Jun 142015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Losing, 3-0 (Susp.) @ Columbus,
4:05 p.m.
TBD and McGregor (3-4, 3.44)
vs. TBD and Chacin (1-2, 2.75)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 vs. Trenton,
1:30 p.m.
Bacus (1-1, 4.50) vs.
Sulbaran (3-3, 4.29)
Potomac Lost, 9-3 vs. Frederick,
1:05 p.m.
Valdez (0-1, 5.02) vs.
Lee (1-2, 5.40)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-1 vs. Lakewood,
3:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.38) vs.
Pinto (5-2, 3.25)


Columbus 3 Syracuse 0 — SUSP.
• Cole 2⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, HR

Play was halted with one out in the bottom of the third, shortly after A.J. Cole surrendered his fifth HR in seven AAA appearances. They’ll pick it back up today and finish the game along with a second seven-inning game for a de facto doubleheader.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 1
• Bleier (W, 4-2) 7IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Solis (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• D. Robinson 2-3, 2B, SF, RBI
• Vettleson 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Harrisburg got strong pitching from start to finish and reeled off their fourth straight victory, a 4-1 decision over Trenton. Richard Bleier won his fourth game with seven innings of one-run ball, allowing seven hits, no walks, and striking out three. Sammy Solis shook off his previous shellacking with two scoreless innings for his first professional save. Derrick Robinson and Drew Vettleson both went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the 10-hit Senator parade.

Frederick 9 Potomac 3
• Simms (L, 3-5) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Johansen 5BF, 1H, 5R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K
• Ward 1-3, BB, K, E
• Bostick 1-4, R, SB

It was another rough one Last Night In Woodbridge.

Lakewood 9 Hagerstown 1
• Rodriguez (L, 1-5) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Orlan 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4
• DeBruin 2-4

The BlueClaws put the game away with a five-run 7th as they eclipsed the Suns, 9-1. Jefry Rodriguez made it through five innings, coughing up four runs on four hits while walking two and striking out two. Connor Bach took the brunt of the beating, surrendering all five runs in the Lakewood 7th, including a grand slam. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Grant DeBruin both singled twice as Hagerstown totaled 10 hits but also stranded 10 baserunners.

Trea Turner Update
First, what everybody’s been wondering: According to San Antonio Missions broadcaster Mike Saeger, Turner will be joining the Harrisburg Senators today. If so, Turner’s final game was a 1-for-4 effort with a single and an RBI.

DSL Update
The D-Nats won just once this past week, a 7-0 decision over the D-Cards on Wednesday. As noted in yesterday’s GBI, 17-y.o. Omar Meregildo is putting up strong numbers early with 11 of his 14 hits coming for extra bases. Eighteen-year-old Pedro Avila struck out 10 in his second start and has 15 overall. Among the age-appropriate relievers, 19-y.o. Francys Peguero has allowed just two hits and no walks over three appearances totaling six and 2/3rds innings.

Jun 132015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Cole (0-2, 4.26) vs.
Roth (5-2, 3.42)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Bleier (3-2, 3.78) vs.
Lail (3-2, 2.53)
Potomac Won, 4-1 vs. Frederick,
6:35 p.m.
Simms (3-4, 3.80) vs.
O’Brien (2-2, 5.08 @ AA)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-7 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (1-4, 7.49) vs.
Garcia (3-5, 3.58)


Columbus 4 Syracuse 2
• Walters (L, 1-1) 5+ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-2 IR-S
• Dykstra 2-2, 2BB, RBI
• Minicozzi 2-5, R, HR, RBI

The Clippers put up three in the 6th as they sailed past the Chiefs 4-2 in the series opener. Starter P.J. Walters took the loss, giving up all four Columbus runs on five hits and three walks over five-plus innings. Cutter Dykstra singled twice and walked twice to lead the Syracuse offense, which registered nine hits and four walks total but stranded 11 baserunners on the night.
Roster moves: LHP Rich Hill activated from the 7-Day DL, RHP Mitch Lively placed on the 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 2
• Fister 6IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Bates (W, 2-0) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Skole 2-4, R, HR(10), 4RBI
• Goodwin 0-2, R, 2BB, 2K, SB

