Jun 252015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 (10 inn.) vs. Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Ross (AAA debut) vs.
Drabek (2-4, 2.98)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 @ Binghamton,
6:35 p.m.
Bacus (3-1, 3.50) vs.
Gsellman (1-3, 4.70)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK @ Wilmington,
6:35
Giolito (2-4, 3.71) vs.
Caramo (3-6, 3.41)
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (3-4, 4.91) vs. TBD
Auburn Won, 8-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Dickey (0-0, 0.00) vs. TBD


Charlotte 2 Syracuse 0 (10 inn.)
• Cole 6IP, 3H, 0R, 4BB, 4K, HBP
• Grace 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martin (L, 3-4) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Butler 3-4
• Martinson 2-5, 2-2B

The Chiefs’ modest three-game win streak came to an end with a 2-0 loss in 10 innings to the Knights. A.J. Cole tossed six shutout innings for the second time this season and was rewarded again with a no-decision. The 23-y.o. walked four, struck out four, hit a batter, and gave up three hits. Matt Grace followed with two scoreless innings, and Rafael Martin one before he was dinged for both Charlotte runs in the 10th. Dan Butler went 3-for-4, Jason Martinson went 2-for-5 with two doubles, but the rest of the lineup was 2-for-28 as Syracuse left on 10 runners and went 0-for-11 with RISP.
Roster move: LHP Rich Hill released.

Harrisburg 4 Binghamton 1
• Bleier (W, 5-2) 7IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Runion (SV, 4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Turner 3-4, 3B, RBI
• Difo 1-4, R, 2RBI

While the clutch hit was AWOL in Syracuse, it was spotted in Binghamton as the Sens struck three times in the 8th with two out and once in the 9th to put away the B-Mets, 4-1. Veteran Richard Bleier got the win with seven innings of one-run ball with six hits allowed, no walks, and five K’s. Sam Runion got the save, his fourth, with two scoreless innings. Wilmer Difo drove in two with his 8th-inning single while Trea Turner followed with an RBI triple and was 3-for-4 overall to lead the Harrisburg hit column.

Potomac — ALL STAR BREAK
The second half begins with Potomac visiting 1st-half champion Wilmington for three in Delaware, the first of 12 meetings in the second half, thanks to this year’s sdrawkcab ssa schedule that will also see them play Frederick 12 times and both the Blue Rocks and Keys in back-to-back series.

Hagerstown — ALL STAR BREAK
The Suns also resume play on the road in Delmarva for a five-game series, the first of 52 games against Northern Division opponents and 14 against the Shorebirds.

Auburn 8 State College 3
• Mills 4IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Morales (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, BK, WP
• Plouck (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Eusebio 3-5, 2R, HR, RBI
• Encarnacion 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, 3K
• Page 2-5, R, 2B, 2RBI

The NYPL’s #2 offense racked up another eight runs as the Doubledays took the series finale against the Spikes, 8-3. McKenzie Mills started and let in a run on four hits and a walk. The win was credited to Jose Morales for a subpar two runs allowed on three hits and a walk over two innings. Auburn hitters struck out 12 times but also racked up 12 hits, with Diomedes Eusebio leading the way with a 3-for-5 night.

Jun 242015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-3 vs. Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-4, 5.31) vs.
Marin (2-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 @ Altoona,
6:35 p.m.
Bleier (4-2, 3.34) vs.
Fulmer (2-0, 3.14)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Won, 9-5 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (1-2, 5.87 @ GCL in ’14) vs.
McKinney (0-1, 3.86)


Syracuse 4 Charlotte 3
• T. Hill 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Walters (W, 3-1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K, 3-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-4
• Keyes 2-4, 2K

The Chiefs rallied for two to tie in the 6th and pushed across the winning run in the 7th for a 4-3 win over the Knights. Taylor Hill gave up all three Charlotte runs on eight hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds. The win went to P.J. Walter, who stranded three in the 6th and pitched two scoreless innings total. Reigning I.L. Player of the Week Kevin Keyes and Mario Lisson both went 2-for-4 while newcomer Chris Nelson drove in two to pace the Syracuse offense.
Roster move: RHP Joe Ross optioned from Washington.

