Jul 102012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac Won, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
McKenzie (2-2, 8.19) vs.
Lyman (1-2, 8.53)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Lost, 1-0 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Mieses (0-2, 6.32) vs.
TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 12-2 vs. DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-1, 3.34) vs.
Mella (1-1, 2.37)

SYRACUSE — ALL STAR BREAK
IF Jim Negrych has been added to the International League All-Star roster, joining fellow Chiefs Corey Brown, Zach Duke and Carlos Rivero. Roster move: As predicted, RHP Neil Holland was returned to the Potomac Nationals yesterday.

Erie 4 Harrisburg 1
• Rosenbaum (L, 7-6) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• McCoy 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Walters 2-4, 2B
• Van Ostrand 1-2, R, BB, RBI

A four-run 4th put the brakes on an eight-game winning streak as Erie dropped Harrisburg, 4-1. Danny Rosenbaum took the loss, giving up all four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings. The Sens bats were held to just five hits, with Zach Walters the only multihit Senator (2-for-4) and Jimmy Van Ostrand (1-for-2) registering the sole RBI. Roster move: RHP Rafael Martin assigned to GCL Nationals.

Potomac 2 Carolina 1
• Karns (W, 4-2) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Storen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Holland (SV, 3) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Ramirez 2-3, R, SB, OF assist at HP
• Soriano 1-3, R, 3B

A wild finish Last Night In Woodbridge.

HAGERSTOWN — OFF DAY
After a five-game homestand that saw the Suns sweep the Legends, it’s an eight-game trek to Greensboro for four and a rematch against Lexington from Saturday to Tuesday before returning to the Muni next Thursday.

Hudson Valley 4 Auburn 1
• Monar (L, 1-2) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Self 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K, PO at 1B
• Manuel 2-4, R
• Kieboom 1-3, RBI

The Auburn Doubledays lost back-to-back games at home for the first time this season, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Hudson Valley Renegades. Blake Monar took the loss, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks over five and a 1/3rd innings while setting down five on strikes. The Doubledays were held to just five hits, however, with Craig Manuel going 2-for-4 and Spencer Kieboom driving in the sole Auburn run. Today is the first of just three scheduled off days (the other two coming next month with the NYPL All-Star Game) as the Doubledays make the first of two road trips outside of Western NY/PA Pennsylvania with a pair of three-game series against the Ironbirds (MD) and the Tigers (CT) starting on Wednesday.

GCL Cardinals 1 GCL Nationals 0
• Vasquez (L, 0-4) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 2K
• R. Martin 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Hollins 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• McQuillan 2-4
• Brooks 2-4

For the second straight game, the scoree was 1-0, but this time the G-Nats were on the losing end, falling to the first-place G-Cards. Daury Vasquez gave up the sole run on three hits and three walks while striking out two. Rafael Martin made his first appearance since being placed on the restricted list for Harrisburg in early June, tossing a scoreless inning. The G-Nats mustered just six hits (all singles), with Mike McQuillan and James Brooks hitting safely twice and Wilmer Difo and Narciso Mesa both singling once.

DSL Yankees1 12 DSL Nationals 2
• Suero (L, 4-2) 3⅓ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, HR
• A. Martinez 2-4
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-4, R, HR, RBI

A trio of trespassers crossed home plate in three straight innings as the DSL Nationals were pounded, 12-2 by the DSL Yankees1. Wander Suero was the first of four D-Nats pitchers to get [w]itch-slapped, charged with the loss on three runs allowed over three and a 1/3rd innings on two hits and three walks, though he did fan five. Andres Martinez led the the hit column with a 2-for-4 game, while “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz connected for a solo HR.

Jul 092012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-5, 3.41) vs.
Carrillo (0-1, 9.45)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (3-2, 2.67) vs.
Roberts (3-5, 6.30)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 7-2 vs. Hudson Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Monar (1-1, 3.65) vs.
Ames (1-0, 0.95)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Vasquez (0-3, 3.46) vs.
De Los Santos (1-1, 3.68)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY vs. DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Suero (4-1, 3.09) vs.
Canela (2-1, 1.55)

Pawtucket 4 Syracuse 1
• Maya 7IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Bibens-Dirkx 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Hoffpauir 2-4, RBI
• Teahen 2-4
• Bynum 2-4, R,

Yunesky Maya went seven innings but also gave up a HR in his fifth straight game, as Pawtucket beat Syracuse, 4-1. Maya gave up all four runs on nine hits as the 30-year-old Cuban neither walked not struck out a batter. Jarrett Hoffpauir, Mark Teahen, and Seth Bynum each went 2-for-4 but the Chiefs managed just seven hits total. It’s the AAA all-star break for the next three days with the Chiefs resuming with a five-game sequence against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, including a suspended-game doubleheader on Thursday.

Harrisburg 3 Erie 1
• Perry (W, 1-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• VanAllen (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lozada 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Bloxom 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Senators haven’t lost since last month, taking a 3-1 decision for their 8th straight win. All three runs came via the longball, with Jose Lozada connecting on a two-run shot in the 5th and Justin Bloxom going deep again in the 9th. Ryan Perry got his first professional win as a starter with five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three. Corey VanAllen and Erik Davis both got holds while Zech Zinicola gave up a solo shot in the 9th but was credited with the save (#2).

Carolina 3 Potomac 2
• Grace (L, 4-8) 5+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Swynenberg 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, 1-0 IR-S
• Kelso 1-3, SB(22)
• Sanchez 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

After flirting with a no-hitter for five innings, Matt Grace hit the wall in the sixth with a single and back-to-back doubles. The Mudcats would score twice in the 6th and once in the 7th on a HR. That last run would prove to be the difference as the P-Nats rallied for two on a two-run double by Adrian Sanchez in the 9th, but fell short 3-2. Grace would suffer the loss, his 8th, giving up two runs on three hits over five-plus innings. Matt Swynenberg stranded a runner in the 6th and allow one run (a home run in the 7th) on two hits while walking two and striking out four over the last four frames.