Matt Skole drove in all four Harrisburg runs in a 4-2 win over Trenton. The 25-y.o. corner infielder homered for the 10th time in the 7th and to give the Sens a 2-0 lead, then connected for two-run single with two outs in the 8th to plate the winning runs. Doug Fister tossed six shutout innings in a rehab start but did not receive a decision. That went to Colin Bates who got the benefit of Sens’ 8th inning response to the two runs he allowed in the top of the 8th. Gilberto Mendez shook off a leadoff single to record three outs in the 9th and earn his fifth save.
Roster moves: RHP Doug Fister assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; RHP Hector Ambriz released.

Potomac 4 Frederick 1
• Giolito (W, 2-4) 6⅓ IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Lee (H, 2) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Martinez 3-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• S. Perez 2-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB

Potomac scored three times in the 5th to overcome an early 1-0 deficit en route to a 4-1 win over Frederick. Lucas Giolito pitched into the 7th for second time in seven starts, perhaps not coincidentally winning both times. The 20-y.o. scattered eight hits, walked one, and struck out five over six and a 1/3rd innings. Potomac racked up nine hits, four walks, and five steals with Estarlin Martinez going 3-for-3 with a walk and a double to lead the charge.

Lakewood 8 Hagerstown 7
• Baez 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Dickey (BS, 2; L, 0-2) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, BB, K
• Keller 3-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Carey 2-2, R, 3BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, SF, 3RBI

Hagerstown came back from a 4-1 deficit to take a 6-4 lead but the ‘pen couldn’t stop Lakewood in an 8-7 loss. Joan Baez was pinched for five runs on seven hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out three in the no-decision. The loss went to Robbie Dickey, who let in an unearned run in his second inning of work. Alec Keller tripled once and singled twice while D.K. Carey reach based five times with three walks and two singles as the Suns scorched Lakewood pitchers for 12 hits and drew six walks.
Roster moves: RHP Sam Johns transferred to Auburn roster; LHP Connor Bach transferred from Auburn roster.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled and walked while going 1-for-3, extending his hit streak to nine games. According to the Washington Post, Turner can join the Nationals tomorrow. For folks wondering/speculating on his next stop, Syracuse returns home on Monday while Harrisburg is in the midst of a six-game, seven-day homestand. Once the trade is done, this feature will end.

Jun 122015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 (10 inn.) @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Walters (1-0, 5.14) vs.
Murata (3-2, 3.19)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Fister (MLB rehab) vs.
Ruth (4-0, 1.79)
Potomac Won, 6-3 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-4, 4.59)
vs. Horacek (4-5, 3.86)
Hagerstown Won, 7-4 (10 inn.) vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Oliver (3-4, 2.82)


Toledo 2 Syracuse 1 (10 inn.)
• Espino 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Davis (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 2-4, R, SB
• Ramsey 2-4

The Mud Hens scratched out a run in the bottom of the 10th to take the game 2-1 and the series 3-1 from the Chiefs. Paolo Espino did his part as a starter, tossing seven innings of one-run ball with one walk and five hits allowed and six strikeouts. The loss went to Erik Davis on a pair of singles sandwiched between a groundout. Jason Martinson and Caleb Ramsey both went 2-for-4, with Martinson scoring the lone Syracuse run.
Roster moves: OF Matt den Dekker recalled to Washington; UT Jose Lozada activated from 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 6 New Britain 2
• Spann 5⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 5BB, 4K, PO
• Simmons (W, 3-3) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, 3B, OF assist at 2B
• Skole 2-4, R, 2RBI

Turnabout is fair play as the Senators drilled the Rock Cats bullpen for four runs in the 8th to take the series finale, 6-2. Matt Spann started and pitched into the 6th, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits and five walks (one intentional) while striking out four over five and 2/3rds. James Simmons followed him, stranding three in the 6th and blanking New Britain for two innings to earn the win, his third. Matt Skole and Brian Goodwin both went 2-for-4, while Drew Vettleson’s Earl Weaver special (a three-run HR) highlighted Harrisburg’s rally in the 8th.
Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis optioned from Washington; 2B Tony Renda traded to New York (A.L.)