Binghamton 6 Harrisburg 5
• Spann 5+ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Solis (BS, 2; L, 0-3) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Bostick 2-3, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Vettleson 2-5, 2-2B, SB
• Skole 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI

The B-Mets struck for two runs in the 1st, 2nd, and 6th innings as they handed the Senators a 6-5 loss. Matt Spann got the no-decision with five runs allowed on nine hits and two walks over five-plus innings pitched. Sammy Solis blew his second save and lost for the third time as he let in one of Spann’s runners and one of his own in the 6th. Christopher Bostick and Matt Skole both drove in two and were among five Harrisburg hitters to collect multiple hits.
Roster move: RHP Erik Davis reassigned from Syracuse.

Potomac — ALL STAR GAME
Spencer Kieboom went 0-for-2 as the starting catcher for the Carolina League while Nick Pivetta was torched for two runs on two hits and two walks in his inning of work, which saddled him with the “L” in the 9-2 loss to the California League All-Stars.
Roster move: RHP Brian Dupra reassigned from Harrisburg.

Hagerstown — ALL STAR BREAK
Grant DeBruin went 0-for-2 with a walk as the starting 3B for the North Division, which beat the South Division, 7-5. Austen Williams struck out two in his inning of work to earn the hold. Drew Van Orden did not pitch.

Auburn 9 State College 5
• Baez 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K
• Webb (W, 2-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Dulin 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Page 2-5, R, 2RBI
• Gutierrez 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

A four-run 6th erased a 4-1 deficit as Auburn got another workaday win — 9 to 5 — over State College. Starter Joan Baez continues to struggle despite being dropped a level as the 20-y.o. was knocked for three runs on four hits and a walk over three innings. The win was awarded to Joey Webb, who gave up a run in the 5th but pitched a scoreless 6th. Seventeenth Rd. pick Dalton Dulin led the Doubleday hit parade with a walk, two singles, and a double, followed by Matthew Page who was 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Jun 232015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 vs. Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
T. Hill (3-2, 4.35) vs.
Haviland (3-4, 4.96)
Harrisburg Won, 7-2;
Lost, 4-3
@ Altoona,
6:35 p.m.
Spann (1-0, 1.99) vs.
Cessa (6-4, 2.34)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Lost, 6-2 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (1st SS-A start of ’15) vs.
Beck (0-0, 0.00)


Syracuse 2 Charlotte 1
• Espino (W, 2-0) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K
• Martin (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lisson 2-2, R, BB
• Mastroianni 2-3, 2-2B, SF, 2RBI, SB

Darin Mastroianni delivered the both RBIs while Paolo Espino turned in another strong start as the Chiefs edged the Knights, 2-1. Mastroianni went 2-for-3 overall with an RBI double in the 5th and a sacrifice fly in the 7th. Espino allowed just an unearned run on five hits and two walks over seven innings for his second AAA win. After a Cordero-esque 8th by Eric Fornataro, Rafael Martin struck out the side in the 9th for a three-up, three-down save, his third of the season.
OF-1B Kevin Keyes was named the I.L. Batter of the Week for June 15-21.

Harrisburg 7 Altoona 2 — GAME ONE
• Bates (W, 3-0) 6⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Harper ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Goodwin 3-4, 3R, 3B, RBI
• Vettleson 3-3, 3R, 3B, BB, RBI

Harrisburg broke out for three in the 1st and cruised to a 7-2 win in the opener. Colin Bates pitched into the 7th but lost the shutout bid after a pair of extra-base hits with one out plated the first Altoona run. Bryan Harper got two groundouts to finish the game. Brian Goodwin and Drew Vettleson combined for six hits and six runs scored to lead the Sens 12-hit attack.

Altoona 4 Harrisburg 3 — GAME TWO
• Simmons (L, 3-4) 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Mendez 2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Lozada 2-3, R
• Difo 2-4, RBI

A single, error, and a double with two outs in the 6th plated the unearned but decisive runs as the Senators lost the nightcap, 4-3. James Simmons started and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings for the loss. Wilmer Difo went 2-for-4 with an RBI single but was caught stealing in the top of the 7th trying to get into scoring position with one out for pinch-hitter Brian Goodwin, who delivered a single that scored the final Harrisburg run.

Potomac — ALL STAR GAME
The California-Carolina League All-Star game in on the left coast this season, with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes playing host. Spencer Kieboom is candidate to start behind the plate while Nick Pivetta is a possibility for an inning. Potomac manager Tripp Keister is leading the Carolina contingent.

