May 072012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-2 vs. Durham,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (2-1, 4.18) vs.
Paduch (1-0, 1.13)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Ballard (1-1, 3.14) vs.
Fitzgerald (1-1, 3.41)
Potomac Won, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 4-1 vs. Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 7.36) vs.
Davis (2-0, 2.25).

Lehigh Valley 11 Syracuse 2
• Lannan (L, 2-3) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Teahen 2-3, R, BB
• Paul 2-4, 2-2B, RBI
• Brown 1-3, BB, SB

The IronPigs scored in seven of eight innings in an 11-2 romp over the Chiefs as Syracuse dropped its fifth straight game. John Lannan had four Ks, two on the mound, two at the plate as Lehigh smacked him for six runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. Three relievers also got burned. Offensively, Xavier Paul, Corey Brown, and Mark Teahen combined for five of the seven Syracuse hits. The Chiefs return to Syracuse for a pair of four-game series against the Durham Bulls and Rochester Redwings.

Binghamton 2 Harrisburg 1
• Gilliam 6IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 6K; 1-2, 2B
• McCoy 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Frias (L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Pahuta 1-3, BB

The Sens were on the wrong end of this 2-1 score as the B-Mets took the game in walkoff fashion. Robert Gilliam got the start and collected one of just four Harrisburg hits (a double), allowing an unearned run on five hits and three walks while fanning six. The lone Senator run came on a Chris Rahl steal of third and an error with two outs in the 4th. Marcos Frias took the loss on a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth. Harrisburg returns to City Island for a three-game set with Richmond before heading back out on the road on Thursday.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 1
• Grace (W, 2-3) 6⅓ IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Wort (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Selik (SV, 3) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2K
• Kelso 2-4, R, 2B
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 2B

Strong pitching from start to finish highlights this Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge.

Augusta 4 Hagerstown 1
• Hill (L, 3-2) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Hawkins 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Skole 1-2, 2BB, RBI
• Ramirez 1-3
• Burns 0-1, BB (20G on-base streak)

The Suns will be glad not to face Kyle Crick again anytime soon as the 19-y.o. tossed six innings of one-hit ball in a 4-1 win for Augusta over Hagerstown. Combined with his previous outing, Crick held the Suns to just three hits over 10 innings with five walks and 16 strikeouts. Taylor Hill took the loss for the Suns, giving up three (one earned) over five innings. Matt Skole, J.P. Ramirez, and Caleb Ramsey had the three hits for Hagerstown, with Skole collecting his league-leading 34th RBI.

May 062012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
1:35 p.m.
Lannan (2-2, 5.19) vs.
Elarton (2-1, 3.51)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 at Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Gilliam (1-3, 5.03) vs.
Peavey (2-1, 6.35)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Grace (1-3, 7.36) vs.
Perez (2-1, 3.66)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 vs. Augusta,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (3-1, 3.15) vs.
Crick (0-1, 2.30)

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 1
• Maya (L, 1-4) 6+ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• Severino ⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Lehman 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Brown 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Teahen 1-3, BB

An ugly four-run rally in the bottom of the 7th was the difference in a 4-1 Syracuse loss to Lehigh Valley. Among the miscues: Carlos Rivero’s two-base throwing error, an IF single off his glove, a SB when he neglected to call time to talk to the pitcher, and three walks (two unintentional) by Atahualpa Severino. Up until the 7th, starter Yunesky Maya was cruising: just four hits allowed over six innings. The offense, however, was next-to-nil besides Corey Brown’s leadoff HR and third-inning single and Mark Teahen’s first-inning single and third-inning walk. The Chiefs would finish with just six hits and three walks total.

