Jul 202015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Wolf (5-1, 2.93)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-2 vs. New Hampshire,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (4-5, 3.06) vs.
Bibens-Dirkx (3-4, 6.25)
Potomac Lost, 6-0 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Purke (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Gonzalez (5-7, 7.32)
Hagerstown Won, 9-4 @ Kannapolis,
12:05 p.m.
Reyes (4-5, 4.67) vs.
Lowry (9-5, 4.02)
Auburn Lost, 8-5 vs. West Virginia,
12:05 p.m.
Hearn (1-1, 3.00) vs.
Brubaker (1-3, 6.64)

Syracuse 5 Gwinnett 3
• Espino (W, 3-3) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Martin (H, 5) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nelson 2-2, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, 2BB
• Keyes 2-3, 2R

Chris Nelson’s two-run HR in the bottom of the fifth turned 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 as the Chiefs took the game, 5-3 and the series, 3-1. Paolo Espino got the win with a quality start of three runs on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Rafael Martin turned in two scoreless for his fifth hold while Jose Valverde pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save, his tenth. Nelson also doubled and walked twice to lead the Syracuse offense, followed by Kevin Keyes’s 2-for-3 effort with two runs scored.

Bowie 7 Harrisburg 2
• Pivetta (L, 0-1) 4IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 1K, 2HR
• Harper 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Corona 2-3, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Pleffner 1-2

The BaySox put the game away in the 4th with a six-run rally and prevented a four-game sweep with a 7-2 win over the Senators. Nick Pivetta took the loss, giving up all seven runs on seven hits, including two home runs. He walked two and struck out one. Bryan Harper and Sam Runion both turned in two scoreless innings of relief. Newcomer Reegie Corona cashed in a pair of one-out walks in the 5th with a two-run double to lead the Harrisburg offense, which was held to five hits total.
Roster move: 1B Ryan Zimmerman added to roster for MLB rehab.

Frederick 6 Potomac 0
• Lopez (L, 5-6) 4IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K
• Amlung 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• DeBruin 1-3
• S. Perez 0-3, BB, SB

Three Keys pitchers combined on a one-hit shutout of the P-Nats by a 6-0 score. Reynaldo Lopez was rocked yet again, letting in all six Frederick runs on seven hits and three walks with zero K’s. Justin Amlung followed with a bullpen-saving four innings of one-hit relief. Grant DeBruin broke up the no-hitter with a two-out single in the 7th. The loss was Potomac’s fifth straight and the sixth time they’ve been blanked this season.
Roster moves: OF Jayson Werth MLB rehab assignment ended.

Hagerstown 9 Kannapolis 4
• Rauh 4IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K, WP
• Napoli (W, 4-3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Abreu 3-4, 3R, 2B, BB, SB
• Reistetter 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The Suns scorched Intimidators pitchers for 14 hits in a 9-4 win to set up a possible series split this afternoon. Brian Rauh made his first appearance north of Florida in two months with four innings of one-run ball on one hit and one walk with two whiffs. David Napoli pitched the 5th and 6th without a score to earn the win, his fourth. Osvaldo Abreu and Matt Reistetter both had three hits to lead the Hagerstown attack.

West Virginia 8 Auburn 5
• Rivera (L, 0-1) 3IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 0BB, 2K
• Torres 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Robles 3-5, 3B, 2RBI
• Wiseman 2-4, R, BB, HR, RBI

West Virginia struck for four in the 1st and three in the 3rd en route to an 8-5 triumph over Auburn. Mariano Rivera III failed to go four innings for the third straight start, dinged for all seven runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out two over three innings.
Three relievers combined for six innings of one-run ball, led by Luis Torres (3IP), but the offense fell short. Victor Robles went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in his NYPL debut while Rhett Wiseman homered for the third time to lead the Doubledays offense.
Roster move: OF Victor Robles reassigned from GCL Nationals.

Jul 192015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-8 vs. Gwinnett,
1:05 p.m.
Espino (2-3, 2.54) vs.
White (1-2, 3.71)
Harrisburg Won, 11-7 @ Bowie,
2:05 p.m.
Pivetta (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Doyle (10-1, 2.00)
Potomac Lost, 7-4 @ Frederick,
6:05 p.m.
Lopez (5-5, 4.30) vs.
Miranda (0-1, 5.63)
Hagerstown Lost, 1-0 @ Kannapolis,
5:05 p.m.
Rauh (1st A- Start of ’15) vs.
Adams (6-4, 3.43)
Auburn Won, 6-4;
Lost, 3-1
vs. West Virginia,
5:05 p.m.
Rivera (0-0, 5.73) vs.
McGarry (0-0, 0.00)

Syracuse 7 Gwinnett 6
• Cole 4⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Billings (L, 5-4) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 2K
• Turner 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Nelson 3-5, 2R, RBI
• Mastroianni 2-5, R, SB