Hagerstown — ALL STAR BREAK
Tonight the Sally League All-Star game will be held in Asheville, NC. RHPs Austen Williams, Drew Van Orden, and IF Grant DeBruin are on the Northern division roster and will most likely appear in reserve roles.

State College 6 Auburn 2
• Crownover (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Gunter 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, WP
• Mejia 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Keniry 3-5, RBI

State College scored five times before Auburn could answer as they dropped their first decision, 6-2. Washington’s 2015 6th Rd. pick Matt Crownover lost his pro debut as he gave up a two-run HR in his second and final inning of work and three hits total while striking out two and walking none. Offensively, the Doubledays racked up 13 hits with tablesetters Bryan Mejia and Conor Keniry both going 3-for-5 with an RBI, but the clutch hit was elusive as Auburn left on 11 men and hit into two double plays. Cody Gunter made his debut as a pitcher in the 7th and pitched two scoreless innings as he walked two and struck out three.
Roster moves: LHPs Grant Borne, Matthew Crownover, RHP Mariano Rivera Jr. assigned from Washington.

Jun 222015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0 (10 inn.) vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Espino (1-3, 2.97) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 7-3 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Bates (2-0, 3.76) and
Simmons (3-3, 3.42) vs.
Dodson (3-3, 3.10) and
Harlan (4-2, 3.89)
Potomac Won, 4-0;
Won, 1-0
ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 6-3 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Won, 9-5 @ State College,
1:05 p.m.
TBD vs. J. Perez (5-3, 3.24 @ Appy Lg. in ’14)


Syracuse 1 Buffalo 0 (10 inn.)
• Jordan 7IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Billings (W, 2-3) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hague 1-2, BB
• Gwynn 1-4, RBI

Tony Gwynn Jr.’s walkoff single in the 10th broke up the Star Trek convention on the NBT Bank scoreboard for a 1-0 Chiefs win, preventing a three-game sweep by the Bisons. Taylor Jordan ran his scoreless inning streak to 14 with another seven frames, letting up just two hits and walking three. The win went to Bruce Billings, who worked around a pair of two-out singles in the top of the 10th. Syracuse managed just five hits total, with Ricky Hague the sole batter to reach base twice with a single and a walk.
Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill optioned from Washington; OF Mark Minicozzi released; IF Chris Nelson assigned from Washington.

Altoona 7 Harrisburg 3
• Voth (L, 3-5) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 6R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K
• De Los Santos 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Pleffner 1-3, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Vettleson 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB

The wheels came off the bus in the 5th as Altoona scored five times to turn a 3-2 deficit into the eventual 7-3 winning score over Harrisburg. Austin Voth lost for the fifth time, charged with six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out six.
The Senators mustered just five hits total, though three were for extra bases with doubles by Matt Skole and Drew Vettleson and a triple by Shawn Pleffner. You can unbunch your panties about Trea Turner not playing all nine innings. He was spotted slowing up on his way to first after an infield popup (that was nearly dropped) and was most likely benched as a result.

Potomac 4 Carolina 0 — COMP.
• Lopez 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Suero (W, 6-2) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Yezzo 2-3, R, RBI
• A. Sanchez 1-3, R, BB, RBI, 2SB

Potomac scored twice before the rains came on Saturday and twice on Sunday as they shut out Carolina, 4-0 in the completion. Three pitchers combined on the three-hit shutout, with starter Reynaldo Lopez allowing two in his three innings on Saturday, winning pitcher Wander Suero one in his five innings on Sunday and Manny Rodriguez striking out two in the 9th. James Yezzo led the Potomac offense with a 2-for-3 game, followed by Adrian Sanchez 1-for-3 effort with a walk and two steals.