Harrisburg 2 Binghamton 1
• Rosenbaum (W, 4-0) 9IP, 5H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 4K
• Perez 2-5
• Leon 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Lozada 1-4, RBI

For the second time in four starts, Danny Rosenbaum has thrown a nine-inning complete game, winning the Saturday matinee, 2-1. He needed a few more pitches (109 vs. 95) and relied on his defense a little more (4K vs. 9K) as they turned three double plays for him, two of them ending the inning. The Sens took full advantage of an errant pickoff throw that moved up two runners into scoring position as Sandy Leon drove in the first run with a groundout and Jose Lozada drove in the second with an RBI single. Eury Perez was the sole Sen to collect multiple hits with a 2-for-5 afternoon.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4
• Winters (L, 1-4) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 10K
• McCatty 1IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K
• Sanchez 3-4, R, 2B
• Taylor 2-4, 2B, RBI

A four-run 9th quashed any chance for back-to-back walkoffs Last Night In Woodbridge.
Prior to the game, 2B Adrian Sanchez was activated from the 7-Day DL, swapping places on the roster with OF Chris Curran.

Hagerstown 4 Augusta 1
• Meyer (W, 2-3) 7IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 6K, 2WP
• Barrett (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Souza 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Ramirez 2-4, RBI, SB

Backed by two HRs by Steve Souza, Alex Meyer turned in his best outing as a pro thus far as the Suns beat the GreenJackets, 4-1. Meyer went seven innings, allowing the one Augusta run on four hits and three walks while setting down six on strikes. Todd Simko and Aaron Barrett each followed with a scoreless inning to preserve the win, earning the hold and save respectively. Souza drove in three while going 2-for-4 to lead the Hagerstown offense.

May 052012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-0 @ Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Maya (1-3, 3.68) vs.
Cloyd (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 at Binghamton,
1:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (3-0, 0.76) vs.
Gorski (2-0, 2.45)
Potomac Won, 5-4 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Winters (1-3, 5.74) vs.
Billo (1-3, 5.32)
Hagerstown Won, 10-2 vs. Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Meyer(1-3, 5.31) vs.
Bandilla (1-1, 2.45)

Buffalo 9 Syracuse 0
• Roark (L, 1-5) 4IP, 7H, 7R, 5ER, BB, 8K, 2HR
• Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Rivero 1-3, 2B
• Carroll 1-3

A five-run second proved to be more than enough for Buffalo, which stampeded Syracuse, 9-0. The Chiefs were held to just three hits and one walk as the Bisons’ Jeremy Hefner and D.J. Carrasco combined for the shutout. Tanner Roark took loss, giving up seven runs on seven hits (two were solo HRs) and a walk, though he did strike out eight.

Harrisburg 7 Binghamton 4
• Mandel (W, 3-1) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K; 1-1, R, RBI
• Nelo (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K; 3-1 IR-S
• Kobernus 2-4, R, 3SB (22)
• Nicol 1-1, R, 2B

Roughly 220 miles ESE from Buffalo, a five-run 2nd powered the Senators past the Binghamton Mets in a 7-4 win. The B-Mets uncorked four wild pitches to score four of the seven Senator runs. Jeff Mandel turned in another quality start, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk, and contributing on offense with an RBI single. Jeff Kobernus led the 11-hit parade with two singles and swiped three bags to increase his E.L. lead in stolen bases to 22.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 4
• Swynenberg 6IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K
• Holland (W, 1-1) 3IP, H, 0R, 3K
• Hague 4-5, 2RBI
• Bloxom 3-4, R

Ricky Hague’s fourth single of the night was the difference Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 10 Rome 2
• Wang (W, 1-0) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Karns (SV, 2) 3IP, H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Ramirez 4-5, 2B, 4RBI
• Burns 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Ramsey 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Skole 1-4, 2R, RBI(33), 2BB (23, 24), 2K, E(10)

Chien-Ming Wang turned in six strong innings but got more than enough run support as Hagerstown continued its domination of Rome, 10-2. Wang gave up two runs, one earned (a solo shot in the 5th) on three hits and a walk and struck out seven. Nathan Karns struck out six while giving up a walk and a hit to finish the game and notch his second save. J.P. Ramirez led the 13-hit onslaught with a 4-for-5 night and 4RBI. Cutter Dykstra’s hit streak was stopped, but newly switch-hitting Billy Burns continues to rake, going 3-for-4 with a double and a walk to extend his on-base streak to 18 games.

