Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (1-2, 3.31) vs.
Darnell (3-3, 4.25)
Harrisburg Won, 11-7 vs. Akron,
6:00 p.m.
Giolito (1-2, 4.74) vs.
D.J. Brown (2-0, 2.78)
Potomac Lost, 5-4 (11 inn.) @ Winston-Salem,
6:30 p.m.
Estevez (0-2, 4.74) vs.
Adams (3-2, 4.38)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 vs. Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (1-3, 4.44) vs.
Frebis (3-1, 3.07)


Rochester 4 Syracuse 3
• Cole 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Grace (L, 1-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Turner 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Sizemore 1-3, R, HR, BB, RBI

It’s go big or go home again for the Chiefs, who fell again in the late innings, 4-3 to Rochester. All three runs came via the longball, with Trea Turner smacking a two-run shot in the 6th and Scott Sizemore going solo in the 7th. The two big flies were enough to spare A.J. Cole another loss, as the 24-y.o. rebounded somewhat from the beating he took from Buffalo with five innings pitched, three runs allowed on eight hits, including his 5th HR given up (fourth in the last three starts), a walk, and seven strikeouts. Matt Grace took the loss with a run let in on two hits in the 8th.

Harrisburg 11 Akron 7
• Lopez 3IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 5K, HR
• Robinson (W, 3-0) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Soto 3-4, R, 2B, HR, BB, 6RBI
• Bautista 3-4, 4R, 2SB
• Sanchez 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

The fireworks started early in Harrisburg, highlighted a 4th inning grand slam by Neftali Soto as the Sens outslugged the RubberDucks, 11-7. Reynaldo Lopez returned to the rotation but struggled through three innings with three runs given up on three hits – yet another HR – and five walks and five K’s. He threw 70 pitches, 33 for strikes. Andrew Robinson got the win in relief with three innings of one-run ball on a walk and three hits and four whiffs. Soto also walked, singled, and doubled to drive in six runs total to lead the 14-hit, six-walk assault on Akron pitchers.

Winston-Salem 5 Potomac 4 (11 inn.)
• Valdez 6⅓ IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 0K
• Bacus (L, 0-2) 2⅓IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 5K
• Norfork 2-4, RBI
• Keller 2-5, R, RBI, SB

Tie it up late, lose it later. That’s this road trip in a nutshell for Potomac, losing 5-4 in 11 innings to Winston-Salem. Phillips Valdez started and gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks over six and a 1/3rd innings. Él tenía cero ponchadas. Dakota Bacus suffered his second loss as the Dash plated the gamewinner against him in the 11th on two walks and a hit after retiring six straight in the 9th and 10th. Khayyan Norfork and Alec Keller both had two singles and an RBI to lead the P-Nats attack. Roster moves: Reassigned IF Cody Dent to Auburn; Activated Khayyan Norfork from the 7-Day D.L.; RHP Robert Benincasa activated from 7-Day D.L. and reassigned from Harrisburg.

Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1
• Rodriguez 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Peterson 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Pantoja (W, 5-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, HBP
• Schrock 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Wiseman 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Rhett Wiseman walked off the Suns in the 9th with a three-run homer to snap a three-game skid for a 4-1 win. Jorge Pantoja got the benefit of the blast as he won his fifth game in seven appearances with a perfect top of the 9th. Jefry Rodriguez started and went the first five, giving up a run on (you know it) a HR and three hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out five. Max “For Those About To” Schrock accounted for the first run on solo homer in the 6th. Kelvin Gutierrez singled twice and Edwin Lora once to round out the five-hit output for Hagerstown.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-1 vs. Indianapolis,
6:35 p.m.
Laffey (3-0, 1.50) vs.
Kuhl (2-0, 1.35)
Harrisburg Won, 7-6 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Long (1-1, 2.03) vs.
Mejia (0-0, 3.63)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Carolina,
11:00 a.m.
Whiting (3-1, 4.03) vs.
Clark (0-3, 6.12)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A


Syracuse 3 Indianapolis 1
• Voth (W, 2-1) 6IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Martin (SV, 6) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramsey 2-3, 2B, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-3, R, BB, SB