Potomac 1 Carolina 0 — GAME TWO
• Mapes (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lee (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Ballou 3-3, 2B
• Martinez 1-1, HBP, SB

In the regularly scheduled game, the P-Nats repeated the feat with a 1-0 shutout to close out the first half with three straight wins and a third-place finish in the Carolina North for the 1st half. Tyler Mapes got the win with five innings of two-hit ball, Justin Amlung the hold with a 1-2-3 sixth, and Nick Lee his eighth save with a 1-2-3 seventh. Drew Ward drove in Stephen Perez with the third of three 1st-inning singles to plate the lone Potomac run.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 3
• Purke 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• M. Sanchez (W, 4-2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Abreu 2-5, R, RBI, CS, E(20)
• Reistetter 2-3, RBI
• Davidson 1-2, 2BB

The Suns rallied for three in the bottom of the 5th to erase a 3-2 Shorebirds lead and held on for 6-3 win that assured a winning record (35-33) for the 1st half. Matt Purke was knocked for three runs, including a two-run HR in his fourth and final inning of work for a no-decision. Mario Sanchez got the win with two perfect innings of relief, while R.C. Orlan, Kevin Perez, and Jake Walsh each turned in a scoreless inning to close out the game. Osvaldo Abreu and Matt Reistetter both had two hits and an RBI as Hagerstown registered 10 hits total on the afternoon.

Auburn 9 Batavia 5
• Fedde 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Ullmann 4IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Webb (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, K
• Eusebio 3-5, 2RBI
• Encarnacion 2-4, R
• Dulin 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB

Batavia took a 5-2 lead into the 9th only to see Auburn score seven times to complete the sweep. Erick Fedde allowed one run on two hits over three innings in his professional debut, though he walked three and struck out four. Joey Webb got the win despite giving up two runs in the 8th on two hits and two walks. Diomedes Eusebio led the Doubledays hit column with a 3-for-5 effort, followed by Randy Encarnacion at 2-for-4.

Jun 212015
 


Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 (11 inn.) vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Jordan (2-3, 3.20) vs.
Francis (2-0, 2.67)
Harrisburg Won, 4-0 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Voth (3-4, 3.22) vs.
Creasy (7-1, 3.01)
Potomac Winning, 2-0
(Susp., 3rd inn.)
vs. Carolina,
12:00 p.m.
TBD and Mapes (0-0, 2.48) vs.
Robertshaw (0-0, 5.11) and
Webster (3-2, 2.91)
Hagerstown Canceled vs. Delmarva,
1:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.50) vs.
Long (2-1, 2.65)
Auburn Won, 9-5 (10 inn.) @ Batavia,
1:05 p.m.
TBD vs. N. Bautista (2-1, 2.41 @ GCL in ’14)


Buffalo 5 Syracuse 3 (11 inn.)
• McGregor 6⅓ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Meek (L, 2-4) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, K
• Keyes 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, R, BB

The Chiefs rallied for three in the 6th to tie it at 3-3 but couldn’t push across the go-ahead run as the Bisons broke through for two in the top of the 11th to take this one, 5-3. Starter Scott McGregor pitched into the 7th, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks over six and a 1/3rd innings. Evan Meek took the loss as he gave up the final two Buffalo runs in the 11th, his second inning of work. Kevin Keyes remains red-hot (11-for-22) since his AAA arrival as the 26-y.o. went 3-for-5 with a three-run double to lead the Syracuse attack

Harrisburg 4 Altoona 0
• Bacus (W, 3-1) 7IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 3K; 0-2, BB
• Difo 3-4, 2R, SB
• Turner 2-4, R
• Skole 2-4, 2RBI

Dakota Bacus tossed a seven-inning shutout in a 4-0 Harrisburg win in the first of two scheduled yesterday. The 24-y.o. allowed just six hits and two walks while striking out three to earn his third AA win. Defensively, Trea Turner, Wilmer Difo, and Matt Skole turned four double plays. Offensively, the trio combined for seven hits and scored three runs to lead the Sens offense. Rain postponed Game Two to Monday night.

Potomac 2 Carolina 0 — SUSP., 3rd inn.
The P-Nats got two in the bottom of the 3rd before the rains came and washed out the game. They’ll resume play today at noon, and play a seven-inning game afterwards.

Hagerstown vs. Delmarva — CNCLD
The strong thunderstorms that ripped through Pennsylvania and Virginia also tore through Western Maryland, forcing the cancellation of last night’s game between the Suns and Shorebirds.
Roster move: RHP Deion Williams reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 9 Batavia 5 (10 inn.)
• Rodriguez 5IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K, 2WP, HBP
• Feliz 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Plouck (BS, 1); W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Keniry 3-5, 3B, 2RBI
• Guzman 2-4, R, 2B
• Page 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Auburn nearly won it in regulation, but coughed up the game-tying HR with two out in the 9th to force extras. In the 10th, the Doubledays scored four times with two outs, “aided” by two errors and a wild pitch to take this one, 9-5. Cole Plouck got the dreaded blown-save-win while starter Jefry Rodriguez was SSDL with four runs allowed on six hits and two walks over five tumultuous innings. Conor Keniry led the ten-hit parade with a 3-for-5 night, followed by Matthew Page and Luis Guzman, who both went 2-for-5.
Roster move: RHP Joan Baez reassigned from Hagerstown.

