The Two SDs

Souldrummer (a.k.a. The other SD) gets all of the prestige (but none of the pay), helping Sue Dinem on "her" mission to deliver the daily roundup of how the Nats did the previous day, night, or afternoon.

Jul 042011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 10-4 vs. Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Yunesky Maya (1-5, 4.42) vs.
Pat Misch (3-4, 5.34)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 9-3 vs. Erie, 7:00 p.m. Brad Peacock (9-2, 2.14) vs.
Mark Sorensen (7-5, 5.85)
Potomac Nationals Losing, 4-2
(Suspended, Bot. 5)
vs. Wilmington, 5:00 p.m.
(continuation, 7 inn. game)
Adam Olbrychowski (2-3, 4.76) vs.
Noel Arguelles (2-3, 2.32)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 8-2 @ Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Taylor Jordan (8-4, 2.63) vs.
Jesse Biddle (3-6, 3.55)
Auburn Doubledays Won, 10-4 vs. State College, 6:05 p.m. Matt Benedict (1-0, 0.73) vs.
Pedro Encarnacion (0-2, 9.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 13-8
@ GCL Cardinals
vs. GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m. Adalberto Mieses (1-0, 2.00) vs.
Francis Ramirez (0-0, 6.75)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Marlins, 10:30 a.m. Ivan Pineyro (1-2, 3.25) vs.
German Liriano (0-0, 2.01)

Syracuse 10 Buffalo 4
• Stammen (W, 8-3) 6IP, 8H, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Romero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lombardozzi 3-6, R, 2-2B, RBI
• J Valdez 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

Syracuse completely overpowered Buffalo in a 10-4 victory. The Chiefs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with RBI doubles from Jesus Valdez and Tug Hulett. Buffalo answered back with a run in the first. Bubba Bell helped give Buffalo a temporary 3-2 lead with a solo shot in the second and a single, stolen base, and run scored in the fourth. Steve Lombardozzi doubled in a run and later scored in the sixth to make the score 4-3. The Chiefs put the game out of reach with a six-run seventh inning. Seth Bynum doubled in Chris Marrero, and Corey Brown doubled to clear the bases. Jeff Frazier capped the rally with a two-run blast to left field. JC Ramero and Ryan Tatusko combined for three innings of scoreless relief. Syracuse is now 8-3 over its last eleven games and 36-45 overall, seven games in back of third-place Pawtucket and twelve games back of Lehigh Valley for first.

New Britain 9 Harrisburg 3
• Roark (L, 4-5) 7H, 4ER, 3BB, 6K, 2 HR, HBP
• McCoy 1⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, K
• Moore 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• King 1-3, R, 2B

Tanner Roark continued his season struggles in a 9-3 Senators loss to New Britain. After a two-out Tyler Moore double to make the score 1-0, Roark proceeded to give up four runs over the next three innings. A single, a walk, and a hit by pitch led to two runs in the second. A Chris Parmelee homer led to a run in the bottom of the third. After Moore led off the fourth with a majestic homer to left, Mike Hollimon homered for New Britain to make the score 4-2. Jimmy Barthmaier gave up four runs over the next two innings, two of which were unearned due to back-to-back passed balls by Devin Ivany in the 6th. Harrisburg scored on back to back doubles by Stephen King and Josh Johnson in the eighth inning before New Britain tagged on another run against Pat McCoy in the bottom of the frame to make the final score 9-3. Harrisburg falls to 47-34 with the loss.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 2 — SUSP.
It’ll be 4-2 in the bottom of the 5th when play resumes, but see how they got there Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 2
• Grace 7IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Graham 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Martinson 2-3, 2RBI, 2BB
• Harper 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB, E
• Nicol 2-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

The Suns were shut out for four innings before busting out the bats in an 8-2 victory over the Legends. Lexington scored an unearned run in the fifth off starter Matt Grace after a Bryce Harper fielding error allowed Telvin Nash to advance to second on his single. Aided by three walks, Hagerstown scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. Hagerstown put the game out of reach with a four-run sixth inning rally to take a 6-1 lead. Doubles by Sean Nicol and Harper fueled the rally before an unearned run after David Freitas reached on a throwing error. Grace hurt his own cause with a throwing error that led to an unearned run in the 7th. Ben Graham and Shane McCatty pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth, and Hagerstown extended the lead with a two-run eighth to close the scoring at 8-2. Hagerstown improves its record to 7-4 in the second half, good for a one-game lead over three teams in the Northern division of the South Atlantic League.

Auburn 10 State College 4
• Estevez 4IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K
• Dupra (W, 1-0) 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Skole 3-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Montilla 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI
• Jimenez 2-5, BB, HR, 2RBI

Hendry Jimenez (2-for-5) and Matt Skole (3-for-5) extended their hit streaks to 14 games while the Auburn Doubledays snapped their losing mark of four games with a 10-4 win over State College. Brian Dupra pitched four innings of scoreless relief for his first professional win, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two. Wirkin “For The Weekend” got the start but gave up all four Spikes runs on six hits and a walk over the first four innings. NDFA Ben Grisz pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to close out the game. Angel Montilla (2-for-5, 2B and 3B, 3RBI) and Russell Moldenhauer (3-run HR) joined Skole and Jimenez as leaders in the 15-hit Doubleday attack. The win improves Auburn to 9-8, two games off the pace.

GCL Cardinals 13 GCL Nationals 8
• Marcelino (L, 0-2) 3⅓ IP, 7H, 9R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K
• Heredia 1IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Curran 2-5, R, 3B, RBI
• E Fernandez 1-3, 2RBI, BB

Anthony Marcelino struggled for the third time in as many starts, allowing seven hits and three walks over three and a 1/3rd innings as the GCL Cardinals pounded the GCL Nationals, 13-8. The G-Cards sent 12 men to the plate in an eight-run fourth that put this game away early. Silvio Medina continues to spiral after being sent down from Auburn, letting in all three runs he inherited from Marcelino and then giving up three of his own in two and 2/3rds innings. The two DSL grads have four-digit ERAs of 10.45 (Marcelino) and 11.57 (Medina). Offensively, the G-Nats managed eight runs on eight hits, taking advantage of four G-Cards errors, with rehabbing (*cough, cough*) Chris Curran going 2-for-5 to lead the way. The loss drops the G-Nats to 5-5, 1½ games behind the G-Marlins.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
It’s back to work after two days off, thanks to a rainout on a Saturday and the regularly scheduled off day on Sunday.

Jul 032011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 6-5 (11 inn.) @ Buffalo, 6:05 p.m. Craig Stammen (7-3, 4.16) vs.
Jack Egbert (0-2, 5.79)
Harrisburg Senators Won 11-3; Won 9-3 @ New Britain, 1:35 p.m. Tanner Roark (4-4, 6.09) vs.
Liam Hendriks (7-2, 2.71)
Potomac Nationals Won, 14-1 vs. Wilmington, 6:35 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (4-3, 2.57) vs.
Tim Melville (7-6, 4.23)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 11-10 vs. Lexington, 7:05 p.m. Matt Grace (8-5, 4.91) vs.
Ruben Alaniz (5-5, 4.61)
Auburn Doubledays Lost, 8-6 @ State College, 6:05 p.m. Josh Poytress (0-1, 27.00) vs.
Wirkin Estevez (2-1, 4.61)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Postponed
@ DSL Tigers
OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 6 Buffalo 5 (11 inn.)
• Milone (ND) 6⅓ IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K
• Wilkie (W, 2-2) 2⅓ IP 2H, 0R, 2BB, K
• Solano 2-5, 2B, RBI
• Marrero 2-6, R, 2RBI

Syracuse eked out a tough 6-5 win in Buffalo last night. The Chiefs struck first, scoring an unearned run in the second and another run in the fourth off of
a Seth Bynum (2-5, R, 3B) triple and a Jhonotan Solano sac fly. Buffalo answered back with three runs in the seventh. Starter Tom Milone left after another solid six and 1/3rd innings of precision pitching with a man on second and one out. A rehabbing Chad Guadin came in and promptly blew the save, allowing a double (and an inherited runner to score), a single, a walk and a 2RBI single. Down 3-2 in the ninth, Syracuse scored three runs off Ryota Igarashi, aided by two New Britain errors and a passed ball to take a seemingly safe 5-3 lead. Zech Zinicola proceeded to blow the save in the bottom of the frame, allowing a leadoff homer and a two out RBI single before Josh Wilkie pitched out of the inning. Chris Marrero mercifully delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 11th before Wilkie pitched a perfect 11th to deliver the 6-5 win. Syracuse improves to 35-45, seven games back of Pawtucket for third place and twelve games back of division-leading Lehigh Valley.