A seven-run 7th broke a 3-3 tie as the Braves outslugged the Chiefs, 11-8. A.J. Cole got the start and was lifted after four and 2/3rds innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three. The loss went to Bruce Billings as he was charged with six runs on four hits over an inning and 2/3rds. Chris Nelson led the Syracuse hit column with a 3-for-5 night.
Roster move: RHP Taylor Jordan recalled to Washington, optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 11 Bowie 7
• Bates 4⅓ IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, K, HR
• Suero (W, 1-1) 2⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR, 3-0 IR-S
• Jeroloman 4-4, 3R, BB
• Dykstra 3-6, R, 2B, HR, 6RBI
• Goodwin 3-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI

Tablesetters Cutter Dykstra and Brian Goodwin combined for three HR and nine RBI as the Senators beat the BaySox, 11-7. Colin Bates started but was ineffective, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks over four and 1/3rd innings. Wander Suero stranded three in the 5th and pitched two more innings to get the win, his first at AA. Brian Jeroloman reached base five times with four singles and a walk to lead the 15-hit attack.

Myrtle Beach 7 Potomac 4
• Valdez 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 5K
• Mapes (L, 1-2) 1IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Rendon 2-2, 2B
• Kieboom 2-4, 2B, RBI

The wheels came off the bus in the sixth inning Last Night In Woodbridge

Roster move: IF Anthony Rendon added to roster for MLB rehab.

Kannapolis 1 Hagerstown 0
• Van Orden (L, 5-3) 4+ IP, 6H, R, ER, 4BB, 2K
• Orlan 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Read 1-4, 2B, K
• Page 1-4, 2B, 2K

Kannapolis pitchers outdueled Hagerstown’s for a 1-0 win. Drew Van Orden took the loss after giving up a leadoff triple in the 5th as R.C. Orlan gave up the game-winning sacrifice fly. Orlan and Sam Johns both spun two scoreless innings, but the Suns offense was held to two hits — leadoff doubles by Raudy Read and Matthew Page in the 3rd and 7th innings respectively.
Roster moves: RHP Brian Rauh reassigned from Hagerstown; RHP Jose Morales, 2B Austin Davidson placed on the 7-Day DL; SS Osvaldo Abreu activated from the 7-Day DL.

Auburn 6 West Virginia 4 — GAME ONE
• Fedde (W, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HBP
• Peterson (S, 2) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Gutierrez 1-2, R, RBI, 2BB
• Encarnacion 1-1, R, 2BB
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B

The Doubledays scored six times in the bottom of the 1st then held on for a 6-4 win in the opener. Erick Fedde got the win, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Tommy Peterson got the save, allowing one run on one hit over two innings with one whiff. Rafael Bautista went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored to pace the Auburn offense, which drew seven walks.

West Virginia 3 Auburn 1 — GAME TWO
• Crownover (L, 0-4) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP
• Brinley 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kerian 3-3, 3B, RBI
• Me. Rodriguez 2-3, 2-2B
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B

The Black Bears took the nightcap by a 3-1 score. Matthew Crownover turned in his best outing of the season with five innings of two-run ball, letting up five hits and a walk while striking out four but lost his fourth game. Three batters accounted for all seven Auburn hits with David Kerian singling twice and driving in the lone Doubleday run with an RBI triple in the 6th.
Roster move: RHP Connor Overton added to roster from Washington.

GCL Update
The G-Nats won five of six games and now trail the GCL Mets by just one game in the GCL East, albeit with a 12-12 mark. Telmito Agustin leads the team with a .378 batting average and is now slugging a robust .622 in 14 games. Maximo Valerio, who turns 20 this week, has won three straight appearances, which earned him a mention in yesterday’s GBI.

DSL Update
Today is the DSL All-Star game, with the Nationals represented by two pitchers — Pedro Avila and Francys Peguero — and outfielder Juan Evangelista. A 2-3 week dropped the D-Nats to a 19-23 mark, which is 11 games off the pace of the Boca Chica North division-leading DSL Rangers1 at 30-12.

Jul 182015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-6 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (1-4, 3.91) vs.
Foltynewicz (1-5, 3.15)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Bates (3-0, 3.45) vs.
Gunkel (3-1, 2.23)
Potomac Lost, 7-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Valdez (3-2, 4.66) vs.
Null (0-1, 4.24)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2 @ Kannapolis,
6:05 p.m.
Van Orden (5-2, 2.92) vs.
Thompson (2-4, 4.44)
Auburn Won, 6-3 (7 inn.) vs. West Virginia,
5:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 1.59) and
Crownover (0-3, 11.74) vs.
Paula (0-1, 27.00) and
Pimentel (0-0, 4.58)

Syracuse 7 Gwinnett 6
• Hill 5IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K
• Demny (BS, 1) ⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, WP
• Fornataro (W, 1-4) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Martinson 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Gwynn 2-4, 2B, BB, RBI
• Johnson 1-1, RBI

