May 272015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Norfolk,
6:35 p.m.
McGregor (3-3, 3.35) vs.
Bowden (3-1, 1.97)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-3 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Bleier (3-0, 2.48) vs.
Biagini (2-3, 1.76)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Wilmington,
5:05 p.m.
Spann (0-4, 4.66) and
Mapes (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Rico (2-2, 2.70) and
Mills (2-3, 3.32)
Hagerstown Won, 10-3 @ Greensboro,
12:30 p.m.
Reyes (1-3, 5.44) vs.
Cavanerio (0-1, 3.21)


Norfolk 3 Syracuse 1
• Lively (L, 0-1) 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Fornataro 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Burriss 1-3, R, BB, 2SB
• Gwynn 1-4, 2B, RBI, OF assist at HP

The Chiefs bats were held to just three hits in a 3-1 loss to the Tides. Mitch Lively was the first of five pitchers to take the mound and the loser for allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with two K’s. Eric Fornataro followed with two scoreless, while Erik Davis let in the third Norfolk run in his two frames. Emmanuel Burriss singled, walked, and stole two bases while scoring the sole Syracuse run. Tony Gwynn Jr. drove him in with a double in the 1st while Josh Johnson accounted for the third and final hit in 9th.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 3
• Bacus (L, 1-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Mendez 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Robinson 3-4, SB
• Hague 0-2, R, 2BB

Richmond exploded for five runs in the 3rd and cruised to a 6-3 win over Harrisburg. Dakota Bacus took the loss in his second AA start, charged with all six runs on seven hits (including a three-run HR) over five innings. He walked two and struck out three. Gilberto Mendez tossed two scoreless innings and Brian Dupra one to keep the Sens within striking distance. Derrick Robinson led the Harrisburg offense with three singles and a stolen base, but the rest of the lineup managed just five hits and left on 12 baserunners.
LHP Richard Bleier was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week.

Potomac — OFF DAY
After a drive-by, three-game homestand last week, the last-place P-Nats are in town for eight games in seven days, beginning with a doubleheader tonight (weather permitting) against the first-place Blue Rocks.

Hagerstown 10 Greensboro 3
• Dickey 2⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Cooper (W, 1-2) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Van Orden (SV, 2) 4IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Carey 2-4, 2R, BB, 2HR, 3RBI
• DeBruin 2-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Read 0-2, R, 3BB, 2GIDP

Dale Carey homered twice and drove in three as the Suns scored the last seven runs in a 10-3 win over the Grasshoppers. Robbie Dickey was activated shortly before the game but was ineffective, giving up all three Greensboro runs on six hits and a walk over two and 2/3rds innings. The win went to Andrew Cooper, who stranded two in the 3rd and went two and a 1/3rd innings total. Expected starter Drew Van Orden tossed four shutout innings for the rulebook save. Grant DeBruin was the only other Hagerstown batter to record multiple hits, thanks the Grasshopper pitchers issuing nine walks to enable ten runs to score on just eight hits.
Roster moves: RHP Austen Williams reassigned to XST, RHP Robbie Dickey reassigned from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner singled and doubled and stole a base for a 2-for-4 night, a 12-game hit streak, and a 25-game on-base streak.

May 262015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-2 @ Norfolk,
6:35 p.m.
Lively (0-0, 1.85) vs.
McFarland (1-2, 4.24)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Bacus (1-0, 3.00) vs.
Lujan (1-4, 5.59)
Potomac Lost, 3-0 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 4-2 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Van Orden (2-1, 2.67) vs.
Kolek (3-2, 4.50)


Norfolk 7 Syracuse 2
• T. Hill (L, 3-2) 6⅓ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Rivero ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Johnson 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• den Dekker 2-4, 2-2B, BB, RBI

A five-run 8th turned the, um, tide of a 2-1 game as Norfolk defeated Syracuse, 7-2. The loss went to Taylor Hill despite pitching into the 7th and letting in just two runs on eight hits and a walk. Manny Delcarmen retired just one of four batters faced in the 8th while Rich Hill prevented none of three inherited runners from scoring and let in two more to put the game away for the Tides. Four Chiefs recorded multiple hits but just three came with RISP as the team left on 14 runners.