Potomac 6 Carolina 3
• Pivetta (W, 5-4) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 4K
• Suero (SV, 2) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bostick 3-5, R, HR, RBI
• Manuel 2-4, R, RBI
• Mesa 2-4, 2RBI

Four-run rallies were de rigeur on Thursday with Potomac’s coming in the 6th at Five-County Stadium en route to a 6-3 win in the series finale vs. Carolina. Nick Pivetta, who was named to the Carolina League All-Star team yesterday along with Spencer Kieboom, tied for the team lead in wins with his 5th as he let in all three Mudcat runs over six innings on seven hits and five walks. Wander Suero, who also has five wins, notched his second save with three scoreless innings of relief. Christopher Bostick and John Wooten both homered as the P-Nats racked up a baker’s dozen of hits.
Roster move: RHP Kevin Perez transferred to Auburn; RHP Jake Johansen activated from 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 7 Delmarva 4 (10 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K, WP
• Van Orden (W, 3-1) 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 2WP
• Keller 2-4, 3R, 3B, BB
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, 3RBI

The Suns rallied for four in the 10th to snap a 3-3 tie and prevent a three-game sweep. All-Star Austen Williams started and allowed all three Shorebird runs on five hits and a walk while fanning five over six innings. All-Star Drew Van Orden finished the game with four scoreless innings of relief to get the win, No. 3 on the season. Alec Keller scored three times while going 2-for-4 while “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz drove in three while going 2-for-5 as Hagerstown scored seven times on just six hits, “thanks” to four Delmarva errors.
Roster moves: RHP Luis Reyes transferred to Auburn roster; C Raudy Read activated from 7-Day DL.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 1-for-5 in the Missions’ 8-4 loss on Thursday.

Jun 112015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-7 @ Columbus,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (1-0, 1.74) vs.
Anderson, Co (1-0, 1.29)
Harrisburg Won, 9-6 @ New Britain,
10:35 a.m.
Spann (1-0, 0.64) vs.
Carpenter (4-5, 3.84)
Potomac Lost, 11-3 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Pivetta (4-4, 2.39) vs.
Webster (2-1, 1.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (6-1, 1.65) vs.
Gonzalez (3-4, 5.20)


Toledo 11 Syracuse 7
• Jordan (L, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 6H, 8R, 8ER, BB, 3K, 2HBP, HR
• Lively 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mastroianni 3-6, R, HR, 3RBI
• Minicozzi 1-2, R, 2BB

Syracuse scored seven times in the first four innings, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Toledo’s eight-run outburst in the 2nd in an eventual 11-7 loss. Taylor Jordan was dismantled for all eight runs in the 2nd on six hits, a walk, and two hit batsmen over just an inning and a 1/3rd for his third loss. Darin Mastroianni smacked a three-run HR that briefly gave the Chiefs a 3-0 lead and was 3-for-6 overall. Syracuse drew nine walks, which helped them to score seven times on just eight hits but also contributed to 12 men left on base.

New Britain 9 Harrisburg 6
• Voth 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 8K, 2HR
• Solis 3BF, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K
• Skole 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI, 2K
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Difo 3-5, 2R

Harrisburg struck for three runs in the 1st and 3rd innings and ended a seven-game slide with a 9-6 win over New Britain. Austin Voth turned in a quality start of three runs on four hits over six innings, though he did give up two home runs. Matt Skole was a triple shy of the cycle with a 3-for-5 night, connecting for a three-run blast in the 3rd that gave the Sens a 6-0 lead. Wilmer Difo was also 3-for-5 as the Sens racked up 14 hits total.

Carolina 11 Potomac 3
• Lopez (L, 3-3) 2+ IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 2BB, 3K
• Thomas 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martinez 3-4
• Ballou 2-4, RBI

It was 9-0 before Potomac finally got on the board in an 11-2 loss to Carolina. Reynaldo Lopez was eviscerated for seven runs on eight hits and two walks over two-plus innings as he lost for the third time in four starts. The P-Nats offense generated 12 hits, but only one came in ten chances with a runner on second or third as they stranded 14 on the night. Estarlin Martinez led the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, while John Wooten, Brandon Miller, and Isaac Ballou each singled twice.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 1
• Reyes (L, 2-4) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HBP, WP
• Cooper 2IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Keller 1-4, R, 3B
• DeBruin 1-3

A leadoff triple in the 1st and an RBI groundout plated the lone Hagerstown run, preventing a shutout as Delmarva scored six unanswered runs for a 6-1 win. Starter and loser Luis Reyes put 12 runners on base over five innings with seven hits, three walks, and two hit batsman and five of them came around to score. Grant DeBruin singled in the 8th for the only other hit by the Suns.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled twice in five trips to the plate to push his latest hit streak to seven games in a 5-3 Missions loss.