Hagerstown 6 Lexington 3
• Hansen 4⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 6BB, 2K
• Mirowski (W, 2-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Holt (SV, 2) 2⅔ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K, HR, 3-0 IR-S
• Ramsey 3-4, RBI
• Palace 2-4, R

With a pair of three-run rallies and four and 2/3rds scoreless innings of relief, the Suns completed the five-game sweep of the Legends, 6-3. Matt Skole, Steve Souza, and Justin Miller each homered to highlight the offense. Bobby Hansen Jr. couldn’t go the requisite five, falling two outs short as the 22-y.o. southpaw issued six walks over four and a 1/3rd innings, but kept Lexington off the board after a three-run first. Richie Mirowski stranded two runners and went two innings to earn the win while Greg Holt escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 7th with a double play and finished the game for his second save. If you blinked, or had the sound off to not have to listen to Rick Sutcliffe and Aaron Boone prattle on about players they clearly never saw before, you might have missed Alex Meyer’s six-pitch outing in last night’s Future’s Game.

Hudson Valley 7 Auburn 2
• Jordan (L, 0-1) 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Rauh 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Alvarez 3-4, R, 2B
• Poole 1-2, RBI

Hudson Valley put up a crooked number in the first and last innings in a 7-2 win over Auburn. Starter Taylor Jordan suffered the loss, giving up three first-inning runs on five hits while pitching three innings total, walking none, and striking out four. The New York-Penn League’s oldest and most expensive organizational guy (OG) led the hit column, going 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, The Doubledays offense was otherwise abysmal: just five other hits from guys not born during the Reagan administration, eight runners left on base, and a 1-for-12 mark with RISP.

GCL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
After a 4-2 span in their first week, it’s been 2-10 in the last two weeks for the GCL Nationals as they’ll face the Cardinals, Marlins, and Astros with home games on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

DSL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
Six straight losses have dropped the D-Nats under .500 (15-16) as they look to get their first win in July this week with a five-game week that features a rematch against the DSL Yankees1 and a pair of games against the DSL Giants and the DSL Arizona/Cincinnati co-op.

Jul 082012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Maya (6-6, 3.58) vs.
Duckworth (7-2, 3.53)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3
(10 inn.)
@ Erie,
1:35 p.m.
Perry (0-1, 2.31) vs.
Cooper (2-1, 5.06)
Potomac Won, 4-3 vs. Carolina,
1:05 p.m.
Grace (4-7, 6.28) vs.
Rayl (4-7, 4.45)
Hagerstown Won, 9-6 vs. Lexington,
1:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-0, 3.75) vs.
Dufek (5-1, 5.26)
Auburn Won, 8-7
(10 inn.)
vs. Hudson Valley,
6:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 2.84) vs.
Guerrieri (0-1, 0.90)
GCL Nationals Lost, 1-0
(12 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-0 OFF DAY N/A


Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 2

• Roark (L, 4-11) 6+IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Holland 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rivero 2-4, R, 2B
• Negrych 0-2, 2BB, RBI

One bad inning was enough to decide this one as the Chiefs were edged by the PawSox, 3-2. Tanner Roark took the loss when he failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in the 7th, leaving with the bases loaded and a 2-2 tie. Hassan Pena got a rehabbing Jacoby Ellsbury to pop up but couldn’t get Jose “No, my Dad is not Julio” Iglesias out, sending in what proved to be the gamewinner with a single to center. Syracuse actually outhit Pawtucket 8-5, with Carlos Rivero leading the hit column with a 2-for-4 night, though he committed an error in the PawSox’s three-run 7th. RHP Neil Holland was assigned to Syracuse from Potomac. Like most A+ to AAA moves, as well as the All-Star break starting tomorrow, this is likely to be an up-and-back maneuver.

Harrisburg 5 Erie 3 (10 inn.)
• Demny 8IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Gilliam (W, 3-7) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Nelo (SV, 12) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Leon 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Rahl 2-4, R, 2B, SAC
• Bloxom 1-4, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

Make it seven straight for the Senators, as they rallied to tie in the 9th and win in the 10th, 5-3 over the Seawolves. Justin Bloxom’s one-out solo shot in the 9th took starter Paul Demny off the hook, tying the game at 3-3. Demny was knocked to the mat with a three-run third, but got up and held Erie scoreless for the next five innings, allowing seven hits and two walks total while striking out five. Sean Nicol and Destin Hood led off the 10th with back-to-back singles, but after a Chris Rahl sacrifice and Nicol getting erased at the plate, the Seawolves hit Jeff Kobernus to load the bases, then issued RBI walks to Sandy Leon and Bloxom. Hector Nelo pitched around a hit and a walk in the last of the 10th to nail it down and earn his 12th save.

Potomac 4 Carolina 3
• Holder 7IP, 6H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K
• Storen (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 0K
• Barthmaier (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Keyes 1-2, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Hague 2-4, R, 2B
• Martinson 1-3, R, HR, SF, 2RBI, 3E

For the second straight night, the kid that came off the bench to replace the rehabbing major-leaguer won the game, as Kevin Keyes smashed a towering opposite-field homer in the last of the 8th for a 4-3 Potomac win over Carolina. Drew Storen got the blown-save win, letting in two runs (one earned) in the top of the 8th, the tying run coming in on the third of Jason Martinson’s three errors. The 23-y.o. Texan did drive in two for the game, homering in the 5th and getting a sac fly in the 6th. The late-inning heroics were made possible by Trevor Holder, who rebounded from his previous, career-worst outing, to throw seven innings of one-run ball with a season-high eight K’s.

Hagerstown 9 Lexington 6
• Hill (W, 9-4) 5IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 5K
• Hawkins (H, 2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Barrett (SV, 14) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Newsome 4-5, 3R, 3-2B, HR, 2RBI
• Souza 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 4RBI, CS
• Mayo 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI

The Legends must hate going to Hagerstown. For the sixth time in seven games (the last four straight), Hagerstown beat Lexington, 9-6. Taylor Hill got the win despite giving up five runs on eight hits over five innings, though he walked none and struck out five. Brett Newsome would not settle for a single, doubling three times and homering for the third consecutive contest. Steve Souza also went deep and doubled, driving in four. Ben Hawkins got the hold with a run on three hits over three innings while Aaron Barrett pitched a scoreless 9th to tie for the Sally League lead in saves with 14.