Harrisburg 11 New Britain 3 — GAME ONE
• E Davis (W, 5-2) 7IP, 10H, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Johnson 3-4, 3R, 2 2B, 2RBI, BB
• Rahl 2-4, R, 2 2B, 2RBI

Harrisburg scored early and often in an 11-3 laugher over New Britain in Game One of the doubleheader. In the first, three singles and a Chris Rahl double led to three runs. In the second, Harrisburg scored five runs in the top of the second as the first seven batters reached base safely, including three walks from New Britain starter Steve Hirschfeld. Harrisburg Erik Davis used all the run support to pitch a seven-inning complete game. He was touched for a run in the third on two doubles and a pair in the sixth with the key blow a Chris Parmalee triple. Other Senators offensive stars besides Josh Johnson and Rahl were Bill “The Godfather” Rhinehart (2-3, R, 2RBI), Tyler Moore (1-3, R, 3RBI), Archie Gilbert (3-4, R, 2B, RBI) and Jonothan Tucker (2-3, 2R, 2B).

Harrisburg 9 New Britain 3 — GAME TWO
• O Perez 4⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
• C Martinez (W, 1-2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Rhinehart 2-3, 3R, 2B, 3R HR, 3RBI
• Gilbert 2-3, R, 2B, 2R HR, 3RBI

Harrisburg’s bats stayed hot as they completed a doubleheader sweep over New Britain with a 9-3 win. Harrisburg fell behind in the first in a two run New Britain rally against Ollie Perez that included one unearned run aided by a Chris Rahl throwing error. After scoring an unearned run in the second, Harrisburg found all the offense it needed from Bill Rhinehart’s three-run shot. A Tyler Moore solo homer and an RBI double from Archie Gilbert in the fifth extended the lead to 6-2. Harrisburg saw Perez Gone Wild in the fifth (hit by pitch, wild pitch, walk trifecta) before Carlos Martinez bailed him out with only one inherited run scored in one and 1/3rd innings to earn the win. Harrisburg would go on to score an additional run in the 6th and two more in the 7th to put the contest out of reach. Hassan Pena pitched a low leverage scoreless 7th. With the doubleheader sweep, Harrisburg improves to 47-33, 5½ games up in the E.L. Western Division over Richmond.

Potomac 14 Wilmington 1
• Wang 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Holland (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Hood 3-5, 3R, 2B, 2HR, 5RBI
• Peacock 3-5, R, 3B, HR, 4RBI
• Soriano 3-5, 2R, HR, RBI

Not much went Wang in a big win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Lexington 11 Hagerstown 10
• Cole 4IP, 5H, 3ER, BB, 4K
• Weaver, D (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, 3R HR
• Harper 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2 SB
• Freitas 3-5, R, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown lost 11-10 to the Lexington Legends in a game that featured 28 hits. Every Hagerstown starter except Adrian Sanchez reached base at least once. Lexington scored three first inning runs off of starter A.J. Cole who gave up a double, three singles, and a walk in the inning. Hagerstown immediately answered with two runs of its own, highlighted by back to back doubles from Bryce Harper and David Freitas, and later scored a run in the fourth. Lexington scored a run in the fifth inning off of Paul Applebee to make the score 4-2. The Suns appeared to take command when they sent ten men to the plate in a five run fifth inning that made the score 8-4. Lexington, however, battled back with three runs in the 7th off of Wilson Eusebio and eventually took the lead when they scored four more in the 8th off of Dean Weaver, who has continued to get hit hard (seven runs in
four innings) since his demotion from Potomac. Hagerstown score a run in the 8th to make the score 11-9. The Suns comeback fell short in the 9th when they scored one run, but Sanchez popped out to strand the tying run at second to end the game. Hagerstown falls to 6-4, but still maintains a one-game lead over five teams in the early going of the second half of the Sally League.

State College 8 Auburn 6
• Demmin 4⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 4K, 2HR
• Kreis 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Jimenez 3-5, 2R, 2B, SB
• Skole 3-4, R, 2-2B, RBI

Hendry Jimenez and Matt Skole remain red-hot, both getting three hits while extending their hit streaks to 13 games, but Auburn still lost their fourth straight, 8-6 to State College. Starter Ryan Demmin’s penchant for serving up the big fly resurfaced as he gave up two more (eight so far this season) over four and 2/3rds innings. The defense faltered in the bottom of the seventh as the Spikes got three runs while the Doubledays committed two of their three errors, pinning the loss on Rich Mirowski. The loss drops Auburn to 8-8, two games behind both Mahoning Valley and Jamestown.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY

It’s a busy week for the G-Nats this week with a doubleheader next Saturday in Kissimmee and a completion/regular-game “doubleheader” on Wednesday in Jupiter.

DSL Nationals — PPD

A rainout gives the D-Nats the weekend off, a chance to recharge and get back to .500 (currently 13-16) with visits to the Marlins, Yankees1, and the Giants and hosting the Mets1, Phillies, and Rangers.

Jul 022011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 5-4 @ Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Tom Milone (6-5, 3.51) vs.
Mark Cohoon (204, 7.63)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 4-3 @ New Britain, 5:05 p.m. Erik Davis (4-2, 3.59) and TBD vs.
Steve Hirschfield (5-4, 2.72) and TBD
Potomac Nationals Lost, 7-2 vs. Wilmington, 6:35 p.m. Chien-Ming Wang (rehab) vs.
Elisaul Pimentel (4-5, 3.72)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 6-5 (11 inn.) vs. Lexington, 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
Auburn Doubledays Lost, 5-3 @ State College, 7:05 p.m. Ryan Demmin (3-0, 1.69) vs.
Nick Kingham (0-2, 4.15)
GCL Nationals Losing, 4-2
vs. GCL Marlins
(Susp. Top 7th)
OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Won, 7-6
vs. DSL Giants
@ DSL Tigers, 10:30 a.m. Gilberto Mendez (2-0, 1.88) vs.
TBD

Syracuse 5 Indianapolis 4
• J Martin, 5⅔ IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Wilkie (W, 1-2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• J Valdez 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI, BB
• Lombardozzi 3-5, R, 2B

Syracuse scored a combined three runs in the eighth and ninth innings to come back from a 4-2 deficit and earn a 5-4 walkoff win against the Indianapolis Indians. Syracuse scored single runs in the second and fourth innings to earn a 2-0 lead. Starter JD Martin gave up the lead with two runs in the fifth on a two-out triple by Pedro Ciriaco and a run in the sixth on a leadoff homer by John Bowker. In the seventh, Indianapolis scored a run on a two-out Matt Hague double against J.C. Romero to make the score 4-2. Atahualpa Severino and Josh Wilkie pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth to keep Syracuse in the game. Jesus Flores cut the lead to 4-3 on an RBI double in the eighth. That set up Syracuse’s game winning two-out rally. Steve Lombardozzi (11-game IL debut hit streak) and Matt Antonelli singled before Jesus Valdez bashed a game-winning two-RBI double. Syracuse improves to 34-45, 12 games back in the IL North.