Jun 102015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-5;
Won, 7-4
@ Toledo,
7:00 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 2.14) vs.
Melville (2-5, 5.03)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ New Britain,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (2-4, 3.47) vs.
Flemer (1-2, 3.38)
Potomac Lost, 14-10 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Lopez (3-2, 3.69) vs.
Waszak (2-4, 2.96)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-3, 5.08) vs.
Long (0-1, 4.50)


Toledo 6 Syracuse 5 — GAME ONE
• McGregor 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Grace (H, 1; L, 0-2) ⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Lisson 2-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Mastroianni 2-4, 2R, 2B

A 5-4 lead was too small for the Chiefs ‘pen to hold as they gave up a pair in the bottom of the 7th to lose the opener, 6-5. Scott McGregor got his second straight no-decision with four runs allowed over six innings on five hits and two walks. The loss went to Matt Grace with an “assist” from Mitch Lively, who let in both inherited runners on a two-out, two-run walkoff double.

Toledo 6 Syracuse 5 — GAME TWO
• Billings 4IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K
• Martin (W, 2-3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Burriss 1-2, R, 2BB, CS
• Ramsey 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Minicozzi 2-4, 2B

Syracuse blew a 4-0 lead in the middle innings but answered Toledo’s four-run 4th with a three-run 5th and held on for a 7-4 win in the nightcap. Bruce Billings started and gave up all four Mud Hens runs on six hits and a walk over four innings. Rafael Martin pitched two scoreless innings for the win while Jose Valverde worked around an error in the 7th to earn the save. Mark Minicozzi and Caleb Ramsey both singled and doubled to lead Syracuse’s ten-hit parade.

New Britain 5 Harrisburg 4
• Bacus 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Ambriz (BS, 3; L, 1-3) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• D. Robinson 2-2, R, 2BB, RBI, 2SB
• Renda 2-5, RBI, CS

The Sens tailspin was extended to seven straight with yet another bullpen implosion as the Rock Cats got one in the 8th and two in the 9th for a 5-4 walkoff. Dakota Bacus turned in a quality start of two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings for his second no-decision in four AA starts. Hector Ambriz stranded three while getting the last out of the 8th but was dinged for two of his own in the 9th to suffer his third blown save and third loss. Derrick Robinson walked twice, singled twice, and stole two bases to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Carolina 14 Potomac 10
• Valdez 4IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Lee (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅓ IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Bostick 3-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Ballou 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Mesa 2-4, R, BB, RBI

Both teams had seven-run innings, but the Mudcats’ TD in the 8th turned a 10-7 deficit into the winning score of 14-10 over the P-Nats. Phillips Valdez started and let in four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks over four innings. Four relievers followed, but none of them could keep Carolina from scoring. Nick Lee retired just one of seven batters faced and was charged with a blown save and a loss. Spencer Kieboom was the beer man as the only batter not to hit safely (though he walked twice) as the Potomac offense compiled 12 hits and five walks, led by Christopher Bostick’s 3-for-5 night.

Delmarva 7 Hagerstown 1
• Purke (L, 1-2) 4IP, 5H, 4R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• M. Sanchez 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K, HR, BK
• Carey 2-4
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4

After getting a gift of the leadoff batter making the first out of the game at 3rd base with nobody out, Matt Purke gave it back with an error on a pickoff attempt and two walks in Delmarva’s four-run 1st as the Shorebirds beat the Suns, 7-1. Purke would recover to throw three scoreless and finish with four runs allowed on five hits and three walks. Mario Sanchez finished the game, letting in three on four hits over four innings. The Suns totaled ten hits, but six came with two out in the inning, including Matt Reistetter’s RBI single to break up the shutout in the 7th. RHP Austen Williams, RHP Drew Van Orden and 3B Grant DeBruin were named to the 2015 Sally League All-Star Game, to be held June 23rd in Asheville, NC.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled, tripled, and drove in three while going 2-for-5 in San Antonio’s 8-4 win on Tuesday.