May 042012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-5 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Roark (1-4, 4.85) vs.
Hefner (2-1, 2.08)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 at Binghamton,
7:05 p.m.
Mandel (2-1, 2.67) vs.
Gonzalez Germen (AA debut)
Potomac Won, 5-0 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Swynenberg (2-1, 3.24) vs.
Ventura (0-2, 4.43)
Hagerstown Won, 9-4 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Wang (rehab) vs.
Moore (1-0, 3.32)

Buffalo 6 Syracuse 5
• Atkins (ND) 6IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K, HR
• VanAllen ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Maldonado 3-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Teahen 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB
• Negrych 2-5

A pair of two-run rallied by the Bisons in the 6th and 8th innings helped Buffalo overcome a 4-2 lead and edge Syracuse, 6-5. The Chiefs rallied for one in the 9th but left the tying and winning runs on 3rd and 2nd as Brett Carroll went down swinging. Mitch Atkins got the start and gave up four runs on 11 hits and a walk. Carlos Maldonado led the offense with a 3-for-4 night, including a solo HR.
OF Xavier Paul was activated from the Restricted List, bringing the Syracuse roster back to the full 25.

Harrisburg 5 New Britain 4
• Demny (W, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Nelo (SV, 2) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Rahl 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Hood 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Kobernus 2-4, 2R, SB

A 122-minute rain delay scratched Chien Ming-Wang’s rehab start, but Paul Demny survived a rocky first inning to pitch six in 5-4 Harrisburg win over New Britain. The 22-y.o. Texan allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Both Rock Cats runs came on a two-run homer to the second batter of the game. Chris Rahl, Destin Hood, and Jeff Kobernus each had two hits as the Sens hammered out nine for the contest. After a 2-5 homestand, Harrisburg heads to the bustling environs of Binghamton for the weekend before returning to City Island on Monday to host Richmond.

Potomac 6 Winston-Salem 5
• Ray (ND) 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 5K, HR, HBP
• Holder (W, 2-0) 3⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Walters 3-4, 2R, SB
• Bloxom 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, BB
• Keyes 2-4, RBI

Trevor Holder-ed the Dash to set up a comeback 6-5 win Thursday Afternoon In Woodbridge.
Before the game, Robbie Ray was activated from the 7-Day DL, swapping places with Bobby Hansen Jr.

Hagerstown 9 Rome 4
• Dupra 3IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Meza (W, 2-0) 3IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K
• Burns 2-4, R, 3B, RBI, SB
• Souza 2-5, HR, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-5, RBI

Highlighted by Cutter Dykstra’s three-run triple, Hagerstown rallied for four in the bottom of the 6th to break a 2-2 and cruise to a 9-4 win over Rome. It was the fourth Suns win in five games against the Braves, and the ninth win at the Muni in eleven contests. Brian Dupra got the start and tossed three scoreless before the rains came and delayed things for three hours, 11 minutes (this is Rome’s sole trip to W. Maryland and they’re due in Greenville, SC on Saturday night, thus the impetus to avoid a twinbill tonight). Christian Meza got the win in relief with the support of a 12-hit effort by the offense.
Prior to the game, Bryce Ortega was placed on the 7-Day DL, with Hendry Jimenez replacing him from XST.

May 032012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Atkins (2-2, 3.68) vs.
Familia (2-1, 5.40)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Wang (rehab) vs.
Hirschfeld (2-2, 3.14)
Potomac Won, 5-0 vs. Winston-Salem,
10:35 a.m.
Ray (2-3, 3.13 in ’11)
vs. McCray (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 10-5 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Dupra (2-3, 3.63) vs.
Filak (1-1, 1.73)

Buffalo 5 Syracuse 2
• Arnesen (L, 1-1) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K
• Martin 2⅔ 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-1
• Rivero 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Carroll 0-1, 2BB

