Jul 302013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-8 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (5-7, 4.25) vs.
Pino (3-5, 2.94)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Trenton,
7:05 p.m.
Gilliam (3-4, 3.98) vs.
Greene (3-3, 3.03)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Cuevas (6-6, 5.85)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (5-2, 4.68) vs.
Prosinski (0-0, 3.60)
Auburn Lost, 8-4 @ Lowell,
7:05 p.m.
Barrientos (1-3, 3.65) vs.
Buttrey (3-1, 2.22)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 (12 inn.) @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Pivetta (0-0, 3.52) vs.
Effertz (0-2, 6.48)
DSL Nationals Won, 8-5 vs DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (3-2, 2.36) vs.
De la Rosa (1-1, 4.30)



Syracuse 9 Indianapolis 8
• Clay 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Lowe (BS, 3; W, 2-0) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Moore 3-5, 2B, 2HR, 6RBI
• Brown 3-5, 2-2B

Syracuse blew a 7-0 lead but rallied in the 9th and held on for a 9-8 win, completing the four-game sweep of Indianapolis. Tyler Moore drove in six with a double and two home runs. Corey Brown also went 3-for-5, smacking a pair of doubles as the Chiefs piled up 15 hits. Caleb Clay turned in his sixth quality start with three runs allowed on seven hits and a walk. He struck out two but got the no-decision when Cole Kimball was tagged with four runs as he retired just two of seven batters faced. Mark Lowe, who let in the fourth Kimball run in the 7th, got the blown-save-win for pitching a scoreless 8th. Erik Davis gave up an unearned run in the 9th while earning his 11th save.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
Harrisburg’s 11-day, 10-game roadtrip continues with a three-game set in Trenton. Thus far, the first-place Sens are 4-3 but second-place Erie’s five-game win streak has shrunk the gap between the E.L. West’s top two teams to just a ½ game.

Potomac 5 Salem 2
• Purke (W, 1-3) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 6K
• Martin (SV, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Ramsey 3-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI
• Dykstra 2-3, BB, RBI

Matt Purke won his first High-A start as Potomac won its fourth straight, 5-2 over Salem. Purke struck out six and walked one over five and a 1/3rd innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits. Veteran relievers Cameron Selik and Rafael Martin closed out the game for the hold and save, respectively. Caleb Ramsey, who pinch-ran for Billy Burns after the CF was hit by a pitch in the first inning, paced the Potomac offense with a 3-for-4 game, scoring twice and driving in two. The HBP on Burns was the fourth this month by Salem pitchers, and the third time Burns was forced to leave the game. Perhaps not coincidentally, Burns has stolen six bases over that same timeframe.

Lakewood 5 Hagerstown 4
• Lee 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K, HR
• Davis (L, 1-3) #8531; IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Pleffner 2-3, R, RBI
• Ramos 2-4, RBI
• Renda 1-2, R, RBI, 2BB, SB

Hagerstown couldn’t stop Lakewood from scoring in the final four innings, as the Blue Claws eclipsed the Suns with a 5-4 walkoff win. Starter Nick Lee gave up just a hit and a walk his first five innings but faltered in his final inning, giving up both runs in the 6th on a homer and back-to-back triples. He struck out the side to preserve the 3-2 lead, finishing with eight Ks. Bryan Harper, Derek Self, and Cody Davis were each charged with a run over the final three Lakewood turns at bat. Shawn Pleffner and “Help Me” Wander Ramos combined for four of Hagerstown’s eight hits and two of the three RBIs.

Jamestown 8 Auburn 4
• Johansen 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 6K, 2WP
• Hollins (BS, 3; L, 0-3) ⅔ IP, 5H, 7R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, HBP
• Allen 2-4, 2RBI
• Zebrack 2-5, 2B

The Jammers spread seven of their eight runs in the 9th, doubling up the Doubledays for an 8-4 win. L.J. Hollins retired just two of nine batters faced, giving up seven unearned runs on five hits and a hit batsman for the blown-save-loss, his second in as many appearances. Starter Jake Johansen pitched five scoreless innings, letting up four hits, a walk, two wild pitches, and striking out six. Brenton Allen drove in two while going 2-for-4 to pace the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 4 (12 inn.)
• J. Rodriguez 5IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• K. Rodriguez (W, 4-0) 3IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Bautista 4-6, 2R, RBI, SB
• Ward 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Read 2-2, RBI

After losing a 3-0 lead after three, the G-Nats scored twice in extra innings for a 5-4 victory, opening up a double-digit lead of 10 games in the GCL East. Jefry Rodriguez got the start, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk while striking out three. Kelvin Rodriguez got the win in relief, pitching all three extra frames to run his record to 4-0. Rafael Bautista led the 11-hit G-Nats attack with a 4-for-6 game, driving in a run and stealing a base. Roster move: RHP Matt Derosier reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Nationals 8 DSL Yankees1 5
• Reyes 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Salazar (BS, 1; W, 4-0) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Gutierrez 4-4, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Florentino 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI

The D-Nats led 3-0 after six but needed a three-run 9th to prevail over the D-Yankees1, 8-5. Luis Reyes one-hit el imperio del mal for five innings, walking two and fanning six but got the no-decision. Melvi Salazar got the blown-save-win by closing out the 8th after letting in the tying the run and pitching a scoreless 9th. Kelvin Gutierrez singled twice, doubled twice and walked to lead the 17-hit assault on D-Yankees1 pitchers.