Harrisburg 3 New Britain 2
• Voth 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Simmons (W, 2-2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Keyes 2-3, 2B, BB
• Lisson 2-4, R

Harrisburg closed out its seven-game homestand with another one-run victory, this one a 3-2 decision against New Britain. Drew Vettleson drove in two in the 7th to plate the tying and winning runs and make a winner out of James Simmons. Austin Voth started and went the first five innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out five. Abel De Los Santos and Hector Ambriz each threw a 1-2-3 inning to earn the hold and save respectively. Kevin Keyes singled, walked, and doubled to pace the Senators offense.
Roster move: RHP Paolo Espino reassigned from Syracuse.

Myrtle Beach 3 Potomac 0
• Giolito (L, 1-3) 5IP, 6H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Thomas 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Miller 1-3, 3B
• Manuel 1-2, HBP

Giolito may very well master the National League someday, but first he needs to get past the Carolina League. Myrtle Beach jumped on the Nats top prospect for three runs early, connecting for four extra-base hits in the first two innings and six hits total over five innings as Giolito suffered his third loss in four starts. The Potomac offense was limited to just four baserunners in nine innings. Craig Manuel was the sole P-Nat to reach base twice with a 6th-inning single and a hit-by-pitch in the 8th.

Hagerstown 4 Greensboro 2
• Williams (W, 6-1) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• M. Sanchez (SV, 2) 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Masters 3-4, 2R, 2B
• Read 1-4, 2B, SB

Hagerstown answered Greensboro’s two-run 2nd with two in the and added single runs in the 7th and 8th innings en route to a 4-2 win in the series opener. Austen Williams won his team-high sixth game with a quality start of two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five. Mario Sanchez finished the game with three scoreless for his second save. David Masters collected multiple hits for the third straight game, going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored though the Suns did whiff 11 times and walked just once.
Roster moves: 1B Jose Marmolejos-Diaz, C Jorge Tillero reassigned to XST; C Raudy Read activated from 7-Day DL; IF Carlos Lopez reassigned from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Keep both hands on the keyboard while you read that Turner went 1-for-3 in both games of the San Antonio-Frisco doubleheader to extend his hit streak to 11 games and his on-base streak to 24 games.

May 252015
 

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 @ Norfolk,
4:05 p.m.
T. Hill (3-1, 4.57) vs.
Davies (1-3, 3.03)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 (10 inn.) vs. New Britain,
1:30 p.m.
Voth (2-2, 3.89) vs.
Flemer (1-1, 3.72)
Potomac Won, 1-0 @ Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-2, 4.67) vs.
Tseng (1-2, 5.26)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-13 @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (5-1, 1.47) vs.
Kolek (3-2, 4.50)


Indianapolis 5 Syracuse 4
• Espino (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K; 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Valverde 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Butler 3-4, R, 3B, RBI
• den Dekker 1-3, BB, RBI

Paolo Espino pitched seven scoreless innings and hit a three-run HR as the Chiefs stopped their seven-game slide with a 5-3 win over the Indians. Called up from Harrisburg to replace Taylor Jordan, Espino allowed just four hits and no walks while striking out three and earned the win. Dan Butler led the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, adding a triple and a run scored as well as an RBI as Syracuse made the most of their eight hits and two walks.
Roster moves: RHP Taylor Jordan recalled to Washington, RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington; RHP Paolo Espino, OF Caleb Ramsey reassigned from Harrisburg; OF Kila Ka‘aihue released.

Harrisburg 2 New Britain 1 (10 inn.)
• Bates 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Ambriz (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Pleffner 2-4, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Skole 1-2, BB, SF, RBI

Shawn Pleffner’s second double of the afternoon was the difference as the Senators edged the Rock Cats in 10 innings, 2-1. It was just the fifth hit for Harrisburg, with Matt Skole’s sacrifice fly in the 2nd providing the other run. Colin Bates made the spot start in place of Paolo Espino and turned in five innings of one-run ball. Sam Runion and Paul Demny followed with two scoreless innings apiece before giving way to Hector Ambriz, who struck out two in the 10th and got the win.
Roster move: OF Drew Vettleson activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 1 Myrtle Beach 0
• Pivetta (W, 3-3) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Self (H, 3) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lee (SV, 4) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-4
• Mesa 1-3, R, 3B

Three P-Nats pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout of the Pelicans by the minimum score of 1-0. Nick Pivetta went the first six, giving up three hits and one walk while striking out four. Derek Self got his third hold in four appearances with two hits let up over an inning and 2/3rds while Nick Lee stranded a runner in the 8th and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 4th save in as many chances. Narciso Mesa tripled with one out in the 3rd and came home on a sacrifice fly by Christopher Bostick for the game’s only run.