The Bison stampeded the Chiefs with two runs in the 3rd and three in the 5th en route to a 5-2 win. Erik Arnesen was charged with all five runs, giving up six hits and two walks over three and 1/3rd innings. Rafael Martin let in one of two inherited runners but combined with Atahualpa Severino and Josh Wilkie to shut down Buffalo the rest of the way. Unfortunately, the Bison ‘pen was just as effective — limiting the Chiefs to just two hits over the final five frames. Carlos Rivero had two of the five Syracuse hits and has 10 in his last 19AB.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 4
• Ballard (ND) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 8K, HR
• Pucetas (L, 1-1) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Pahuta 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Valdez 2-4, R, 2B
• Kobernus 2-4

The Sens smacked three big flies but the Rock Cats scratched to a 5-4 win. Sandy Leon, Tim Pahuta both delivered solo shots while Chris Rahl drove in two with his 5th HR, but Harrisburg had trouble scoring otherwise — just five runners got past first base and only one scored (Valdez double followed by Rahl homer) as the Sens stranded five runners and hit into two double plays. Mike Ballard started and was charged with four runs over the first seven innings while Kevin Pucetas took the loss as a pair of singles and a wild pitch scored the gamewinner for New Britain in the 9th.

Potomac 5 Winston-Salem 0
• Olbrychowski 6⅔ IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Selik 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Freitas 3-4, R
• Bloxom 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Keyes 2-4, 2B, RBI

Three P-Nats pitchers combined on a 5-0 shutout Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 10 Rome 5
• Estevez (W, 3-1) 5⅓ IP, 3H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 6K, HR
• McKenzie 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Souza 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Martinson 2-5, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Ramirez 3-4, 2-2B, RBI

A five-run 5th broke open a 3-1 game as the Suns doubled up the Braves of Rome, 10-5. Steve Souza and Jason Martinson both went 2-for-5 with a double and a HR as Hagerstown registered seven extra-base hits in the rout. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez returned from “Auburn” to pitch five and a 1/3rd innings and earn his third win, but also gave up his 4th HR in six starts. Kylin Turnbull was assigned to the Auburn roster prior to the game to make room for Estevez. He’ll likely swap places with another pitcher in another 5-6 days, perhaps even Estevez himself.

May 022012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-0 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Arnesen (1-0, 0.64) vs.
Harvey (2-1, 4.85)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-1
(12 inn.)
vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Ballard (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Albers (1-0, 3.81)
Potomac Lost, 15-6 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (0-3, 7.29) vs.
Petricka (2-2, 5.50)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Briceno (2-1, 3.42)

Syracuse 8 Buffalo 0
• Duke (W, 2-1) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Bibens-Dirkx 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Rivero 3-5, 3R, 2B, E
• Hoffpauir 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Michaels 2-4, 2RBI

The hits keep coming for the Syracuse Chiefs, rapping out 14 in an 8-0 romp over the Charlotte Knights. Zach Duke got the win with seven shutout innings, with just three hits and three walks allowed. Austin Bibens-Dirkx closed them out with two more goose eggs, with just one hit given up. Carlos Rivero and Jarrett Hoffpauir both went 3-for-5 with a double, while Jason Michaels went 2-for-4 with 2RBI.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 1 (12 inn.)
• Gilliam 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 9K
• Tatusko 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Kobernus 2-5, R, 2B
• Rahl 2-5, 2B
• Perez 2-5

The 12th inning is not the friend of the Senators as the Rock Cats won again in 12 by a 6-1 score in Harrisburg. A throwing error, a balk, and hit batsmen by Hector Nelo didn’t help matters as New Britain scored five runs on four hits in the top of the 12th. Starter Rob Gilliam went the the first seven innings and allowed just a run on three hits and three walks while fanning nine. Ryan Tatusko’s second outing was a strong three scoreless with four K’s. Jeff Kobernus and Chris Rahl both went 2-for-5 with a double to lead the Sens offense.

Winston-Salem 15 Potomac 6
• Grace (L, 1-3) 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
• Eusebio ⅓ IP, 3H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 3HBP
• Freitas 3-5, R, HR, 2RB
• Moore 3-4, R, HR, RBI, SB
• Hague 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB

Winston-Salem broke open a 7-5 lead with a six-run 7th and cruised to a win Last Night In Woodbridge.