Jul 292013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.34) vs.
Hollingsworth (6-4, 3.20)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 6-4 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (0-3, 8.34) vs.
Pena (4-5, 4.91)
Hagerstown Won, 5-1 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (4-2, 4.03) vs.
Oviedo (1-0, 4.50)
Auburn Won, 5-2 vs. Jamestown,
7:05 p.m.
Johansen (0-1, 1.21) vs.
Lodge (3-1, 3.97)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (3-0, 2.16) vs.
Castellanos (2-3, 3.13)
DSL Nationals OFF DAY @ DSL Yankees1,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (3-2, 2.70) vs.
Acevedo (1-0, 1.72)



Syracuse 2 Indianapolis 1
• Roark (W, 9-3) 7⅔ IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Crotta (SV, 4) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Walters 1-3, R, 2B
• Rhymes 2-3, BB

Tanner Roark threw a season-high seven and 2/3rds scoreless innings as the Chiefs reeled off their fifth win in six games, edging Indianapolis 2-1. Roark walked one, let up five hits and struck out five while earning his ninth win of the season. Mike Crotta wobbled in the 9th, giving up a run on three hits, but got the three outs he needed for his fourth save. Six of the eight Syracuse position players hit safely, with Will “Don’t Call Me Buster” Rhymes the sole Chief to get multiple hits with a 2-for-3 afternoon.

Portland 3 Harrisburg 2
• Karns (L, 7-4) 8IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 8K, HR
• Jeroloman 2-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Lozada 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB
• Rivero 2-4, RBI

The Senators outhit the Sea Dogs, 10-5, but lost the game, 3-2. Nathan Karns went the distance, giving up all three runs on five hits and four walks and striking out eight, but took the loss. Harrisburg led just once, 1-0, as Ricky Hague and Brian Jeroloman both doubled in the 2nd. Portland answered with two in its half of the 3rd for a 2-1 lead. Carlos Rivero knotted the score at 2-2 with an RBI single in the 7th, but a solo shot in the bottom of the inning proved to be the game-winner. The Senators were stymied the rest of the way, drawing just a two-out walk in the 8th and going down 1-2-3 in the ninth. Roster move: C Sandy Leon reassigned from Auburn.

Potomac 6 Salem 4
• Rauh ⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, K, 3WP
• Fischer 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Bates (W, 3-4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR(GS), 4RBI
• Oduber 2-3, R, 2B, RBI, BB

Kevin Keyes’s grand slam highlighted a six-run 8th in a 6-4 Potomac win over Salem. It came at the cost of eight-plus innings of bullpen work as starter Brian Rauh couldn’t make it out of the 1st, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while getting just two outs. He also threw three wild pitches. Colin Bates got the win while Robert Benincasa got the save despite giving up a home run. The Keyes homer was the fourth hit of the inning as the P-Nats had been held to just two hits through seven innings (no-hit through 3⅓).

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 1
• Dickson (W, 2-2) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Thomas 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mesa 2-4, R, 2B
• B. Miller 2-4, R, RBI
• Renda 1-2, R, BB, RBI, CS

Another strong pitching performance by the Suns pitchers coupled with a big inning on offense was the recipe to take the game, 5-1, and the series 3-1. Ian Dickson won his second straight start with six innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out five. Three Suns relievers followed with a goose egg apiece. Hagerstown put up four in the 4th with five hits, including back-to-back-to-back RBIs by Brandon Miller, Mike McQuillan, and “Help Me” Wander Ramos. Miller and Narciso Mesa both went 2-for-4, combining for four of the Suns eight hits.

Auburn 5 Jamestown 2
• Ullmann (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Mudron (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Yezzo 2-4, R
• Gunter 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Auburn put up three in the 3rd and two more in the 7th for a 5-2 win that snapped a four-game losing streak. Starter Ryan Ullmann rebounded from an eight-run pounding last week in Vermont with a quality start of two runs (both unearned) on six hits and no walks over six innings for his first NYPL win. Mike Mudron followed with two scoreless innings for the hold while Jake Joyce pitched around a pair of hits and a walk in the 9th for his first first professional save. James Yezzo led the Doubledays offense, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Roster move: RHP Ryan Ullmann reactivated.

GCL Nationals — OFF DAY
The G-Nats are nine games up in the GCL East with 29 games left to play, the magic number down to 21 after a 6-1 week. Thanks to the rain, it’s another seven games with a doubleheader on Wednesday vs. the Cardinals.
Roster move: RHP Michael Sylvestri reassigned from Auburn.

DSL Nationals — OFF DAY
The D-Nats are in 2nd place in the Boca Chica South, but a distant 6½games back of the DSL Cubs and 3½ games off the pace for the DSL Wild Card berth. They’ll play the Yankees1, Cubs, y Los Rojos esta semana, with home games on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Jul 282013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-5 (10 inn.) @ Indianapolis,
1:35 p.m.
Roark (8-3, 3.42) vs.
Bromberg (5-8, 3.71)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 @ Portland,
1:00 p.m.
Karns (7-3, 3.42) vs.
Doyle (1-3, 5.00)
Potomac Won, 7-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Rauh (2-1, 3.34) vs.
Owens (8-4, 2.78)
Hagerstown Won, 6-0 vs. Delmarva,
1:05 p.m.
Dickson (1-2, 5.97) vs.
Guzman (4-2, 4.63)
Auburn Lost, 2-1 vs. Jamestown,
4:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 8-5 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals Game Not Reported OFF DAY N/A



Syracuse 7 Indianapolis 5 (10 inn.)
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 2K, HR
• Davis (W, 3-5) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Cedeno (SV, 3) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Brown 3-4, 2R, HR, 4RBI
• Moore 2-4, R, BB
• Kobernus 2-5, R, RBI, SB

The Chiefs rallied from a 5-1 deficit with six unanswered runs in the final three innings of a 7-5 win in 10 innings. Corey Brown’s three-run blast in the 8th kick-started the comeback while Jeff Kobernus’s two-out RBI single in the 9th tied it. RBI singles by Kelly Shoppach and Zach Walters in the 10th sealed the deal for Syracuse. Erik Davis got the win in relief pitching the 8th and 9th innings while Xavier Cedeno tossed a scoreless 10th for the save. Danny Rosenbaum gave up all five Indianapolis runs on five hits and four walks while setting down two on strikes.