DSL Update
The D-Nats won three and lost four in the third week of the DSL. As you might deduce from a team with a 7-12 record and young pitchers and even younger batters, the offense is below-average (4.46 R/G vs. 5.19) and the pitching is horrid (7.00 vs. 5.20). Omar Meregildo continues to dominate (.951 OPS) as does Pedro Avila, who struck out 16 in two starts this past week to run up his total to 31 K’s in 17⅓ IP.

Jun 202015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-6 vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (4-4, 3.58) vs.
Doubront (0-3, 2.65)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Altoona,
4:05 p.m.
Bacus (2-1, 4.34) and
Simmons (3-3, 3.42) vs.
Brault (AA Debut) and TBD
Potomac Won, 4-1 (6 inn.) vs. Carolina,
6:35 p.m.
Lopez (4-3, 4.85) vs.
Waszak (4-4, 3.29)
Hagerstown Won, 5-2 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.50) vs.
Long (2-1, 2.65)
Auburn Won, 10-0 @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1st SS-A start of ’15) vs.
White (1-1, 2.61 @ GCL in ’14)


Buffalo 8 Syracuse 6
• Cole (L, 0-4) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR(GS)
• Grace 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Burriss 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Mastroianni 2-5, R, HR, RBI

A.J. Cole’s inability to keep the ball in the yard continues to dog him as a third-inning grand slam proved too much for the Chiefs to overcome in an 8-6 loss to Buffalo. It was the 12th HR he’s given up in 59 innings this season between AAA, MLB, and Spring Training. Cole was charged with five runs total on eight hits and a walk as he lost for the fourth time. Emmanuel Burriss and Kevin Keyes both went 3-for-5 with a double to lead Syracuse’s 15-hit attack.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill recalled to Washington.

Altoona 4 Harrisburg 3 (10 inn.)
• Bleier 7&8531; IP, 11H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR; 1-3
• Solis (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, 2HBP
• Turner 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2SB
• Pleffner 2-5, RBI
• Skole 1-3, 2BB

The thrill of a possible victory came in the top of the 10th when Shawn Pleffner’s RBI single plated Trea Turner for a 3-2 lead. The agony of yet another walkoff loss came in the bottom of the 10th when a double, a single, and an unintentional walk loaded the bases. A hit by pitch tied the game, another hit by pitch gave Altoona the win, Sammy Solis the loss, and Adam Frazier the Homer Simpson RBI. Starter Richard Bleier scattered 11 hits over seven innings of two-run ball for his eighth quality start. Trea Turner ran wild with two doubles, two steals, and two runs scored in a 3-for-5 game.

Potomac 4 Carolina 1 (6 inn.)
• Valdez 5⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Miller 1-1, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Martinez 1-2, R, 3B, RBI

It was rain-shortened win Last Night In Woodbridge.

Roster moves: RHP Jake Johansen placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Justin Amlung reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 2
• Van Orden (W, 4-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Napoli (SV, 3) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Keller 2-3, 2R, BB, CS
• Abreu 2-2, 2R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 3RBI, SB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B

A three-run 1st put Hagerstown in the driver’s seat early as they cruised to a 5-2 win over Delmarva. For the second time this month, Drew Van Orden turned in a quality start two days after a relief appearance, giving up both Shorebird runs on four hits and a walk for his fourth win. David Napoli closed it out with three scoreless innings for his third save. Osvaldo Abreu paced the Suns offense as he reached base four times with two walks, a double, and a home run and drove in three.
Roster move: RHP Kevin Perez reassigned from Auburn.