Lexington 14 Hagerstown 13 (10 inn.)
• Rodriguez 4IP, 8H, 10R, 9ER, 4BB, 0K, HR
• Bach 3⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Napoli (L, 2-2) 1⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 5BB, 1K
• Gardner 4-5, 2R, 3B, BB
• Masters 2-4, 3R, HR, 2RBI
• Tillero 2-4, R, 2-2B, 3RBI

Three straight walks with one out (two intentional) put Lexington on top 14-13 in the bottom of the 10th, earning the Legends a series split. David Napoli walked five total over one and 2/3rds innings to take the loss. The Suns were unable to hold leads of 9-8 and 13-10 after rallying from a 7-1 deficit after the 1st. Starter Jefry Rodriguez was pounded yet again: 10 runs on eight hits and four walks with zero (0) strikeouts. Jeff Gardner led Hagerstown’s 17-hit attack with two runs, three singles, a triple, and a walk, going 4-for-5 overall.

Trea Turner Update
The hit streak for Turner is now at nine with a 2-for-4 game on Sunday, pushing his batting average to a season-high .340

May 232015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Billings (1-3, 4.29) vs.
Sampson (3-3, 2.61)
Harrisburg Won, 1-0 vs. New Britain,
6:30 p.m.
Bleier (2-0, 3.43) vs.
Carle (5-1, 3.95)
Potomac Lost, 8-4 @ Myrtle Beach,
6:05 p.m.
Mapes (0-0, 3.75) vs.
Blackburn (2-2, 5.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez, P (4-2, 1.22) vs.
Rodgers (1-3, 2.67)


Indianapolis 6 Syracuse 4
• McGregor (L, 3-3) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Delcarmen ⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Burriss 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Stewart 1-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB

It was a battle of attrition between the Indianapolis and Syracuse bullpens in a 6-4 win by the visitors. Starter Scott McGregor took the loss with three runs allowed on six hits and two walks over six and a 1/3rd innings. Four relievers followed and none of them could prevent the Indians from scoring over the final two and 2/3rds innings. Emmanuel Burriss singled, walked, homered, and scored two runs while Ian Stewart walked twice and doubled once to pace the Chiefs offense.
Roster moves: OF Tony Gwynn Jr. activated from TIL; UT Jose Lozada placed on 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 1 New Britain 0
• Bleier (W, 3-0) 8IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Ambriz (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• D. Robinson 2-4, R, SB
• Lisson 1-2, BB, RBI

Two veteran pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Senators blanked the Rock Cats, 1-0. Richard Bleier gave up both hits and just one walks over eight innings while fanning seven to win his third game for Harrisburg. Hector Ambriz struck out the side — twice looking — on just 13 pitches to nail down the game and earn the save. Mario Lisson’s RBI single in the 3rd plated Derrick Robinson, who led the Senators hit column with a 2-for-4 night.
Roster move: RHP Sam Runion reassigned from Syracuse.

Myrtle Beach 8 Potomac 4
• Lopez (L, 2-1) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, WP
• K. Perez 3⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Miller 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Bostick 2-5, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Ballou 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Reynaldo Lopez gave up five runs for the first time in more than two years and suffered his first loss as the Pelicans doubled up the P-Nats, 8-4. All his runs came in the 3rd on four hits (five total) and a walk (on seven pitches) as Myrtle Beach chased Lopez with two outs in the inning. Potomac homered three times with the bases empty and was unable to get the clutch hit (1-for-7 RISP) as the P-Nats scored just four times on 11 hits and three walks and left nine men on base.
Roster move: LHP Matthew Spann reassigned from Syracuse.

Lexington 5 Hagerstown 1
• Reyes (L, 1-3) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K, WP
• Mooneyham 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K, WP, HBP
• DeBruin 2-4
• Davidson 1-3, R, 2B, BB

The Legends scored three times in the 3rd and never trailed as they evened the four-game series at one apiece with a 5-1 win over the Suns. Luis Reyes suffered the loss, letting in four runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. Brett Mooneyham finished the game with one run charged on two hits and three walks. Hagerstown outhit Lexington 9-7 with Grant DeBruin (2-for-4), D.K. Carey (1-for-3, BB), and Austin Davidson (same) each reaching base twice.