Portland 5 Harrisburg 2
• Hill (L, 2-4) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR (to RCF, not LF)
• Holland 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Martinson 1-3, R, BB
• Jeroloman 1-2, RBI

Portland erased an early 2-0 Harrisburg lead with a three-run 3rd as the Sea Dogs scored five unanswered runs to win 5-2 at Fenway Park in Boston. Taylor Hill lost his fourth game, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. The Senators mustered just five hits, with Jason Martinson the lone Senator to reach base twice with a walk and single.
Roster moves: OF Steve Souza placed on the 7-Day DL; UT Sean Nicol activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 7 Lynchburg 2
• Schwartz (W, 8-4) 6⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K
• Martin (H, 2) 1⅓ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Gilmartin 3-4, R, 2B
• Oduber 2-4, R, RBI

Potomac scored four unanswered runs in the 8th and 9th innings to turn one-run game into a 7-2 victory, and taking the four-game series 3-1. Blake Schwartz became the first P-Nats starter to win eight games with a quality start of two runs on four hits over six and 2/3rds. He walked none and struck out five. Mike Gilmartin went 3-for-4 with a double to lead Potomac’s 12-hit parade on offense.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 0
• Mooneyham (W, 6-3) 8IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 8K, WP
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Pleffner 3-3, BB, RBI, SB
• Ramos 2-4, R, 2B

Brett Mooneyham issued no walks for the second straight start and pitched a season-high eight innings as the Suns shut out the Shorebirds, 6-0. The 23-y.o. Stanford alum allowed just two hits and fanned eight to win his sixth game. Derek Self preserved the shutout with a 1-2-3 ninth. Hagerstown busted out for five runs in the 4th, aided by an error on a sacrifice bunt that scored two runs. Shawn Pleffner went 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base to pace the Suns offense, which registered nine hits and two walks.

State College 2 Auburn 1
• Voth 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Hollins (BS, 2; L, 0-2) 1IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• W. Rodriguez 3-4, R
• Ballou 1-2, 3BB

Through eight innings, the Doubledays held the Spikes to six hits. Three hits in the 9th, however, led to the two runs State College needed for a 2-1 walkoff win over Auburn. L.J. Hollins, who escaped a 1st-and-3rd jam with one out in the 8th, gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases, hit a batter to send in the tying run, then gave up a third single to take the blown-save-loss. Starter Austin Voth got the no-decision for his five innings of two-hit, no-walk ball with six strikeouts. Wilman Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a run scored to lead the Doubledays hit column while leadoff man Isaac Ballou reached base four times with a single and three base-on-balls.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Mets 5
• Ott 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Walsh (SV, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bautista 4-5, 3R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI, CS
• Medina 2-4, 2R, RBI, CS

The G-Mets erased an early 4-0 deficit but the G-Nats responded with a pair of crooked numbers in the 5th and 6th innings to take the Saturday morning game, 8-5. Travis Ott got the start and went three inning, giving up a run on three hits and two walks. He struck out two. Philips Valdez was ruled the winning pitcher despite coughing up three runs in the 5th. Jake Walsh struck out two in 1-2-3 ninth to get the save. Rafael Bautista went 4-for-5 with two RBI, missing the cycle by a home run as the G-Nats racked up 11 hits and went 5-for-12 with RISP.

DSL Nationals vs. DSL Brewers — GNR
Fifteen of seventeen games on Saturday had completed boxscores. The D-Nats vs. D-Brewers game wasn’t one of them.

Jul 272013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Rosenbaum (5-7, 3.99) vs.
K. Johnson (9-4, 2.52)
Harrisburg Won, 7-5 @ Portland (Fenway),
12:00 p.m.
Hill (2-3, 1.82) vs.
Couch (7-3, 3.90)
Potomac Won, 6-1 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Schwartz (7-4, 2.89) vs.
Hinson (0-1, 1.38)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Mooneyham (5-3, 2.97) vs.
Hader (3-5, 2.55)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 2.00) vs.
Reyes (0-1, 2.45)
GCL Nationals Lost, 5-4 vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 10-3 @ DSL Brewers,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (3-2, 1.39) vs.
Torres (1-1, 2.96)



Syracuse 5 Indianapolis 2
• Tatusko (W, 4-4) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 7K, HR
• Crotta (SV, 3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Walters 4-4, 2R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Moore 2-3, R, BB,
• Rhymes 2-4, RBI, CS

Zach Walters was a double shy of the cycle while Ryan Tatusko turned in a quality start as Syracuse defeated Indianapolis, 5-2. Walters went 4-for-4 with a triple and a HR, driving in two — his first four-hit game and the fourth time he’s come within one hit of the statistical feat. Tatusko gave up a two-run blast in the second but went six innings, with five hits, four walks and seven strikeouts as he evened up his record at 4-4. He got some help from the defense as the Chiefs turned three double plays, including a 9-2 DP when Corey Brown (who also hit his 15th HR) snagged a foul fly and gunned down the runner to end the 2nd inning.
Roster move: RHP Drew Storen optioned from Washington; C Sam Palace reassigned from Hagerstown.

Harrisburg 7 Portland 5
• Ray 5IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, BB, K
• Perry (BS, 2; W, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Souza 2-3, R, 2-2B (left due to hip injury)
• Goodwin 1-1, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Hood 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

The Senators blew a 5-3 lead in the bottom of 8th but got them back with two in the top of the 9th for a 7-5 win, their fourth straight. Starter Robbie Ray recovered from a six-run meltdown in his previous outing to turn in five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits and a walk. Ryan Perry got the dreaded blown-save win, though he came in after a double-error that put the tying run on third in the 8th and pitched a scoreless 9th. Steve Souza started in CF and doubled twice in three at-bats, but left due to a hip injury. His replacement, Brian Goodwin, walked and homered in the 9th. As a team, the Senators registered 12 hits but were just 3-for-16 with RISP.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 1
• Solis (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Holt (H, 3) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Dykstra 1-2, R, 2B, 3BB, SB
• Keyes 2-5, R, RBI, SB

The Nationals can score five times in the 9th and break open a 1-0 game. Well, Potomac anyway as the P-Nats did just that for a 6-1 win over the Hillcats. Sammy Solis got the win with five scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk. Greg Holt got the next seven outs for his third hold and his 8th scoreless outing in his last 10 appearances. Two-run doubles by Justin Miller and Caleb Ramsey highlighted the 9th as Potomac collected four of its seven hits in the final frame. Robert Benincasa, who got the last two outs on the 8th, notched his ninth save though he let up a run in the 9th on a triple and a single before retiring the final three batters.

