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.

Jun 072011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 6-4 vs. Louisville, 7:00 p.m. Erik Arnesen (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Tom Cochran (5-1, 3.82)
Harrisburg Senators OFF DAY @ Binghamton, 5:05 p.m.
(doubleheader)
Brad Peacock (7-1, 2.03) and
Garrett Mock (1st AA start of ’11) vs.
Jeurys Familia (0-2, 2.89) and
TBD
Potomac Nationals Lost, 8-1 vs. Frederick, 7:05 p.m. Paul Demny (2-5, 4.50) vs.
Nathan Moreau (5-3, 3.76)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 3-2 vs. Greensboro, 7:05 p.m. Taylor Jordan (6-1, 2.48) vs.
Kyle Winters (5-3, 4.96)
DSL Nationals Suspended, 1-1 vs.
DSL Rangers
@ DSL Giants, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Indianapolis 6 Syracuse 4
• Milone (ND) 6⅓ IP, 8H 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 9K
• Pena (BS, 1) (L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, 1-1 IR-S
• Antonelli 2-5, 2-2B, 2RBI (both with 2 outs)
• Marrero 1-3, R, 2R HR, BB
Things were looking good for a vintage 2010 Harrisburg Tommy Milone strikezone hammering exhibition. Zero walks, check. Nine strikeouts, check. Clutch two-out, two-RBI double two RBI following a Milone sacrifice bunt, check. Two-run home run by Marrero, check. Milone leaves the mound with a 4-3 lead, tips his cap to the dugout and hands the ball to the “relief” of Hassan “Pain-ya In My Heart” Pena, who immediately allows the inherited to score, blows
the save, and loses the game in such craptaculor fashion that a scoreless inning from Josh Wilkie can’t revive it.

Harrisburg Senators — OFF DAY
After an off day on Monday, the first-place Senators look to make some hay against E.L.-worst Binghamton Mets for four games, starting with a doubleheader tonight. Brad Peacock and Garrett Mock are the announced starters. Erik Arnesen hasn’t been officially reassigned, but according to the Louisville Bats’ website, he’ll be in Syracuse tonight as the starting pitcher.

Frederick 8 Potomac 1
• Holder (L, 2-7) 5+ IP, 7H, 8R, 7ER, 1BB, 2K, 1HR
• Bronson 4IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 2K
• Zimmerman 2-3, 2B
• Bloxom 3-4, 2B, HR, RBI
• Leon 2-4, 2B

No animals were harmed in the writing of Last Night In Woodbridge. There is however, a mark on Sue’s forehead.

Greensboro 3 Hagerstown 2
• Ray (ND) 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2BB, 9K
• McCatty (BS, 1) (L, 0-1) 4BF, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 0K, HR
• Holland 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Harper 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Freitas 3-3, R, BB
Perhaps the postgame meal following last night’s Harper/Cole/Zim festivities was a bit much? Four batters showed up: Harper, to relief of all in the Natmosphere; Freitas who continues to be scorching hot; the Groovin’ Aruban Randolph Oduber, who managed one knock; and Wade “Watch Your Mouth” Moore, who had a double. The rest of the batters managed to go 0-for-18 with 9Ks. Ray was, um, robbed of a win by a particularly poor outing by Shane McCatty, who failed to retire any of the four batters he faced in the top of the 7th. With the loss, the Suns magic number stays put at 12 and the lead goes back to 1½ games.

DSL Nationals 1 DSL Rangers 1 — SUSPENDED
• Moscat 3IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 4K

The teams got in three before rain cut the day short. It will presumably be made up when they next play each other on Tuesday, June 14.