Auburn 8 Hudson Valley 7 (10 inn.)
• Mooneyham 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Benincasa (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, 3-2 IR-S
• Henke (W, 3-0) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Montilla 3-4, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Pleffner 2-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Ramos 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI

Call them the Incredibles, the Cardiac Collegiates, or the Auburn H-Rods, the Doubledays continue to rally late, walking off for the second straight night and fifth time this season with an 8-7 win over the Hudson Valley Renegades. Third-round pick Brett Mooneyham got the start and allowed a hit over one and 2/3rds inningw while walking two and striking out two. Seventh-rounder Robert Benincasa wasn’t as fortunate, letting two of three inherited runners over an inning and a 1/3rd for the blown save. Travis Henke got the win with one hit and three walks given up over the final two and 1/3rd innings. Angel Montilla led the offense with a 3-for-4 night, extending his hit streak to eight games and his on-base streak to 17 contests.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Astros 0 (12 inn.)
• Pineyro 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Heredia (W, 1-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• McQuillan 3-6, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-5, R, BB

It was a Star Trek convention on the scoreboard (that’s a whole lot of zeros, folks) until the G-Nats broke through with Wilmer Difo single followed by an RBI double by Mike McQuillan for a 1-0 win over the G-Astros in 12 innings. Four pitchers combined on the shutout, with Ivan Pineyro getting the start and going five innings with one hit and two walks allowed and Inocencio Heredia getting the win with one hit over the three extra frames. Casey Selsor and Kevin DiCharry both tossed two scoreless in between. McQuillan (3-for-6) and Difo (2-for-5) accounted for five of the nine G-Nats hits.

DSL Yankees1 6 DSL Nationals 0
• Silvestre (L, 2-2) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Chavez 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• A. Martinez 1-2, BB, 2CS
• Tillero 1-2, BB

With a 6-0 loss to the DSL Yankees1, it’s 0-for-July for the DSL Nationals. Hector Silvestre turned in a quality start, with three runs allowed on six hits and two walks while striking out four. However, the offense was nearly nil: just three hits and three walks and an 0-for-5 mark with RISP. Andres Martinez and Jorge Tillero both went 1-for-2 with a walk.

Jul 072012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-1 @ Pawtucket,
6:05 p.m.
Roark (4-10, 5.27) vs.
Stewart (1-0, 1.54)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (6-4, 5.40) vs.
De La Cruz (5-7, 4.38)
Potomac Won, 6-5 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Holder (5-3, 4.28) vs.
Salazar (0-2, 2.65)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (8-4, 4.46) vs.
Ordosgoitti (2-3, 5.01)
Auburn Won, 7-6 vs. Hudson Valley,
7:00 p.m.
Mooneyham (pro debut) vs.
Bierman (0-1, 5.63)
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-2 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 12-3 @ DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (2-1, 5.06) vs.
De Paula (3-1, 2.10)


Buffalo 5 Syracuse 1

• Lannan (L, 6-8) 6IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 6K, HR
• Severino 2IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Hoffpauir 2-3, BB
• Marrero 1-4, R, 2B

John Lannan coughed up his 13th HR last night, a three-run shot in the 3rd as the Bison stampeded the Chiefs, 5-1. The former Opening Day starter gave up all five runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six. Syracuse mustered just five hits in the loss, with Jarrett Hoffpauir the sole batter to reach base multiple times and Chris Marrero collecting the one extra-base hit, a double in the 7th. After dropping the series to Buffalo, it’s a two-game set in Pawtucket to finish up before the All-Star break.

Harrisburg 3 Bowie 2
• Tatusko (W, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Nelo (SV, 11) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Walters 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Perez 3-5

With a three-run home run, strong pitching, and a little luck, Harrisburg completed its sweep of Bowie with a 3-2 win, its sixth straight triumph. Zach Walters only went 1-for-4, but the “1” cleared the batter’s eye in dead CF with two aboard in the 4th inning. Spot starter Ryan Tatusko turned in five innings, allowing just a run on six hits and two walks while striking out five to earn his second win. A quartet of relievers followed, combining for four scoreless innings despite issuing four walks. Bowie had baserunners in every inning but the 9th, in which Hector Nelo set ‘em down in order for his 11th save.
The Senators head back to PA, but it’s to Erie for a three-game set before the two-day All-Star Break. Roster move: LHP Cory VanAllen was activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 6 Frederick 5
• Ray 6IP, 9H, 3R, 1ER, 3BB, 1K
• Wort (BS, 5; W, 2-4) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• King 3-3, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Ramirez 1-2, BB, RBI
• Keyes 1-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI

The first of three walkoff wins last night happened in spite of some rather questionable managing in the 9th. After Stephen King led off the 9th with a double, Kevin Keyes, with one (1) career sacrifice, was asked to lay one down and predictably bunted into an easy 1-5 putout to erase King. Mysteriously, Randolph Oduber, the team leader in sacrifice hits was called upon to pinch-hit one batter too late and popped up. A hit batsmen push Keyes to second for pinch-hitter Adrian Sanchez, subbing for an 0-for-4 Chad Tracy. Sanchez delivered the game-winning RBI single with a little help from a throw that was too far up the first base line. Rob Wort got the win despite blowing his five save for the season, third in his last four appearances. Roster move: Mascot Uncle Slam was placed on the 60-Day DL.

Hagerstown 5 Lexington 4
• Turnbull 6IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Bates (W, 3-2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Burns 3-5, R, SB
• Jimenez 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Newsome 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

The second walkoff for the farm also had a WTF moment of doubt when Brian Goodwin singled to lead off the 9th, took second on a Billy Burns single… and got picked off after a Matt Skole strikeout. Steve Souza saved the day with an RBI double that Burns motored in from first with the decisive run. Burns and Souza also contributed on defense with outfield assists on plays at the plate. The win went to Colin Bates, who pitched three scoreless innings and worked around two hits and three walks. Starter Kylin Turnbull threw the first six, allowing all four Lexington runs 10 hits and two walks.

