Jun 182015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 13-5 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Spann (1-0, 0.92) vs.
Beede (1-0, 1.38)
Potomac Lost, 2-1 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (3-5, 3.70) vs.
Walters (2-2, 2.89)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 (11 inn.) @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-0, 4.82 ERA) vs.
Lowry (7-2, 3.66 ERA)


Syracuse 13 Toledo 5
• Walters (W, 2-1) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K
• Meek 1⅓ IP, 0H, R, ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 4-5, 2R, 3B, RBI
• Burriss 3-5, 3R, HR, 4RBI
• Mastroianni 3-5, 3R, HR, 2RBI, SB

The Chiefs plucked the Mud Hens for six runs early, then answered a four-run rally in the top of the 6th with one of their own in the bottom of the 6th en route to a 13-5 victory. Josh Johnson was the beer man, as he was the sole starter not to march in Syracuse’s 19-hit parade, which was led by Caleb Ramsey’s 4-for-5 afternoon. Darin Mastroianni, Emmanuel Burris, and Jason Martinson each had three hits with Mastroianni and Burris both homering. P.J. Walters won for the second time in three starts, but was charged for four runs on five hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings while striking out three.
Roster move: RHP Mitch Lively released (signed with Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters).

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Strasburg (L, 0-1) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K
• Solis 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Turner 3-5, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Dykstra 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Richmond scored single runs in the 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th innings and held off a late charge to hand Harrisburg a 4-3 loss. Trea Turner drove in two with a two-out single in the 7th and put himself into scoring position with a steal but was stranded. In the 9th, he doubled with two outs and made it to third before watching the final out. He finished the matinee at 3-for-5 to lead the Sens’ 10-hit attack. Some guy named Stephen Strasburg took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out six.
Roster move: RHP Stephen Strasburg assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Lynchburg 2 Potomac 1
• Giolito 4IP, 5H, 0R, 4BB, 6K
• Thomas (BS, 2; L, 0-4) 2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Kieboom 1-4, R, 2B
• Ward 1-4, 2B, RBI

The P-Nats pitchers high-wired through six innings, trying to make a 1-0 lead stand up despite putting multiple baserunners on, until the Hillcats finally broke through for two in the 7th for the eventual 2-1 score. Lucas Giolito labored through four innings, lifted after 86 pitches as he let up five hits, walked four, and struck out six. The loss went to Justin Thomas, who gave up the tying and winning runs and five hits total over two innings. Combined, the three P-Nats pitchers walked nine and gave up 10 hits. Offensively, Potomac was held to four hits with the lone run coming on back-to-back doubles in the 2nd by Spencer Kieboom and Drew Ward.

Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1 (11 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K
• Orlan (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Walsh (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Gardner 2-5, 2B, RBI, CS
• Masters 1-3, 2BB

Hagerstown broke out for three in the 11th to take this one, 4-1. A single, sacrifice, and another single plated the go-ahead run while back-to-back doubles put the game away. The win went to R.C. Orlan, who struck out five of the six batters he faced in two perfect innings of relief. Jake Walsh set the side down in order in the 11th for his second save. Austen Williams started and gave up an unearned run over six innings on four hits while walking none and fanning three. Jeff Gardner went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI to lead the Suns offense.

Jun 172015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 (10 inn.) vs. Toledo,
1:05 p.m.
Walters (1-1, 6.00) vs.
Farmer (6-1, 2.98)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0 vs. Richmond,
12:00 p.m.
Strasburg (MLB Rehab) vs.
Mejia (0-0, 2.70)
Potomac Won, 4-3 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Giolito (2-4, 4.08) vs.
Peoples (4-3, 6.27)
Hagerstown Won, 8-4 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (6-1, 1.96) vs.
Martinez (2-6, 7.52)


Syracuse 3 Toledo 2 (10 inn.)
• Espino 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K
• Martin (W, 3-3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Hague 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Burriss 1-3, BB

The Chiefs rallied for two in the bottom of the 9th and one in the 10th to win their third straight, 4-3 over the Mud Hens. Paolo Espino started but got the no-decision with seven innings of two-run ball, giving up five hits and a walk and striking out five. The win went to Rafael Martin with two perfect innings in the 9th and 10th. Ricky Hague went 2-for-4, including the game-tying RBI double in the 9th, to lead the Syracuse offense, followed by Emmanuel Burris who was 1-for-3 with a walk.

