|Syracuse||OFF DAY||vs. Norfolk,
|Tatukso (4-5, 2.69) vs.
Wright (1-4, 6.27)
|Harrisburg||Won, 15-8 (10 inn.)||@ Erie,
|Cole (5-2, 2.30) vs.
Saupold (3-6, 6.00)
|G. Gonzalez (MLB rehab) vs.
Bucciferro (4-5, 3.98)
|Hagerstown||Lost, 10-2||vs. Greenville,
|Silvestre (2-3, 4.50) vs.
McGrath (1-3, 4.76)
|DSL Nationals||Won, 8-7||vs. DSL Mets1,
|Baez (0-1, 3.86) vs.
Montijo (0-2, 12.00)
Syracuse — OFF DAY
The first-place Chiefs resume their seven-game homestand with four against Tides before heading out eight games in North Carolina next week (four against the Tides, four against the Bulls). Roster move: C Sandy Leon recalled to Washington.
Harrisburg 15 Erie 8 (10 inn.)
• Simmons 5IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Grace (BS, 2; W, 3-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Ramsey 3-6, 2R, 2B, 3RBI
• Keyes 2-6, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Taylor 2-5, 2R, BB, 2RBI
Make that four in a row in a wild one in Erie as the Senators dug themselves out of a 7-2 hole after five, took an 8-7 lead in the top of the 8th, lost it in the bottom of the 8th, then exploded for seven in the 10th for a 15-8 win. Kevin Keyes homered twice while Matt Skole homered once as Harrisburg pounded out 16 hits and took advantage of eight walks while striking out just six times. Starter James Simmons may have been affected by the 89-minute rain delay before first pitch, as he was knocked around for seven runs on 10 hits and a walk, and gave up two HRs (nos. 4 & 5 in just 29⅔ IP) over five innings. Matt Grace got the blown-save-win after he let in the tying run in the 8th but pitched a scoreless 9th. Caleb Ramsey, Keyes, and Mitch Canham, who cleared the bases with a pinch-hit triple in the 10th, each had three RBI.
Potomac vs. Carolina — CNCLD
Rain and thunderstorms washed out the series finale between the Mudcats and the P-Nats and creates a wrinkle in the race for the first-half title. As is often the case, the cancellation benefited the division leader because it eliminated the chance for Potomac to lose. Lynchburg lost to Southern Division champ (and truth be told, the Carolina League’s team to beat) Myrtle Beach last night to create a four-game difference in the loss column. The Hillcats have just four games left while Potomac has five. Thus, the magic number is now just two as the best that the Hillcats can do is win out for a 37-33 record while Potomac only needs to not lose twice to finish with 32 or fewer losses.
Lakewood 10 Hagerstown 2
• Rodriguez (L, 0-2) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K
• Thomas 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Yezzo 2-4
• Ballou 1-3, R, BB, SB
Any hope the Suns had in coming back were eclipsed as the BlueClaws put up seven in the bottom of the 8th to prevent the sweep and win the series finale, 10-2. Ryan Ullmann became the latest victim of the GBI curse as Lakewood got to him for four hits and three walks in the space of nine batters during the 8th. Starter Jefry Rodriguez took the loss, touched for three runs on seven hits over the first five frames. He struck out four and walked none while suffering his second loss. Hagerstown was limited to six hits, with James Yezzo (2-for-4) and Isaac Ballou (1-3, BB) the only two batters to reach base twice. The magic number remains at two as Greensboro won its sixth straight last night against the Power. The Suns return home to finish the half while the Grasshoppers hit the road in Kannapolis.
DSL Nationals 8 DSL Yankees1 7
• Bermudez 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Charlis (BS, 1; W, 3-0) 2⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K, HR, 2-2 IR-S
• Agustin 3-5, 3R, 3B, 2SB
• Franco 2-3, R, BB, RBI
Turnabout is fair play, though it wasn’t as dramatic as Tuesday as the D-Nats rallied in the bottom of the 9th for an 8-7 win over the D-Yankees1. Starter Juan Bermudez tossed three no-hit innings with five strikeouts while the offense built a 4-0 lead. The D-Yankees pummeled the D-Nats ‘pen for seven runs, including five in the 7th, before the batters bailed them out in the 9th. Telmito Agustin led the 11-hit attack with a 3-for-5 game, followed by Anderson Franco, who went 2-for-3 with a walk.