Auburn 7 Lowell 6
• Lee (ND) 5⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Waterman 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Pleffner 3-5, R, 2-2B
• Martinez 2-5, 2B, 3RBI

The third walkoff of the night was the most improbable, with three runs, three hits and and two errors in the final frame to turn a 6-4 deficit into a 7-6 win. It was the fourth walkoff win for the Doubledays in 11 home games, and the seventh come-from-behind win in 18 games total. The rally made a winner out of Elliott Waterman, who threw the final one and 2/3rds innings with just a walk allowed. Shawn Pleffner led the offense with a 3-for-5 night, including a leadoff double to start the 9th, while Estarlin Martinez was close behind with a single, double, and three RBI.

GCL Astros 6 GCL Nationals 1
• Hudgins (L, 0-2) 2⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K
• Hollins 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Difo 2-3, 2B, BB
• J.C. Valdez 1-3, 2B

Three straight two-run innings put this one away as the GCL Astros handed the GCL Nationals their 11th loss in the last 12 games, 6-2. Will Hudgins took the loss with four runs allowed on six hits over two and 2/3rds. He struck out three. Wilmer Difo, Mike McQuillan, and Jean-Carlos Valdez accounted for all four G-Nats hits, with Difo and Valdez collecting doubles.

DSL Mets1 12 DSL Nationals 3
• E. Gomez (L, 3-2) 6IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• P. Valdez 2IP, 7H, 8R, 7ER, 2BB, 0K, 0HR
• Abreu 1-3, R, BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-4, R, RBI
• Cerda 1-4, R, 2B, RBI

The DSL Mets1 scored 12 unanswered runs, swatting aside a three-run top of the first to win handily, 12-3. The bulk of the damage was done in the final two stanzas, with three runs in the 7th and five in the 8th off beleaguered Philips Valdez (10.80 ERA, 2.13 WHIP). Despite six D-Nats errors, nine of the 12 runs were earned. Osvaldo Abreu, “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz, and Kevin Cerda accounted for all three D-Nats hits and runs.

Jul 062012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-8
(14 inn.)
vs. Buffalo,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (6-7, 4.42) vs.
Familia (5-5, 5.28)
Harrisburg Won, 8-6 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Tatusko (1-2, 4.76) vs.
Zagone (1-1, 4.85)
Potomac Won, 14-3 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Ray (3-5, 5.22) vs.
Copeland (3-7, 5.99)
Hagerstown Won, 10-8 vs. Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-4, 4.88) vs.
Cruz (5-5, 3.71)
Auburn Won, 9-1 vs. Lowell,
7:00 p.m.
Lee (0-0, 2.70) vs.
Velette (1-1, 4.11)
GCL Nationals Lost, 6-2 @ GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 12-1 @ DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
Gomez (3-1, 3.55) vs.
Reyes (1-1, 2.29)

Buffalo 9 Syracuse 8 (14 inn.)
• Atkins 3IP, 7H, 7R, 6ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Arnesen 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Mandel (L, 0-2) 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Maldonado 2-2, 3R, 3BB, HR, RBI
• Rivero 2-7, R
• Valdez 1-4, 2R, HR, 2BB, 4RBI

The Chiefs dug themselves out of a 7-0 hole, but ultimately fell, 9-8 in 14 innings. Starter Mitch Atkins gave up seven runs on seven hits, including a three-run HR in the six-run 2nd. Jeff Mandel, the sixth Syracuse pitcher of the night, suffered the loss with a run given up in his fourth inning of work. Jesus Valdez smacked a grand slam to highlight the offense, which rapped out 12 hits and emptied the bench, forcing manager Tony Beasley to play Tanner Roark in LF and Mark Teahen in CF when Corey Brown was ejected in the 13th.

Harrisburg 8 Bowie 6
• Pucetas 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K (left with a leg injury)
• Davis (W, 6-2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Leon 2-3, 2RBI
• Kobernus 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Perez 2-5, R, 2SB

With an 8-6 triumph over Bowie, it’s five in a row for the Harrisburg Senators. Jeff Kobernus led the 13-hit attack with a 3-for-4 night, followed closely by Sandy Leon’s 2-for-3, 2RBI effort and Eury Perez’s 2-for-5 with two steals (Nos. 25 and 26). Kevin Pucetas got the start and retired the first seven batters before leaving with “discomfort in his lower right leg,” according to the Patriot-News. Erik Davis got the win in relief with three scoreless innings while giving up just two hits and striking out two.

Potomac 14 Frederick 3
• Storen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Olbrychowski (W, 4-6) 5IP, H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Barthmaier 2IP, H, 0R, BB, K
• Freitas 2-4, 3R, 2HR, BB, 5RBI
• Soriano 3-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Hague 4-5, 3R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

The P-Nats scored 13 times in their last three turns at bat Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 10 Lexington 8
• McKenzie 2⅔ IP, 4H, 6R, 5ER, 6BB, 2K, HR
• Holt (W, 2-1) 3IP, H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Hawkins (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Newsome 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Dykstra 2-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Ramsey 2-5, 2R, RBI

With three in the 7th and two in the 8th, the Suns completed their comeback from a 6-0 deficit to win this one, 10-8. Starter Chris McKenzie was knocked out after two and 2/3rds with six runs on four hits and six walks. Greg Holt got the win in relief with an unearned run allowed on a hit and two walks over three innings while Ben Hawkins worked around three baserunners in the 9th for his first save. The trio of Brett Newsome, Cutter Dykstra and Caleb Ramsey each went 2-for-5, combining for five runs, three doubles, and six RBI. The Suns third baseman hit his 20th HR and notched his 71st RBI.

Auburn 10 Lowell 1
• Fischer 4IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Smith (W, 2-1) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Manuel 3-4, R, RBI
• S. Perez 2-3, 2R, BB, RBI
• Poole 2-4, R, RBI

A seven-run sixth put this one away for the Doubledays as they cruised to a 10-1 win over the Lowell Spinners. Starter David Fischer went four hitless and scoreless frames in his first start, giving up a walk while striking out two. Jason Peters got the win in relief, allowing a run on two hits over three innings. Craig Manuel led the 11-hit attack with three singles, followed closely by Stephen Perez and Jordan Poole, who both singled twice.

