Jul 202012
 

For the second straight year, an outfielder from Hagerstown is poised to skip Potomac and head to Harrisburg instead.

Multiple online sources are reporting that Hagerstown CF Brian Goodwin will be promoted from the Suns to the Sens, with Harrisburg CF Eury Perez heading to Syracuse to make room. Steven Souza Jr. is also in line for a return to Woodbridge, according to Kerr.

As the headline notes, this means that Potomac CF Michael Taylor is staying put, and according to Geoff Morrow of the Patriot-News, J.R. Higley will be reassigned to Potomac, indicating that more moves are coming since the Potomac roster was at the roster limit of 25 following the additions of Alex Meyer and Aaron Barrett yesterday as well as MiLB.com indicating that Sam Palace had been transferred from the Suns to the P-Nats as well.

Goodwin had posted a line of .324/.438/.542 in 58 games while missing five weeks with a hamstring injury, and gets the bump that went to Bryce Harper last July in 39 fewer PAs and 14 fewer games played.

UPDATE: Potomac has officially announced the placement of OF Jayson Werth and IF Chad Tracy to the roster as rehab assignments, the promotion of OF Steve Souza Jr. from Hagerstown and the placement of OF Randolph Oduber onto the 7-day DL. C Sam Palace has been transferred from the Suns, but he is listed as on the DL as well.

UPDATE #2: Harrisburg has officially announced the promotion of OF Eury Perez to Syracuse, the promotion of OF Brian Goodwin from Hagerstown, and the transfer of OF J.R. Higley to Hagerstown (not Potomac as initially reported).

Jul 182012
 

Too many moves to wait until tomorrow’s news & notes…

HARRISBURG
• C Sandy Leon recalled to Washington
• C Devin Ivany activated from DL

POTOMAC
• RHP Alex Meyer promoted from Hagerstown
• RHP Aaron Barrett promoted from Hagerstown
• C Sam Palace transferred from Hagerstown (MiLB.com reporting, which conflicts with official release from Potomac = a release or DL stint not yet inputted).

HAGERSTOWN
• RHP Taylor Jordan transferred from Auburn (rehab)
• RHP Brian Rauh promoted from Auburn
• LHP Bobby Hansen Jr. activated from TIL
AUBURN
• SS Stephen Perez placed on the 7-day DL
• RHP Ivan Pineyro promoted from GCL
• RHP Michael Boyden promoted from GCL

GCL
• RHP Lucas Giolito assigned from Washington (1st rd. draft pick)
• RHP Mike Shultz assigned from Washington (FA signed in March, rehab)
• RHP Alex Kreis transferred from Hagerstown (rehab)
• 3B Anthony Rendon transferred from Potomac (rehab)

The promotions of RHPs Alex Meyer and Aaron Barrett are not yet official, thus the corresponding moves for Potomac are not yet known. As reported this morning in the News & Notes, it’s likely that one or both of the 28-year-old relievers (Jimmy Barthmaier, Adam Carr) will be promoted to make room and one of the current starting pitchers headed to the ‘pen or the DL (Sywnenberg fits the description in either case).

MASN’s Byron Kerr is stirring the pot with Suns position player possibilities, but subsequent maneuvers to any of these players is far less clear, given that there are only a couple of reasonable possibilities (Freitas, Hague), and both of them are unlikely to displace their counterparts (Leon, Walters) in Harrisburg.

UPDATE: The Meyer/Barrett promotions are now official, but no subsequent moves have been made. The ripple effect from the parent club recalling Sandy Leon is also noted (Harrisburg) as well as a couple of other, um, minor moves.