Jun 092015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Toledo,
5:30 p.m.
McGregor (3-4, 3.19) and
Jordan (1-2, 2.14) vs.
Belfiore (2-7, 6.59) and
Hankins (1-1, 7.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 @ New Britain,
6:35 p.m.
Bacus (1-1, 5.00) vs.
Marshall (0-1, 4.50)
Potomac Won, 5-1 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Valdez (0-1, 5.29) vs.
Hil (1-8, 6.16)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Means (4-2, 4.20)


Toledo vs. Syracuse — PPD
Rain washed out the first of three between Toledo and Syracuse. They’ll make it up with a doubleheader tonight.
Roster moves: LHP Rich Hill placed on the 7-day DL, RHP Mitch Lively activated from the 3-Day TIL.

New Britain 6 Harrisburg 4
• Bleier (L, 3-2) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K, 2HR, HBP
• Runion 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Severino 3-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• A. Sanchez 2-4, R, 2B

A brief 1-0 lead was erased with a three-run 3rd as the Sens could never catch up and lost their sixth straight, 6-4. Starter Richard Bleier took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits (two home runs) over six innings. He walked none and struck out four. Sam Runion breezed through the 7th on nine pitches but Abel De Los Santos gave up the sixth and final run in the 8th. Pedro Severino went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, but the Harrisburg offense struggled in the clutch, going 2-for-15 with RISP and stranding 10 baserunners.

Potomac 5 Carolina 1
• Simms (W, 3-4) 7IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• M. Rodriguez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• S. Perez 3-5, 2RBI
• Miller 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Wooten 2-5, R, HR, RBI

John Simms threw a season-best seven innings while the bats woke up late to turn a 2-1 nailbiter into a 5-1 P-Nats win. Simms gave up the lone Mudcat run on a 5th inning solo shot and two hits total while striking out four and issuing no walks. Stephen Perez’s two-run single, his third of the night, highlighted a three-run 8th that put the game away. John Wooten, Brandon Miller, and Narciso Mesa also notched multiple hits as the Potomac offense tallied 13 hits total on the night.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
Hagerstown’s seven-game, eight-day roadtrip resumes with three against Delmarva. The tragic number is now down to seven with 13 games remaining in the first half.

Trea Turner Update
Monday was an off day for San Antonio.

Jun 082015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-2 @ Toledo,
7:00 p.m.
McGregor (3-4, 3.93) vs.
Belfiore (2-7, 6.59)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 @ New Britain,
6:35 p.m.
Bleier (3-1, 3.46) vs.
Evans (2-1, 3.71)
Potomac Lost, 6-5 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (2-4, 4.29) vs.
Furney (0-3, 7.20)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A


Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 2
• Fister (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Grace 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Martinson 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Gwynn 2-4

The PawSox put up four (yes, a grand slam) against A.J. Cole in relief to break open a 2-1 game and cruised to 7-2 win to split the two-game series. Doug Fister made the rehab start and gave up two runs on seven hits over three and 2/3rds innings while striking out six. The Chiefs managed just six hits, with two apiece by Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jason Martinson, who connected for team-leading seventh HR with a solo shot in the 4th.
Roster move: RHP Manny Delcarmen released, RHP Doug Fister added to roster for MLB rehab.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 2
• Solis (L, 0-1) 1IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K
• Bates 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Hague 2-4, R
• Severino 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Sammy Solis returned to action and was strafed for three runs on five hits in his lone inning of work, as Trenton scored in each of the first three innings to cruise to a 5-2 win and three-game sweep. Colin Bates, the originally announced starter, threw six innings of two-run relief, with one walk and one strikeout. Pedro Severino drove in both Senators runs with two-out double and went 2-for-4 overall as Harrisburg compiled nine hits and one walk total on the afternoon.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis added to roster for MLB rehab.