GCL Marlins 6 GCL Nationals 2
• Schwartz (L, 3IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• McGeary ⅔ IP, 0H, R, ER, 4BB, K, 2WP
• Mendez 4⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 3-0 IR-S
• McQuillan 1-3, BB
• Foat 1-3, BB

The Schwartz was not with Blake as the 17th-round pick fwas torched for four runs on eight hits in a 6-2 loss by the G-Nats to thr G-Marlins. Jack McGeary made his second appearance, but walked four of the six batters he faced and threw two wild pitches. The G-Nats were held to just four hits and six walks, with Mike McQuillan and Matt Foat both reaching base twice (single, walk).
Roster move: C Adrian Nieto assigned from Hagerstown.

DSL Mets1 12 DSL Nationals 1
• Valerio (L, 0-4) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Benitez 2⅓ IP, 8H, 8R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K
• Berrio 1⅔ IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K
• A. Martinez 1-3
• Tillero 1-3, RBI

Make that three straight losses for the D-Nats, as the D-Mets1 squad handed them a 12-1 beatdown for their third straight loss. The 16-y.o. Maximo Valerio took his fourth loss, giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks over five innings. The D-Nats were limited to just three hits, with Andres Martinez and Jorge Tillero both going 1-for-3.

Jul 052012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-0 vs. Buffalo,
7:00 p.m.
Atkins (6-6, 4.78) vs.
Cohoon (0-1, 14.63)
Harrisburg Won, 7-6 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Pucetas (6-3, 3.24) vs.
Pettit (6-1, 3.82)
Potomac Lost, 6-4 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (3-6, 5.43) vs.
Wilson (4-3, 3.80)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
McKenzie (2-2, 7.58) vs.
Foltynewicz (9-2, 2.51)
Auburn Won, 11-5 vs. Lowell,
7:00 p.m.
Fischer (0-1, 7.71) vs.
Dahlstrand (0-1, 4.80)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-3 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 7-5 vs. DSL Mets1,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (0-3, 5.95) vs.
Molina (1-1, 2.55)

Syracuse 5 Buffalo 0
• Duke (W, 10-3) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 5BB, 5K
• Garcia (SV, 3) 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Negrych 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Brown 2-4
• Carroll 1-3, R, 2B, RBI

Zach Duke became the farm’s first 10-game winner as the Chiefs shut out the Bison, 5-0. Duke gave up four hits and walked five but also struck out five over the first six frames. Pat Lehman and Christian Garcia locked it down with three scoreless innings combined to earn the hold (#5) and the save (#3) respectively. Brett Carroll’s two-run double highlighted a three-run 8th that turned the game from a nail-biter to a comfortable win, with Jim Negrych pacing the Syracuse offense with a single, walk, and a solo HR.

Harrisburg 7 Bowie 6
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 3K, HR, BK, HBP
• McCoy (W, 5-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Nicol 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Leon 2-4, 2R, RBI
• Rahl 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI

The Senators blew a 4-0 lead but rallied with two in the 9th and held on for a 7-6 win in Bowie. Danny Rosenbaum’s struggles continue as the 24-y.o. southpaw was touched for five runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. Pat McCoy got the win while striking out the side in the 8th and Hector Nelo got the save despite coughing up a run on two two-out hits in the 9th. Sean Nicol and Sandy Leon combined to go 4-for-8 with four RBI while Chris Rahl tied Tim Pahuta for the team lead in HRs with #10.

Frederick 6 Potomac 4
• Karns 5⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K
• Wort (BS, 4; L, 1-4) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Fernandez 3-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• King 3-4, R, 2B
• Sanchez 3-5, R, 3B, CS

Nathan Karns outdueled Dylan Bundy, but the P-Nats ‘pen blew a 4-0 lead Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 3 Lexington 2
• Meyer 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Meza 4IP, H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Skole 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Palace 2-4, RBI
• Ortega 2-4, RBI

Hagerstown rallied for two in the last of the 8th for a 3-2 win over Lexington. In a planned maneuver, Alex Meyer threw just two scoreless innings (presumably because he’ll be pitching in Sunday’s Futures Game) while Christian Meza went the next four, also scoreless. Matt Skole led off the 8th with his 19th HR to tie the game at 2-2 in the 8th while Sam Palace’s RBI groundout provided the margin of victory. Recently promoted Richie Mirowski got the win despite giving up both Legends runs while Aaron Barrett notched his 13th save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Auburn 11 Lowell 5
• Encarnacion (W, 2-0) 6IP, 2H, 5R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K, HR
• Harper (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Pleffner 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Ramos 2-4, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI

Pedro Encarnacion weathered an ugly first inning to get his second win as Auburn scored 11 unanswered runs for an 11-5 win vs. Lowell. A pair of errors and a pair of walks helped set up the big inning for the Spinners, with Seth Schwindenhammer’s grand slam capping off the rally, with all five runs being unearned. Auburn put up four big innings, taking advantage of six (6) Lowell errors to score 11 runs on 11 hits. Shawn Pleffner led the Doubledays with two singles and a double while driving in two.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 3
• Mieses 4IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Barrientos (W, 1-0) 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Dicharry (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Piwnica-Worms 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBI, 2BB
• Jennings 1-4, 3R, BB, 3K

With a “rally” on a pair of walks and wild pitches in the 7th, the G-Nats erased a 3-2 deficit to take a 4-3 lead en route to a 5-3 win, ending a nine-game losing streak. Adalberto Mieses got the start and went the first four innings, giving up all three G-Marlins runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out four. Joel Barrientos got the win in relief, allowing just a hit and two walks over three and 2/3rds with four strikeouts. Kevin DiCharry got the last four outs, working around a two-out single in the 9th to record the save. Will Piwnica-Worms led the G-Nats offense with a single, double, and two walks.