Caleb Ramsey drove in two, Austin Voth turned in six, and the Chiefs won, 3-1. The veteran OF singled and doubled to lead Syracuse’s offense, whch was held to seven hits and two walks. It was enough because Voth blanked Indianapolis for six innings, giving up six hits but no walks while fanning seven as he won his second game. Three relievers combined for one-run relief over the final innings with Erik Davis and Trevor Gott earning holds and Rafael Martin notching his sixth save. Roster move: OF Tony Campana activated from the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 7 Richmond 6
• Williams 5+ IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Harper (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Glover (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Soto 3-5, R, HR, 6RBI
• Collier 2-4, 3R, BB, RBI
• Difo 2-5, R, 2SB

Neftali Soto drove in six runs, including an Earl Weaver special in the 7th that proved to be the game-winner, as Harrisburg outslugged Richmond, 7-6. Austen Williams came off the DL to start and gave up single runs in the 3rd and 5th before he was chased in the 6th by a two-run homer to the second batter of the inning. He finished with four runs let in on 10 hits and a walk over five-plus innings. Bryan Harper retired the next three batters in order and got the benefit of Soto’s three-run homer with a win. Soto led the Harrisburg hit column with a 3-for-5 night, followed veterans Cutter Dykstra and Zach Collier, who both went 2-for-4.
Roster move: Activated RHP Austen Williams from the 7-Day DL.

Carolina 4 Potomac 3 (10 inn.)
• Fedde 6⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Bacus (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Stevenson 2-4, R, 2SB
• Mejia 2-4, R, 2B

Potomac tied it in the 9th to force extras but lost in the 10th to Carolina, 4-3. Erick Fedde pitched into the 7th for the first time this season, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out four. He threw 95 pitches, 60 for strikes. Dakota Bacus took over and retired eight of nine batters before giving up a leadoff triple and the game-winning single in the 10th to take the loss. Andrew Stevenson and Bryan Mejia both went 2-for-4 to account for four of the eight P-Nats hits.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 3
• A. Lee 5IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• Crownover (L, 3-1) 3⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, IBB, 5K, HBP
• Robles 2-5
• Gutierrez 2-4, R

The Suns also tied it late but lost in regulation, 4-3. Andrew Lee got yet another no-decision, charged with three unearned runs on two hits and three walks over five innings. Matthew Crownover wore the “L” despite pitching well (hey, that rhymes!) for three innings before giving up the game-winner on a single-HBP-SAC-single sequence in the 9th. The southpaw reliever struck out five of the first ten batters he faced. Victor Robles and Kelvin Gutierrez both singled twice as Hagerstown was held to just six hits and three walks (two by Ian Sagdal, who scored twice).

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 vs. Indianapolis,
6:35 p.m.
Hill (0-3, 2.81) vs.
Taillon (2-0, 1.19)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-5 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Giolito (0-2, 5.30) vs.
Beede (2-1, 4.15)
Potomac Won, 2-1 @ Lynchburg,
6:00 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 3.92) vs.
Merryweather (4-1, 0.60)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-0, 5.73) vs.
Keller (2-1, 0.96)


Buffalo 4 Syracuse 2
• Cole (L, 3-2) 3⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, 87-53 P-K
• Runion 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• den Dekker 1-4, R, K
• Skole 2-4, 2B, RBI, K
• Guys not named Matt 0-23, R, RBI, 10K

Buffalo erased an early 2-1 deficit with a three-run 4th as they took the game, 4-2 and split the series, 2-2. A.J. Cole took the loss, unable to make it out of the 4th with all four Bisons runs charged on five hits and three walks over three and 2/3rds innings. He gave up his fourth HR and struck out four. The offense managed to score twice on just three hits, aided by two Buffalo errors in the 4th inning.
Roster move: UT Jose Lozada placed on the 7-Day DL

Trenton 7 Harrisburg 5
• Mendez (L, 0-2) 3+ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Self 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Bostick 3-5, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-5, 3B, 2RBI
• Bautista 2-5, R, CS

The Thunder rolled for five in the 4th against the Senators to take a 6-3 lead and held off a late charge for a 7-5 win. Gilberto Mendez started in place of Reynaldo Lopez — no word on why — and was pummeled for six runs on eight hits and two walks over three-plus innings for the loss. Brenden Webb was the beer man as the Senators pounded out 14 hits, led by Chrisopher Bostick’s 3-for-5 effort and Wilmer Difo’s single and two-run triple while going 2-for-5.