Jul 172012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-5 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Maya (6-7, 3.68) vs.
Mathis (6-6, 4.14)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Tatusko (2-2, 4.06) vs.
House (5-2, 4.07)
Potomac Won, 14-0 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (4-7, 5.54) vs.
Delgado (5-4, 3.62)
Hagerstown Lost, 11-1;
Lost, 8-4
@ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (9-4, 4.58) vs.
Ordosgoitti (2-3, 5.45)
Auburn Won, 5-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (2-0, 1.71) vs.
Gonzalez (0-1, 3.68)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 15-4 vs. DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Pawrucket 8 Syracuse 5
• Lannan (L, 6-9) 5+ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, 2HR
• Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Rivero 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Valdez 2-4, R, HR, RBI

In a game that featured seven HRs between the two teams, Pawtucket outslugged Syracuse for an 8-5 win. John Lannan, who’s been tabbed to start in the DC doubledip on Sat., was hammered at the start and finish, charged with six runs on nine hits and a walk over five-plus innings, with two solo shots surrendered. The Chiefs hit four of the seven HRs, with Carloses Rivero and Maldonado, Brett Carroll, and Jesus Valdez going deep and accounting for all five Syracuse runs.

Akron 5 Harrisburg 4
• Holder (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• VanAllen ⅓ IP, H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, K, 1-0 IR-S
• Hood 3-4, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Rahl 3-5, R, 2B, 2SB
• Perez 3-5, R, RBI

Trevor Holder’s second start was much better than his first, but a four-run sixth hung the “L” on him as the Aeros edged the Sens, 5-4. The 25-y.o. kept the ball in the yard and issued just one free pass but gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over five and 2/3rds. Harrisburg outhit Akron 12-9, with the trio of Eury Perez, Chris Rahl, and Destin Hood combining for nine hits, three runs scored, three doubles, and two RBI.

Potomac 14 Lynchburg 0
• Karns 6IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Carr 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Taylor 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, HR, 4RBI
• Keyes 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI, SB
• Martinson 3-5, 3R, 3B, 2RBI

Nathan Karns got plenty o’ offense Last Night In Woodbridge.

Lexington 11 Hagerstown 1 — GAME ONE (Comp.)
• McKenzie ⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Meza 2⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B

Lexington picked up where they left off on Sunday afternoon and completed the thrashing of Hagerstown, 11-1. Richie Mirowski got the de facto start and gave up a run over three innings, but Bobby Lucas and the strike zone were complete strangers as the southpaw issued five walks over the last two innings and was charged with two earned runs. The Legends relievers held the Suns to just two hits over the final five frames.

Lexington 8 Hagerstown 4 — GAME TWO
• Turnbull (L, 4-5) 2IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 0K, 2HR
• Hawkins 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Ortega 2-3, R
• Goodwin 2-4, R, 2B,

Game Two saw much the same pattern, as the Legends doubled up the Suns, 8-4. Kylin Turnbull gave up a pair of two-run home runs and six runs overall in two innings of work to take the loss. Bryce Ortega and Brian Goodwin combined for four of the Suns’ six hits and two of the four runs scored. Roster moves: RHP Wilson Eusebio was placed on the 7-Day DL while RHP Leonard Hollins was promoted from the GCL.

Auburn 5 Connecticut 1
• Monar (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Benincasa 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Schill 1-3, 2R, RBI
• Norfork 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Auburn broke its two-game slide with a 5-1 win over Connecticut, finishing the 900+ mile, six-game roadtrip with a 4-2 mark. Blake Monar tossed six scoreless, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five, evening his W-L record at 2-2. The #1 and #2 men in the lineup, Wes Schill and Khayyan Norfork, both went 1-for-3 with Schill scoring two runs and Norfork driving in two runs, courtesy of a two-run HR in the 3rd inning. The Doubledays are home now for 10 of the next 14 games, starting with a pair against Williamsport.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 3
• Santana (L, 1-2) 3⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, WP
• Mudron 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Foat 4-5, R, RBI
• Severino 2-4

A four-run first was too much for the G-Nats to overcome as they fell one run short, 4-3. Andy Santana took the loss, allowing all four G-Marlins runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two. The G-Nats outhit the G-Marlins 11-4, but stranded 12 runners while going just 3-for-14 with RISP. Matt Foat led the offense with a 4-for-5 afternoon, scoring a run and driving in a run.