DSL Cubs2 7 DSL Nationals 5
• J. Rodriguez 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 5BB, 4K
• K. Rodriguez (BS, 1; L, 2-1) 1IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, K
• Read 2-4, SF, RBI
• De Los Santos 2-4, R, BB, RBI

A five-run 9th stole defeat from the jaws of victory as the DSL Nationals fell, 7-5. Reliever Kelvin Rodriguez took the loss, giving up all five runs on five hits. Starter Jefry Rodriguez went the first five, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits and five walks while striking out four. Raudy Read and Juan De Los Santos both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the D-Nats stranded 12 runners while going 4-for-16 with RISP.

Jul 042012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 vs. Buffalo,
6:30 p.m.
Duke (9-3, 3.91) vs.
Harvey (7-3, 3.41)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3
(12 inn.)
@ Bowie,
6:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-5, 3.17) vs.
Clark (7-4, 3.30)
Potomac Lost, 5-3 vs. Frederick,
6:35 p.m.
Karns (3-2, 2.57) vs.
D. Bundy (4-2, 3.14)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-3 vs. Lexington,
5:05 p.m.
Meyer (6-4, 3.40) vs.
Quevedo (4-3, 4.24)
Auburn Losing, 5-2
(susp. Top 3rd)
vs. Lowell,
7:00 p.m.
Lee (0-0, 2.70) vs.
Good (0-2, 1.69)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-1 @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 12-2 vs DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-1, 3.65) vs.
J. Diaz (0-1, 4.05)

Norfolk 4 Syracuse 3
• Maya (L, 6-6) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Mandel 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• Brown 2-3, 2R, SB(10)
• Negrych 2-4, 2RBI

Nate McLouth struck again, homering in his second straight game to complete the four-game sweep of Syracuse with a 4-3 win. The big fly was the fourth that starter Yunesky Maya has surrendered in as many starts, as the Cuban took the loss with three runs allowed on seven hits and two walks while striking out two. Corey Brown and Jim Negrych both singled twice, with Negrych driving in two of the Chiefs runs and Brown stealing his 10th base.

Harrisburg 4 Erie 3 (12 inn.)
• Perry (ND) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Zinicola 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Gilliam (W, 2-7) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Nicol 3-4, R, BB
• Walters 2-5, R, 2B, BB, RBI, E(6)
• Valdez 2-6, R, 2B

Zach Walters delivered the walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 12th to end a four-hour marathon and give Harrisburg a 4-3 win over Erie. Ryan Perry made his third start for the Senators and went the first five innings, giving up just a run on three hits and a walk while fanning five. The Seawolves struck for single runs in the 7th and 8th innings to tie the game at 3-3. Jesus Valdez’s one-out double started the winning rally, with an IBB to Tim Pahuta and HBP on Destin Hood loading the bases for Walters. The Senators finished the homestand at 5-3 and now head for Bowie for a three-game set against the BaySox.
Rehab update: RHP Cole Kimball’s tour shifted from Potomac to Harrisburg. He entered the game in the 6th and faced three batters, walking one, retiring one, and giving up a hit. Just 9 of 17 pitches he threw went for strikes, none of which broke 90 mph.

Carolina 5 Potomac 3
• Grace (ND) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Carr (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, K, HR
• King 2-3, R, 2B
• Oduber 2-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Keyes 0-1, 2BB, RBI, OF assist at 3B

The Mudcats completed their second home series sweep of the P-Nats with a 5-3 decision. Starter Matt Grace broke his streak of 10-run games with a quality start: two runs on six hits and a walk — his first QS since June 9. Reliever Adam Carr took the loss with three runs (two earned) on four hits, including a solo shot in the 8th to provide the insurance run. Potomac’s 7-8-9 trio of Stephen King, Randolph Oduber and Kevin Keyes combined for four hits, three doubles, two walks, and two RBI. After a 2-4 road trip, the P-Nats return to Woodbridge for a pair of three-game series against Frederick Keys and rematch against Carolina.

Lakewood 8 Hagerstown 3
• Hansen 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K
• Bates (L, 2-2) 2IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, HR
• Burns 3-4, R, RBI, SB(30)
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Dykstra 2-4, RBI

For the fourth time in the five-game series, the Suns bullpen imploded, giving up five runs in the last of the 8th for an 8-3 sportswriter’s win* for the BlueClaws media. Colin Bates suffered the loss, giving up five runs on four hits over the last two frames, with the killshot being an inside-the-park three-run HR. Bobby Hansen got the no-decision with three runs allowed on seven hits and two walks. The top third of the Hagerstown lineup was 7-for-12, the bottom two-thirds was 1-for-23 with 10 strikeouts. The Suns still managed a winning roadtrip with a 5-4 mark, and return home for five against the Lexington Legends. *Anytime the home team puts the game away with a big inning late in the game, thus not killing anything written earlier in the game.

Jamestown 5 Auburn 2 — SUSP
• Jordan 1IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Henke 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Renda 1-2, R
• Alvarez 1-1, 2B, 2RBI

Rain suspended this one until August 23, with the Jamestown Jammers hanging a five-spot on Taylor Jordan in the bottom of the first inning after the oldest player in the NYPL doubled in a pair of runs in the top of the first.

GCL Cardinals 4 GCL Nationals 1
• Vasquez (L, 0-3) 4IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 7K, HR
• Selsor 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Heredia 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• McQuillan 2-4, R, 3B
• Piwnica-Worms 1-2, BB

The GCL Cardinals scored a pair of runs early (1st) and a pair late (9th), sending the GCL Nationals to their ninth straight loss, 4-1. Daury Vasquez struck out seven over four innings, but gave up two runs on a home run while issue three free passes to take the loss. Casey Selsor allowed just a walk over three scoreless innings of relief. Mike McQuillan continues to hit, going 2-for-4 with a triple but the G-Nats were held to just six hits total.