New Britain 4 Harrisburg 3
• Martis 6IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 6K, HR
• VanAllen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Fox 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Rhinehart 2-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB

Harrisburg fell to New Britain 4-3 when the bullpen gave up two runs to squander the lead late. Harrisburg’s four errors hurt the cause. Starter Shairon
Martis offered another quality start, yielding only an unearned run aided by Derek Norris’ catcher interference in the first and a solo homer to Debinson Romero in the fifth. Harrisburg scored its first run in the second on a leadoff double from Bill “The Godfather” Rhinehart and a two-out RBI double from Adam Fox. Jimmy Barthmaier blew the save when he failed to retire four batters in the seventh before Corey VanAllen stranded the bases loaded, striking out two. Rafael Martin took the loss, allowing the crushing walkoff run on a two-out wild pitch. Harrisburg falls to 45-33, good for a four-game lead over Richmond in the Eastern League Western Division.

Winston-Salem 7 Potomac 2
• Selik (L, 2-6) 5+ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Testa 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Soriano 2-4, RBI
• Dykstra 0-2, R, 2BB

Sue may have spoken too soon about the P-Nats playing good ball, as Last Night In Woodbridge, they reverted to form.

Hagerstown 6 Lexington 5 (11 inn.)
• Ray 6IP, 5H, 3R, ER, 2BB, 6K
• Graham (W, 4-3) 2IP, H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Martinson 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Nicol 3-5, 3R, 2B

Hagerstown continued the walkoff theme with a 6-5 win in the bottom of the eleventh. Robbie Ray continued to impress with six strong innings and would have earned the win were it not for poor defensive support. In the third, a throwing error by catcher Cole Leonida on a Delino Deshields, Jr. stolen base led to an unearned run. In the fifth inning a Bryce Harper error on a double put Ben Orloff on third before Lexington scored its second unearned run. Ray finally gave up an earned run in the sixth on a leadoff double and RBI single before killing the rally with a strikeout and a pickoff. Hagerstown extended the game into extras on a clutch two out ninth inning double by Michael Taylor. After a strong two scoreless innings from Ben Graham, Hagerstown completed the walkoff with a leadoff Sean Nicol double and Cole Leonida’s one-out RBI single. With the win, the Suns take sole posession of first place in the Sally league Northern division and improve to 6-3.

Williamsport 5 Auburn 3
• Bates (ND) 5⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K
• Henke (BS, 1;L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, IR-S 3-1
• Jimenez 3-5, R, 2K
• Nieto 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

A bullpen meltdown led to Auburn’s third straight loss, a 5-3 decision to Williamsport. Auburn held leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before giving up the tying run in the sixth and the deciding runs in the eighth. Colin Bates started and went five and 1/3rd innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while Travis Henke took the loss, letting in one of three inherited runners in the sixth for the blown save and allowing the last two Cutters run for the loss. Hendry Jimenez (3-for-5) and Matt Skole (1-for-4) extended their hit streaks to 12 games, while Russell Moldenhauer’s oh-fer snapped his at 11. Auburn is now 8-7, two games off the pace. IF Khayyan Norfork and LHP Blake Monar were both placed on the 7-Day DL.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 2 — SUSP.
The GCL Marlins scored twice in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie before play was halted. The game will be completed on July 6th.

DSL Nationals 7 DSL Giants 6
• Navarro 1⅔ IP, 0H, 1R, 1ER, 5BB, 2K
• Silvestre 4⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K, HR, IR-s: 3-0
• Marmolejos-Diaz 5-5, R, 2B, 2RBI

The DSL Giants committed nine (9) errors, the DSL Nationals walked seven (7), but somebody had to win, and it was the D-Nats that took the 7-6 decision in a game almost too ugly to recap. Miguel Navarro walked five of those seven in just one and 2/3rds innings, and actually lowered his ERA to 11.17 in the process. Hector Silvestre followed him on the mound and put in a sold four and a 1/3rd innings of relief with one run given up on two hits, only to see teammates Emmanuel De La Cruz, Brian Escolastico and Jorge Hernandez Jr. cough up four runs in the 7th. Hernandez was the beneficiary of the final two runs scored, getting the ugly blown-save-win. Offensively, Jose Marmolejos-Diaz was a perfect 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI to pace the D-Nat offense.

Jul 012011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 3-0 @ Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. J.D. Martin (1-5, 4.47) vs.
TBD
Harrisburg Senators Won, 6-0 @ New Britain, 7:05 p.m. Shairon Martis (5-3, 2.95) vs.
Brett Jacobson (3-1, 2.78)
Potomac Nationals Won, 4-2 vs. Winston-Salem 7:05 p.m. Cameron Selik (2-5, 3.64) vs.
Joe Serafin (0-6, 5.80)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 8-4 vs. Lexington, 7:05 p.m. Robbie Ray (2-1, 2.01) vs.
Alex Sogard (1-3, 4.37)
Auburn Doubledays Lost, 13-12 @ Williamsport, 7:05 p.m. Colin Bates (1-1, 1.29 ERA) vs.
Austin Wright (1-0, 1.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-1
vs. GCL Mets
vs. GCL Marlins, 12:00 p.m. Gregory Baez (1-0, 3.48) vs.
Ramon Del Orbe (0-1, 9.95)
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-2
@ DSL Rangers
vs. DSL Giants, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Indianapolis 3 Syracuse 0
• Detwiler 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Meyers (L, 3-3) 6IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Lombardozzi 1-4
• Bynum 1-2, 2B, BB

Garrett Olson of Indianopolis thoroughly intimidated the Syracuse lineup in a dominant seven shutout innings. Seth Bynum’s double and Steve Lombardozzi’s hit streak (ten games) extending single were the only hits for the Chiefs. Ross Detwiler pitched two shutout innings to open the game for the Chiefs. No word yet as to why Detwiler was taken out, but Brad Meyers came on to take the loss in six innings of relief [Ed. Note: The Chiefs game notes listed both starters, so this appears to have been a planned maneuver and not an injury]. Meyers gave up a run in the sixth on two singles and a groundout. In the eighth, Meyers gave up a walk, a wild pitch, an RBI double, and a two out RBI single to give Indianapolis a 3-0 lead. Atahualupa “‘Huapa Time” Severino, pitched a scoreless ninth. With the 3-0 loss, Syracuse falls to 33-45, twelve games back of Philadelphia affiliate Lehigh Valley.

Harrisburg 6 New Britain 0
• Arnesen (W, 5-1) 6IP, 4H, 0ER, BB, 5K
• Martinez 2IP, 0H, 0ER, BB, K
• Rahl 3-4, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Rhinehart 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

Harrisburg quickly took control over New Britain in a 6-0 victory last night. The Senators loaded the bases in the first when Josh Johnson was plunked, Derek Norris walked, and Bill Rhinehart singled. Chris Rahl singled to plate Johnson and Norris. Rhinehart later scored an unearned run on a failed pickoff attempt. Bill “The Godfather” Rhinehart wasn’t done; he launched a bomb to right field to extend the Harrisburg lead to 4-0 in the second. That would more than enough for starter and E.L. All-Star Erik Arnesen, who pitched six shutout innings and only allowed three runners in scoring position. The Sens would extend their lead by adding single runs in the 8th and 9th. Carlos Martinez added two innings of scoreless relief, and Hassan Pena pitched a low leverage shutout ninth. With the win, Harrisburg improves to 45-32 and holds a four-game lead over the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Potomac 4 Winston-Salem 2
• Demny (W, 5-7) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 8K
• Nelo (S, 6) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Souza 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Ramirez 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

Back-to-back wins has Sue in good mood about what’s been happening Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 8 Lakewood 4
• Solis (W, 2-1) 6IP, 11H, 3ER, 0BB, 6K
• Manno 2IP 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Martinson 3-4, R, 2B, RBI, BB
• Leonida 1-3, 2R, 2R HR, 2RBI, BB

Harrisburg defeated the Lakewood Blue Claws in a back-and-forth 9-4 affair. Kevin Keyes (1-3, 2B, 2BB) continued to hit well, launching a key double in a two-run first-inning rally. Lakewood answered back with runs in the second and fourth off starter Sammy Solis to tie the contest. In the bottom of the sixth, backup catcher Cole Leonida launched a two-run homer to put the Suns up 5-3 before Lakewood scored a run in the seventh off reliever Wilson Eusebio to make the score 5-4. Lakewood finally gave up the fight when they allowed three runs in the seventh during a three run Suns rally that included four walks and three wild pitches. Horrified by the pitching carnage, Chris Manno ended things quickly with two perfect innings of four-strikeout relief. Hagerstown improves to 5-3, good for a three-way tie for first place in the early second half of the Sally League.