DSL Pirates2 15 DSL Nationals 4
• J. Rodriguez (L, 0-2) 2+ IP, 3H, 5R, 2ER, 7BB, 1K, 0HR
• Acevedo 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, 3-1 IR-S
• Abreu 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Read 2-4, BB, RBI
• Mejia 2-4, R, RBI

The DSL Pirates2 scored in five of the first six innings, building a 9-0 lead en route to a 15-4 smackdown of the DSL Nationals. Jefry Rodriguez took the loss, walking seven for the second time this season and allowing five runs on three hits over two-plus innings. The D-Nats broke through for four runs in the 7th, but were held to seven hits total, with Osvaldo Abreu, Raudy Read, and Bryan Mejia each collecting two hits.

Jul 162012
 
Post #1000

For what it’s worth, this is post #1000 since the site was relaunched in June 2010

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 @ Pawtucket,
7:00 p.m.
Lannan (6-8, 4.60) vs.
Pena (0-7, 6.23)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-7 @ Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Holder (0-1, 37.80) vs.
Espino (3-2, 3.41)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Karns (4-2, 2.43) vs.
Northcraft (8-5, 3.45)
Hagerstown Losing, 8-1
(susp. mid 4th)
@ Lexington,
5:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-4, 4.82) vs.
Cruz (6-5, 3.58)
Auburn Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
@ Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Monar (1-2, 3.57) vs.
Lo (1-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Mieses (1-2, 4.79) vs.
Cavanerio (0-1, 6.61)
DSL Nationals ALL STAR
BREAK
@ DSL Pirates2,
10:30 a.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Scranton-Wilkes/Barre 4 Syracuse 2
• Duke (L, 10-4) 7IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Garcia 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• J. Valdez 2-4, R
• Rivero 1-4, 2RBI

A three-run HR in the bottom of the 2nd erased an early 2-0 lead as the Chiefs fell to the Yankees, 4-2. Zach Duke took the loss, giving up all four runs on 10 hits while striking out two. Syracuse was limited to just three hits, with Jesus Valdez singling twice and Carlos Rivero collecting the third hit, which drove in two in the top of the 1st. After dropping four games to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since Thursday, Syracuse heads to Rhode Island for four against the Pawtucket Red Sox before returning to upstate New York on Friday. Roster move: C Jeff Howell activated from the DL.

Richmond 8 Harrisburg 7
• Rosenbaum (ND) 6IP, 9H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Storen (BS, 1) ⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Davis (L, 7-3) 1IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 0K
• Walters 3-5, 2R
• Van Ostrand 2-4, R, BB
• Perez 2-5, R

Danny Rosenbaum’s best start in six weeks was an afterthought after a 4-1 would-be Harrisburg win turned into a crushing 8-7 loss, completing a 1-4 series with Richmond. Rosenbaum gave up just a run as he scattered nine hits over six innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Drew Storen blew the save with a four-run seventh in which he retired just two of six batters faced, giving up four runs, a walk, and three hits, including a two-run homer. The Senators rallied to tie it at 5-5 in the 8th, but the ‘pen faltered again in the 9th and gave up three. Harrisburg got the tying and winning runs into scoring position with no outs in their final “ups,” but couldn’t push them across. Like Syracuse, it’s one-series road trip to Akron before returning home on Friday.

POTOMAC NATIONALS — OFF DAY
After the recent four-game sweep in Wilmington, Potomac’s road record in 2012 is 12-34, the worst mark in the full-season minors — with 21 of those losses coming to three teams in two states (Wilmington, Carolina, Winston-Salem). Their 29-18 home record is second-best in the Carolina League. Tonight, they begin a three-game series with the division-leading (and first-half winners) Lynchburg Hillcats.

Lexington 8 Hagerstown 1 — SUSP.
• McKenzie ⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Meza 2⅓ IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 1-2, R, HR, RBI

Chris McKenzie lasted just eight batters in the first inning as the Legends dropped six runs on the Suns. Play was halted midway through the fourth inning, with Lexington leading Hagerstown, 8-1. The game will be resumed today, weather permitting, with a completion/7-inning doubleheader.

Connecticut 5 Auburn 4 (10 inn.)
• Rauh (ND) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K
• Henke (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Self (BS, 1; L, 1-2) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
• E. Martinez 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, OF assist at HP

The sun can’t shine on the same dog’s behind all the time, as Auburn learned when they blew their first ninth-inning lead of the season, 5-4 to Connecticut. Thanks to four Tigers errors, the Doubledays were in a position to win despite having just four hits (three singles and a double) and four walks. Derek Self took the loss (and blew the save), giving up single runs in the 9th and 10th innings. Brian Rauh made his first start and gave up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three. Estarling Martinez singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Doubledays on offense.