DSL Cubs2 12 DSL Nationals 2
• Suero (L, 4-1) 4IP, 8H, 6R, 2ER, 3BB, K
• Acevedo 2⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, RBI
• Aguero 1-3, R

A five-run fourth broke open a 1-0 game as the DSL Cubs2 pounded the DSL Nationals, 12-2. Wander Suero took the loss with six runs (two earned) surrendered on eight hits and three walks. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz led the hit column with a 2-for-3 game as nine different D-Nats got a hit while five players came off the bench to get ABs.

Jul 032012
 

Ricky Hague becomes the latest Washington Nationals farmhand to win weekly honors as the Carolina League Batter of the Week for June 25th to July 1st.

Hague becomes the second Potomac National to win a weekly award — Nathan Karns was Carolina League Pitcher of the Week three weeks ago — for hanging a line of .464/.516/.750 on opposing pitchers last week. He racked up 13 hits in 28 at-bats, including five doubles and a home run, with eight runs scored, and six driven in. The 23-year-old also swiped five bags without getting caught.

The 2010 third-round pick out of Rice University is currently riding an eight-game hit streak and has posted a .349/.429/.581 mark in the 11 games since the Carolina League All-Star break.

Jul 032012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 @ Norfolk,
7:15 p.m.
Maya (6-5, 3.52) vs.
Willis (0-3, 8.53)
Harrisburg Won, 8-5 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Perry (0-1, 2.70) vs.
Cooper (2-1, 5.20)
Potomac Lost, 11-1 @ Carolina,
7:15 p.m.
Grace (4-7, 6.56) vs.
Rayl (4-7, 4.66)
Hagerstown Lost, 11-10
(11 inn.)
@ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-0, 3.50) vs.
Kleven (4-6, 4.69)
Auburn Won, 2-1 @ Jamestown,
7:00 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 2.84) vs.
Reyes (0-0, 3.21)
GCL Nationals Lost, 8-4 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 9-4 @ DSL Cubs2,
10:30 a.m.
Suero (4-0, 2.89) vs.
Eregua (0-0, 1.80)

Norfolk 5 Syracuse 4
• Roark (ND) 6IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K
• Severino (BS, 4) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Pena (L, 3-4) 1⅔ IP, H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR
• Paul 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Marrero 2-4, BB
• Carroll 1-3, 2B, 2BB, two OF assists at HP

A two-out solo walkoff shot by Nate McLouth completed Norfolk’s comeback from a 4-1 deficit, as Syracuse fell for the third straight game, 5-4. The Chiefs offense wasted numerous opportunities, going just 2-for-12 with RISP and stranding 12, including runners at third in two of the last three “ups.” Tanner Roark got the no-decision with three runs allowed on nine hits and three walks. Atahulapa Severino gave up the tying run for his fourth blown save, while Hassan Pena took the loss on the big fly, the sole hit he allowed to the six batters he faced. Xavier Paul led the offense with a 2-for-5 night, smacking his 8th HR in the 4th.

Harrisburg 8 Erie 5
• Demny 6IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 8K, 2HR
• McCoy (W, 4-1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Kobernus 3-4, 2R, BB, SB, CS
• Rahl 2-3, 2R, RBI, SB, CS
• Hood 2-3, R, HR, 4RBI

The Senators rallied from five down to score eight unanswered runs with a pair of four-run innings in an 8-5 win over the Seawolves. Destin Hood drove in four of the eight runs with a three-run blast in the 4th and the go-ahead RBI on a sac fly in the 7th. Harrisburg pounded out 12 hits total with seven of the nine batters hitting safely. Paul Demny’s struggles with the longball continue as all five runs scored on the two home runs he surrendered (nos. 10 and 11 in 17 starts). Pat McCoy got the win (#4) in relief while Hector Nelo notched the save (#9) as the lefty and righty combined to retire the last seven batters in order.

Carolina 11 Potomac 1
• Holder (L, 5-3)5⅓ IP, 12H, 8R, 8ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Soriano 1-3, 2B, BB
• Hague 1-4, R, 3B, E(10)
• Oduber 1-3, 2B

North Carolina has not been a friend to the P-Nats as they were once again hit from behind, 11-1. Staff ace Trevor Holder was stung for eight runs on 12 hits (both career worsts) over five and a 1/3rd innings in Potomac’s 13th loss in the Tarheel state in 2012. The Mudcats scored in each of the first four innings, with Giovanny Urshela tagging Holder twice for home runs. Meanwhile, a quartet of Carolina pitchers limited the P-Nats to just six hits, though three of them went for extra-bases, with Ricky Hague scoring the lone run on an RBI single by David Freitas.

Lakewood 11 Hagerstown 10 (11 inn.)
• Hill 4⅓ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Barrett 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Hawkins (L, 3-1) 1⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Souza 3-5, 4R, 2B, 2HR, BB, 5RBI, SB
• Goodwin 2-3, 2R, 3BB, SB
• Dykstra 2-4, 2R, HR, 2BB, 2RBI

For the third straight game, the Lakewood and Hagerstown combined for 20+ runs, but the Suns fell last night in extras, 11-10. Nine of those runs came in the fifth inning alone, with the Suns scoring four in the top half and the BlueClaws responding with five in the bottom half. Steve Souza Jr. had a monster night with four runs scored, a double, two HRs, a walk, a stolen base, and five RBI. Starting pitcher Taylor Hill lasted four and a third innings, charged with six runs on nine hits with three walks and five strikeouts. After the Suns took a 10-9 lead in the top of the 11th, Ben Hawkins suffered the loss with two runs surrendered in the bottom half of the inning.

Auburn 2 Jamestown 1
• Monar (W, 1-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Rauh (SV, 2) 4IP, H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Montilla 2-4, R, 2B
• S. Perez 1-3, 2B

Two Auburn pitchers combined to limit Jamestown to three hits to win a 2-1 pitchers’ duel. Blake Monar tossed five shutout innings and allowed just two hits and two walks to get the win while Brian Rauh gave up a run on a hit and two walks over the last four to get the save. Angel Montilla singled, doubled, and scored a run as the Doubledays were held to just five hits, but three of them went for extra bases, as Shawn Pleffner and Stephen Perez also doubled. The win improves Auburn to 10-5 and an almost-too-good 7-2 mark in one-run contests. Roster moves: OF Brandon Miller placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Robert Benincasa (7th-Rd. draft pick) assigned from Washington.