Williamsport 13 Auburn 12
• M Rodriguez (L, 0-1) ⅓ 3H, 6R, 5ER, 1BB, 0K, HBP
• K Lopez 3⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, 2-2 IR-S
• Grisz 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Jimenez 3-6, R, 2B, 3RBI
• R Perez 3-6, R, 2RBI
• Ortega 3-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI

The Doubedays fell behind eight runs after five and scored seven runs in the last four innings, but fell short 13-12. Six of the seven batters that Manny Rodriguez faced came in to score in the seven-run first, as Kelvin Rodriguez and Aaron Barrett were also treated like guests on a “Cheatin’ Spouses” episode of Jerry Springer, the two pitchers unable to strand the five runners they inherited and giving up six hits and six walks. Meanwhile, the Doubledays were laying the lumber on the Crosscutters, as every batter getting a hit, two had two, and four had three for 19 hits total. The loss dropped Auburn to 8-6, two games off the pace set by Mahoning Valley.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 1
• Karns 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• McKenzie (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• HWBNM 2-4, RBI
• Williams 2-3, BB, RBI

DSL Rangers 6 DSL Nationals 2
• Santana (L, 0-1) 4IP, 1H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• J Hernandez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Novas 2-4, R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Mercedes 1-3, 2B, BB

Jun 302011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 7-3 vs. Indianapolis, 7:00 p.m. Brad Meyers (4-3, 4.42) vs.
Garrett Olson (1-0, 2.56)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-2 @ Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Erik Arnesen (4-1, 2.22)
vs. Brett Jacobson (3-1, 2.78)
Potomac Nationals Won, 4-3 (10 inn.) vs. Winston-Salem 7:05 p.m. Paul Demny (4-7, 3.98) vs.
Jacob Petricka (A+ Debut)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 7-2 vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Sammy Solis (1-1, 3.93) vs.
Garett Claypool (3-3, 3.01)
Auburn Doubledays Lost, 7-3 @ Williamsport, 7:05 p.m. Manny Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Colin Kleven (0-0, 4.15)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1
@ GCL Astros
vs. GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m./td>

Nathan Karns (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Rafael Montero (0-1, 2.70)
DSL Nationals Lost, 5-3
@ DSL Phillies
@ DSL Rangers, 10:30 a.m.

Indianapolis 7 Syracuse 3
• Maya (L, 1-5) 6IP, 7H, 4ER, BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Tatusko 2IP, 4H, 2ER, 2BB, K
• Solano 3-4, 2 2B
• Antonelli 2-4, 2RBI, SF

Yunesky Maya was hit hard during a four-run sixth inning rally in a 7-3 loss to the Indianapolis Indians. He was tagged for a leadoff homer by Brian Friday, a single, a walk, a two run triple by Miles Durham, and an RBI double by Gorkys Hernandez. Syracuse had built a 2-0 lead. In the third, a rehabbing Rick Ankiel (2B, 2R) hit a leadoff double and later scored on a sac fly. In the fifth, Ankiel reached on a two-base error by Miles Durham on a dropped line drive, was sacrificed over by Steve Lombardozzi (1-3, nine-game IL debut hit streak), and was driven in by a Matt Antonelli single. Indianapolis extended its lead to 7-3 with two runs off Ryan Tatusko in the seventh and Friday’s second homer of the game and the season. With the loss, Syracuse falls to 33-44, good for a fourth-place tie in the North Division of the International League, twelve games back.

Harrisburg 3 Richmond 2
• Peacock (W, 9-2) 5⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 6K, WP
• Lehman (S, 2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Jo Johnson 2-4, 2B
• McConnell 2-4 2B, 2RBI
• Pahuta 1-2, 2R, HR, RBI, BB

In the resumption of yesterday’s suspended game, Harrisburg jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind five and 2/3rds shutout innings from staff ace Brad Peacock. Peacock gave up only one hit, striking out six and walking three before Rafael Martin came into strand Peacock’s runner at third as part of his one and 1/3rd innings of relief. Harrisburg scored its first run on a Tim Pahuta homer in the fifth. In the seventh, Chris McConnell landed the key blow for Harrisburg, a two-run double that scored Archie Gilbert and Pahuta. Pat McCoy yielded two runs before Pat Lehman came in for the four-out save, his second, to give Harrisburg a 3-2 win. Harrisburg improved its record to 44-32, good for a four-game lead in the Eastern League’s Western Division over Richmond.

Potomac 4 Winston-Salem 3 (10 inn.)
• Bronson 7IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Holland 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Hood 1-5, RBI, GWRBI
• Soriano 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Bloxom 2-4, 2B, RBI

After 11 days off, LNIW is back!

Lakewood 7 Hagerstown 2
• Jordan (L, 8-4) 5⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 0ER, 3BB, 8K
• McCatty 2⅓ IP 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HBP
• Keyes 1-1, 2B, 3BB
• Newsome 1-3, RBI, BB

Hagerstown scored two painful first inning runs against Lakewood. Wade Moore and Adrian Sanchez were hit by pitches before Bryce Harper reached on a fielding error to load the bases in front of a Jason Martinson one-out sac fly. With two outs and the bases loaded, Brett Newsome walked to plate Sanchez. Hagerstown’s four errors did its pitching staff no favors. In the third a fielding error by shortstop Jason Martinson led to an unearned run against starter Taylor Jordan. In the fourth, a throwing error on a pickoff attempt and a missed catch by Michael Taylor led to two more unearned runs. The good news for Shane McCatty was that he stranded the bases loaded to keep the score 3-2 for Taylor Jordan. The bad news is that he gave up three runs of his own in an eventful 8th inning that featured an ejection of Hagerstown pitching coach Chris Michalak. Recently demoted Dean Weaver gave up a run in the 9th to close the scoring at 7-2 in a Hagerstown loss. With the loss, Hagerston falls to 4-3, good for a three-way tie for second place, one game back in the early second half of the Sally League 2011 campaign.

Williamsport 7 Auburn 3
• Encarnacion (L, 0-2) 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K
• Moldenhauer 2-3
• J Miller 2-4

Auburn couldn’t capitalize on the seven walks and three errors given to them by Williamsport, falling 7-3. The Doubledays stranded 13 runners and were a woeful 2-for-14 with RISP. Russell Moldenhauer went 2-for-3 to lead the nine-hit attack, as both he, Jimenez and Skole extended their hit streaks to 10 games apiece. “Vote For” Pedro Encarnacion started and went the first four innings, but gave up three runs on five hits and two walks. Neither reliever (Alex Kreis and Chris Jenkins) was effective, as both men gave up two runs in two innings. The loss drops Auburn to 8-5, good for second place in the Pinckney Divison, and one game behind the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Astros 2 (8 inn.)
• B King (W, 1-0) 5IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Hanks 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Curran 2-5, 2R, 2K
• Schill 2-4, R, 3B, RBI, SB
• Ramos 1-3, R, 2B, 3RBI

Brandon King rebounded from a beatdown last time out to throw five perfect innings, striking out four, as the GCL Nationals tripled up the GCL Astros 6-2 in a rain-shortened contest. Chris Curran and Wes Shill each had two hits, while Wander Ramos drove in three to pace the offense, which somehow managed to score six times on eight hits while going 1-for-12 with RISP. The GCL Nats are now 4-4 in the GCL East, one game behind the GCL Mets.