Delmarva 5 Hagerstown 1
• P. Encarnacion (L, 7-7) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K
• Henke 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Renda 2-4, R, 2B, SB
• Piwinica-Worms 2-4, 2B, SB

The Shorebirds made the Suns pay for their mistakes, following both errors with triples to score three unearned runs in a 5-1 Delmarva win over Hagerstown. Pedro Encarnacion saw his won-loss record fall to 7-7 with those three runs allowed on six hits and two walks over six innings. The 22-y.o. struck out six. The offense notched nine hits, with Tony Renda, Will Piwinica-Worms and Craig Manuel each going 2-for-4, but left nine baserunners on.

State College 4 Auburn 1
• Williams (L, 0-5) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• Bafidis 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gunter 3-4, R
• W. Rodriguez 2-4, SB

Deion Williams pitched a career-high six innings, but the proverbial one bad inning did him in as State College spiked Auburn, 4-1. Williams gave up five of his eight hits in the four-run 3rd. He walked two and struck out four, finishing his outing with one hit over three scoreless innings. Cody Gunter led the nine-hit Doubledays offense with a 3-for-4 night, followed by Wilman Rodriguez’s 2-for-4 effort with a stolen base.

GCL Mets 5 GCL Nationals 4
• Giolito (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K
• Silvestre 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• R. Encarnacion 3-4, R, 2B, OF assist at 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-4, 2B, BB, RBI

The G-Nats rallied for three in the 9th but left the tying run at second, losing to the G-Mets 5-4 and ending an eight-game win streak. Lucas Giolito made it out of the 1st, through the 2nd, but was lifted with two outs in the third. The Nats’ 2012 1st round pick gave up four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three. Randy Encarnacion led the G-Nats attack with a double and two singles, but just one of the team’s eight hits came in 11 RISP chances as the team stranded 11 baserunners total.

DSL Nationals 10 DSL Brewers 3
• Morales 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• J. Ramirez (W, 1-1) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Aguero 3-4, 3R, RBI, SB
• Florentino 3-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Serrata 2-4, 2RBI

The D-Nats broke open a 2-2 game with a three-spot in the 6th and four more in the 7th as they flattened the D-Brewers, 10-3. Jose Morales gave up two solo home runs and four hits total, walked none, and struck out five in his third start. The win went to reliever Jean Ramirez, who allowed a run over three innings on three hits and a walk. “Fred” Aguero continues to swing a hot bat, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base. The D-Nats took advantage of five errors to score 10 times on 11 hits and two walks.

Jul 262013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 1-0 @ Indianapolis,
7:15 p.m.
Tatusko (3-4, 3.59) vs.
Godfrey (3-3, 5.31)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ Portland,
6:00 p.m.
Ray (2-1, 3.47) vs.
McCarthy (1-3, 5.74)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Solis (0-0, 3.75 vs.
Perez (2-0, 0.75)
Hagerstown Won, 3-0 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (7-6, 3.56) vs.
Bridwell (6-8, 5.55)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (0-4, 8.41) vs.
Herget (3-0, 4.91)
GCL Nationals Postponed @ GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 2-1 (10 inn.) vs. DSL Brewers,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. Ventura (4-2, 2.63)



Louisville 1 Syracuse 0
• Maya (L, 5-7) 8IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Kimball 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Kobernus 1-4, 2B
• Rahl 1-3, RBI, SB

Louisville’s Yohan Pino threw a two-hit shutout, outdueling Yunesky Maya for a 1-0 getaway game win over Syracuse. A wild pitch on a strikeout by Corey Brown produced the first Chiefs baserunner and ended the perfect-game bid. Chris Rahl’s two-out single in the same inning (the 5th) quashed the no-hitter while Jeff Kobernus’s double in the 6th produced the third and final Syracuse baserunner. Maya went eight innings and gave up seven hits, four in the 3rd when the Bats got their lone run.
Roster move: RHP Mike Broadway placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 2 Portland 1
• Cole (W, 1-0) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Herron (SV, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Goodwin 1-3, BB, CS, OF assist at 2B
• Hood 2-4, 3B, RBI, CS

A.J. Cole tossed seven innings of one-run ball to win his AA debut as the Senators edged the Sea Dogs, 2-1. The 21-y.o. gave up a solo home run with two outs in the 7th and three hits total while issuing a walk and setting down six on strikes. With Aaron Barrett unavailable due to a lower leg issue (tight calf), Tyler Herron closed out the game with two scoreless innings for his first save for Harrisburg. Destin Hood went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple to lead the Senators, who only struck out 14 times while collecting five hits and drawing six walks.