HAGERSTOWN — OFF DAY

The Suns went 4-3 on their Georgia swing, and rematch against the Rome Braves and Augusta GreenJackets over the next seven games at home.

May 012012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 12-4 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Duke (1-1, 5.57) vs.
Harvey (2-1, 4.85)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0
(12 inn.)
vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Gilliam (1-3, 6.00) vs.
BJ Hermsen (AA debut)
Potomac Lost, 10-5 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Grace (1-2, 7.53) vs.
Heidenreich (1-1, 4.88)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-1 OFF DAY n/a

Syracuse 12 Charlotte 4
• Lannan (W, 2-2) 7IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 6K
• Lehman 2IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, 0HR
• Johnson 3-5, 2R, SB
• Maldonado 3-5, 2B, RBI
• Hoffpauir 2-5, R, BB, 3RBI

Let the trade blather chatter begin as John Lannan turned in another strong outing with just one run allowed on four hits over seven innings as the Chiefs tripled up the Knights, 12-4. Of course a five-run 1st and six-run 3rd gave him plenty o’ support, as the Chiefs broke into double digits for just the second time this season. Josh Johnson and Carlos Maldonado both went 3-for-5 as Syracuse collected 15 hits total, and made Charlotte pay for walking nine and a sieve-like seven errors on defense. Pat Lehman was roughed up for three runs on five hits over the last two frames in his AAA debut. Jim Negrych went 1-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, and two BB.

New Britain 1 Harrisburg 0 (12 inn.)
• Rosenbaum 7IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Davis (L, 3-1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 3K
• Pahuta 1-4, 3B, BB
• Leon 1-3

The breeze was going both ways in Harrisburg last night — 10 mph in, and 16K out — as the Senators fell 1-0 in 12 innings to the Rock Cats. Harrisburg managed just two hits: A leadoff single in the 5th by Sandy Leon and a leadoff triple by Tim Pahuta in the 7th. Neither man was advanced a base as New Britain pitchers struck out the next batter and then retired the side. Danny Rosenbaum was brilliant once again, posting his third straight start without an earned run to lower his ERA to 0.76. With no walks for the fourth time in five starts, his FIP fell to 1.80. Erik Davis took the loss in his third inninf of relief by giving up two infield singles with a stolen base in between, with the gamewinner coming across on a wild pitch.

Winston-Salem 10 Potomac 5
• Winters (L, 1-3) 4⅓ IP, 9H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, 3HR
• McCatty 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Freitas 3-4, R
• Hague 2-4, R, 2K
• Kelso 2-5, R

Make that five wins in five games for Winston-Salem, as the Dash smacked five HRs in a 10-5 win over Potomac. Kyle Winters gave up three solo shots in four and a 1/3rd innings to take the loss. Shane McCatty stopped the bleeding and got the next four outs, including two strikeouts. Michael Taylor drove in the first three P-Nat runs with two-out triple in the 6th, to lead the RBI column while David Freitas led the hit column with a 3-for-4 night. Down just 5-3, the Potomac bullpen couldn’t match McCatty’s effort, giving up five more runs to send Potomac back to fourth place in the C.L. North.

Augusta 7 Hagerstown 1
• Hill (L, 3-1) 4IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, WP
• Karns 3IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 8K, WP
• Dykstra 1-4, R (9-game hit streak)
• Burns 1-4 (15-game on-base streak)
• Skole 1-4, RBI, 2E (5,6)

The GreenJackets took the rubber game of the three-game series with a 7-1 shellacking of the Suns. Taylor Hill posted just one scoreless inning out of four, giving up three runs on six hits and two walks. Nathan Karns struck out eight of the 11 batters he faced, but gave up an unearned run on an error and a wild pitch. Hagerstown collected just seven hits total, with Cutter Dykstra and Billy Burns extending their hit and on-base streaks to nine and 15 respectively. Matt Skole drove in the sole run to keep the Sally League lead at 31, but committed his fifth and sixth errors in 21 games at 3B. The Suns return to the Muni for seven games beginning tomorrow with three against Rome, then four against Augusta.