Potomac 2 Frederick 1
• Valdez 7IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Ross (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Orlan (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Stevenson 3-4, SB, CS
• Masters 1-2, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

Phillips Valdez, Greg Ross, and R.C. Orlan combined on a one-hitter and outdueled Frederick’s trio of pitchers to take the game (and the series), 2-1. Valdez went seven inning for the third straight start, giving up the lone Keys hit and three walks while striking out three. Ross followed with a perfect 8th for the hold while Orlan worked around a walk for the save. Andrew Stevenson singled three times to push his BA to .340, which is fifth-best in the Carolina League, but David Masters was responsible for the two P-Nats runs with a two-run homer in the second.

Hagerstown 4 West Virginia 3
• Baez (W, 1-3) 5IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Rivera (S, 1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Tillero 2-4
• Sagdal 2-4, R

The Suns eked out another one, surviving another, um, Power surge late for a 4-3 win. Joan Baez spun five scoreless innings with just one hit and one walk allowed while fanning six. Veteran Trey Lambert followed with two goose eggs before West Virginia knocked him for two in the 8th. An error, single, and a sac fly in the 9th plated the final Power run as Mariano Rivera III earned his first save of 2016. Jorge Tillero, Ian Sagdal, and Victor Robles each had two hits as Hagerstown collected nine hits and one walk total for the game.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-0 @ Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Espino (1-2, 3.09) vs.
LeBlanc (2-1, 2.73)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-4 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Mapes (4-1, 3.41) vs.
Lail (1-2, 4.23)
Coshow (0-1, 2.89)
Potomac Postponed vs. Frederick,
6:35 p.m.
Reyes (2-2, 4.22) vs.
Grimes (3-1, 1.75)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Helton (1-1, 5.24)


Syracuse 5 Buffalo 0
• Laffey (W, 3-0) 6IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 3-4, R, SF, RBI, SB
• Ryan 3-5, 2-2B
• Severino 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI

Matt Skole’s Earl Weaver special in the 8th broke open a 1-0 game and Pedro Severino’s solo shot in the 9th put the cherry on top of a 5-0 Syracuse win over Buffalo. Four Chiefs pitchers combined on the two-hit shutout, starting with Aaron Laffey, who gave up both hits and both walks to the Bisons over the first six innings. Matt Grace, Nick Masset, and Rafael Martin each turned in a perfect inning of relief. Trea “When’s The Super-Two Date?” Turner went 3-for-4 with a run scored, a run driven in, and a stolen base led the 11-hit attack, matched by Brendan Ryan in the hit coulmn with a single and two doubles and a 3-for-5 mark.
Roster moves: OF Ben Revere MLB Rehab ended; OF Matt den Dekker optioned from Washington – no corresponding move yet.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 4
• Long (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Harper 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2SB, K
• Difo 2-3, R, 2SB, BB

The Senators nearly erased a 5-1 deficit after six with two in the 8th and a leadoff home run in the 9th. A walk put the tying run on with no outs, but a failed stolen base attempt, a whiff, and a groundout ended the comeback bid as the Thunder held on for a 5-4 win.
Jaron Long got the start against his former team and let in the first three runs on five hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds innings to suffer his first loss of 2016. Tablestters Rafael Bautista and Wilmer Difo ran wild, each singling twice, scoring once, and stealing two bases to account for four of the seven Harrisburg hits, one of the four walks, and one of the (gulp) 13 strikeouts.

Frederick vs. Potomac – PPD
Any farmer missing a calf today might want to look out on a rock as rain postponed Potomac for the second time this week and the fifth this season. They’ll make it up with a doubleheader on Thursday, June 9th.

Kannapolis 5 Hagerstown 3
• Avila (L, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 6K, HR
• Rivera 1IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Lora 0-1, R, 3BB
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B, BB
• 1-for-12 RISP, 8 LOB

The Intimidators ran Pedro Avila into the wall on the 1st lap with a three-run homer and raced to a 5-3 win and take the series from the Suns, 2-1. Avila recovered to put up four zeroes on the scoreboard to finish with three runs allowed (two earned) over five innings on three hits and three walk. He struck out six in his first loss of the season. The Hagerstown offense couldn’t undo the damage from defense (five errors) as they mustered just four hits. Edwin Lora was the sole batter to reach base more than once, taking three of the six bases-on-balls by the Suns.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 14-6 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Laffey (2-0, 2.00) vs.
Diamond (2-2, 2.83)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-4 @ Trenton,
6:30 p.m.
Long (1-0, 1.04) vs.
Lail (1-2, 4.23)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-2, 4.22) vs.
Grimes (3-1, 1.75)
Hagerstown Won, 7-0 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Avila (1-0, 2.25) vs.
Thompson (1-2, 5.01)