Lynchburg 4 Potomac 3 (10 inn.)
• Demny 2⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Dupra 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Selik (L, 1-2) 1+ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K
• Burns 1-3, 3B, RBI, OF assist at HP
• Sanchez 2-4, R, 2B

After blowing an early 3-0 lead, the Lynchburg Hillcats prevailed in extras for a 4-3 win over the Potomac Nationals. Cameron Selik gave up a single, hit a batter, and let up an RBI double in the 10th to suffer his second loss. Former Senator teammate Paul Demny lasted just two and 2/3rds in his first 2013 start for Potomac, scratched for three unearned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out four. Adrian Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a single and a double to pace the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 0
• Turnbull (W, 5-2) 7IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 9K
• Mendez (SV, 6) 1IP, 0H, BB, 2K
• Mesa 2-3, RBI, CS
• B. Miller 1-3, BB

Three Hagerstown pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout of Delmarva as the Suns won, 3-0. Kylin Turnbull turned in another strong outing, striking out nine and walking one over seven scoreless innings while allowing just four hits. Gilberto Mendez rebounded from a blown save on Tuesday to notch his sixth save. Narciso Mesa was the lone Suns batter with multiple hits (2-for-3), as the Shorebirds pitchers held Hagerstown to just five hits total.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 1
• Orlan 5IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Simms (L, 0-1) 3IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K
• Dent 3-4
• Valdez 2-4, RBI
• Difo 2-4, SB

A two-run rally in the 7th broke a 1-1 tie as the Crosscutters felled the Doubledays, 4-1. Starter R.C. Orlan gave up a run on two hits and a walk over five innings while fanning five but got his sixth no-decision in seven starts. John Simms took the loss with two runs surrendered over three innings. Auburn matched Williamsport’s total of nine hits, but went 2-for-9 with RISP and stranded nine baserunners and whiffed ten times. Cody Dent led the hit column with a 3-for-4 effort, followed by Jean Carlos Valdez and Wilmer Difo, who both went 2-for-4.

GCL Nationals — PPD
Rain postponed the third game in three days against the Cardinals to next week, when it will be made up with a doubleheader next Wednesday.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Pirates2 1 (10 inn.)
• Torres 2⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K
• Pena 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Salazar (W, 3-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Alvarez 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB

Oliver Ortiz’s bases-loaded, pinch-hit walk was the difference as the D-Nats edged the D-Pirates2, 2-1 in 10 innings. Luis Torres got the start and went two and 1/3rd innings, allowing the lone D-Pirates2 run on a hit and two walks. He struck out three. Melvi Salazar got the win, his third, pitching the 9th and 10th innings as the D-Nats ‘pen totaled seven and 2/3rds innings of scoreless relief. Leadoff man Thomas Alvarez doubled, scored a run on a sacrifice fly, and drew two walks as the D-Nats mustered just three hits but reached base on six walks.

Jul 252013
 

Transactions for NPPA busier than usual day for transactions between Auburn and Hagerstown. For the sake of clarity, a couple of the moves that were reported this morning have been repeated.

HAGERSTOWN
• IF Wes Schill placed on the DL
• C Pedro Severino activated from the DL
• C Sam Palace removed from the roster
• 1B Shawn Pleffner reassigned from the GCL, activated from the DL
• UT Mike McQuillan reassigned from the GCL, activated from the DL

AUBURN
• IF Bryan Lippincott reassigned from Hagerstown
• OF Jordan Poole placed on the DL
• C Sandy Leon assigned from Harrisburg for minor-league rehab
• RHP Matt Derosier reassigned from the GCL
• RHP Ryan Ullmann removed from the roster

As noted in the comments earlier today, the Nationals have become a little less duplicitous about cuts, releases, and as we see here: removals from the roster, which is a first in the four seasons of running this website. In any case, it’s a welcome turn of events when so often such information had been either buried or delayed.

Jul 252013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Louisville,
11:00 a.m.
Maya (5-6, 4.50) vs.
Pino (2-5, 3.30)
Harrisburg Won, 3-2 (10 inn.) @ Portland,
7:00 p.m.
Cole (AA Debut) vs.
Barnes (5-6, 4.75)
Potomac Won, 9-8 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Demny (1st A+ start of ’13) vs.
Miller (7-6, 3.56)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-2, 5.60) vs.
Taylor (4-8, 3.10)
Auburn Won, 3-2; Lost, 4-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Orlan (0-1, 4.56) vs.
Anderson (3-2, 3.22)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1; Won, 3-0 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
Giolito (0-0, 3.00) vs.
Flores (3-1, 3.80)
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-0 vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Torres (0-3, 4.14) vs.
Batista (1-0, 3.07)



Syracuse 3 Louisville 2
• Clay 7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Davis (W, 2-5) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Walters 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI
• Perez 2-5, RBI, SB

Eury Perez’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth was the last post in a Syracuse picket fence, giving the Chiefs a 3-2 walkoff win over the Louisville Bats. Starter Caleb Clay gave up runs in the 3rd and 7th innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out three. Down 2-0, the Chiefs scored single runs in the final three innings. Zach Walters homered for the fourth time in five games to start the comeback. Chris Marrero’s two-out RBI single in the 8th tied it. Jeff Mandel tossed a 1-2-3 eighth while Erik Davis got the win with a scoreless 9th.

Harrisburg 3 New Hampshire 2 (10 inn.)
• Gilliam 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Grace (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Goodwin 1-3, R, HR, 2BB, RBI, OF assist at 2B
• Hood 1-3, BB, RBI, CS

Steve Souza Jr. walked with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th to plate what proved to be the winning run as Harrisburg edged New Hampshire, 3-2 to take the series 2-1. The base on balls gave Neil Holland the win and took the sting out of Aaron Barrett’s third blown save. Matt Grace retired the side in order for his first AA save. Brian Goodwin walked twice and hit a solo HR to the lead the Harrisburg offense, which was held to six hits and five walks.

Potomac 9 Lynchburg 8
• Purke 4⅔ IP, 9H, 6R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Holt (W, 5-0) 1⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Wort (SV, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Burns 1-3, 2R, 3B, 2RBI, BB
• Gilmartin 2-4, R, 2B, BB
• 36-minute rain delay

Potomac blew a 6-0 lead after five innings, but rallied against the Lynchburg bullpen for a 9-8 win. Starter Matt Purke hit the wall in the 5th, giving up all six runs (three earned, thanks to a Nieto throwing error on what should have been a rundown between home and third on a tapper back to the mound) and six of the nine hits he allowed. The 23-y.o. walked one and struck out three over four and 2/3rds innings. Every P-Nat batter hit safely, with Mike Gilmartin collecting two hits, while Billy Burns, Cutter Dykstra and Kevin Keyes each drove in two runs. Roster moves: RHPs Cameron Selik, Colin Bates activated from the DL; RHP Marcos Frias released.