Trea Turner Update
The hits keep coming for Turner, who went 1-for-3 with two walks in a 4-3 San Antonio loss.

May 202015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1;
Lost, 5-4
vs. Lehigh Valley,
1:05 p.m.
Lively (0-0, 2.21) vs.
A. Vasquez (1st AAA start of ’15)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-6 vs. Binghamton,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. Cessa (3-2, 2.97)
Potomac Won, 3-2 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (0-2, 5.23)
vs. Walters (1-0, 2.41)
Hagerstown Won, 7-2 vs. Greensboro,
10:35 a.m.
Williams (5-1, 1.69) vs.
Kolek (3-2, 4.60)


Lehigh Valley 2 Syracuse 1 — COMP.
• Meek (L, 2-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K

The Iron Pigs wasted no time in finishing off the Chiefs in the completion of Monday night’s game, scoring one run in the top of the 10th off reliever Evan Meek on a single, sacrifice, and a two-out single by pinch-hitter Russ Canzler. Syracuse went in order in the bottom of the 10th on a flyout and two groundouts.

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 4
• T. Hill 4IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K
• Rivero (L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• den Dekker 2-4
• Dykstra 2-4, RBI

Syracuse rallied to tie the game with a four-run 4th, but lost the battle of the bullpens again as Lehigh Valley took the regularly scheduled game, 5-4. Taylor Hill was strafed for 11 hits over four innings and let in the first four runs by the Iron Pigs. Felipe Rivero gave up what would prove to be the gamewinner on a one-out double in the 7th to lose for the second time. Matt den Dekker and Cutter Dykstra both went 2-for-4 to lead the Chiefs offense, which totaled nine hits and five walks.

Binghamton 7 Harrisburg 6
• Espino 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K
• Simmons (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 3BF, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Skole 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, R

The B-Mets blistered the Sens ‘pen for four runs in the top of 7th, turning a 5-3 deficit into a 7-5 lead. Harrisburg got one back in the 9th and put the tying run on 3rd and the winning run on 2nd before shallow flyout and a strikeout stranded them for the eventual 7-6 loss. Paolo Espino allowed the first three Binghamton run on six hits and no walks and struck out five over six innings. The loss went to James Simmons, who failed to retire any of the three batters he faced to begin the 7th. Matt Skole homered twice and drove in three while Shawn Pleffner went 2-for-4 with a run scored to power the Harrisburg offense.
Roster moves: IF Wilmer Difo recalled to Washington, IF Adrian Sanchez activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 3 Carolina 2
• Pivetta (W, 2-3) 7IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K
• Johansen (H, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, IBB, K
• Lee (SV, 3) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Perez 1-3, R, BB, SB
• Ballou 1-3, BB

Potomac scratched out three runs to Carolina’s two for a 3-2 win in a sloppy, error-filled affair. Nick Pivetta went a season-long seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He walked none and struck out six while picking up his second win. Jake Johansen pitched out of a three-base error by Isaac Ballou (changed to a triple afterwards) in the 8th for the hold while Nick Lee got the final two outs in the 9th for the save. Stephen Perez and Isaac Ballou both went 1-for-3 with a walk as the P-Nats were held to just six hits total.

Hagerstown 7 Greensboro 2
• Rodriguez (W, 1-3) 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Mooneyham (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Masters 2-3, 2R, BB
• Dent 2-4, 3RBI, OF assist at HP
• Reistetter 2-5, 2R, RBI

The Suns broke open a 3-1 game with a four-run 7th and cruised to a 7-2 win over Greensboro. The win was Hagerstown’s third straight and got them back to .500 for the first time since April 21. Jefry Rodriguez gave up just an unearned run on four hits over six innings for his first win and first quality start of 2015. Brett Mooneyham (2IP) and Sam Johns (1IP) closed it out. David Masters, Cody Dent, and Matt Reistetter each had a pair of singles as the Suns racked up 10 hits total.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout in San Antonio’s 6-2 loss to Midland.