GCL NATIONALS — OFF DAY
A 4-2 week has pulled the G-Nats into a tie for 3rd place, as they open the week on the road and have home games on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

DSL NATIONALS — ALL STAR BREAK
• Marmolejos-Diaz 0-1, K
• Bautista 0-1

Just two D-Nats saw action in the DSL All-Star Game, which saw the American League defeat the National League, 6-3. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Rafael Bautista both went 0-for-1 off the bench. Diaz played 1st base and did not make an error while Bautista appeared as a pinch-hitter.

Jul 152012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-1 “@” Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Duke (10-3, 3.68) vs.
Maine (2-3, 7.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
vs. Richmond,
2:00 p.m.
Rosenbaum (7-6, 3.54) vs.
Westcott (8-6, 3.71)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 9-4 @ Lexington,
1:35 p.m.
McKenzie (2-2, 7.54) vs.
Foltynewicz (10-2, 2.59)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 @ Connecticut,
4:05 p.m.
Rauh (0-0, 1.29) vs.
Gillies (0-1, 3.38)
GCL Nationals Lost, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
DSL Nationals ALL STAR
BREAK
ALL STAR
BREAK
N/A

Scranton-Wilkes/Barre 8 Syracuse 1
• Roark (L, 4-12) 3IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 4BB, 0K, 0HR
• Bibens-Dirkx 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• J. Valdez 1-3, BB
• Carroll 1-3, BB

A six-run 2nd put this game away early as Syracuse Chiefs lost on the “road,” 8-1 to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, extending their losing streak to six games (seven if you count the completion on Thursday). Tanner Roark suffered his 12th loss with seven runs surrendered on eight hits and four walks over three innings. Jim Negrych homered in the 8th break up the shutout bid as the Chiefs were limited to just five hits total and stranded eight baserunners. Roster moves: IF Josh Johnson was transferred from Auburn, 1B Chris Marrero was placed on the 7-Day DL.

Richmond 5 Harrisburg 4 (10 inn.)
• Demny 5⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HR, 1-1
• McCoy 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Nelo (L, 1-3) 1IP, 0H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, HBP
• Walters 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Hood 1-4, RBI

The Senators rallied for four in the last of the 9th but lost in the 10th without giving up a base hit. A hit batsmen, sacrifice, fielder’s choice, and a sac fly did the trick for the Squirrels, handing the loss to Hector Nelo. Starter Paul Demny gave up the first four runs on six hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds while striking out seven. Harrisburg plated four on just seven hits and no walks, going 2-for-4 with RISP and leaving five runners on base. Roster moves: RHP Rafael Martin was transferred from the GCL, with RHP Zech Zinicola placed on the 7-Day DL (ankle).

Wilmington 6 Potomac 2
• Swynenbeg 4⅓ IP, 10H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Holland 2⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-4, 2RBI
• King 1-4, RBI

The Blue Rocks put up a pair of crooked numbers in the first two innings en route to a 6-3 win and a four-game sweep of the Potomac Nationals. Matt Swynenberg made his return to the rotation but was lit up for five runs on 10 hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. Kevin Keyes and Stephen King accounted for all three runs driven in as the Potomac lineup was held to six hits total. Potomac returns to Woodbridge on Monday for a seven-game homestand against the Lynchburg Hillcats and Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

Hagerstown 9 Lexington 4
• Meyer (W, 7-4) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Eusebio 6BF, 0IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HBP
• Bates (SV, 1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-3, 2R, 2BB, HR, 3RBI, SB(15)
• Dykstra 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, RBI
• Ortega 3-4, 3B, BB, RBI