Josh Johnson’s two-out, pinch-hit single gave the Chiefs a 7-6 walkoff win. Syracuse trailed 5-0 after just one half inning as Gwinnett climbed all over Taylor Hill for five of the seven hits he would give up. Hill would recover to put up four goose eggs and finish with five innings pitched, with no walks and three K’s. Meanwhile, the Chiefs bats did not stand still chipped away at the 5-0 lead until they took a 6-5 lead in the 7th. Gwinnett tied it back up in the 8th against Paul Demny. Dan Butler and Tony Gwynn Jr. drew back-to-back walks with two out to set up Johnson, who delivered the gamewinner and the win to Eric Fornataro.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 5 Bowie 4
• Spann 6IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 2K
• Mendez (BS, 2) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, K, HR, 2-1 IR-S
• Harper (W, 2-1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Bostick 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Goodwin 2-5, RBI
• Lozada 2-4, R

Christopher Bostick’s solo shot in the 9th put Harrisburg over the top for 5-4 win vs. Bowie and above .500 for the first time since April. Bostick was one of three Senators to collect multiple hits as they built a 4-1 lead for starter Matt Spann, who went six innings with five hits and three walks allowed and two strikeouts. The bullpen blew the lead with two runs allowed in the 7th and one in the 8th. Bryan Harper got the benefit of Bostick’s big fly as he got the last four outs of the game for the win, his second.

Myrtle Beach 7 Potomac 2
• Giolito (L, 3-5) 5IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Dickson 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Norfork 2-4, 2R
• Mesa 1-4, RBI

The P-Nats bats were mostly AWOL Last Night In Woodbridge

Roster move: RHP Jake Johansen assigned to GCL Nationals for MiLB rehab.

Kannapolis 5 Hagerstown 2
• Morales (L, 0-2) 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Cooper 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Mejia 2-4
• Marmolejos-Diaz 1-2, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The Intimidators lapped the Suns four times in the 2nd en route to a 5-2 checkered flag. Jose Morales was charged with all five Kannapolis runs on six hits and two walks over four innings. Andrew Cooper and Deion Williams combined for four scoreless innings of relief, but the offense was limited to just five hits. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz broke up the shutout with a two-run double with one out in the 8th.

Auburn 6 Mahoning Valley 3 (7 inn., rain)
• Guilbeau 5IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 4K
• Boghosian (W, 1-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Wiseman 2-3, 2R, HR, 3RBI, BB
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2SB

The Doubledays struck for three in the top of the 7th and then retired the side in the bottom of inning. A rain delay turned into a called game with Auburn the 6-3 winners. Taylor Guilbeau started and went the first five innings, letting in all three Scrappers runs on seven hits. He struck out four. Adam Boghosian got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Rhett Wiseman led the Doubleday offense with 2-for-3 night, including a two-run HR in the 1st and finished with three RBI total.

Jul 172015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-0 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
T. Hill (3-4, 4.92) vs.
Jenkins (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 (11 inn.) @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Spann (2-1, 4.57) vs.
O’Brien (1-1, 4.38)
Potomac Lost, 1-0 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (3-4, 2.76) vs.
Torrez (6-5, 3.65)
Hagerstown Won, 5-0 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Morales (0-1, 15.00) vs.
Almonte (6-4, 4.40)
Auburn Lost, 4-3 @ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (0-0, 2.45) vs.
Robinson (0-2, 3.86)

Syracuse 2 Gwinnett 0
• Ross (W, 3-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Valverde (SV, 9) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 2-4
• Keyes 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Four Syracuse pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout of Gwinnett by a 2-0 score. Joe Ross went the first five, letting up two hits, no walks, and striking out three. Matt Grace and Rafael Martin both earned holds while Jose Valverde struck out two in the 9th for his ninth save. Trea Turner singled twice while Kevin Keyes doubled and walked to lead the Chiefs six-hit, three-walk offense.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis reassigned from Harrisburg; SS Trea Turner activated from 3-Day TIL; RHP Evan Meek placed on 3-Day TIL; C Steven Lerud activated from 7-Day DL; C Zach Wright placed on 7-Day DL, retroactive to July 14.

Harrisburg 4 Bowie 1 (11 inn.)
• Bleier 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Runion 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• De Los Santos (W, 4-4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Goodwin 1-4, R, BB, RBI
• Lozada 2-5

The Senators scored three times in the 11th to break a 1-1 deadlock and defeat the BaySox, 4-1. Richard Bleier started and threw seven innings of one-run ball, giving up five hits, two walks, and striking out two. Sam Runion turned in two scoreless, as did Abel De Los Santos, who got the win, his fourth. Jose Lozada singled twice while Brian Goodwin singled and walked as Harrisburg was held to just nine hits over 11 innings.
Roster move: IF Adrian Sanchez placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Reegie Corona assigned from Washington (purchased from Long Island Ducks).