Auburn 10 Batavia 0
• Dickey 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Torres (W, 1-0) 5IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mejia 3-5, 2-2B, 3RBI, 2E
• Lora 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Reetz 1-2, 3R, 2BB

The Doubledays scored in four of the first five innings as they neut, er shut out the MuckDogs, 10-0. Robbie Dickey got the start and turned in three scoreless innings, though he put on four baserunners with two hits and two walks. Luis Torres got the win with five no-hit innings of relief. Second baseman Bryan Mejia made two errors but also doubled twice and went 3-for-5 with three RBI while his double play partner Edwin Lora doubled and tripled while going 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead Auburn’s 13-hit parade.

Jun 192015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-3, 4.76) vs.
Boyd (0-1, 1.29)
Harrisburg Won, 7-6 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Bleier (4-2, 3.46) vs.
Benedict (2-2, 5.46)
Potomac Lost, 5-3 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (0-2, 7.94) vs.
Gil (1-8, 6.47)
Hagerstown Lost, 13-5 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Means (5-3, 3.73) vs.
Van Orden (3-1, 1.60)
Auburn N/A @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD


Syracuse — OFF DAY
After their first scheduled day off in June, the Chiefs resume their 10-game homestand with a three-game set against Buffalo, followed by four against Charlotte.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 7 Richmond 6
• Spann 3IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Harper (W, 1-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Difo 2-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Bostick 1-4, 2B, RBI

Harrisburg’s six-run 5th turned a 4-1 deficit into a 7-4 lead, which the bullpen (*not a spoiler alert*) nearly blew for a 7-6 win to prevent a three-game sweep by Richmond. Matt Spann needed 76 pitches to get through three innings, in which he gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Bryan Harper got the win for two scoreless innings, with one hit and one strikeout. Wilmer Difo led off and went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored to lead the Senator offense.

Carolina 5 Potomac 3
• Simms 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K, WP
• Self (L, 2-1) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Manuel 2-4, RBI, PO at 1B
• Miller 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI, OF assist at 2B

The Mudcats rallied for two in the 8th to snap a 3-3 tie and held on to hand the P-Nats a 5-3 loss. John Simms started and let up three over six innings on six hits and three walks while fanning four. The loss went to Derek Self, his first for Potomac in 2015, as he was charged with two runs, four hits, two walks, and no K’s over two innings. Potomac racked up 10 hits and drew two walks but left on just six as they hit into two double plays and ran into an out at second. Craig Manuel and John Wooten both went 2-for-4 while Brandon Miller homered.

Kannapolis 13 Hagerstown 5
• Baez (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 5H, 8R, 8ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Bach 4IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K, 1-1 IR-S
• Reistetter 2-3, 2RBI
• Abreu 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, BB, RBI, E(19)
• Dent 2-4, R, RBI

Kannapolis struck for eight runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 13-5 win over Hagerstown to salvage the three-game series. Starter and loser Joan Baez retired just three of 12 batters faced in one-plus innings, burned for eight runs on five hits and three walks without a strikeout or a home run. Osvaldo Abreu tripled, homered, and walked while committing his 19th error to the lead the Suns nine-hit, four-walk attack.

Auburn — Opening Day
The Doubledays open the 2015 season on the road with three against the Muckdogs and three against Crosscutters. As some have noted in the comments, the roster does not appear to be set yet (just nine pitchers and nine position players as of this writing at ~7 a.m. EDT) nor has the team issued a press release regarding the Opening Day roster.

Jun 182015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 13-5 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Spann (1-0, 0.92) vs.
Beede (1-0, 1.38)
Potomac Lost, 2-1 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (3-5, 3.70) vs.
Walters (2-2, 2.89)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 (11 inn.) @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-0, 4.82 ERA) vs.
Lowry (7-2, 3.66 ERA)


Syracuse 13 Toledo 5
• Walters (W, 2-1) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K
• Meek 1⅓ IP, 0H, R, ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 4-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Burriss 3-5, 3R, HR, 4RBI
• Mastroianni 3-5, 3R, HR, 2RBI, SB

The Chiefs plucked the Mud Hens for six runs early, then answered a four-run rally in the top of the 6th with one of their own in the bottom of the 6th en route to a 13-5 victory. Josh Johnson was the beer man, as he was the sole starter not to march in Syracuse’s 19-hit parade, which was led by Caleb Ramsey’s 4-for-5 afternoon. Darin Mastroianni, Emmanuel Burris, and Jason Martinson each had three hits with Mastroianni and Burris both homering. P.J. Walters won for the second time in three starts, but was charged for four runs on five hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings while striking out three.
Roster move: RHP Mitch Lively released (signed with Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters).