May 182015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 vs. Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-2, 2.45) vs.
Aumont (1-1, 1.36)
Harrisburg Won, 10-4 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (3-2, 1.50) vs.
Mader (2-3, 5.70)


Charlotte 7 Syracuse 1
• Billings (L, 1-3) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K, HBP
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Martinson 1-3, 2B
• Minicozzi 1-4, R, 2B

The Chiefs led 1-0 early but the Knights scored seven unanswered runs to take the game, 7-1 and the series, 2-1. Bruce Billings took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Syracuse was held to just five hits, scoring the lone run on an infield groundout after loading the bases on an error, a hit batsman, and a single by Matt den Dekker. Jason Martinson and Mark Minicozzi both doubled while Steven Lerud and Darin Mastroianni notched the other two singles.

Harrisburg 10 Trenton 4
• Bleier (W, 2-0) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• De Los Santos 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Pleffner 2-4, R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Lisson 2-5, R, RBI

Trenton got to the Sens early with three in the 1st, but Harrisburg answered with 10 runs, beginning with five in the 4th as they built a lead big enough for the bullpen to hold and prevented a sweep with a 10-4 win. Richard Bleier recovered to record five scoreless after the 1st for a line of three runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings pitched. Shawn Pleffner, Brian Goodwin, and Mario Lisson each had two hits as the Sens made the Thunder pay for issuing seven walks to score 10 times on just nine hits, with just one for extra bases (Pleffner’s double).

Frederick 3 Potomac 2
• Lopez 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Thomas (BS, 1; L, 0-3) ⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K
• Bostick 2-4, 2-2B, BB
• Miller 1-2, 2BB

Reynaldo Lopez’s scoreless inning streak ended at 13 but the bullpen couldn’t hold his 2-1 lead after six as the Keys edged the P-Nats, 3-2. Lopez finished with one run let in on five hits and two walks as he struck out four. Justin Thomas took the loss as he gave up a single-double-double sequence with one out in the 7th as he retired just two of six batters faced. Christopher Bostick doubled twice, walked once, and was stranded three times, along with eight other baserunners as Potomac was 0-for-7 with RISP and left on 11 men.

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 4
• Reyes (W, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Orlan (SV, 4) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Gardner 2-3, R, SF, 2RBI
• DeBruin 2-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, R

Jeff Gardner’s two-out single in the 6th turned a no-decision into a win for Luis Reyes as the Suns edged the Power, 5-4 and took the five-game series, 3-2. Reyes allowed all four West Virginia runs on five hits and two walks over six innings and was not coming out to pitch the 7th when Hagerstown rallied for their 5th and final run. Gardner singled twice as did “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz while Gavin DeBruin doubled twice to lead the 11-hit parade for the Suns.
Roster move: C Raudy Read placed on the 7-Day DL; C Jorge Tillero assigned from XST.

Trea Turner Update
Turner homered (#2), singled and stole a base (#7) to go 2-for-5 with two RBI (nos. 18 and 19) in San Antonio’s 5-3 win over Midland.

May 172015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Charlotte,
2:05 p.m.
Billings (1-2, 3.82) vs.
Beck (2-1, 3.90)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Trenton,
1:00 p.m.
Ross (2-1, 2.54) vs.
Niebla (AA debut)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Frederick,
2:00 p.m.
Lopez (2-0, 0.00) vs.
Hess (2-2, 5.05)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 (12 inn.) vs. West Virginia,
3:05 p.m.
Reyes, L (0-2, 5.04) vs.
Coley (5-1, 2.25)


Charlotte 2 Syracuse 1
• McGregor 7IP, 8H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K, HR, HBP
• Delcarmen (L, 1-2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, R, ER, 4BB, 0K
• Hill 0IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Burriss 1-3, R, CS
• Gwynn 1-4, 2B

For the second time this week, Rich Hill couldn’t get the job done, letting in the winning run on a single to the first batter he faced as Charlotte edged Syracuse, 2-1 to walk off in the 9th. The loss went to Manny Delcarmen, who walked four (one intentionally) over an inning and a 1/3rd. Scott McGregor started and gave up the first run on leadoff HR in the 1st and eight hits total over seven innings. Emmanuel Burriss broke up the no-hitter with a one-out single in the 6th, followed by a Tony Gwynn Jr. double. Darin Mastroianni grounded out to drive in the sole Chiefs run, the first of 11 straight Syracuse batter to be retired to finish the game.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 4
• Janssen 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Voth 3⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Ambriz (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Lisson 2-4, R
• Difo 2-4
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR(GS), 4RBI

The Senators late-inning collapses continued with a 4-1 lead turned into a 5-4 loss by newcomer Hector Ambriz. Casey Janssen got in his work early, “starting” the game with a scoreless 1st before Austin Voth came on in “relief,” allowing a run on four hits over three and 2/3rds before a 95-minute rain delay in the bottom of the 5th. Kevin Keyes smacked a grand slam in the 6th to give Harrisburg a 4-1 lead that evaporated in the 9th with the coup de grace coming on a two-out, three-run HR off the bat of Dan Fiorito.