Myrtle Beach 1 Potomac 0
• A. Williams (L, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K, WP
• Thomas 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ward 2-3, 2B
• Martinez 1-3

Myrtle Beach’s Jonathan Martinez outdueled Austen Williams for a 1-0 victory over Potomac. Williams allowed the lone, unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three over five innings. Justin Thomas (3IP) and Tyler Mapes (1IP) combined for four scoreless innings to keep it close, but the offense was stifled — limited to just five hits, one of which came from rehabbing Jayson Werth. Drew Ward was the sole batter to reach base twice, singling in the 4th and doubling in the 7th.
Roster move: OF Jayson Werth assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 0
• Bach (W, 3-1) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 4BB, 6K
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Davidson 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Carey 2-5, 3RBI

Like the Chiefs, four Suns pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout last night, but the bats were busier for a 5-0 win over the Power. Connor Bach walked four but only gave up two hits over six innings for his third win. R.C. Orlan, Koda Glover, and Jake Walsh each put up a goose egg in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. Lineup bookends D.K. Carey and Austin Davidson combined for four hits and four RBI as Hagerstown scored five times on eight hits and three walks with just five men left on.
Roster move: C Jake Mayers placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Wilman Rodriguez activated from the 7-Day DL.

Mahoning Valley 4 Auburn 3
• J. Rodriguez (L, 1-3) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K
• Pirro 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Stevenson 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB
• Lora 1-3

Mahoning Valley rallied for four in the 6th to take a 4-2 lead and held off Auburn for a 4-3 win. Jefry Rodriguez took the loss, charged with all four runs on eight hits and two walks while setting six down on strikes. The Doubledays could only answer with one in the 7th as Max Schrock led off with a triple and scored on a one-out groundout, then went in order in the 8th and 9th innings. Andrew Stevenson led the Auburn attack with a single, walk, and a stolen base. He also scored a run and drove in a run.

Jul 162015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
Harrisburg ALL-STAR BREAK @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Villanueva (7-6, 2.77)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
A. Williams (1-0, 3.00) vs.
Martinez (5-1, 2.92)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2;
Lost, 5-0
@ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Bach (2-1, 3.70) vs.
Brewer (2-6, 5.23)
Auburn Won, 11-3 @ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1-2, 5.40) vs.
Shane (0-2, 3.38)

Jason Martinson went 0-for-1 with a walk and scored a run the International League’s three-run 9th that gave the I.L. a 4-3 win over the Pacific Coast League in the AAA All-Star game.

Harrisburg — ALL-STAR BREAK
Pedro Severino came off the bench to go 1-for-2 with a run scored while Gilberto Mendez struck out two in the 8th as the E.L. All-Star game was played to a 4-4 tie, with the “win” awarded to East Division after Reading’s Brian Pointer homered in the ninth round of the “HR Derby Shootout.”

Myrtle Beach 5 Potomac 2
• Simms (L, 5-6) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K, 3HR
• Amlung 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Norfork 3-4, R, 2B, 3B
• Yezzo 1-4, RBI

The Pelicans took John Simms deep three times and took advantage of a critical error to take the series opener from the P-Nats, 5-2. Down 2-0 with two outs in the 3rd, Khayyan Norfork charged a slow roller and missed it completely. The next batter homered to turn what should have been a 2-0 deficit into a 4-0 hole. Simms gutted out six innings, giving up all five runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks, and struck out two. Norfork was a HR shy of the cycle while James Yezzo broke up the shutout with an RBI single — the fourth and final hit for Potomac.
Roster move: C Craig Manuel reassigned from Syracuse, C Adderling Ruiz placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to July 13.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 2 — GAME ONE
• Reyes 4⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 0ER, 3BB, 0K
• Napoli (W, 3-3) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Gardner 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Page 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Hagerstown scored twice in the 2nd and once in the 3rd and held on to edge West Virginia, 3-2. Luis Reyes made the spot start and pitched into the 5th, letting in two unearned runs on three hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings with nary a strikeout. David Napoli stranded one in the 5th and completed the game for the win. Jeff Gardner singled twice, doubled once, scored a run, and drove in a run to lead the Suns offense.

West Virginia 5 Hagerstown 0 — GAME TWO
• M. Sanchez (L, 4-4) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 0K, 2HR, HBP
• Perez 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Mejia 3-3, 2B, CS

The Power shocked Mario Sanchez for five runs in the 3rd, four of which came via the longball as the Suns dropped the nightcap, 5-0. Sanchez allowed five hits and a walk while hitting a batter over two and 2/3rds innings. Kevin Perez and Sam Johns kept West Virginia at bay the rest of the way, but it was for naught as Bryan Mejia went 3-for-3 with a double and the rest of Hagerstown lineup was 0-for-20 with one (1) walk.