Syracuse 14 Buffalo 6
• Voth 6IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Davis (W, 3-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Turner 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI, SB
• Goodwin 3-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, 3R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

A touchdown in the 7th inning broke up a 5-5 tie as the Chiefs stampeded the Bisons, 14-6. Austin Voth was knocked around for five runs on on six hits, including a homer, over six innings. He walked two and struck out six. The win went to Erik Davis for pitching a scoreless 7th. Brian Goodwin went 3-for-5 with a HR and four RBI while Trea Turner singled once and doubled twice as the Chiefs pounded out 15 hits with every batter in the lineup hitting safely.

Hartford 8 Harrisburg 4
• Simms (L, 1-2) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Glover 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• N. Lee 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Bostick 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B

Hartford put up crooked numbers in three innings as they doubled up Harrisburg, 8-4. John Simms came off the DL to spin three innings but was the losing pitcher with two runs let in on two hits and a walk over three innings. Christopher Bostick led the Sens hit parade with a 3-for-4 night, followed by Wilmer Difo and Stephen Perez, who both went 2-for-4. Roster moves: Activated C Spencer Kieboom, RHP John Simms from the 7-Day DL; Placed RHP Austen Williams on the 7-Day DL retroactive to May 2; Reassigned C Jake Lowery to Auburn.

Frederick 5 Potomac 2
• Whiting 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K
• Ross (L, 0-1) 2IP, 1H, 3R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Marmolejos 1-3, R, 2B, BB, CS
• Carey 1-4, 2B

The P-Nats literally threw away the game in the 9th as the Keys scored three unearned runs on two throwing errors and a passed ball to win, 5-2. Starter Boone Whiting went the first seven innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while fanning four. Greg Ross, who took the loss, finished with two innings pitched, three unearned runs allowed on one hit and one walk, and two K’s. The Potmac offense was held to just five hits, with Jose “Orange” Marmolejos the sole batter to reach base twice with a walk and a double.

Hagerstown 7 Kannapolis 0
• A. Lee (W, 2-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K, WP, PO at 1B
• Crownover (SV, 1) 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Lora 4-5, 2-2B, 4RBI
• Wiseman 4-5, 3R, 3B, RBI
• Robles 3-5, R, RBI, OF assist at HP

Andrew Lee turned in his customary five strong innings and left with a 7-0 lead. Matthew Crownover baked four more donuts to complete the Hagerstown shutout of Kannapolis by the same score. Lee struck out six, walked none, and struck out six in his second win. Crownover gave up a hit and a walk and struck out three while earning his first save. Edwin Lora and Rhett Wiseman both went 4-for-5, with Lora driving in four and Wiseman scoring three times, as the Suns batters piled up 17 hits total.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (2-1, 5.09) vs.
Darnell (0-3, 3.00)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 vs. Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Lopez (0-3, 4.91) vs.
Marquez (2-1, 1.71)
Potomac Winning, 4-2
(Suspended, Top 5th)
@ Lynchburg,
5:30 p.m.
Fedde (1-2, 4.91) vs.
Sheffield (2-1, 3.33)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4;
Won, 4-1
OFF DAY N/A


Syracuse 1 Rochester 0
• Espino (W, 1-2) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Gott (H, 3) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martin (SV, 4) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Skole 2-3, RBI
• Severino 2-3

Three Syracuse pitchers combined on a seven-hit, 1-0 shutout of Rochester. Paolo Espino started and went the first seven innings, giving up just four hits, no walks, and striking out five. Trevor Gott worked around two singles in the 8th for the hold. Rafael Martin put on the lead runner and issued an intentional walk but neither runner made it past second as he earned his fourth save. Matt Skole and Pedro Severino both went 2-for-3 with Skole driving in Trea Turner for the game’s only run.
Roster move: C Nick Rickles reassigned to XST.