Richmond 1 Harrisburg 0
• Voth 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Demny (L, 2-3) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• D. Robinson 1-4, SB
• Severino 1-3

The Flying Squirrels broke up the Star Trek convention on the Metro Bank Park scoreboard with the one and only run in the 9th for a 1-0 win that stopped the Senators five-game win streak. Starter Austin Voth threw seven scoreless innings with just three hits and no walks allowed. He struck out three. The loss went to Paul Demny on an unearned run that scored when Harrisburg failed to turn a double play. Derrick Robinson and Pedro Severino account for the two (2) Sens hits on the night.
Roster move: SS Trea Turner assigned from Washington.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3
• Pivetta (W, 6-4) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 7K,
• Self (H, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perez 2-4, 3RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 2R, 3B, BB, RBI

Nick Pivetta tossed seven strong innings while Adrian Sanchez made a game-saving play in the 9th as the P-Nats downed the Hillcats, 4-3. Pivetta let in two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk and struck out seven while earning his sixth win. Derek Self pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold, his fourth, while Nick Lee stumbled through the 9th (a run, two walks, and a hit) to get credit for his seventh save. Stephen Perez went 2-for-4 and drove in three, including two in the 7th on a two-ouy single that broke a 2-2 tie, to lead the Potomac hit column.

Hagerstown 8 Kannapolis 4
• Reyes (W, 3-4) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, WP, BK
• Van Orden 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Gardner 2-4, R, 2B, BB

The Suns lapped the Intimidators five times in the first two innings en route to an 8-4 checkered flag in Game One of their three-game series. Luis Reyes gave up a solo HR in the 4th and six hits total over his six innings of work to get the win, his third. He walked three and struck out one. Raudy Read reached base four times with a single, double, and two walks and was one of five Suns to notch multiple hits, as Hagerstown collected 13 total and walked eight times.
Roster moves: IF Carlos Lopez placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Sam Johns reassigned from Auburn.

Jun 162015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-3 vs. Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (1-0, 1.63) vs.
Greene (1st AAA start of ’15)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (3-4, 3.56) vs.
Biagini (5-3, 1.76)
Potomac Won, 6-4 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Pivetta (5-4, 2.58) vs.
Kime (2-2, 4.55)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1;
Won, 4-3
@ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-4, 5.27) vs.
Peralta (2-5, 6.47)


Syracuse 8 Toledo 3
• Jordan (W, 2-3) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Meek 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Lisson 2-3, R, 3RBI
• Hague 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI
• Keyes 2-4, 2-2B, RBI

Ricky Hague smacked a three-run HR to highlight a five-run 1st as the Chiefs won, 8-3 and secured back-to-back victories for the first since May 14-15. Taylor Jordan recovered from the astonishment of having a five-run lead to work with and went seven strong innings, with just an unearned run allowed on five hits, no walks, and five K’s. Hague and Kevin Keyes, both making their AAA debut, both went 2-for-4 as the Chiefs pounded out 10 hits total.
Roster moves: UT Ricky Hague, 1B-OF Kevin Keyes reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg — OFF DAY
While Trea Turner hasn’t been officially added to the Harrisburg roster yet, he’s in town and expected to debut tonight.
Roster moves: IF Cutter Dykstra, UT Jose Lozada reassigned from Syracuse; 2B Christopher Bostick promoted from Potomac.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 4
• Lopez (W, 4-3) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K, HR
• M. Rodriguez (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Martinez 2-4, R
• Mesa 2-4
• S. Perez 2-5, R, RBI, SB, CS