Auburn 11 Mahoning Valley 3
• Hearn (W, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Gunter 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lora 3-5, 2R, 2B, 3RBI
• Stevenson 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Reetz 2-4, 2R, 2B

The Doubledays put up big innings three times to junk the Scrappers, 11-3. Taylor Hearn gave up a run on a home run in the 4th and went five innings total for the win, the first for the 2015 5th Rd. pick in his second NYPL start. He walked one and struck out five. Edwin Lora led the 13-hit assault with two singles and a double and drove in three while Rafael Bautista, Andrew Stevenson, David Kerian, and Jakson Reetz each had two hits.

Jul 142015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Potomac Losing, 3-1
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (4-5, 4.93) vs.
McRae (4-5, 4.00)
Auburn Won, 10-7 OFF DAY N/A

After last year’s aberration, all is back to normal in Syracuse at the break… just one (obligatory) I.L. all-star, in last place by 4½ games, and columnists bitching about the stadium.

Harrisburg 2 Erie 1
• Voth (W, 4-5) 7IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 8K
• De Los Santos (SV, 6) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Robinson 2-4, 2B, RBI, CS
• Ballou 0-0, R, 3BB, SB, CS
• Dykstra 1-1, R, HR, RBI, E

Cutter Dykstra’s solo HR in the bottom of the 7th was the difference as Harrisburg edged Erie, 2-1 to earn a split of the four-game series. Austin Voth turned in seven innings of one-run ball, allowing the lone SeaWolves run on four hits and a walk while striking out eight for his fourth win. It also snapped a streak of three straight no-decisions. Derrick Robinson collected two of the Sens’ five hits while Isaac Ballou drew three of the five walks issued for the game.

Winston-Salem 3 Potomac 1 — SUSP.
Matt Purke’s return to the Carolina League was marred twice — once by the Winston-Salem batters, who knocked him for three runs in the 1st, then again in the 3rd when the rains came and suspended play. A makeup date is yet to be announced but the two teams have a remaining series in Woodbridge from August 11-13. With the 13th being a getaway matinee, look for the makeup to be played on the 11th to allow for a possible rainout.

Hagerstown — OFF DAY
The Suns are 9-9 in the second half as they hit the road for West Virginia and Kannapolis for six games before returning home next Wednesday.

Auburn 10 Staten Island 7
• Rivera 3+ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K
• Torres (W, 3-0) 2IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Borne (H, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Me. Rodriguez 3-4, RBI
• Stevenson 3-5, 2R, 2B, SB
• Schrock 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

A five-run 5th dug the Doubledays out of a 7-3 hole as they took the series finale from the Yankees, 10-7. Mariano Rivera III was pounded for the second straight start, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits over three-plus innings. Luis Torres was credited with the win but Grant Borne was the most effective reliever with three scoreless innings. Andrew Stephenson and Melvin Rodriguez both had three hits as Auburn notched 13 total on the night.
Roster moves: LHP McKenzie Mills reassigned to GCL Nationals; RHPs John Feliz, Matt Pirro reassigned from GCL Nationals.

Jul 132015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-1 ALL STAR BREAK N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 8-1 vs. Erie,
12:00 p.m.
Voth (3-5, 3.19) vs.
Collier (2-0, 2.41)
Potomac Won, 8-2 @ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Purke (1st A+ start of ’15) vs.
Leyer (3-6, 4.30)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-1 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 7-3 vs. Staten Island,
7:05 p.m.
Bornes (1-­1, 4.91) vs.
M. Rivera (0-0, 4.50)

Syracuse 4 Rochester 1
• Jordan (W, 3-4) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Espino (H, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Nelson 2-4, 2R, 2B, SB
• Lisson 2-4, RBI

Taylor Jordan tossed six shutout innings en route to a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon. Jordan walked one and struck out four while he notched his third AAA win. Jose Valverde Cordero’d his way through the ninth, allowing two hits and stranding both runners for his eighth save. Chris Nelson, Mario Lisson, and Ricky Hague all went 2-for-4 as the Chiefs collected 10 hits total.

Erie 8 Harrisburg 1
• Bacus (L, 5-2) 4+ IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 2K
• Suero 2IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Pleffner 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Lozada 1-2, BB

Erie scored four runs in the first two innings and cruised to an 8-1 victory over Harrisburg. Starter and losing pitcher Dakota Bacus was strafed for seven runs on 10 hits and two walks over four-plus innings. Three relievers combined for five innings of one-run relief, but it was for naught as the Sens offense was limited to one run on six hits. Shawn Pleffner and Jose Lozada led the attack, each singling and taking a walk.
Roster move: RHP Colin Bates activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Potomac 8 Winston-Salem 2
• Lopez (W, 5-5) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Dupra (SV, 3) 3IP, 1H, R, ER, 3BB, 1K
• Ward 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Kieboom 2-4, 3R, 2B, BB, RBI, 2PB
• Keller 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

Potomac exploded for four runs in the 7th to break a 1-1 tie and piled on three more runs in the 8th and 9th as they took Game Three of the four-game series with Winston-Salem, 8-2. Reynaldo Lopez evened up his won-loss record at 5-5 with six innings of one-run ball, giving up five hits, no walks, and setting seven down on strikes. Brian Dupra pitched two scoreless innings before letting in the final Dash run in the 9th. Drew Ward singled twice and doubled once to go 3-for-5 and lead the P-Nats’ 12-hit parade.