Salem 6 Potomac 5
• Giolito (L, 1-4) 6IP, 11H, 6R, 5ER, 0BB, 8K, WP
• Mapes 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Wooten 2-3, 2-2B, BB, 2RBI
• Martinez 2-4, R, RBI
• Bostick 3-5, 2R, RBI, SB

Potomac rallied from a 4-1 deficit to take a 5-4 lead but had no answer for single runs in the 5th and 6th innings to drop the series finale, 6-5. Lucas Giolito gave up all six runs on 11 hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out eight while losing for the fourth time in six starts. John Wooten continues to swing a hot bat, connecting for two doubles, driving in two, and drawing a walk to reach base three times, as did Christopher Bostick, who went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Greensboro 4 Hagerstown 1
• Rodriguez (L, 1-4) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K
• Orlan 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lopez 2-4, 2-2B
• Dent 1-3, BB

The clutch eluded the Suns as they outhit the Grasshoppers 8-7 but lost the game, 4-1. Jefry Rodriguez failed to pitch five innings for the seventh time in eight starts, charged with all four Grasshopper runs on six hits and two walks over four innings. R.C. Orlan, Sam Johns, and David Napoli combined for four scoreless innings in relief. Carlos Lopez doubled twice to lead the Hagerstown hit column, but did not score as the team was just 1-for-12 with RISP and stranded nine baserunners total.

Trea Turner Update
A 1-for-5 night dropped Turner’s batting average to .322 but extended his latest hit streak to five games.

Jun 072015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-4
(yes, really)
vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Fister (MLB Rehab) vs.
Couch (2-6, 5.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 @ Trenton,
1:00 p.m.
Bates (1-0, 3.29) vs.
Wooten (0-1, 6.38)
Potomac Won, 4-3 @ Salem,
4:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-3, 3.95) vs.
D. Bautista (1-0, 4.91)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Rodriguez (1-3, 7.58) vs.
Holmes (1-4, 4.03)


Syracuse 11 Pawtucket 4
• Walters (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 10K, 3HR, HBP
• Martin 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mastroianni 3-4, 3R, 2B, RBI
• Burriss 2-5, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-5, R
• Dykstra 0-1, 2R, 3BB

The Chiefs doubled their runs scored in the month of June and managed not to lose, stopping a 12-game slide with an 11-4 win over Pawtucket. P.J. Walters gave up three home runs and all four Pawtucket runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out 10 and walked one to win his first start as a Chief. Rafael Martin threw two scoreless for just the second time this season while finishing the game. A seven-run 4th did the bulk of the damage as Syracuse pounded out 11 hits and drew six walks, with lineup bookends Darin Mastroianni leading the hit and walk columns with three apiece.
Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington.

Trenton 6 Harrisburg 2
• Spann 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K, HBP
• Dupra (BS, 2; L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 0K, HR, HBP
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Robinson 1-3, RBI, SB

Matthew Spann made his case to stay at AA with seven inning of one-run ball, giving up an unearned run on five hits and two walks while setting down six on strikes. While he left with a 2-1 lead, it evaporated in the bottom of the 8th as the Thunder struck for five runs against Brian Dupra to send the Senators to a 6-2 loss. Derrick Robinson drove in Adrian Sanchez with a sacrifice fly in the 3rd and Kevin Keyes homered in the 4th but the Harrisburg offense was held to six hits and one walk (Sanchez)
Roster moves: RHP Joe Ross recalled to Washington; LHP Matthew Spann reassigned from Potomac.

Potomac 4 Salem 3
• Pivetta (W, 4-4) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Suero (H, 1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Wooten 3-3, R, BB
• Yezzo 2-3, R, RBI

