs.
Hollands (2-1, 4.50)
Potomac Lost, 5-3 @ Carolina,
7:15 p.m.
Solis (2-0, 2.65) vs.
Colon (3-3, 3.52)
Hagerstown Won, 8-4 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (7-3, 2.48) vs.
Musser (1-6, 5.57)
Auburn OFF DAY vs. Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 4-3 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Pivetta (1-0, 2.13) vs.
McKinney (0-0, 0.73)
DSL Nationals Won, 10-0 vs. DSL Orioles2,
10:30 a.m.
Sanchez (1-1, 2.31) vs.
Marrugo (2-4, 2.14)



Syracuse — OFF DAY
It’s eight games in six days for the Chiefs, beginning with the completion of the suspended July 12 game vs. the RailRiders and a seven-inning game tonight, then a doubleheader on Thursday to make up a June 10 rainout on Thursday. Naturally, there’s a chance of rain for the next four days…

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
Harrisburg’s six-game homestand resumes with three against Reading, as they attempt to end a three-game skid that’s sliced their lead in the E.L. West to just a half game over Erie.

Carolina 5 Potomac 3
• Demny (L, 0-1) 3IP, 2H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 8K
• Dupra 3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Ramsey 3-5, R
• Taylor 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI, BB, 2SB

The P-Nats pitchers struck out 19, walked seven, but couldn’t overcome a critical three-run error in a 5-3 loss to Carolina. In the 2nd, starter Paul Demny sandwiched a pair of walks around back-to-back singles and a strikeout. Brandon Miller, who went 2-for-4, muffed a liner to the left-center gap for an error that emptied the bases and put Potomac into a 4-0 hole. Michael Taylor smacked a two-run HR in the 8th to cut the deficit to 4-2 but that’s as close as the P-Nats would get. Caleb Ramsey led the hit column with a 3-for-5 night, but Potomac hit into two double plays and stranded 10 men while outhitting Carolina 13-5.

Hagerstown 8 Lakewood 4
• Encarnacion (W, 8-7) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Harper (H, 8) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Severino 2-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Martinez 2-4, R, 2RBI
• McQuillan 2-5, R, 2B, 2RB

Hagerstown’s second three-run outburst in the 7th turned a 5-4 game into the eventual 8-4 victory over Lakewood. Pedro Encarnacion broke a three-start winless streak but allowed all four Blue Claws runs on five hits, including a two-run blast by rehabbing Phillie Domonic Brown. He walked one and struck out six while earning his eighth win. Bryan Harper pitched two scoreless for his eighth hold while Gilberto Mendez worked out of a bases-loaded jam without a run scoring in the 9th for his seventh save. Six Suns had multiple hits, with Pedro Severino, Mike McQuillan, and Estarlin Martinez each driving in two runs while collecting two hits.

Auburn — OFF DAY
Auburn returns to Falcon Field after a 3-3 roadtrip for six games against Aberdeen and Connecticut before the All-Star break next Monday and Tuesday. Barring any injuries or promotions, the Doubledays will send just one player to Norwich, reliever David Napoli.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Cardinals 3
• J. Rodriguez 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Suero (BS, 2; W, 5-1) 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 7K, HR, 3WP
• Jennings 2-3, R, SAC, CS
• Medina 2-4, 2R, CS

Wander Suero coughed up a two-run HR in the bottom of the 8th to blow a 3-1, but the G-Nats bailed him out with some small-ball in the 9th to take their ninth straight, 4-3 over the G-Cardinals. Willie Medina led off the 9th with single, took second on Hayden Jennings’s sacrifice, third on a grounder to the right side, and scored on Osvaldo Abreu’s two-out single, the 12th hit of the game for the G-Nats. Jefry Rodriguez started and gave up a run on five hits, no walks, and struck out four. Suero got the dreaded blown-save-win.

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Orioles2 0
• Yrizarri (W, 4-3) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Feliz 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Corredor 3-5, 2R, 3B
• Florentino 2-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Mota 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

Three pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as the D-Nats blasted the D-Orioles2, 10-0 for their fourth straight win. Starter Deibi Yrizarri struck out seven and allowed just three hits and no walks over six innings for his fourth win. Aldrem Corredor went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored to lead the 13-hit parade, followed by Darryl Florentino at 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI.

  3 Responses to “Tuesday’s News & Notes”

  1. No playoffs for big club but farm very interesting heading
    Into Sept!

  2. Michael Taylor will end the season with 80-90 RBI; 40 SBs and 50+ extra base hits. Also, understand him to be a plus defensive CF. Even though he is only in A ball, think that the Nats have to place him on the 40 man roster or they will lose him in the Rule 5 draft.

    Also, the Nats pick of Drew Ward in round 3 of this year’s draft looks like a steal. HS players typically struggle when the sign and play right away in their draft year. The jump from HS to playing against college players and international players is huge. Ward’s line of .328/.440/.880 is very strong for an 18-year old. Also, with his frame (6-4 210), he will grow into his power.

    • Thanks Pilchard, for pointing out the news on Ward. I usually don’t pay much attention to the GCL. This year that seems foolish as they are the dominant team in the league, and thanks to Luke we know they are a full year younger than last year overall.

      Ward’s only has 130 AB’s, but a .857 OPS is nothing to look past. That’s terrific, and he doesn’t even turn 19 until November!

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