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Strasburg (L, 0-1) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K
• Solis 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Turner 3-5, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Dykstra 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Richmond scored single runs in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th innings and held off a late charge to hand Harrisburg a 4-3 loss. Trea Turner drove in two with a two-out single in the 7th and put himself into scoring position with a steal but was stranded. In the 9th, he doubled with two outs and made it to third before watching the final out. He finished the matinee at 3-for-5 to lead the Sens’ 10-hit attack. Some guy named Stephen Strasburg took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out six.
Roster move: RHP Stephen Strasburg assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Lynchburg 2 Potomac 1
• Giolito 4IP, 5H, 0R, 4BB, 6K
• Thomas (BS, 2; L, 0-4) 2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Kieboom 1-4, R, 2B
• Ward 1-4, 2B, RBI

The P-Nats pitchers high-wired through six innings, trying to make a 1-0 lead stand up despite putting multiple baserunners on, until the Hillcats finally broke through for two in the 7th for the eventual 2-1 score. Lucas Giolito labored through four innings, lifted after 86 pitches as he let up five hits, walked four, and struck out six. The loss went to Justin Thomas, who gave up the tying and winning runs and five hits total over two innings. Combined, the three P-Nats pitchers walked nine and gave up 10 hits. Offensively, Potomac was held to four hits with the lone run coming on back-to-back doubles in the 2nd by Spencer Kieboom and Drew Ward.

Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1 (11 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Orlan (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Walsh (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gardner 2-5, 2B, RBI, CS
• Masters 1-3, 2BB

Hagerstown broke out for three in the 11th to take this one, 4-1. A single, sacrifice, and another single plated the go-ahead run while back-to-back doubles put the game away. The win went to R.C. Orlan, who struck out five of the six batters he faced in two perfect innings of relief. Jake Walsh set the side down in order in the 11th for his second save. Austen Williams started and gave up an unearned run over six innings on four hits while walking none and fanning three. Jeff Gardner went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI to lead the Suns offense.

Jun 172015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 (10 inn.) vs. Toledo,
1:05 p.m.
Walters (1-1, 6.00) vs.
Farmer (6-1, 2.98)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0 vs. Richmond,
12:00 p.m.
Strasburg (MLB Rehab) vs.
Mejia (0-0, 2.70)
Potomac Won, 4-3 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Giolito (2-4, 4.08) vs.
Peoples (4-3, 6.27)
Hagerstown Won, 8-4 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (6-1, 1.96) vs.
Martinez (2-6, 7.52)


Syracuse 3 Toledo 2 (10 inn.)
• Espino 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K
• Martin (W, 3-3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Burriss 1-3, BB

The Chiefs rallied for two in the bottom of the 9th and one in the 10th to win their third straight, 4-3 over the Mud Hens. Paolo Espino started but got the no-decision with seven innings of two-run ball, giving up five hits and a walk and striking out five. The win went to Rafael Martin with two perfect innings in the 9th and 10th. Ricky Hague went 2-for-4, including the game-tying RBI double in the 9th, to lead the Syracuse offense, followed by Emmanuel Burris who was 1-for-3 with a walk.

Richmond 1 Harrisburg 0
• Voth 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Demny (L, 2-3) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• D. Robinson 1-4, SB
• Severino 1-3

The Flying Squirrels broke up the Star Trek convention on the Metro Bank Park scoreboard with the one and only run in the 9th for a 1-0 win that stopped the Senators five-game win streak. Starter Austin Voth threw seven scoreless innings with just three hits and no walks allowed. He struck out three. The loss went to Paul Demny on an unearned run that scored when Harrisburg failed to turn a double play. Derrick Robinson and Pedro Severino account for the two (2) Sens hits on the night.
Roster move: SS Trea Turner assigned from Washington.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3
• Pivetta (W, 6-4) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 7K,
• Self (H, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perez 2-4, 3RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI

Nick Pivetta tossed seven strong innings while Adrian Sanchez made a game-saving play in the 9th as the P-Nats downed the Hillcats, 4-3. Pivetta let in two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk and struck out seven while earning his sixth win. Derek Self pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold, his fourth, while Nick Lee stumbled through the 9th (a run, two walks, and a hit) to get credit for his seventh save. Stephen Perez went 2-for-4 and drove in three, including two in the 7th on a two-ouy single that broke a 2-2 tie, to lead the Potomac hit column.