Potomac put up two spots in back-to-back innings and three pitchers made it stand up for a 4-3 win over Salem. Nick Pivetta allowed all three Red Sox runs on six hits and no walks while fanning four over five innings. Wander Suero and Nick Lee combined four innings of scoreless relief to earn the hold and save respectively. John Wooten reached base four times with three singles and a walk to lead the P-Nats attack, followed by James Yezzo, who was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Roster moves: RHP Manny Rodriguez activated from the 7-Day DL.Hagerstown 3 Greensboro 2
• Van Orden 6IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Dickey (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K
• Amlung (W, 2-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• DeBruin 1-3, 2R, BB
• Tillero 2-3, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown blew a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the 8th but got the lead back in the 9th on a sacrifice fly to take Game 3 of the four-game series, 3-2. Drew Van Orden threw six scoreless innings but got the no-decision when Robbie Dickey sandwiched walks around an error, then gave up a two-run double. Justin Amlung stranded two runners while getting the last two outs of the 8th and had his single given up in the 9th erased on a caught stealing to end the game. Jorge Tillero, who replaced Matt Reistetter after he was ejected in the 4th along with four Greensboro players after D.K. Carey gunned down a runner at the plate, led the Suns attack with a 2-for-3 night.
Roster moves: LHP Connor Bach, IF Austin Davidson transferred to Auburn; RHP Austen Williams reassigned from Syracuse; IF Carlos Lopez transferred from Auburn.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in a 5-4 Missions win.

DSL Update
The D-Nats were 3-4 in their first week of play, lowlighted by a 22-7 demolition yesterday. Thus far, it appears that there are just a few holdovers as the Nats have gotten dramatically younger with the lowest average age for batters (17.6) and the third-youngest set of pitchers.

Jun 062015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-2 (11 inn.)
(yes, really)
vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Walters (2-1, 4.70 @ AAA in ’15) vs.
Todd (1-1, 4.10)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Spann (1-0, 1.29) vs.
Lail (3-2, 2.52)
Potomac Won, 10-6 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Pivetta (3-4, 2.28) vs.
McAvoy (4-3, 3.40)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Cavanerio (0-2, 4.07)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10 Syracuse 2 (11 inn.)
• Espino 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Fornataro (L, 0-3) 7BF, 5H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 0K, HBP
• Gwynn 3-4, 3B
• Johnson 1-4, RBI; 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 0K, 3-3 IR-S

By now, Syracuse fans are probably like Walter in “The Money Pit” after last night’s 10-2 loss in 11 innings. Down 2-1 with two outs in the 9th, the Chiefs got an error, a single, a wild pitch, a walk, and a Josh Johnson single to tie the game and send it into extras. Syracuse tried to give that run back in the 10th with a walk and an error, but got out of the 1st-and-2nd with nobody out jam. In the 11th, Eric Fornataro was lit up for five straight singles, issued a walk, then hit a batter and left with the score 6-2. Johnson came in from second base to mop up and gave up a walk and a double before getting what Fornataro couldn’t: three outs. Cutter Dykstra, who replaced Johnson at 2B, led off the 11th with single but there would be no answer for the RailRiders as the Chiefs lost their 12th straight.
Roster moves: RHP Paolo Espino activated from TIL; RHP Mitch Lively placed on the TIL; RHP P.J. Walters activated (acquired in trade June 1); IF Mario Lisson reassigned from Harrisburg; 3B Ian Stewart released.

Trenton 4 Harrisburg 3
• Voth (L, 2-4) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 1ER, BB, 5K, HBP
• Harper 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Renda 2-4, 2R, SB, E
• Skole 2-4, RBI

The Senators rallied for two in the 8th pull within one of the Thunder, but couldn’t get the equalizer in the 9th as they fell, 4-3.
Austin Voth took the loss, charged with all four runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out five. Tony Renda and Matt Skole both went 2-for-4 to lead the Harrisburg attack of nine hits and two walks.

Potomac 10 Salem 6
• Lopez (W, 3-2) 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Bostick 3-5, R, HR, RBI, CS
• Ward 3-5, 3R, HR, RBI
• Miller 3-3, 2R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI

Potomac’s hitters weren’t bewitched by Salem’s pitchers as they pounded out a season-high 19 hits in a 10-6 win. Nobody walked, but everybody hit, with Christopher Bostick, Spencer Kieboom, Drew Ward, and Brandon Miller each collecting three hits and six total bases. Reynaldo Lopez got his third win in four starts not against Myrtle Beach, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four over seven innings.