After a 100-minute delay to get the field playable, Alex Meyer threw six shutout innings and struck out nine, including the side in the 6th as Hagerstown survived a 7th-inning Lexington rally to win 9-4. Wilson Eusebio faced six batters in the frame and retired none of them, coughing up four runs on four hits, a walk, and a hit batsman. Colin Bates was summoned to douse the flames and delivered for his first save. Seven of the Suns’ 14 hits went for extra bases, with Brian Goodwin homering, Cutter Dykstra doubling twice, and Bryce Ortega tripling. Roster moves: C Adrian Nieto was transferred from the GCL, LHP Bobby Hansen Jr. was placed on the Temporary Inactive List

Connecticut 3 Auburn 1
• Jordan (L, 0-2) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Medina 3IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Schill 2-4, RBI
• Kieboom 1-2, R

The night after smacking 15 hits, Auburn was held to just three in a 3-1 loss to the Connecticut. Wes Schill singled twice while Spencer Kieboom singled once, but the rest of the Doubledays lineup was 0-for-23. Taylor Jordan was charged with the loss, giving up all three Tigers runs on four hits over four innings. He walked none and struck out four. Roster moves: IF James Brooks was promoted from the GCL, replacing Johnson on the Doubledays roster.

GCL Astros 8 GCL Nationals 6
• Vasquez (L, 0-5) 4IP, 8H, 6R, 1ER, BB, K, HR
• Mendez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• J.C. Valdez 3-4, 2R, 2B, 2RBI, BB, SB
• Mesa 2-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Eusebio 2-5, RBI

A five-run third by the G-Astros erased an early G-Nats lead as the Houston affiliate held off a late charge by the Washington squad for an 8-6 win. Daury Vasquez took the loss with six runs (one earned) allowed on eight hits and a walk. Jean-Carlos Valdez led the G-Nats offense with a 3-for-4 afternoon, including a pair of doubles, two runs scored, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base.

DSL NATIONALS — ALL STAR BREAK
The DSL All-Star Game is today but which DSL Nationals, if any, will be participating is unknown because there is no list of players named to the two teams, which will be the A.L. affiliates vs. the N.L. affiliates.

Jul 132012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-0;
Lost, 1-0
(14 inn.)
vs. Scranton/WB,
7:00 p.m.
Roark (4-11, 5.11) vs.
Ortiz (6-3, 2.94)
Harrisburg Lost, 12-3 vs. Richmond,
6:00 p.m. (DH)
Wang (rehab) and
Perry (1-1, 1.62) vs.
Fitzgerald (4-6, 4.19) and
Maday (3-5, 3.44)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Grace (4-8, 6.12) vs.
Adam (1-9, 3.94)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Hansen (2-0, 4.13) vs.
Brice (6-3, 4.24)
Auburn Won, 6-3 @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (0-0, 2.93) vs.
Vader (0-2, 7.31)
GCL Nationals Won, 7-6 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
Pineyro (0-0, 3.06) vs.
Barrios (1-0, 1.59)
DSL Nationals Won, 8-0 @ DSL Ariz./Cincy,
10:30 a.m.
Silvestre (2-2, 4.97) vs.
Aybar (0-5, 5.34)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Syracuse 0 — GAME ONE (comp.)
• Atkins 9IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 6BB, 4K
• Maldonado 1-3, 2B, BB
• Rivero 1-3
• Negrych 1-2

After a 92-day hiatus, Syracuse lost to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the completion of the suspended game, 3-0. The loss went to Mitch Atkins, who threw the unusual complete game, giving up all three Yankees runs on five hits and six walks while striking out four. Syracuse mustered one more hit (six) with the Carloses (Maldonado and Rivero) both going 1-for-3.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Syracuse 0 — GAME TWO
• Mandel 5IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Arnesen 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Bibens-Dirkx (L, 0-2) 1IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, HBP,
• Rivero 2-6, 2B
• Marrero 1-3, BB

What was supposed to be one reliever making a spot start and possibly another finishing it up for a light night, the Chiefs ended up emptying the bullpen as they dropped the second game, 1-0 in 14 innings. Jeff Mandel flirted with a no-hitter for four and 2/3rds and finished with a one hit allowed over five innings. Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss when he walked the leadoff batter, gave up a single, hit a batter, then walked in the game’s lone run. The Chiefs collected 10 hits total, but left on 11 while going 0-for-8 with RISP.