Apr 302012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 vs. Charlotte,
6:00 p.m.
Lannan (1-2, 6.63) vs.
Doyle (1-1, 3.63)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 vs. New Britain,
7:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (3-0, 0.94) vs.
Bromberg (0-0, 12.86)
Potomac Won, 2-1 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Winters (1-2, 5.24) vs.
Ryan Buch (1-1, 4.76)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-0 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (3-0, 2.25) vs.
Davis (1-0, 3.00)

Charlotte 5 Syracuse 2
• Maya (L, 1-3) 7IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 2HR
• VanAllen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Rivero 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Hoffpauir 2-4, RBI

The home run is quickly becoming Yunesky Maya’s worst enemy, as the 30-year-old Cuban gave up two more in a 5-2 Syracuse loss to Charlotte. Maya gave up nos. 3 and 4 in his fifth start, accounting for three of the five runs he was charged with in this start, and nine of the 13 he’s allowed this season. Carlos Rivero and Jarrett Hoffpauir both went 2-for-4 in the loss, with Rivero connecting for his first HR of the season. IF Jim Negrych was assigned to the Chiefs roster to take the place of Tyler Moore, who went 1-for-3 in his big-league debut in Los Angeles, but there’s still a roster spot open after the promotions of Bryce Harper and Ryan Perry on Friday.

Bowie 8 Harrisburg 7
• Mandel (ND) 5⅔ IP, 10H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Nelo 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Valdez 4-5, 3R, OF assist at HP
• Rahl 2-4, R, BB, RBI, SB
• King 2-5, R, 4RBI, SB

Harrisburg blew leads of 3-1, 5-3, and 7-5 before succumbing to the Bowie onslaught by an 8-7 count. Jeff Mandel took his first serious beating of the season, giving up six runs on 10 hits and two walks. Harrisburg was a respectable 6-for-16 with RISP with 10 runners left on, but four of them came in the final three innings, as the BaySox ‘pen held the Sens to no runs over the last four and 2/3rds innings. Patriot-News beat writer Geoff Morrow notes reports that a move to replace Negrych on the Harrisburg roster is not expected soon. When it comes, though, read his account via Doug Harris about how “punking” is a part of the Nationals promotion process.

Potomac 2 Myrtle Beach 1
• Swynenberg (W, 2-1) 9IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K
• Kelso 1-3, RBI, SAC
• Keyes 1-3, 2B, OF assist (2B)
• Walters 0-3, SF, RBI

Matt Swynenberg needed just 94 pitches to complete the game on a Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge

Augusta 2 Hagerstown 0
• Meyer (l, 1-3) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K
• Meza 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Dykstra 2-4, BB, SB
• Souza 1-3, 2B, BB
• Burns 0-3, 2BB

Alex Meyer pitched into the 6th for the first time this season, but couldn’t get the “W” as the GreenJacket pitchers limited the Suns batters to just four hits in a 2-0 Hagerstown loss to Augusta. Meyer walked just two and struck out eight but gave up both runs on seven hits. The Suns best chance to score came in the third when Cutter Dykstra and Billy Burns drew back-to-back walks, then executed a double steal. The next three batters went down by way of the K, as the Suns would strand 12 runners total while going 0-for-12 with RISP.

Apr 292012
 

Multiple online sources are reporting that 1B-LF Tyler Moore has been recalled from Syracuse and will join the Washington Nationals. According to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson, UT Mark DeRosa will be placed on the DL to make room for Moore.

The 25-year-old Moore is one of two minor-leaguers (Paul Goldschmidt) to connect for 30+ home runs in 2010 and 2011. He was drafted three times by the Nationals (41st Round, 2005; 33rd Round 2006) before finally signing in 2008 as a 16th Round draft pick. His 7 HRs and 20 RBIs for Syracuse this season thus are both tied for third-best in the International League.

Moore racked up a slew of awards in 2010, including the Carolina League MVP, and made the Eastern League postseason All-Star team in 2011.

Moore is expected to come off the bench to play 1B and LF, though it’s most likely he’ll be used as PH against LHPs as an adequate defender at first and just a handful of pro games in left field.