Jun 062011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Won, 4-2; Lost, 7-2 @ Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Tom Milone (3-4, 3.63) vs.
Brian Burres (2-6, 3.94)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 7-4 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Nationals Won, 5-4 vs. Frederick, 7:05 p.m. Evan Bronson (1-2, 3.18)*
vs. Robert Bundy (5-3, 2.91)
Hagerstown Suns Won, 6-5 vs. Greensboro, 7:05 p.m. Robbie Ray (2-0, 0.38) vs.
Zachary Neal (3-3, 4.18)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Rangers, 10:30 a.m. Felix Moscat (0-1, 7.36) vs.
David Perez (0-0, 0.00)

*Officially, TBD, but this is an educated guess

Syracuse 6 Indianapolis 4 (comp. of susp. game)
• Detwiler (W, 4-5) 6IP, 5H 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K
• Balester (H, 3) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 3K
• Antonelli 2-4, R
• Marrero 2-4 R, GS HR, 5 RBI
Chris Marrero quickly announced that the suspended game was all but over with a 7th-inning grand slam off Indianpolis reliever Cesar Valdez. Hassan Pena gave up two doubles and was responsible for two runs that made the final score 6-4. Ross Detwiler earned a much-needed win with six strong innings, allowing two runs, only one of which was earned. Jhonatan Solano was placed on paternity leave while Carlos Maldonado was activated to take his place.

Indianapolis 7 Syracuse 2
• Meyers (L, 3-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 6K, 1HR
• Marrero 2-4, R
• Blanco 1-3, R, 2BB, SB

Syracuse engineered a first inning run using small ball that would make Interim Jim proud. Blanco reached on a fielding error from Indianapolis first baseman Miles Durham. Blanco steals second. Blanco advances to third on an at ‘em ball by Matt Antonelli and former Harrisburg Senator great Jesus Valdez plates Blanco on a sac fly. Classic gift ‘em on, get ‘em over, get ‘em in that gets Blanco one of our hitting stars for the game. The rest of the game didn’t go so well and Syracuse didn’t see the lead again in a 7-2 loss. In the second, Miles Durham went from friendly gifting errors Miles to evil raking RBI triples off Brad Meyers. He later scored to give Indianapolis a 2-1 lead. Marrero singled on a sharp grounder in the fourth and later scored, but that would be all for the Chiefs.

Harrisburg 7 Erie 4
• Roark (W, 3-1) 7IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K
• Zinicola (S, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Moore 1-5, R, 2R HR (#11), 2RBI
• Lombardozzi 2-4, R, RBI, BB
• Gilbert 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Derek Norris: 0-3, R, 3BB (Ed. Note: A SoulD fave)
If small ball is textbook AAA, AAAA offense for the Nats, the fifth inning of Sunday’s contest is typical AA offense of the future for the Nats we hope. An unknown quantity, Chris Rahl, gets a leadoff double. Tyler Moore escorts him home with a long ball. Three more runs score and the Sens find themselves up 5-1. In the 7th inning another rally was keyed by…another Derek Norris walk, as the Harrisburg backstop was walked to load the bases with two outs after a Tyler Moore strikeout. Archie Gilbert puts his name in the boxscore big time with a two-run single and that give the Sens all they would need in an eventual 7-4 win.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4
• Clegg 4⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K
• Frias (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Peacock 2-4, R, 2B, SB, CS
• Cuevas 3-4, R, RBI
• Perez 1-5, R, 3B, 4K

They needed five pitchers to do it, but the Potomac Nationals outlasted the Wilmington Blue Rocks for 5-4 decision for a series sweep and their fourth straight victory. Starter Mitchell Clegg faltered in the fifth, leaving with one out and two on but ahead 3-1. Josh Smoker let in both runners and one of his own to fall behind 4-3, but the offense, which had gotten three runs in the top of the fifth, got two more in the sixth to give Smoker the win. Adam Olbrychowski and Marcos Frias earned holds with three scoreless innings combined while Hector Nelo pitched the ninth for the save, his second of the season.