Greensboro 6 Hagerstown 1
• Baez 4⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Johns (L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-4, R
• Tillero 1-3

Hagerstown was no-hit for seven and 2/3rds innings in a 6-1 loss to Greensboro. Starter Joan (pronounced yo-ahn) Baez pitched into 5th in his Low-A debut with one hit and two walks allowed over four and a 1/3rd innings. He struck out three in the no-decision. Sam Johns got the last two outs of the 5th but was knocked for five runs in the 6th to take the loss, his first of the season. Jorge Tillero broke up the no-no with a single while Grant DeBruin ended the shutout with an RBI groundout in the 9th.

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 1-for-5 with a strikeout in San Antonio’s 8-7 win on Friday night.

Jun 052015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (1-0, 1.32) vs.
Severino (0-0, 4.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (2-3, 3.69) vs.
Ruth (3-0, 2.04)
Potomac Lost, 13-1 @ Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Lopez (2-2, 4.01) vs.
Stankiewicz (1-5, 3.52)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Castillo (2-2, 4.40)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10 Syracuse 2
• Williams (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Delcarmen 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Gwynn 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Burriss 2-4, 2B

A five-run fourth was more than enough to send the Chiefs to their 11th straight loss, a 10-2 trainwreck to the RailRiders. Austen Williams was activated to fill in for A.J. Cole and, predictably, got hammered on the second turn through the lineup. He gave up five runs on four hits and two walks over four innings while striking out two. Tony Gwynn Jr. and Emmanuel Burriss both went 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Syracuse offense.
Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington, RHP Taylor Jordan optioned from Washington; RHP Austen Williams transferred from Auburn.

Akron 3 Harrisburg 2
• Bacus 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K, HR
• De Los Santos (L, 1-4) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Goodwin 1-3, 2B, BB
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Harrisburg got good pitching but not enough offense and lost yet another one-run game, 3-2. Dakota Bacus scattered eight hits over six innings, tossing a quality start of two runs over six innings. He walked one and struck out six. The loss went to Abel De Los Santos, who gave up a run in the 7th on two hits. Matt Skole homered in the 2nd while Brian Goodwin walked and doubled. The Senators totaled just six hits overall and left on five baserunners.
Roster move: IF Wilmer Difo optioned from Washington, IF Anthony Rendon MLB Rehab assignment ended.

Salem 13 Potomac 1
• Valdez (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 10H, 9R, 5ER, 0BB, 2K, 4E
• K. Perez 3⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 0ER, BB, 6K, HBP, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Bostick 1-3, 2B, BB
• S. Perez 0-2, BB, SB, SAC

Salem continued its domination of Potomac with a 13-1 obliteration for its fifth win in as many meetings this season. Phillips Valdez was his own worst enemy as he committed four of the five P-Nats errors while letting in nine runs (five earned) on 10 hits over four and a third innings to suffer the loss. Kevin Perez finished the game and struck out six but gave up four unearned runs on four hits and a walk. The Potomac offense managed just three hits, with Christopher Bostick the sole P-Nat to reach base twice with a walk and a double while going 1-for-3.
Roster move: LHP Justin Thomas reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 3 Greensboro 1
• Bach 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, BB, K
• M. Sanchez (W, 2-2) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 5K
• DeBruin 2-4, R, 2B
• Davidson 2-4, 2B, RBI

The Suns scored single runs in the 8th and 9th innings to pull away from the Grasshoppers and take the first game of the series, 3-1. Starter Connor Bach got the no-decision despite allowing just an unearned run on four hits and a walk over six innings. The win went to Mario Sanchez, who struck out five and walked one over the final three innings. Grant DeBruin and Austin Davidson both went 2-for-4 with a double though the Suns struggled with clutch hitting, as they 0-for-9 with RISP as the three runs scored on an error, home run (“Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz), and a two-out double that Davidson tried (and failed) to stretch into triple.
Roster moves: RHP Justin Amlung reassigned from Potomac; C Raudy Read placed on the 7-Day DL; C Jorge Tillero, RHP Joan Baez activated from XST; 1B Jose Marmolejos-Diaz transferred from Auburn; 1B Carlos Lopes transferred to Auburn.

Trea Turner Update
Another game, another 2-for-5 night. This time Turner only drove in one and didn’t strike out. What a bum.