Harrisburg 5 Hartford 4
• Mapes (W, 4-1) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP; 2-2, 2R, 2B, SAC
• Glover 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bautista 3-4, R, SB
• Bostick 2-4, 2RBI
• Dykstra 2-4, R, 2B

The Sens rallied from a 3-1 deficit and held off a late charge by the Yard Goats to take the series opener, 5-4. Tyler Mapes contributed to his own cause with a sacrifice, a single, and a double while scoring twice. On the mound, he turned in a quality start of three runs allowed on four hits and two walks over six innnings and earned his fourth win. Rafael Bautista led the hit column with three singles and his 12th stolen base while Christopher Bostick, Shawn Pleffner, and Cutter Dykstra each had two hits in Harrisburg’s 12-hit parade.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 2 – SUSP.
• Estevez 4IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Mejia 2-2, 2B, 2RBI
• Marmolejos 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Rain interrupted play in the top of the 5th, in which Potomac was leading Lynchburg, 4-2. They’ll try to complete it tonight with a seven-inning game afterwards.

Rome 5 Hagerstown 4 – GAME ONE
• J. Rodriguez (L, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 3K
• Rivera 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Robles 2-4, R
• Schrock 1-3, BB, 2RBI

Rome broke through in the top of the 5th with three runs to take a 5-2 lead. Hagerstown rallied for two in the bottom of the 7th but fell one run short to lose the opener, 5-4. Jefry Rodriguez gave up all five Braves runs on six hits and three walks and struck out three but lost for the second time. Mariano Rivera III followed with two scoreless innings. Victor Robles led the Suns hit column with a 2-for-4 game while Max Schrock drove in two while reaching base twice on a single and a walk.

Hagerstown 4 Rome 1 – GAME TWO
• Baez 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 5BB, 3K
• Pantoja (W, 3-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 2-3, 2B
• Robles 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Victor Robles’s two-run shot in the last of the 5th put the game away as the Suns split the doubleheader with a 4-1 win in the second game. Joan Baez wobbled through four innings with five walks but escaped with only one run and two hits given up. Jorge Pantoja won for the third time in five appearances with two scoreless innings of relief while Tommy Peterson pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for his third save. Kelvin Gutierrez and Jeff Gardner both reached base twice as Hagerstown collected seven hits and two walks total for the game.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Espino (0-2, 4.41) vs.
Wheeler (0-0, 1.29)
Harrisburg Won, 9-3 vs. Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Mapes (3-1, 3.13) vs.
Hernandez (2-1, 5.28)
Potomac Cancelled @ Lynchburg, Estevez (0-1, 3.78) vs.
Brady (2-1, 4.43)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Rome,
12:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (2-1, 2.33) and TBD vs.
Fried (0-1, 3.50) and TBD


Syracuse 5 Pawtucket 4 (10 inn.)
• Laffey 4IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 2K
• Martin (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Turner 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
• Ballou 2-4, 2B
• Sizemore 2-5, 2B

After falling behind 4-0 after four and a 1/2 innings, the Chiefs chipped away with single runs in five of the next six innings to walk off with a 5-4 win in extras and complete the four-game sweep of the PawSox. Aaron Laffey started and labored through four innings, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two. The win went to Rafael Martin for pitching a perfect frame in the 10th. Trea Turner reached base four times with a walk, two singles, and a double while Scott Sizemore and Isaac Ballou both collected a single and a double as the trio acocunted for seven of the ten Syracuse hits.
Roster move: C Pedro Severino optioned from Washington. No corresponding move yet.

Harrisburg 9 Bowie 3
• Long (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K
• N. Lee (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 5K, 2WP, 3-1 IR-S
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, 3B, SB
• Collier 3-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Web 2-3, R, HR, BB, 4RBI

Harrisburg put up crooked numbers in two of their first three “ups” to jump to a 4-0 lead and tripled up Bowie, 9-3 to prevent the four-game sweep. Newcome Jaron Long got the win in his second outing, allowing an unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Bowie pulled within one in the 6th when Dakota Bacus let in one on two singles and an error and Nick Lee walked in the other before striking out five of the eight batters he faced (yes, he walked the other three) over an inning and 2/3rds. Zach Collier was a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run while driving in three. Brenden Webb also went deep and drove in four as the Senators pounded out 12 hits total.

Potomac vs. Wilmington – CNCLD
Take your pick of rain or wet grounds, Blue Rocks vs. P-Nats XV was canceled and won’t be made up because the two teams won’t meet again until the second half. Second-place Potomac travels to first-place Lynchburg for three before returning to the Pfitz on Thursday.