Hagerstown 6 Greensboro 5
• Cole (W, 1-4) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 8K, 2HR
• Eusebio (S, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Kelso 2-5, R
• Freitas 1-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Zimmerman 2-2, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI (All luck, this guy will never make it)

Even when the face of the franchise is in town, Bryce Harper can steal the headlines. Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple, a walk, and an RBI to help lead Hagerstown past Greensboro, 6-5. A.J. Cole got his first professional win, though he did give up two solo HRs, pitching the requisite five innings and allowing four hits total, no walks, and striking out eight. The win extended the Suns lead over the Grasshoppers to 2½ games and reduced their magic number to 12.

Jun 052011
 

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Suspended, 2-2, T7 @ Indianapolis, 1:05 p.m. Brad Meyers (3-1, 4.13) vs.
Rudy Owens (4-4, 4.95)
Harrisburg Senators Lost, 3-1 @ Erie, 1:05 p.m. Tanner Roark (2-1, 5.19) vs.
Jay Voss (1-1, 2.92)
Potomac Nationals Won, 3-0 @ Wilmington, 1:35 p.m. Mitchell Clegg (2-3, 5.63) vs.
Tim Melville (5-5, 4.83)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 4-3 (12 inn.) vs. Greensboro, 4:05 p.m. A.J. Cole (0-4, 3.38) vs.
TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 9-2 vs. DSL Braves OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 2 Indianapolis 2 — SUSP
• Detwiler 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 5K
• Marrero 1-3, RBI
• Brown 1-2, BB

Heavy winds and rain stopped play in the top of the 7th with Chris Marrero at bat, two outs, and the bases loaded. Ross Detwiler can still get the win if Marrero can reach base safely, tossing a rebound effort of two runs allowed on five hits and two walks to go with seven K’s over six innings.

Erie 3 Harrisburg 1
• Perez, O (L, 2-1) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 5K
• Barthmaier 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Moore 2-4, 2B
• Tucker 2-3, R

The Force was with Luke Putkonen, as the Erie starter stifled the Senators for seven innings as the SeaWolves dealt Harrisburg its third straight loss by a 3-1 tally. Starter Oliver Perez allowed all three runs on eight hits over seven innings to take the loss. Tyler Moore and Jonathan both had two hits, but the shutout was lost on a balk, not a base hit as the Senators collected just seven for the game.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 0
• Rosenbaum (W, 3-3) 9IP, 3H, 0R, 1BB, 6K
• Bloxom 1-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Souza 1-3, BB, SB

Danny Rosenbaum was masterful, shutting out the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 on just 90 pitches, and finishing the game with 13 straight batters retired. All three Potomac runs came in the top of the 9th, as his counterpart one-hit the P-Nats for eight innings. Justin Bloxom drove in all three runs with a double as Potomac battered the Wilmington reliever for five of its six hits in the final frame.

Greenville 4 Potomac 3 (12 inn.)
• Solis 5IP, 3ER, 3BB, 6K, 2HR
• Swynenberg 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Freitas 1-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Kelso 2-5, R, BB

Solis gave up two home runs in the first inning and three earned runs, but ended up righting the ship for the next four innnings. David Freitas’s two-out, three-run HR in the bottom of the 8th tied the game at three, but after five scoreless innings of relief from Matt Swynenberg and Ben Graham, Chris Manno’s perfect ERA was cracked when he couldn’t finish the 12th. Neil Holland gave up a hit to the first batter he faced to score one of the two runners he inherited to hang the “L” on Manno. Sue was on hand last night, so she’ll fill you in on the rest.

DSL Nationals 9 DSL Brave 2
• Baez (ND) 5IP, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Vasquez (BS, 1) 1IP 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB
• Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ruiz 3-4, R, 2RBI, SB
• Rosario 3-5, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
The DSL Nationals took the DSL Braves to the woodshed 9-2 and 15 hits on offense. First baseman Bienvenido Valdez was only batter to go hitless, while Daury Vasquez denied Gregory Baez the win with two runs allowed to blow the 1-0 lead. The D-Nats broke the game open and put it away with an eight-run eighth.