Apr 292012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3; Lost 11-1 vs. Charlotte,
2:00 p.m.
Maya (1-2, 2.82) vs.
Leesman (1-2, 3.98)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 vs. Bowie,
2:00 p.m.
Mandel (2-1, 1.09) vs.
Pettit (3-0, 1.57)
Potomac Won, 4-3 vs. Myrtle Beach,
1:05 p.m.
Swynenberg (1-1, 4.50)
vs. Mendez (1-2, 7.23)
Hagerstown Won, 6-1 @ Augusta,
2:05 p.m.
Meyer (1-2, 6.14) vs.
Crick (0-1, 3.09)

Syracuse 5 Charlotte 3 — GAME ONE
• Atkins (W, 2-2) 5+IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Severino (SV, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, WP, HBP
• Moore 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Carroll 1-2, BB, RBI

Highlighted by a three-run HR by Tyler Moore, the Chiefs exploded for four runs in the bottom of the 5th en route to a 5-3 win in the front end of the doubleheader. It was the 7th of the year for the “Magnolia Muscle,” which is 3rd-best in the I.L. while his RBI tally of 19 is 4th-best. Mitch Atkins evened his record with all three runs allowed on six hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Atahualpa Severino threw two scoreless to get his second save.

Charlotte 11 Syracuse 1 — GAME TWO
• Roark (L, 1-4) 4⅔ IP, 7H, 8R, 4ER, BB, 2K, 2HR
• Martin 2⅓ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Moore 1-2, 2B, BB, RBI
• Teahen 1-3, 2B

A six-run 5th inning put this game away for the Knights, as the Chiefs were checkmated, 11-1, ending the win streak at five for Syracuse. Tanner Roark suffered his fourth loss, giving up eight runs on seven hits (two HR) and a walk. Rafael Martin also suffered the long ball, giving up a three-run shot in the top of the 7th. Tyler Moore continues to swing a hot bat, doubling in the sole Chiefs run in the bottom of the 6th. Still no word on who will fill the vacant spot on the Syracuse roster, but the educated guess is that when Solano comes off the DL there will be a chain reaction between Harrisburg and XST.

Harrisburg 5 Bowie 4
• Demny 1⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 0K, WP, HBP
• Pucetas (W, 1-0 4⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, 3-0 IR-S
• Lozada 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Kobernus 1-2, 2R, 3B, BB, 2SB
• Negrych 1-2, 2B, BB, 2RBI

Paul Demny was wild early, giving up all four Bowie runs in the space of 12 batters, but a valiant effort by the Sens ‘pen held the fort to enable Harrisburg to turn a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 win. Kevin Pucetas came on with the bases loaded and one out in the 2nd and stranded them all, pitching four and 2/3rds scoreless. Veteran Jose Lozada went 2-for-3 to lead the comeback, with Sandy Leon driving in Chris Rahl with what proved to be the gamewinner in the bottom of the 6th. Erik Davis got the hold with two scoreless and Christian Garcia notched the save with a 1-2-3 ninth (all Ks) as the three relievers threw seven and 2/3rds scoreless innings total.

Potomac 4 Myrtle Beach 3
• Wang 4IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Holder (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2Hm 1R, 1ER, BB, K
• Walters 3-3, R, BB
• Taylor 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Oduber 2-4, RBI

A three-run 4th with four strong from Wang keyed a 4-3 win Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 6 Augusta 1
• Dupra (W, 2-3) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K
• Hawkins (H, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Dykstra 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Ortega 2-3, 2R
• Burns 1-3, R, 2BB, 2RBI

A three-run 5th broke a 1-1 tie as the Suns cruised to a 6-1 win over Augusta. Brian Dupra got the win with a run allowed on three hits and two walks, while Ben Hawkins got the hold with three scoreless innings of relief. Cutter Dykstra went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, and an RBI while Billy Burns single once and walked twice — both extending their hit streaks to seven and eight games, respectively. Matt Skole’s RBI was #30 for the year, which leads the Sally League. Bryce Ortega reached base twice for the 17th straight game. (H/T to Suns PR man Matt Leite on the streak info)