Delmarva 3 Hagerstown 1
• Van Orden (L, 5-2) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K
• Cooper 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Mejia 2-3, 2B, BB, SB
• Davidson 2-3, RBI

The pitching was there for the Suns, but the bats were not as the Shorebirds took the five-game series finale, 3-1. Drew Van Orden let in the first two Delmarva runs on four hits and three walks over five innings, which was enough to suffer his second loss. Hagerstown managed just five hits total, with Bryan Mejia and Austin Davidson combining for four of them as each man went 2-for-3 on the night.

Staten Island 7 Auburn 3
• Mills (L, 0-2) 1IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 1K
• Crownover 3⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Kerian 2-3, BB
• Lora 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Staten Island put up four in the first and Auburn got three runs back in the first two innings to make a 4-3 ballgame. It stayed that way until the 8th, when the Yankees put up three more, for which the Doubledays had no answer as they dropped this one, 7-3. McKenzie Mills was booted after one inning, giving up the aforementioned four on three hits and two walks with one whiff. All three Auburn runs came on the long ball, with Rhett Wiseman hitting a two-run shot in the 1st and Edwin Lora going solo in the 2nd.
Roster move: OF Rafael Bautista assigned from Potomac for MiLB rehab.

Jul 122015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-4 vs. Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
Jordan (2-4, 2.97) vs.
Peavey (0-3, 5.23)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 vs. Erie,
1:30 p.m.
Bacus (5-1, 2.95) vs.
Collier (2-0, 2.41)
Potomac Lost, 7-3 @ Winston-Salem,
5:00 p.m.
Lopez (4-5, 4.57) vs.
Brennan (0-2, 4.34)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-2 vs. Delmarva,
3:05 p.m.
Van Orden (5-1, 2.86) vs.
Grimes (6-5, 4.38)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 vs. Staten Island,
5:05 p.m.
Mills (0-1, 5.06) vs.
Callahan (2-1, 4.15)

Rochester 8 Syracuse 4
• Ross 4⅔ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, WP
• Walters (L, 4-2) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K, HR, 2-0 IR-S
• Gwynn 3-5, R
• Martinson 2-4, BB

Rochester rallied for four in the 8th and two in the 9th to turn a 4-2 deficit into an 8-4 win vs. Syracuse. Joe Ross got the no-decision, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out three over four and 2/3rds. P.J. Walters stranded two to end the 5th and held the RedWings scoreless in the 6th and 7th before the wheels came off in the 8th. Tony Gwynn Jr. and Jason Martinson both reached base three times as the Chiefs notched 13 hits and 4 walks but left on 11 baserunners.
Roster move: C Zach Wright assigned from Washington; SS Trea Turner placed on 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 5 Erie 3
• Bleier (W, 7-3) 7IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• De Los Santos (S, 5) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-2 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Bostick 2-5, R, RBI, SB
• Dykstra 1-3, 2BB, CS, 3E

Harrisburg built a 5-0 lead and survived a bullpen meltdown in the 8th to take this one, 5-3 over Erie. Richard Bleier got the win, his seventh for the Sens, with seven scoreless innings, giving up two hits, no walks, and setting down one (1) on strikes. Nick Lee retired just one of five batters faced before giving way to Abel De Los Santos who let in two of three inherited runners on a sac fly and a double before ending the 8th. He pitched a scoreless 9th for the save, his fifth. Brian Goodwin tripled and hit a two-run HR in the 6th to lead the Senators offense.

Winston-Salem 7 Potomac 3
• Dickson 4⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Thomas (L, 0-5) 3⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• DeBruin 2-3, RBI
• Ruiz 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Winston-Salem got three in the 8th to extend their lead from 4-3 to 8-4 and, um, dash any hopes of a 9th-inning comeback by Potomac. Ian Dickson pitched into the 5th but was charged with three runs on six hits, including a home run. He walked one and struck out two. The loss went to Justin Thomas as he gave up the final four runs on four hits and two walks over three and a 1/3rd innings. Adderling Ruiz singled and homered in his High-A debut as the P-Nats collected seven hits and drew three walks on the night.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 2
• Morales (L, 0-1) 3IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 0K
• D. Williams 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Read 2-4
• Carey 2-5

The Shorebirds showed Jose Morales the door with a four-run 3rd as they tripled up the Suns, 6-2. Morales was charged with five runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out none and gave up a three-run HR. Hagerstown’s bullpen combined for five innings of one-run ball but the offense was held to just six hits and failed to capitalize on five walks issued as they left on nine men.