DSL Phillies 5 DSL Nationals 3
• Moscat (L, 1-2) 3IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
• Vasquez 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, K
• Difo 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• B Valdez 2-4, RBI

The DSL Phillies only scored once in eight innings, but the five-spot they put up on the board held up for a 5-3 win over the DSL Nationals. Felix Moscat gave up all five runs over his three innings pitched, giving up four hits and three walks while setting down two on strikes. Wilmer Difo led the offense with a 3-for-4 game, doubling and homering while scoring two runs. The loss snapped a modest three-game win streak and drops the D-Nats to 12-15 in the Boca Chica South, 5½ games behind the DSL Rangers and DSL Yankees1.

Jun 292011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 8-5 vs. Indianapolis, 7:00 p.m. Yunesky Maya (1-4, 4.28) vs.
Sean Gallagher (2-8, 6.14)
Harrisburg Senators SUSPENDED,
0-0, Bot 1st
@ Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Brad Peacock (8-2, 2.28) vs.
Daryl Maday (2-5, 3.75)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 5-4 (12 inn.) vs. Winston-Salem 7:05 p.m. Trevor Holder (3-8, 5.95) vs.
Justin Collop (2-3, 4.11)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 4-3 (14 inn.) vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Taylor Jordan (8-3, 2.83) vs.
Lendy Castillo (0-1, 3.60)
Auburn Doubledays Won, 6-1 @ Williamsport, 7:05 p.m. Pedro Encarnacion (0-1, 10.29) vs.
Lino Martinez (0-1, 5.06)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1
vs. GCL Cardinals
@ GCL Astros, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 5-4
@ DSL Mets1
@ DSL Phillies, 10:30 a.m. Felix Moscat (1-1, 4.50) vs.
Yari Sosa (3-0, 1.69)

Syracuse 8 Indianapolis 5
• Stammen (W, 7-3) 5.1IP, 9H, 5ER, BB, 9K, 3R HR
• Zinicola (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Marrero 3-4, R, RBI, BB, E
• Bynum 3-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-5, R, RBI (8-game debut IL hit streak)

Indianapolis jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead against Syracuse on a John Bowker three-run homer. Syracuse began its comeback in the second when Craig Stammen (2-3, R, RBI) hit a two out RBI single to score Jeff Frazier. Syracuse jumped to a 4-3 lead with a three-run, two-out rally in the third with a Chris Marrero walk, a Jesus Flores RBI double, a Frazier walk, and a decisive two run double by Seth Bynum. In the bottom of the fourth, Syracuse added two more in a rally capped off by a Marrero single that scored Steve Lombardozzi. Stammen would eventually give up a run in the fifth and a run in the sixth when Atahualpa Severino failed to strand a runner on second with one out. Zech Zinicola pitched two scoreless innings of relief in his first Syracuse outing of 2011. After the Chiefs extended their lead to 8-5 with a two-run eighth inning rally, Josh Wilkie pitched a scoreless ninth to close out the victory.

Harrisburg-Richmond — SUSP.
Harrisburg’s game with Richmond was suspended in the middle of the first. They will resume the suspended game tomorrow with Brad Peacock starting/relieving for the Senators in the 2nd. Tomorrow’s regularly scheduled game will be played as part of two seven-inning doubleheader games on Friday, July 22nd in Richmond.

Kinston 4 Potomac 3
• Olbrychowski (ND) 6⅔ IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K
• Testa 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Ramirez 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Dykstra 2-5, 2B
• Leon 2-5

For the second game in a row, Potomac’s bullpen blew a ninth-inning lead. Unlike Monday night, this time they fell in extras, 5-4. Marcos Frias surrendered back-to-back home runs for his third blown save, ruining the best outing thus far from Adam Olbrychowski, who had allowed just one run on four hits and two walks over the first six and 2/3rds innings. Mitchell Clegg took the look loss as the sole P-Nat error of the night put the last runner into scoring position with one out, a lineout to center moved him up with two outs, and a single to left sent him in. J.P. Ramirez led the 11-hit attack with a single, double, and a solo HR, his 6th of the season but his first in 31 games (May 19).

Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 3 (14 inn.)
• Grace 5IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 1BB, 5K
• Graham 3IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• Keyes 3-6, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI, 2K
• Rogers 2-4, 2B
• Taylor 1-5, R, HR, 2RBI

Michael Taylor and Kevin Keyes get the glory, as Taylor’s HR tied it in the ninth and Keyes’s big fly won it in the 14th as Hagerstown outlasted Lakewood, 4-3. The real credit, however, should go to the Suns ‘pen for throwing nine (9) scoreless innings to make both HRs possible, with just three hits and two walks allowed between Paul Applebee, Wilson Eusebio, Ben Graham and Sam Brown, who got the win as the last man on the mound. Matt Grace started and went the first five, giving up all three BlueClaws runs on five his and a walk. Keyes went 3-for-6 on the night, homering in the 2nd and singling in the 5th, while Mills Rogers went 2-for-4 with a double. Taylor’s two-run blast was his only hit in 5 ABs. Bryce Harper was held out of the lineup for another night with a bone bruise on his left thumb, Adam Kilgore tweeted last night

Auburn 6 Williamsport 1
• Estevez (W, 2-1) 5IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 5K
• Monar (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Moldenhauer 2-4, R
• Montilla 2-3, R, 2RBI, SB
• Skole 1-3, R, 3B

An 88-minute rain delay couldn’t cool the Doubleday offense, which put up six runs on eight hits for a 6-1 win over Williamsport. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez went the first five innings and allowed the sole Crosscutter run on four hits and a walk while striking out five for his second win of the season. Blake Monar and Richie Mirowski each tossed two scoreless innings in relief. Russell Moldenhauer (2-for-4), Andy Skole (1-for-3), and Hendry Jimenez (1-for-5) each extended their nine-game hitting streaks.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Cardinals 1
• Mieses (W, 1-0) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K
• Meza (S, 1) 4IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 3K
• E Martinez 1-3, 2B
• E Fernandez 1-3, HR, 2RBI

Erick Fernandez’s two-run home run in the bottom of the second was all the offense could muster, but strong pitching by Adalaberto Mieses and Christian Meza made it stand up for a 2-1 victory. Mieses allowed the lone run on three hits and three walks over the first five for the win, while Mesa tossed four scoreless innings, also allowing three hits, but walking just one. The defense committed just one error while turning two double plays. Rick Ankiel and Chris Curran both singled while Estarlin Martinez doubled as the G-Nats were held to just four hits total.

DSL Nationals 5 DSL Mets1 4
• Guzman 4IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Suero 3⅔ IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Novas 2-4, 2-2B
• Ortega 2-4, R, 2SB
• Rosario 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, OF assist @ HP

Randy Novas’s two-run shot in the top of the 7th broke a 3-3 tie as the DSL Nationals held on for a 5-4 win over the DSL Mets1 squad, their third straight win. Jesus Guzman got the starting nod and went the first four innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk. Wander Suero got the win in relief, while Jorge Hernandez got the save. “Fred” Ortega and Novas both went 2-for-4 to pace the D-Nats attack, which took advantage of four D-Mets errors and seven walks surrendered.