Hagerstown vs. Rome – PPD
Likewise, the rains in Western Maryland put the Rome-Hagerstown series on ice until today… weather permitting.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 2.00) vs.
Elias (0-1, 3.86)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
A. Williams (0-3, 11.37) vs.
C. Lee (3-0, 2.95)
Potomac Won, 5-1 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Valdez (3-1, 5.40) vs.
Lovvorn (0-4, 4.50)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 vs. Rome,
6:05 p.m.
Avila (0-0, 3.86) vs.
Weigel (1-1, 3.27)


Syracuse 3 Pawtucket 1
• Hill 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 6K, HR
• J. Gutierrez (W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Martinson 4-5, 2B, RBI
• Goodwin 1-3, BB, RBI

The Chiefs took advantage of three errors in the 9th to score twice and turn a 2-1 defeat into a 3-2 walkoff win over the PawSox. Trea Turner reached on an error, stole second, took third on a dropped third strike that the catcher threw wide of first trying to retire Kevin Keyes, and scored on Jason Martinson’s fourth hit of the night. The gamewinner, scored by Jose Lozada in place of Keyes, came when PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero hit the baserunner at second trying to get an out on Martinson’s IF single. The miscues made a winner of J.C. Gutierrez, who stranded two in the 8th with a double-play ball and set the side down in order in the 9th. Taylor Hill got the start and went the first six innings, giving up both Pawtucket runs on six hits and two walks. Roster move: J.C. Gutierrez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Bowie 4 Harrisburg 3
• Giolito 4IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, 77-44 P-K
• Mendez (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Bautista 0-1, 3BB, SB(10), OF assist at 2B
• Collier 1-4, R, 3B, RBI

Harrisburg took advantage of a walk and two errors to score three runs in the first two innings on just one hit but it wasn’t enough as Bowie chipped away and scored four unanswered runs for a 4-3 win. Lucas Giolito failed to go five innings for the fourth time in as many starts, laboring through four innings on 77 pitches (just 44 for strikes). He let in three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks wiule striking out four. Gilberto Mendez was charged with the loss with one run allowed on two hits and a walk over an inning and 2/3rds.
Zach Collier’s triple in the 2nd drove in the second Sens run while Stephen Perez’s bunt single accounted for the second and final hit of the night. Roster move: RHP Koda Glover reassigned from Potomac, replacing J.C. Gutierrez.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 1
• Reyes (W, 2-2) 5⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K, WP
• M. Sanchez 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Abreu 2-3, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Stevenson 1-2, R, 2BB, SB(10)
• Mejia 2-4, R, 3B, E(5)

The P-Nats may have shaken their losing ways at the Pfitz Last Night In Woodbridge.

Roster move: LHP Matthew Spann reassigned from XST, replacing Koda Glover.

Hagerstown 3 Rome 1
• A. Lee 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Pantoja (W, 2-0) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 2-4, R, CS(5), OF assist at 2B
• Schrock 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2B, RBI, E(5)

Andrew Lee pitches five strong innings, leaves with a no-decision. In other news, Suns rallied for two in the bottom of the 8th to break a 1-1 tie and beat the Braves, 3-1. Lee allowed the lone Rome run on three hits and no walks while striking out one. Jorge Pantoja tossed three scoreless to earn the win while Tommy Peterson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Kelvin Gutierrez extended his hit streak to 10 games with his fifth straight multihit game, joined by Victor Robles and Max “For Those About To” Schrock with a 2-for-4 night with a run scored.
Roster moves: RHP Ronald Pena placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Trey Lambert assigned from Washington.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-1 vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
T. Hill (0-1, 2.87) vs.
B. Johnson (1-2, 2.51)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Giolito (0-1, 2.31) vs.
Bridwell (0-0, 5.14)
Potomac Postponed vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 5.17) vs.
Rodgers (1-1, 3.52)
Hagerstown Losing, 6-5
(Suspended, darkness)
vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
A. Lee (1-0, 2.25) vs.
Soroka (0-2, 1.80)


Syracuse 3 Pawtucket 1
• Cole (W, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Martin (SV, 3) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Skole 3-4
• Revere 2-3, R, RBI

The Chiefs scored once in the 1st and twice in the 2nd and cruised to a 3-1 win over the PawSox. A.J. Cole bounced back from getting smelted by the IronPigs with six shutout innings, allowing four hits and two walks with two whiffs on just 85 pitches. Rafael Martin worked around a single in the 9th with a popup and two strikeouts for his third save. Rehabbing Ben Revere was sterling with two singles and a run scored while Matt Skole led the Syracuse hit column with three singles in four at at-bats.
Roster move: C Nick Rickles assigned from XST.