Potomac 5 Frederick 2
• Bacus (W, 2-0) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 7K
• Mapes 4BF, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K
• Mesa 2-5, R, CS
• Wooten 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Miller 2-4, RBI

Potomac scored early and often (how novel) in a 5-2 win over Frederick. Dakota Bacus tossed six shutout innings to win for the second time in as many starts against the Keys, letting up four hits and two walks while matching his season high of seven strikeouts. Tyler Mapes became the latest victim of the “GBI curse” as he was not so good in giving up four hits to four batters faced without getting an out. The P-Nats pounded out 11 hits total, with Narciso Mesa, John Wooten, and Brandon Miller each connecting for two.
Roster move: LHP Matthew Spann reassigned to Potomac.

West Virginia 7 Hagerstown 6 (12 inn.)
• Sanchez 4IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Napoli (L, 2-1) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• Carey 3-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Gardner 2-5, R, RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, RBI

A pitcher’s duel early turned into a slugfest late as the Power outlasted the Suns, 7-6 in 12 innings. West Virginia scored single runs in the 6th and 7th innings to take a 3-1 lead. D.K. Carey’s two-run HR in the bottom of the 8th snapped a five-inning hitless streak and tied the game at 3-3. The Power answered with two in the top of the 9th to take a 5-3 lead but the Suns rallied again to tie it 5-5 and send it into extras. After swapping zeroes in the 10th and 11th, West Virginia took a 7-5 lead in the 12th and Hagerstown got three singles in the space of four batters to score the 6th run but a double-play ball ended the comeback bid and the game. David Napoli took the loss, allowing the final two Power runs on four hits and a walk over two and 2/3rds, while Mario Sanchez made the spot start with one run allowed on five hits over four innings.
RHPs Robbie Dickey and Andrew Cooper were activated and deactivated (respectively and vice-versa) prior to the game without further explanation.

Trea Turner Update
Turner continues to hit and get on base, as he was 1-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts in a 10-4 Missions win.

May 162015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-3 @ Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
McGregor (3-2, 3.62) vs.
Drabek (0-1, 1.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (2-2, 4.03) vs.
Lail (1-2, 4.37)
Potomac Lost, 4-1 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (1-0, 3.00) vs.
Horacek (2-3, 3.57)
Hagerstown Won, 5-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Brewer (0-1, 7.20)


Syracuse 9 Charlotte 3
• Spann (W, 1-0) 6IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 4K, WP
• Meek 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Burriss 3-5, 3B, 2K
• Mastroianni 3-5, R, RBI, SB

With A.J. Cole sent to join the parent club in San Diego, Matt Spann bridged the gap with six strong innings of two-hit ball, with one run let in on two hits and two walks for the win. Sam Runion failed to retire the three batters he faced in the 7th and left with the bases loaded. Doug Slaten Mitch Lively got the next three outs but let in all three baserunners to lose the shutout. Emmanuel Burris and Darin Mastroianni both went 3-for-5 to lead the Chiefs offense.
Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington, LHP Matthew Spann reassigned from Potomac.

Trenton 6 Harrisburg 5
• Alderson (L, 1-1) 2+IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Demny 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Lisson 1-3, R, 2B, SF, 3RBI
• Goodwin 1-3, 3R, 3B, BB, RBI

Harrisburg was unable to come back from two four-run deficits (4-0, 5-1) and fell to Trenton, 6-5. Tim Alderson was activated from the DL to make the start but will likely go right back as he left after two batters into the third, charged with four runs on four hits with no walks and no strikeouts. The ‘pen kept the Sens in striking distance with six innings of two-run ball, as the offense made the most of its six hits and seven walks for five runs with Mario Lisson driving in three while going 1-for-3 with a double and Brian Goodwin scoring three times while going 1-for-3 with a triple.
Roster moves: RHP Tim Alderson activated from the 7-Day DL, C Cole Leonida released.