Jun 282011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 11-2 vs. Indianapolis, 7:00 p.m. Craig Stammen (6-3, 3.86) vs.
Brian Burres (3-6, 3.75)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 9-3 @ Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Erik Davis (4-2, 3.59) vs.
Justin Fitzgerald (6-4, 3.59)
Potomac Nationals Won, 5-2 (11 inn.) @ Kinston, 6:30 p.m. Adam Olbrychowski (2-3, 5.45) vs.
Marty Popham (0-1, 2.72)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 5-2 vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Matt Grace (8-5, 5.00) vs.
Jesse Biddle (3-6, 2.70)
Auburn Doubledays Won, 13-8 vs. Williamsport, 7:05 p.m. Wirkin Estevez (1-1, 6.23) vs.
Mike Nesseth (1-1, 1.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m. Brandon King (0-1, 11.25) vs.
Dail Villanueva (0-1, 15.43)
DSL Nationals Won, 3-0 (6 inn.)
@DSL Yankees1
@DSL Mets1, 10:30 a.m.

Syracuse 11 Rochester 2
• Milone (W, 6-5) 8IP, 3H, 0ER, 0BB, 6K
• Mandel 1IP, 2H, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
• Brown 2-5, 2R, 3B, 3R HR, 4RBI
• Lombardozzi 3-6, 2R, RBI

Eight dominant shutout innings from Tom Milone and an offensive outpouring of 19 hits were more than enough to lead Syracuse to an 11-2 victory over the Rochester Red Wings. A masterful Milone retired the first seventeen batters he faced. Jesus Flores was 0-5; every other Chiefs starter had at least two hits in the rout. Corey Brown had the big blow with a three-run homer in a four run fourth inning. Syracuse sent ten men to the plate in a five-run 8th inning, starting the inning with eight consecutive hits. Syracuse has now won four of its last five games to improve to 32-43, 12 games back in the International League’s North division.

Richmond 9 Harrisburg 3
• Roark (L, 4-4) 5IP, 8H, 5ER, 0BB, 5K
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Rhinehart 3-5, R, 2B
• Rahl 2-5, 2B

The Richmond Flying Squirrels opened the game with four consecutive hits in a four-run first. Harrisburg starter Tanner Roark settled down to allow only one more run in a five-inning outing, but the damage had been done. Derek Norris scored in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Chris McConnell. In the seventh, Tyler Moore singled in Josh Johnson and Bill Rhinehart, who had doubled earlier in the frame, closing the gap to 5-3. Jimmy Barthmaier and a recently demoted Hassan Pena gave up four runs in the bottom of the frame as Richmond put the game out of reach on its way to a comfortable 9-3 win.

Potomac 5 Kinston 2 (11 inn.)
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K
• Frias 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Perez 2-5, 2R, 2B, SB
• Bloxom 2-6, R, RBI

After an 88-minute delay to start the game, a blown save in the ninth sent this to extras, but Potomac prevailed ’round midnight for a 5-2 victory in 11 innings. It was a small-ball fest in the 11th as a bunt single, a beat-out chopper and a walk put runners on, while a double steal and an error, a squeeze play, and a line-drive single drove them in for the margin of victory. P-Nats ace Danny Rosenbaum returned to action with a solid six-inning start, allowing just one run over six inings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out six. Hector Nelo got the dreaded BS-W, Joe Testa and Rob Wort channeled Nuke LaLoosh with a 3BB & 3K eleventh for the hold and save, respectively.

Hagerstown 5 Lakewood 2
• Wang 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HBP
• Cole (W, 2-4) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 6K
• Manno (S, 10) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Martinson 3-4, 3R, HR, RBI, SB (20), 2E (20, 21)
• Sanchez 2-4, R, 2B, 3B

A.J. Cole pitched a solid five innings in relief of a rehabbing Chien Ming-Wang for his second win of the season, as the Suns cracked the BlueClaws, 5-2. Cole allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out six. Wang put in a pedestrian three innings, allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits (two singles, a double, and a triple), no walks, and three strikeouts. It was the first regular-season appearance for Wang since signing a $2M-plus contract in February 2010. Jason Martinson led the offense with a steal and six total bases, offsetting errors no. 20 and 21 or the season to lead the nine-hit attack.

Auburn 13 Williamsport 8
• Demmin (W, 3-0) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K
• Dupra 2⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K
• Nieto 4-5, 3R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• R Perez 3-5, R, 2RBI
• Montilla 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI

The Auburn Doubledays scored in each of the first five innings en route to a 13-8 victory over the Williamsport Crosscutters, snapping a three-game losing streak. Every starter reached base as the offense littered the field with 19 hits, with Adrian Nieto leading the way with a 4-for-5 night. Matt Skole, Russell Moldenhauer, and Hendry Jimenez all extended their current hit streaks to eight. Ryan Demmin got the win with two runs given up over six innings on three hits and two walks. Like a Kennedy at an open bar, 7th-round pick Brian Dupra got hammered in the ninth, pushed one inning too far with all five hits given up in the last 2/3rds of his two and 2/3rds innings pitched.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats look to get to .500 this week with games against the Cardinals, Astros, Mets, and Marlins.

DSL Nationals 3 DSL Yankees1 0 (6 inn.)
• Pineyro (W, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 0R, 1BB, 8K
• Difo 2-3, 2R
• Mercedes 1-3

Ivan Pineyro went the distance in a 3-0 shutout, presumably shortened by rain. The 19-y.o. went all six innings, allowing five hits, one walk, and struck out eight. Wilmer Difo paced the offense with a 2-for-3 game and two runs scored.

Jun 272011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 9-2 @ Rochester, :05 p.m. Tom Milone (5-5, 3.86) vs.
Scott Diamond (4-6, 4.94)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 6-0 @ Richmond, 7:05 p.m. Tanner Roark (4-3, 5.72) vs.
Henry Sosa (3-0, 0.56)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 5-4 @ Kinston, 6:30 p.m. Danny Rosenbaum (4-3, 2.65)
vs. TBD
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 8-4 vs. Lakewood, 7:05 p.m. Chien-Ming Wang (rehab) vs.
David Buchanan (8-4, 3.21)
Auburn Doubledays Lost, 7-1 @ Williamsport, 7:05 p.m. Ryan Demmin (2-0, 0.90) vs.
Leonel Bastidas (1-1, 5.73)
GCL Nationals Won, 9-5
@ GCL Marlins
OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Yankees1, 10:30 a.m.

Syracuse 7 Rochester 1
• Detwiler (W, 6-6) 5IP, 4H, 2R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• J Martin (H, 3) 3IP, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• J Flores 2-4, R, HR, 3 RBI, SF
• Antonelli 1-2, 2R, 3B, 3BB
• J Valdez 1-4, 2R, GS HR, 5RBI, BB

The Syracuse offense exploded for six runs in a third-inning rally that helped put away the Rochester Red Wings for a 7-1 win. Seven Chiefs reached base safely before Rochester recorded an out. The big blow was a Jesus Valdez grand slam that scored Gregor Blanco, Steve Lombardozzi (1-4, six-game IL debut hit streak), and Matt Antonelli. Syracuse received strong pitching from Ross Detwiler, who turned in five innings and allowed two runs to improve his June record to 3-1 while lowering his ERA to 4.64. Detwiler has not allowed more than three earned runs this month (five starts), an improvement from May when he did not give up less than four in six starts. J.D. Martin and a rehabbing Chad Guadin combined to pitch four innings of scoreless relief. Jesus Flores also homered in the rout.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 0
• Martis (W, 5-3) 8⅓ IP 3H, 0R, 0BB, 10K
• R Martin ⅔ IP, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ivany 2-4, 2R, 2R HR, 3RBI
• Tucker 1-3, R, RBI, BB

In Harrisburg’s best pitching performance of the season, Sharion Martis dominated the Altoona Curve in a 6-0 victory, striking out ten batters and walking none while pitching into the 9th inning. The near complete game shutout helped Martis lower his ERA to 2.37 over his last ten starts. Harrisburg did most of its damage in a four-run fourth inning that included a leadoff single by “The Godfather” Bill Rhinehart, an RBI single by hitting star Devin Ivany, a key double by Chris McConnell, and a two-out run-scoring strikeout/wild pitch of Shairon Martis. Ivany helped put the game out of reach with a two-run homer in the 8th to finish the scoring at 6-0 and complete the three-game sweep.