Potomac stopped a two-game slide with a 6-4 win over Lynchburg. Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the 6th while winning his fourth game, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out a season-high of eight. Manny Rodriguez allowed one of three inherited runners to score in the 8th but pitched a scoreless 9th to earn his second save. Estarlin Martinez, Narciso Mesa, and Stephen Perez each singled twice while Brandon Miller homered to pace the P-Nats offense.
Roster move: IF Adrian Sanchez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Lakewood 5 vs. Hagerstown — GAME ONE
• Purke 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Napoli (L, 2-3) 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Keller 2-3, RBI
• DeBruin 2-3

Lakewood put up crooked numbers in both the 6th and 7th innings to turn a 1-1 tie into a 5-1 win in the opener. Matt Purke started and went five innings, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk while striking out three. David Napoli took the loss and the brunt of the Blue Claws offense, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over two innings. Alec Keller and Grant DeBruin both went 2-for-3 to account for four of the eight Suns hits.

Lakewood vs. Hagerstown — GAME TWO
• M. Sanchez (W, 3-2) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Amlung (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• DeBruin 2-3, R, RBI
• Dent 1-3, 2RBI

There was another 1-1 tie in Game Two, but the Suns got the better of the Blue Claws with a two in the 4th and one in the 5th, then held on for 4-3 win to split the doubleheader. Mario Sanchez got the win in a five-inning spot start, allowing both Lakewood runs on five hits, no walks, and three strikeouts. Grant DeBruin once again went 2-for-3 while Cody Dent delivered the two-run single that put Hagerstown up for good upon his rental return from Harrisburg.
Roster moves: RHPs Jefry Rodriguez, Robbie Dickey transferred to Auburn; RHPs Luis Reyes reassigned from Auburn; 3B Cody Dent reassigned from Harrisburg; LHP Jake Walsh activated from the 7-Day DL.

Jun 152015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-0;
Won, 7-4
vs. Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (1-3, 3.71) vs.
Melville (2-5, 5.23)
Harrisburg Won, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 9-7 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
TBD vs. Brown (2-6, 5.37)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Lakewood,
4:05 p.m.
Purke (1-2, 1.38) and TBD vs.
Pinto (5-2, 3.25) and Taylor (3-4, 4.73)


Columbus 3 Syracuse 0 — COMP.
• Cole (L, 0-3) 2⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Billings 4⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• ⅓ ⅔ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Lerud 2-4
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B

Bruce Billings and Rich Hill blanked the Clippers for five and 2/3rds innings when play picked back up, but the offense was unable to push across one run, never mind three as the Chiefs lost the completion, 3-0. Billings gave up just two hits and two walks while striking out five over four and 2/3rds. Caleb Ramsey and Steven Lerud both went 2-for-4 to account for four of the eight Syracuse hits.

Syracuse 7 Columbus 4 (7 inn.)
• McGregor (W, 4-4) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Valverde (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI
• Mastroianni 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

Syracuse rallied for four in the 3rd to turn a 2-1 disadvantage into a 5-2 lead and held on for 7-4 win to split the de facto doubleheader. Scott McGregor won for the first time in more than a month, letting in three runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. The save went to Jose Valverde, who pitched around a one-out single in the 7th. Jason Martinson hit two solo home runs and went 2-for-4, as did Darin Mastroianni, who doubled in two during the Chiefs’ four-run outburst.

Harrisburg 4 Trenton 1
• Bacus (W, 2-1) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Harper (H, 3) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Severino 2-4, R, 2B
• Difo 2-5, R, 2B

Harrisburg overcame an early 2-0 deficit to complete the sweep of Trenton with a 4-2 win and extend their winning streak to five games. Dakota Bacus got the “W” with five innings pitched, allowing both Thunder runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two. Led by Bryan Harper, three relievers combined for four scoreless innings to seal the deal. Pedro Severino and Wilmer Difo both singled, doubled, and scored a run to lead the Senators offense.
Roster move: IF Cody Dent reassigned from Hagerstown (most likely this is a stopgap until Trea Turner actually arrives).

Frederick 9 Potomac 3
• Valdez (L, 0-2) 2⅔ IP, 7H, 9R, 7ER, 4BB, 0K, 0HR
• Mapes 4⅓ IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 3-3 IR-S
• Mesa 3-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 2BB, RBI

The Keys scored in each of the first three innings to build a 9-4 lead and held on to take the rubber match, 9-7. Phillips Valdez was charged with all nine Frederick runs (seven earned) on seven hits and four walks over just two and 2/3rds innings. Tyler Mapes let in all three inherited runners but combined with Cody Davis to shut down the Keys the rest of the way. Potomac scored seven times on just nine hits, three of which came off the bat off Narciso Mesa, who also scored twice and drove in a run.