Frederick 4 Potomac 1
• Simms (L, 0-4) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 3K
• Self 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Mesa 2-4, R, CS
• Perez 1-2, 2B, 2BB, SB

The breaks continue to elude both John Simms and the P-Nats as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the Keys. Simms spun six innings of two-run ball, one earned on six hits, no walks, and three strikeouts but lost for the fourth time. It was his second straight quality start. Derek Self was dinged for two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th to put the game out of reach. Tablesetters Narciso Mesa (2-for-4) and Steven Perez (1-for-2, 2BB) got on five times but only scored once as Potomac was 0-for-6 with RISP and left on six baserunners.

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 2
• Williams (W, 5-1) 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Van Orden (SV, 1) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K, HBP
• Gardner 2-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-3, 2R, 3B, BB, 2K

The Suns scored in each of the first three innings to build a 4-1 lead and cruised to a 5-2 win vs. the Power. Austen Williams won for the fifth time in seven starts, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Drew Van Orden closed out the game with one run let in for his first save. Jeff Gardner drove in three with a two-run double in the 1st and an RBI single in the 3rd while “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz walked and tripled and scored twice to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Trea Turner Update
Turner went 2-for-4 with a double and a whiff in 4-0 Mission loss. His on-base streak is now 15 games, over which he has hit .407/.500/.630 with 10 runs scored, nine walks, two home runs, and 12 RBI.

May 152015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-1 @ Charlotte,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-1, 2.67) vs.
E. Johnson (3-2, 4.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Potomac Lost, 1-0 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (0-3, 7.71) vs.
Ramos (0-0, 1.86)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-0;
Won, 3-0
vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (4-1, 1.72) vs.
McRae (2-2, 4.33)


Syracuse 4 Gwinnett 1
• Hill (W, 3-1) 8IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Martin (S, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 2-1 IR-S
• Lerud 3-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• den Dekker 2-4, 3R, SB(5)

Steven Lerud drove in all four runs while Taylor Hill turned in a season-high eight-plus innings as the Chiefs took the game, 4-1 and the series, 3-1. Lerud posted his third straight multihit game as he went 3-for-4, including a two-run HR in the 7th to break open a 1-0 game. Hill pitched into the 9th but hit a batter and gave up a single before giving way to Rafael Martin, who lost the shutout but got the save, as he did not allow a run for just the second time in six appearances since his return from Washington.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 2
• Espino (L, 0-3) 5IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 6K
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Difo 2-4, 2B
• Renda 1-4, R, 2B, BB, SB

The Thunder struck for four runs in the 1st and cruised to a 5-2 win over the Senators. Starter Paolo Espino turned in four shutout innnings afterwards, but the damage had been done as he gave four runs on six hits and three walks to suffer his third loss of the season. Erik Davis continued his rehab tour with a shutout inning of relief. Wilmer Difo singled and doubled while Tony Renda walked and doubled, but Harrisburg’s inability to convert baserunners into runs continued as they left on 12 and were just 2-for-10 with RISP.
Roster move: RHP Erik Davis assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Wilmington 1 Potomac 0
• Giolito (L, 0-2) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 11K
• Suero 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Mesa 2-3, 2B, BB
• Bostick 2-4

Facing the Carolina League’s weakest offense instead of its strongest, Lucas Giolito struck out a career-high 11 batters over six innings, walking one and letting in one run. He threw 84 pitches, 63 for strikes. That should have been good enough to win, but the P-Nats were unable to score a single run as they were shut out for the third time in 34 games, 1-0 by the Blue Rocks. Narciso Mesa singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Potomac offense, which collected seven hits and no walks on the night.