Hartford vs. Harrisburg – PPD
Rain washed out the finale of the “road” series between Hartford and Harrisburg. No word on when it will be made up (or where).

Myrtle Beach vs. Potomac – PPD
Likewise, the combination of wet grounds and continual drizzle sent the Pelicans home early. They’ll try to make it up with a doubleheader on Thursday, June 16th.

Asheville 6 Hagerstown 5 – SUSP., 5 inn.
• DeRosier 3⅓ IP, 11H, 6R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K
• Crownover 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-0 IR-S
• Schrock 3-3, 2R, RBI
• Gutierrez 2-3, R, 2B, SB
• Page 2-3, R, 2RBI

The lights went out on the Tourists and Suns, forcing the game to be suspended after five full with the score 6-5 in favor of Asheville. Matt DeRosier got the start but was strafed for six runs (three earned) on 11 hits and two walks over three and a 1/3rd inning. Hagerstown changed the Matt from DeRosier to Crownover, who stranded two in the 4th by rolling a double play and got three flyouts in the 5th. Kelvin Gutierrez extended his hit streak to nine with his third straight multi-hit game, and combined with Max Schrock, Matt Page, and Ian Sagdal for all eight Suns hits.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (1-1, 7.71) vs.
B. Johnson (1-2, 2.51)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 “@” Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Giolito (0-1, 2.31) vs.
Freeland (3-1, 1.13)
Potomac Lost, 5-1 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 5.17) vs.
Clifton (0-2, 4.15)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-7 @ Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-0, 4.20) vs.
Craig (0-0, 4.22)


Syracuse – OFF DAY
The rain and cold weather has followed the Chiefs from southern New England to central New York, but it does appear that they might play tonight and begin a four-game series in Syracuse.
Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington; OF Ben Revere assigned on MLB rehab.

Hartford 4 Harrisburg 1
• Lopez (L, 0-3) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Bacus 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Collier 1-3, R
• Difo 1-4, RBI

Hartford got all the runs they would need in the 1st but scored, um, insurance runs in the 3rd and 5th for a 4-1 win over Harrisburg. Reynaldo Lopez lost for the third time in four starts and gave up his fifth home run. He was charged with all four Yard Goat runs on seven hits and and two walks while setting down six on strikes. Dakota Bacus tossed two perfect innings of relief, which might have been useful had the Senators offense mustered more than four hits (albeit against the E.L.’s #1 staff by a trailer-park wide margin – 1.71 ERA to 2.89 ERA). Wilmer Difo singled in Zach Collier to break up the shutout to score the lone (unearned) Harrisburg run.
Roster moves: C Spender Kieboom placed on the 7-Day DL; C Jake Lowery assigned from Washington.

Myrtle Beach 5 Potomac 1
• Whiting (L, 3-1) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 5K, 2HR, WP
• VanVossen 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 2-3, BB, RBI
• Marmolejos 1-3, BB

Likewise, the Pelicans scored all they needed early and kept the P-Nats bats cool on a chilly night Woodbridge. Boone Whiting was taken deep twice, both times just after defensive lapses, to give up four runs total on six hits and a walk and suffer his first loss. Mick VanVossen hurled two scoreless to keep the game close, but the offense was held to just five hits and couldn’t cash in the five walks they drew. Raudy Read singled twice and walked once while driving in the lone Potomac run.

Asheville 14 Hagerstown 7
• Baez (L, 0-3) 3⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 5K, HR, WP
• Pantoja 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 1-2, R, RBI, 2BB, SB
• Gutierrez 2-4, R, 2B
• Robles 2-5, CS

Both teams scored six times in the 8th but Asheville still prevailed, 14-7 to take a second straight from Hagerstown. Joan Baez took the loss, with two runs let in on three hits over three and a 1/3rd innings. He struck out five and walked five. Neither Connor Bach nor Luis Torres could contain the Tourists, giving up a combined 11 runs over three and 2/3rds. The Suns struck out 10 times but took advantage of five Asheville errors to score seven times on 10 hits. Ian Sagdal led the way with a single and two walks while scoring one, driving in one, and stealing a base.