Kinston 5 Potomac 4
• Selik (L, 2-5) 5IP, 4H, 5R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP, 2WP
• Clegg 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Cuevas 3-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Higley 1-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI

Poor defense offset opportunistic offense as the P-Nats lost their third straight, 5-4 to Kinston. Potomac had four runs on just four hits, as the Kinston pitchers issued five walks and hit a batter to help set up the runs. Unfortunately, four errors made four of the five runs Kinston got unearned, which is roughly the same consolation as breaking the same limb twice. Cameron Selik took the loss with four hits allowed and two walks issued over his five innings. Mitchell Clegg and Josh Smoker combined for three scoreless innings of relief and allowed just three baserunners. Justino Cuevas got three of the hits, including a two-run double, while J.R. Higley got the fourth while also driving in two runs.

Greensboro 8 Hagerstown 4
• Ray (L, 2-1) 4⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, 2HR
• Brown 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Nicol 3-4, R
• Freitas 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

A sloppy bottom of the fourth was Hagerstown’s undoing as a double error on a pickoff attempt after an RBI double turned a 3-3 tie into a 5-3 deficit as Greensboro would pile on three more runs agains the the Suns ‘pen for an 8-4 win and a split of the four-game series. Robbie Ray suffered his worst outing to date with six runs allowed on five hits (including two HRs) and two walks over four and 2/3rds innings. He also struck out six. Four Suns would get multiple hits, as the team collected 12 total, with Sean Nicol leading the way with three singles and David Freitas collecting two RBIs on a first-inning single.

Williamsport 7 Auburn 1
• Bates (L, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
Henke 1⅓ 4H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K
• Barrett 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Moldenhauer 2-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Jimenez 2-4, 2B, SB

A five-run seventh by Williamsport broke open a 2-1 game as the Crosscutters felled the Doubledays, 7-1. Colin Bates went the first five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while setting down three on strikes. Travis Henke was the victim of the Williamsport 7th, charged with the five runs on four hits and two walks. Russell Moldenhauer and Hendry Jimenez both went 2-for-4, hitting back-to-back doubles in the 4th for the sole Doubleday run. The loss was the third straight for Auburn, and the fourth in four home games this season.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Marlins 5
• Chico (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 3K
• McKenzie 1IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, RBI
• E Fernandez 3-5, R
• JC Valdez 3-5, 2R, 2B

Three straight big innings in the fourth through sixth innings put the GCL Nationals up 9-0 as they cruised to a 9-5 win over the GCL Marlins. Matt Chico went five innings for some inapparent reason, allowing two hits, no runs, one walk, and getting three strikeouts. Anthony Marcelino got hammered for the second time in as many relief appearances, allowing all five G-Marlins runs on four hits and two walks over three innings. Erick Fernandez, a 2011 25th-rd pick, and Jean Carlos Valdez both went 3-for-5 to pace the G-Nats offense, which pounded out 16 hits total.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY

Since beginning the season 6-3, the DSL Nationals have lost 11 of the last 15 and have not won back-to-back games in nearly three weeks. After just one road game last week, it’s just one home game this week, as they look to cut into the 5½ game deficit in the Boca Chica South Division.

Jun 262011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 10-3; Lost, 6-2 @ Rochester, 5:05 p.m. Ross Detwiler (5-6, 4.82) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Senators Won, 3-1 vs. Altoona, 2:00 p.m. Shairon Martis (4-3, 3.42) vs.
Phillip Irwin (1-0, 0.00)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 11-3 @ Kinston, 4:30 p.m. Cameron Selik (2-4, 3.64) vs.
T.J. House (5-6, 4.04)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 5-1 @ Greensbooro, 7:00 p.m. Robbie Ray (2-0, 1.13) vs.
Jared Rogers (3-4, 2.52)
Auburn Doubledays Lost, 2-0 @ Williamsport, 6:05 p.m. Colin Bates (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Austin Wright (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3
@ GCL Mets
@ GCL Marlins, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-2
vs. DSL Cubs2
OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 10 Rochester 3 (Comp. Susp. Gm.)
• Maya 3IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Tatusko (W, 1-0) 4IP, 6H, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Gaudin 1IP, 2H, 0ER, 0BB, K
• Flores 3-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Antonelli 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB

Syracuse completed a 10-3 suspended victory over Rochester on Saturday. Maya pitched the first three innings on Friday night. Ryan Tatusko started the resumed game, pitching four innings for the win. He was touched for two runs in the 7th, his final inning of work. Chad Guadin added a scoreless frame as he continued his Syracuse rehabbing efforts. Every Syracuse regular had at least one hit. Syracuse did most of its damage during a six-run 3rd inning on Friday. After a Lombardozzi groundout, seven consecutive Chiefs reached base safely, including a bases-loaded walk to Jeff Frazier, an RBI single by Michael Aubrey, a two-run Jesus Flores double, and an RBI single from Seth Bynum. The tenth man to bat in the inning, Lombardozzi, completed the scoring with an RBI single and giving Syracuse an 8-1 lead that would hold up for an eventual 10-3 final score.

Rochester 6 Syracuse 2 (7 inn.)
• Meyers 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Wilkie (L, 0-2) ⅓ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K
• Lombardozzi 3-4, R
• J Valdez 1-3, RBI, BB

Rochester and Syracuse matched tallies in the first and third inning to give a 2-2 score before Rochester put the game out of reach with a four-run final seventh inning. Josh Wilkie was charged with all four runs after Atahualpa Severino allowed all three runners he inherited with one out to score. Steve Lombardozzi continued his torrid start (.458/.458/.541/1.000 in 24AB) in the International League with a three-hit night and a run scored. He led off the game with a single and later scored in the inning on a Jesus Valdez RBI single. In the third inning Chris Marrero (1-3, RBI), plated Tug Hulett on an RBI single.

Harrisburg 3 Altoona 1
• Arnesen (W, 4-1) 7IP, 8H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 9K
• Lehman (S, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• T Moore 1-3, R, 2R HR, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-3, R

Tyler Moore’s fourth inning, two-run with two outs homer — scoring Josh Johnson — proved to be all the offense that Harrisburg would need in a 3-1 victory over the Altoona Curve. Erik Arnesen provided a dominant seven innings of nine-strikeout, one-walk pitching. The only run he allowed was on a two-out fielding error by Alex Valdez. Jimmy Barthmaier (H, 3) and Pat Lehman (S, 1) combined for two runs of scoreless relief.

Myrtle Beach 11 Potomac 3
• Demny (L, 4-7) 6IP, 12H, 6R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Bronson 2IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 0K
• Kobernus 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Hood 1-4, 3B, RBI, 3K

The novelty of giving up big innings early still hasn’t worn off for the Potomac Nationals, who coughed up four runs in the first inning (all unearned, but they count on the scoreboard just the same) en route to an 11-3 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Paul Demny surrendered 11 singles and a double over six innings, allowing six runs total, while issuing a walk and striking out three. Jeff Kobernus led the offense with a 2-for-4 night, scoring twice and driving in runs with both hits. Destin Hood struck out three times but also had an RBI triple.