Hagerstown 8 Kannapolis 4
• Reyes (W, 3-4) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, WP, BK
• Van Orden 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Gardner 2-4, R, 2B, BB

The Suns lapped the Intimidators five times in the first two innings en route to an 8-4 checkered flag in Game One of their three-game series. Luis Reyes gave up a solo HR in the 4th and six hits total over his six innings of work to get the win, his third. He walked three and struck out one. Raudy Read reached base four times with a single, double, and two walks and was one of five Suns to notch multiple hits, as Hagerstown collected 13 total and walked eight times.
Roster moves: IF Carlos Lopez placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Sam Johns reassigned from Auburn.

Jun 162015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-3 vs. Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (1-0, 1.63) vs.
Greene (1st AAA start of ’15)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (3-4, 3.56) vs.
Biagini (5-3, 1.76)
Potomac Won, 6-4 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Pivetta (5-4, 2.58) vs.
Kime (2-2, 4.55)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1;
Won, 4-3
@ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-4, 5.27) vs.
Peralta (2-5, 6.47)


Syracuse 8 Toledo 3
• Jordan (W, 2-3) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Meek 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-3, R, 3RBI
• Hague 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI
• Keyes 2-4, 2-2B, RBI

Ricky Hague smacked a three-run HR to highlight a five-run 1st as the Chiefs won, 8-3 and secured back-to-back victories for the first since May 14-15. Taylor Jordan recovered from the astonishment of having a five-run lead to work with and went seven strong innings, with just an unearned run allowed on five hits, no walks, and five K’s. Hague and Kevin Keyes, both making their AAA debut, both went 2-for-4 as the Chiefs pounded out 10 hits total.
Roster moves: UT Ricky Hague, 1B-OF Kevin Keyes reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
While Trea Turner hasn’t been officially added to the Harrisburg roster yet, he’s in town and expected to debut tonight.
Roster moves: IF Cutter Dykstra, UT Jose Lozada reassigned from Syracuse; 2B Christopher Bostick promoted from Potomac.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 4
• Lopez (W, 4-3) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K, HR
• M. Rodriguez (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Martinez 2-4, R
• Mesa 2-4
• S. Perez 2-5, R, RBI, SB, CS

Potomac stopped a two-game slide with a 6-4 win over Lynchburg. Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the 6th while winning his fourth game, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out a season-high of eight. Manny Rodriguez allowed one of three inherited runners to score in the 8th but pitched a scoreless 9th to earn his second save. Estarlin Martinez, Narciso Mesa, and Stephen Perez each singled twice while Brandon Miller homered to pace the P-Nats offense.
Roster move: IF Adrian Sanchez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Lakewood 5 vs. Hagerstown — GAME ONE
• Purke 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Napoli (L, 2-3) 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Keller 2-3, RBI
• DeBruin 2-3

Lakewood put up crooked numbers in both the 6th and 7th innings to turn a 1-1 tie into a 5-1 win in the opener. Matt Purke started and went five innings, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk while striking out three. David Napoli took the loss and the brunt of the Blue Claws offense, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over two innings. Alec Keller and Grant DeBruin both went 2-for-3 to account for four of the eight Suns hits.

Lakewood vs. Hagerstown — GAME TWO
• M. Sanchez (W, 3-2) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Amlung (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• DeBruin 2-3, R, RBI
• Dent 1-3, 2RBI

There was another 1-1 tie in Game Two, but the Suns got the better of the Blue Claws with a two in the 4th and one in the 5th, then held on for 4-3 win to split the doubleheader. Mario Sanchez got the win in a five-inning spot start, allowing both Lakewood runs on five hits, no walks, and three strikeouts. Grant DeBruin once again went 2-for-3 while Cody Dent delivered the two-run single that put Hagerstown up for good upon his rental return from Harrisburg.
Roster moves: RHPs Jefry Rodriguez, Robbie Dickey transferred to Auburn; RHPs Luis Reyes reassigned from Auburn; 3B Cody Dent reassigned from Harrisburg; LHP Jake Walsh activated from the 7-Day DL.