West Virginia 3 Hagerstown 0 — GAME ONE
• Rodriguez (L, 0-3) 4⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
• Mooneyham 2⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Carey 1-2
• Read 1-3

Jefry Rodriguez pitched into the 5th for the first time, but lost for the third time as the Suns were shut out, 3-0. Rodriguez let in all three Power runs on six hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds innings. He left with the bases loaded, but Brett Mooneyham was able to strand all three and closed out the game with two more scoreless innings. Hagerstown managed just four hits — all singles — and no walks.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 0 — GAME TWO
• Bach (W, 1-0) 5⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 6K, HBP
• Amlung (S, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, HBP, 2-0 IR-S
• Keller 2-2, 2R, 2B
• Reistetter 2-3, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

Hagerstown scored twice in the 1st and once in the 3rd as they returned the favor with a 3-0 shutout of West Virginia. Connor Bach and Justin Amlung combined on the three-hit shutout, with Bach walking two and striking out six over five and 1/3rd innings to earn the win, and Amlung stranding two in the 6th and working around a hit batsman in the 7th to notch the save. Tablesetters Alec Keller and Matt Reistetter combined to go 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two doubles, a triple (Reistetter) and two RBI (ditto).

Trea Turner Update
Turner was 1-for-2 in a rain-shortened 2-0 Missions loss. His on-base streak is now at 14 games.

May 122015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 @ Gwinnett,
6:35 p.m.
Billings (0-2, 4.01) vs.
Marimon (2-0, 0.47)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Ross (1-1, 2.81) vs.
Eflin (2-2, 2.51)
Potomac Won, 5-1 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Lopez (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Caramo (1-1, 2.67)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Greenville,
2:05 p.m.
Valdez (3-1, 1.38) vs.
Kopech (1-2, 3.86)


Syracuse 5 Gwinnett 2
• McGregor (W, 3-2) 6⅔ IP, 7H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K
• Lively (H, 2) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• den Dekker 3-5, 2B, RBI
• Burriss 1-3, 2R, BB, SB(5)

Chien Ming-Wang coughed up three runs in the 6th, but this time it was to the benefit of the Nats as Syracuse held off Gwinnett, 5-2. Scott McGregor allowed one run on seven hits and two walks over six and 2/3rds inning to pick up the win, with an assist (ok, fine: hold) from Mitch Lively who stranded two runners to finish the 7th. Matt den Dekker led the Chiefs offense with a 3-for-5 night while Emmanuel Burriss singled and walked to push his hit streak to 11.

Harrisburg 6 Reading 3
• Bleier (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Mendez 1IP, 0H, 0R, ER, 2BB, 1K
• D. Robinson 2-3, R, BB
• Hague 2-4

Harrisburg also broke through for three runs in the middle innings, turning a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead as they doubled up Reading, 6-3.
Richard Bleier was roughed up for a pair of runs in the 1st but settled down to go seven full, retiring 11 straight batters at one point. He gave up four hits, no walks, and struck out three. Derrick Robins reached base three times with a walks and two singles, while Ricky Hague also got two safeties as the Sens totaled nine hits and four walks on offense.
Roster moves: LHP Bryan Harper placed on 7-Day DL; RHP Hector Ambriz assigned from Washington (FA sign from L.I. Ducks, Atlantic League)

Potomac 5 Frederick 1
• Bacus (W, 1-0) 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 7K
• Davis (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Miller 2-3, 2R, BB, 2HR, 3RBI
• Norfork 2-3, R, RBI

Brandon Miller went deep twice while Dakota Bacus turned in five strong innings on short rest as Potomac split the series with Frederick with a 5-1 victory. Miller also walked and was 2-for-3 overall, as was Khayyan Norfork to lead the P-Nats attack. Despite throwing on three days’ rest, Bacus turned in his best outing: one run on two hits and two walks over five with seven strikeouts, which earned him his first win of ’15. Erik Davis and Tyler Mapes both turned in two scoreless innings of relief to finish off the Keys.

Greenville 5 Hagerstown 4
• Reyes 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Sanchez (L, 0-2) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Davidson 2-4, R, SB(5)
• Abreu 2-3, R, 2B, E(15)

The Drive rallied for two with two out in the 7th to snap a 3-3 tie and held on for a 5-4 win over the Suns. Luis Reyes got the start and was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. The loss went to Mario Sanchez, who gave up two on three hits in the 7th after a scoreless 6th. Hagerstown scored four times without an RBI hit, thanks to a pair of sacrifice flies by Grant DeBruin and “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz, an error on Austin Davidson’s steal of third, and Osvaldo Abreu getting pushed over and across by back-to-back groundouts to second after his leadoff double.
Roster moves: LHP Jake Walsh placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Jake Amlung assigned from Washington.

Trea Turner Update
Turner tripled and walked in four plate appearances, extending his hit streak to seven games and his on-base streak to 12 contests in a 2-1 San Antonio loss.