Greensboro 5 Hagerstown 1
• Solis (L, 1-1) 7IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K, WP, HBP
• Graham 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, K, HR
• Taylor 2-3
• Sanchez 1-3, R, H, 2B

Hagerstown’s offense was hurt by the absence of Blake Kelso, mustering only one run in a 5-1 loss to Greensboro. Starter Sammy Solis was tagged for four runs in the first and third innings of his seven-inning start. In the first inning, a one-out double by Christian Yelich and a run-scoring wild pitch were the key at-bats in a two run inning. Greensboro had two singles and a double in a two-run third inning. A first-inning double by Adrian Sanchez and a Brett Newsome single led to Hagerstown’s only run.

Mahoning Valley 2 Auburn 0
• M Rodriguez 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• K Lopez (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K
• Jenkins 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Batters: 4 singles, one BB, 11K, 0-3 RISP, 5 LOB

Auburn’s stellar pitching returned but the offense was AWOL as the Mahoning Valley shut out Auburn 2-0 on just four hits. 10th-round draft pick Manny Rodriguez got the start and went three scoreless innings, his longest appearance of the year as it appears he’s being eased into pitching more frequently, turning the ball over to Kelvin Lopez who was touched for both of the Scrappers’ runs over his four innings. For the offense, read that last bullet point.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Mets 3
• Baez (ND) 6IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, BB, K
• Medina (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Curran 2-5, SB
• E Martinez 2-4, R, BB, RBI

The shift from the NY-Penn League to the GCL was not what the doctor ordered as Silvio Medina blew the save in the 7th and lost the game in the eighth as the G-Nats fell 4-3 for their fourth straight loss. Gregory Baez got the start and went the first six innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk but struck out just one. Chris Curran and Estarlin Martinez led the offense with two hits apiece, as the G-Nats managed to get just six runners into scoring position and left on seven for the game.

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Marlins 2
• Mendez (W, 2-0) 5IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Vasquez 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ruiz 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Mejia 2-3, R, 3B, 2BB, 3RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

This one was over early as the DSL Nationals got five straight one-out RBI singles off two DSL Marlins in a five-run first as they cruised to 10-2 victory. Gilberto Mendez (18 y.o.) is emerging as the staff ace with his second win in five starts, tossing five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.88 while allowing six hits and two walks. Adderling Ruiz led the 13-hit attack with a 3-for-5 game, including a double and two RBI.

Jun 252011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Probables
Syracuse Chiefs Suspended, Bottom of 3rd;
Syracuse leading 8-1
vs. Rochester, 5:00 p.m. Ross Detwiler (5-6, 4.82)
vs. TBD
Harrisburg Senators Won, 2-0 (10 inn.) vs. Altoona, 7:00 p.m. Erik Arnesen (3-1, 2.59) vs.
Aaron Pribanic (5-4, 3.57)
Potomac Nationals Lost, 5-4 (13 inn.) @ Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m. Paul Demny (4-6, 4.06) vs.
Barrett Loux (6-3, 3.48)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 7-4 @ Greensbooro, 7:00 p.m. Sammy Solis (1-0, 3.62) vs.
Zachary Neal (4-4, 3.98)
Auburn Doubledays Lost, 9-3 vs. Mahoning Valley, 7:05 p.m. Kelvin Lopez (0-0, 8.10) vs.
TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-4 (10 inn.)
vs. GCL Astros
@ GCL Mets, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost 6-5 (13 inn.);
Lost 6-4 (7 inn.) @/vs.
DSL Cubs2
vs. DSL Marlins, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse 8 Rochester 1 — SUSP.
Rain halted play with one out in the bottom of the third and Syracuse leading, 8-1. The two teams will finish this one today and play a seven-inning game. The previously scheduled doubleheader will be shifted to August 26.

Harrisburg 2 Altoona 0 (10 inn.)
• Peacock 6⅔ IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Zinicola (W, 2-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Valdez 1-1, R, HR, 2RBI (PH)
• Rahl 3-4

Alex Valdez’s pinch-hit two-run home run ended the game in walkoff fashion for a 2-0 Senators win. Four Harrisburg pitchers — Brad Peacock, Pat McCoy, Rafael Martin, and Zech Zinicola — combined to pitch a masterful ten-inning shutout, with just seven hits allowed. Brad Peacock (114K/18BB/87IP/.181OBA) continued his domination of the Eastern League with six and 2/3rds scoreless innings. Pat McCoy and Rafael Martin both retrired the only two batters they faced while Zech Zinicola struck out five batters in his two-inning appearance to win the game.

Myrtle Beach 5 Potomac 4 (13 inn.)
• Holder (ND) 5⅓ IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Frias 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Souza 4-6, R, 2B
• Higley 2-5, BB, 2RBI
• Leon 2-6, 2RBI

The two teams combined for 30 hits, but just nine came around to score as the Pelicans outlasted the P-Nats for a 5-4 win in 13 innings. Four double plays helped kill the Potomac rallies while 10 strikeouts stifled Myrtle Beach. Trevor Holder started and went five and a 1/3rd innings, and left with a 3-2 lead, but Josh Smoker surrendered a double to the first batter to let in the tying run. The two teams traded small-ball runs in the 11th before the Pelicans singled and doubled with two outs for the gamewinner. Steve Souza led the offense with a 4-for-6 night, while J.R. Higley and Sandy Leon both singled twice and drove in two runs.

Hagerstown 7 Greensboro 4
• Jordan (W, 8-3) 7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K
• McCatty 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Taylor 3-4, 2-2B
• Freitas 2-5, HR, 2RBI

Another solid ass-kicking all-around performance for the Suns as they took another from the Grasshoppers, 7-4. Taylor Jordan turned in seven strong innings with two runs allowed on five hits and a walk to go with eight strikeouts to get win #8. Michael Taylor finally got a single in the eighth after five extra-base hits in his first seven at-bats, leading the 12-hit attack with a 3-for-4 effort and two doubles. Dean Weaver, recently sent down from Potomac, did little to show it was unwarranted, giving up a two-run HR in the bottom of the ninth — the fifth given up this year in 17⅓ innings thrown.

Mahoning Valley 9 Auburn 3
• Encarnacio (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 0K, 2HR
• Mirowski 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Jimenez 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Skole 2-4, RBI

The five-game win streak was stopped cold with a 9-3 loss to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Pedro Encarnacion was touched for a run in all but one of the three and a 1/3rd innings he pitched, giving up five runs on six hits including two home runs. Hendry Jimenez and Andy Skole both went 2-for-4 with an RBI, as the Doubledays scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the ninth.

GCL Astros 6 GCL Nationals 4 (10 inn.)
• Karns 3IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 5K
• Meza 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Schill 2-5, R, RBI
• E Martinez 2-5, SB
• Curran 1-3, 2R, 3B, 2BB, SB

Nathan Karns put in another strong outing, striking out five and allowing one hit and one walk over the first three innings. Christian Meza did him one better with the same line, minus the walk. After that, the pitching went downhill fast as the GCL Nationals blew a 4-0 lead to fall 6-4 in extras to the GCL Astros. Wes Schill and Estarlin Martinez both went 2-for-5 to pace the offense, which struggled in the clutch with 11 LOB and a 3-14 mark with RISP.

DSL Cubs2 6 DSL Nationals 5 (13 inn.) — GAME ONE
• Navarro 4IP, 1H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Kl Rodriguez 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Ortega 3-6, R, 2B, RBI, CS
• E Gonzalez 3-5, R, 2B

DSL Cubs2 6 DSL Nationals 4 (7 inn.) — GAME TWO
• Martinez (L, 0-2) 6IP, 6H, 6R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Barrientos 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-4, R
• Rosario 2-3, R, RBI
• Tilero 2-3, RBI

In theory, a minor-league doubleheader ought to be an hour or so longer than regular game — 14 innings instead of nine, a break for the bullpen because it’s four less innings to cover. Unless it goes into extra innings. Then it becomes a nightmare. That what happened yesterday in the Dominican ad the D-Nats dropped a pair to the DSL Cubs2 despite outhitting them 10-5 in the first game and 12-6 in the second.