Lakewood vs. Hagerstown — PPD
Heavy rainfall postponed Sunday’s game against Lakewood. They’ll try to make it up with doubleheader this afternoon.
Roster move: C Jorge Tillero transferred to Auburn; IF Austin Davidson transferred from Auburn.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 042015
 
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (0-2, 3.26) vs.
Long (3-4, 4.75)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1;
Lost, 1-0
vs. Akron,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (1-1, 6.00) vs.
Plutko (0-0, 0.00)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Valdez (0-0, 1.50) vs.
Ball (3-5, 4.98)
Hagerstown Won, 2-0;
Won, 3-1
@ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Steckenrider (1-2, 2.63)


Louisville 4 Syracuse 2
• Billings 6IP, 8H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K
• Lively (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K
• Mastroianni 2-5, 2B, RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, R

[! – – 2015 script – – ]
The Chiefs’ starter pitched well, the bullpen did not. A couple of hitters did well, but the offense otherwise struggled.
Roster move: OF Matt den Dekker optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 2 Akron 1 — GAME ONE
• Bleier 8IP, 7H, 0R, BB, K, BK
• Mendez (W, 3-2) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K
• Rendon 1-4, 2B
• Lisson 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

Mario Lisson’s two-out, two-run home run in the 9th gave the Senators a walkoff win in the opener. Starter Richard Bleier threw eight shutout innings, with seven hits and one walk allowed before giving way to the bullpen. Gilberto Mendez struck out the side but gave up single and triple in the 9th. Derrick Robinson singled to lead off the final frame and scored ahead of Lisson’s big fly. The Sens totaled just four hits and a walk overall.

Akron 1 Harrisburg 0 — GAME TWO
• Simmons (L, 2-3) 4IP, 4H, R, 0BB, 3K
• Demny 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Pleffner 1-2
• Hague 1-2, SB

Harrisburg couldn’t push across the equalizing run and were shut out 1-0 in the nightcap to split the doubleheader. James Simmons was the losing pitcher, giving up the lone Akron run on four hits and no walks while striking out three. Paul Demny and Colin Bates combined for three shutout innings of relief. As they did in the first game, the Senators tallied just four hits — all singles.

Potomac — OFF DAY
After splitting an eight-game homestand, the P-Nats hit the road four against Salem and four against Carolina.

Hagerstown 2 Hickory 0 — GAME ONE
• Purke (W, 1-1) 5IP, 4H, 0R, BB, K, HBP
• Van Orden (SV, 3) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 1-2, BB
• Carey 1-2, R

Two Suns pitchers combined on a seven-inning shutout by a 2-0 score in the first of two in Hagerstown. Starter and winner Matt Purke went the first five innings, allowing a walk and all four Hickory hits while striking out one and hitting a batter. Drew Van Orden threw two perfect innings to earn the save, his third. The Suns were held to just three hits and two walks, with Alec Keller (single, BB) and Jeff Gardner (BB, HBP) the only two batters to reach base twice.

Hagerstown 3 Hickory 1 — GAME TWO
• Reyes (W, 2-3) 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 4BB, 3K, WP
• Napoli (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• DeBruin 2-3, R, RBI
• Masters 1-3, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown rallied for three in the bottom of the 4th in a 3-1 win that swept the doubleheader. Luis Reyes got the win, with one run let in on two hits and four walks over five innings. Andrew Cooper and David Napoli both turned in a scoreless innings to earn the hold and save respectively. The Suns made the Crawdads pay for issuing six walks as they scored three times on just four hits, led by Grant DeBruin’s 2-for-3 effort.
Roster move: LHP Brett Mooneyham released.

Trea Turner Update
Turner ended his two-game hitless streak with a 2-for-5 night, scoring once, driving in two, and striking out twice.