GCL Cardinals 8 GCL Nationals 4
• Pineyro (ND) 5IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K, HR
• McGeary (H, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• A. Santana (BS, 2; L, 1-1) 2IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 6K, 2HR
• J.C. Valdez 2-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Nix 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4, R, 2B, E

Make that eight straight losses for the G-Nats, who coughed up five runs in the last of the 7th to turn a 4-3 lead into the eventual losing tally of 8-3. Jack McGeary made his first appearance since last August, tossing a scoreless 6th inning while giving up just a hit with no walks and no strikeouts. Andy Santana blew his second save and took the loss with five runs on five hits, including two HRs. The trio of Wilmer Difo, Tony Nix, and Jean Carlos Valdez, went 6-for-12 with four doubles and all three RBI, but the rest of lineup managed just two hits in 23ABs.

DSL Phillies 9 DSL Nationals 4
• Silvestre (L, 2-1) 3+ IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 1K, 0HR
• P. Valdez 4IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Mejia 3-4
• Read 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Bautista 1-3, SH, SB(15)

After taking a 3-1 lead after the first, the DSL Phillies poured it on to beat the DSL Nationals, 9-4. Hector Silvestre took the loss with seven runs on seven hits and two walks over three innings. Philips Valdez, who gave up seven walks last Monday, turned four serviceable innings of relief, giving up two runs on six hits and one walk. The D-Nats offense notched nine hits, but left on 10 runners. 18-y.o. Bryan Mejia led the hit column with a 3-for-4 game.

Jul 022012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Norfolk,
7:15 p.m.
Roark (4-10, 5.33) vs.
Tillman (8-8, 3.63)
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Demny (6-4, 5.25) vs.
De La Cruz (5-7, 4.20)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 @ Carolina,
7:15 p.m.
Holder (5-2, 3.52) vs.
Salazar (0-2, 3.00)
Hagerstown Won, 11-9 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (8-4, 4.02) vs.
Oviedo (1-6, 8.72)
Auburn Lost, 7-1 @ Jamestown,
7:00 p.m.
Monar (0-1, 6.14) vs.
Milroy (0-1, 9.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Phillies,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (2-0, 3.21) vs.
Dominguez (2-3, 3.41)

Norfolk 3 Syracuse 2
• Lannan (L, 6-7) 6⅓ IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Pena 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Rivero 1-3, 2B, BB, CS
• Carroll 1-4, R, RBI, SB

Syracuse hung with Norfolk for seven innings, but with just four hits to the Tide’s eleven, the Chiefs were edged 3-2 on a sacrifice fly in the last of the 7th. John Lannan took the loss, giving up all three Norfolk runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four. Corey Brown’s 18-game hit streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 night (though he walked to keep the on-base streak going). Carlos Rivero, who saw his 18-gamer snapped the night before, went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk to pace the Syracuse offense.

Harrisburg 3 Erie 1
• Bibens-Dirkx (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Davis (H, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Kobernus 3-4, R, SB
• Van Ostrand 2-4, R

A pair of runs early and stellar bullpen work were the key ingredients in a 3-1 win over Erie. Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx made his longest appearance, giving up a run on four hits over five innings to get the win. Erik Davis led a trio of relievers that combined to throw four shutout innings of relief, with Davis and Henry “El Infarto” Rodriguez earning holds and Zech Zinicola notching his first save. Jeff Kobernus led the hit column with a 3-for-4 afternoon, stealing his league-leading 31st base. Roster move: C Sandy Leon was assigned to Harrisburg as an MLB rehab. Local media are reporting that Bibens-Dirkx will return to Syracuse. Demoted starter Robert Gilliam and swingman Ryan Tatusko are reportedly not taking his slot, leading to speculation that a starter from Potomac will be promoted, with Trevor Holder the most obvious candidate.

Carolina 8 Potomac 3
• Ray (L, 3-5) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Barthmaier 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kimball ⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Taylor 2-4, 2B, SB
• Fernandez 1-2, R, 2BB, RBI

Five Potomac errors, including two in the 8th that plated four unearned runs to turn a 4-3 deficit into an 8-3 blowout. Robbie Ray took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk, but avoided the first-inning bugaboo that had been the hallmark of his previous two outings. The P-Nats made the most of their five hits, scoring three runs but went just 1-for-11 with RISP. Michael Taylor led the way with a single, double, and a stolen base. Cole Kimball gave up two hits to the five batters he faced, but was in position to get out of the inning when Adrian Sanchez booted a one-out grounder to second with a runner on first.

Hagerstown 11 Lakewood 9
• Turnbull (W, 4-4) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, K, HR
• Barrett (SV, 12) ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K, 1-1 IR-S, 2WP
• Newsome 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Leonida 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Miller 2-4, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI

After taking a 9-1 lead after four and a half innings, Hagerstown nearly blew the eight-run cushion, surviving a three-run rally in the 9th to hold on for an 11-9 triumph. Kylin Turnbull evened his record at 4-4, giving up three runs on seven hits and four walks, striking out just one. The trio of Brett Newsome, Cole Leonida, and Justin Miller combined for eight hits and eight RBI. Aaron Barrett got the save (#12) while giving up a single and uncorking two wild pitches.

Jamestown 7 Auburn 1
• Baez (L, 1-1) ⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• Peters 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Poole 2-4, 2B
• S. Perez 1-4, SB

Gregory Baez was smacked around for five runs on five hits, getting just one of six batters faced out as Jamestown cruised to a 7-1 win over Auburn. The Doubledays were held to just four hits and stranded seven runners, hitting into four double plays. Jordan Poole had two of the four safeties, including a double. The Doubledays still remain in first, 1½ ahead of State College and Williamsport in the NYPL’s Pinckney division.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats are looking to break a seven-game skid this week, having fallen into the cellar of the GCL East, 3½ games behind the G-Cards.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
After a 3-3 week, the DSL Nationals are 15-10, tied for 2nd with the DSL Giants and three games behind the DSL Yankees1 squad.