Richmond 12 Harrisburg 3
• Holder 1⅔ IP, 6H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, K, 2HR
• Tatusko 5⅓ IP, 6H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K, 1-0 IR-S
• Kobernus 2-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Lozada 1-2, R; ⅓ IP, BB, 1-1 IR-S

Trevor Holder’s AA debut was a tale of two innings. The first was the best of times (1-2-3), the second… not so much. Richmond scored seven times against the 25-y.o., including a grand slam that ended his night as the Flying Squirrels went on to a 12-4 triumph. Ryan Tatusko turned in a masterful piece of relief, allowing just a run on six hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. Jeff Kobernus led the Senators offense with a single and a triple and two RBI.

Wilmington 8 Potomac 3
• Ray (L, 3-6) 4IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Storen 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• Ramirez 2-3, 3B
• Soriano 2-3, R, BB

A four-run fourth by the Blue Rocks knocked Robbie Ray from the game and helped send the P-Nats to an 8-3 loss. Ray gave up five runs on five hits and two walks over the first four innings. Drew Storen finished out the game with two innings, but was touched for a home run by Wilmington’s Matt Fields, who also took Ray deep in the 4th. Francisco Soriano and J.P. Ramirez both went 2-for-3 as the offense registered eight hits total, but the defense committed three errors.

Greensboro 4 Hagerstown 3 (10 inn.)
• Hill 6⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Hawkins (L, 3-2) 1⅓ IP, H, 2R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Burns 0-2, 3BB
• Souza 1-5, R, HR, RBI

After taking the lead in the top of the 10th, the Suns were eclipsed in the space of three batters in the bottom of the 10th as a one-out HR gave the GreenJackets the 4-3 win in extras, stopping the Hagerstown win streak at seven. The Suns managed just five hits total, including Steve Souza’s 16th home run. Taylor Hill had just one bad inning, giving up two runs in part of the 7th after tossing six scoreless to begin the game. The loss went to Ben Hawkins who gave up just the big fly over an inning and a third, walking one and striking out one.

Auburn 6 Aberdeen 3
• Mooneyham 3IP, H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Fischer (W, 1-1) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Ramos 2-3, 2B, 2BB, 3RBI
• Pleffner 3-5, R, 3B
• E. Martinez 2-5, RBI

A pair of two-run rallies in the 6th and 7th innings pushed the Doubledays past the Ironbirds for a 6-3 win in Aberdeen. David Fischer got the win in relief of Brett Mooneyham, who tossed three scoreless inings with a walk, a hit and two strikeouts. Fischer gave up two runs on two hits and a walk over four innings. Derek Self got the last four outs of the game for his second save. Wander Ramos reached base four times: a single, a double, and two walks and drove in three to pace the Auburn offense, which tallied 10 hits total. Roster move: IF Josh Johnson assigned to Auburn from Syracuse.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Marlins 6
• Hudgins 4+ IP, 5H, 4R, 0ER, BB, K
• Hollins (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K, IR-S 3-1
• Boyden (SV, 1) 1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Difo 3-5, 2R, RBI
• Brooks 3-5, R, RBI

After blowing leads of 3-0 and 5-4, the G-Nats put up single runs in the 7th and 8th and held on for their third straight win, 7-6 over the G-Marlins. Starter Will Hudgins gave up four unearned runs on five hits and a walk, but struck out just one. Leonard Hollins let in one run on a groundout but got the win when G-Nats went ahead for good. Wilmer Difo and James Brooks both went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the G-Nats pounded out 16 hits total for the afternoon.

DSL Nationals 8 DSL “Redbacks” 0
• Gomez (W, 4-2) 8IP, H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Chavez 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, RBI, 2SB (20)
• Mercedes 2-4, 2R, RBI

Elisaul Gomez and Jose Chavez combined on a two-hit shutout as the D-Nats downed the Arizona/Cincinnati co-op, 8-0. Gomez allowed just a single in the 7th while walking three and striking out two over eight frames. Jose Chavez gave up a double and a walk in the 9th, but preserved the shutout with the help of a double play. Rafael Bautista and Yermin Mercedes both went 2-for-4 as the D-Nats made their 10 hits count, going 5-for-13 with RISP.