Hagerstown Suns — OFF DAY
After a 4-3 swing though North Carolina, the Suns return to the Hub City for a four-game tilt against the Shorebirds. Hagerstown trails West Virginia by a ½ game but leads third-place Hickory by 2½ in the Sally North, as the Power have won six straight while the Crawdads have lost six straight. Roster moves: OF Mike McQuillan and 1B Shawn Pleffner reassigned from GCL; corresponding moves not yet announced.

Auburn 3 Williamsport 2 — (COMP.)
• Turnbull 2⅓ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Barrientos (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Hollins (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Valdez 2-3, 2R, RBI
• Difo 1-3, BB, SB

Piking up where they left off on June 27, Auburn lost a 1-0 lead on a passed ball and an error when play resume with two on and no outs in the 3rd but got them back in the 4th on a Williamsport error for a 3-2 win. Joel Barrientos got the win with two and 2/3rds innings with a walk and hit allowed, though he committed the throwing error that sent in the second Williamsport run. The Doubledays committed five errors total and were an abysmal 1-for-12 with RISP. Jean Carlos Valdez accounted for all three runs, scoring twice and driving in one with a 2-for-3 game.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 1 — GAME TWO
• Selsor (L, 0-4) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Derosier 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ballou 2-3, RBI
• Reistetter 1-2

The Crosscutters broke open a 1-0 game with three in the 4th and took the nightcap, 4-1. Casey Selsor gave up all four Williamsport runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four in his fourth loss. Matt Derosier stranded two and pitched two and 2/3rds scoreless in his NYPL debut. Auburn mustered just three hits total, with leadoff man Isaac Ballou driving in the sole Doubleday run while going 2-for-3 and NDFA Matt Reistetter going 1-for-2 in his pro debut.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 1 — GAME ONE
• Pivetta 4IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• K. Rodriguez (W, 3-0) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Eusebio 1-3, 2B, RBI
• Abreu 2-2

Diomedes Eusebio’s RBI double in the 6th snapped a 1-1 tie as the D-Nats won their seventh straight, 3-1. Nick Pivetta got the start and went the first four inings, giving up the G-Cards run on three hits and no walks. He struck out none. Osvaldo Abreu led the eight-hit attack with a 2-for-2 game as seven of nine batters hit safely.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 0 — GAME TWO
• Suero (W, 3-1) 6IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Spezial (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, RBI
• Medina 2-3, R, SB

Wander Suero and Niko Spezial combined to shut out the G-Cards in the second game, 3-0, which extended the G-Nats’ win streak to eight consecutive games. Suero threw six shutout innings, giving up three hits and walking three while fanning three. Spezial set side down in order with two strikeouts for his first professional save. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Willie Medina both went 2-for-3 to lead the G-Nats offense.

DSL Pirates2 2 DSL Nationals 0
• Yrizzari (L, 3-2) 5⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Reynoso 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Corredor 2-4, 2B
• Lora 1-2, BB

The D-Pirates2 got the best of the D-Nats, scoring single runs in the 6th and 8th innings for a 2-0 win. Starter Deibi Yrizarri took the loss, pitching five and a 1/3rd innings, and giving up a run on four hits and a walk. He struck out three. The D-Nats were limited to six hits, with Aldrem Corredor (single, double) and Edwin Lora (single, walk) the only two batters to reach base twice.

Jul 242013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5 vs. Louisville,
7:00 p.m.
Clay (3-2, 2.29) vs.
Rogers (2-2, 6.04)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Gilliam (3-4, 4.25) vs.
Nolin (6-2, 2.09)
Potomac Won, 3-0 @ Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Purke (0-3, 9.00) vs.
Ross (6-4, 3.45)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 3-2 vs. Williamsport,
5:30 p.m (COMP. DH)
Selsor (0-3, 4.64) vs.
Gueller (3-2, 5.64)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-2 @ GCL Cardinals,
11:00 a.m.(DH)
TBD and TBD vs. TBD and TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 6-2 @ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
Yrizarri (3-1, 2.45) vs.
Batista (1-0, 3.07)



Syracuse 6 Louisville 5
• Roark (W, 8-3) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K; 2-2, 2B, RBI
• Mattheus (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Moore 2-4, R
• Brown 1-3, R, BB, HR, 3RBI

Corey Brown’s three-run homer off former National Zach Duke capped a four-run rally in the 8th for a 6-1 Syracuse lead. The bullpen nearly blew it, giving up four in the top of the 9th, but held on for 6-5 win. Tanner Roark was a two-way threat, pitching six strong innings with one run allowed on six hits and two walks while striking out four. At the plate, Roark was 2-for-2 with an RBI double. Tyler Moore was the second Chief with multiple hits (2-for-4) as Syracuse got 10 hits total.

Harrisburg 6 New Hampshire 5
• Karns 6IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 10K, HR
• Grace (W, 4-1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Barrett (SV, 20) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Van Ostrand 3-4, R, RBI
• Rivero 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Hague 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI

RBI singles by Ricky Hague and Brian Goodwin capped a 6-5 comeback win for Harrisburg, snapping a four-game losing streak. Nathan Karns struck out 10 and walked three over six innings, but also gave up four runs on six hits, including a home run. Matt Grace got the win in relief, his fourth for the Senators, while Aaron Barrett pitched around two one-out singles for his 20th save. Jimmy Van Ostrand led the Harrisburg hit parade with three singles, followed by Carlos Rivero and Hague, who both singled, doubled, and scored a run. Roster moves: RHPs A.J. Cole, Richie Mirowski promoted from Potomac; RHP Blake Treinen placed on 7-Day DL.