Staten Island 3 Auburn 1
• Fedde (L, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K
• Guilbeau 3⅔ IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, K
• Kerian 2-3
• Encarnacion 1-3, RBI

Staten Island got single runs in the 1st, 2nd, and 7th and outpitched Auburn for a 3-1 win. Erick Fedde walked none, struck out six, and went five innings, but gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits to take the loss. Taylor Guilbeau let in the other Yankee run on four hits and a walk over three and 2/3rds. The Doubledays were held to just four hits — all singles — and one walk. David Kerian was the sole batter to reach base twice, as he went 2-for-3.

GCL Update
The G-Nats won just two games again this past week, which puts them at 7-11 after three weeks of play. They trail the first-place G-Marlins by only 3½ games, thanks to the mediocrity parity of the four-team GCL East. As noted in yesterday’s GBI, Darryl Florentino has come on of late, now hitting .394 in 12 games. Wilber Pena has the lowest ERA (0.75) among the pitchers that have started two or more games.

DSL Update
The D-Nats won five of six to pull into a third-place tie, but are still 10 games behind the division-leading D-Rangers. 17-y.o. Juan Evangelista has become the hot hand, hitting .366 over his last 10 games. The starting pitching remains a strength, with the top five pitchers (in terms of GS) combining for a 3.34 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.

Jul 112015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-0;
Lost, 11-2
vs. Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Ross (2-1, 2.40) vs.
Dean (6-7, 3.25)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-3 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Bleier (6-3, 2.96) vs.
Green (2-11, 5.00)
Potomac Won, 4-2 @ Winston-Salem,
6:30 p.m.
Dickson (1st A+ Start of ’15) vs.
Guerrero (1-1, 4.84)
Hagerstown Won, 7-6 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Morales (A- Debut) vs.
Walker (3-1, 3.33)
Auburn Won, 13-1 vs. Staten Island,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 1.50) vs. TBD

Syracuse 4 Rochester 0 — GAME ONE
• Cole (W, 1-4) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Meek 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Turner 2-3, R, 3B, 2RBI, CS
• Nelson 2-3, RBI

A.J. Cole’s winless streak ended with a 4-0 Syracuse win over Rochester in Game One. Cole threw six shutout innings, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out two to win his first AAA game since August 25, 2014. The Chiefs broke open the 0-0 game with a three-run 3rd, highlighted by Trea Turner’s two-run triple. Turner, Chris Nelson, and Darin Mastroianni each had two hits as Syracuse collected 10 in just six turns at bat.

Rochester 11 Syracuse 2 — GAME TWO
• Hill (L, 3-4) 4+ IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Johnson 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Turner 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Hague 2-3

You know it’s a bad night when the most effective pitcher is a position player. Rochester scored nine unanswered runs from the 4th to the 6th before Josh Johnson shut them down with a 1-2-3 seventh. The loss went to Taylor Hill, who gave up five runs on six hits and two walks over four-plus innings. Syracuse managed just six hits, though one was Trea Turner’s second AAA home run.
Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole activated from 7-Day DL; RHP Taylor Hill optioned from Washington; RHP James Simmons released.

Erie 6 Harrisburg 3
• Pivetta 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Runion (L, 3-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Bostick 3-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Dykstra 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Erie struck for three runs in the 7th to break a 3-3 tie and take the series opener vs. Harrisburg, 6-3. Nick Pivetta turned in a quality start of three runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings in his AA debut. Sam Runion was rung up for the deciding runs on three hits in his one inning of work. Tablesetters Cutter Dykstra and Christopher Bostick both homered and combined to go 5-for-9 as the Sens collected 10 hits total.
Roster move: IF Wilmer Difo recalled to Washington.

Potomac 4 Winston-Salem 2
• A. Williams (W, 1-0) 6IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Mapes (H, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Mesa 3-5, R, SB
• Norfork 2-4, 2B, RBI

The P-Nats scored early but not often, but the pitching held up as they doubled up the Dash, 4-2. Austen Williams got hit hard early, giving up two runs in the space of four batters before he settled in to retire 10 straight before issuing his second walk. He would finish with both Winston-Salem runs allowed on three hits over six innings to win his High-A debut. Lineup bookends Narciso Mesa and Khayyan Norfork combined for five of the nine Potomac hits on the night.
Roster move: C Adderling Ruiz, 1B Jimmy Yezzo activated from 7-Day DL; OF Brandon Miller retired; RHP Aaron Barrett MLB Rehab assignment ended.

Hagerstown 7 Delmarva 6
• Bach 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 3K
• Orlan (W, 3-1) 3⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Walsh (SV, 6) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Mejia 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Page 2-4, 2B

The Suns scored twice in the bottom of the 6th to change the score for the fifth and final time as they edged the Shorebirds, 7-6. R.C. Orlan got the win in relief, allowing a home run over three and 1/3rd innings. Connor Bach started but was knocked for five runs on six hits and three walks over four innings. “Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz walked, doubled, and tripled, scored twice and drove in two to pace the Hagerstown offense.
Roster move: C Matt Reistetter reassigned from Potomac

Auburn 13 Batavia 1
• J. Rodriguez (W, 1-2) 6IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 8K
• Borne 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kerian 2-3, 2R, 3BB, 2RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2BB, 4RBI

The Doubledays put up a season-high 13 runs up on the board as they neutered the Muckdogs, 13-1. Jefry Rodriguez struck out eight and gave up the lone Batavia run on two hits and two walks as he pitched six innings for just the second time this season (both wins). Luis Guzman was the beer man, going 0-for-6 with three strikeouts while the rest of the Auburn lineup pounded Batavia pitchers for 14 hits and drew 10 walks.