Jul 112012
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac OFF DAY @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Olbrychowski (4-6, 5.43) vs.
Pounders (1-2, 6.08)
Hagerstown Won, 9-7 @ Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (4-4, 4.85) vs.
Lowell (3-4, 4.31)
Auburn OFF DAY @ Aberdeen,
7:05 p.m.
Encarnacion (2-0, 0.55)
Guzman (0-0, 1.17)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
Schwartz (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Fox (0-1, 8.53)
DSL Nationals Lost, 2-1
(11 inn.)
@ DSL Giants,
10:30 a.m.
Valerio (0-4, 5.47) vs.
Guzman (1-2, 3.41)

SYRACUSE — ALL STAR BREAK
The Triple-A All Star game is tonight in Buffalo, NY with Corey Brown, Zach Duke, Jim Negrych, and Carlos Rivero representing Syracuse.

HARRISBURG — ALL STAR BREAK
The Double-A All Star game is tonight in Reading, PA with Jeff Kobernus, Hector Nelo, Eury Perez, Kevin Pucetas, Chris Rahl, Danny Rosenbaum representing Harrisburg.

POTOMAC — OFF DAY
After the first off day of the second half, Potomac takes to the road for a four-game set against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Hagerstown 9 Greensboro 7
• McKenzie 4⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 5BB, K
• Meza (W, 5-1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 3-0 IR-S
• Barrett (SV, 15) ⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-3 IR-S
• Goodwin 3-5, 2R, 2-2B, BB
• Miller 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Dykstra 2-3, 2R, 2B, 3BB, 2RBI, SB(25)

The disturbing pattern of the bats building a big lead and bullpen giving it away continues for the Hagerstown Suns in a 9-7 escape from Greensboro. The Suns led this one 9-1 after 6½ innings before allowing three runs to the Grasshoppers in both the 8th and 9th innings. Christian Meza got the win with four outs in the middle innings, stranding the bases loaded in the 5th. Hagerstown pounded out 12 hits, led by Justin Miller’s 2-for-4 night with a double, walk, two runs scored, and three RBI. Starter Chris McKenzie went the first four and 2/3rds, giving up two hits and a run, but walking five while striking out one. Roster moves: 3B/DH Carlos Alvarez transferred from Auburn, 3B Matt Skole placed on the 7-Day DL.

AUBURN — OFF DAY
It’s first of three against the Aberdeen Ironbirds, the furthest point south on the New York-Penn League circuit. Roster moves: UT Mike McQuillan promoted from GCL Nationals, IF Carlos Lopez activated from DL, LHP Jack McGeary assigned from GCL

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 1
• Mieses (W, 1-2) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Dicharry (SV, 2) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Nieto 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Piwnica-Worms 0-1, 3BB

With five scoreless frames from the start, strong relief, and a balanced offense, the G-Nats defeated the G-Cards, 3-1. Adalberto Miese allowed just three hits and struck out three, with no walks and no runs allowed to get the win. Eight of nine batters reached base safely, totaling seven hits and four walks, with Adrian Nieto connecting on a solo HR. Kevin DiCharry came on in the 9th to strand the tying runs and earn his second save.

DSL Giants 2 DSL Nationals 1 (11 inn.)
• J. Rodriguez 4⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K, HBP
• Benitez 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• K. Rodriguez (L, 2-2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• A. Martinez 1-4, R, HR, BB, RBI, 3K
• Bautista 1-2, 2BB, SB

The tailspin continues for the DSL Nationals as they fell 2-1 in 10 innings for their eighth straight loss. The three D-Nats pitchers combined for eight walks and 15 strikeouts, with Jefry Rodriguez giving up the first run on three hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds and Kelvin Rodriguez giving up the second on three hits and three walks over the final three frames. Andres Martinez’s solo HR in the bottom of the 6th accounted for the D-Nats scoring, as they left on seven and went 0-for-8 with RISP.

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

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

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

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

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

A wild finish Last Night In Woodbridge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Buffalo 5 Syracuse 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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