Potomac 3 Salem 0
• Rauh (W, 2-1) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Fischer (H, 2) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Benincasa (SV, 8) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Sanchez 2-3
• Taylor 1-2, R, BB, RBI, SB
• Dykstra 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI

Potomac closed out its seven-game homestand with a 3-0 shutout of Salem. Brian Rauh got the win and allowed all three Red Sox hits over five innings, walking three and striking out one for the win. David Fischer turned in three perfect innings for the hold, while Robert Benincasa got his eighth save in eight chances (18-for-18 overall) with a 1-2-3 ninth. Potomac collected five hits and five walks, with Adrian Sanchez leading the hit column with a 2-for-3 effort. Roster move: RHP Paul Demny reassigned from Harrisburg.

Greensboro 3 Hagerstown 2
• Lee 6IP, 7H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K
• Mendez (BS, 1; L, 1-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, IBB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Norfork 1-4, 2B, RBI
• Mesa 1-4, 2B

Greensboro rallied for two in the bottom of the 9th for a 3-2 win over Hagerstown. Gilberto Mendez let in an inherited runner on a double and the game winner on a two-out single for the blown-save loss. Starter Nick Lee got the no-decision with a run given up on seven hits, no walks and six strikeouts over six innings. The Suns were held to just two hits — doubles by Khayyan Norfork and Narciso Mesa — but cashed in two of the six walks drawn.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 2
• Johansen (L, 0-1) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 3K
• Medina 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Ballou 3-5, R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Allen 1-3, BB

The Crosscutters got to Jake Johansen early and held off the Doubledays late for a 3-2 win over Auburn. Johansen pitched a season-high five frames, but gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out three. He was the losing pitcher. Silvio Medina finished the game with one run over the last four innings. Auburn notched nine hits but left eight runners on. Isaac Ballou led the charge with two singles and a solo home run in the 3rd. Roster moves: RHP Matt Derosier reassigned from the GCL, C Erick Fernandez released, RHP Joel Barrientos activated from the DL.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 2
• J. Rodriguez 4⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 2K
• Lehman (W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-1 IR-S
• Ruiz 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, R, BB, 3RBI
• Ward 2-4, RBI

The G-Nats jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a pair of two-run innings as they won their sixth straight, 7-2 over the G-Marlins. Jefry Rodriguez got the start, but couldn’t go the requisite five for the win, falling two outs short while giving up three hits and three walks while fanning two. Adderling Ruiz, Shawn Pleffner, and Drew Ward each had two hits as the G-Nats collected nine altogether.

DSL Cardinals 6 DSL Nationals 2
• Reyes (L, 3-2) 3IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K
• M. Sanchez 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• T. Alvarez 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Serrata 1-2, BB

The D-Nats’ five-game win streak ended with a 6-2 loss to the DSL Cardinals. Starter Luis Reyes took the loss, his second in three starts, with four runs allowed on six hits and a walk though he struck out five over three innings. Leadoff man Thomas Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, and a run scored as the D-Nats were limited to just three hits and two walks total.

Jul 232013
 

Moving On Up for NPPThe Potomac Nationals announced today that RHP A.J. Cole has been promoted to Harrisburg.

Also “movin’ on up” is RHP Richie Mirowski, while slidin’ on down is RHP Paul Demny, per the team release.

Cole becomes the third starting pitcher to make the jump this season, following Robbie Ray earlier this month, Taylor Hill last month, and Jordan Taylor in May — movement not seen since 2008 when Adrian Alaniz, Jordan Zimmermann, and Craig Stammen were all promoted during the season’s first half.

Unlike Ray, Hill, or Taylor, Cole’s success has been much more sporadic, which one would expect with “stuff” that’s electric but inconsistent. There’s not much doubt the 21-y.o. can bring the heat — reports of mid-90s readings have been personally spotted on radar guns — but the secondary pitches have been far behind. The feeling here is that the organization now wants him under the tutelage of Paul Menhart, who’s considered one of the best teachers of the changeup in the system.

Mirowski has suffered from bouts with the long ball (6 in 48IP) but has led the team in appearances (32) and wins (8) and posted strong peripherals (2.1 BB/9, 11.1 K/9, 6.0 H/9) in addition to pitcher’s triple-slash of 1.50 ERA / 3.05 FIP / 0.90 WHIP. He’ll be joining the Eastern LEague’s best pitching staff, one that’s already been fortified with a former Potomac pitcher, Matt Grace.

Demny continues a tradition of sorts in which a AA pitcher is dropped down in July, which began with Erik Davis in 2011 and continued last summer with Rob Gilliam. The redheaded Texan has been workhorse for most of his career (23+ starts annually from 2009-2012) with the Nationals, but has been relegated to the bullpen twice now in two seasons with the Senators and recently spent time on the disabled list.

It’s not immediately clear if Demny will start for Potomac, especially with the P-Nats roster down a man and corresponding moves above and/or below Potomac have not yet been announced.

As always, if those moves made today, this space will be updated.

UPDATE: No word from Potomac yet on who will fill the empty slot in either the roster or rotation, but the Senators have announced that Blake Treinen has been placed on the DL. Perhaps not coincidentally, Treinen last pitched on Saturday, the same day as Cole. Treinen is still officially listed as the starter for Thursday’s game in Portland. Thus, the logical deduction is that Cole will most likely make his AA debut on Thursday.