Jul 102015
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 vs. Rochester,
5:05 p.m.
TBD and Hill (3-3, 4.68) vs.
Rogers (7-5, 3.04) and TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 5-1 vs. Erie,
7:00 p.m.
Pivetta (AA debut) vs.
Turley (8-5, 2.75)
Potomac Won, 3-2;
Won, 4-2
@ Winston-Salem,
7:00 p.m.
A. Williams (A+ Debut) vs.
Dykstra (3-6, 3.95)
Hagerstown Won, 10-8 vs. Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Bach (2-1, 3.21) vs.
Long (2-3, 4.50)
Auburn Postponed @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-2, 7.07) vs.
Holloway (1-1, 3.18)

Syracuse 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2
• Billings (W, 5-3) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Martin (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Valverde (SV, 7) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramsey 4-4, R, RBI, 2SB
• Keyes 2-5, R, 2B
• Gwynn 1-3, R, BB, 3RBI

The Chiefs scored in three of the first five innings to take the series finale vs. the RailRiders, 5-2. Bruce Billings earned his fifth win with five innings of two-run ball, giving up seven hits, two walks, and fanning three. Rafael Martin and Paul Demny combined for three scoreless innings of relief before Jose Valverde came on to lock down the 9th with his seventh save. Tony Gwynn Jr. drove in three while Caleb Ramsey notched his second four-hit game in less than a week to lead the Syracuse offense.
Roster moves: C Craig Manuel reassigned from Potomac.

Richmond 5 Harrisburg 1
• Spann (L, 2-1) 6IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K
• Davis 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Skole 1-2, BB
• Vettleson 1-4, RBI

A four-run 2nd was too much for Harrisburg to overcome as they dropped the series finale to Richmond, 5-1. Matt Spann was charged with those four runs gutted out six innings while losing his first AA game. He finished with 11 hits allowed, one walk, and struck out five.
Erik Davis closed out the game with one run let in over two innings. The Senators were limited to just five hits, with Matt Skole the only batter to reach base twice.
Roster moves: RHP Colin Bates placed on the three-day TIL; IF Adrian Sanchez reassigned from Potomac.

Potomac 3 Lynchburg 2 — GAME ONE
• Valdez 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K, WP
• Dupra (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Kieboom 1-2, R, BB
• Wooten 2-3, R, RBI

Potomac rallied for three in the bottom of the 7th to walk off with a 3-2 win in the opener. Phillips Valdez started and went the first five innings, letting in both Lynchburg runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six. Brian Dupra got the win in relief with two scoreless frames. Khayyan Norfork’s two-out single was the gamewinner as the P-Nats got three of their six hits in their final turn at the plate.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 2 — GAME TWO
• Simms (W, 5-5) 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 1K
• Mesa 3-4, 2B
• DeBruin 2-2, RBI

Potomac didn’t wait until the 7th to get the decisive three-spot, which they put up in the 5th in Game Two to snap a 1-1 tie. They held off a late charge from Lynchburg to complete the doubleheader sweep, 4-2. John Simms went the distance, allowing both Hillcats runs on five hits with one walk and one whiff over seven innings. Narciso Mesa singled twice and doubled once to go 3-for-4 and lead the P-Nats attack.
Roster moves: C Matt Reistetter, IF Cody Dent reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 10 Delmarva 8
• M. Sanchez 2IP, 4H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Cooper (W, 2-2) 2+ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Napoli (SV, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Carey 2-3, R, 2-2B, 2BB, 2RBI, CS
• Page 2-3, R, BB, 2RBI
• Read 2-4, 2B, 2HR, 2RBI

The Suns scored nine runs over 5th, 6th, and 7th innings to dig themselves out of a 6-1 hole and take a 10-6 lead. The Shorebirds rallied for two in the 9th but fell, 10-8. Mario Sanchez started but was sent packing after two innings, dinged for five runs on four hits, including a three-run HR in his second and final inning. Andrew Cooper got the win in relief while David Napoli stranded a runner in the 9th and shut the door for his fourth save. D.K. Carey, Matthew Page, and Raudy Ready each had two hits and two RBI for Hagerstown.
Roster moves: OF Matthew Page promoted from Auburn.

Auburn vs. Batavia — PPD
Rain postponed the middle game of the away-home-away series between the Doubledays and Muckdogs. They’ll make it up next month when Batavia visits the weekend before the NYPL All-Star break.