Jul 232013
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 vs. Louisville,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (7-3, 3.56) vs.
Reineke (8-7, 3.53)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (7-3, 3.33) vs.
McGuire (5-8, 5.40)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Salem,
12:05 p.m.
Rauh (1-1, 3.90) vs.
M. Pena (4-4, 5.06)
Hagerstown Won, 6-2; Won, 7-2 @ Greensboro,
12:30 p.m.
Lee (3-2, 4.56) vs.
James (1-3, 6.41)
Auburn Lost, 7-0 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m
Johansen (0-0, 1.04) vs.
Martin (1-2, 4.73)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-5; Won, 11-0 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Won, 2-0 vs. DSL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.
Reyes (3-1, 1.87) vs.
Oca (1-1, 5.11)



Louisville 6 Syracuse 4
• Rosenbaum 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K
• Davis (L, 1-5) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Rahl 4-4, 2B
• Moore 2-3, R, HR, 2BB, 3RBI
• Walters 2-4, R, 2B, HR(22), RBI, E(23)

Louisville only scored in two of nine innings, but the four-run 1st and two-run 8th were enough to win, 6-4. Danny Rosenbaum was roughed up early but settled down to turn in six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while fanning five. Erik Davis took the loss when a error by Zach Walters led to two unearned runs. Chris Rahl, who had an eight-game hit streak snapped on Sunday, went 4-for-4 with a double to lead the Syracuse attack, which included homers by Tyler Moore and Walters (third straight game).

New Hampshire 4 Harrisburg 3
• Hill 6⅔ IP, 9H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Herron (BS, 1; L, 4-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, ER, BB, 2K, HR, 1-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-3, R, 2BB, 2E (4, 5)
• Van Ostrand 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Three home runs — two over the wall, one of the Little League variety — were the undoing of the Senators in a 4-3 loss to the Fisher Cats. Starter Taylor Hill pitched six and 2/3rds innings and scattered nine hits, including a solo HR, for two runs while walking one and striking out four. Tyler Herron stranded a runner to end the 7th but gave up a solo shot that tied the game to lead off the 8th. A two-out single turned into the game-winning “homer” as Brian Goodwin couldn’t field it cleanly and Steve Souza committed a throwing error on the relay back to the infield. The Senators led at one point, 3-0, scoring three times in the 3rd with Jimmy Van Ostrand driving in two with a double.

Salem 5 Potomac 2
• Schwartz (L, 7-4) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Leonida 1-3, BB, RBI
• Dykstra 0-1, 3BB

Salem flirted with a no-hitter for six innings and broke open a 3-1 game with two in the 9th for a 5-2 win over Potomac. Blake Schwartz took the loss despite the quality start of three runs on six hits over seven innings. Rafael Martin followed him and retired the side in order in the 8th but gave up a walk and a homer to the first two batters in the 9th. Potomac rallied for one late on a walk, wild pitch, and an RBI single by Cole Leonida (1-for-3) as the P-Nats were held to four hits total. Billy Burns left the game after getting hit in the head with a pitch in the 6th, his second HBP of the game. He had walked and stolen a base in his previous two plate appearances.

Hagerstown 6 Greensboro 2 — GAME ONE
• Mooneyham (W, 5-3) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Meza 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Renda 2-3, R, BB
• Miller 1-2, BB, 2RBI
• Piwinica-Worms 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

The Suns broke open a 1-1 game with a four-run 5th and took the opener, 6-2. Starter Brett Mooneyham did not issue a walk for the first time this season, turning in his third quality start of two runs allowed on six hits while striking out two. Greensboro pitchers issued seven walks, enabling Hagerstown to score six times on just seven hits. Tony Renda led the way by walking once and singling twice.

Hagerstown 7 Greensboro 2 — GAME TWO
• Dickson (W, 1-2) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Self 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-4, R
• Norfork 2-3, R, 3B
• Miller 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB, 2K

After falling behind 1-0, the Suns scorched the Grasshoppers for seven unanswered runs to complete the sweep, 7-2. Ian Dickson got his first win for Hagerstown, giving up a run on three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Sam Palace and Brandon Miller both hit two-run blasts to lead the Suns onslaught, which scored seven times on seven hits and left on just four baserunners.

Vermont 7 Auburn 0
• Ullmann (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Mudron 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Gunter 1-3, BB
• Dent 0-1, 2BB, E(10)

The Lake Monsters roared for six in the 3rd as they shut out the Doubledays, 7-0. Ryan Ullmann was pounded for all seven runs on eight hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings in his first start for Auburn. Four Vermont pitchers held the Doubledays to just five hits total, with the Codys Gunter (1-for-3, BB) and Dent (0-for-1, 2BB) the only batters to reach base twice.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 5 — GAME ONE
• Silvestre ⅓IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Webb (W, 2-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• Selik (SV, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• McQuillan 2-4, R, RBI
• Pleffner 2-4, 2R, RBI

Hector Silvestre couldn’t make out of the 1st, but the bullpen held the Marlins in check the rest of the way for a 6-5 win in morning matinee. Silvestre was charged with five runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk. The lone out he recorded was a strikeout. Joe Webb got the win in relief, letting in one of two inherited runners but closing out the inning and pitching two more scoreless. Rehabbers Mike McQuillan and Shawn Pleffner both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the G-Nats overcame a 5-2 deficit by scoring in each of the first four innings.

GCL Nationals 11 GCL Marlins 0 — GAME TWO
• P. Valdez 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Ramos (W, 3-2) 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Jennings 2-3, 2B, 3B, BB, 3RBI
• Guzman 3-4, 3R

Two G-Nats pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout as the G-Marlins were blanked 11-0 in the second game. Starter Philips Valdez let up a hit and a walk over four innings while David Ramos got the win in relief with three hitless innings, allowing just a walk. Hayden Jennings led the 14-hit parade with a double and a triple and three runs batted in.

DSL Nationals 2 DSL Cardinals 0
• Valerio (W, 3-2) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Feliz (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Serrata 3-4, 2B, RBI
• Lora 2-4, R

The D-Nats held the D-Cards to just three hits, but despite ten of their own, eked by with a 2-0 shutout win. Maximo Valerio celebrated his 18th birthday with six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out two to lower his ERA to 1.39. Fellow All-Star Melvi Salazar tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his ninth save. Brayan Serrata led the D-Nats batters with a pair of singles and a double in four at-bats. Roster moves: SS Francys Peguero, 1B Oliver Ortiz assigned from Washington.